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Friday, October 18 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Poster #12 -- The Grateful Dead Course @ UNCG: Peace, Love, and Library Collaborations

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This poster will outline the experiences of two librarians at UNC Greensboro who took on the challenge of working with a 500-level course focused on the legacy of the Grateful Dead. Supporting this course involved helping to create an ongoing comprehensive bibliography and asynchronous library instruction materials, as well as virtual consultations with students conducting research.

In 2018, two UNCG librarians were approached by Dr. Rebecca Adams, a long-time faculty member in the department of Social Work and Gerontology to assist with the latest iteration of a Grateful Dead Legacy Course. This course originally started in 1989 with 21 students, the instructor, a film crew, and graduate assistants in a bus following the Grateful Dead on tour that summer. The course has continued to evolve and is now offered as a one-semester online opportunity.

Toward the end of the semester, one of the librarians presented at “UNCG Dead Scholars Unite,” a one-day on-campus conference celebrating the community of researchers that still exists at UNCG and around the country. This bibliography will continue to be available to the public to serve as a helpful research tool for anyone who is interested in the history and culture surrounding the Dead.

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Rachel Olsen

Assistant Professor, First-Year Communication & Social Sciences Librarian, UNC Greensboro
Instruction, social sciences
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Sarah Dorsey

Music, Dance, and Theatre Librarian, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Friday October 18, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Piedmont 1-3