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Friday, April 5 • 8:15am - 9:00am
S201 Collaborating With On-Campus Museums: The Good, the Bad, and the GLAMorous

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The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) Center for Collaborative Teaching & Learning provides faculty training in object-based pedagogy through the integration of artwork, artifacts, and other primary sources into course curriculum. This collaboration between three autonomous institutions: the Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center (ARC), the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, is developing teaching and learning methods to improve visual and archival literacy among AUC faculty and students. A primary component of this initiative is the GLAM Centers digital portal, providing virtual access to images from across the GLAM institutions collections as well as educational resources. The GLAM portal serves as a common platform to find images from all GLAM institution collections in order to promote cross-disciplinary research by curating digital exhibitions in conjunction with physical exhibits, encouraging student interaction with art and archival materials.

GLAMs Museum Education Curator, Martina Dodd, Digital Exhibitions Coordinator, Gayle Schechter, and the Woodruff ARCs Public Services Archivist, Tiffany Atwater, will discuss important lessons learned from collaborating across multiple institutions to build the first three exhibits featured in the portal on the topics of African-American military service, voting rights, and artwork featuring black domestic life. In building a faculty outreach program, teaching in-class sessions in the museum and archives, and building a digital portal, GLAM has increased visibility and discoverability of the cultural heritage resources housed across the institutions of the AUC, the world's largest consortia of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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Gayle Schechter

Digital Library Federation Program Associate, Council on Library and Information Resources
Gayle Schechter is the program associate for the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR). Prior to joining the team at CLIR, she was the digital exhibitions coordinator for the GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching & Learning at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She holds a bachelor's... Read More →


Martina Dodd

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Tiffany Atwater

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Friday April 5, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am CDT
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