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University Library-Community Partnership: The Basic Archives Workshop as a Joint Community Support and Collection Development Initiative
Library Presentations
  • Ruth E. Bryan, University of Kentucky
  • Sarah Dorpinghaus, University of Kentucky
  • Yvonne Giles, First African Foundation
Abstract
In Fall 2015, local historian Yvonne Giles approached staff in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the University of Kentucky Libraries about holding a basic archives workshop for clerks and secretaries of Lexington African American Baptist churches. Staff were excited to partner with Yvonne and held the first workshop for four participants in November 2015. The second workshop, given in early March 2016, attracted 15 participants from a wide variety of local organizations. A third workshop was held in June 2016. Giles and two SCRC staff (Ruth Bryan and Sarah Dorpinghaus) will discuss their individual and library-level reasons for suggesting, attending, hosting, and preparing the workshop; the content and assessment of the workshop; the successes and challenges of the workshop; and how the workshop is a win-win for both the UK Libraries and community participants.
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
9-23-2016
Disciplines
Notes/Citation Information

A presentation at the Kentucky Library Association-Kentucky School Library Association Joint Conference in Louisville, KY.

Citation Information
Ruth E. Bryan, Sarah Dorpinghaus and Yvonne Giles. "University Library-Community Partnership: The Basic Archives Workshop as a Joint Community Support and Collection Development Initiative" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ruthbryan/18/