University of Iowa

Webster City - Activating Webster City's Literary History and Kendall Young Library

Students in the course Museums in a Digital World developed social media and digital engagements based on the special collections of the Kendall Young Library.

The Kendall Young Library in Webster City contains unique art collections and archives that are accessible to library patrons.  To increase awareness of these resources, students in Museums in a Digital World developed an interpretive plan that considered the needs of the community audience.  Using the interpretive plan as a foundation, student groups then created digital engagements to be shared via social media and the KYL website aimed at engaging community audiences with the library's historical significance, special collections, and architectural beauty.