Changing lives : evaluating encounters with undergraduates in the archives

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Title:
Changing lives : evaluating encounters with undergraduates in the archives
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Turcotte, Florence
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George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, Fla.
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Presented at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section meeting at the annual conference of the American Library Association, June 23-28, 2011 in New Orleans, LA.

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
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University of Florida
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Changing Lives:
Evaluating Encounters with
Undergraduates in the Archives





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Taking the Plunge:
Students in the
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The Ups and Downs
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Internship Alumni-

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Florence M. Turcotte Literary Manuscripts Archivist
University of Florida Libraries: turcotte@ufl.edu




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Smathers Library and Special Collections Research Room on 2nd Floor

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First Scenario Large Classes of underclassmen Many have no previous exposure to Special Collections Students herded into research room and talked at for 50 minutes; some fall asleep Shown a pile of photocopied manuscripts, which they then photocopy for themselves.

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Second Scenario

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Third Scenario

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Florence M. Turcotte Literary Manuscripts Archivist University of Florida Libraries: turcotte@ufl.edu