Welcome to the new SMAC-AAM blog!

Members of the Small Museum Administrators Committee will now have easier access to information on professional development opportunities and fellowships, and updates on national initiatives relevant to small museums.

What it is, and What it isn't:

The SMAC-AAM blog will mean more reliable access to information and fewer unwanted emails for members. Members may choose to subscribe to the blog feed via email or instead regularly visit the public address for the blog. This is not a monthly newsletter, or mass email. Nor will it serve as a listserv. The blog will post critical information such as upcoming workshops, scholarship opportunities, and calls for session proposals. The forum will also provide members with quick access to SMAC board members and other resources.


THE AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo 2010 is just around the corner - May 23 - 26. Hosted in Los Angeles, CA, the theme is MUSEUMS WITHOUT BORDERS. Join your colleagues from small museums across the country to discuss big ideas and share our experiences during Small Museum's Day. Set for Monday, May 24th, Small Museum's Day offers a full day of events and sessions to jump-start your work.

Special events include the SMAC Annual Business Meeting luncheon from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m., the Marketplace of Ideas from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., and sessions throughout the day that address the needs of small museums.

The evening before, on Sunday, May 23rd, SMAC is co-hosting an evening reception with CurCom and COMPT. The reception will be held at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. For more information on sessions and events, and to register for the Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, go to http://www.aam-us.org/am10/

If anyone wishes to join the Board of SMAC, we welcome volunteers. Positions open in 2010 include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Scholarship Chair and Program Chair. We also welcome anyone to volunteer to assist Chairs by creating a formal subcommittee; ie, a membership committee, scholarship committee, etc.

SMAC is also seeking folks to represent states and regions. Representatives report to the Board news and information and may seek help from SMAC for state or regional programming. Open positions include: New England Region, Mountain Plains Regions, Western Region, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.