Spring has sprung here at LYRASIS and with that we thought we’d treat you to not 1 but 2 free sessions in our 2nd Friday Series. We’ll host sessions on April 8th and 22nd!

book-doublefeature-500On April 8th, join us for a discussion and show and tell, Spotlight on Framework with Diane Fulkerson. As defined by ALA, the Framework opens the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula; to connect information literacy with student success initiatives; to collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond. Diane will guide us through all of this! Click to see more and to register.

On April 22nd, join us for another free session, Freeing Rapunzel: Rescuing A (Somewhat) Forgotten Collection from the Tower, or The Historian’s Workshop in Action with Lynda Kachurek.

This session was first taught during fall semester 2014 as a newly developed course at the University of Richmond. Blending key readings alongside a semester long group project, students worked to process a portion of a congressional collection and create a digital archive with relevant metadata, experiencing first-hand both archival preservation and digital history. Learn which items are preserved, how items are selected and displayed both physically and digitally, and how historical stories are told. This session explores the development of the course, the experiences of both student and professional participants, and the outcomes and challenges of the experience. To join in the discussion, click to register.