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Learning Lab



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



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: 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