August 11, 2022

Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News Library 2022 National Book Festival The National Book Festival returns to the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, September 3. A selection of programs will be livestreamed, and video of all presentations can be viewed online after the Festival concludes. View the Festival schedule. Additionally, enjoy an early literary taste of the Festival on PBS Books, which will host a series of virtual interviews with some of the festival’s featured authors in August on PBS … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: The Tulsa Race Massacre Then and Now

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, or the Attack on Greenwood, was, and remains, one of the bloodiest outbreaks of racist violence in U.S. history. The incident began with the arrest of a young black man on May 31, was incited by an inflammatory report in the May 31 edition of the Tulsa Tribune, and ended around 24 hours later after white rioters looted and burned the prosperous black community on June 1. In the aftermath, dozens of city blocks were razed, hundreds killed, and thousands left … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Event Happenings

This graphic organizer can be used to analyze images that capture an event. The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How are good guides for framing and understanding an aspect of an event and to help with identifying areas for further research. Download the worksheet More primary source analysis strategies Analyzing Primary Sources: Close Observation & Purposeful Questions Analyzing Primary Sources: Close Reading Markup Strategies Analyzing Primary Sources: Image Sequencing … [Read more...]