Sofía Becerra-Licha and Jacqueline E. Chapman, both 2012 graduates of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) MSLS program, have been selected by the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums for the Collective Wisdom: Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM) Conference Exchange.
Becerra-Licha is the Archivist for the Stan Getz Library at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Chapman is the Digital Collections Librarian for the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, D.C. They and other professionals chosen for this unique experience have formed a learning cohort to help strengthen connections across sectors. Members of the cohort are attending three major conferences and engaging in virtual activities together throughout 2016.
National conferences for cohort attendance include:
- Museums: AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, May 26–29 in Washington, D.C.
- Libraries: ALA Annual 2016, June 23–28 in Orlando, Florida
- Archives: Archives * Records 2016 (SAA/CoSA), July 31–August 6 in Atlanta, Georgia
The goal of the program is to devise and strengthen sustainable continuing education and professional development opportunities that will transform the workforce in ways that lead to measurable impacts on communities.