Lunch Time Talks with ALES – Links to Videos

Lunch Time Talks with ALES – Links to Videos In 2020-21 ALES will be running a series bi-monthly lunchtime webinars usually the second Monday every other month at 1pm. These events are for ARA members only. Don’t worry if you can’t make the session, where possible we will be making videos available afterwards on the ARA website (members only). 

Our first event, ‘Call and Response: The University of Glasgow and Slavery’ was held using Microsoft Teams at 1pm on Monday November 9th and featured Siobhán Convery, Assistant Director of Library Collections, and Dr Christine Whyte, Lecturer in Global History. More information on the event and speakers can be found here.

If you missed this session and are an ARA Member you can catch up on the Video page of the ARA website.

Our second event event ‘What’s race got to do with it?‘ was held on Monday 11th of January 2021 at 1pm and featured Vini Lander Professor of Race and Education in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University.  She is Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality. – More information on the event and speaker can be found here.

This session was not recorded, ARA members can request a pdf of related resources from ales@archives.org.uk

The third remote lunchtime talk from the Archives for Learning and Education Section of the ARA took place on 8th March, and was given by Dr Hannah-Louise Clark, Lecturer in Global Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow and a specialist of the modern Middle East and North Africa, and Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist and Engagement Lead at the University of Glasgow and Special Collections.   

If you missed this session and are an ARA Member you can catch up on the Video page of the ARA website.

The fifth remote lunchtime talk from the Archives for Learning and Education Section of the ARA took place in July, and is being given by Sara Bird and Gillian Johnston, Education Outreach Officers at Newcastle University Library. Their talk entitled: ‘You win some, you lose some! A candid account of the successes and failures of archives education outreach activities during a global pandemic’.

If you missed this session and are an ARA Member you can catch up on the Video page of the ARA website.

The first remote lunchtime talk from the Archives for Learning and Education Section for 2022 took place in February, and was given by Sarah Wickham, a freelance consultant with over 25 years’ experience working in archives and records management roles, in engagement and leadership.

Sarah was delighted to be commissioned by ALES to bring the Accessible Learning Toolkit to completion and to support the wider sector to become more ‘SEND-friendly’. The toolkit aims to equip you with information, ideas, tools and language to take practical and proportionate steps to increase accessibility and improve the inclusion of children and young people with SEND in archives. 

Her talk, ‘Practical steps to becoming a (more) accessible service – introducing the accessible learning toolkit’ is avaliable here if you missed it

The second remote lunchtime talk from the Archives for Learning and Education Section for 2022 took place in May, and was given by Leslie Palanker.

Leslie is an Assistant Learning Officer for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM). She has worked across the service’s museums and galleries and has developed and led numerous learning programs for primary, secondary, and early years’ children, families, Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) schools and units and adults with Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).

Find out more about the talk and speaker here. If you missed this session and are an ARA Member you can catch up on the Video page of the ARA website.

The third ALES Lunchtime talk took place in August.

In 2019 the University of Sheffield Library joined an international research project led by Ithaka S+R to investigate the use of primary sources by undergraduate students in university library settings. The research focused on the academic use of primary sources, including library collections, archives and special collections, for teaching within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The aims of the project were to understand how resources are being used, what the needs of academics and students are, what are the difficulties encountered by users and how services can be improved to further incentivise the use of primary sources.  

Arantza’s talk, ‘Supporting Teaching with Primary Sources at the Sheffield University Library’, was held using Microsoft Teams at 1pm on Monday 8 August 2022. In this presentation she looked back at the findings of the project and the changes that have been implemented since. 

Find out more about the talk and speaker here. If you missed this session and are an ARA Member you can catch up on the Video page of the ARA website.

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