Member Spotlight:

Laura

Laura Sloan Manager of Docent and Access Programs Rubin Museum of Art

Laura Sloan is the Manager of Docent and Access Programs at the Rubin Museum of Art. She completed her M.A. in Museum Studies from The City College of New York and has been involved with the Rubin since 2011. She is interested in ways that museums can be engaging and restorative spaces for people of all abilities. Laura manages monthly Access programs for visitors with Alzheimer's/Dementia and their caregivers, tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision, and monthly tours and programs for seniors. Laura recruits and trains museum educators ensuring that they have everything they need to lead incredible tours at the museum including ongoing trainings and professional developments.

Reading Room, NY Public Library, 2012 annual conference photograph

NYCMER offers a variety of resources for members including materials from past events, articles, and helpful information submitted by our membership.

 

Log into the member zone on the upper left corner to access our rich resource collection from past programs and conferences, and to submit your own resources to share with the community. 

 

If you have questions about our resource collection, contact the NYCMER resources coordinator.

 

 

Professional Organizations and Communities

 

EdCom
http://www.edcom.org/
A part of the American Alliance of Museums, The Standing Professional Committee on Education (EdCom) advances the purpose of museums as places of lifelong learning, serves as an advocate for diverse audiences and educators, and promotes professional standards and excellence in the practice of museum education.

 

American Alliance of Museums
http://aam-us.org/home
The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) strengthens the museum community through advocacy, developing best practices and standards, and providing resources and career development. Many NYCMER members attend AAM's Annual Meeting, and the NYCMER Board recommends reading the 2012 and 2014 National Comparative Museum Salary Surveys.

 

GEM Group for Education in Museums
http://www.gem.org.uk/
They “promote the importance of learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organizations.” They are based in the UK, but have members around the world.

 

InformalScience.org
http://www.informalscience.org/

“InformalScience.org is a growing online community site that strives to support knowledge-sharing, collaboration and the growth of innovation among diverse professionals in the field of informal science education. The site seeks to connect research, practice and evaluation work to a living collection of informal learning projects.” It is part of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE).

 

Media and Technology Committee
http://www.mediaandtechnology.org/

The Media and Technology Committee is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Their mission is to identify, access, and advocate a broad variety of program uses for media and technology in helping museum professionals meet the needs of their diverse publics.

 

Museum Education Roundtable
http://museumeducation.info/

Formed in 1969, the Museum Education Roundtable fosters professionalism among museum educators across the United States by encouraging leadership, scholarship and research in museum- based learning. MER publishes the Journal of Museum Education