Primary Partners: Primary Sources in New York Heritage, the Digital Public Library of America, & the Library of Congress

Jun 11, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

 Registration Closed












Audience: School librarians; Social Studies Teachers; Other Librarians and Cultural Organizations wanting to learn more about the Primary Partners Program


Equipment Required: Internet; ability to use conferencing software


Description:  Are you interesting in learning more about the cultural organizations in the SCRLC region that have primary resources that could benefit teachers and students alike? Under the auspices of a Teaching with Primary Sources grant from the Library of Congress via Waynesburg University, SCRLC is offering a webinar series highlighting the region's cultural organizations and their primary sources. Learn about the collections and opportunities from the convenience of your desk and at a time that does not conflict with the school day! Tour the updated History Unbound LibGuide, too! The 4th webinar in the series focuses on digitized primary source materials freely available online through New York Heritage Digital Collections, the Digital Public Library of America, and the Library of Congress.


SCRLC received an 18-month grant, Primary Partners: Supporting Inquiry-Based Instruction through Collaboration to facilitate new partnerships among local social studies teachers, librarians, and cultural organization educators and to create mini-inquiries using Library of Congress Primary Sets, New York Heritage collections, and secondary/tertiary sources. Primary Partners targets grades 4, 7, 8, and 11, with a focus on Women's suffrage, the Erie Canal, and the Civil War, though other related aspects are included (e.g., temperance, civil rights).


In August, five cultural organizations and sixteen social studies/librarian participants met in Binghamton for a two-day workshop to create mini-inquiries and learn more about local/regional collections. SCRLC covers a big region-14 counties and 10,000 square miles; therefore, we have invited additional cultural organizations to discuss their collections and primary sources via webinars-and how a class, student, or teacher can reach out to them. 


Objectives- by the end of the webinar you will know:

  • What primary sources are available in NY Heritage, DPLA, and the Library of Congress Digital Collections for teachers and students, including primary source sets.
  • How to find local and regional content in NY Heritage
  • Themed exhibits with available primary source content in NY Heritage and DPLA
  • How to use the History Unbound LibGuide



351_IMG_4009.JPGNicole Laura is the School Library System Coordinator and Manager for Classroom Enrichment Resources at Broome-Tioga BOCES. Prior to her current positon, Nicole was an elementary school librarian. Nicole received her Bachelors of Arts in English from SUNY Geneseo, her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Buffalo, her Masters of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton, and her Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Canisius College; she is certified as a K-12 School Librarian and School Building/District Leader. Nicole is focused on supporting librarians as they transform and adapt to their changing roles, with a particular interest in the way technology and libraries intersect to impact teaching and learning.



 864_Julia.JPGJulia Corrice is the Digital Services Librarian at the South Central Regional Library Council. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from Syracuse University with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. Julia manages the digitization program for South Central New York State, including regional participation in New York Heritage, the Digital Public Library of America, New York State Historic Newspapers, and the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative. Julia's areas of experience include electronic resource management, digital asset management, cataloging, and metadata.

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