B04. Loci Communes: Integrating Special Collections into Instruction
For eight years, I have been incorporating Drew University’s excellent Bible and Book of Common Prayer collections into my course on the History of Reading in Drew’s Doctor of Ministry program. This integration of Special Collections into teaching, a growing trend at Drew, has energized librarians, faculty members, and especially students. Students uniformly mention the visit to Special Collections as a highlight of the course. In this breakout session, I will discuss the mechanics of and the rationale for this integration and suggest ways in which others could use this and related models to energize their own communities in uncommon ways.