The University Libraries are offering a one-day workshop for high-school students – grades 9-12 – that will introduce them to an academic research library through activities that are fun and hands-on.
Students will spend the day solving a mystery in the Main and Science libraries, and in Special Collections – ferreting out facts from the Libraries' enormous research collection, investigating original manuscripts, photographs and rare books (some more than 500 years old!) and creating a "case book" of clues and evidence using book-binding skills taught during the workshop.
From books to bytes, paper to digital, manuscripts, maps, music and other media – the workshop will teach valuable research skills and give students a head start on gaining a level of comfort and expertise in using the resources of a major research library.
Lunch included. Enrollment limited to 20 students.