Reading Day Popcorn at the MLC

April 28, 2014 – 12:42 PM - Amy Watts

Reading Day Popcorn

Tuesday, April 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
MLC, 2nd floor, near Jittery Joe’s

Crunchy snacks improve memory and concentration: it’s totally true! (We think.)

UGA Libraries’ Information for Graduating Students

April 28, 2014 – 12:40 PM - maryp

For graduating students  -  Spring Semester 2014:

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations. Here’s how:

Check here -  My Library Account  – to review your library account information.

Return all books before leaving campus even if they are not due.

Pay all fines and fees. You may pay by cash, check or credit card.
Records with outstanding library obligations will be blocked with the Registrar.

If you have any questions about your account, please contact:

Access Services – Main Library
Phone: 706-542-3256

Access Services – Science Library
Phone: 706-542-4535

After graduating, you will be eligible to borrow books from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:

Alumni Association
Outside Borrowers Program

These programs do not provide access to online databases or the GALILEO password.

Information about Registration, Records, Academic Calendars, and Graduation can be found at the Office of the Registrar’s webpage.

Russell Library to Present Smithsonian Poster Exhibit Encouraging Dialogue on Positive Social Change

April 22, 2014 – 3:52 PM - Richard B. Russell Library

FSG-CtP-smallgraphic-portraitA new exhibit intended to inspire people of all ages to create positive social change, Choosing to Participate, opens May 2 at the Richard B. Russell Library Gallery on the University of Georgia campus.

A set of 11 graphically compelling posters developed by The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves serves as the core of the exhibit. The posters present the experiences of individuals and communities, explore the impact of cultural differences, and encourage viewers to consider the consequences of everyday choices—to discover how “little things are big”—and to make a difference in their own communities. The poster set is being distributed at no cost to schools, libraries, museums, and community organizations through partnerships including Teaching Tolerance, Boys & Girls Club of America and the American Library Association.

The Richard B. Russell Library is a political archives documenting politics and policy making in the state of Georgia from 1900 through the present. Utilizing the library’s collections, research assistant Sarah Hughes, a University of Georgia student majoring in international affairs, served as guest curator for the exhibit. The primary documents and artifacts on display extend, respond, and reflect the themes expressed in the posters and prompt visitors to engage in dialogue around the topics presented. A companion website ( features a host of resources for teachers, families, and communities. Special thanks to the Walmart Foundation, the national Sponsor of Choosing to Participate. Support for distribution to Teaching Tolerance made possible by the Malka Fund.

The Russell Library gallery is free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, email or call 706-542-5788. Choosing to Participate will remain on display through August 30.

Proofreading service at Main Library, Wed Apr 23

April 21, 2014 – 5:39 PM - Amy Watts

prooferpuffProof Your Paper

Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Main Library, 1st floor Study Area

We can’t write it for you, but we can reduce typos and other minor errors that will ruin your days and haunt your nights. Citations checked as well.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection: administrative files available for research

April 21, 2014 – 10:53 AM - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection, Series 1: Administrative Files is now open for research. These files encompass the work of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in terms of how it was managed and operated. Included are founding documents, artist files, photographs, exhibit files, and documentation of grants and sponsors.

This series is the first of several to become available as processing of the materials continues.

Finals Week at the Science Library

April 17, 2014 – 12:07 PM - Liz

Finals week is upon us! Here is the short list of events held at the Science Library. Check our website and Facebook for more details as the time draws  nigh.


Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 25

April 15, 2014 – 11:48 AM - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries.

Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying exhibit of related Civil War materials commemorate Confederate Memorial Day. Observances this year focus on 1864, the final year of the war’s Sesquicentennial. Part of the exhibit is devoted to the photographs — then a new phenomenon — of George Barnard, Gen. W.T. Sherman’s mapmaker.

For more information:


Frances Mayes to read from latest memoir April 16

April 7, 2014 – 1:59 PM - Jean Cleveland

Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books about her life in Italy, will speak at the University of Georgia Libraries April 16.

A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popularity writing about her life in Italy restoring a crumbling villa, beginning with Under the Tuscan Sun in 1996. It was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years.

Mayes will read from her latest memoir, Under Magnolia, which revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald. In Under Magnolia, she explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.

The 4 p.m. event is open free to the public and will be held at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, followed by a book signing and reception. Parking is available in the adjacent Hull Street Parking Deck.

“Mayes brings her poetic voice to her two most popular works, Under the Tuscan Sun (1996) and Bella Tuscany (1999),” wrote Mae Miller Claxton of Western Carolina University, in Mayes’ entry in the Georgia Encyclopedia. “The former opens with the purchase of an Italian villa outside the town of Cortona, Italy, and details its renovation and the discovery of a vibrant new culture. The work began as a blank book entitled ‘Italy,’ where Mayes included lists of wildflowers, words, sketches, and planting advice. Under the Tuscan Sun thus became a memoir/cookbook/travel guide/renovation and gardening manual.”

Under the Tuscan Sun was made into a 2003 movie starring Diane Lane.

UGA Libraries – Your Friend for Finals

April 7, 2014 – 12:32 PM - Amy Watts

We’ve planned a smorgasbord of events between now and finals to help students with papers, studying, and stress. In addition to the scheduled events below, keep an eye out (or sniffer working) for pop-up coffee giveaways and other surprise treats.

Dash n Draw

Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. (Shouldn’t last more than an hour)
Main Library, 4th floor Group Study Room

Pictionary crossed with a scavenger hunt crossed with relay race. Compete in teams of three, but win individual prizes. If you don’t have a team of three, we’ll find you teammates at the event.

Prizes on the Big Prize Board:

  • Exclusive, individual use of a private study carrel (that locks!) at the Main or Science Library FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK OF FINALS
  • A reserved room at the MLC for a 3-hour period during finals week.
  • Space on the digital “bulletin board” in the Main Library main corridor. (Say happy birthday to your BFF, Celebrate your Founder’s Day, Promote an upcoming event.)

And everybody who comes gets a take-away gift, as well as cookies and coffee.

Refworks and Writing Papers

Wednesday, April 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
MLC 368

Refworks is web-based software that will allow you to collect, format, and add citations to your paper. Takes half the headache out of writing papers. Use our computers in the lab or bring your own laptop.


Proof Your Paper

Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Main Library, 1st floor Study Area

We can’t write it for you, but we can reduce typos and other minor errors that will ruin your days and haunt your nights.

Reading Day Popcorn

Tuesday, April 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
MLC, 2nd floor, near Jittery Joe’s

Crunchy snacks improve memory and concentration: it’s totally true! (We think.)

Paws and Relax!

Wednesday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Main Library (North campus lawn)
MLC (Lawn facing Tate Plaza)
Science Library (outside on the Dawson Hall Side)

Let a nice dog hold your paw and tell you everything will be fine.


Maggie Rose, a Giant Schnauzer, pictured here at last year’s Paws & Relax, will be visiting again this year.








Best-seller Jacobs to deliver Lorimer Lecture, Apr 10

April 7, 2014 – 10:18 AM - Amy Watts

DDH Yoga Pose

Thursday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

A. J. Jacobs, best-selling author and “Esquire” magazine editor at large is the speaker for the 2014 Mingledorff-Lorimer Lecture in Print Media sponsored by the UGA Libraries.

Jacobs is primarily known for his four recent bestselling books:

  • The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
  • Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
  • The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment
  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

Reception and book signing to follow

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