• Doing It Yourself: Special Collections as a Springboard for Personal, Critical Approaches to Information

    Author(s):
    Lucy Mulroney, Patrick Williams (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    TM Libraries and Research
    Subject(s):
    Pedagogy
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    archives, information literacy, rare books, do-it-yourself, diy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62P6X
    Abstract:
    This chapter documents the collaboration between a curator of special collections, a subject specialist librarian, and a writing instructor to develop a different kind of instructional approach for undergraduate research and writing. We sought to use special collections as a springboard to create an environment in which students could investigate research questions that connect to their personal lives and interests; engage in various of modes of writing; conceive of the potential networks of production and circulation for their work; and identify the library as a locus for sustained, organic, social, and productive inquiry.
    Notes:
    Appears as Chapter 18 in Swanson, T. and Jagman, H. (2015) Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information (Publications in Librarianship #68). ACRL Press.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter    
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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