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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.

New Digital Resource on the History of Slavery at UGA

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Mon, 08/22/2022

On These Grounds: Slavery and the University of Georgia, a new digital resource available through the Hargrett Library, highlights the role of slavery on campus and the lives of the enslaved as documented in University Archives, Digital Library of Georgia, and other Libraries resources. This project is part of a nationwide collaboration for universities to identify and describe records of slavery on their campuses and was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Construction Update on McBay Science Library

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 06/09/2022

A construction project this summer at the University of Georgia’s McBay Science Library may disrupt quiet study for a time, yet access to books and library services will continue throughout the construction period.

The project entails upgrades to the library’s entryway, service desk, and entry floor study spaces, and is expected to be completed prior to the beginning of the fall semester. In addition, the work includes a permanent exhibit to honor Shirley Mathis McBay, the first Black student to receive a doctorate from UGA and national leader in promoting quality STEM education for people of color.

UGA Libraries’ Pilot Open Access Publishing Fund to Benefit Graduate Students

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 04/19/2022

UGA Libraries has established a new fund that supports open access to knowledge while helping graduate student researchers fulfill their academic goals.

The pilot program provides funding for open access publication fees for graduate students whose research papers have been accepted by peer-reviewed academic journals. Those fees make research available freely online, but can be costly for students. The fund is a way for the Libraries to partner with other academic departments to enable that avenue of publication.

Students Win $300 Prizes in Libraries Research Contest

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 04/04/2022

University of Georgia students Thomas Russell and Dhriti Pentela are the 2021-2022 first prize winners of the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards. The awards, which acknowledge excellence in integrating library and archival research into a class paper or project, were announced April 4 at the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium at the Classic Center. 

Gore to Serve as Associate University Librarian at UGA

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 03/24/2022

Emily B. Gore, a leader in the field of digital librarianship, has been named associate university librarian of the University of Georgia Libraries. Gore will lead digital collections, data management, scholarly communication, and other initiatives to enhance the research, instruction, and service missions of the Libraries, beginning May 23.Photo of Emily Gore, a middle aged woman with blonde hair 

Spring into Research Workshop Series to Guide Students on Research Tools

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 03/15/2022

Need help with your research? Librarians and research experts at the University of Georgia are hosting the virtual Spring into Research series to provide students with the tools they need to research, write papers and dissertations, and present their projects.

Students can sign up for any or all of the 12 individual workshops offered Monday, March 21 through Friday March, 25 via Zoom. 

EITS Outage to Impact Library Services on Oct. 23

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 09/29/2021

EITS will conduct network maintenance that will result in complete outages of campus Internet access and campus information systems on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 6:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. This outage is expected to cause a major disruption to library services and resources, both on campus and off campus.

Please make note that unlike previous planned network maintenances where there were intermittent outages, this maintenance will result in a complete outage of access to services. UGA students faculty, staff, and students should be aware of interruptions to library services, which will impact those accessing resources on campus or at home.