Special Collections Libraries to Host Faculty Open House

March 12, 2013 – 12:58 PM

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house for university faculty.

Scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, the event will spotlight faculty members who have formed innovative collaborations with the Special Collections Libraries and showcase the exhibits and collections of the libraries.

Toby Graham, deputy university librarian, will welcome guests in the auditorium (Room 285), at 2p.m.

“UGA faculty have integrated Special Collections holdings and spaces into their teaching in exciting and productive ways during the Russell Building’s first year,” Graham said. “We welcome faculty members to the open house to hear examples from their colleagues and to consider how the libraries can help them to enrich their own research and instruction.”

The event will begin with a panel discussion from 2-3 p.m., followed by an offering of 30-minute breakout sessions further exploring archivist/faculty partnerships from 3-4 p.m. The second half of the event will feature tours of the galleries and 30,000-square-foot collections vault; opportunities to meet staff, ask questions, and discuss future collaborations; and enjoy light refreshments from Big City Bread.

To attend, University faculty and graduate students providing instruction should register online at www.libs.uga.edu/scl/facultyrsvp.html by Wednesday, April 10. For more information about the event contact Jan Levinson, outreach archivist at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, (706) 542-5788, jlevinso@uga.edu.

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