To advocate and advance the efforts of librarians and educators who use cartographic resources in instructional or outreach contexts. Participants will be given practical advice and planning tips to bring ideas back to their libraries. It will bring 4 presenters supporting for K-12, undergraduate, graduate and higher research level practices. Discussion will include audience Q&A.
Carol McAuliffe (University of Florida)
Title: Moving Beyond Our Borders: The role of geographic information librarians in K-12 educational partnerships
Description: Academic libraries serve an important role in geography education and outreach. Specifically, research suggests there are numerous benefits to multi-institutional collaboration which supports the involvement of academic librarians in K-12 education. These collaborations expand the role of the geographic information librarian as part of the geography education community. Geoliteracy, applying critical thinking skills to geographic and spatial concepts, is a necessary skill for students participating in an increasingly globalized society. By partnering with K-12 educators, geographic information librarians can play a central role geoliteracy initiatives as well as gain knowledge and experience, while highlighting the value of geospatial information collections.
Liz Billy and Ian Fowler (New York Public Library)
Title: Collaborate to Cultivate: Map Education, Local Libraries, and the Next Generation of Researchers
Description: Recently the New York Public Library began a partnership that brings cartographic collections to branch libraries across the city. As community libraries often support schools that cannot travel to the main research library, our team developed a series of “Map Inquiry Kits” that provide materials and know-how for librarians to partner with local schools for onsite map-centric research activities. This partnership allows us to leverage physical and digital curatorship, years of digitization work, and to build upon robust outreach programs that community libraries have established. We believe it is essential to build strong relationships between research and branch libraries so that we might work together to support the development of critical thinking skills in younger students. We propose to discuss how NYPL extends primary source instruction throughout the library system and how our efforts provide a collaborative model for other libraries to inspire the next generation of great researchers.
Cheryl Lederle (Library of Congress)
Title: Connecting Maps to Collections to Deepen Content and Context Understanding of Maps
Description: Begin with the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world and add millions more newspaper pages, manuscripts, and visual images to generate rich and powerful learning. Explore strategies to deepen student engagement and curiosity with maps and then layer in additional collection items to help students construct knowledge.
Dr. Marguerite Ragnow (University of Minnesota)
Title: Introducing Historical Maps to K-12 Students: In-class and Online Methods & Tools
Description: Drawn from 10 years of experience presenting pre-1800 maps to K-12 students both in the classroom and online, this presentation will discuss effective student-centered methodologies that meet educational core standards and offer some practical tools and resources that attendees can use in their own teaching. It also will touch briefly on strategies for connecting with K-12 instructors.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.