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Event Name:COVID-19: Documenting the Pandemic in Your Community

The webinar will focus on how to engage the communities you serve to record and collect local history as it happens. Learn the mechanics behind a project that gets everyone involved in documenting community history.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to educate, engage, and empower your local community in recording history as it happens. 
  • Learn how to develop strategies and programming for collaboration with K-12 school classes and community groups.
  • Learn how to collect, document, and make available historical materials on the pandemic. 

Dawne Dewey has retired as the Head of Special Collections and Archives for the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and has been with the university since 1989. She received her B.A. in History and Anthropology in 1980 and her M.A. in Public History in 1984, both from Wright State. Her duties include fundraising, grant writing, donor relations, community engagement and administration. She is also a graduate adjunct faculty member, teaching courses in public history, including Research in Local History.
Bill Stolz is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach and handles social media for Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries. Bill holds a B.A. in History from Ohio University, M.A. in Public History from Wright State University, M.A. in Library Science from the University of Missouri, and is a Certified Archivist.

Lisa Rickey is the Collections Manager at Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries, where she has worked since 2012. She has been an adjunct faculty member for the Wright State University Public History concentration since 2017. She has an M.A. in Public History from Wright State University, an MLIS from Wayne State University, and is a Certified Archivist.
Event Date:6/11/2020
Event Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Via Zoom
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about journaling COVID-19 and collecting local history

Competency:  Community Awareness

Non-Member Cost:      $40
NEO-RLS Bronze Member/
NORWELD, SERLS, SWON Member Cost:  $24
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   FREE
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE

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