History Day @ your library A “hullabaloo” for teachers and librarianshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/8867046@N07/2754788861
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
Goal 2Help teachers teach the research process and reliable resources to History Day studentsHelp librarians understand History Day
Organization• All day event• Keynotes• Choice of breakout sessions
Keynotes• History Day 101• Expansion of current HD Theme
Breakout Sessions• Research• Reliable Resources• Responsible Use
Encourage Customization• Sessions focus on the current History Day theme• Libraries with collections that support the theme are encouraged to present
Research Session Topics• Introduce & expand on teaching the research process• Internet resources & search skills• Google search & Google tools• Research Project Calculator
Reliable Resources• Emphasize resources available to all Minnesotans through ELM• Highlight collections-- GovDocs, labor archives, Mn Digital Library• Annotated bibliography
Responsible Use• Copyright basics• Creative Commons• Resources for finding copyright-friendly images• Tools to manage research
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
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
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
Quantity & quality of resources really eye-opening for many participants
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
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
ContactAnn Walker SmalleyMetronetMetrolibraries.net1619 Dayton Ave.St. Paul MN firstname.lastname@example.orgUnless noted, images courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society & Metronet.
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