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Latino Americans

Webinars

Webinars that offer support for Latino Americans grantees will be added below as they become available. Archived versions will be added after live sessions are completed. Live and archived programs are free and open to any staff members involved in implementation of an LA500 grant.

Archived Webinars

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Orientation

Monday, July 27, 2015 
Archived Webinar
PPT Presentation

Project directors and other LA500 grantees are invited to attend this free webinar to learn more about grant administration requirements and available resources and opportunities related to the NEH/ALA initiative. During the webinar, ALA staff will provide a tour of the online resources that are available to support programming and promotional efforts, explain reporting requirements, discuss allowable expenses, share news on new content that will be available in the months ahead, and offer ample time for a chat-based Q&A session.

Oral History @ Your Library: A Beginner’s Guide

Monday, August 31, 2015
Archived Webinar
PPT Presentation

Are you interested in fitting oral history into your library's repertoire, but don't know where to start? Join oral historians Mary Larson and Jeff Corrigan for this one-hour introduction.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Promoting Your Programs

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Archived Webinar
PPT Presentation

Join representatives of three Latino Americans: 500 Years of History institutions as they share successful strategies, advice and useful resources for promoting public programs.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Hosting a Scholar-Led Film Screening and Discussion

Monday, November 2, 2015
Archived Webinar
PPT Presentation

Project directors and other Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grantees are invited to attend this free webinar to learn more about hosting a scholar-led film screening and discussion program. Linda Holtslander, division manager of programming at Loudoun County (Va.) Public Library, and Dr. James A. Baer, professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College, will discuss how to organize and implement an effective film screening and discussion event.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Final Report Walkthrough

Friday, November 20, 2015
Archived Webinar
PPT Presentation

LA500 grantees are invited to attend this webinar for a complete run through by ALA and NEH staff of the online final report, a discussion of reporting best practices and an overview of sample surveys for public events.

Authentic Engagement: From Programs to Partnerships

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Archived Webinar
PPT Presentation

Project directors and other Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grantees are invited to attend this free webinar about building long-term community relationships. Hear from two leaders from the arts and culture sector who will share best practices for community engagement gleaned from their 20+ years in the field. Kathleen Benson, who served as project director of exhibitions and publications at the Museum of the City of New York, will talk about her experiences in the East Harlem arts community and share how a photography and oral history program infused an ethos of meaningful connectivity within her institution and the surrounding community. Juana Guzman, a co-founder of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture who also worked significant tenures at the National Museum of Mexican Art and Department of Cultural Affairs in Chicago, will draw from her experiences to illustrate how a holistic practice of community engagement is empowering and transformational for both the community and the institution

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