Program for the 2011 PDI

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Outreach: How it can benefit youth, communities... and your grant proposal!
Presenters:
Oscar Felix,Carmen Rivera,Michelle Wellman,Anna Arevalos
Category:
Outreach
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
A growing trend in grant requirements from funders such as NSF is to provide evidence of engagement with outreach programs for youth and underserved populations. The programs of the Access Center have established relationships in Colorado communities and schools exhibiting high needs. Find out how you can strengthen your grant proposal by addressing outreach components in your grant application that will also increase benefit and impact on intended population.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to connect grant-writers and departments seeking to create or expand outreach activities with best-practices and current programs of the Access Center. Anyone who is interested in learning about the work and approach of the Access Center is welcome to attend.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
From Cuneiform to e-Reader
Presenters:
Diana Wess,Janet Bishop
Category:
Outreach
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
This session will begin in 203 Morgan Library with a short video and instructions on how to handle rare materials. Attendees will be expected to wash their hands or wear gloves; no pens or food or drink are permitted. The session will then move into the Special Collections Reading Room where Janet Bishop will give an introduction about the department. Diana Wess will talk briefly about the pieces on exhibit. Attendees will then have time to handle the materials.
Goals and Target Audience:
Acquaint researchers, faculty and staff, with the fine artifacts the Libraries has that are available for their research needs or class instruction. Many faculty currently bring students (history, art, language, music, archaeology) to view items in our collection that are related to their class instruction. Also, its just fun to handle a 4,000 year old cuneiform; examine a 500 year old book; be surprised by hidden paintings!