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.

Reminder: Students, Patrons Required to Wear Masks at UGA Libraries

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/15/2021

At UGA Libraries, we ask that students and patrons remain curious and courteous, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

All staff and visitors are required to wear masks, in accordance with the University System of Georgia policy in place since the buildings reopened in summer 2020. This includes all open study areas and group studying at the Main Library, Science Library, Miller Learning Center, Carnegie Library, Special Collections Libraries, and branch locations for art, music, and curriculum materials.

Innovative Quarantine-Captured Video Wins UGA Capturing Science Contest

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 02/11/2021

Before Fatoumata Toure entered kindergarten, she learned a hard lesson about the importance of fresh drinking water. Now as a college freshman, she has earned the top prize in the Capturing Science Contest, sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and the Office of Research, for making an informative and innovative video to explain the science behind the concerns.

Toure, a North Cobb High School graduate who intends to major in environmental engineering, received the top prize of $1,000, as well as a special bonus prize of $200 for this year’s contest for integrating research related to social justice in her piece.

Spring into Research Workshops, March 8-19

Submitted by Kristin on Wed, 02/10/2021

Need help navigating the library and other relevant resources? The UGA Libraries are here to help! Spring into Research sessions will familiarize you with the tools and services available to help you with your research. Whether you need tips finding research for your literature review or are looking for new technologies to bolster your existing research, we have a session for you! 

All sessions will be via Zoom, and registration is required. Check out the class descriptions and register online at our website: https://guides.libs.uga.edu/SIR2021 

If you have any questions or comments, please email Diana Hartle (dhartle@uga.edu)

The Georgia Review to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 02/05/2021

The Georgia Review has been approved for a $ 10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support a special issue titled SoPoCo, for “Southern Post-Colonial,” celebrating the voices, history, and cultures of diasporic communities that have established themselves in the American Southeast since the late twentieth century. The Georgia Review’s project is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from The Georgia Review,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “The Georgia Review is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”

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.

Online System Interruptions, 2/5/21 - 7pm-11pm

Submitted by Kristin on Tue, 02/02/2021

On Friday evening February 5, EITS will perform maintenance to the UGA single sign-on system. There may be brief interruptions to online library resources and services, including:

  • Online journals, ebooks, and databases (GALILEO)
  • Your library account in GIL
  • The ILLiad interlibrary loan and Aeon special collections requesting systems
  • EndNote downloading

The maintenance period will last from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm.