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Shared Priorities Across Sectors: Meeting Challenges Together

By Kenn Bicknell It has been one year since I joined seventeen other library, archives, and museum professionals in the Collective Wisdom Conference Exchange Cohort. My mind is still reeling from the experience of attending three national professional conferences in one summer: American Alliance of Museums, American Library Association, and Society of American Archivists. I […]

Study of CE/PD Trends in Cultural Heritage Community

Report prepared by Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant, LYRASIS The Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums has released a new “Supply Analysis Project Report,” which studies trends in the provision of continuing education and professional development across the cultural heritage community.  The report by Tom Clareson includes trends gathered from interviews with education […]

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 […]