Archives on the Move: Developing an Educational Outreach Initiative for Your Archive #1814 


Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Brooklyn, NY

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: August 25, 2017

Co-Sponsor: Brooklyn Connections, Brooklyn Public Library


Workshop Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1814

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Employees of Member Institutions $169 / $189
Nonmember $179 / $219

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Workshop Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Archives on the Move #1814

Mon, Sep 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kaitlin Holt
Deenah Shutzer
Jennifer Hoyer

General CEU Credits: 0.37
Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 2

Workshop Description

Archives are poised to play a more significant and instrumental role in student achievement since the implementation of the Common Core standards. With a particular emphasis on 21st century learning skills, including the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate with peers to create high-quality, scholarly work, these standards present an opportunity for archives to share their expertise with all educators and learners.

This workshop uses Brooklyn Connections, the education division of the Brooklyn Public Library's local history archive, the Brooklyn Collection, as a case-study to model for participants how to implement school outreach initiatives at their institutions. Specifically, this includes how to utilize archival collections to meet Common Core Standards, create lesson plans, and engage students and teachers in local history. Participants can also look forward to learning pedagogical terminology and practical strategies for establishing meaningful and ongoing school partnerships. Participants will leave the workshop with adaptable resources to inform the creation or expansion of educational initiatives at their home institutions.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Assess their archive's holdings and identify materials that can be used to speak to school curricula
  • Possess an introductory knowledge of how archival education ties into Common Core and subject specific state standards
  • Discuss specific, measurable goals for creating an education initiative out of their archive
  • Design a plan for next steps, including options for funding, building school contacts, and marketing


Who Should Attend?: This course pairs well with Train the Trainer: Building a Successful Continuing Education Course, Advocating for Archives, and Grant Proposal Writing.

What You Should Already Know: Participants should have thorough knowledge of their own archive's holdings and the subject areas taught in local schools that might align with their archive's holdings