Winds of Change:
As much as Oklahoma’s infamous tornadoes and storms generate both gentle and severe winds impacting the state, so too have the winds of opportunity impacted the nation’s cultural landscape. Winds, while possibly destructive, also can usher in new perspectives, opportunities, and critical self examination that may lead to strengthening organizations and the development of previously unforeseen goals. The 2010 joint Annual Meeting of AASLH and the Oklahoma Museums Association will consider these ideas against the backdrop of a changing America.
Each year, anyone registered for the Online Conference can virtually attend six hot topic sessions, plus hear from featured speakers. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting. All presentations have been reworked for a live audience. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience in these live broadcasts.
Participants learn about evaluation-tested educational programming from two state historical societies that connect K-12 audiences to collections. Collections-based education can happen both inside an organization and through outreach activities. Learn what worked and what didn’t and how to apply these methods to collections of historical organizations.
Are you looking for ways to make better use of volunteers? This session provides a framework for determining which tasks are suited to volunteers and to make sure that these unpaid staff are appropriately trained, supervised, and evaluated. The session highlights collections, education, visitor services, and archives volunteers.
The Importance of the Human Story (Winter 2011)
The Winds of Opportunity (Spring 2010, Free)