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Small Museums, Libraries and Archives Advocating to Preserve
Our Heritage

Wednesday, Dec. 4
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Small museums, historical societies, libraries and archives share a common mission: preserving our cultural heritage. To accomplish this, archivists, librarians and museum professionals must be effective not only in the technical aspects of preservation but also in the areas of communication and advocacy.

In this webinar, presenters will discuss the issues that our organizations are advocating for, including preserving historical records, copyright issues, privacy concerns and funding for efforts such as the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections initiative, the National Historical Publications and Record Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Archives and Records Administration. 

We’ll cover examples of awareness-building and collaboration in action on local, state, regional and national levels, including the American Alliance of Museums and Society for American Archivists (SAA) advocacy agendas, the Hoosier Heritage Alliance and EveryLibrary. Presenters will share tools and resources that you can use to work with other institutions, communicate with your audience and build support in your community for your collections and services.

This webinar is presented by the joint SAA-ALA-AAM Committee on Libraries, Archives and Museums (CALM), charged with fostering closer cooperation among the member organizations and our professional allies, including common standards and best practices. CALM annually schedules sessions on a common topic at the national conferences of the member organizations.

How Will I Benefit?

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
  • Collaborate to create new and different ways to engage your community
  • Take positive action to promote cultural heritage
  • Think in new ways about advocacy

Who Should Attend

Staff and volunteers of archives, libraries and museums who are interested in improving community outreach, engagement and advocacy.


  • John Chrastka, founder, EveryLibrary; partner, AssociaDirect, Chicago
  • Tom Clareson, senior consultant for digital & preservation services, LYRASIS, Atlanta
  • Jackie Dooley, immediate past president, Society of American Archivists, Dublin, OH
  • Tamara Hemmerlein, coordinator, local history partners, Indiana Historical Society (SMAC chair), Indianapolis

with special guest

  • Anne Ackerson, executive director, Council of State Archivists, Albany, NY
  • Ember Farber, assistant director for advocate engagement, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes, New York
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.