Archive for the ‘Library news’ Category

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 ...

Women’s History Month Exhibit

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - 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 ...

Wednesday 2/25 Libraries Closing at 1:30

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - 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!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 - 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 ...

The Rest of the Story Book Club

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - 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 ...

Special Collections Libraries Closed Monday for MLK Day

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of  the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.