Last week we held our final GLAM Faculty Development workshop of the fall semester, “Creating Curriculum Inspired Online Exhibitions.” Led by GLAM’s Museum Education Curator, Martina Dodd, and Digital Exhibitions Coordinator, Gayle Schechter, this workshop provided AUC faculty and Robert W. Woodruff Library staff with an overview of the resources available on the GLAM Center’s digital portal, including digitized archival collections and our assignment portal. GLAM staff then led a tutorial on how to create exhibits in Omeka, an open-source web platform designed for sharing digital collections.
A key component of the GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning’s work is building thematic digital exhibitions, but it’s not just GLAM and Archives Research Center (ARC) staff creating those exhibits! We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on the use of digital exhibits in the classroom, whether in the form of instructional exhibits created in consultation with GLAM staff or exhibits created by students for a class assignment or an extracurricular project. The GLAM Center’s first student-created exhibits were made by Spelman professor Dr. Rosetta Ross’s religion course, Introduction to Christian Ethics: Archival Research and Black Women in U.S. Civil Rights. GLAM and ARC staff taught Dr. Ross’s class how to conduct archival research and how to build digital exhibits using our exhibit platform, Omeka. You can view the students’ final exhibits about former NAACP Southeastern Regional Director Ruby Hurley here.
Be sure to keep an eye on our digital portal after winter break. We’ll have a new slate of faculty development workshops as well as new digital exhibits throughout the spring semester.