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One year later: Perspectives from the field

Leaders in the library, archives and museum community share the experience of their organizations navigating through the pandemic, the evolution of policies and what's on the horizon.

Kate Laughlin, Executive Director, Association for Rural & Small Libraries
Belinda Tate, Executive Director, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
William T. Harris, President and CEO, Space Center Houston
Carole Charnow, CEO, Boston Children's Museum

 

Kate Laughlin, Executive Director, Association for Rural & Small Libraries

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries recognizes the uniqueness of small and rural libraries and is committed to providing an environment that encourages excellence within this community of practice, supporting their goals of service and speaking on behalf of this important constituency. Executive Director Kate Laughlin shares how the organization navigated the pandemic and sought to strengthen the small and rural library community.
Total video length = 9m 29s.

 

Belinda Tate, Executive Director, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts holds more than 5,000 fine artworks in its permanent collection; presents touring and collection exhibitions in 10 galleries; offers four terms of art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School; and  features artwork by area artists and international artisans. During the pandemic, executive director Belinda Tate and her staff have navigated changes that impacted their visitors, artists, and the community.

Total video length = 6m 39s.

 

William T. Harris, President and CEO, Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is a leading science and space exploration learning center. Their goal is to fuel the STEM pathway and be a gateway for space exploration, science and engineering learning and innovation. William T. Harris describes his institution’s experiences during the pandemic, its impact on staff and procedures, and how REALM research helped with decision-making.

Total video length = 8m 14s.

 

Carole Charnow, CEO, Boston Children's Museum

For over 100 years, the Boston Children's Museum has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. Carole Charnow details the museum's experience during this time.

Total video length = 5m 40s.