Last week, we wrapped up the spring round of our 21st century skills workshops for library and historical society/museum professionals. This series took us to coastal and southern Maine: Bath, Belfast, Bar Harbor, and York.
These workshops are designed to introduce (or, in some cases, reintroduce) individuals to the content in Maine Memory Network, and how doing collaborative local history projects that end up Maine Memory can build 21st century skills. Those skills obviously include an understanding of today’s technology, but also refer to things like civic literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, and a number of other areas that help institutions and individuals achieve success in the 21st century. Most, if not all, of those skills are developed, practiced, and enhanced by involvement with Maine Memory Network.
A final workshop this (late) spring takes place at Katahdin Public Library in Island Falls on June 20. And then three more workshops are planned for fall; sites include libraries in Gray, Pittsfield, and Carrabassett Valley. Register by three business days prior to the workshop by downloading a registration form here.
These workshops are held in partnership with the Maine State Library and Maine Archives and Museums, and are made possible by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.