Home WakeSpace Scholarship › Fansler, Craig

Inside the Box: Incorporating Archival Material into Undergraduate Information Literacy Instruction

Fansler, Craig

Item Files

Item Details

title
Inside the Box: Incorporating Archival Material into Undergraduate Information Literacy Instruction
author
Fansler, Craig
author
Yun, Audra
abstract
Inside the Box: Incorporating Archival Material into Undergraduate Information Literacy Instruction This platform presentation focuses on a unique information literacy course at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as taught by an archivist and a preservation librarian. In the course, entitled “Accessing Information in the 21st Century,” Audra Eagle Yun and Craig Fansler integrated materials from a large manuscript collection from their library’s department of special collections. The half-semester information literacy course traditionally focuses on teaching scholarly research methods to undergraduate students, but the instructors were interested also in exposing undergraduate students to primary source material. Using personal correspondence, printing plates, and manuscript versions of printed works from the collection in combination with scholarly tools and resources, students were challenged to produce exhibits focusing on specific contributors to the collection. The incorporation of an exhibit portion of the course gave our students the opportunity to present information about their specific topics in a visual forum available to their peers. The course resulted in a set of library exhibits created by these students regarding the early twentieth century Irish artists and poets of the Dolmen Press Collection. By exploring our approach to teaching historical research methods intertwined with the use of primary source material from a manuscript collection at our university, we hope to illustrate the potential for archival material to be incorporated more intensely into the undergraduate research experience.
subject
Information Literacy
Archival material
date
2011-06-01T15:46:14Z (accessioned)
2011-06-01T15:46:14Z (available)
2011-05-10 (issued)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/31856 (uri)
source
Library Association of UNC- Chapel HIll (LAUNCH)
type
Learning Object

Usage Statistics