Monday, May 18, 2015

Jun'15 Promoting the Depository Collection While Supporting Research Trips to the National Archives (FDLP)

June 4, 2015 / 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Researchers in many disciplines know that the National Archives’ collections are valuable sources for a variety of domestic and international topics. However, they aren't always aware of what materials are collected by the National Archives, nor do they realize that some materials they seek might be found in a depository library’s collection. This webinar highlights efforts at the Yale University Library to assist researchers in planning trips to National Archives facilities in Washington, D.C. We have found that in workshops and individual consultations related to NARA research, we can promote the depository collection and the ways in which initial research with local materials will help researchers arrive at NARA prepared and confident that their time will be well-spent. Participants in this webinar will learn about these instruction and outreach strategies and explore how the interplay of depository documents and NARA records can enhance researchers’ understanding of Government information.