Libraries Student & Faculty Surveys Deadline Extended to December 9

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 10/21/2022

 Survey period: Nov 1 - Dec 9, 2022

Update: The deadline for the surveys has been extended to Friday, December 9.

UGA students and faculty can provide feedback on library services, facilities, and resources through surveys distributed to users this fall. The surveys seek input on topics such as technology needs, library instruction, research and data support, study spaces, and other aspects of academic support from the libraries.

Journal of Visualized Experiments Available to UGA Patrons

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 10/12/2022

The University of Georgia Libraries now offers the Journal of Visualized Experiments to UGA faculty, staff, and students. The often-requested database contains a trove of well-researched, peer-reviewed videos that delve into a wide range of academic topics.

The tool contains videos introducing key concepts and techniques for instruction and lab settings that can be helpful for on-boarding students and more. In all, the database contains more than 15,000 peer-reviewed research videos with new additions coming each year. 

The educational videos hit on topics from biosciences, chemistry to engineering, environmental sciences, genetics, medicine, and neuroscience.

To access the Journal of Visualized Experiments, login to libs.uga.edu with your myID and search the A-Z database.

Call for Applications: Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant program

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 10/11/2022

The UGA Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning are pleased to announce the call for applications for the fourth round of the Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant program. This grant is intended to provide one-time funding to support the adoption of open and/or affordable (less than $40) course materials. Awards will be made up to $5,000 each, with a total of $60,000 being awarded.

McBay Science Library Dedicated for Groundbreaking UGA Alumna

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 10/10/2022

The University of Georgia dedicated its science library Friday for Shirley Mathis McBay, the first Black student to receive a Ph.D. from the university and the first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics from UGA.

McBay went on to a long and distinguished career as an educator, administrator and advocate who worked tirelessly to promote the participation and advancement of minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

She began her career as a math professor at Spelman College and then became dean for student affairs at MIT and chair of the National Science Foundation’s committee on equal opportunity in science and engineering. She later launched the Quality Education for Minorities Network, a nonprofit that she led for more than 20 years.

Preserving local histories in Atlanta’s historic Washington Park through community partnership

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 09/29/2022

The history of one of Atlanta’s most prominent Black communities is being preserved thanks to a partnership between the Conservancy at Historic Washington Park and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia.

Washington Park Swimming Pool, a large pool with a water slide, in a beautiful park setting
Washington Park Swimming Pool, 1940s (Courtesy Atlanta History Center)

Photographer discusses life, work at UGA Special Collections Libraries event

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 09/26/2022

Famed photojournalist Nancy Ellison will discuss her career documenting the lives of American icons, capturing portraits of Hollywood stars, world leaders, and other figures in an event next week. The lecture, entitled "Altered Egos: Intimacy Among the Icons," will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at the UGA Special Collections Libraries Building and is free and open to the public.

Ellison's portraits feature celebrities from Jack Nicholson to Boris Yeltsin. A freelance photojournalist for magazines such as TimeVogue, and Newsweek, Ellison's career has also spanned genres from author to producer. In addition to publishing 14 books, Ellison has served as producer include several award-winning plays such as Thurgood (2008), The Country Girl (2008), The Seafarer (2008), and Inherit the Wind (2007).

Civil Rights Digital Library Relaunches With New Look, 15 Years of Updated Content

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 09/09/2022

A premier online compilation of digital civil rights content is relaunching with a new look and thousands of additional pieces of history.

The milestone marks a new era for the Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL). This project brings together more than 200 libraries, archives, and museums to provide free online access to historical materials documenting the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. These collaborative partnerships are the bedrock of this national project.