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  • 1. History Day @ your libraryA Metronet, MELSA, Minnesota History Day Collaboration AASL 2011
  • 2. Metronet • Facilitate cooperation & collaboration among all types of libraries • 7 county metro area • Board is committed to Information Literacy
  • 3. MELSA
  • 4. History Day @ your library A “hullabaloo” for teachers and librarianshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/8867046@N07/2754788861
  • 5. Goal 1Introduce teachers, media specialists, and public, academic, and special librarians who work with students participating in History Day to the wide array of resources in Twin Cities and other libraries
  • 6. Goal 2Help teachers teach the research process and reliable resources to History Day studentsHelp librarians understand History Day
  • 7. Organization• All day event• Keynotes• Choice of breakout sessions
  • 8. Keynotes• History Players• George Caitlin
  • 9. Keynotes• History Day 101• Expansion of current HD Theme
  • 10. Breakout Sessions• Research• Reliable Resources• Responsible Use
  • 11. Encourage Customization• Sessions focus on the current History Day theme• Libraries with collections that support the theme are encouraged to present
  • 12. Research Session Topics• Introduce & expand on teaching the research process• Internet resources & search skills• Google search & Google tools• Research Project Calculator
  • 13. Reliable Resources• Emphasize resources available to all Minnesotans through ELM• Highlight collections-- GovDocs, labor archives, Mn Digital Library• Annotated bibliography
  • 14. Responsible Use• Copyright basics• Creative Commons• Resources for finding copyright-friendly images• Tools to manage research
  • 15. Costs• Aims to be self-supporting• Registration pays for parking and lunch and materials• Collaboration with History Center gives great space with no cost• MELSA/Metronet pays keynote & any other expenses
  • 16. Why It Works for Librarians• Nothing quite like it in Minnesota to connect HD teachers & library resources• All types of libraries & librarians are involved either as presenters or attendees• Learn more about HD operations
  • 17. Why It Works for Teachers• For beginners as well as experienced teachers• Wide variety of topics in the sessions• Offered 2 for one—as long a media specialist was part of the two• CEUs for teachers/LMS Harriet Bishop, St. Pauls first public school teacher
  • 18. Quantity & quality of resources really eye-opening for many participants
  • 19. Outcomes• Improved connections between libraries/librarians & History Day students• Greater knowledge of library resources available to all Minnesotans• More visibility for libraries, especially special libraries & collections Frederick McKinley Jones
  • 20. Improvements • Shortened the day • Repeated sessions • Legacy Scholarships for some attendees • Thinking about an every- other-year scheduleImage: Minneapolis Public Libraryhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/33384108@N00/2468134078
  • 21. ContactAnn Walker SmalleyMetronetMetrolibraries.net1619 Dayton Ave.St. Paul MN 55104651.646.0475ann@metronet.lib.mn.usUnless noted, images courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society & Metronet.