The UGA Libraries Special Collections Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning are delighted to announce the selection of eleven teaching faculty to participate in the inaugural Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program beginning in December 2015 and continuing throughout 2016.
“The Fellows will participate in a series of workshops and seminars in spring semester to develop archives-centered courses that they will teach beginning in fall semester 2016. They will also participate in an intensive institute in May to refine these projects,” according to Jill Severn, head of outreach and access at the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. “They will make extensive use of the tools, models and resources of TeachArchives.org, an acclaimed pedagogical guide for creating archives-centered instruction.“
A kick-off event will be held Dec. 11 with Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor of Employment Law and Legal Studies, Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate, Terry College as the keynote speaker.
The faculty participants come from a wide range of disciplines and departments including, history, public relations, African American Studies, theatre and film studies, English, and Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy. The program is made possible by the generous donations from Libraries supporters and the leadership of University Librarian P. Toby Graham and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning C. Edward Watson
The instructional team for the fellows program includes: Jill Severn (Russell Library); Mary Miller and Alex Kroh (Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards), Chuck Barber, Mazie Bowen and Anne Devine (Hargrett Library), and Thomas Chase Hagood (Center for Teaching and Learning).
For more information about this new program, please visit: http://ctl.uga.edu/pages/special-collections-libraries-faculty-fellows-program.
2016 Special Collections Faculty Fellows
- Garrison Bickerstaff, Division of Academic Enhancement
- Cynthia Camp, Department of English
- Kathleen deMarrais , Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy
- Brian Drake, Department of History
- Benjamin Ehlers, Department of History
- Hilda Kurtz, Department of Geography
- Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Department of Theatre and Film Studies and Institute for African American Studies
- Akela Reason, Department of History
- Spenser Simrill, Department of English and Division of Academic Enhancement
- Kristen Smith, Department of Public Relations
- M. Montgomery Wolf, Department of History