Professional Development via MAAM's "Cornerstone Calls"

From the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums:

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums announced a new benefit for its members.  Members now have access to an on-demand service, “Cornerstone Calls: MAAM On Demand.”  Billed as “highly-focused, timely, and cost effective,” the one hour topical forums focus on key issues facing museums and museum professionals.  The sessions are conducted over the telephone and operate in a conference panel format with interaction between panelists and participants.  “Cornerstone Calls” are offered free to existing MAAM members, but require an RSVP in advance.

There are two upcoming “Cornerstone Calls,” What’s Your Strategy?: The NEW ‘How To’s’ of Social Media on Thursday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. and What Employers Want: Selling Yourself in a Tough Job Market on Wednesday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m.  More information on the panelists and registration below:

What’s Your Strategy?
The NEW “How To’s” of Social Media

Thursday, May 10th @ 3:00 PM

Panelists:  Sarah Sulick (PublicRelations & Social Media Manager, Smithsonian Institution) and Sarah Banks(Audience Engagement Specialist, Smithsonian Institution). This session will include a general overview of three major platforms (Facebook, Twitter and blogs) and insight into new upstart Pinterest. Included will be examples of how the National Museum of Natural History has been successful developing a social media campaign.  Links to the Smithsonian’s social media policies and best practice documents  will be provided to participants.  This session will be conducted over the telephone and is free for existing MAAM members.  To register please contact Jennifer Bank at

What Employers Want
Selling Yourself in a Tough Job Market

Wednesday, June 6th @ 3:00 PM
Panelists: Nancy Schnitzerling (Director of Human Resources, Liberty Science Center), Michael Gibbons (Executive Director, Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc.), Brenda Reigle (Western Division Chief, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission ), Barbara Bartlett (Director, Lorenzo State Historic Site), Heather Stivison (Executive Director, Stickley Museum).

The job market for aspiring museum professionals is tougher than ever. This one hour forum will offer insight into what current museum executives and HR managers are looking for in new applicants. This session will be conducted over the telephone and is free for existing MAAM members. To register please
contact Jennifer Bank at