Profile of University Librarian in the Red & Black

February 19, 2014 – 2:30 PM - Amy Watts

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.

Read more…


Nuclear Anxiety Panel and Dr. Strangelove Screening Postponed

February 13, 2014 – 11:24 AM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to inclement weather, the University of Georgia campus will be closed today, Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Tonight’s scheduled panel discussion, Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture, has been postponed. This event will now take place on next Thursday, February 20th from 5:30-7:00PM in the auditorium of the Special Collections Building.

Inspired by the exhibit “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965,” on display in the Russell Library Gallery through March 14, this event will feature a panel discussion focused on the cultural impact of the atomic bomb addressing how films, fashion and comics of the time period were inspired and shaped by both the technology and anxiety of the nuclear age. Light refreshments will be served.

Featured speakers will include: Kirk Willis, Department of History; Christopher Pizzino, Department of English; Jose Blanco F., Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection; and Christopher Sieving, Department of Theatre and Film Studies.

Additionally, tonight’s screening of Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb has also been postponed. The screening will now take place on Thursday, March 6th from 7:00-9:00PM, immediately following the panel discussion Nuclear Threats, Then and Now (5:30-7:00PM). We hope you’ll plan to join us for this double feature as well!

If you have have any questions please email russlib@uga.edu or call (706) 542-5788. Please mark your calendars with these new dates and we hope to see you soon. ​


UGA Libraries Closed Thursday, 2/13

February 12, 2014 – 6:13 PM - Viki Timian

In accordance with the closing of the University of Georgia’s Athens campus, the UGA Libraries will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, due to the continuing inclement weather.


“Nuclear Threats” Panel Discussion Rescheduled

February 12, 2014 – 12:30 PM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to the inclement weather, the University of Georgia is closed Wednesday, February 12th, and the Russell Library event, ‘Nuclear Threats, Then and Now’, has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Thursday, March 6th, 2014; 5:30-7:00PM (Doors open at 5:00).

More information.


UGA Libraries closed Wed, Feb 12th

February 11, 2014 – 3:58 PM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

In accordance with the closing of the University of Georgia’s Athens campus, the UGA Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, February 12th, due to the weather.


UGA Libraries Closed Feb 11 due to inclement weather

February 10, 2014 – 9:16 PM - Amy Watts

The UGA Libraries will be closed Tuesday, February 11, in accordance with the official UGA announcement of campus closure.


Humanities Council president says play ‘lifts a new curtain’ on Lillian Smith

February 4, 2014 – 9:26 AM - Jean Cleveland
Jamil Zainaldin, president of the Georgia Humanities Council, writes about author and activist Lillian Smith, an inaugural member of the Georgia Writer’s Hall of Fame, based at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Smith is the subject of a one-woman play, written and performed by Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum. “Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith” will be performed Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow. It is open free to the public.
“With the objective of ‘leaving a Lillian Smith footprint’ wherever she can in the state, Bynum’s performances may well initiate a popular rediscovery,” Zainaldin writes. “For Smith endures as an original expression of Georgia’s literary imagination and a prophetic voice in the universal call for human dignity and freedom, as relevant in this new century as in her own time.”
- See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/01/lillian-smith-the-artist-as-activist/

Power is back at Science Library

January 30, 2014 – 4:16 PM - maryp

Power has been restored to the Science Library.


Power Outage at Science Library

January 30, 2014 – 4:06 PM - maryp

The power is out at the Science Library. The power company is aware of this problem and is working to restore power to the area.


Libraries open at 11:00a.m., Thursday 30th

January 29, 2014 – 9:14 PM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The UGA Libraries will open at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, 30th January. The University of Georgia’s Athens campus as a whole will also open at 11:00a.m.