Webinar: Digital Engagement 101 for Small Museums

This  webinar is the fourth installment of a six-part Zoom webinar series designed to offer guidance and strategies around how to sustain our institutions in this moment.  The series will leverage the expertise of sixteen heritage practitioners from across the country to address numerous topics.

Particularly in our shift towards a "virtual world", innovating digitally is a crucial component of a successful nonprofit cultural institution.  Join us for presentations to hear from three leading cultural professionals on social media, creating digital educational resources (for families and educators), and to learn about existing resources from the NC Government & Heritage Library. This webinar is designed specifically for small to medium sized cultural organizations and grassroots groups.  Participants will learn digital strategies for our times and how they may better serve their audience.


Rebecca Hyman is the Educational Programming and Outreach Librarian at the N.C. Government & Heritage Library, part of the State Library of North Carolina. In this role, she coordinates the library's outreach efforts, including its marketing and social media presence.

Karen Ipock is originally from the coast of North Carolina. She received her B.S. in History with a focus in education from Appalachian State University, and an MLitt in Visual Culture from the University of Aberdeen. Karen began working for the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources in 2007. She started as a historical interpreter at Tryon Palace Historic Site before becoming the site's Curator of Education. In 2013 Karen became the Site Manager for Historic Edenton State Site before relocating to the Raleigh area.  She is currently the Child Education Coordinator for DNCR's Education and Outreach division. Her main job focuses are creating educational content for DNCR initiatives and serving as the state program coordinator for National History Day in N.C.

Kaytee Smith brings more than 10 years of digital communications and outreach experience to her role as Chief Content Officer at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, where she helps tell North Carolina's story and oversees the department's editorial and content production team. She has a full spectrum of experience across platforms, including video and emerging social media, and works with divisions across the state on digital initiatives and content strategy. She has been a featured speaker on Microsoft’s Underground Tour and Hack the Classroom and highlighted on Skype’s Social Good blog for digital outreach. 

Registration is now closed. A recording of the webinar will be made available.

NC African American Heritage Commission received a NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, www.nchumanities.org. Funding for NC CARES has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

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