Student Poetry Readings to be held Outside Main Library, MLC

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 04/16/2021

The UGA community is invited to celebrate National Poetry Month with the UGA Libraries at two student poetry readings later this month.

The April 27 and 28 events will feature student poets from Stillpoint, UGA’s student literary magazine, and is hosted in conjunction with The Georgia Review, a nationally acclaimed literary-culture journal that is a unit of the Libraries.

UGA Librarian Recognized for Service During Pandemic

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 04/14/2021

A University of Georgia librarian has received a presidential citation from the Special Libraries Association for her service to the organization during a challenging 2020.

Sheila Devaney, a research and instruction librarian at the Main Library, was recognized as a part of the 2020 Annual Conference Advisory Council for the group’s shift to providing virtual educational content when the pandemic forced conference plans to change. The committee worked to provide sessions on timely topics, including social justice and library responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UGA Libraries Seeks Volunteers for At-Home Radio Transcriptathon Project

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 04/08/2021

From the times when families gathered around the radio for presidential fireside chats to the daily commutes of today, radio broadcasts have been an important part of the culture of the United States.

Later this month, volunteers have a chance to help preserve those broadcasts — from Anchorage, Alaska to Bangor, Maine, and small towns and large cities in between — so that they can be used by researchers for future generations.

Fourteen UGA Faculty Chosen for Special Collections Fellows Program

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 04/05/2021

Fourteen University of Georgia faculty members will collaborate with UGA Libraries archivists this May to design learning opportunities for students using historical materials, as part of the 2021 Special Collections Libraries Fellows program.

From finance to film studies, the sixth cohort of the program reflects the broadest range of academic disciplines in the program’s history, reaching faculty from eight schools and colleges and 13 academic departments. The group exemplifies the wide range of materials that students and researchers can explore in the Libraries’ three special collections units.

Russell Library Hosts AJC Journalist for Congress Week Discussion

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 03/24/2021

To mark Congress Week, UGA’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a virtual event featuring Atlanta Journal-Constitution senior reporter Tamar Hallerman, who will discuss her work as a journalist covering politics and Congress in Washington.

The April 8 event is scheduled for 1 p.m. via Zoom Webinar, and is free and open to students, faculty, and the community.

Association of College and Research Libraries Recognizes Special Collections Faculty Member

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 03/24/2021

A UGA Libraries faculty member has received a distinguished service award from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association for her work to connect researchers and students to Georgia political history.

Jill Severn, access and outreach archivist for the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, has been awarded the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, which is presented annually to an academic or law librarian whose research or activities have contributed to information service in law or political science.

Website Outage March 19-20, 9pm-1am

Submitted by Kristin on Wed, 03/17/2021

EITS will be upgrading technology at the Main Library after the library closes at 9:00 p.m. this Friday, March 19. This outage may last until 1:00 a.m. on March 20 and affects access to the following sites:

  • The UGA Libraries' website: sites using libs.uga.edu such as ILLiad interlibrary loan requesting
  • The Digital Library of Georgia: dlg.usg.edu

During this time, GALILEO and GIL may be accessed through the following links:

GALILEO databases: https://www.galileo.usg.edu/uga1 ('Search GALILEO' on that page is equivalent to UGA's Multi-Search)

GIL Find catalog: https://galileo-usg-uga-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?tab=default_tab&vid=UGA

Extended Hours Coming to UGA Libraries, Miller Learning Center

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 03/15/2021

Students will soon be able to hit the books into the early morning hours at three key University of Georgia study spots. Extended hours at the Main Library, Science Library and the Miller Learning Center will begin April 5 and continue through spring semester finals.

The Miller Learning Center, the busiest academic building on campus, will close two hours later Sundays through Thursdays, closing at 2 a.m. from April 5 through May 10. The Main and Science Libraries will transition to a closing time of 1 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays April 5 through April 25, and the hours will extend to a 2 a.m. closing time April 26 through May 10.

A Note on Student Late Fees

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 03/12/2021

As part of the UGA Libraries’ commitment to affordable access to learning materials, the Libraries recently ceased the collection of late fees from students who return overdue books.

“Overdue book fines are educational materials costs borne directly by our students. Those with the least ability to pay feel the effect of fines most keenly, as do graduate students who are particularly heavy users of the Libraries’ print collections,” said Toby Graham, associate provost and university librarian. “This step will save students about $25,000 per year.”