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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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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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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Poster: Survey as Outreach
I presented this poster at the 2010 Library Assessment Conference in Baltimore, MD. It explains a series of surveys conducted to assess the success of CDI publicity and outreach efforts. Interestingly, the surveys themselves introduced new users to CDI resources and services.
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Case Study Paper: Collaborative Digitization
I presented this short paper at the 2010 RBMS Preconference "Join or Die: Collaboration in Special Collections." The CDI envisions a community where target audiences participate as users and creators in an open, collaborative environment. In this presentation, I shared our strategies for reaching this goal and how we will define success.
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Poster: Curating Digital Collections
I co-presented this poster at the 2010 Spring Meeting of the New England Archivists, "The  Open  Archives: From  Doors  to  Data." The CDI's goals, collection development process, metadata models, and publicity strategies are explained. We also highlighted current and forthcoming collections.
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