IMLS Support for Museum Professional Development

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Meeting Room 17 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Helen Wechsler, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laura Christian, Assistant Director of Learning Experiences, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Ardice Hartry, Deputy Director of The Research Group, The Lawrence Hall of Science and Kerri Ziemann, Experiential Programs Manager, The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently added several mechanisms for supporting professional development (PD) through its grant programs. This session will highlight some of this recent capacity-building work, discuss a variety of ways institutions are focusing on their staff’s (or the field’s) needs, and explain the new PD opportunities and how to present a successful application.