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Introduction to Archives, March 28-31, 2022 – sold out!

Date & Time: March 28-31, 2022, from 9am–12pm each day

Location: Online (Zoom/Google Classroom)

Instructor: Sharon Murray, CNSA’s Archives Advisor

Enrollment: maximum 16 (this course is now full)

Introduction to Archives provides an overview archives and archival practice. The course will be taught online by our Archives Advisor, Sharon Murray, across four half-day sessions. The bulk of the learning is done in class through lectures, discussions, and activities, but some reading may be required between sessions. By the end of the course, students should be able to distinguish archival records from other types of records, recognize risks to preserving archival materials, know what a fonds is an how it’s organized, plus have a basic understanding of the seven core archival functions: acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description, and access & reference.

This course is part of the CNSA Archival Certificate Program. Those wanting to complete the Certificate Program will need to submit an assignment following the course to demonstrate their comprehension of the content.


  • CNSA member: $95
  • Non-member: $140
  • Group of 2-4 from a member institution: $75 per person
  • Group of 5+ from a member institution: $50 per person

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