Join fellow museum and library professionals for an exciting day as experts from institutions around the country present their latest research on engaging families in libraries and museums. Learn how museums and libraries can work together and on their own to successfully train staff, design and facilitate intergenerational programs, and engage adults in their child’s learning and development. This day-long workshop will provide an opportunity for reflective practice, as well as introduce you to practical toolkits and resources you can begin implementing at your institution.
- Reflect on the important role that museums and public libraries play in their communities and be inspired by colleagues around the country who serve as resources for families.
- Hear how libraries, museums, and early childhood organizations can work hand-in-hand to support families in their communities.
- See staff training materials in action and try out some activities for exhibit and program facilitators.
- Check out the latest reports and websites from family learning and engagement experts.
- Jeri Robinson, Vice President of Early Learning Initiatives, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
- Sherri Killins Stewart, Director of Systems Alignment and Integration, BUILD Initiative, Hartford, CT
- Kathleen Reif, Co-Chair, Family Engagement Task Force, Public Library Association, Baltimore, MD
- Elizabeth Andanen, Assistant Manager, Museum Education, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR
- Antonio Mendez, Countdown to Kindergarten Educator, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
- Sarah H. Watkins, Vice President of Visitor Experience, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
- Robert Kiihne, Director of Exhibits, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
For more information and to register for this free workshop, visit the event page:
This workshop is presented by the Engage Families Project of the USS Constitution Museum and the NEMA Children’s Museum PAG.