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Slides from a presentation given at the Second Joint Spring Meeting of the Kansas Library Association College and University Section/ Nebraska Library Association College and University Section held April 21-22, 2016, in Manhattan, Kansas.
Many of the public schools in the communities around Kearney, Nebraska, bring their students to campus in order to conduct research at the Calvin T. Ryan Library (CTR) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Also, many of the schools are a 1-to-1 laptop or iPad school, which would allow them to conduct research both at school and at home. Julia Powell is the Coordinator of Instruction at CTR, and has been conducting library instruction classes with various high schools in the Kearney area. At the beginning of each school year, a letter is sent to most of the public schools in roughly a 70-mile radius to UNK. Teachers are invited to bring their students to campus to experience the ability to conduct research in an academic library, and use resources that might not be available to them at school. Students arrive in the library and are brought to a computer lab for a library instruction session.