Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-26-2021

* Special Collections Staff Changes * New Hot Topics Guide on Police Reform

In this issue:
·  Special Collections Staff Changes
·  New Hot Topics Guide on Police Reform

Featured Resource: Reference Sources Guide

Our Reference Sources Guide provides a collection of online tools to find quick answers. Through the guide, you can find reference publications, dictionaries, almanacs, statistics, and searchable collections of subject encyclopedias, as well as the newest titles acquired by Reference.

Special Collections

Staffing changes have occurred in Special Collections.  Richard Hollinger, long time head of the Special Collections and Archives department retired September 30th.  Greg Curtis, has been appointed interim in his place.  He can be reached at or 581.1681 or 581.1688.  If you have general Special Collections inquiries you can email the department at or call 581.1686.

New Hot Topics Guide on Police Reform

In the last few years, protests against racial discrimination and police brutality against BIPOC communities have become common.  Groups like Black Lives Matter have called for the reform of police departments.  Reform proposals have appeared at local, state, and national levels, and have included calls for increased transparency, increased oversight of police departments by civilians, illegalization of some police tactics, and ending some legal protections afforded to police officers.

The Hot Topics: Police Reform guide is intended to assist undergraduate students in beginning their research in this important area, and we hope you will share it with your students.

If you are interested in having the Reference Librarians develop a Hot Topics guide on a particular topic contact your Subject Librarian, or Nancy Lewis.