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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Saturday, August 12 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
New Approaches to Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: How the Chicago Public Library is teaching youth about care and access in special collections.

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Libraries, archives and special collections have committed themselves to doing outreach to k-12 student populations. Traditionally, this outreach has frequently been done through the use of guided tours, classroom visits, and special programming. However, new media and access to readily available technologies have propelled information professionals to incorporate such technologies into teaching and learning. This presentation will provide the audience with an overview of the tools necessary to introduce collections care and access to high school students in special collections utilizing technology.

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Tracy Drake

Archivist, Chicago Public Library
Tracy Drake is an archivist at the Chicago Public Library in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection. A native of Chicago, she graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in African American Studies, a M.A. in History from Roosevelt University and a M.S. in Libr... Read More →
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Lawanda Miller

Adult Services- Reference Librarian, Chicago Public Library
Lawanda Miller is Adult Reference Librarian at the Chicago Public Library. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science with concentrations in Archival and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services Certificate, from Dominican University, River Forest, IL.



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