Chat with a UCR librarian about all things archives/special collections during our Ask the Archives drop-in hours!

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What is Ask the Archives?

Curious about how to find, analyze and use archival materials from your laptop or computer? Want to learn more about digital archival resources at UCR and beyond? Chat with a UCR librarian about all things archives/special collections during our Ask the Archives drop-in hours! All are welcome, whether you have questions about your homework, research, or you just want to learn more about archives and special collections.

There is no formal presentation during this weekly drop-in session. Similar to the office hours your professor might hold, each Ask the Archives session is open-ended so we can tackle your specific questions or needs. This drop-in session is best suited for introductory and direct questions such as the following:

  • Where can I find archival material about ___?
  • How do I request scans of archival materials?
  • How do I cite this material in my paper?

In-depth research consultations for dissertations or larger projects can be scheduled separately by emailing specialcollections@ucr.edu. All participants are expected to follow and uphold UC Riverside's Principles of Community.

How does it work?

Participants will receive a Zoom link and password after registering. After logging in, participants will enter a "virtual waiting room" until it is their turn and they are admitted to the Zoom call. Participants can join as individuals or in groups (which is especially useful if you have a group project!). You will then meet one-on-one with a UCR librarian who specializes in archives and special collections.

When is it?

Ask the Archives is available every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. You can log in anytime during that 1-hour session. Sessions start on October 7th and continue through December 9th.

Please note, there are no sessions on October 14th and November 11th.

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