Thursday, January 21, 2021

Free Digital Presentation: Googling For Primary Sources

 Free Midwest Archives Conference Presentation:

How to Google for Primary Sources: Teaching users/students

to find and evaluate archives remotely.

Presenter: Robin M. Katz

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 2, 1-2:30 Central

Register here:


            Don’t just give the same old demos on your repository’s discovery tools or digital collections. Instead, think beyond your own archive and learn to expertly teach your key audiences to find and evaluate primary sources on the open web! All they’ll need is an internet connection.

                Teach researchers to identify useful and credible materials on any topic (even ones you are not familiar with!). You’ll leave better able to frame primary sources on the internet, and more confident in designing and leading hands-on activities over Zoom.

            Robin M. Katz is a librarian, archivist, and educator who works to connect people to primary sources in meaningful and innovative ways. She is currently the Primary Source Literacy Teaching Librarian at the University of California, Riverside, a position she crafted after serving on the joint task force that authored the new Primary Source Literacy Guidelines. She co-created based on a groundbreaking US Department of Education grant she led at Brooklyn Historical Society. She has spent over a decade in museums, academic libraries, and special collections after receiving her MLIS from Kent State University and her BA from Brandeis University. 

Questions: please contact Amy Bishop, Education Committee Co-chair, at

 Carrie Schwier (she/her/hers)

Outreach and Public Services Archivist

Indiana University Archives

1320 E. 10th Street

Herman B Wells Library E460

Bloomington, IN 47405



Tuesday, January 5, 2021