Registration Now Open for Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration Forum, 20-21 September at the Smithsonian Institution

All RLG Partners, as well as representatives from other cultural heritage organizations, are cordially invited to attend this free event.

OCLC Research and an RLG Partnership planning committee have created a two-day event on strategies for effective collaboration that will be hosted by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C, 20-21 September, 2010.

Building on the success of our workshops on LAM (libraries, archives and museums) convergence held at five RLG Partner institutions in 2007/2008, we will shine a light on collaboration from a local institutional perspective as well as cross-institutional and network-level vantage points. What is necessary to ensure successful outcomes? What lessons learned by others can help us all do better? Participants will take away specific strategies and models to realize their own collaborative ambitions.

The event will feature three keynote speakers, thematic panels, a lightning round and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions enabling participants to more deeply engage with their choice of topics. Speakers will focus first and foremost on their leadership strategies in making their collaborations a success, and exemplify these strategies with the specific projects they are spearheading. Attendees will play an active role in shaping the event by voting on topics for the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions during event registration. An opening keynote by Allan R. Cohen, Professor of Global Leadership and Director of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Babson College, on the emerging area of management theory and practice in collaborative leadership will expose participants to new ideas for creating a more collaborative work culture. Complete program details, including the agenda and information on behind-the-scenes tours organized by Smithsonian staff on the day after the event, are available online.

The event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and endorsed by the Joint SAA, ALA and AAM Committee on Archives, Libraries & Museums (CALM).

Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration Overview & Agenda

Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration Registration

Library, Archive and Museum (LAM) Convergence Workshop Details

Smithsonian Institution

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Committee on Archives, Libraries & Museums (CALM)

For more information:

Günter Waibel
Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research