Collborations between Faculty and Subject Librarians/ Curators

The availability of new digital tools provides more opportunities to design creative course projects which would be helpful in developing students’ critical thinking skills. Not only would these kinds of projects make the research process exciting, but also more personal to the students. I am interested in learning about successful collaborations between faculty and subject librarians/ curators in using some of the freely available digital tools to promote learning and research in the humanities disciplines. How can they work together to make humanities research engaging and exciting for students? What would be some good approaches for successful collaborations?

Categories: Libraries, Session Proposals |
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About Chella Vaidyanathan

My name is Chella Vaidyanathan. I am the Curator of 19th-21st Century Rare Books and Manuscripts in the Department of Special Collections and Archives at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. I am also the Academic Liaison Librarian for the Department of History, Center for Africana Studies, and the Program in Latin American Studies. I love working with rare books and teaching classes using primary sources from special collections. Particularly, I love integrating digital primary source materials, multi-media, and Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, Flickr, YouTube, etc. in my classes.