Archive for the ‘Annual Meeting’ Category

  • Expectations are a two-way street (or maybe something more akin to a clover-leaf interstate exchange?).  During our session “Who’s Shoulding on Your Fundraising Efforts?” at the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting, my colleagues and I hoped to address how expectations by both staff and board members can lead to challenges raising money: in other words, how […]

  • In September, thanks to the Small Museums Scholarship, I was able to attend my first AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Like so many others at AASLH, I was coming from a very small institution, the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library, with a staff of just three. SBMAL is an archive with a unique collection that […]

  • When I heard the AASLH Annual Meeting was going to be in Austin, Texas in September, I knew I had to figure out a way to get there. I work at a small history museum, which is a wonderful place to be, but unfortunately, I did not have any money in the budget to spare […]

  • The 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin yielded some very rich discussions about women’s history and the direction of the Women’s History Affinity Group (WHAG) through both panel sessions and the annual luncheon.  The annual WHAG luncheon brought together women’s history scholars and practitioners for a collaborative planning session to strategize about the future of WHAG and review major issues including: women […]

  • Like many attendees of the AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin this year, I found it difficult to engage in conversations about history while our current events were so troubling. It’s ironic that as the nation debated transferring Confederate monuments to museum collections, museum professionals gathered and discussed what that would look like, and how we as history […]

  • Thanks to the Small Museums Scholarship program, I was able to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting last month in Austin, Texas. One of our 2017 goals at the Stevens County Historical Society has been to increase our community outreach and engagement, so it was exciting to participate in an entire conference dedicated to the same goal. And while […]

  • Conferences offer a break from the daily norm of our jobs and a chance to learn something new and meet other practitioners. It is a time to reset, recharge, and reinvigorate our passion for the work we do. Reviewing the line-up for #AASLH17: I AM History, I was initially drawn to the session topics and the Tejano tour, […]

  • Thanks to financial support from the Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity fund, I was able to attend the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. As a new member and first-time attendee, I came in as a curious outsider: I’m currently an archivist by training and trade. As such, I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d […]

  • September 6-9, the week of the AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, was a heavy one.  Being inundated with images of natural disasters and of hate, speaking about museums and public history work appeared frivolous in the beginning. However, the conference was the correct antidote, at least for me personally. I was one of the […]

  • As a winner of one of the Douglas Evelyn Scholarships for Diversity, I felt extremely honored and excited to attend my first AASLH Annual Meeting. I have been to other museum conferences before, but attending the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting was unlike anything I have experienced. Everyone was warm and friendly from the start to […]