Explore the American Experience Online
A Workshop Sponsored by the OLA Tribal Libraries Committee
Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Metropolitan Library System’s Northwest Branch, Oklahoma City
You used to reach for the encyclopedia, but now, just admit it, you reach for the keyboard to explore history. If you work with researchers, writers, teachers, or students, this session will expand your list of go-to websites that include unique primary sources that help tell our many American stories.
We will explore a variety of pieces of history, from statistics to sheet music, diaries to daguerreotypes. Hold on to your hat as we make a whistle-stop tour of free digital collections, including several from Oklahoma. .6 CEU units available. Stipends available for early registration. Handouts will be provided and will be available on the OLA website after the workshop.
LOCATION: Northwest Library, Metropolitan Library System, 5600 NW 122nd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73142
Continuing Education Credit: .6 CEUS.
Registration: $65 OLA Members, $130 Non-Members, $30 Students.
Registration is First Come, First Served!
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2017
Thanks to generous funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board and individual donors, the first 35 attendees to register will receive a discount of $30 on the workshop cost. This offer includes free registration (a $30 value) for up to 5 students who are also OLA members.
To receive the discount or free registration for students, individuals must register using the “Bill Me” option when registering at the OLA Website, www.oklibs.org
Questions about registration? Email to Kay Boies, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 405-525-5100
||Registration & Coffee
||Welcome and Introductions—Helen Clements and Karen Haught, TLC co-chairs
||Chad Williams, Oklahoma Historical Society, Research Center Director
Oklahoma Historical Society Film and Video Archives on YouTube, Gateway to Oklahoma History, American Indian resources, American Indian Culture and Preservation Department
||Lina Ortega, University of Oklahoma Western History Collections
Digital Projects, including American Indian manuscripts and photographs, and other collections of wide interest
||Sarah Milligan, Oklahoma Oral History Research Project, OSU Library
Digital Public Library for America, Public Library Partnerships Program Partnership with Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), and current OOHRP Projects in progress: Chilocco Indian School, Oklahoma’s Native American Artists
||Break for Lunch (Baked Potatoes from Jason’s Deli—Vegetarian, with non-vegetarian trimmings to add yourself.
||Jan Davis, Administrative Archivist, Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Digital Prairie collections: ODL Images of Oklahoma Project, Documents.OK.gov, and Internet Archive, Brief Mention of Library of Congress resources, and National Archives resources.
||Mary Larson, Associate Dean for Special Collections, OSU Libraries, and Kevin Dyke, Map Librarian, Oklahoma State University Library
Mary: Project Jukebox, Community-based oral history project carried out in close collaboration with Alaska Native communities.
Kevin: OSU’s collections of digitized Territorial and Statehood maps, and other resources
||Lisa Henry, Curator and Archivist, Julian P. Kantor Political Commercial Archive, University of Oklahoma
The Kantor Archive, a unique Oklahoma Treasure, holds thousands of political commercials from 1930s radio to today’s social media, including some of Oklahoma’s leading Native political candidates.
Workshop participants bring a brief written project description for posting on the OLA website. They will have time to share information about their organization’s ongoing or planned projects. Workshop presenters can also discuss upcoming new projects.
||Wrap-Up; Take up evaluations, be sure that participants who wish to do so have listed their contact information for follow-ups. (If possible, presenters will allow brief consultations after the workshop.)
| This workshop is sponsored in part with
funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records
Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board