News about specific libraries.

UGA Libraries Partner with Florida for U.S. Government Library Collections

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 10/28/2020

The University of Georgia and University of Florida might be rivals on the football field, but they are partners in providing public access to government information.

UGA Libraries and the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida have been designated as a shared regional depository library by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, a move that modernizes efforts to provide access to government reports by allowing libraries to tailor their resources to meet their patrons needs while collaborating to maintain access to comprehensive collections.

Applications Sought for Special Collections Libraries Fellows Program

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 10/21/2020

The University of Georgia Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite full-time UGA faculty from all disciplines to apply to participate in the 2021 Special Collections Libraries Faculty Teaching Fellows program.

Now in its sixth year, the program brings together a select group of UGA faculty to explore archives-based learning as a high-impact learning practice through intensive workshops with specialists from the University’s three special collections units and representatives from the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Data Visualization Workshops Offered By DigiLab

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 10/15/2020

The Digital Humanities Lab will host a series of virtual workshops to introduce a number of methods for visualizing data and will introduce the concepts using web tools, Excel, Tableau, and R.

These sessions are open to undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline and are intended for beginners. No experience necessary. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 4 via Zoom. To register, contact digi@uga.edu.

Oct. 28th:     Intro to data visualization resources at UGA and beyond

Nov. 4th:      Bar graphs and histograms in Excel, Tableau, and R

Nov. 11th:     Scatterplots in Excel, Tableau, and R

Nov. 18th:    Area graphs in Excel, Tableau and R

Special Prize Offered to Students in Libraries’ Capturing Science Contest

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 09/15/2020

The UGA Libraries invites students to compete in the Fourth Annual Capturing Science Contest. The competition, co-sponsored by the Office of Research, offers cash prizes for students who convey STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts in creative and compelling projects that range from artistic endeavors to classroom activities, games and videos. The deadline for virtual submissions is 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020.

Three Libraries Virtual Events Named to UGA Signature Lecture Series

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 09/15/2020

Three UGA Libraries virtual events featuring film makers and writers have been named to the University of Georgia Signature Lectures series this fall.

The events include celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection and the 20th anniversary of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. The third event, sponsored by the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, introduces the new annual Food, Politics, and Power Lecture series.

New Web Tool Helps Students Find a Spot to Study

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 08/25/2020

A new online app can help UGA students find a place to study on campus.

The mapping tool, which includes indoor and outdoor locations, is intended to help students find areas to practice safe social distancing while they study. Initiated by the Office of Instruction, partners on the project included the Office of the University Architects, UGA Libraries, the Office of Sustainability and the Facilities Management Division.

Libraries Offer Virtual Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students to Learn about Services

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 08/14/2020

UGA graduate students can meet their subject specialist librarian and learn more about resources and services that can aid in the academic journey through virtual orientation sessions offered this August.

UGA Libraries’ research and instruction librarians will conduct sessions via Zoom beginning Monday, Aug. 17. The one-hour orientations will introduce students to offerings, including citation managers, and teach how to search databases.

UGA Libraries Encourage Electronic Course Reserves Due to COVID-19

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 06/25/2020

UGA Libraries will continue to provide course reserve services for faculty planning their courses for the fall semester, with some changes due to the COVID-19 situation. Requests submitted by July 17 are guaranteed to be completed and accessible by the first day of fall semester classes.

This academic year, the Libraries encourage instructors to utilize electronic course reserve resources, which can integrate with eLC and limit students’ need to access physical materials and spaces. Electronic course reserves also allow students to access materials after the Thanksgiving break and position faculty for a potential pivot back to online instruction at any point in the semester.

UGA Libraries Offers Contactless Porch Pickup for Students, Faculty

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 06/17/2020

The UGA Libraries’ reopening plan begins with contactless porch pickup services for graduate students and faculty beginning June 23. UPDATE: Undergraduate students may reserve books for porch pickup as well.

Most library services and resources will remain available digitally through the summer, as a small group of library faculty and staff return to campus to begin preparations for safe on-campus operations during the upcoming academic year. However, due to requests, certain books may be checked out and retrieved by faculty and graduate students.