January 18, 2021

A Community Vision Realized

Wow, I almost can’t believe this is actually happening!

I’ve been working with the Barat Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program* since it began in 2004. Before too long we had launched a program website and online learning system.

In 2006, I suggested starting a blog that would serve as an online resource to the teachers who had participated in our teaching with primary sources workshops and others interested in primary source learning and the Library collections. It didn’t happen but I continued to bring up the idea as time went on.

In 2009 I built another blog prototype and pitched the idea once again. Unfortunately, time and funding needed to be allocated to other priorities.

Fast forward to this year, 2011, when the stars finally align. The Primary Source Nexus (PSN) is a now a reality!

The mission of this blog remains close to the original vision — to serve as an online community support resource for teaching and learning with primary sources.

Browse the PSN content categories to get a glimpse of what you can expect to find on this blog. If you’ve got ideas, please leave a comment or contact PSN and share them with us.

Primary Source Picks
Teaching & Learning
Tech Tips & Tutorials
Barat Bits & Bytes

As time goes on, we hope to roll out more collaborative features to help us all share and learn.

Cheers,

Julie

* formerly known as the American Memory Initiative and the Adventure of the American Mind

About Julie Schaul

I'm an independent learning consultant who works with clients to design, develop, and manage educational programs, products, and experiences.

I love learning, languages, words, technology, dance, nature in general, and mountains in particular.

Something some people know about me: I've traveled quite a lot inside and outside of the United States and have lived in Illinois, Alaska, California, New Mexico, Texas, Washington D.C., France, Norway, Russia, and Spain.

Something few people know about me: At the turn of the millennium, I was the community manager for NuvoMedia, makers of the Rocket eBook. In this role I managed online community events and programs for eBookNet and the Rocket-Library.

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