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Look Back. See Further. Analyzing Photographs from the Library of Congress Collection

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS) at the University of the Arts created a guide to studying photographs, Look Back. See Further: Studying photographs and drawing connections between primary sources from the Library of Congress and local collections. Meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teaching, the guide helps users build visual literacy skills  - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. During this webinar, we will discuss the TPS Analysis Tool and use it to analyze a variety of historical photographic images. 

Presenter: Cate Cooney, TPS-UArts Program coordinator is an art librarian with more than 15 years of experience working with researchers and students in an academic environment, whether it is providing reference service, teaching workshops, or working behind the scenes on digital projects. She has worked with both physical and digital objects as head of the Printed Book and Periodical Collection at the Winterthur Library, metadata specialist at ArtSTOR, assistant Librarian at Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, and digital librarian for the decorative arts and material culture at UW-Madison. She particularly loves teaching with objects, and has taught courses in book connoisseurship as well as numerous workshops on rare books and design materials. Cate has an MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she also received an MA in Art History. While her academic work has focused on 14th century Italy, her interests are wide ranging, including 20th century architecture and design, domestic advice, and the history of printed books. When not teaching with primary sources, Cate can be found up to her elbows in local, seasonal produce, cooking, meal planning and sharing her love of pickles.


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