Sara Cardello serves as the Head of Education at the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. She develops resources for Prek-12 students using SLA’s more than two million library volumes and 44,000 cubic feet of archival records. Her work involves taking these academic, delicate, and at times inaccessible collections and turning them into online and in-person sensory rich environments featuring inclusive use of sight, sound, and touch. Sara’s been with the Smithsonian in Museum Education capacities since 2012. She holds a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in Art History and Museum Education.
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives launches a new series of interactive, online collections focused on information literacy. This set, available in Smithsonian Learning Lab, is dedicated to helping users think critically about how they identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively.