AKCHO Board members spent a considerable amount of time at their October board meeting discussing the needs of their members and plans for 2018.
In addition to covering upcoming programs, including the AKCHO annual meeting, which will be held on January 30 at the Museum of Flight, the Board also revisited some of the findings in 4Culture’s Heritage Report, which was presented by 4Culture’s Chieko Phillips at the September AKCHO membership meeting.
The Board reviewed the 2017 budget in preparation for 2018 budget discussions at the November meeting. By a unanimous vote among those present, the Board has agreed to raise its membership dues for 2018 and institute a tiered system for organizational members. More details will be made available next month.
AKCHO Secretary Sarah Frederick will represent AKCHO at the upcoming University of Washington Museology Internship Fair on October 27, and AKCHO encourages its members in need of interns to reserve a space at the Fair – click here, or contact Dylan High, the Museology Graduate Program’s Student Experience Coordinator, for details.
The board is also pleased to co-sponsor the upcoming WESTPAS workshop for collections protection – pre-registration is required, and independent viewing of online webinars is required before the in-person workshop on November 16. News of weather-related calamities throughout the United States this autumn has made everyone more aware of the vulnerabilities of their collections and of the necessity to safeguard them, so sign-ups for this workshop have been brisk, but at last report there are still some spaces available.
AKCHO President Alice Winship announced that she will be out on medical leave for the next few weeks, so she is handing over her day-to-day responsibilities to AKCHO Vice President Alice Stenstrom, who can be contacted at email@example.com.
The next Board meeting will be held Monday, November 6, at 9:30 AM at the Puget Sound Regional Branch of the Washington State Archives, Bellevue College.