Inclement Weather – 2/16 & 17

February 16, 2015 – 10:38 PM - Viki Timian

The University of Georgia will close due to inclement weather at the end of the class session that concludes at 7:40 p.m. this evening, Monday, Feb. 16 and will delay opening tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 17 until 10 a.m. Classes will resume on a normal schedule at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Libraries will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

It’s World Radio Day!

February 13, 2015 – 12:29 PM - Jean Cleveland

Today is World Radio Day.

How are you celebrating?

You can enjoy listening to UGA’s own WUGA (91.7 and 97.9 FM) at our student station, WUOG (90.5 FM) , at

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives holds over 20,000 radio programs dating from 1940 to the present. Many of these are in the Peabody Awards Collection, and over 300 are available for online listening.

Our Claude Pennington Radio Collection contains a selection of tube radios, external speakers and other artifacts dating from 1913 to 1933, restored to working order by the late Claude L. Pennington Jr. of Macon.  The opening reception for this exhibit will be next Friday, February 20th at 3:30 p.m in the Special Collections Libraries Auditorium. Grady Professor Jay Hamilton will talk about radio’s role as the first disruptive technology of the 20th century, we’ll have refreshments, and one of the radios will be broadcasting period music.

Learn more about UNESCO’s World Radio Day:

The Rest of the Story Book Club

February 12, 2015 – 2:45 PM - Jean Cleveland

Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story?

If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for our new monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions. The monthly titles are selected (and discussions led) by Special Collections staff who help to create these displays, and the club invites readers to learn more about the topics explored, taking them into new, related areas of interest.

 The February selection is The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, by Taylor Branch in recognition of Black History Month and Branch’s selection as a 2015 inductee in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, based at the UGA Libraries. The discussion will be  Tuesday, February 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Monthly selections are available for purchase at Avid Bookshop (,   or for checkout at the UGA Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and The University of Georgia Press.

The selection for March,  Women’s History Month, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980,
by Melissa Estes Blair, touches on women activists in the late 1960s – which also ties into  the National School Lunch exhibit on display at the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies gallery. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

For more information email or call (706) 542-5788.

Flower and Bake Sale, Friday, Feb 13

February 10, 2015 – 9:50 AM - Amy Watts

flowersaleOn Friday, February 13th, the Libraries Staff Association will be holding its annual Flower and Bake Sale! It will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Main and Science Libraries, and the MLC will hold its flower sale from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

All baked goods will be $1! Roses, carnations, and other foliage will be available so you can create your own bouquet! You can also pre-order a bouquet at We accept cash or checks. Come by and pick something up for your sweetheart…or yourself!

Book displays for February now up

February 9, 2015 – 12:20 PM - Amy Watts

For the month of February, our book displays at Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library feature books set in hot or cold climates/weather16244472659_e16234d380_z. The groundhog said six more weeks of winter – if that prospect delights you, pick up a book about Arctic exploration or murder most foul during a blizzard. If the prospect of more winter is more than you can take, pick up a book set in a jungle or a desert or on a beach.

The Main Library has mostly fiction with some history non-fiction and art books thrown in too. The Science Library has non-fiction from the fields of science and technology, as well as fiction from their Leisure Reading collection. The Curriculum Materials Library (on the second floor of the Aderhold education building) has a mix of adult fiction from Main, as well as Young Adult and Juvenile literature from its own collection.

The Main Library is also keeping track of which books get picked up to see if our readers are longing for the heat or relishing the cold. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@ugalibs) for updates on which way the gauge is leaning.  We’ll also be rotating out books to keep the selection fresh all month long, so check the table more than once to see if something catches your eye.

For your convenience, once you’ve finished a book, all items can be returned to any of the three branches. Happy reading!


Special Collections Libraries request system to be unavailable during maintenance

February 5, 2015 – 10:10 AM - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 11:59 pm  to 4:00 am 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 collections will be unavailable while updates are made to the database server.

Join the UGA Libraries / MLC Student Advisory Group!

January 22, 2015 – 8:42 AM - caroline

Are you interested in helping us shape the future of the Libraries and MLC? We are looking for 3-5 members to join the Student Advisory Group for the coming year.

The group will meet twice annually to capture feedback from students about Libraries/MLC services, resources, facilities, and programming in order to foster communication that will improve and develop the Libraries/MLC and our role in supporting student learning. Students will serve one year terms with the option to renew.

If you would like to participate, please let us know a little about yourself and your interest in the committee by filling out the form at

We will choose 3-5 at-large members by Friday, February 6th. Questions? Please contact Caroline Barratt (


Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Library Hours

January 16, 2015 – 3:18 PM - maryp

The Main and Science Libraries will operate with reduced hours in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as follows:

Sunday, January 18 – 1PM to 9PM
Monday, January 19 – CLOSED

Regular semester hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20 – 7:30AM to 2AM.

Power restored at Main Library

January 16, 2015 – 11:19 AM - Amy Watts

The Main Library once again has power throughout the entire building.  Hooray!

Power outage at Main Library

January 16, 2015 – 10:11 AM - Amy Watts

Parts of the Main Library are temporarily without power.

What’s NOT working:

  • WEPA print kiosks on 1st and 4th floor
  • Library printers in front part of 1st floor
  • Reference desk phones

What IS working:

  • Library printers in back room of first floor
  • Access Services (Circulation) phones
  • Checking out materials at circulation desk
  • Elevators in back part of building

Expect this post to be updated as more information becomes aavailable.

Announcement via ArchNews:

The Facilities Maintenance Division reports a power outage on circuits 1 and 5 affecting buildings generally in the area from Memorial and Reed Halls northward through Journalism-Psychology, Baldwin, the Main Library, and the east side of North Campus.  The source of the problem has been traced to a switch outside Park Hall.  There is no estimated time for restoration of power, but crews are working on a way to re-route the circuits and restore power at the earliest possible time.