Train the Trainer: Primary Research Sources with DPLA, Historypin, and the National Archives

This event has been postponed to early 2017. Thank you for your interest.


Primary sources bring history to life. Join your colleagues for a hands-on workshop focusing on professionally vetted online content resources that provide access to primary sources and supplemental materials. In this course, we will:

  • Explore the NEW Digital Public Library of America Primary Sources Sets
  • Connect with your local community through Historypin. 
  • Develop interactive activities using documents from the National Archives.

And so much more.

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Search primary and secondary sources from Digital Public Library of America including online exhibitions.
  • Access teacher-created Primary Source Sets and Teaching Guides from Digital Public Library of America.
  • Learn how to navigate and use to capture and pin today's moments in your community.
  • Develop an interactive activity using documents from the National Archives.

Who should attend:

  • School media specialists
  • Academic librarians
  • Public librarians
  • Anyone interested in learning more about free tools with which to perform primary research


Register for this workshop for $30 if you are a METRO, myMETRO, or ESLN member. The rate for non-members is $60.

About our instructor:

Melissa Jacobs is a Coordinator in the Office of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education. Melissa is the founder and immediate past chair of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, Immediate Past President of the School Library Systems Association of New York State, AASL Member-at-Large, and a Community Representative and Education Advisory Committee Member for the Digital Public Library of America. Melissa was named a 2015 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal and is the recipient of the 2015 Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Alumna of the Year. Melissa has been published in School Library Connection, Teacher Librarian, School Library Journal, School Librarian’s Workshop and Knowledge Quest. She enjoys spending time with her two high-spirited daughters, exploring emerging technologies, lifelong learning, cooking, and obsessively collecting cookbooks. Connect with Melissa on Twitter @missyji or email her at


Tue, Jul. 19, 2016
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. America/New_York


57 East 11th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10003
United States