Upon arrival, participating teachers will receive USB drives to store electronic files including primary source materials and readings, a printing card with a $5 for use in the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries, and a set of postcards featuring high-quality images of art in the Spencer Museum of Art (SMA) collection, among other SMA workshop-related items.
The KU Lawrence campus houses several libraries which participating teachers may use for research and study, including Anschutz Library, Watson Library, Kenneth Spencer Library, and the Art and Architecture Library located on the ground level of the Spencer Museum of Art.
Off campus, teachers may work at the Lawrence Public Library, located just a few blocks from the SpringHill Suites. In addition to work tables, computer stations, and a broad range of research resources, the Public Library also houses historical materials related to Lawrence and Douglas County in the Helen Osma Local History Room.
Participating teachers may also wish to visit and make use of the resources at the Watkins Museum of History, the operating home of the Douglas County Historical Society. Located in Lawrence’s historic downtown, the Watkins Museum provides educational resources and activities, programs and public events, and changing exhibits that explore the heritage of Douglas County and connect the past with issues that affect our communities today.
While both the KU Libraries and Lawrence Public Library offer computer terminals, it is highly recommended that participating teachers bring their own laptops or tablets. Teachers are also encouraged to bring their own cameras to take photos at the landmark sites and of other relevant materials.