Archive for the ‘Administration’ Category

  • Indianapolis, IN—Nearly fifty leaders in the management of history organizations will gather in Indianapolis in November as part of Developing History Leaders @SHA, formerly known as the Seminar for Historical Administration. Three dozen nationally-recognized leaders will facilitate discussions on the best and future practices for executive management and leadership at museums, archives, historical societies, preservation organizations, […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 900 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations. Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting […]

  • The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington has announced the appointment of Kara Blond as the Society’s new Executive Director, effective September 2017. Blond is currently Director of Exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. She will lead the Society’s day-to-day operations and the planning, design, construction, and programming of the Lillian […]

  • Did you ever have to write the typical “What I Did on Summer Vacation” essay on the first day of school? It seems like it was a rite of passage to talk about vacations, camps, and exciting days as you started back to school. Since we are at the beginning of summer, I wondered about […]

  • Over the weekend, I was having a conversation with my husband, who works for a regional financial institution. He told me that his company recently hired a Chief Storyteller. Their job is to travel throughout their region to gather stories from fellow employees and clients about how they used the bank to achieve financial confidence. […]

  • One of the founding objectives of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH is to “[foster] mentoring, professional development, and strongly encourage young women to strive for leadership positions within their professional organizations. The “Women Who Mentor” blog series asks successful women from across the field to share their experiences and advice with women, as […]

  • We are proud to announce the slate of candidates for four open spots on the AASLH Council and two spots on our Leadership Nominating Committee.  The Council sets policy and provides leadership for the Association, is responsible for strategic planning, and represents AASLH members and the field at large. The Leadership Nominating Committee works with […]

  • We all know most non-profits run on volunteers.  Working at a small historical society, this is especially true. When I first started my job in Spring of 2015, I was faced with a rather small volunteer force. I wasn’t sure how to go about initiating change and growing the volunteer base, so I made it […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 800+ organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” series highlights accomplishments by the participating organizations.  Join us each month to read how StEPs is helping these organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of […]

  • Mentors, Learners, Power

    February 1st, 2017

    This article was originally published in November 2016 on the blog of Developing History Leaders @SHA, a three-week historic administration seminar AASLH puts on every year along with several partners. It was written during the seminar. History workers speak about the power of impact.  A researcher’s archival discovery connects an African-American neighborhood with the hidden […]