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Workshops Block One
9:30 – 10:30 am: Choose from three simultaneous workshops

Workshop #1 – Primary Sources Beyond the Humanities
Auditorium (9:30 – 10:30 am)
Live Notes document »
Representatives from three diverse organizations will share how they connect their collections and education programs to the K-12 curriculum. Virginia Howell, Education Curator at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, will share techniques used to incorporate historic artifacts and processes in museum education programs. Explore primary sources through history, science, and problem solving situations. Cantey Smith, Director of Education at Tellus Science Museum, explains how an object can engage students, enliven instruction and ensure learning. Attendees will leave with three fossilized teeth/plates to add to their collection. Sherilyn Narker, Senior Economic & Financial Education Specialist, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will discuss the different types of archival collections available from the Fed and how users can access those collections. Participants will learn about strategies the bank uses to encourage K-12 educators to use Federal Reserve primary and secondary sources in their classroom lesson plans.

Workshop #2 – Trigger Warnings
Education Center (9:30 – 10:30 am)
Live Notes document »
Join Katy Malone, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University, and Jill E. Anderson, history librarian and historian from Georgia State University, as they talk about teaching challenging topics and source materials. Anderson will share her experiences with using primary sources on date rape within her Honors freshman seminar, “Going Steady? Documenting the History of Dating in American Culture, 1940-1990.” Malone will discuss guiding the student workers, tour groups, and the community at large through the powerful and complicated exhibition Art AIDS America. Both speakers will offer strategies for managing difficult conversations, approaching sensitive materials, and balancing instruction with care for students, audience, and even the educator herself! The presentations will be followed by an open dialogue.

Workshop #3 – Performing the Archive
Authors’ and Writers’ Lounge (9:30 – 10:30 am)
Live Notes document »
What happens when we use our own bodies and present-day creative arts practices to become proxies for the archive? What materializes when our contemporary performances become the place where firsthand evidence from the past is stored in and accessed through flesh, breath, thought, speech, movement, and interaction? This performative lecture provides answers to these questions by demonstrating the methodology of “performing the archive” where one can employ performance techniques commonly used in creative arts practices like acting, songwriting, filmmaking, choreography, digital technologies, and more as part of the interpretation and analysis of archival documents. Featuring examples of her performance work with students, faculty, and professionals to embody verbatim archival material about black participants in the 1901 Buffalo, NY World’s Fair, Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin will chronicle how she and her creative team are curating their experimentations into a new professional musical theatre production entitled AT BUFFALO.

Workshops Block Two
10:35 – 11:35 am: Choose from two simultaneous workshops

Workshop #4 – Building Primary Source Sets for Students and Teachers
Auditorium (10:35 – 11:35 am)
Live Notes document »
In this one-hour workshop, Franky Abbott and Samantha Gibson will lead a discussion around the ideas, goals, questions, and challenges “behind the project” for the Digital Public Library of America’s Primary Source Sets.

Working in collaboration with an Advisory Committee of educators from around the country over the past year, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) created and published one hundred Primary Source Sets on topics in history, literature and culture, designed to be be ready-to-use for both teachers and students from middle school to college. In this session, we will share and discuss some of the key questions raised during the research and development of this project: How did we figure out where we fit into the online education landscape? How and why did we incorporate educator review and expertise? What were the challenges and opportunities of bringing together disparate digital collections from repositories across the country? What does it mean to us to design the project for an audience of both teachers and students? What did we learn about how teachers use primary sources in the classroom?

Workshop #5 – Teaching Outside the Classroom
Authors’ and Writers’ Lounge (10:35 – 11:35 am)
Live Notes document »
Teaching Outside the Classroom is an exciting opportunity to learn how to teach with primary sources, how to connect historic and artistic collections to education programs and the K-12 curriculum, as well as how outreach can be provided to diverse groups. This workshop will illustrate how primary and secondary sources are featured in gallery, classroom, and community settings at the Columbus Museum, the Heritage Project, and the High Museum of Art.
The workshop will feature mainstream institutions as well as a unique project that fulfills the diversity niche often not featured in traditional settings. An exhibit will be showcased to complement the workshop, illustrating how primary source documents were incorporated.
Teaching Outside the Classroom will be facilitated by three museum educators, and an Archivist/Educator to offer an exciting, hands-on workshop to help energize your educational outreach and stimulate your own classroom instruction in a variety of ways.
Workshop Facilitators:
Kate McLeod, Head of School and Teacher Services, High Museum of Art
Eleanor Kinlaw-Ross, MLIS – Director, The Heritage Project
Christy Barlow, Academic Programs Coordinator, Columbus Museum
Kirsten Dunn, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Columbus Museum


these folks attended the
Teaching with Primary Sources Workshops and Unconference (info here »)
which was Wed, August 3, 2016 at Auburn Avenue Research Library

(for the record: 155 attendees; since it was a drop-in/drop-out event, this fluctuated throughout the day, peaking at roughly 110 simultaneous attendees in mid-morning)

Franky Abbott (Digital Public Library of America | Curation and Education Strategist)
April Akins (Lander University | University Archivist)
Carla Alvarez (UT Austin | Archivist)
Jill Anderson (Georgia State University | History, African-American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian)
Krystal Appiah (Library Company of Philadelphia | Reference Librarian/Curator)
Eli Arnold (Oglethorpe University | Head of Reference Services)
Tiffany Atwater (AUC Woodruff Library Archives Research Center | Public Services Archivist)
Chuck Barber (University of Georgia)
Linda Barrett (Fort Worth Library | Archivist)
Laura Barry
Danna Bell (Library of Congress | Educational Resources Specialist)
Lori Birrell
Doreen Bloomer (Hudson County Geneslogical & Historical Society)
Charmaine Bonner (Emory University | Visiting Archivist for African American Collections)
Mazie Bowen (University of Georgia | Public Service Coordinator)
Jennifer Brannock (University of Southern Mississippi | Curator of Rare Books & Mississippiana)
Terri Brinegar (University of Florida | Graduate Student, Teaching Assistant)
Marc Brodsky (Special Collections, Virginia Tech | Public Services and Reference Archivist)
Barrye Brown (College of Charleston | Reference and Outreach Archivist)
Greta Browning (Special Collections, Appalachian State University | Reference Archivist/Librarian)
Chrisitna Bryant (New Orleans Public Library | Head, Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections)
Janet Bunde (New York University | Interim University Archivist)
Jaime Marie Burton (University of Kentucky | Director of Research Services and Education)
Sarah Carlson (University of Minnesota, | Project Manager)
Tamara Carr (High school media specialist)
Conor Casey (Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections | Labor Archivist)
Celia Caust-Ellenbogen (Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College)
Su Kim Chung (University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Head, Special Collections Public Services)
Tamar Chute (Ohio State University | University Archivist)
Kate Collins (Duke University | Research Services Librarian)
Meghan Courtney (Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University | Outreach Archivist)
Jackie Couture (Eastern Kentucky University | Team Leader, Special Collections and Archives)
Tyler Crafton-Karnes (Museum of History and Holocaust Education | Museum Educator)
Samantha Crisp (Augustana College | Special Collections Librarian)
Kate Crowe
Myles Crowley (MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections | Reference Associate)
Gordon Daines (Brigham Young University | Supervisor of Reference Services)
Nancy Davis Bray (Georgia College & State University | Associate Director for Special Collections)
Sheila Devaney (University of Georgia Libraries | Reference Librarian)
Kira Dietz (Special Collections, Virginia Tech | Acquisitions and Processing Archivist)
Elizabeth Dinschel (National Archives, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum | Education Specialist)
Chris Dobbs (New Georgia Encyclopedia | Assistant Editor)
Samantha Dodd (UT Arlington | Archivist)
Caitlin Donnelly (Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas | Head of Public Services)
Kate Donovan (Houghton Library, Harvard)
Nik Dragovic (Emory University | Research Library Fellow)
Rachael Dreyer
Christian Dupont (Boston College | Burns Librarian)
Lynn Eaton (James Madison University | Special Collections Librarian)
Margaret Eves
Robin Fay (Trainer/Digital Archivist)
Tom Flynn (Winston-Salem State University)
Rosalie Gartner (Emerson College | Archives & Records Management Associate)
Abenaa Ghartey-Tagoe (ANEXA Consulting LLC | Principal Consultant)
Nanabanyin Ghartey-Tagoe (Tuskegee University) | Retired Prof.)
Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin (University of Georgia | Dr.)
Samantha Gibson (Digital Public Library of America | Engagement and Use Coordinator)
Rebecca Goldman (La Salle University | Head, Archives and Digital Initiatives)
Jenny Gotwals (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute | Lead Archivist)
Rory Grennan (Florida State University Archives | Manuscript & Instruction Archivist)
Julie Grob (University of Houston | Coordinator for Instruction)
Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh (Elizabethtown College | Archivist)
Shaun Hayes
Janet Hauck
Matt Herbison
Katharina Herzig {maybe transcribed incorrectly, please contact us}
Yuki Hibben (Virginia Commonwealth University | Assistant Head & Curator of Books and Art, Special Collections and Archives)
Yuki Hibben (Virginia Commonwealth University | Assistant Head of Special Collections and Archives)
Linda Hocking (Litchfield Historical Society | Curator of Library & Archives)
Pamela Hopkins (Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University | Public Services and Outreach Archivist)
David Hovde (Purdue University Libraries | Associate Professor of Library Science)
Abby Hoverstock (Denver Public Library | Sr. Archivist/Librarian)
Dana Howard (Artstor/Jstor | Senior K-12 Relationship Manager)
Rachel Howard (University of Louisville | Digital Initiatives Librarian)
Virginia Howell (Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking | Education Curator)
Josue Hurtado (Temple University | Coordinator of Public Services & Outreach)
Gene Hyde (University of North Carolina Asheville | Head of Special Collections)
Petrina Jackson
Sara Janes (Lakehead University)
Rhonda Jones (Public Historian)
Lynda Kachurek (University of Richmond | Head, Rare Books & Special Collections)
Elizabeth Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans | Digital Initiatives Librarian)
Kenneth Kootin (Filmaker)
Charlotte Kostelic (StoryCorps | Associate Archivist)
Tracey Laird (Agnes Scott College | Professor of Music)
Sarah Leu (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
Casey Long (Agnes Scott College | User Education Librarian)
Jenna Makowski (Alexander Street Press | Editor and Curator)
Katy Malone
Cecily Marcus (Umbra: Search African American History, University of Minnesota Libraries Givens Collection of African American Literature | Curator)
Chris Mariano {??? I think this was transcribed wrong…contact us}
Kate Matheny (University of Alabama | Outreach Coordinator for Special Collections)
Georgette Mayo (Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture, College of Charleston | Archivist)
Donna McCrea
Amy McDonald (Duke University Archives | Assistant University Archivist)
Jennifer McGillan (Mississippi State University | Coordinator of Manuscripts)
Sarah McKee (New Georgia Encyclopedia | Managing Editor)
Kate McLeod
Elliot McNally
Kathryn Michaelis (Georgia State University | Digital Projects Coordinator)
Mary Miller (Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia | Peabody Awards Collection Archivist)
Andrea Miskewicz (Museum of History and Holocaust Education (Kennesaw State University) | Museum Educator)
Jennifer Mitchell (LSU Libraries Special Collections | Head of Archival Processing)
Kate Morris (James Madison University | Research & Technical Services Librarian)
Janalyn Moss (University of Iowa | American History Librarian)
Nasir Muhammad
Nora Murphy (MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections | Archivist for Reference, Outreach and Instruction)
Shanee Murrain (University of West Georgia | University Archivist)
Sherilyn Narker
Sean Noel (Boston University | Associate Director)
Cinda Nofziger (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)
Erin O’Connor (Florida Historic Capitol Museum | Education Coordinator)
Heather Oswald (Rose Library, Emory University | Public Services and Outreach Archivist)
Rebecca Petersen May (Wake Forest University | Public Services Archivist)
Dr. Vivica Pierre (Bunker Hill Community College | Director, Library & Learning Commons)
Richard Pike {verify spelling}
Julie Porterfield
Erin Prentiss
Jason Puckett (Georgia State University | Librarian)
Suzanne Reller (University of Cincinnati | Reference/Collections Librarian)
Ben Ridgeway
Sylvie Rollason-Cass
Eleanor Ross
Lolita Rowe (UNC Charlotte | Archives Specialist)
Joshua Rowley (Duke University | Reference Archivist)
Dawn Schmitz (Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte | Interim Associate Dean for Special Collections & University Archives)
Rachel Seale (Iowa State University, Special Collections & University Archives | Outreach Archivist)
Jill Severn (Richard B. Russell Library, UGA | Head of Access and Outreach)
Guha Shankar (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress | Folklife Specialist – Public Programs & Outreach)
Becky Sherman (Georgia Archives | Archivist)
Jena Sibille
Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College | Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections)
Cantey Smith
Ashley Stevens
Tamika Strong (Georgia Public Library Service | IT Program Manager)
Michelle Sweetser (Marquette University | University Archivist)
Lydia Tanger
Mattie Taormina (Sutro Library | Director)
Nikki Thomas (UNC Charlotte | Archivist for Collection Management)
Ashley Todd-Diaz (Towson University | Head of Special Collections and University Archives)
Donna Troka (Emory University | Associate Director/Adjunct faculty)
Florence Turcotte
Anne Turkos (University of Maryland | University of Maryland University Archivist)
Trish Vlastnik
Carol Waggoner-Angleton (Augusta University Libraries | Special Collections Librarian)
Kassandra Ware (Spelman College | Archives Assistant)
Debbie Whalen (Eastern Kentucky University)
Pamela Whitenack (Hershey Community Archives | director)
Elizabeth Wilkinson (Small Special Collections, Univ of Virginia | Archivist)
Kelly Wooten (Duke University)
Elizabeth Yakel (University of Michigan)
Joshua Youngblood (University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections | Research and Outreach Services Librarian)
Christina Zamon (Emerson College | Head of Archives & Special Collections)
Tanya Zanish-Belcher (Wake Forest University | Director, Special Collections & Archives)
Helena Zinkham