Nick Skaggs, Manuscripts Processing Archivist in Special Collections, received the 2018 A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship from the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA). Skaggs is using the scholarship to attend the DAS (Digital Archives Specialist) Bootcamp at the University of Seattle in June. By attending the Bootcamp, Skaggs will earn credits towards obtaining a DAS Certificate, a continuing education program certificate offered by the Society of American Archivists.
The scholarship is named after the first president of SSA, A. Otis Hebert, Jr., and is intended to further professional training of working archivists in the Southwest. The scholarship is for an amount up to $1000 and may support attendance at a workshop, archival institute, the SSA annual meeting or other archival continuing education activity. Skaggs is required to write an article for SSA’s newsletter, The Southwestern Archivist, describing the workshop attended and how he benefited from it.