Free Online Learning Opportunities

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in partnership with Heritage Preservation and the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), presents a webinar series based on the national initiative Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action. These six webinars are FREE of charge to staff of museums, libraries, and archives who seek to enhance collections care at their institutions. You may sign up for the entire series or select only the sessions of most interest to you. Using the content of the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, Forums, and Workshops, these highly interactive webinars will connect you with experts and colleagues to discuss issues of common concern. The series has a dual focus: four webinars will help you learn how to conduct outreach to the media, the public, and funders on behalf of collections, and two webinars will help you derive maximum benefit from the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf. The first two in the series begin October 28th:
Telling the Story of Your Collections to the Press, and Using Social Media to tell Your Collections’ Stories. For more information and to register visit:

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has announced a FREE online learning session entitled "Museum/Library Partnerships That Work!" to be held at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Nov. 18th. "As information education institutions, museums and libraries share similar missions and values and can benefit from forging partnerships. Benefits include resource sharing, outreach to new audiences, access to expertise and the potential for increasing goodwill and support between organizations and the broader community. Participants will learn about a number of successful museum/library partnerships that are generating innovative programming exhibits and creating new opportunities for outreach and how to identify potential partners and successfully manage join projects." Click here for more information and to register for FREE: