Special Collections and Archives strives to cultivate students’ abilities to think critically and to contextualize, investigate and authenticate historical and cultural resources. Librarians and archivists work closely with teaching faculty to develop sessions that promote and encourage these outcomes. SCA is prepared to continue supporting you and your students. SCA will be delivering all of our instruction via an online platforms as a result of health and safety concerns associated with COVID-19. We will not be conducting on-site tours or in-person instruction sessions in the department or in the library.
If you would like to work with SCA and have us support your course curriculum, please let us know as soon as possible. To schedule an instruction session, we will need two weeks’ advanced notice. Please use the Instruction Request form, or contact the SCA Desk during business hours (8am-4pm, M-F), or e-mail us at Special.Collections@nau.edu . We also have numerous LibGuides and virtual exhibits available online for you and your students to use.
Instruction can come in many forms, including:
- General introductions to finding and using our materials
- Specialized sessions on resource discovery tailored to a specific course or assignment
Do you have a course or assignment that incorporates primary source research or Special Collections and Archives materials into the final product or learning outcome? We are happy to meet with you to discuss ways your students can interact with our materials. We can assist you with identifying relevant materials for your course or assignment or to think of creative ways to integrate primary research into your class.
Online guides support students in discovering discipline-related resources, learn research skills and concepts. Request customized course guides or subject guides to help your students with your class.
Encourage students who encounter difficult research problems to contact Special Collections and Archives. We can provide a general introduction to finding and using our materials, or a specialized session on resource discovery tailored to a specific course or assignment.