Why not collaborate with school librarians to engage schools with special collections?
This was my thought after listening to presentations from school librarians at the Cambridge Librarian TeachMeet. Like teachers, school librarians are switched on to the students needs. They get fully involved in teaching students (particularly in information literacy and study skills). And they appreciate libraries.
I’d be interested to know if any school librarians currently partner public librarians or museum/archive education officers to deliver teaching. Perhaps someone even works with a special collections librarian?
TeachMeets are like special collections libraries, you don’t really appreciate them until you go to one. The second Cambridge Librarians TeachMeet gave me food for thought (and for the stomach). Thanks to the organisers!