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I work with a small team of incredible museum professionals at the Kent State University Museum, where I facilitate incoming and outgoing loans for internal and external exhibitions by negotiating contracts and logistics planning. Working with students, faculty, and ou...

I have my deep love for education to thank for my position here at the iSchool. It started when, at seven years-old, I set up a pop-up booth to teach reading to anyone passing by. Strangely, I never had a single customer, but my passion for sharing knowledge remained i...

July 1, 2019

Anne Duffy is an MLIS student focusing on Museum Studies and about to start her last semester in the program. In spring, she completed her CE Internship at the Kent State University MuseLab co-designing the exhibit on Dr. José Gregorio Hernández.

As part of our exhibit,...

June 1, 2019

This post was written by Katie Clements, an MLIS student studying Museum Studies and Archives at Kent State. Katie worked in the MuseLab with her cohorts Anne Duffy and Haley Shaw in fulfillment of her Culminating Experience.

This semester, the MuseLab saw the developme...

In a recent conversation with a museum friend, I was reminded of something that’s been troubling me for a very long time during my career. After many years in the field—with a lot more hindsight—I can see a worrisome pattern behind the scenes of many museums. I want to...

When Kiersten asked if I would consider writing about my own essential museum reading for this blog, I was immediately drawn to a book that I had not yet read.  It was the perfect excuse to begin Lois H. Silverman’s, The Social Work of Museums, which I had stumbled upo...

April 3, 2019

In the wall gallery, we're sharing a collection of art created of, by, or for women from the collections of the Massillon Museum, the Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries, and private collectors. Participants in the Exercises for the Quiet Eye w...

I’ve been schlepping my books and journals around the country for my museum career, and on reflection, it’s fascinating to see which books have become indispensable, and which have quietly slipped into the background. I began my career as a museum educator and interpre...

Hi everyone! My name is Jessica Fijalkovich, I’m the Art Library Program Coordinator at the Akron Art Museum and an alumna of Kent State University’s M.L.I.S. program. When I realized I wanted to work in a museum I dreamed about working in community outreach, bringing...

February 15, 2019

From: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/learn

I promised that I would continue to explore this thing I’m calling Positive Museology, so this blog post is about a concept—well, more of a theory—from Positive Psychology. The Five Pillars of Well-being, dubbed P...

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