The GLAMers’ first result, the open access publication Practices of digitally mediated youth engagement in GLAMs* during the pandemic, written by Katerina Zourou and Elisa Pellegrini, Web2Learn, is now available!
At the crossroads of 3 main concepts, youth, the pandemic and GLAMs, this study aims to support the dialogue of cultural heritage institutions in their attempt to face COVID-19-related challenges by better engaging youth in their outreach activities. Grounded on European and international initiatives for the benefit of GLAMs, this report serves to create a collection of practices of digitally mediated youth engagement developed by European GLAMs during the pandemic. 15 concrete examples of youth engagement in the ordinary activities of GLAMs are showcased in the publication while advice on means to engage youth are given by experienced staff of the selected practices.

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From September to December 2021, the partners, under the lead of Web2Learn and the support of Europeana, will deploy interactive sessions aimed at GLAMs professionals as an opportunity to support and advise European GLAMs in building better connections with youth audiences during the pandemic.
29 September – 14:00 CET: “Practices of digitally mediated youth engagement in GLAMs during the pandemic”

Featured GLAM professionals will share their own experiences developing digital youth initiatives, and The GLAMers team will share practical examples of easy-to-implement techniques for digital interaction with youth audiences.

Speakers: Katerina Zourou, Ph.D., digitally enhanced learning expert and co-author of The GLAMers report, with invited GLAM experts.

Moderator: Michael Peater Edson, digital strategist, vice-chair of Europeana Advisory Board, and advisor to The GLAMers project.

13 October – 14:00 CET: “Youth audience engagement during COVID: digital ideas and methods from The GLAMers”

This lively 3-hour workshop will teach attendees how to implement a variety of digital audience engagement techniques that have emerged within the GLAM and cultural sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors of The GLAMers study and experts from participating GLAM institutions will share their knowledge and insights through case studies and hands-on exercises. Examples will be featured from a wide spectrum of GLAM and cultural organizations throughout Europe, including both small and large institutions and those with varying degrees of digital maturity.

This immersive workshop will serve as an opportunity to reflect on practical implementation of audience engagement, especially of youth audiences, in this highly unpredictable context of the pandemic.

Organiser: Michael Peater Edson, digital strategist, vice-chair of Europeana Advisory Board, and advisor to The GLAMers project.

Facilitator: Katerina Zourou, Ph.D., digitally enhanced learning expert and co-author of The GLAMers publication.

For more information: https://mailchi.mp/b8c330ec93df/the-glamers-first-results-september-2021