Seminar: Beyond Outreach: Working with Students and Classes as Curators
Sponsored by Bromer Booksellers, Inc.
As special collections departments move to integrate students into their programming, and to develop deeper learning through work with primary sources, student-curated exhibits have become more common. Such exhibits can be a result of in-depth class projects, often involving intensive work with faculty and multiple instruction sessions with students, or individual projects, either for credit or through internships. Such exhibits can be valuable learning experiences for students and excellent opportunities for outreach for the library. Student- and class-curated exhibits also require large amounts of library support. This seminar will explore both the opportunities and challenges inherent in student-curated exhibits, using examples from a variety of institutions. Participants will come away with ideas and processes which they can take back to their own institutions.