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Layers of Leadership – Framework of Skills

By Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute What leadership skills do library, museum, and archives professionals all need to engage, catalyze, and develop innovative services and partnerships within their communities? Since 2014, dozens of trainers, professional associations and leadership development programs from across these sectors have partnered with the renowned Center for Creative Leadership to […]

Convergence Conversations – Collective Wisdom Project Summary

By Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer, Librarian, University of Michigan Library The Collective Wisdom LAM Conference Exchange is an exciting opportunity to channel recognition of convergence among LAMs in a validated way. It is a visionary and catalytic chance to energize substantive conversation and insight across the three professional areas. I am excited about engaging […]

National Agenda provides action plan for strengthening workforce learning across libraries, archives and museums

Cultural institutions across the library, archives and museum (LAM) sectors seek solid footing on the ever-shifting sands of rapid change. Strengthening continuing education and professional development (CE/PD) at these institutions helps their staff deliver more relevant, successful services to their communities. Through collaboration and resource sharing across the sectors, leading institutions can accomplish more together […]

Untapped Potential: Reflections on SAA

By Jan L. Hebbard, Outreach Archivist, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries As I think I mentioned in my very first reflection post, I have now worked in an archive for eight years but have always felt a bit like a pretender using the term “archivist” to describe […]

Exploring the Wide World of Librarians at ALA

By Jan L. Hebbard, Outreach Archivist, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries [Disclaimer: This is a late reflection post. Writing this, I have not only attended ALA but also SAA – and am nearing the end of our cohort’s journey together. That said, many observations in this post […]