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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for August 24, 2016:  9:30am - 5:00pm

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 University Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve 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. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center 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 in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


Campus Mail Code: 0039


For Research or Collections-related Inquiries

Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611

Fax: (859) 257-6311

Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu


General Information


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