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 the purposes of restoring the impacted basement area, we will not be able to retrieve material from that space.
Limited reference assistance is also available by:
Phone: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday: 706-542-0690
Parker Young Construction and FireStar have been on site regarding efforts to dry, clean, and repair the portions of MAGIL and the basement microform area impacted. They are currently estimating that work will be complete in both areas in the next two weeks. This timeline is subject to change.
Toby Graham, Deputy University Librarian and Director, Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has been appointed University Librarian, Provost Pamela Whitten announced today. His appointment is effective September 1.
“Toby Graham is an outstanding choice to lead the University Libraries,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “He has the background, personality, drive and dedication to move the libraries forward in the coming years.”
For more information, please see the University’s press release.
Today’s edition of the Red & Black features a profile of University Librarian Dr. William Potter, who will be retiring this year.
Potter will retire in August 2014. He began working at UGA libraries in 1989. Since then, Potter has strived to advance and improve library technologies. The librarian has been involved in several technological projects at UGA libraries including GALILEO, the Zell B. Miller Learning Center and the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collection Libraries.
Please join us in congratulating Tim Smolko, UGA Libraries Cataloger (and Jethro Tull expert) on another accolade for his book, Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick and a Passion Play: Inside Two Long Songs. His book has been nominated for the 2014 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
Begun in 1991, the awards are presented to authors and publishers of books, articles, liner notes, and monographs, to recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound. In giving these awards, ARSC recognizes outstanding contributions, encourages high standards, and promotes awareness of superior works.
Read more about Tim’s book here:
–Kelly Holt, Interim Head, Cataloging Department
Due to an equipment malfunction, pulls from the vault at the Special Collections Libraries are being done only on a limited basis. It is hoped the problem will be fixed by mid-afternoon Tuesday.
Hallie Pritchett, head of the Map and Government Information Library, has been appointed to the Depository Library Council for a three year term. The 15 member Council advises the Public Printer of the United States on policy matters related to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The University of Georgia Libraries is the state’s regional depository for Federal government documents.
See the press release from the Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/news-media/press/13news13.pdf
The Main and Science Libraries will open at 10am and close early at 4pm this Saturday 4/13 in anticipation of the estimated 65,000 people coming in for the Jason Aldean concert. The campus will have extremely limited parking and transit options in addition to some road closures so please plan your visit accordingly.
There will be no UGA Transit service on Saturday due to road restrictions. For more information: http://transit.uga.edu/
For parking information: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/parking-options-available-for-jason-aldeans-athens-concert/
“Regionally, we are well-positioned,” she said. “There already is quite a bit of openly accessible work that has been harvested and deposited in (UGA’s institutional repository).”
Called Athenaeum@UGA, the repository includes conference papers, research reports, articles from other open access sites, instructional material and other works by UGA faculty, along with electronic theses and dissertations of UGA graduates.
Dr. Toby Graham, director of the Digital Library of Georgia and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, was interviewed on WGAU radio about UGA’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America Friday morning. Listen to the interview at: http://www.1340wgau.com/s/av/