To arrange an instruction session for your class, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much of the following information as you can:
A staff member from Manuscripts and Archives will respond to your email. Please remember that your class must be engaging with Yale University Library special collections materials in order to hold your class in the Gates Special Collections Classroom.
The classroom is heavily used for instruction, especially during key times in the Yale academic calendar, so please contact us at your earliest convenience to arrange for an instruction session for your class.
Yale University Library colleagues can directly reserve the Gates Classroom using the Library's online scheduling application. If your reservation is not for a class session using special collections materials, you will be contacted by someone from Manuscripts and Archives to find out more about your needs for the classroom prior to receiving approval to use the room.
An instruction session in the Gates Classroom can include any of the following:
We are happy to work with you to design an instruction session that meets your specific pedagogical goals for the students in your class. We are also happy to assist you in designing an assignment that can be incorporated into an instruction session in the Gates Classroom, or might bring your students to the Manuscripts and Archives reading room to engage with collection materials in more detail.