Special Collections and Archives strives to cultivate students’ abilities to think critically and to contextualize, investigate and authenticate historical and cultural experience, using primary source materials. Librarians and archivists work closely with teaching faculty to develop instruction sessions and assignments that promote and encourage these outcomes. SCA is prepared to continue supporting you and your students. SCA can deliver instruction sessions during SCA’s normal hours of operation, in person or virtually.
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 at least two weeks’ advanced notice. Depending upon availability SCA may not be able to guarantee your instruction session. 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.