Think Clearly Blog
Think Clearly Blog
Museum professionals new to grants may not know how to find the right grant for their museum; six go-to places to search, from a museum grants expert
Knowledge management training best practices and resources, plus examples of plans for KM overview, knowledge capture, creating team spaces
LAM grant application can be challenging but there are proven practices and resources that give you a better chance of success; expert advice
Skills for special librarians include using learning theories such as connectivism; users need to see connections between information sources
Museums face challenges in DEAI, grant funding, and ethical labor practices. COVID-19 helped push elements of these priorities to the forefront.
Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction can be used for class planning to help get your special library students in the correct mental state for learning.
When a CMS integrates with email requests, archivists benefit from knowledge management, database creation, analytics, and customer support.
KM leaders must use surveys to find out what users struggle with, what tools they still need, what they use, and if/why they like what’s provided.
Museum Collections Management System (CMS) choices depend on your end goal, what tools you need to get there, and how big your budget is.
Skills for special librarians working in a digital environment include learning how to expand their library’s or organization’s online presence.
Archival collections management systems should deliver a robust request management workflow and tools, and integrate with email to be most efficient.
Knowledge managers raise awareness, align with business priorities, promote a KM culture, engage leadership, manage infrastructure
Digital museum collections work and the CMS tools we use are more essential now than ever; this will likely remain true post-pandemic.