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Teaching and Learning with Objects for College Librarians, Archivists, and Community Curators Symposium

Join us on March 13 & 14, 2020 for the Teaching and Learning with Objects for College Librarians, Archivists, and Community Curators Symposium co-sponsored by the Oberlin College Libraries and the RBS Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography.

Teaching and Learning with Objects for College Librarians, Archivists, and Community Curators Symposium

Teaching and Learning with Objects for College Librarians, Archivists, and Community Curators Symposium seeks to convene librarians, curators, and archivists from around the country with an interest in exploring and enhancing objects-based pedagogy on their campuses. Our intended audience is targeted at those who support small liberal arts and special mission colleges with limited financial and collections resources. Click here for additional information.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, March 13
9 - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Check-in

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Opening and Welcome
Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College
Megan Cook, Associate Professor of English, Colby College
Ed Vermue, Head of Special Collections and Preservation, Oberlin College

9:45 - 11 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Active Learning with Objects
Angela Vanden Elzen, Reference & Learning Technologies Librarian and Assistant Professor, Makerspace Coordinator, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Lawrence University
Danielle Skeehan, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College
Joseph Ho, Assistant Professor of History and East Asian History, Albion College
Jen Fraser, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology, Oberlin College
Ed Vermue, Head of Special Collections and Preservation, Oberlin College

11 - 11:15 a.m.
Comfort Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Date with an Object"
Megan Cook, Associate Professor of English, Colby College
Barbara Prior, Art Librarian, Clarence Ward Art Library, Oberlin College Libraries
Ann Sherif, Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College
Ken Grossi, College Archivist, Oberlin College Archives
Heath Patten, Visual Resources Collection Curator, Oberlin College Libraries

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Lunch and Learn Small Discussion Groups
Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College
Laura Perrings, Director of Programs & Education, Rare Book School
Ken Grossi, College Archivist, Oberlin College Archives
Ed Vermue, Head of Special Collections and Preservation, Oberlin College
Anne Cuyler Salsich, Associate Archivist, Oberlin College Archives
Megan Mitchell, Academic Engagement & Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Oberlin College Libraries
Heath Patten, Visual Resources Collection Curator, Oberlin College Libraries
Angela Vanden Elzen, Reference & Learning Technologies Librarian and Assistant Professor, Makerspace Coordinator, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Lawrence University

2 - 2:15 p.m.
Break and Divide Into Groups (Walk/transport to the Mary Church Terrell Main Library)

2:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Visits to Papermaking Studio; Letterpress Studio; “Media Archaeology” Collection
Aimee Lee, Independent Artist
Ed Vermue, Head of Special Collections and Preservation, Oberlin College
Rian Brown-Orso, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, Oberlin College
Heath Patten, Visual Resources Collection Curator, Oberlin College Libraries

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Rick Griffith
Moffett Auditorium, Seeley G. Mudd Center

5:45 - 7 p.m.
Dine Around Oberlin with Colleagues and New Friends
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Saturday, March 14th
9 - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Community Plenary: Growing Special Collections and Archives for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Amy Margaris, Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Archaeological Studies, Oberlin College
Meg Meermans, Disability Resources Specialist, Center for Student Success, Oberlin College
Runxiao Zhu, East Asian Studies Librarian, Oberlin College Libraries
Tim Keller, Head of Discovery and Metadata Services, Oberlin College Libraries
Eboni Johnson, Outreach and Programming Librarian, Oberlin College Libraries

10:45 - 11 a.m.
Comfort Break

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Student Voices Session
Jennifer Lin, Oberlin College
Una Creedon-Carey, University of Toronto
Sarah Rose Lejeune, Sculptor, Papermaker, and Artist
Julian Hirsch, Oberlin College
Nathan Carpenter, Oberlin College
Ed Vermue, Head of Special Collections and Preservation, Oberlin College

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Ed Vermue, Head of Special Collections and Preservation, Oberlin College
Box Lunch

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