Opportunity to Comment: Small
The AASLH Small Museums Committee invites you to comment on
the one-page Small Museum Needs Assessment Executive Summary posted on the Small
Museums page of the AASLH website: www.aaslh.org/ SmallMuseums. htm.
(Click on the link to the Small Museum Needs Assessment Executive Summary in the
box at the right of the page.)
AASLH formed the Small Museums Committee
in 2005 to meet the specific needs of the small museum, give the small museum a
voice on the national stage, and advocate for the professional development of
the small museum.
To that effect, the committee first focused on creating
a meaningful definition of small museums and soliciting annual conference
sessions of particular interest to small museums. The Committee is now working
to describe what those small museum top priority needs are and how museum
service organizations can meet them. Through roundtable discussions at state,
regional and national meetings, small museum staff shared their needs with
committee members over the past few years. The Needs Summary reflects those
issues and needs that came up over and over again in these round
We invite you to read and comment on the Needs Summary through
July 1, 2008. Please send your comments to Stacy Klingler, SMC Member, at stacy.klingler@ gmail.com.
finalized the Committee will use the Needs Summary to provide advice and
direction for the development of programs and services that benefit small
museums within AASLH and beyond.
Please help us steer resources for
museums to meet small museum needs.
AASLH Small Museums
Assistant Director, Local History Services