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  • History News Summer 2017

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: History Organizations as a Third Place by Carol Kammen; The Whole is Greater:Have You Eaten Today? by Ashley Bouknight; Understanding and Interpreting the American Experience in World War I by Jennifer D. Keene; Steve Lubar Ruins Everything: Why Historical Societies Need Experts, Even When It Hurts by Marjory O'Toole; If You Are Slowly Improving Citizens, You Get a Better City by Heidi Legg and Marieke Van Damme; Museums in Motion Today by Juilee Decker; Leaning In to Teachable Moments by Dina A. Bailey. Summer 2017.

  • History News Summer 2018

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. 

    Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: The Stuff of History by Carol Kammen; The Whole is Greater: Getting in the Door Is the Battle by Alima Bucciantini; New Directions for La Casa Cordova: Recentering the Latinx Past and Present in Tucson by Lydia R. Otero; Failing Forward: NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South by Kate Baillon, Janeen Bryant, and Kamille Bostick; Giving Upsale Its Best Shot: Returning a House Museum to a Private Residence by David Young, Thompson Mayes, and Carrie Villar; Public History in Hong Kong: A Survey by Benjamin Hruska; Awards Spotlight: Scripture Rocks Heritage Park by Melinda Meyer; Technical Leaflet #283: Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations by Jamie Simek; Reviews: Fostering Family History Services: A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers (rev. Lila Teresa Church); Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Practical Guide for Museums (rev. Christina Bulow). Summer 2018.

  • History News Winter 2015

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: One Saturday: Two Takes by Carol Kammen; History Bytes: Looking Forward by Tim Grove; It Goes On by Garrison Keillor; Reflections on the Journey by Marilyn Carlson Nelson; Sharing Human Experience: The Story of Hole in the Day by Anton Treuer; It’s About the Story! A Revolution in Interpreting the Past by Rick Beard; Technical Leaflet #269: Improving Financial Management by Stacy L. Klingler and Laura B. Roberts. Winter 2015.

  • History News Winter 2016

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: The Local Historian as Public Intellectual by Carol Kammen; The Value of History: When History and Memory Collide by W. Todd Groce; Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton by Rob DeHart; For the Love of History: The Benefits of Collections-Based Research by Katheryn P. Viens; We Are All in This Together: Twenty-First-Century Museum Leadership by Karen Whitehair; International Students Encounter Local History by Sarah E. Elia; Award Winner Spotlight: Lombard Historical Society by Jason Crabill; Technical Leaflet #273: Demonstrating Relevance by Mark Sundlov. Winter 2016.

  • History News Winter 2017

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: Encounters with History by Carol Kammen; The Whole is Greater: My Turn to Tell the Story: Internships for People of Color by Monica S. Moncada; Value of History: History is Hot Right Now: Can That Help Save the Profession? by Jason Steinhauer; The Museum as Center for Social Innovation by Jasper Visser; The Many Voices of a Historic House by Jane Mitchell Eliasof; Embezzlement: Is It Our Dirty Little Secret? by Max A. van Balgooy; Like a Phoenix: Opportunities in the Aftermath of Disaster by Samantha M. Engel; Award Winner Spotlight: Windsor Historical Society: A Please Touch Historic House Tour by Christine Ermenc, Christina Vida, and Scott Wands. Winter 2017.

  • History News Winter 2019

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. This is History News Winter 2019 Volume 74, #1.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. 

    Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: A Multitude, Not a Monolith by Carol Kammen; The Whole is Greater: Let Your Partners Lead the Way by Leslie Lorance; Truth, Consequences, and History by Dan Snow; Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites by the National Summit on Teaching Slavery; Citizen Historians, U.S. Newspapers, and the History of the Holocaust by David Klevan and Eric Schmalz; Disney, History, and Uses of the Past in Walt Disney’s Worlds by Jason S. Lantzer, Ph.D.; Award Winner Spotlight Recovering Alaska’s People and Places by Brandi Burns; Book Reviews: Teaching with Primary Sources (rev. Marietta Carr); Museums Involving Communities: Authentic Connections (rev. Inez S. Wolins); Doing History with Joseph McGill,The Slave Dwelling Project; Technical Leaflet #285: Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices by the National Summit on Teaching Slavery; History News Winter 2019 Volume 74, #1

  • Live Webinar: Choosing a Collections Management System

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 07/30/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Choosing a Collections Management System is an AASLH continuing education event presented by speakers Shelia Carey and Jessica Jenkins on July 30, 2019. This webinar will help participants plan the process of acquiring a CMS for the first time or changing to a new one.

    Is your organization planning on acquiring a Collections Management System (CMS)? This webinar will help you plan the process whether you are acquiring a CMS for the first time or changing to a new one. You’ll learn about the important steps in putting together an RFP and how to prepare for a transition into a new system. 

    Speakers Shelia Carey and Jessica Jenkins are co-authors of the forthcoming Technical Leaflet: Choosing a Collections Management System. Webinar participants will receive a copy of the Technical Leaflet.

    Details:

    DATE: July 30, 2019

    TIME: 3:00 - 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

    COST: $40 AASLH Members / $65 Nonmembers

    Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.

    Speakers:

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    Sheila Carey has worked for over 20 years in the heritage information field, first at the Getty Information Institute, and, since 1998 at the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). She researches digital cultural content presentation, use and retrieval with a particular interest in online collections. Recently Sheila has been working on updating CHIN’s collections management system products and working with the CHIN team to advance CHIN’s linked data work.

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    Jessica D. Jenkins is the Curator at Minnetrista in Muncie. She holds a BA in History from Quincy University, Quincy, IL, and an MA in Public History from Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. Ms. Jenkins has been working in museums and cultural institutions for over ten years, specializing in collection and exhibition curation. In addition to developing and designing numerous exhibitions focused on local history and fine art, Ms. Jenkins has also authored several publications on topics ranging from woman suffrage to World War I poster art. She has worked extensively with educators, overseen environmental monitoring programs, and executed collections management, registration duties, and policy development. In 2017 she participated in Developing History Leaders @ the Seminar for Historical Administration. Ms. Jenkins currently serves on the Collection Management Software Task Force for the American Association for State and Local History, and is a member of the LGBT Advisory Committee at the Indiana Historical Society. 

  • Live Webinar: Get Ready to Plan Strategically!

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 06/25/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Get Ready to Plan Strategically! is an AASLH continuing education event presented by speaker Anne Ackerson on June 25, 2019. This webinar will cut through the mystery and (perceived) misery of planning to introduce participants to the process and language of strategic planning. This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in the topic of strategic planning. This is StEPs Lab 18.

    Strategic planning can be a daunting task for many organizations. Lack of time or resources are frequently cited barriers to planning, yet having no mission-driven direction tied to performance measures is risky. This 90-minute webinar will cut through the mystery and (perceived) misery of planning to introduce participants to the process and language of strategic planning. 

    In “Get Ready to Plan Strategically!” guest speaker Anne Ackerson will discuss the important preparations necessary for meaningful and productive strategic planning. She will also present models for strategic plan formats, address community input and visioning.  

    This AASLH webinar is part of the StEPs Lab webinar series offered to both StEPs participants and all others interested in the topic of strategic planning. Applying what you learn in a StEPs Lab to your policies and practices helps your organization make meaningful progress. Learn more about StEPs, AASLH’s self-study, self-paced assessment program designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions.  

    This is StEPs Lab 18.

    Details:

    DATE: June 25, 2019

    TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

    COST: $40 Members / $65 Nonmembers / $15 discount for StEPs participants with promo code found on StEPs Community website 

    Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.

    Participant Outcomes:

    After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

    • Understand the difference between strategic and long range planning;
    • Learn other planning definitions like vision, goals, objectives, and tasks and understand the importance of being unified and consistent in the terms your planning group will use;
    • Learn what needs to be done before board, staff, and others gather for the first strategic planning session;
    • Understand that there are a variety of strategic plan formats and your organization should choose one that meets its needs, and
    • Be inspired to trust in the strategic planning process, see it through to the completion of the plan, and use it!

    Speaker:

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    Anne Ackerson is co-author with Joan H. Baldwin of the publications Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace and Leadership Matters: Conversations with History Museum Leaders. Ackerson is also a co-founder of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM).

  • Live Webinar: New Member Orientation (July 2019)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 07/17/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

    Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

    As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

    This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered every other month, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

    Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!


    Details:

    Date: July 17, 2019

    Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm Eastern (Please adjust for your timezone!)

    Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

    Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.


    About the Instructor:

    Darah Fogarty is the Marketing Coordinator at AASLH, where she is responsible for all large-scale communications and manages AASLH’s online presence, social media, and Career Center, all with the goal of improving the AASLH member experience. Darah is a native of Montana and a recent transplant to Nashville, TN. She holds a BA in Communications, with an emphasis in Organzational Communication, as well as an MBA from the University of Montana.

  • Live Webinar: StEPs Welcome or Refresher (June 2019)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    StEPs Welcome or Refresher is an AASLH continuing education event presented by Cherie Cook, AASLH Senior Program Manager. All organizations enrolled in StEPs are invited to take part in this free orientation/refresher webinar to learn three different approaches for using the workbook, how to access the StEPs website, getting recognition for progress made by your organization, and more. This webinar is only for organizations that have paid the StEPs enrollment fee. Organizations considering the program are invited to watch the “Is it Time for Your Organization to Enroll in StEPS?” webinar recording at https://aaslh.org/programs/steps/ or register for the live event on May 1, 2019 at https://learn.aaslh.org/p/event-stepsready-2019may.

    Is your organization one of the 1,000+ museums or historic sites enrolled in AASLH’s StEPs program? Perhaps you are new to the program, or maybe your organization enrolled some time ago but now needs to dust off its StEPs workbook after a long hiatus.

    All organizations enrolled in StEPs are invited to take part in this free orientation/refresher webinar to learn three different approaches for using the workbook, how to access the StEPs website, getting recognition for progress made by your organization, and more. We’ll also answer your questions about StEPs and show you a few examples of organizations that have successfully used the program to make meaningful changes. 

    Note: This webinar is only for organizations that have paid the StEPs enrollment fee. Organizations considering the program are invited to watch the “Is it Time for Your Organization to Enroll in StEPS?” webinar recording at https://aaslh.org/programs/steps/ or register for the live event on May 1, 2019 at https://learn.aaslh.org/p/event-stepsready-2019may.

    Speaker: Cherie Cook, AASLH Senior Program Manager

    Details:

    DATE: June 19, 2019

    TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

    COST: FREE

    Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.