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Shaping Outcomes: Making a Difference in Libraries and Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 15, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

I know, I’m all about the free online learning lately, but – there are so many quality resources out there to help museum professionals that I can’t restrain myself. Shaping Outcomes, in their own words: Provides an online curriculum in outcomes-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) Is designed for library and museum professionals as well as […]

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 13, 2010 in forum not temple, free resources |

Museums are in trouble. That’s not news to anyone in the field right now. We need big ideas to take us forward into this next century – we need to reimagine what we’re doing, and why, and how. Your guess is as good as mine as to where those ideas will come from. But that’s […]

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NEMA Fall Conference Audio Recordings

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Couldn’t make it to the NEMA fall conference? Missed the panel you were dying to see? For the first time ever, NEMA has taped several sessions and provided them free of charge on their website for download. Run, don’t walk, and listen to all of them! 2010 Conference Audio Recordings

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Free Project Management Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 6, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Following up on those essential skills from Museos Unite, here’s an opportunity to get some free management training. Project Management Webinars from Boston University Upcoming webinars are listed at the top, but scroll down for other titles. A few to highlight: What You Must Know About Stakeholder Management Strategies for Managing Change: Managing People in […]

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Free Preservation Webinars from the Image Permanence Institute

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 1, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The Image Permanence Institute, an NEH-funded organization based out of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is hosting a series of free webinars addressing a variety of conservation issues. The next webinar, “Managing the Storage Environment in the Southeast Region,” is on December 15th, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EST. For more information about the webinar […]

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Free Disaster Management Training from FEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 27, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Are you interested in disaster management? Even if you’re not, this is a terrific opportunity to get some free training and a very useful line on your resume. FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, runs a series of disaster management courses called ICS – Incident Command System. It’s basically a management system – figuring […]

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The Future of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 24, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals, here’s a link to futurist Gary Golden’s recent webinar with AAM: Gary Golden on the Future of Museums Lots to think about there. For a reaction/review blog post, check out Guzel DuChateau at the Emerging Museum Professionals blog, here. PS – Are you following the Boston Emerging Museum […]

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AAM Webinar – Social Media as Advocacy Tools

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

On Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m., the American Association of Museums will be hosting a free webinar titled “Social Media as Advocacy Tools.” It’s part of their “Speak Up For Museums” initiative, which is planning all sorts of advocacy events over the next year. From the website: Many museums are already using Twitter, Facebook, […]

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Free Ebook – Making Your Nonprofit Event a Success

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 21, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Network for Good, here’s a free ebook download: The Big Event – 5 Tips for Making Your Next Event a Great Success. Lots of museums see events as a way to gain revenue, stakeholders, and recognition. There’s all sorts of interesting debate out there about whether or not events are successful in […]

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