Introduction to Public Services in Special Collections

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course offers students a broad overview of the front-end functions of special collections librarianship: reference and public services; instruction; exhibition; and digital initiatives.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Course Description

Are you new to a special collections environment, or are you interested in moving in that direction? Learn how to encourage meaningful use of special collections.

This course offers students a broad overview of the front-end functions of special collections librarianship:

  • reference and public services
  • instruction
  • exhibition
  • digital initiatives

Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • understand and respect established professional best practices, legal responsibilities, and ethical considerations in a special collections environment;
  • creatively re-imagine the role and potential of special collections libraries;
  • be able to exercise professional judgement and balance these impulses when evaluating existing libraries or proposing new initiatives.

Robin M. Katz

Robin M. KatzRobin M. Katz is a librarian, archivist, and educator who works to connect people to primary sources in meaningful and innovative ways. She is currently the Primary Source Literacy Librarian at the University of California, Riverside, a position she crafted after serving on the joint task force that authored the new Primary Source Literacy Guidelines. She co-created TeachArchives.org based on a groundbreaking US Department of Education grant she led at Brooklyn Historical Society. She has spent over a decade in special collections public services after receiving her MLIS from Kent State University and her BA from Brandeis University.

Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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