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Convergence, Commoditization & Sustainability: Exploring Alternate Funding Sources for LAMs

Saturday, June 25, 2011
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, US/Central

Convergence, Commoditization & Sustainability: Exploring Alternate Funding Sources for LAMs

LAMs—Libraries, Archives, and Museums—share similar goals and burgeoning challenges. The Web is beginning to blur the lines among those sister fields. More importantly perhaps, financial problems threaten their very existence. The days of assumed funding for cultural repositories are dimming. It is time to become proactive. Join members of the Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums (CALM) to explore ways that enterprising archives, libraries and museums look for funding. Andrew Salinas, Archivist at the Amistad Research Center, one of the nation’s leading minority archives, and Merit Shalett, Associate Director  of the Contemporary Arts Center, bring a local flavor and the heightened concerns of LAMs in the midst of recovery from Hurricane Katrina. They will recount development initiatives that range from special events and memberships to the marketing of heritage products. They are joined by Fred Stielow, a representative from a virtual LAM in the new economy of the Web for-profit online universities. He discusses successful, entrepreneurial strategies with definable return-on-investment that feature librarians.  The program will be held in Room 388-390 of the Morial Convention Center, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011.

Track: Authors, Literature & Cultural Programming
Moderators: Fred Stielow, American Public University System

*     Archives- Andrew Salinas, Archivist, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

*     Libraries- Dr. Fred Stielow, Dean of Libraries, American Public University System, Charles Town, WV

*     Museums- Merit  Shalett, Associate Director, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA