Thursday, August 11, 2011

AASLH: Small Museum Toolkit Available for Pre-Order

The Small Museum Toolkit is Now Available to Pre-Order
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As a small museum staff person, you are responsible for a lot, including areas outside of your expertise or training. You need a quick reference that makes the process of becoming a sustainable, valued institution less overwhelming. The Small Museum Toolkit is a collection of six books that serve as a launching point for small museum staff to pursue best practices and meet museum standards. Each brief volume, written in a friendly tone by experienced museum professionals, helps you define the questions you should be asking, gives you tools to achieve your goals, and guides you where to go for help.  

About the Editors
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is chief executive officer at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. She was the founding chair of the AASLH Small Museums Committee and serves as a peer reviewer for the American Association of Museums.  

Stacy Klingler is assistant director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society. She serves as chair of the AASLH Small Museums Committee and is a member of the Field Services Alliance. 
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Toolkit Ships: December 2011 

Pre-Order Promo Ends October 20, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Outstanding Small Museums - Where Are You?

SMA has received a request from a student at Cooperstown Graduate Program wanting to know about outstanding small museums, who are fully engaged with their communities. In particular, she is seeking to identify volunteer run organizations without staff and/or museums with 1 - 3 professional staff members. Naturally, we want to know about them too! Please share your recommendations on our wall (either blog or Facebook), and we will pass them along to her. We need the submissions by next week, if possible.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Employment Opportunity with Poplar Hill Mansion

The Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion is seeking a live in Curator for Poplar Hill Mansion, Salisbury’s oldest Federal home, built 1795-1805.  If you are interested in history, skilled in computers, grant writing , marketing and event planning, please contact Aleta Davis , Board Chair, for an interview. Please call 410 749 5168 or email