*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
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Participants will bring topics of personal interest to learn about the panoply of published, unpublished, and online resources available at the Jefferson Library. Focusing on Thomas Jefferson’s life, times, and legacy, just about ANY topic within the broad sphere of American history will be fair game for participants to select. We will critically examine the nature and scope of information resources, and we will put into practice research tools and techniques. This will be a hands-on experience and there will be some expectation that participants will do homework to enrich and reinforce the discovery process.

Instructor Bio:

Jack Robertson is the Fiske and Marie Kimball Librarian at Monticello's Jefferson Library and has directed the 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, the University of Maryland, and the University of Virginia.

Required Reading:

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

Recommended Reading:

No books are required, but students are asked to acquaint themselves with two online sources:
Thomas Jefferson Portal online library catalog – https://tjportal.on.worldcat.org/discovery
Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia online scholarly source – https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/tje

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A401 Jack Robertson Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Th 9:30-11:00 a.m. Jefferson Library A

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