The Newberry Library Colloquium

"Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom" Website Launch
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

4 – 5 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Hana Layson, Coordinator, "Digital Collections for the Classroom" and Rachel Rooney, Director, Professional Development Programs for Teachers

It’s here! It’s live! And it’s spectacular! Teacher Programs is thrilled to announce the launch of the long-awaited Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom website. The website presents high resolution images of maps, songs, political cartoons, letters, and provocative text excerpts that are organized by theme and complement our professional development seminars. Each collection contains historical context, discussion questions, and bibliographic metadata about each item. Come see the results of the library staff’s generous research support and Catherine Gass’ gorgeous photography as Rachel and Hana discuss the project and introduce the website.

The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.

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