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DC 2006 Program Session

210. Archivists Are Teachers: New Ideas and Techniques for Fostering Learning in the Archives

Thursday, August 3, 2006
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
International Ballroom East

  Recorded session


Michael Moir, Chair
Archives and Special Collections, York University

Kathryn Otto
Minnesota Historical Society
“Reaching Out to Young Scholars”

Lee Ann Potter
National Archives and Records Administration
“Teaching With Documents: The National Archives Education Program”

Aprille McKay
University of Michigan School of Information
“A Survey and Analysis of Online Archival Research Tutorials”

Too often students learn to use archival collections in isolation without the assistance of archival professionals. This session focuses on ways to incorporate archivists as teachers into the education process, developing tools that show researchers how to use archives in more effective ways and encouraging information literacy. Speakers explore educational initiatives ranging from using primary sources for History Day and in NARA’s educational program to online tutorials for post-secondary students.


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2006 International Archives & Information Technology Exposition Exhibitor List