The Primary Source Librarian

Dedicated to Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources

About the Site

The Primary Source Librarian is a friendly professional space for educators to find information, advice, and support for teaching with primary sources. Librarians, technology specialists, teachers, curriculum specialists, and all other enthusiastic educators are invited to participate by sharing their own primary source successes and real-world experiences.
The Primary Source Librarian (aka Mary J. Johnson) will add new posts as time and discoveries allow in the following categories:

  • Ideas for teaching with all types of primary sources (photographs, historic newspapers, maps, films, documents, artifacts, sound)
  • Advice for teaching effectively with online primary sources
  • Newly-discovered primary source lessons
  • Ideas for introducing new technologies along with primary sources
  • News about current digitization efforts
  • Upcoming workshops and grant opportunities

Visitors will also find easy-to-locate links to dozens of online primary source collections and classroom-tested primary source lessons.

One Response to “About the Site”

  1. Mary C Jones says:

    This is such an exciting field. I am very grateful to Mary for all the work she has done to bring primary sources in general and digitized primary sources in particular to so many. Thanks, Mary.

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