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

Behind the Screens: Museums, Social Media, and Creating Educational Entertainment

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Guest post by Kaitlin Janecke As a 2015 twenty-something, my day typically starts off with screens. Within five minutes of waking up, I’m probably connected to the internet. I’m not really proud of… Continue reading

Adventures in The Field – A Fresh Look at the Insect Collection at a 122 Year-Old Institution

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Guest post by Crystal Maier I get to wake up every morning and take care of over 12 million dead bugs, which is apparently an unusual thing to be able to say. For… Continue reading

Size Doesn’t Matter – The Big Benefits From Working with Small and Large Collections

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Guest post by Marcia Revelez I am the Collections Manager at the Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) at Angelo State University located in San Angelo in west-central Texas. The ASNHC is comprised of… Continue reading

Recap: Emerging Professionals at the SPNHC Annual Meeting

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The Emerging Professionals of SPNHC were very active at this year’s Annual Meeting of SPNHC in Gainesville, Florida. We hosted two events and held an official committee meeting, and even brought our own… Continue reading

Emerging Professionals events at SPNHC 2015 & winner of the t-shirt design contest announced!

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In preparation for the upcoming SPNHC 30th Annual Meeting in Gainesville, Florida (May 17-23), here is a summary of the events planned and hosted by the Emerging Professionals Committee: Emerging Professionals Night Out. Monday, May 18 at… Continue reading

Advice from the Trenches: Navigating the Struggles of Finding a Job in the Museum Industry

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Post by blog team member Katie Kirkham As Katie M. pointed out in her recent blog post about deciding if a Museum Studies program is right for you, the museum profession has “an… Continue reading

SPNHC T-Shirt Competition!

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Hello All, The Emerging Professionals Committee of SPNHC is hosting a T-Shirt Design Competition! It’s open to ALL SPNHC MEMBERS, and the deadline to submit designs is May 1st. All designs will be put to a… Continue reading