Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

‘Love, Liberation and Escaping Slavery’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

English professor Barbara McCaskill will speak on "The Rise and Fall of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitives from Slavery in Georgia," based on her recent book from UGA Press, "Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory" May 18 at 3 p.m. in room 285 of ...

Exhibit: “Both Sides: Destruction and Pain in the Civil War”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This exhibit features newly acquired letters of a Union soldier involved in the bombardment of Fort Pulaski as well as a very rare letter by the Confederate Commanding Officer at Fort Pulaski reporting his thoughts and actions during the siege. Additional items on display are medical books published specifically for ...

Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 24

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries. Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying ...

Undergrads: Want free pizza?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

If you like pizza, and you would like to share your thoughts about the UGA Libraries web site, this opportunity is for you! We're working on a redesign of our web site, and we need some undergraduate students to take part in a focus group to help us figure out the ...

House framing to commemorate opening of Habitat for Humanity papers at Special Collections Libraries

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This April Fools' Day will be one to remember at the UGA Libs  Habitat for Humanity International will frame a house, to be used as affordable housing in Athens, on the lawn of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries April 1.  The symbolic house framing will be the ...

Curriculum Materials Library Closing for Renovations

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - cbuss

The Curriculum Materials Library will be closing for renovations. The week of April 13th, we'll be partially closed. We will have some access but will begin packing our collection. Beginning April 20th we will be completely closed. The CML should reopen in early June. For more information, please visit our ...

MAGIL closed due to flooding

Friday, March 13th, 2015 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) is currently closed due to a flood caused by a plumbing failure in the Main Library sub-basement. Fortunately, it appears that the effect on the collection, itself, is minor as the material is on shelving systems that keep the lowest items a few ...

Grab a book for the beach

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Amy Watts

Spring 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 ...

It’s World Radio Day!

Friday, February 13th, 2015 - 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 ...

Book displays for February now up

Monday, February 9th, 2015 - Amy Watts

For the month of February, our book displays at Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library feature books set in hot or cold climates/weather. The groundhog said six more weeks of winter - if that prospect delights you, pick up a book about Arctic exploration or murder most foul during ...