- Jan 2017
literally meet people where they are
Meeting people "where they are" is difficult when a university campus is literally or figuratively separate from the surrounding communities. Staff or volunteers with historic sites and museums often encounter similar challenges.
At UMBC, initiatives such as Breaking Ground try to bridge these gaps by bringing students into surrounding communities. Museums and historic sites may find useful advice in "Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset: A Practical Guide" available as an online resource and a 2016 book.