Collective Wisdom: Cross-Sector Collaborations

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We often hear talk about engaging in partnerships and collaborations, which can take a wide variety of forms and cover a vast range of topics, but we rarely talk about cross-sector collaborations between… Continue reading

OVER 50 LEADING AMERICAN NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO ADDRESS MAJOR ISSUES IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2016 — A blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, are calling on U.S. Presidential candidates to address a set… Continue reading

How to Rule with Impunity! (or just have a Productive Museum Class with Visiting Students)

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Guest post by Katherine Hoppe One of the most rewarding things about working in the museum field is seeing a person’s eyes light up as they discover something new for the first time.… Continue reading

It’s Our Two Year Anniversary!

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Cracking the Collections is two years old this month! The blog was viewed more than 8,000 times in 2015, and visited by nearly 4,500 people globally. We would like to extend our thanks… Continue reading

NHC3 – Creating a Network of Natural History Collections Clubs

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Guest post by Kari Harris It is not hard to show undergraduate students the value in being involved in academic organizations. Students are aware of the difficulties facing them in the current job… Continue reading

Advice to Emerging Professionals in an Emerging Field

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Guest post by Laura Brenskelle We’re all emerging professionals here. Have you ever thought about being an emerging professional in a new field? This poses a unique set of challenges. I completed my M.S. in… Continue reading

Natural History Conferences: Fall Roundup

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This month the SPNHC EPG blog brings you recaps of several natural history conferences from this fall (in case you weren’t able to make it to all of them!): the annual meetings of… Continue reading

EPC Quarterly Meeting Announcements and Opportunities for Involvement in SPNHC

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The Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) held its fall quarterly meeting last month. A number of topics arose that we feel are important to bring to the attention of the broader Emerging Professionals Group… Continue reading

Managing Unmanaged Collections: In Which One Must Wear Many Hats

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Guest post by Colleen Evans Some background I didn’t decide to go to graduate school to become a collections worker. I’m not even sure I knew that was an option. But, I was unemployed… Continue reading