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The links and resources in this section do not constitute an endorsement from IAM. These lists are not exhaustive.


26 Steps to Improving Committee Functioning

Chairperson's Checklist for Great Meetings

Code of Ethics for Museums

Executive Director Job Description

Guide to Organizing a Nonprofit Organization

Museum Handbook Online

Nonprofit Governance: Getting Back to Basics

Organizing an Historical Society, some information is specific to Indiana, but is still applicable elsewhere.

Museum Management Bibliography

Starting A Museum

Writing Effective Job Descriptions

Writing Job Descriptions - PDF document on responsibility statements for various positions. This can help when you are developing job descriptions.

Groups that can help:

American Association of Museums

American Association for State and Local History

Board Cafe

Boardsource, Inc.

Museum Explorer, assistance with planning, marketing, public relations, and more.

Visitor Studies Association, professional organization focusing on the visitor experience in museums.


Check out the IAM Lending Library for titles available to members on this topic.

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Last Updated: 9/17/11