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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 3, 2016:  Closed

Learning Lab

About

 

The SCRC Learning Lab is a center of primary research, experiential learning, and training.

 

Concept

Targeted to University of Kentucky undergraduate students in various disciplines who want to enhance their studies through training in archival methods and theory. Interns will be taught to arrange and describe rare or unique collections in their area of research interest, and enhance access to those collections to the broader academic community through creating guides, exhibits or transcriptions. Interns will also produce a final scholarly project, such as a poster, presentation or exhibit, reflecting on the impact the internship had on their research--engaging their critical thought and analysis.

 

The Learning Lab is a competitive program that promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity, and more fully integrates Special Collections into the teaching and research mission of the University. The Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab will be funded completely through private gifts through the Libraries' Enrichment Fund, which supports:

 

  • Faculty requests for special materials to support research and teaching
  • Exhibits and lectures that are open to the public
  • Facilities, technology and equipment
  • Matching funds to leverage other funding
  • Needs not funded by other sources
 

We are extremely grateful for the support of University of Kentucky alumni and friends who have made the funding for this important program possible.  When you make a gift to UK Libraries, you make a direct impact on the lives of students. 


To learn more, visit UK Libraries giving page: http://libraries.uky.edu/Giving or call Daniel King, UK Libraries Director of Development, at (859) 218-0707.

 

For more information about the Learning Lab, contact:


Stacie Williams

Learning Lab Manager, Special Collections Research Center

University of Kentucky Libraries

Margaret I. King Library

Lexington, KY 40506-0039

859-257-8371

stacie.williams@uky.edu


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu

Campus Mail Code: 0039

Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser