Presenters: René Tanner, University of Arizona, rtanner@cox.net; Paula Wolfe, Fine Arts and Architecture Librarian, University of Arizona, wolfep@u.library.arizona.edu

Description: Collaborating with an Art History faculty member to develop course materials is a great way to promote the library’s services and introduce new technologies into the classroom. The Fine Arts and Architecture Librarian and I participated in the development of a new seminar course focused on the art and culture of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Working on this project allowed us to introduce the web-based bibliography tool RefWorks and multiple databases including Reader’s Guide Retrospective and Archive of Americana to the faculty member. She has, in turn, shared these resources with her class and shown them the value of building a personal bibliographic database.

The goal was to introduce more of library’s electronic resources into the classroom. The collaborative approach allowed us to be intimately involved in providing the most useful and respected source materials. By working with a faculty member we ultimately helped students became more comfortable and more independent in their research.

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