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Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library records, Shirley Lankford files

Identifier: UA-0005-1504

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains handbooks, surveys, course material, statistics, budgets, evaluations, policies, procedures, catalogs, programs, disks, CDs, correspondence, articles, pamphlets, office files, committee files, memos, and programs.


  • 1974-2014


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Shirley Lankford was employed in the Library at the University of West Georgia for 40 years. She began school at West Georgia College (WGC) as a student in 1970. In 1977, she began working at the college after earning her bachelor’s degree in economics. She continued her education at Atlanta University (now Clark University) and got a master’s degree in library science in 1985, and another degree in guidance and counseling from West Georgia College in 1994.

Lankford helped develop UWG’s LIBR 1101 course, which teaches students how to conduct research, becoming one of her most notable contributions to the university. She traveled across the United States and Canada to present the innovative nature of the course, and many libraries have adopted similar courses. In May 2017, Lankford retired with plans of spending time with family and traveling.


3.36 Linear feet (8 boxes)




Records of the Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, from past Professor and Head of Instructional Services at Ingram Library, Shirley Oliver Lankford. Lankford was employed in the Library from 1977-2017.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Transferred from the Administrative Office of the Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library on December 3, 2018.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jennah Marston, 2019

Guide to the Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, Shirley Lankford Records UA-0005-1504
Finding aid prepared by Jennah Marston
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States