Historical Reminiscents EP 25: Conference Season – Networking As An Introvert

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I'm currently at the National Council on Public History annual meeting (yay!) and with conference season ramping up I've been thinking a lot about networking.  In this episode I discuss networking as an introvert, conference survival tips, and small steps to building a strong network.  I also chat about virtual colleagues, asking for help, and … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 25: Conference Season – Networking As An Introvert

Archival Professional Communities

At the start of November I participated in a meeting of Anglican Diocesan Archivists in Toronto.  Spread over two days the meeting was a chance for Diocesan Archivists to connect, talk about ongoing projects, and discuss professional challenges and triumphs.  Many of the archivists in the room have been serving as Diocesan Archivists for many … Continue reading Archival Professional Communities

Mentoring Programs

I signed up for the mentor/mentee program at the NCPH annual meeting.  The mentor program matches students and new professionals with 'veteran' NCPH conference attendee.  Matches are made based on questionnaires and availability. Today I found out who my mentor will be.  I haven't previously participated in a mentoring program, so if been putting some … Continue reading Mentoring Programs

Expansion through friends

December 16's #reverb10 prompt was:Friendship. How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst?The greatest impact my friends or colleagues have on me this year is their ability to open my eyes to new ideas and avenues. In the past year colleagues … Continue reading Expansion through friends

Connecting with Heritage and Beyond

Prompt: Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?In 2010 I discovered and further explored a number of communities:-This year through twitter I became more connected with heritage professionals. This sense of connectedness was a huge help … Continue reading Connecting with Heritage and Beyond