Today was the last day of the Californians Connecting to Collections Webinar on Outreach Activities for Collections Care, an initiative of Heritage Preservation, funded through an IMLS grant. Our team participated on a C2C on-site webinar on Grant Writing in 2011 and the growth of the program was palatable. This was a totally different experience for many different reasons.
Undoubtedly the best part of the webinar was the expert lecturers: professionals in fields that I wouldn’t normally have an opportunity to interact with. As an employee of a small museum what are the chances of me running into a museum professional who deals exclusively with media attention? A social media expert who deals exclusively social media? Slim to none: my boss would have to let me out of the museum far more than he is comfortable with. But I still perform all these functions at my institution. The C2C offered a real chance a professional growth. I can’t say enough about it.
Course details a: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/courses/outreach-activities-for-collections-care/