Friday, March 30, 2007

AAM's Emerging Professional Initiative

Find out about the latest AAM tools to help develop your career. See what else is out there including events, blogs, and more that have all been designed with you in mind. Learn how you can receive $1,000 towards professional development as the winner of the Nancy Hanks Award. Check out AAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) site at

Are you coming to AAM’s Chicago meeting? EMPs are everywhere in the Windy City! Be sure to catch these two events:

(E)merging Professionals Reception Monday, May 14, 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Cash Bar Meet your peers for drinks, nosh, and lively conversation.

Emerging Museum Professionals Listening Session Tuesday, May 15, 12:30-1:30 pm We want to hear from you! Talk to us about the skills and resources that young professionals need to succeed in the museum field. Suggests ways in which museums can nurture leadership at every level. Tell us how AAM can support emerging museum professionals. Bring your insights, suggestions and comments to this listening session.

For more opportunities to learn and network while you’re in Chicago, visit


Anonymous said...

Really 5-10% for professional development and associations? That sounds like an awful lot of money, even (or especially) given my pitiful salary (but I'm a part-time museum professional, working on PhD).

Would anyone share how much they spend each year on this category, both their own funds, and their museum's?

What association memberships does everyone feel are absolutely essential? If I have access to, say, AAM benefits through my job, do I really need my own membership too?

Jenn/Yana said...

Does anyone know if there are any volunteer opportunities at AAM Chicago? Specifically, volunteering in exchange for admission is what I'm trying to find out about. I didn't find anything on the conference website.

I'm a grad student in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and I've taken a few museum studies courses, but there is no degree/certificate program for Museum Studies at the UIUC. I'd really like to go to AAM, especially since it is pretty much right in my backyard, but even the student rate is a bit high for me. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.