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Update on MAGIL and microform areas

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The microform area in the Main basement is expected to open to the public this weekend, barring any unforeseen setback preventing them from completing work today. In MAGIL, new carpet is being installed, but some work on the movable shelves remains. Based on the latest information from Parker Young Construction, we believe MAGIL will ...

MAGIL and microform areas closed

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The MAGIL (Map and Government Information Library) and the microform (microfilm and microfiche) areas of the Main Library will remain closed for approximately two weeks due to water damage.  In MAGIL, staff will be able to retrieve some materials from collections (http://www.libs.uga.edu/magil/about/interim-access.html). Due to the movement of the microform cabinets for ...

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 ...

Special Collections Libraries request system to be unavailable during maintenance

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Beginning  Friday, March 20, 2015, from 11:59 pm  to 4:00 am March 21, access to and retrieval of materials in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards collections will be unavailable while ...

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 ...

Churchill paintings to be displayed at Hargrett Gallery

Monday, March 16th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

A selection of paintings by Winston Churchill, iconic statesman, Nobel Prize winner, and wartime hero, will be exhibited at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library from March 18-April 17. The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting will include seven Churchill paintings and numerous ...

Microfilm/microfiche area in Main Library closed due to flooding

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

A plumbing failure early Friday morning led to the flooding of parts of the basement and sub-basement of the Main Library. The water reached parts of the microform (microfilm, microfiche, etc.) area of the basement. As a result, clean-up crews will be working over the weekend and the microform area ...

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 ...

Four selected for Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia Libraries is launching a new initiative to honor Georgia literature by encouraging Georgia residents to read at least one book by each inductee before the annual November ceremony. Vereen Bell, Taylor Branch, Paul Hemphill and Janisse Ray are the 2015 ...

“Athens By Leaps & Bounds!”

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - 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 ...