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Monday, August 5 • 10:30am - 11:45am
604 - Learning from the Local: The Teaching Archivist and Place-Based Education

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Place-based education (PBE) leverages local environments, communities, resources, and people into immersive learning opportunities. It prioritizes engagement and authentic interactions. After outlining the pedagogical theory behind this teaching method, the speakers present four case studies from repositories across the country that are using this approach to frame their instruction. The session allows time for audience participation.

Carrie Schwier: Learning from the Local: The Teaching Archivist and Place-based Education
Carey Beam: Searching for Buried Gardens: Campus Archaeology and Archival Collections
Bridget J. Burke: "Do not try to remember": Teaching What Might Have Been Using Architectural Archives of Unbuilt Environments
Virginia Ferris: Reframing and Reclaiming Shared Space: Engaging Students through Campus History at a Land Grant University
Jessica Ritchie: The Case for Queer Spaces: Partnering with a Queer Studies Class to Establish an LGBTQ Walking Tour and Podcast

Moderator: Carrie Schwier

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Carrie Schwier

Outreach and Public Services Archivist, Indiana University Libraries University Archives
Carrie Schwier is the Outreach and Public Services Archivist at the IU Libraries University Archives, where she oversees access services and collaborates with faculty to design and implement primary-source based instruction sessions and assignments.

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Virginia Ferris

Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections, North Carolina State University
Virginia Ferris is Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections at NC State University Libraries. She earned the MLS from UNC Chapel Hill (2014) and holds experience in outreach, oral history, and teaching with archives.
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Jessica Ritchie

Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University
Jessica Ritchie is the Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she provides leadership for collections and services in Perry Library and the Diehn Composers Room. Jessica also coordinates the Libraries' primary sources/archival... Read More →

Carey Beam

Director, Indiana University Libraries
Carey Beam is director of Indiana University Libraries? Wylie House Museum. She regularly teaches with archival collections, and she conducts research on academic historic house museums. She earned her MLS from Indiana University.

Bridget J. Burke

Associate Dean of Special Collections, University of Oklahoma
Bridget Burke is the Associate Dean for Special Collections at the University of Oklahoma. She holds an MLS and an MA in Liberal Studies. She has held curatorial and management positions in research collections from New Haven to Alaska.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
201/202, [Level 2]