[Coll_Collab] Spring symposium

Martha L Smalley martha.smalley at yale.edu
Thu Feb 22 09:50:17 EST 2007

Please excuse cross-listing.

On May 17th, the Collections Collaborative will be sponsoring a full 
day symposium that will serve as the kick-off event for initiative's 
efforts toward "mainstreaming collections reference." Especially in 
view of Yale's increased emphasis on primary sources in undergraduate 
teaching and the increased availability of primary sources in 
electronic format, we want to explore ways of integrating special 
collections and "regular" reference.

In addition to an outside speaker and a faculty panel, one component 
of the symposium will be an "educational" session during which 
librarians and curators from across the Yale system will give brief 
presentations about primary sources available in their 
collections.  Recognizing that everyone's plate is full, we want to 
make it as painless as possible for you to prepare a 
presentation.  Rather than focusing on a narrow theme, we have 
decided to solicit presentations that relate in some way to Yale's 
Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization 
(https://research.yale.edu/irgg/index.html).  If you or someone from 
your repository or department would be willing to give a 15 minute 
presentation on primary sources (original, microfilm, or electronic) 
in your collections that would relate to one or more of the courses 
listed at https://research.yale.edu/irgg/studies.html could you 
please let me know? Once we have a sense of who is willing to 
participate, we can provide more definition about how the 
presentations might be focused.

Thanking you in advance,

Martha Lund Smalley
Special Collections Librarian / Curator of the Day Missions Collection
Yale Divinity School Library
409 Prospect St.  New Haven, CT 06511
Phone 203 432-5289  Fax 203 432-3906
Martha.Smalley at yale.edu 

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