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For Faculty and Staff

For Faculty and Staff

Services for faculty

The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center can help you integrate the Appalachian region into your teaching or scholarship.

Learning Resources and Information

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The Appalachian Center can connect you with resources to support your teaching.

  • Our Appalachian Artifacts Collection has been used to support classes and research across the campus.
  • The Appalachian Gallery is full of dynamic exhibits that can complement your own classroom work.  It is a perfect place to meet your class for a film or a guest lecture with one of the faculty or staff from the Center.
  • Faber Library (with handcrafted furniture and natural lighting) serves as “one stop shop” for:
    • researching Appalachia
    • housing hundreds of books
    • magazines
    • DVDs
    • CDs
    • newsletters related to the Appalachian region and issues
  • Items do not circulate but can be used in the Faber.

Let us help you find the resources and information you need to include the region in your teaching or scholarship.  If we don’t have it ourselves, chances are Hutchins Library Special Collections or another regional collection does!

Expertise and Networking

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The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center has in-house expertise available for guest lectures, class discussions or consultation. Topics are endless, but here are some possibilities:

  • Appalachian Studies
  • Sustainability and environmental issues
  • Race in Appalachia
  • Material Culture study
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Community Economic Development
  • Appalachian Literature
  • Appalachian Music and Dance

We can also connect you with others on campus, in the region and in the Appalachian Studies community who share your research or project interests. We would welcome the opportunity to help you infuse Appalachian topics and materials into your own course. Just give us a call.

Support for Regional Scholarship and Research

A panel of presenters in the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Appalachian Seminar & Tour

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Every other summer, the Center plans an intensive week long immersion into Appalachian Studies, including a bus tour of the Region, for faculty and staff.  If you are interested in attending, please let us know.  To learn more about the Appalachian Seminar & Tour, visit here.