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RE-85-17-0029-17

George Mason University
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$332,111.00
City: 
Fairfax
State: 
VA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University will develop and run a program to train at least 300 public librarians to facilitate local digital history programs across the country. The project will introduce public librarians to a range of historical research methods and digital history skills. It will also support librarians in developing public programming to to engage in digital local and community history. The project will result in two related deliverables. First, through facilitation of four online courses and four in-person workshops, the project will train at least 300 librarians on practices and techniques of local digital and community history. Second, in support of those training opportunities, the project will develop and launch a curricula of open educational resources (OERs) which can be used, reused, and remixed by any other organization or program.

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