Document Type

Book Chapter


Winter 2015


library, archives, DIY, pedagogy, zines




Library and Information Science


This chapter documents the collaboration between a curator of special collections, a subject specialist librarian, and a writing instructor to develop a different kind of instructional approach for undergraduate research and writing. We sought to use special collections as a springboard to create an environment in which students could investigate research questions that connect to their personal lives and interests; engage in various of modes of writing; conceive of the potential networks of production and circulation for their work; and identify the library as a locus for sustained, organic, social, and productive inquiry.

Additional Information

Appears as Chapter 18 in Swanson, T. and Jagman, H. (2015) Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information (Publications in Librarianship #68). ACRL Press.

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