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 from Students and Faculty in the Archives at Brooklyn Historical Society.” Panel on teaching […]
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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 had originally proposed a whole panel session, but the conference organizers were overwhelmed by the […]
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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 experiences with SAFA. Katz, Robin M. “Using Archives in Place-Based Learning: Lessons from Students and […]
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Presentation: Students “Doing” Oral History
I gave this presentation at the 2012 Oral History Association Annual Meeting. I discuss an unsuccessful collaboration in which undergraduate students conducted oral histories. I share the lessons learned, offer ideas for improvements, and explain what we managed to salvage from this project.
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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 used to research a wide range of public health issues. Katz, Robin M. and Julie […]
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Presentation: Engaging Undergraduates
I gave this presentation at the 2012 SAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. I explain SAFA, share our pedagogical approach and teaching philosophy, give a nuts-and-bolts explanation of how the program works, and share the positive initial findings from our first year of teaching.
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Panel: 21 and Under in Museum Education
My colleague and I appeared on this panel at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the NYC Museum Educators Roundtable.
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Presentation: SAFA and Aesthetics
I presented this talk at the 2012 Brooklyn Aesthetics conference in Brooklyn, NY. After an introduction to SAFA, I explored how in our teaching, beauty is something we capitalize off of and have to work against. The other panelists were faculty from St. Francis College who discussed their SAFA courses.
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Presentation: Bringing Students of All Ages to our Archives
I gave this presentation at the 2012 MARAC Spring Meeting in Cape May, NJ. After explaining the SAFA program, our goals, and our teaching philosophy, I discussed faculty collaboration, classroom facilitation, project logistics, institutional impact, and outcomes.
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Presentation: Partner with Off-Campus Special Collections
I delivered this talk at the 2012 Columbia University Libraries Symposium in New York, NY. Based on my experiences with the Students and Faculty in the Archives program at Brooklyn Historical Society, I encouraged the academic librarians in attendance to similarly partner with non-campus archives.
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Presentation: SAFA and Information Technology
I co-presented at the 2011 CUNY IT Conference. We introduced the SAFA program, shared examples of primary sources, discussed IT challenges, and outlined initial findings about pedagogy and media literacy.
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Article: Undergraduate Outreach
This article on the Students and Faculty in the Archives (SAFA) program at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) was originally published in the Winter 2012 Metropolitan Archivist.
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