Tutoring returns to the MLC

January 13, 2014 – 9:45 AM - caroline

Tutoring in chemistry, physics, writing, languages, and math is available for free at the MLC! Check our schedule at http://mlc.uga.edu/services/tutoring.html

Drop-in math tutoring has moved to Milledge Hall, but you can sign up for math tutoring by appointment through the Peer Tutoring program at the MLC: http://tutor.uga.edu/arc/tutoring/#tutoring-by-appointment


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UGA Charter to be displayed

January 10, 2014 – 11:04 AM - Jean Cleveland

The original document chartering the first state university system is displayed annually on Founders Day at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This year the manuscript and an accompanying exhibit will be on view Jan. 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the second floor gallery hallway of the SCL.

To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year  in honor of Georgia’s contribution to our country’s tradition of supporting education to advance democracy. The Charter is housed in University Archives, a part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


Tax forms

January 9, 2014 – 12:16 PM - Hallie Pritchett, Map & Government Information Library

As of 2014, the Libraries will no longer make paper tax forms available during tax season. This is due to a dramatic decrease in demand in recent years as well as the fact that the Georgia Department of Revenue has discontinued their bulk tax form program.

All tax forms (Federal and Georgia) are available online. Our new Tax Forms LibGuide includes links to the IRS and Georgia Department of Revenue sites, as well as other sources for tax forms.


Reading Room-Newly Renovated-Now Open

January 8, 2014 – 5:06 PM - maryp

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A quiet study space on the 3rd floor with group and individual seating.


Books in Action

January 8, 2014 – 10:42 AM - Jean Cleveland

English department doctoral students have curated the current exhibit, Books in Action,  in the Rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit addresses the increased accessibility and affordability of books during the English Renaissance and the ways in which those books allowed readers to search for and find information, to foster the imagination and to encourage exploration and travel, both real and imagined. On display through March 21.


Special Collections Tuesday Tours

December 17, 2013 – 2:27 PM - Jean Cleveland

Dear fans of the UGA Special Collections Libraries. We will not be offering our regular Tuesday tours next week. Please plan to join us in January! And thanks for your support.


New members of Georgia Writers Hall of Fame selected

December 17, 2013 – 2:14 PM - Jean Cleveland

Olive Ann Burns, Mary Hood and Alfred Uhry are the newest members of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, to be inducted in Fall 2014.

The UGA Libraries are especially proud that Mary Hood’s collections have been published by the UGA Press and the Georgia Review!

The three were elected to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame by a board of judges appointed by the University of Georgia librarian and which includes academics, civic leaders, and librarians, the heads of the University of Georgia Press and The Georgia Review, and recent Hall of Fame inductees.

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame began in 2000 at the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, which holds the most comprehensive collection of books by Georgians in existence along with the papers of many Georgia writers.

A date for the 2014 induction ceremony has not been set. For more information: http://www.georgiawritershalloffame.org/

Biographical information for this article comes from the New Georgia Encyclopedia: georgiaencyclopedia.org

 


Last chance for Archival Football Memorabilia exhibit!

December 12, 2013 – 11:24 AM - Jean Cleveland

Next week will conclude an exhibit of historical football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives, displayed this fall at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

“Leather Helmets and Silver Britches: Georgia’s Football Heritage”  features photos, scrapbooks, and bowl game souvenirs, including rings, watches and pendants.  Helmets and jerseys worn through the years, including those of UGA’s two Heisman trophy winners — Frank Sinkwich and Herschel Walker — are also on display, as are mementos from the 1980 National Championship season, which starred Walker.  The athletic association collection is part of University Archives, housed at the Special Collections Libraries building.

The special collections building and exhibit galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM; Saturday from 1PM-5PM. Guided tours of the three Special Collections galleries are held each Tuesday at 2 p.m. Discover the familiar and the lesser-known from Georgia’s storied past in the museum spaces.

Meet in the second floor rotunda of the Russell Building (300 S. Hull Street, located near the intersection of Baxter and Lumpkin streets.) Parking is available for off-campus visitors in the Hull Street Parking Deck (via the Baxter Street entrance).

 

 


Faculty Delivery and Repository Requesting Update

December 10, 2013 – 12:41 PM - maryp

The faculty delivery service will be suspended for the winter break on Thursday, December 12. The service will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Repository requests will not be available from Friday, December 13 thru Wednesday, January 1.


New Fiction in the Main Library – December 6

December 6, 2013 – 1:07 PM - nadine

Marble Season  by Gilbert Hernandez
PN6727.H475 M37 2013

Marble SeasonA semi-autobiographical graphic novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez.   It tells the untold stories from the early years of these American comics legends, but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in suburban 1960s California.  Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and treasures his older brother’s comic book collection almost as much as his approval. Marble Season  details how the innocent, joyfully creative play that children engage in (shooting marbles, backyard performances, and organizing treasure hunts) changes as they grow older and encounter name-calling naysayers, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of other kids.

 

New School by Dash Shaw

PN6727.S4925 N49 2013

New SchoolA graphic novel by the author of Bottomless Belly Button and BodyWorld. Told through the fantastical eyes of Danny, a boy growing up in the ’90s fed on dramatic adventure stories like Jurassic Park and X-Men. Danny’s older brother, Luke, travels to a remote island to teach English to the employees of ClockWorld, an ambitious new amusement park that recreates historical events. When Luke doesn’t return after two years, Danny travels to ClockWorld to convince Luke to return to America. But Luke has made a new life, new family, and even a new personality for himself on ClockWorld, rendering him almost unrecognizable to his own brother. Danny comes of age as he explores the island, ClockWorld, and fights to bring his brother home.

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