NELA 2017 Annual Conference

22nd to 24th October, 2017


22nd to 24th October, 2017 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA 2017 Annual Conference


Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Rd
Burlington, VT 05403

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October 23, 2017, 10:15 am

Do Something About the Archives, Please: Make your High School Archive a Success on a Shoestring Budget


In the fall of 2015 our newly formed library team at St. Johnsbury Academy resurrected a neglected archive using limited resources. We customized a work plan based on best practices that allows us to organize, process materials, and create finding aids to provide maximum accessibility for library staff while encouraging patron use. We prioritized staff time and existing resources in order to position the archives as an opportunity for information literacy and outreach. Learn how we used our archive to hook teens into recognizing the importance of our school history by critically examining the documents and artifacts that create a tactile link to our shared past.

Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Table Talk Type: