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Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections - Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections (Hardback)
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Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections - Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections (Hardback)

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Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archivists and special collections librarians in organizations of different sizes and types have approached the challenges in creating effective educational programs to prepare the next generation of researchers and advocates for archives. The case studies featured are: 1.Tablet and Codex, Side by Side: Pairing Rare Books and E-Books in the Special Collections Classroom 2.Fells, Fans and Fame: Acquiring a Collection of Personal Papers with the Goal of Engaging Primary School Children 3.Student Curators in the Archives: Class-Curated Exhibits in Academic Special Collections 4.A Win for All: Cultural Organizations Working With Colleges of Education 5.The Archive as Theory and Reality: Engaging with Students in Cultural and Critical Studies 6.Make Way for Learning: Using Literary Papers to Engage Elementary School Students 7.Archivists Teaching Teachers: The Archives Education Institute and K-12 Outreach 8.Animating Archives: Embedding Archival Materials (and Archivists) into Digital History Projects 9."A Certain Kind of Seduction": Integrating Archival Research into a First-Year Writing Curriculum 10.Not Just for Students: An Archives Workshop for Faculty 11.Web Archiving as Gateway: Teaching K-12 Students about Archival Concepts 12.Evocative Objects: Inspiring Art Students with Archives 13.Documenting and Sharing Instruction Practices: The story of These case studies show a range of audiences and strategies, but all were selected because they demonstrate ideas that could be transferred into many other settings. They can serve as models, sources of inspiration, or starting points for new discussions. This volume will be useful to those working in archives and special collections as well as other cultural heritage organizations, and provides ideas ranging from those that require long-term planning and coordination to ones that could be more quickly implemented. The chapters also provide students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the varieties of issues related to creating and implementing educational programs and how they can be addressed.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442249523
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 233 x 158 x 22 mm

It is worth praising Theimer for her structured approach to the case studies that ensures all authors reflect on successes and lessons learned. This is exactly the right approach and enables the reader to develop an understanding of the skills, methods and tools that each case study adopts. . . .Any information professional or related educator will do well to read this book and to reflect on the stimulating practices, as well as the wonderful innovation and creativity demonstrated by the case studies. * Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association *
It is appreciated that the case studies included are very practical in their application. The ideas immediately appeal to archivists who work either with students or faculty at their institution, or would like a way to start.... This book is certainly a must read for those considering the expansion of their educational programs, and is on point with current trends in education. * Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists *
The case studies in this volume not only illustrate the explosion in the use of archival materials in active learning classrooms, they highlight the synergistic benefit when archivists and instructors learn from each other and co-create curriculum based on primary sources. In these studies, archivists introduce K-12 teachers to using primary sources, and teachers introduce new tools for the digital humanities. Drawn in by "archives fever," students learn history, writing, and digital skills by archiving websites, curating exhibits, and saving local history. -- Doris Malkmus, Instruction and Outreach Archivist, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvannia State University
Including chapters from a mix of senior archivists and new professionals, this wonderful collection of essays provides a variety of suggestions for archivists wanting to bring archival collections to teachers and students. The ideas are accessible to archivists in all kinds of repositories and will help them bring a new generation of users to archives. -- Danna Bell, Educational Resource Specialist, Library of Congress

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