Popcorn at the MLC

December 10, 2014 – 1:47 PM - caroline

It’s a Reading Day tradition at the MLC – free popcorn! Now with a day AND night time event. Come get a bag of freshly popped popcorn from your MLC Librarians at 2-3:30pm or 10-11:30pm TODAY. Follow your nose (or find us at the Security desk on the second floor).

Good luck on your finals!

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AJC historic coverage through Proquest increases

December 10, 2014 – 9:46 AM - Amy Watts

Atlanta Constitution Historical Full Text from ProQuest (available to UGA faculty, students, and staff through GALILEO) offers full-text and full-image articles from the Atlanta Constitution dating back to 1868. Access is provided to digital reproductions of every page from every available issue in downloadable PDF files. Until recently, the coverage ended in the 1940s – however, it’s a joyous day today as the coverage has now been expanded to include content up to 1984.

What happened in Atlanta from 1945-1984? Well, the obvious and perhaps most historically important subject matter now available has to do with the Civil Rights Era. But you also get:

  • The Braves and Hawks moving to Atlanta, as well as the formation of the Falcons.
  • The beginning of Lewis Grizzard‘s beloved columns. (And including this recently recirculated gem.)
  • The establishment of the Peach Bowl.
  • The first Atlanta Gay Pride Festival (in 1971!)
  • The first international flights out of ATL (also 1971!)
  • The election of the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, Maynard Jackson (who will later have his name appended to the airport to make it Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.)
  • The opening of MARTA.
  • The launch of CNN.

To sum up: So. Much. Stuff. And the best part about the ProQuest coverage of historical newspapers is that it’s not just the article text, it’s also photographs, cartoons, advertisements, etc. Essentially, it’s every page of the paper, reproduced digitally and even searchable by type.

And, as always, more recent articles from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution can be found in LexisNexis Academic (selective content, 1991-present, UGA log-in required).

Proofreading papers at the Main Library, Dec 8-11

December 3, 2014 – 4:01 PM - Amy Watts

As a support service leading up to final exams, librarians in the Main Library are offering light proofreading of student papers. We’ll check your citations and give your paper a once-over for typographical errors and such. We’re not the Writing Center, so we’re not able to evaluate the concept, thesis, or organization of your paper, but we can spot an “it’s” when you need an “its.” We have all the citation style manuals right at our fingertips and we know how to wield a dictionary (they’re good for more than squashing bugs.)

powerproofOur proofing table will be set up in the Main Library on the first floor near the Reference Desk and will be available the following dates/times:

Monday, December 8, 6-8 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 3-5 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 10 AM-12 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 6-8 PM
Thursday, December 11, 6-8 PM

If you’d like to email the paper ahead of time (so we don’t have to read it while you watch – we promise it’s not that interesting to watch a librarian read) you can send it to ugaproofmypaper@gmail.com. We’ll print it, mark any errors we see, and have it waiting at the table during the times advertised above.

Also, you can come with your paper draft already printed out or we’ll print it out for you at the Reference Desk. If you make your corrections in the library, we’ll print the corrected paper for you as well.

No appointment necessary – first-come, first-served. We’ll help as many people as we can before the librarian goes home/runs out of red ink.

MLC Thanksgiving Break Hours

November 21, 2014 – 1:23 PM - amber

The Miller Learning Center’s  schedule will adjust for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Saturday, November 21 – MLC closes at midnight.
  • Sunday, November 22 – Closed
  • Monday, November 23 to Wednesday, November 25  – Open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 – Closed
  • Saturday, November 29 – Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 30 – Open at 1 p.m.

24/7 building hours will resume on Monday, December 1.

Thanksgiving Week Library Hours – Main and Science Libraries

November 21, 2014 – 12:15 PM - maryp

The Main and Science Libraries are closed:

  • Saturday, November 22
  • Sunday, November 23

Beginning on Monday, November 24, the Libraries will operate with reduced hours as follows:

  • Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25 – 8am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 26 – 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday, November 27 – Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 28 – 12pm to 6pm
  • Saturday, November 29 – Closed

Regular semester hours resume on Sunday, November 30 – 1pm to 2am

Special Collections retrieval system scheduled for update

November 21, 2014 – 11:18 AM - Jean Cleveland

On Wednesday, November 26th starting at 8 a.m., 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 Collection will be limited while the patron management system is offline for updates. During this time period, staff will not be able to process or retrieve new requests for materials.

Patrons who want to review materials during this downtime should submit their requests no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November   25 using the normal procedures outlined at http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/research/using.html .

Patrons who have materials on hold in the Hargrett or Russell reading rooms or the Brown Media viewing rooms will be able to review materials as per usual.

Normal access and retrieval will resume as soon as the update is complete, probably around 10 a.m.  For more information, please contact Mazie Bowen, mbowen@uga.edu, 706-542-7123.

‘Selznick’s March,” a talk about Gone With the Wind premiere

November 18, 2014 – 11:33 AM - Jean Cleveland


Matthew Bernstein, chair of film and media studies at Emory University, will speak on “’Selznick’s March': The Atlanta Premiere of Gone with the Wind” Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The world premiere of Gone With the Wind in Atlanta was the culmination of months of anxious and complicated negotiations between producer David O. Selznick, distributor MGM, their staffs and the city of Atlanta. Bernstein offers an in-depth look at the challenges of staging the December, 1939 premiere in a segregated southern city and the ways in which the Atlanta premiere crystallized many of the issues Selznick faced in making the film.

The talk complements a current exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library gallery: “Look What the Wind Blew In: Behind the Scenes Letters of Margaret Mitchell and Her Friends.” The exhibit highlights correspondence in the Margaret Mitchell Collection, the largest collection of her personal papers, and includes items related to the making of the movie, borrowed from the collection of the late Herb Bridges. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 23.

Open free to the public, the event is sponsored by the UGA Department of Theater and Film Studies and the UGA Libraries.

‘The Tangible Past’ reading, reception

November 18, 2014 – 11:28 AM - Jean Cleveland

A reading and reception to mark publication of The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia, a collection of 18 essays by a variety of Athenians, will be held Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

More than 200 years after its beginning, Athens has grown from some hardy adventurers near the western boundary of the United States, on “Indian lands,” into a diverse and appealing city approaching a population of 125,000 known nationally and beyond for its vibrancy, erudition and good living, according to contributor Milton Leathers, a member of the original committee organized in 2010 to document the changing architectural composition of the town.

“Although this book is largely concerned with the built environment,” Leathers said, “without people there would be no buildings. Therefore, lots of families are included in these pages.”

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library served as the source of much of the material and Steven Brown, university archivist emeritus, contributed to the research and writing for the project.

The hefty, handsome volume was edited by Charlotte Marshall and designed by Kenneth Storey. It contains more than 700 illustrations and eight appendices.

The event, open free to the public, is sponsored by the University Libraries.

BrowZine adds Android phones

November 11, 2014 – 8:49 AM - Kristin Nielsen

BrowZine, the app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device, has added Android phones to its list of supported devices.

Use BrowZine to customize a newsstand of key journals for current awareness browsing on iPads, Android tablets, iPhones, and Android phones.

BrowZine adds publishers and journals regularly. Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students. For more details, see our BrowZine guide.

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Editor Mary Bryan’s papers available for research

November 1, 2014 – 3:10 PM - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mary Edwards Bryan collection.


Mary E. Bryan (1838-1913) was born in Jefferson County, Fl. to John D. Edwards and Louisa M. Houghton. Her family later moved to Thomasville, Ga. for her to attend Fletcher Institute; however, at the age of fifteen she eloped with Iredell E. Bryan of Louisiana. She completed her education after her marriage and received her master’s degree from College Temple in Newnan, Ga. Bryan published her first works at the age of fourteen and was a regular writer for the Georgia Literary and Temperance Crusader. She lived in Clarkston, Ga. from 1874 to 1884 and worked as an associate editor for Sunny South. Her first novel, Manch, was published in 1880. Bryan moved to New York in 1885, where she worked as an editor for several magazines published by George Munro including the Fireside Companion and New York Fashion Bazaar. In 1895, Bryan returned to Clarkston and served as an editor for Uncle Remus’s Home Magazine and later worked for a number of Atlanta magazines including Half HourGolden Age, and Old Homestead.

The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, and printed material related to Mary E. Bryan and her writings. The majority of the personal correspondence is between Bryan and her son Fred. The printed materials include an index for Bryan’s works and a bibliography of known works is available. Published books by Mary E. Bryan are available in Special Collections Hargrett Rare Books and searchable in GIL-Find.

The majority of the collection was preserved by Ada Bryan Johnson (1885-1952), granddaughter of Mary Edwards Bryan. Ada Bryan Johnson’s grandson, Albert Sydney Johnson, who continued to add to the collection and gather research materials, donated the collection to the Library earlier this year.