Teagle Foundation grant funds Yale to lead partnership for “Strengthening Liberal Education through Special Collections”
The Teagle Foundation has awarded $98,830 for “Strengthening Liberal Education through Special Collections” to the Yale Library. Liberal arts colleges and research universities share the mission of educating their students in the basic methods of research. All of these institutions grapple with the challenge of finding stimulating means to engage students in the research process and to foster an understanding of how knowledge is constructed from numerous original resources. The grant from The Teagle Foundation will allow Yale Library and several Connecticut colleges and universities to form a partnership that will explore and develop best practices for successful student learning using library special collections. The project will bring together librarians, faculty, curators and other professionals who will explore current practices and define the basic challenges of using special and original collections.
The project will be launched with an initial seminar for participating institutions, followed by in-depth small group workshops, concluding with a final symposium for the entire group. According to Barbara Shailor, Deputy Provost for the Arts, “At the center of our project is the proposition that active learning by students is an optimal product of the nexus between objects and other scholarly materials and between teaching and the classroom.” For more information about Special Collections at Yale, please visit: www.library.yale.edu/special_collections/.
Contact: Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian, collections and international programs
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