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: 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:
Learning Lab Manager, Special Collections Research Center
(March 31, 2016) The UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center has initiated a new online requests system allowing all our faculty, students, patrons, and visiting researchers to submit requests for materials, schedule a visit, or place digital reproduction and oral history orders through a custom web-based interface.
Create an account to get started. All researchers visiting after March 31st will need to complete registration in their new account.
UK community members can login using their LinkBlue IDs while visitors can create their own login username and password. For more information, visit our FAQ.
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.