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Saturday, August 22 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 603 - Get Their Hands on It: Teaching with Objects in Archives and Special Collections

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In response to a growing interest in foregrounding the material object in their collections, archivists and librarians are changing their collecting missions and outreach methodologies. The panelists see themselves as interpreters, not just custodians, who provide labs for interaction with historical objects for “digital native” students hungry for whole brain pedagogical tools and experiences. This session includes time for audience members to respond and speak of their own experiences with object interpretation.

Speakers
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Sarah Keen

Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, Colgate University
Sarah Keen is the Head of Special Collections & University Archivist and Associate Professor in the Colgate University Libraries. Previously she worked at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University and at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. Sarah is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference and the Society of American Archivists. She earned her B.A. from Alma College and her M.S.I. with a... Read More →
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Mott Linn

Head of Collections Management, Clark University
Mott Linn is currently the Head of Collection Management at Clark University. Previously, he was an archivist and rare book librarian in both corporate and academic settings. He is a Certified Archivist. He has earned his doctorate in Library Administration and Management from Simmons College and his dissertation research was about the budget making in academic libraries. He has earned an M.A. in American History from the University of... Read More →
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Anne Cuyler Salsich

Associate Archivist, Oberlin College Archives
Anne Cuyler Salsich, Associate Archivist at Oberlin College, is chairing the session on teaching with objects in archives and special collections. She has held professional positions in publishing, museums and archives for over 25 years. In addition to her MLIS, her master's degree in Public History from the University of California at Santa Barbara informs her approach to archival work. Anne has curated several exhibitions, including a... Read More →
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Kathelene Smith

Archivist, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
Kathelene McCarty Smith is currently Photograph, Artifact, and Textile Archivist at The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She has a master’s degree in Art History from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from UNCG. Smith primarily works with University textiles, artifacts, and historic photographs, as... Read More →
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Ed Vermue

Special Collections and Preservation Librarian, Oberlin College Library
Over 20 years of library experience with an emphasis on teaching with Special Collections and collection building to assist pedagogy.



Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 26C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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