January 4th, 2013
Welcome back students and faculty! We are making a small change in our hours for 2013. We will now be open on Mondays and Wednesdays during the quarters from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, we will be open from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Of course, if you have a scheduling conflict and need to do research in Special Collections, we will always work with you to accommodate you. With a little notice, we can pull materials for you and make it available in another part of the library during evenings and weekends. And, we are always happy to schedule class visits for evening classes. Just let us know!
September 18th, 2012
The other day, I received an email from a blogger at a website that offers information on online educational resources, the Online Education Database. They let me know that they really enjoyed my blog! I was very pleased, because I always wonder who reads it and whether the information is useful. The email included a post they created on the 20 Most Impressive University Special Collections.
It is worth looking at to see what some of the premier Special Collections have to offer. For example, Trinity College in Dublin houses the original Book of Kells, and Oberlin College has a huge collection of music. Not surprisingly, Yale and Harvard are on the list as well, with their broad collections that have been hundreds of years in the making. They also include the Jazz Archives at Tulane, which not only houses music, but also, the devices to play it on. The Comic Arts Collection at Virginia Commonwealth is included, as well. There are some I would add to the list, including the Popular Culture collections at Michigan State University and Ohio State. And quite a few colleges and universities have very large collections of Artists’ Books, including our own SCAD Atlanta’s ACA Library.
Well, we may not have collections that make the top 20, but we are the only college or university to have the huge archive of an animation studio, the Don Bluth Collection of Animation. We have a rapidly growing collection of Artists’ Books. We collect Graphic non-fiction and limited edition graphic novels. We have a little of everything in the rare book world. We are very proud of our excellent Special Collections here at the Jen Library and love to share it!
February 18th, 2008
The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Savannah College of Art and Design maintains non-circulating collections of unique and often valuable materials, housed in the Jen Library on the third floor. During the quarters, we are open Monday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Break hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. We will always be happy to schedule an evening appointment if there is a need.