CIS PhD student Stacy Naipo will give a presentation on the topic of Archival Use Normalization for the K-12 student: Native Hawaiian Students as Community from 4:30 to 5:30 on Monday January 28, in Hamilton Library 3F. Please join in us !
Authors whose research is on archives and education, have focused primarily on post-secondary educational institutions. The archivist as educator, while not a new concept, is rarely explored via an independent, K-12 school archival lens. This author would argue that it is never too soon to be exposed to an archive, especially when your K-12 institution has its own archive, and when that institution serves an indigenous community of students. The embedded K-12 archive is the best opportunity for contribution to the primary source education of those students in primary and secondary school. A review of the literature supports the hypothesis that the role of archivists and archives in the 21st century is ripe for revitalization, or perhaps an evolution with regards to use normalization along the K-12 spectrum.