What if archivists were all reading the same book at the same time?
You may have heard of—or even participated in—the popular program, “One Book, One City.” Well, now the Society of American Archivists is offering “One Book, One Profession.” Join your colleagues in reading, talking about, and building on ideas from one of the newest books in the SAA series Trends in Archives Practice:
Teaching with Primary Sources is edited by Christopher J. Prom and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and consists of three modules:
As libraries and archives increasingly provide services in addition to collecting and curating collections, the importance of instructional services also grows, as Hinchliffe notes in the book’s introduction. No longer is the tour group or visiting class an occasional occurrence. Nor is it reasonable to assume that users come to their information tasks already skilled and ready to use the materials in our collections. Instead, archives, libraries, and other cultural heritage organizations have the enviable challenge of finding resources to meet the growing demand for teaching and learning programs.
Modules 9, 10, and 11 present a wealth of resources to meet the teaching and learning needs of our communities. With creativity, variety, and pragmatism, the authors guide readers in understanding what instructors want their students to learn and how to support students in that learning. By sharing their successes—and their struggles—the authors address gaps in the archival literature and the information literacy literature and strengthened these intersecting domains of practice.
Let’s read Teaching with Primary Sources—together!
ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016 in Atlanta
Aug. 3: Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference and Workshops at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Aug. 4: Brown bag lunch discussion sponsored by the SAA Publications Board
Aug. 6 "Reaching from the Other Side: New Initiatives in Archives Teaching and Learning," Education session facilitated by Bill Landis at 9:00am