Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 2(5), pp. 432 - 436
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2014.020505
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Not beyond our Reach: Collaboration in Special Collection Libraries


Lori Dekydtspotter *, Cherry Williams
Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1200 E. 7th St., Bloomington, Indiana, United States

ABSTRACT

Based on a three-year collaboration with elementary school instructors, this paper discusses a creative approach to introducing younger students to the historical aspects and unique structure of the medieval book as a physical object. Through incremental activities, students learn to contextualize primary sources in both original and digital surrogates through the use of medieval manuscripts. The methods outlined can be repurposed for use with a variety of subject areas.

KEYWORDS
Special Collection Libraries, K-12 Outreach, Collaboration, Primary Sources

Cite this paper
Lori Dekydtspotter , Cherry Williams . "Not beyond our Reach: Collaboration in Special Collection Libraries." Universal Journal of Educational Research 2.5 (2014) 432 - 436. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2014.020505.