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Docent Corps applications

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries now is accepting applications for participants in its community docent program.

The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth-graders to adults. Docents are trained to highlight permanent and rotating exhibitions and to help increase awareness of the many resources offered by the three special collections libraries: the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collections and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

A 10-week training program provides an opportunity for docents to meet curators, archivists and other special collections staff; learn about the collections and techniques for leading tours; and become familiar with all parts of the Russell Special Collections Building.

Follow-up meetings throughout the year provide opportunities to learn about new exhibits in the galleries and programs sponsored by the three special collections libraries.

Interested individuals can apply online by visiting the UGA Special Collections Libraries website

Applications must be submitted by Dec. 17. Questions may be directed to Jan Hebbard at or 706-542-5788. All candidates selected for admission to the docent program will be required to submit to a background investigation.