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.”

Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award Offers Students Cash Prizes

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 02/16/2021

UGA students can earn more than an A by meeting with a librarian. They can also win some cash, thanks to the Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards.

With a top prize of $800, the awards provide an extra incentive for students to sign up for a free online research consultation with a librarian. Students are eligible to enter the contest for their work on any research project, including a policy paper, a scientific study, a music composition, a thesis, whether it is for a class or not.

Library Services on Display During Spring into Research Virtual Workshop Series

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/15/2021

All of the tools that students need to write dynamic papers and create innovative projects will be on display in a series of workshops from the University of Georgia Libraries.

In the Spring into Research workshop series, librarians and staff will lead virtual discussions on navigating library resources, from the latest online journals to historical material held in digital archives, as well as using citation management software and technologies available for data visualization, map-making, virtual reality, and more.