Reference Field Trip to American Antiquarian Society
Reference librarians need to be thoroughly familiar with the reference tools at their disposal, in order to most appropriately and efficiently connect patrons with information and services. To that end, and at the request of MLS Reference learners, we introduce Reference Field Trips, as series of guided, on-site explorations of services and information producers within the Commonwealth.
Attendance is very limited. Locations are chosen based on potential interest and enrichment of Reference providers. Tours will be focused on Reference relevant services.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. This Field Trip to AAS will be offered in conjunction with AAS's Open House celebrating a new addition to their building. AAS Library Staff will greet the Field Trip an hour before the public Open House begins, giving us a customized tour and answering questions.
MLS will not provide transportation.
Please note this is an R&D project to assess feasibility of the educational model.
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
- Thursday, May 9, 2019
- 2:00pm - 5:00pm
- American Antiquarian Society, Worcester
- CE Classes