Professor Kristen Smith selected as Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellow

Kristen Smith, AdPR senior public
relations lecturer and Special
Collections Libraries
Faculty Fellow
ADPR’s own senior public relations lecturer, Kristen Smith, has been selected to serve as a Special Collections Libraries 2015-2016 Faculty Fellow, a new faculty development opportunity created by the Center for Teaching and Learning and The University of Georgia Libraries.

The program provides faculty with instructional support and a $2000 stipend to create new a new course, or redesign an existing one, that is centered around the collections and resources available in UGA’s three special collections libraries: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection.  

“I’m excited that my students will be able to use archival materials to study design history and persuasive communication, and I’m excited to learn more about the archives and to represent Grady College,” said Prof. Smith.

The Faculty Fellow program began yesterday, with a retreat that highlighted the goals and key components of “archives-centered learning.” Professor Smith and the fellows will meet monthly as a cohort for round table discussions, workshops and outside speakers. The Special Collections Libraries will also host a Maymester Institute to focus on course planning, design and development for the 2016 fall semester.

According to the Center for Teaching and Learning,”The Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows program provides a workshop to build wonderful, engaging, and exciting archives-centered faculty development experience in a convivial and collaborative environment that values experimentation and reflection.”

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