Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category

  • It’s called StEPs (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations) and it is AASLH’s entry level assessment program for small- to mid-sized history organizations. Introduced to the field in late 2009 after an IMLS grant funded its development, there are now almost 1,000  organizations across the country using StEPs as a structure for identifying needed […]

  • When it comes to choosing a museum to work or intern at, many questions may come to mind. Where is the museum located? What type of objects does the museum collect? How many staff members are employed full-time? What’s the museum’s operating budget? What are the museum’s short and long-term goals? A recent job change […]

  • 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 […]

  • AASLH is proud to announce the first participants to complete the Small Museum Pro! certificate program. In 2017, AASLH has been able to offer all five Small Museum Pro! courses for the first time since the launch of the first class in 2014. Each online course (Collections Management, Caring for Museum Collections, Leadership and Administration […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Annual Meeting in Austin for our session “Next Steps: Navigating Career Pathways with People Who’ve Been There.” As we reflect on our experiences, we would like to thank the group of professionals who served as advisers by offering their words of wisdom and advice to all […]

  • We are excited to announce that AASLH is the recipient of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to improve and expand our Continuing Education program. Beginning with an assessment of the association’s current continuing education and professional development programs, we will examine how the historical community’s training needs have been served, and how organizations […]

  • 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, […]

  • As we prepare for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, the Educators and Interpreters Affinity Group Committee is trying an experiment. We’re giving presenters who are chairing sessions with education and interpretation themes a chance to give readers a little more information about them – a teaser, if you will. We’ll share two to three sessions each week. We […]