English and American Literature

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Library Opportunities in the Classroom


Rare Books Visits: I have worked with instructors to create meaningful and engaging rare books sessions. Some sessions involve activities, in which students have hands-on access to rare materials. For instance, students in a Milton Seminar may look at illustrated editions of Paradise Lost in order to explore how artists interpreted the work through the centuries. Other sessions are more literary tour-focused, in which an array of rare books that align with a particular class topic are on display and I walk the class through the materials. Rare books visits take place in the Special Collections seminar rooms located in the Brody Learning Commons.

Library Research Sessions: These sessions are devised to:

  • help students develop research strategies
  • think critically about the scholarship they are reading
  • improve their skills finding and using library resources
  • give students the opportunity to ask basic questions about navigating library spaces, services, and collections
Library research sessions can take place either in one of the library seminar spaces or in your own classroom.