*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Exploring The Jefferson Library at Monticello

This course provides a thorough introduction to and guidance in using a panoply of published, unpublished, and online information resources. These sources will reveal to students the wide and deep array of information on the historical and cultural heritage that we have inherited from Thomas Jefferson and the American founding era. Some sources are available on the open Internet; others, designed for special uses, are only available at libraries. Although the course scope will be a broad sweep in historical Americana, special emphasis will be given to the diversified collections available at the Jefferson Library.

Instructor Bio:

Jack Robertson is Fiske and Marie Kimball Librarian at Monticello and has directed the Jefferson Library since 2000. He served as director of UVA’s Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, 1987-2000. He also worked stints at the National Gallery of Art Library and Vanderbilt University’s Arts Library. He has taught courses at Vanderbilt, University of Maryland, and University of Virginia.

Required Reading:

Students are required to have a portable computing device and facility in Internet functions for use during class sessions. Students should also have interest in pursuing a particular historical question or topic as a personal project focus during the class.

Recommended Reading:

Students are asked to acquaint themselves with two online sources:
Thomas Jefferson Portal online library catalog–http://tjportal.worldcat.org/  
Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia online scholarly source–http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/tje

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A40 Jack Robertson Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Fr 9:30-11:00 a.m. Jefferson Library A

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