“Athens By Leaps & Bounds!”

March 3, 2015 – 12:12 PM - Jean Cleveland

Steven Brown and Mary Linneman of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will lead a talk March 15 on “Athens By Leaps & Bounds! — The Development of Athens Shown in Historic Maps 1793-1946 from the Hargrett Library.”

This meeting of the Athens Historical Society, at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries,  is open free to the public and a reception will follow. An exhibit of historic maps will also be on display.

Grab a book for the beach

March 3, 2015 – 12:06 PM - Amy Watts

tumblr_nkgbfjOz7q1togcp2o1_540Spring Break starts this Friday – are you prepared? By which, of course, we mean, Have you picked out what book to read???

We’ve picked some good beach reads and then thoughtfully made them beach ready by putting them in a sand- and water- proof bag. (Preservation librarian approved!) Stop by the Main Library and check one (or two or however many you want) out.

This will be a quickie display – it’ll come down the Friday of Spring Break, March 13, or when the books all get checked out, whichever comes first.

Women’s History Month Exhibit

March 3, 2015 – 8:23 AM - Mazie Bowen

The annual Women’s History Month Exhibit at the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law will be on display throughout March in the exhibit galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell building, home of the Special Collections Libraries.

This exhibit examines the changing world of women during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period of major social transformation. Throughout this time frame, American and British popular literature reflected the prevailing social expectation that women and men should occupy separate spheres of home and work. The stereotypes of a woman’s proper place seeped into the iconography in postcards, cartoons, and other memorabilia whether for or against women’s rights. Photographs, books, memorabilia, and artifacts document the Women’s Movements from 1840 to 1920, including materials from Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth.

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Wednesday 2/25 Libraries Closing at 1:30

February 25, 2015 – 8:41 AM - Viki Timian

The University of Georgia Athens campus will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Classes and activities after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday are cancelled. UGA’s Inclement Weather Policy is available at http://uga.edu/weather_policy/.

Library account phishing email!

February 18, 2015 – 4:58 PM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

There is currently an email being sent to people at UGA from “library@uga.edu”, telling users that their library account has expired and they need to reactivate it. This is a phishing attempt. Please delete the email, and do not click the link!

There’s no virus attached or downloaded when clicking the link, but if you have given any information, you should change your MyID password immediately.

Update: Libraries will open at noon 2/17

February 17, 2015 – 10:37 AM - Kristin Nielsen

The University and the Libraries will re-open at 12:00 noon on February 17. Classes resume at 12:30pm today.

Inclement Weather – 2/16 & 17

February 16, 2015 – 10:38 PM - Viki Timian

The University of Georgia will close due to inclement weather at the end of the class session that concludes at 7:40 p.m. this evening, Monday, Feb. 16 and will delay opening tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 17 until 10 a.m. Classes will resume on a normal schedule at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Libraries will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

It’s World Radio Day!

February 13, 2015 – 12:29 PM - Jean Cleveland

Today is World Radio Day.

How are you celebrating?

You can enjoy listening to UGA’s own WUGA (91.7 and 97.9 FM) at http://www.wuga.org/index.phpor our student station, WUOG (90.5 FM) , athttp://wuog.org/

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives holds over 20,000 radio programs dating from 1940 to the present. Many of these are in the Peabody Awards Collection, and over 300 are available for online listening.


Our Claude Pennington Radio Collection contains a selection of tube radios, external speakers and other artifacts dating from 1913 to 1933, restored to working order by the late Claude L. Pennington Jr. of Macon.  The opening reception for this exhibit will be next Friday, February 20th at 3:30 p.m in the Special Collections Libraries Auditorium. Grady Professor Jay Hamilton will talk about radio’s role as the first disruptive technology of the 20th century, we’ll have refreshments, and one of the radios will be broadcasting period music.

Learn more about UNESCO’s World Radio Day: http://www.diamundialradio.org/?q=en

The Rest of the Story Book Club

February 12, 2015 – 2:45 PM - Jean Cleveland

Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story?

If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for our new monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions. The monthly titles are selected (and discussions led) by Special Collections staff who help to create these displays, and the club invites readers to learn more about the topics explored, taking them into new, related areas of interest.

 The February selection is The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, by Taylor Branch in recognition of Black History Month and Branch’s selection as a 2015 inductee in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, based at the UGA Libraries. The discussion will be  Tuesday, February 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Monthly selections are available for purchase at Avid Bookshop (http://www.avidbookshop.com/),   or for checkout at the UGA Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and The University of Georgia Press.

The selection for March,  Women’s History Month, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980,
by Melissa Estes Blair, touches on women activists in the late 1960s – which also ties into  the National School Lunch exhibit on display at the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies gallery. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

For more information email jlevinso@uga.edu or call (706) 542-5788.

Flower and Bake Sale, Friday, Feb 13

February 10, 2015 – 9:50 AM - Amy Watts

flowersaleOn Friday, February 13th, the Libraries Staff Association will be holding its annual Flower and Bake Sale! It will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Main and Science Libraries, and the MLC will hold its flower sale from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

All baked goods will be $1! Roses, carnations, and other foliage will be available so you can create your own bouquet! You can also pre-order a bouquet at http://www.libs.uga.edu/lsa/lsaflowers.html. We accept cash or checks. Come by and pick something up for your sweetheart…or yourself!