When a Librarian met an Archivist: Collaborating to teach and promote the special collections and archives

Live Webcast 
February 19, 2013
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Description: In Fall 2012, the collaborative learning librarian taught a third year course (SMC 301) using the Kelly Library Special Collection and Archives materials.  She consulted the archivist throughout the development of the lesson plans for the on-site visits.  This interactive webcast will provide information about a) how that collaboration formed b) the lesson plan to incorporate Kelly Library Special Collections and Archives materials c) protecting the materials while creating an engaging experience for undergraduate students.  This session is relevant to archivists and librarians trying to promote their special collections and archival materials within their university.  In addition, this session may interest other librarians and archivists who plan to be involved in a course and would like to hear about the experiences of planning and managing the site visits.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to develop a lesson plan that ensures the safety and proper handling of rare books and archival materials.
  • Learn how to engage students in discussion and pique their interest in special collections and archival materials.
  • Learn about the teaching experience and outcomes of the course.

Presenter: Silvia Vong, Collaborative Learning Librarian, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

Target Audience: Archivists and librarians at academic institutions

Technical Requirements: ACRL Webcasts are held in an Elluminate virtual classroom. You will be prompted to download a java-based application (Elluminate) before being able to enter the classroom.  Elluminate works on both PC and Macintosh platforms.  The minimum PC requirements are a Pentium II 266 Mhz with 64MB of memory and a sound card. The minimum Mac requirements are a G3 233 Mhz with 64MB of memory when using OS 9.0 - 9.2 or 128MB of memory when using OS X.

Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. It is recommended that you also use a microphone to ask questions/make comments. If you do not have or do not wish to use a microphone, you may ask questions through text-based chat.

If you'd like to perform the Elluminate tech check on your computer, please go to: www.learningtimes.net/techcheckell.html.

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
 Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location

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