BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Community Engagement’

  • A new report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Reinvestment Fund provides insights for libraries and museums to connect with their communities in newer and deeper ways. Produced as part of the Community Catalyst initiative, the 59-page report is a handbook for libraries and museums to position themselves as critical sites within […]

  • Editors Robert P. Connolly and Elizabeth Bollwerk present a “how to” guide for museums to integrate themselves into their communities as co-creators and valuable assets. Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset: A Practical Guide uses six thematic sections with case studies from museums around the world that successfully aligned their mission and resources with the needs […]

  • Community engagement was the key to unlocking audience needs for three very different museums in need of revitalization. Learn how these sites used a variety of community engagement tools, including surveys, focus groups, and more, to help plan for their re-birth as relevant sources for history learning for diverse populations. Chair: Megan McAdow, Director of […]

  • No meaningful conversation about our future can occur without confronting our contentious past. This session will present three case studies of collaboration as vehicles for communities to share their respective stories. Panelists will share strategies for initiating productive conversations and discuss collaborative programming efforts to sustain positive relationships with communities. Chair: Adam Scher, Senior Curator, […]

  • Download here. In today’s world, more and more institutions have to go beyond their traditional boundaries to better serve their communities. In the wake of increased media attention on interactions between law enforcement and African-American citizens, the Nashville Public Library partnered with the Metro Nashville Police Department to develop a diversity education curriculum rooted in […]

  • 2015 Online Conference Thursday, September 17 3:30-4:45pm Don’t be a Run Away Bride: The Possibility of Building a Long Term Relationship with your Community Participants will explore ways to build sustainable relationships with communities. What are different stages of community engagement and methods museum practitioners can use? Together we’ll explore key ingredients for various options–from […]

  • Small Fish, Big Pond:  How to Effectively Advocate in Your Community Can history organizations afford to not be engaged in advocacy? Find your voice in this session focused on advocacy techniques at both the state and local level, and in both large and small communities. Chair:  Melissa Prycer, Executive Director, Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, TX; […]

  • The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently announced that it will offer one of their most popular publications, Protecting Historic Properties: A Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review, in Spanish. By law, U.S. citizens have a voice when federal actions will affect properties that qualify for the National Register of Historic Places. This publication is designed to help […]

  • This leaflet by Ohio History Connection Local History Services Manager Mark Sundlov discusses opportunities  and methods of demonstrating your organization’s or project’s relevance to various audiences. It includes sections on connecting with educators, neighbors, donors, and community leaders. It also features a statement from Tim Grove on the History Relevance Campaign. Technical Leaflet #273 (Winter […]

  • With audiences more interested in food than ever before, and new research in food studies bringing interdisciplinary approaches to this complicated but compelling subject, museums and historic sites have an opportunity to draw new audiences and infuse new meaning into their food presentations. In Michelle Moon’s new book, you’ll find: A comprehensive, thematic framework of […]