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Collecting Wisdom at AAM 2016

Members of the Collective Wisdom LAM Conference Exchange cohort embarked on their first investigation of a major sector conference —the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), examining it through a cross-sector lens. Fourteen cohort members, representing library, archives, and museum institutions, attended the AAM 2016 Conference & Museum Expo at the end of May with the […]

LAM Collaborations: Sustainability

By Stephanie Baltzer Kom “In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability.” – Bertrand Piccard The above quote perfectly addresses what libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) strive to contribute to society. Piccard’s use of the word sustainability is […]

LAM Collaborations: Diversity and Inclusion

By Sofía Becerra-Licha and Susan Irwin Diversity and inclusion efforts loomed large at all three 2016 LAM conferences attended by the Collective Wisdom Cohort: in programming, in strategic planning, and in conference atmosphere. Diversity here is broadly conceived to include individual characteristics (race, ethnicity, gender, class, dis/ability) as well as institutional types (mission, size, location, […]

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 […]

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 […]