12.9 C
New York
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

New, Free Guide From ALA: “Programming with Primary Sources: Women's Suffrage” – LJ INFOdocket

by
September 27, 2022 by Gary Price
From the American Library Association:
With funding from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, the American Library Association (ALA) has published “Programming with Primary Sources: Women’s Suffrage,”a resource guide to inspire and help library workers bring primary source inquiry into their book clubs, crafts and other library programs.
The 31-page guide is free and available to all on the ALA website.  Download the guide here. 
History textbooks often offer a simplistic narrative of the nation’s experience of granting women the ballot, but a closer look paints a much more complex history of women’s voting rights activism.
Created by librarians in collaboration with the ALA Public Programs Office, the “Programming with Primary Sources: Women’s Suffrage” guide seeks to shed light on lesser-known histories and perspectives from the women’s suffrage era and provide user-friendly resources so libraries across the United States can lead impactful conversations about this important part of our nation’s past.
The guide includes:
“Primary sources are the raw materials of history—original documents and objects that were created at the time under study,” reads the Library of Congress website. As such, these items are powerful teaching tools. Bringing people of all ages into close contact with items from bygone eras can make the past come alive in a uniquely powerful way.
Thousands of Library of Congress items tell the stories of the women’s suffrage movement: historic and contemporary audio and video files, posters, photographs, magazines, sheet music, maps, manuscripts and rare books, as well as government documents and legislation.
Since 2006, the Library of Congress has awarded Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grants to build a nationwide network of organizations that deliver educational programming, and create teaching materials and tools based on the Library’s digitized primary sources and other online resources. Each year members of this network, called the TPS Consortium, support tens of thousands of learners to build knowledge, engagement and critical thinking skills with items from the Library’s collections.
Teaching with Primary Sources: Women’s Suffrage & Libraries is made possible by the Library of Congress. The program is administered by ALA’s Public Programs Office. To be notified about future resources, grants and opportunities from ALA’s Public Programs Office, sign up for ALA’s Programming Librarian newsletter.
Direct to Programming with Primary Sources: Women’s Suffrage
Filed under: Associations and Organizations, Funding, Libraries, Maps, News
SHARE:
Gary Price (gprice@gmail.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
The book mentioned below is available for purchase from the ALA Store. An open access edition (323 pages; PDF) is also available online. From ACRL Insider: ACRL announces the publication …
From an EBSCO Announcement: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has published the 2023 Serials Price Projection Report. This year’s report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical …
EDGI Releases Report: How Data Gaps and Disparities in EPA Data Undermine Climate and Environmental Justice Screening Tools How Nature Contributed to Science’s Discriminatory Legacy (via Nature) Libraries Play Important Role …
From an ALA Statement: During the Summer and Fall of 2022, threats directed to public and school libraries and library workers escalated, including the forced temporary closure of five public …
From a Plan S / cOAlition S Announcement: cOAlition S releases today the end-user portal of the Journal Comparison Service (JCS). This secure, free, online service aims to shed light on publishing …
From the University of Victoria, Canada: Canada’s genocide is getting harder to deny.  So too is the growing recognition that human rights and the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples offer solutions …
Johns Hopkins Joins Center For Research Libraries (CRL) ORCID Announces 2023 Board Slate Stanford Libraries Creates New Division to Support Scholars’ Data Needs
From a PEN America News Release: James Patterson, the best-selling author, has donated $2 million to PEN America to build communications capacity and help the premier writers’ organization speak louder …
From a Introductory Blog Post by Dylan Ruediger and Danielle Miriam Cooper: Today, Ithaka S+R releases findings from one of the largest in-depth studies of teaching practices across social science …
From Stateline/Pew: There are more than 600 oral history recordings housed where Lina Ortega is an associate curator for the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Ortega speaks …
From the University of Louisville: The current and former ownership of one of America’s most respected newspapers has made it possible for a treasure trove of an estimated 3 million …
Elsevier Appoints Emily Singley to the Newly Created role of Vice President, North American Library Relations Exploring the Potential Role of Citizen Science in the Warning Value Chain for High …
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
This coverage is free for all visitors. Your support makes this possible.
This coverage is free for all visitors. Your support makes this possible.

source

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles