National Digital Library Workshop
In this workshop, each participant will:
Begin to develop the skills needed to use the Library of Congress/National Digital Library web sites
Explore collection resources to identify topics of interest
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Understand the mission of the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program and its
commitment to providing access to primary source material through the use of technology.
Understand that American Memory is a collection of archival collections each with its own unique
characteristics and search opportunities.
Understand the tools, skills and conceptual underpinnings of the collections, allowing them to utilize the
collections in their teaching.
Use strategies that are modeled to locate documents, images, and multimedia resources on in the
Identify participant/team topic of interest
Demonstrate multiple search methods for materials.
Distribute and review contact information, URLs, web site activities, and agendas.
Participant/Team begin searching the collections.
Participant /Team share strategies of searching collections that they would use with their students and
identify the inherent difficulties.
Participant /Team begin identifying topics