Doing It Yourself: Special Collections as a Springboard for Personal, Critical Approaches to Information

Patrick Williams, Lucy Mulroney

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Abstract

This chapter documents the collaboration between a curator of special collections, a subject specialist librarian, and a writing instructor to develop a different kind of instructional approach for undergraduate research and writing. We sought to use special collections as a springboard to create an environment in which students could investigate research questions that connect to their personal lives and interests; engage in various of modes of writing; conceive of the potential networks of production and circulation for their work; and identify the library as a locus for sustained, organic, social, and productive inquiry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNot Just Where to Click
Subtitle of host publicationTeaching Students How to Think about Information
EditorsTroy Swanson, Heather Jagman
Pages367-387
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePublications in Librarianship
PublisherACRL Press
Number68

Keywords

  • archive
  • special collections
  • libraries
  • information literacy
  • DIY
  • do-it-yourself
  • writing in
  • pedagogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    Williams, P., & Mulroney, L. (2015). Doing It Yourself: Special Collections as a Springboard for Personal, Critical Approaches to Information. In T. Swanson, & H. Jagman (Eds.), Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information (pp. 367-387). (Publications in Librarianship; No. 68). https://doi.org/10.17613/M62P6X