Seminar: Primary Source Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement and Faculty Partnerships
As a special collections community, we are moving from show and tell towards active learning as our focus in the classroom. We have worked to create learning outcomes for classes, assessed student learning, and revised our work based on these results. Now that we have had time to integrate this into our professional work, what comes next? Presenters will talk about how they have been deepening and strengthening instruction by tracing the paths of student engagement and discuss how they have utilized the new guidelines for primary source literacy, soon to be endorsed by RBMS and SAA. Topics may include discussion about working closely with faculty to foster student discovery of collections, studying students’ discovery and research process, restructuring departments and positions in order to facilitate increased engagement with faculty and students, and considering how we can transform the primary source literacy guidelines into classroom learning goals.
Moderator: Jeanann Haas