Posted on behalf of the Michigan TPS Planning Committee
Archivists and special collections librarians from public universities in Michigan have been gathering occasionally via zoom over the past year to discuss our interests and experiences in teaching with primary sources. These gatherings, hosted by the Bentley Historical Library, and planned by a group of archivists and special collections librarians from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, are modeled on the Rockefeller Center’s Archivist Educators Roundtable, which meets periodically to network and informally discuss common issues. This link will take you to the AER’s newsletter, which also offers a bit more information about the roundtable.
As we wrap up the academic year, we want to invite you to a conversation about lessons learned from teaching primary sources during a year of pandemic. Thursday June 3 1-2:30
Please use the link below to register.
Link to register in advance for the meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Present at the meeting:
We’re looking for short, informal presentations that touch on what you’ve learned while teaching this past year–whether that be tools that worked well, practices you want to continue or other takeaways you want to share. Please send a short proposal (two to three sentences) for a 5-7 minute “lightning talk” to TPSCommcon@umich.edu by Monday April 26. Because our past few meetings have featured larger universities, we are especially interested in hearing from those at smaller institutions – college/university or otherwise – this time. As always, we welcome ideas from people who are new to instruction or online tools, as well as those who have done similar work for a long time.
We’re also looking to build collaboration across institutions in the future. What topics or collections have you used with classes that have been particularly effective? What collections are available digitally and are on your list to try with a course? You can add them to this spreadsheet.
Thank you! Please email TPSCommcon@umich.edu if you have questions. Feel free to share this with your colleagues around the state who may be interested!