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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 […]

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 […]

Stranger in a Familiar Land: Circling Back to ALA

By Kenn Bicknell, Digital Resources Librarian, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library & Archive Although firmly entrenched in my native sector, our conference in Orlando was my first attendance at ALA Annual in well over a decade. After leaving public libraries 10 years ago, I began attending the SLA annual conference geared toward “special” […]

AAM Reflections Just in Time for ALA

Collective Wisdom (CW) Cohort member Christina Newton, Assistant Director of the Virginia Association of Museums, captures the pace of immersion in the title of her reflections on the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2016 Conference: Heading to ALA; Reflecting on AAM. The CW participants have been so caught up in preparing for the next conference […]