Travel Stipends Available for Idaho Heritage Conference
IAM is partnering with the Idaho’s Heritage Partners to bring four days of workshops, sessions and networking opportunities to Pocatello. IAM wants all museum professionals and volunteers in the Gem State to join us for the 2022 Idaho’s Heritage Conference from September 19-22nd in Pocatello, Idaho. In order to support a broad participation from our members, IAM has scholarship funds available to offset the cost of conference registration, travel, and lodging.
Those interested in applying for a scholarship of up to $300 should send a 1-2 page letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: IAM Stipend.
This letter should address why you want to attend the Idaho’s Heritage Conference and how attending would benefit your Idaho museum and/or your professional development.
Applications will be accepted from any individual affiliated with an IAM member institution and must be received no later than August 17, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 29th. Stipend checks will be given at the Conference.
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Awards in Excellence
IAM would like to recognize the outstanding leadership and achievements of Idaho Museums as they serve their local communities. By recognizing superior and innovative efforts, the IAM Awards of Excellence winners serve as models and inspirations for others in Idaho. Recipients will receive recognition at the IAM Annual Meeting and will be featured on the IAM website, newsletter, and social media outlets. They will also receive a monetary award to use for their museum in the amount of $250.
IAM invites you to submit nominations for awards in any or all of the categories listed below for any size institution. You may nominate yourself or your institution. Awards of Excellence are open to current IAM members only.
Museum of Excellence – To a museum that has exhibited excellence in its work, including in the areas of collection, preservation, research, interpretation, and education.
Leadership of Excellence – To an individual who has exhibited leadership qualities by achieving excellence in his or her work in a museum, including in the areas of collection, preservation, research, interpretation, and education.
Volunteerism of Excellence- To an individual or board, who has demonstrated exemplary service and leadership qualities by achieving excellence in their service to the museum.
Program of Excellence - To an individual, team or museum who has achieved excellence with a museum program, resource, or media piece, including a museum outreach program done within the community.
To nominate a museum or individual, please fill out the form found here and upload a nomination letter, including why you are submitting their nomination. Submit by August 31, 2023 for consideration. The recipients will be announced Fall 2023 or at the IAM Annual Meeting.
Introducing IAM Connects
IAM Connects are virtual roundtable discussions open to all IAM members. IAM board members and members gather virtually to share resources and discuss themes relevant to Idaho museums and their staff and volunteers. IAM board members are pleased to host these conversations via Zoom and record them so that they can continue to be a resource to IAM members in the future.
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