Author Archive

Positive Feedback on Reference Desk Peer Observation

I work as an adjunct on the reference desk at New York City College of Technology, aka "City Tech" (part of the CUNY system). I was recently observed on the reference desk by a librarian with the rank of assistant ... Read more..

Presentation: Using Primary Sources in College Courses

I was invited to be on a panel on teaching with archives at an event organized by ACRL/NY. On April 30, 2013, I presented these lessons from SAFA at NYU Poly. Katz, Robin M. "Using Primary Sources in College Courses: Lessons ... Read more..

Presentation: Museums and Higher Ed

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, along with three partner faculty members, I appeared on a panel at a conference organized by the Baruch-Rubin Project entitled "Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation." We ... Read more..

Workshop: Using Archives in Place-Based Learning

I was invited to host a half-day session for visiting faculty from Kapi'olani Community College in Hawaii, a partner of City Tech's i-Cubed project. On Febrary 28, 2013, I led a hands-on workshop at Brooklyn Historical Society based on my ... Read more..

Presentation: Students “Doing” Oral History

On October 12, 2012, I chaired the "Out of the Classroom and into the Community: Students Doing Oral History" panel at the Oral History Association's annual meeting in Cleveland, OH. My colleague Julie Golia helped co-author the paper, and I ... Read more..

Lecture: Brooklyn’s Public Health, Past and Present

The Master in Public Health program at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus invited my co-director Julie Golia and I to repeat our lecture on the history of public health in Brooklyn. Once again, we highlighted ways our library could be ... Read more..

Presentation: Engaging Undergraduates

On Friday, August 10, 2012, I appeared on the "Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a ‘Forgotten’ User Group" panel at the Society of American Archivists' 2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. SLIDE ONE Hi everyone, I am Robin Katz, ... Read more..

Panel: 21 and Under in Museum Education

On May 14, 2012, my co-director of the SAFA program, Julie Golia, and I appeared on the 21 and Under panel at the Annual Meeting of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER). The session focused on teen ... Read more..

Chapter: Teaching Cultural Memory

This case study was originally published in the volume Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives. Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, and Suzy Taraba, Editors. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2012. You can buy ... Read more..

Presentation: SAFA and Aesthetics

On April 21, 2012, I appeared on the "Teaching Brooklyn History through the Archive" panel at the Brooklyn Aesthetics Conference in Brooklyn, NY. The other panelists were professors from St. Francis College who discussed their SAFA courses in detail. SLIDE ... Read more..

Presentation: Bringing Students of All Ages to our Archives

I delivered this presentation on April 13, 2012 at the Spring Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) in Cape May, NJ. I appeared on this panel alongside other Education staff from Brooklyn Historical Society in order to demonstrate the ... Read more..

Presentation: Partner with Off-Campus Special Collections

I delivered this talk on March 16, 2012 at the Columbia University Libraries Symposium in New York, NY. SLIDE ONE / TWO TITLE SLIDE THREE First, like to get a sense of who is in the room. Academic librarians/archivists? Others? Teaching faculty? Anyone else here? Use primary sources ... Read more..

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