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  • Recorded Webinar: Break the Budget Bubble: How to Build and Read Budgets

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/20/2019

    Break the Budget Bubble: How to Build and Read Budgets is an AASLH Continuing Education webinar recorded on March 20, 2019. This webinar is about budgets and financial literacy. The presenter is Becky Beaulieu. This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in financial management. This is StEPs Lab 16.

    For many people working in the history field, budgeting was not part of their training nor is it in their comfort zone. But financially sustainable history organizations do not happen by chance—it takes planning and regular attention to budgeting.

    This 90-minute webinar provides an introduction to budget/financial literacy with guest instructor Becky Beaulieu, author of Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Becky will discuss basic terminology including types of budgets, income, and expenses along with how to create and evaluate a budget so you can prepare for informed and cyclical budget planning. Join us for this valuable lesson on budgeting that will prove useful for years to come.

    This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in financial management. This is StEPs Lab 16.

    Details:

    RECORDED DATE: March 20, 2019

    Description and Outcomes:

    Participant Outcomes:

    • Learn basic budgeting terminology and development processes such as forecasting and evaluation;
    • Feel more confident about creating project and operating budgets, and 
    • Be aware of museum standards related to budgeting and steps their organization can take to meet those standards.

    Speakers:

    Rebekah Beaulieu, Ph.D. is the Director of Florence Griswold Museum, an art museum, National Landmark historic house, and thirteen acres of gardens and grounds in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Becky is on the boards of the New England Museum Association and Connecticut Humanities, on the faculty of AASLH’s History Leadership Institute, and a member of the AASLH Finance Committee. She is an AAM Accreditation Commissioner and board member for the AAM Historic Houses and Sites Professional Network. 

  • Recorded Webinar: Bringing the Past to the Present Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites & Museums

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Bringing the Past to the Present Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites & Museums is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. This event is presented by Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson.

    Bringing the Past to the Present Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites & Museums is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. This event is presented by Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson. Are you interested in connecting your site’s history with a current issue? Or wondering how you can use your site to spark dialogue and encourage visitors to take action? Or to navigate sensitive conversations with co-workers and visitors who might be resistant to discussing contemporary topics? This interactive webinar will explore how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. Using Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site as a case study, speakers Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson will discuss their work linking the past and the present through the stories of incarceration. The presenters will discuss their site’s progression from solely interpreting the past to interpreting both historic and current events. They will also provide participants with a toolkit of actionable steps and resources that can be scaled up or down, depending on the size of each participant’s site.

  • Recorded Webinar: Building Knowledge: How to Gather Documentation on Historic Sites and Landscapes

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/21/2015

    Building Knowledge: Documentation on Historic Sites and Landscapes is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the various reports and documents that organizations will want to compile and keep on the historic structures and landscapes they own or manage. This event is presented by Rachel Leibowitz. This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in historic preservation. This is StEPs Lab 4.

    Building Knowledge: Documentation on Historic Sites and Landscapes is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the various reports and documents that organizations will want to compile and keep on the historic structures and landscapes they own or manage. This event is presented by Rachel Leibowitz. If it’s true that “knowledge is power,” then organizations that own or manage historic structures and landscapes need all the knowledge they can get.

    In this StEPs Lab webinar, we discuss the various reports and documents that organizations will want to compile and keep on the historic structures and landscapes they own or manage. Hear guest speaker Rachel Leibowitz, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, discuss how to find someone to research and write Historic Structures and other reports, existing studies you may not be aware of, and the types of information that can be gleaned from these documents.

    Leibowitz is the Manager of the Preservation Services Division of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. She has served as a historian for Federal Programs at the Texas Historical Commission in Austin, and also has worked in two Chicago architecture firms and in the City of Chicago’s Historic Preservation Division. Leibowitz has taught courses in cultural landscape preservation and landscape history at the University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Paid and unpaid staff, volunteers, and board members from organizations of all sizes will benefit from this recording. Participants enrolled in AASLH’s StEPs program will benefit from a discussion on how they can meet performance indicators related to the topic.

    This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in historic preservation. This is StEPs Lab 4.

    Applying what you learn in a Lab to your policies and practices helps your organization make meaningful progress. The more progress you make, the more boxes you can check off in the StEPs workbook. The more boxes you check off, the more Bronze, Silver, and Gold certificates your organization earns. And that translates into more credibility, more support, and an organization that is a valuable asset to its community for many more years to come.  

  • Recorded Webinar: Caring for Historic Cemeteries

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/06/2018

    How do you care for an historic cemetery? This AASLH webinar, presented by Jason Church, addresses the most important and pressing issues to be addressed in basic care of historic cemeteries.

    How do you care for an historic cemetery? This AASLH webinar, presented by Jason Church, addresses the most important and pressing issues to be addressed in basic care of historic cemeteries.

    Details:

    RECORDED DATE: September 6, 2018

    COST: $15 Members / $30 Non-members

    Description & Outcomes:

    This webinar will cover the basic steps of caring for historic cemeteries. Topics covered include an introduction to documentation surveys and forms, and an overview of general definitions required for documentation, photography tips, and an introduction to preservation planning and prioritization.  Also covered will be basic tips for cleaning of stone monuments. After the presentation, there will be ample time for questions and answers.

    Participant Outcomes

    • Participants will understand the first steps to preservation planning and prioritization of an historic cemetery.
    • Participants will feel prepared to document an historic cemetery.
    • Participants will be equipped to take basic steps to care for an historic cemetery.

    Speaker:

    Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Park Service). Jason divides his time between conducting in-house research, organizing various training events, and teaching hands-on conservation workshops. Since 2005 he has conducted more than 100 lectures and hands-on training for cemetery conservation.  He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.

  • Recorded Webinar: Caring for Paper Collections

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    Caring for Paper Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about suitable housing supplies, environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling techniques. This event is presented by Samantha Forsko.

    Caring for Paper Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about suitable housing supplies, environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling techniques.This event is presented by Samantha Forsko. Paper artifacts are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. Common issues with condition and identification of different types of damage will also be discussed.

  • Recorded Webinar: Caring for Photograph Collections

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Caring for Photograph Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more.

    Caring for Photograph Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Photographic media are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed.

  • Recorded Webinar: Choosing a Collections Management System

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/30/2019

    Choosing a Collections Management System is an AASLH continuing education webinar presented by speakers Shelia Carey and Jessica Jenkins and recorded 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:

    RECORDED DATE: July 30, 2019

    COST: $15 Members / $30 Nonmembers

    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. 

  • Recorded Webinar: Collections Care You Can Do and What to Leave to Conservators

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Collections Care You Can Do and What to Leave to Conservators is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about specific preventive conservation practices you can perform and those you should leave for a conservator. This event is presented by Scott Carrlee. This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in collections care. This is StEPs Lab 8.

    Collections Care You Can Do and What to Leave to Conservators is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about specific preventive conservation practices you can perform and those you should leave for a conservator. This event is presented by  Scott Carrlee. Museums hold collections in trust for the public. With that trust comes the duty of care. But with the duty of care comes the requirement that we not endanger collection items through improper care or treatment. Where, however, is the line between what we can and can’t do? In this webinar, guest speaker Scott Carrlee of the Alaska State Museum addresses specific preventive conservation practices you can perform and those you should leave for a conservator.

    This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in collections care. This is StEPs Lab 8.

  • Recorded Webinar: Copyright Crash Course for Museums and Memory Institutions

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Copyright Crash Course for Museums and Memory Institutions is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about museum-focused overview of copyright law. This event is presented by Walter G. Lehmann. This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in copyright law. This is StEPs Lab 7.

    Copyright Crash Course for Museums and Memory Institutions is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about museum-focused overview of copyright law. This event is presented by Walter G. Lehmann. In this webinar, museum attorney Walter G. Lehmann will provide a practical, museum-focused overview of copyright law including the important exception for fair use. Museums, including historical societies and other memory institutions, create and use intellectual property every day. A basic understanding of copyright law is essential to protect your organization’s rights and those of other creators, further your organization’s mission, and avoid disputes that could harm its reputation.

    This is StEPs Lab 7.

  • Recorded Webinar: Creating 21st Century Digital Collections

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Creating 21st Century Digital Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about strategizing, creating or updating, engaging, and sustaining modern digital collections. This event is presented by Kristen Gwinn-Becker.

    Creating 21st Century Digital Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about strategizing, creating or updating, engaging, and sustaining modern digital collections. This event is presented by Kristen Gwinn-Becker. Join Kristen Gwinn-Becker, as she discusses strategizing, creating or updating, engaging, and sustaining modern digital collections. She will walk through the six areas outlined below, showing examples for each section. Participants may send an email in advance that contains a link to their digital collections and the top three questions they would like answered about their current situation or a future initiative. Kristen will work with examples from participants as well as draw on real (digital) world examples of digital initiatives from her international technology company HistoryIT. The different challenges these institutions faced and the innovative solutions that were employed to maximize user impact and sustainability will be shared with attendees. This webinar will focus on what users of digital collections demand now, and on sustainable best practices for converting or creating online platforms that not only grow with their users’ interests and expectations but also bring out the hidden stories each collection holds.