Gopherbaloo at Wilson Library
Minnesota middle and high school students preparing History Day projects will attend the first-ever Gopherbaloo at Wilson Library on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from noon to 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for young researchers to experience Minnesota's largest research library while studious Gophers are still on break!
Like other History Day Hullabaloo events (held at Hennepin County Library, Central), students who attend the Wilson Library Gopherbaloo will have the opportunity to take advantage of:
- One-on-one mentor support with University of Minnesota graduate students;
- Mini lessons offered by Minnesota Historical Society program staff and others on various History Day topics;
- Enhanced research support from librarians--staff will help students navigate the Libraries' fantastic print and electronic resources; and
- Sample projects so students can learn how to create a winning video, poster, written paper, and more.
Other advantages for young researchers who attend the Gopherbaloo:
- Access to the largest collection of resources in the state of Minnesota;
- Lessons on using primary sources offered by Government Publications Librarian Kirsten Clark;
- Inexpensive ($6/day) off-peak parking in the 21st Avenue Ramp;
- Free copies;
- A parent lounge with refreshments; and
- Research fun and raffle drawings!
This event is sponsored in collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society, U of MN History Department History Day program, Minitex, and the University of Minnesota Libraries. As with other History Day school visits, Legacy Fund dollars support youth and teacher participation in the Gopherbaloo.