Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting blog post submissions about teaching with primary sources during the fall 2020 semester for two series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Reflecting on the Fall, Planning for the Spring” and “How To in the Pandemic.”  These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices in reflective practice from all sectors of the TPS community.

Reflecting on the Fall, Planning for the Spring

Posts should address the following questions in an informal interview format:

  • What did instruction look like at your library, archive, museum, or other institution this fall? In person, online, hybrid?
  • What strategies did you use to plan for instruction this fall?
  • What are important questions to ask ourselves and our leaders as we deal with uncertainty in our teaching programs?
  • Are there any teaching strategies or tools that you anticipate incorporating into your teaching practice post-pandemic?

How To in the Pandemic

How To in the Pandemic is an instructive series about practical classroom matters over the past several months. Topics can include specific how-to tips for teaching virtually or in person, modifying lesson plans, learning and experimenting with new tools, and anything else community members have learned and want to share from their experiences in 2020.

Contributions should be 500-750 words and will be subject to an expedited peer review process by members of the TPS facilitators team and RBMS Instruction and Outreach Committee. Posts will be published on a rolling basis beginning in February 2021. Full submission information is available in the Notes from the Field author and peer review guidelinesAny questions, expressions of interest, or submissions can be sent to the Notes from the Field Lead Editor, Maureen Maryanski at