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.

Hargrett Hours Exhibit Details Students’ Research

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 02/05/2021

It’s one thing to read and study medieval stories, but it’s another for students to touch, translate and research 600-year-old manuscripts. Thanks to an innovative series of classes called The Hargrett Hours Project hosted at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, students had that opportunity, and now their work is on display in the building’s galleries.

An exhibit, “The Hargrett Hours: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts,” presents the insights students gained while investigating medieval manuscripts in the collections of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The display includes original items from the collections, dating back centuries, as well as the findings from the students’ in-depth study of a Book of Hours.

UGA’s Desegregation History on Display at Main Library

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 01/11/2021

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of Georgia, the Main Library at UGA is hosting an exhibit that chronicles the historic events of 1961, when Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter (now Hunter-Gault) became the first African American students admitted to the university.

Honored guests, including the Holmes family and members of the UGA Black Alumni Council, were among the first to tour the exhibit, entitled Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA, on the day it opened, Jan. 9, 2021, the 60th anniversary of Holmes’ and Hunter’s enrollment.

UGA Libraries Serving Students, Faculty Online and In Person Through End of Fall Semester

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 11/12/2020

Students and faculty in the University of Georgia community can continue to take advantage of library services after the Thanksgiving transition to online classes, whether in Athens or at home in another state.

In addition to online resources and virtual consultations with librarians and archivists, library facilities, including the Miller Learning Center, will remain available to students, faculty, staff, and the community through the remainder of the year and into the spring semester.

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.

Documentarians Highlight Importance of Preservation During Brown Media Archives Anniversary Event

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 09/17/2020

Stephanie Jenkins and Salimah El-Amin describe their jobs as “Indiana Jones, but for nerds.” The archival researchers for Ken Burns’ Florentine Films go on searches for the “Holy Grail” of still and moving images that can help build a documentary that touches and teaches viewers.

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.