Poster Description: Working with students in person as they engage with historic materials is a bedrock of primary source instruction. When COVID-19 pushed classes online, that experience was removed. Special Collections Librarians at UNCG devised an exercise using World War I recruiting posters and Padlet to overcome the virtual distance.
Presenter Names: Beth Ann Koelsch, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Kathelene McCarty Smith, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Presenter Bios: Beth Ann Koelsch has been the curator of the Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2008. The WVHP collects oral histories and other materials that document the contributions of women in the U.S. military and the American Red Cross. Email: email@example.com
Kathelene McCarty Smith is the Interim Head of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Smith’s responsibilities include instructional outreach and the curation of archival collections with which she engages students, faculty, and the community. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.