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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 […]

AAM Reflections from a Failed Anthropologist

By Jan L. Hebbard, Outreach Archivist, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries I have been to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference many times before. Because of the significant expense, I don’t attend every year – but still, it is the professional conference I feel most familiar […]

Stranger in A Middle Land: Observations from the SAA Conference and a Path Forward

By Kenn Bicknell, Digital Resources Librarian, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library & Archive There have been countless interesting topics of discussion amongst the Collective Wisdom cohort over the past several months.  One is how the chronological order of the three national conferences has impacted our perceptions of our non-native professional cultures. While at […]

ALA First Timer from the Archives Sector

By Susan Irwin, Director of the Library & Archives Division, Arizona Historical Society As part of the Conference Exchange cohort I have now attended my first AAM (American Alliance of Museums) and ALA (American Library Association) conferences.  Going to these meetings reinforces my belief in the need to bring people together face-to-face. A strength of […]

A Museum Professional Sees AAM Conference from New Perspective

By Alison Eisandrath, Andrew W. Mellon Director of Collections, Chicago History Museum Working at an institution that has consistently supported my professional development over the past 17 years, I am privileged to say that this year’s AAM (American Alliance of Museums) meeting in DC with the Collective Wisdom cohort was my 7th time attending this […]