MARAC Workshops

Rare Books for Archivists

  Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250
Instructor: Michael Knies, University of Scranton

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Workshop description:  This workshop is geared toward archivists and related professionals who have responsibility for rare books but have limited background in the history of the book. The morning will consist of a survey lecture on Western book production and history with an emphasis on the book as artifact. The afternoon will consist of hands-on examination of artifacts, ideas and examples of how to incorporate and interpret rare books in exhibits and in the classroom. A variety of Internet resources will be introduced. Participants are encouraged to contact the instructor in advance with information and questions about their rare book holdings.

Cost:  $90

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Archives on the Move: Developing an Educational Outreach Initiative for Your Archive

 Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011
Instructors:  Kaitlin Holt, Brooklyn Public Library; and Jen Hoyer, Brooklyn Public Library

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Workshop description:  Archives are posed to play a more significant and instrumental role in student achievement since the implementation of Common Core. Its emphasis on 21st Century learning skills, including the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, collaborate with peers and create high quality, scholarly work presents timely opportunities for archives to share their expertise with all educators and learners. This workshop uses Brooklyn Connections, the award winning education division of the Brooklyn Public Library’s local history archive, the Brooklyn Collection, as a case-study to teach participants how to implement school outreach initiatives at their institutions.  Utilize archival collections to meet Common Core Standards, create lesson plans and engage students’ and teachers’ interest in local history. Learn pedagogical terminology and practical strategies for establishing meaningful and ongoing school partnerships. Participants will leave the workshop with adaptable resources to inform the creation or expansion of educational initiatives at their home institutions.

Cost:  $90

Public Transportation: Library is located about 4 blocks from the Metro (Georgia Ave. – Petworth stop).  Accessible via the Yellow and Green lines.
Parking: Parking available at Library and street parking. Please note this is a busy branch situated between many schools.