Seminar: Wish you were here!: Encouraging Self-Directed Undergraduate Use of Special Collections
Sponsored by: Arthur Fournier fine & rare
“Wish you were here!” extends postcard sentiment into action, exploring ways in which special collections can create invitational programs and policies directed at undergraduates. Using examples from three academic and public libraries, the challenges and rewards of cultivating a culture of welcoming undergraduates beyond the classroom will be considered. The panel will detail practical steps in program and policy creation, explore some philosophical underpinnings, and articulate the value-added opportunities embedded in support of undergraduate engagement.
Emilie Hardman, Harvard University
Kelly E. Miller, University of Miami
Jordan Goffin, Providence Public Library
Heather Cole, Houghton Library