BLC Expanding Knowledge Webinar: Coordinating Collaboration: Bringing Local Primary Source Education to the Boston Public Schools Curricula

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The latest installment in the BLC Expanding Knowledge Webinar series will take place on Thursday, December 12th from 11:00am-12:00pm

Join Molly Brown and Regina Pagani to learn about a collaboration between Boston Public School educators and the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections that brought high school students into the archives to do primary source research. In this webinar we’ll share strategies for creating and sustaining partnerships with external collaborators, the process of incorporating archives into curricula, and specific activities for engaging students in primary source research. Using our collaboration with Boston Public School educators as a guide we'll discuss using experiential and hands-on techniques of teaching with archives.  Anyone interested in archives, teaching with primary sources, and growing your collaborative network is welcome! 
After this webinar attendees should be able to: 

  • Envision how to use collections to engage local partners 
  • Identify collection strengths and how to leverage them for collaboration  

About the presenters:

Molly Brown

Molly Brown is the Reference and Outreach Archivist at Northeastern University’s Snell Library. Molly holds a BA in History and English Literature from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She received an MA in History and MLIS with an archives concentration from Simmons University. Molly’s work at Northeastern centers on community collaboration, archival access, and experiential learning with primary sources.


Regina Pagani

Regina Pagani is the Arts, Humanities, and Experiential Learning Librarian at Northeastern University’s Snell Library. She holds a BA in History and English Literature from St. John’s University and an MLIS with an archives concentration from Simmons University. She is interested in experiential learning opportunities across the library’s collections, services, and space