Creating Impactful Community Engagement with Museums and Historical Societies – New Date

Date(s) - 11/29/2022
10:30 am EST - 11:30 am EST



Limited budget? Little Time? Have Big Dreams? Check, check, and check! Need some help? Public libraries and museums often share similar missions to engage community members with meaningful ideas and thought-provoking community engagement. In short, libraries and museums both work to fuel people’s minds with information and inspire curiosity. By working together, we can leverage our resources to multiply outreach efforts. Museums, Historical Societies, and Libraries have a lot in common.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:

● Brainstorm potential Museum and Historic Society Partners in your Community
● Learn how cultural organizations (libraries, museums, and historical societies) can coordinate in community engagement efforts
● Increase your relevance by digging into the heart of what matters to the communities you serve.
● Learn strategies to create a shared language to work effectively with your professional “cousins”

Presenter: Sam Passey is the Director of Uintah County Library and Heritage Museum in Northeast Utah. In 2014, he became an accidental museum manager too when a local history and art museum was added to the library department. Mr. Passey assembled a support-network that enhanced both the Museum and the Library. For their efforts Mr. Passey and his team were awarded the prestigious 2014 Utah Humanities Human Ties Award and in 2016 the unique library-museum partnership was recognized by the Utah Museum Association. Mr. Passey is a co-founder of the Basin Libraries Consortium which includes libraries in three counties and archives in two counties. Mr. Passey is passionate about providing tools and resources to help communities find their place in history!

Mr. Passey previously taught courses in the Organization of Information, Archives, and Building Library Facilities for Emporia State University. In 2012 he led the successful $9.5 million dollar capital campaign and construction for a new 32,000 square foot library building. He has a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Texas, and a B.S. in Social Studies Education from BYU-Idaho.

Register here for this live webinar.  The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars



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