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Method N Undergraduates
Work with faculty to develop courses or assignments that use special
75 75 63
Consult with students one-on-one as they use collections for coursework 75 75 70
Conduct in-person instruction for classes in special collections spaces 74 74 71
Consult with students in groups as they use collections for coursework 71 71 63
Conduct in-person instruction in regular classrooms 49 46 40
Create course-related Web pages/subject guides/LibGuides of special
collections materials
47 46 40
Work with students to create physical exhibits using special collections
45 40 40
Create open house events 44 36 40
Work with students to create online exhibits using special collections
41 32 30
Contribute special collections related content to the local course
management system (e.g., Blackboard or Sakai).
22 21 18
Develop online tutorials for course-related use 12 12 6
Develop instructional videos for course-related use 4 4 3
Provide course-related instruction through Web streaming 1 1 1
Other method 7 7 4
Please describe other method(s) special collections has used.
College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate research fellowships and internships.
Student employees in special collections often use their familiarity with the collections in choosing topics for research
Undergraduates and Graduates
Short-term exhibits, including informal exhibits, for specific groups, classes, alumni, and/or potential donors interested
in student research.
Special Collections piloted a student fellowship in which a grad student mentor is paired with an undergrad to work on
a research project together. The successful pilot led to a small endowment being established. Special Collections also
has a student fellowship which can be used to hire a student (grad or undergrad) for a research project as long as the
results are made public in some way this can include exhibitions, published articles, talks to the library board, etc.
Specific Web projects, i.e., Empire Ranch Exhibit Holocaust exhibit include “learning modules.”
Staff at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American collection has helped high school students develop exhibitions and
interpretive projects.
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