The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook

CALL FOR “RECIPES” (CHAPTER PROPOSALS)

The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook is seeking recipes!

We are now accepting recipe proposals detailing lesson plans or projects that demonstrate the integration of archives and special collections material into the classroom. We are seeking practical guides that provide an entry point to teaching with primary sources for information professionals new to teaching and learning with archives and special collections, including archivists, special collections librarians, and instruction librarians. Additionally, we seek innovative proposals that will serve as a resource for those experienced with teaching with primary sources and archives by providing a repository of ideas for when their lesson plans need to be refreshed and updated.

Recipes will include the following:

Recipes will follow the ACRL Cookbook format. Your 600- to 800-word submission must describe a successful lesson plan or activity using archives and special collections material. Please also include:

·              Recipe name (a.k.a. your “chapter” title)

·              Your name, university or other affiliation

·              Your email address, if you would like it included with your recipe (optional)

·              Potential cookbook category, section, and part (see below)

Submission information and due dates:

Email your draft recipes to jmp48@psu.edu by July 16, 2019

Notifications will be sent out in August 2019

Final recipes will be due on October 5, 2019

Cookbook Outline:

1.       Meal Prep: Teaching Archival Literacy 

Lessons that prepare students for the situated and unique aspects of doing research in archives and special collections libraries. 

 2.       Good Orderer: Teaching Search & Discovery in Archives & Special Collections 

Lessons that help students make use of archival search and discovery tools, such as finding aids. 

3.       Food Critics: Teaching Primary Source Literacy 

 Lessons that support student analysis of primary sources. 

4.       Something from the Cart: Exhibitions as Teaching & Learning  

Lessons that utilize the exhibition of primary sources as a teaching and learning tool. 

5.       Community Picnics: K-12 & Non-course-related Instruction

      Lessons for K-12 & community audiences. 

 

6.       Takeout: Teaching with Digital Collections 

Lessons that utilize digital collections to teach primary sources literacy outside of archives and special collections libraries’ physical spaces. 

Email jmp48@psu.edu with any questions. Please refer to The Embedded Librarians Cookbook (ACRL 2014), The First Year Experience Library Cookbook (ACRL 2017), and The Library Assessment Cookbook(ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. We are willing to be flexible with length, wording, style, and topics.  Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals!

Editor:

Julie M. Porterfield, Instruction & Outreach Archivist, Penn State University Libraries

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