Course Ten — Building an African American Research Toolbox

ExpiredCourse Ten — Building an African American Research Toolbox

  • Course Ten — Building an African American Research Toolbox
    July 21, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

[Registration begins 12:00 pm ET – 08 March 2019 / Maximum: 28 students]

Important:

  • Please read IGHR’s Tuition and Payment and Refund Deadlines prior to registration.
  • All courses come with a digital syllabus, entry to evening sessions, Sunday evening reception, and Thursday dinner buffet.
  • Purchase a printed syllabus and meal tickets in My Accounts.

Course Coordinator

Timothy Pinnick, BS

Description

This course seeks to expose individuals to a massive array of research material valuable to African American genealogical research, from which they engage in the process of building a toolbox of resources specific to their needs.  The resources of the University of Georgia library are extensively utilized to access under-utilized and lesser known material.  The course format consists of short, targeted lectures packed with beneficial methodologies and strategies combined with instructor facilitated discussions and activities.          

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

This course is tailored to librarians, and individuals with significant research experience.  An interest and desire to explore and become comfortable researching at a university research library is needed.  All students should bring a laptop computer or comparable device for accessing the university databases and downloading/uploading material from/to various sites, including a student platform like Google Classroom.

Recommended textbook

Mann, Thomas.  The Oxford Guide to Library Research, 4th ed.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

It is recommended but not required that you purchase the book; an option is to borrow it from a library prior to arriving on campus.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a discounted price for those taking the class during the Expo on the Saturday, July 20th at the UGA Center.

Course Schedule

Monday
8:00 –  8:30Class Orientation and Introductions (Pinnick)
8:30 – 9:458:30-8:50 Perspectives in African American Research

8:50-9:10 The World of African American Research

9:10-9:30 Researching in an Academic Library

9:30-9:45 Tool Sharpening

(Pinnick)

9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:3010:15-10:35 Historical Books and Those Who Write Them

10:35-10:55 Microfilm Collections

10:55-11:15 Scholarly Journal Research

11:15-11:30 Tool Spotlight

(Pinnick)

11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:151:00-1:20 Jstor and the African American Researcher

1:20-1:40 Using Theses and Dissertations

1:40-2:00 Assessment of African American Genealogy Guides

2:00-2:15 Tool Sharpening

(Pinnick)

2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:002:45-3:05 Identifying and Using Bibliographies

3:05-3:25 Examining Early 20th Century Magazines

3:25-3:45 Researching African American Communities

3:45-4:00 Tool Spotlight

(Pinnick)

4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:304:15-5:00 Toolbox Building and Library Preparation (Pinnick)
 
Tuesday

 

8:00 –  8:30Newspaper Research Essentials (Pinnick)
8:30 – 9:458:30-8:50 Newspaper Research: Tips and Strategies

8:50-9:30 Newspaper Research Exercise

9:30-9:45 Tool Sharpening

(Pinnick)

9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:3010:15-10:35 Specialized Newspapers

10:35-10:55 Religious Resources and Strategies

10:55-11:15 Specialized Encyclopedias

11:15-11:30 Tool Spotlight

(Pinnick)

11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:151:00-1:20 Congressional Hearings and Testimonies

1:20-1:40 Congressional Hearings and Testimonies Exercise

1:40-2:00 African American Migration

2:00-2:15 Tool Sharpening

(Pinnick)

2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:002:45-3:05 Migration Research Exercise

3:05-3:25 Black Towns

3:25-3:45 Research Case Studies

3:45-4:00 Tool Spotlight

(Pinnick)

4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:304:15-50 Toolbox Building and Library Preparation (Pinnick)
 
Wednesday

 

8:00 –  8:30African American Groups (Pinnick)
8:30 – 9:458:30-8:50 The World of Work

8:50-9:10 Oral History Collections

9:10-9:30 Developing a Library of Resources

9:30-9:45 Tool Sharpening

(Pinnick)

9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:3010:15-10:35 The Allen County Public Library

10:35-10:55 Select Government Related Records

10:55-11:15 People Sources

11:15-11:30 Tool Spotlight

(Pinnick)

11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:151:00-1:20 Proquest Databases and Resources

1:20-1:40 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

1:40-2:00 Railroad Related Resources

2:00-2:15 Tool Sharpening

(Pinnick)

2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:002:45-3:05 Civil War Experience and Its Aftermath

3:05-3:25 The Grand Army of the Republic and Its Auxillaries

3:25-4:00 Toolbox Building: Putting it All Together

(Pinnick)

4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:304:15-5:00 Toolbox Building and Library Preparation (Pinnick)
 
Thursday

 

8:00 –  8:30Toolbox Building Practicum Part I: Onsite Guided Exercises and Activities, UGA Main Library (Pinnick)
8:30 – 9:45Toolbox Building Practicum Part I: Onsite Guided Exercises and Activities, UGA Main Library (Pinnick)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Toolbox Building Practicum Part I: Onsite Guided Exercises and Activities, UGA Main LIbrary (Pinnick)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Toolbox Building Practicum Part II: Onsite Guided Activities and Resource Analysis/Collection, UGA Main Library (Pinnick)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Toolbox Building Practicum Part II: Onsite Guided Activities and Resource Analysis/Collection, UGA Main Library (Pinnick)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Toolbox Building Practicum Part II: Onsite Guided Activities and Resource Analysis/Collection, UGA Main Library (Pinnick)
 
Friday

 

8:00 –  9:15Case Study: From Slavery to Freedom (Abbott)
9:15 – 9:30Break
9:30 – 10:45Sharing Personal Toolbox Discoveries (Pinnick)
10:45 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:00Summation and Certificates (Pinnick)

 

Course Faculty

Timothy Pinnick, BS

Deborah A. Abbott, PhD

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