Tuesday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
903 - Breaking Down Barriers: Developing an Educational Outreach Initiative in Your Archives

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Archives have the potential to play a key role in education. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of how their archives and special collections are ideally positioned to support teachers and students in studying local and state curriculum while attaining educational standards across the K-16 context; how education initiatives can transform archives collections and break down barriers to new audiences; and key next steps for initiating or expanding education programs.

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Jen Hoyer

Educator, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Jen Hoyer helps make things go at Interference Archive and teaches about researching local history at the Brooklyn Collection. She loves working through how archives can help people understand themselves and their place in the world around them.

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Kaitlin Holt

Program Manager, Brooklyn Connections, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Kaitlin manages Brooklyn Connections, an award winning school program based out of the Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) special collection, the Brooklyn Collection. Brooklyn Connections is a residency-style program that teaches 4-12th grade students research skills while completing... Read More →
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Natiba Guy-Clement

Manager, Special Collections, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Natiba Guy-Clement is a 19 year library professional and the current Special Collections Manager at the Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library's, Brooklyn history division and its sole archive and rare book collection.

Julia Pelaez

Educator, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Julia holds a M.A. in Teaching History from Bard College and has worked previously as an educator at the American Museum of Natural History. Julia advocates for the learning-disabled community to ensure that teachers create inclusive classrooms.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
201/202, [Level 2]