UGA Libraries’ October Events Celebrate New Resource, Student Research, School Lunch Program

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 10/04/2021

The University of Georgia Libraries will celebrate research with three virtual events this October. One event features a roundtable with some of the top experts in their field, while another showcases student work, and a third highlights a new resource freely available to researchers across the world.

The first event, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, celebrates the launch of the Georgia Open History Library, a free digital resource comprised of nearly 50 academic books exploring the history of Georgia, all of which were published by the UGA Press.

University Librarian, Russell Director Appointed to State Advisory Council

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 07/16/2021

Two University of Georgia Libraries leaders have been reappointed to the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council.

Gov. Brian Kemp recently named University Librarian P. Toby Graham to the 12-member advisory board, along with Sheryl Vogt, director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, one of the Libraries’ three special collections units.

UGA Libraries Announce Summer 2021 Hours

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 05/07/2021

UGA Libraries will be open and ready to serve the campus community throughout the summer. Librarians, archivists and staff will be available for help, research consultations and other activities — both in person and online — for students, faculty, and others, whether they are taking summer classes, preparing for the fall semester, working on independent projects, or have other needs.

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.

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.