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.


Special Collections Libraries Closed Monday for MLK Day

January 15, 2015 – 10:43 AM - Jean Cleveland

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of  the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.


Folger Librarian to speak at Book Symposium

January 8, 2015 – 12:03 PM - Jean Cleveland

booksymposiumMichael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is the key speaker for “Libraries and Labyrinths: A Symposium,” Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. Whitmore will speak on “Reading Variety in Early Modern Print.”

A reception will follow. The event is open free to the public.

The symposium continues Friday at 9:30 a.m. with a faculty panel discussion and, at 11:15, a workshop on “Shakespeare in the Classroom.”

An exhibit featuring private press books from the Hargrett Rare Book private press collection will be on display.

Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the UGA Libraries and the UGA English Department.


Augustus Longstreet Hull: Annalist of Athens

January 8, 2015 – 11:32 AM - Jean Cleveland

The first Augustus Longstreet Hull Award in honor of significant contributions to the preservation on Athens history will be presented by the Athens Historical Society following a program on Hull, who recorded the early history of the university, in his “Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia,” and Athens, in his “Annals of Athens.”

University Archivist Emeritus Steven Brown will discuss the contributions of the early Hulls.

A reception will follow.

The event is open free to the public Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.


Request forms working again

January 7, 2015 – 11:53 AM - Amy Watts

Thank you for your patience as our systems came back online after the break.  GIL Express and Repository requests should be working again. Please contact us if you’re encountering problems with either system.


Special Collections request system scheduled for maintenance

December 18, 2014 – 10:26 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.


Application Deadline Extended for Community Docent Program

December 18, 2014 – 9:16 AM - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is extending the application deadline for participation in its docent program to Friday, January 9, 2015.

The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the exhibit galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to highlight permanent and rotating exhibitions and to help increase awareness of the many resources offered by the three special collections libraries: The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collections, and The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

A 10-week training program, hosted from Feb. 17 through Apr. 21, provides an opportunity for docents to meet curators, archivists, and other special collections staff, learn about the collections and techniques for leading tours, and become familiar with all parts of the Special Collections Libraries Building. Follow-up monthly meetings throughout the year provide opportunities to learn about new exhibits in the galleries and programs sponsored by the three special collections libraries.

The program seeks applicants who are enthusiastic, flexible, and open to working with visitors of all ages. No previous experience in the arts or humanities is required, but a love of history and experience with teaching or public speaking is desired.

For more information about the training schedule and expectations, please visit the FAQ’s page.
Interested individuals can apply online by visiting: http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/contribute/docentapp.html

Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 9, 2015. Please direct any questions to Jan Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu or (706) 542-5788. Note: All candidates selected for admission to the docent program will be required to submit to a background investigation.


Graduating Students – UGA Libraries’ Information

December 10, 2014 – 2:36 PM - maryp

If you are graduating this semester, CONGRATULATIONS!!

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations by doing the following:

  • Check your “My Account” record.
  • Return all books before leaving campus even if they are not due.
  • Pay all fines and fees. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card.
  • Please return all books and pay all fines/fees by Monday, December 15, 2014.

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

Access Services – Main Library
Phone: 706-542-3256
Email: maincirc@uga.edu

Access Services – Science Library
Phone: 706-542-4535
Email: science@uga.edu

After graduation, you may sign up for borrowing privileges from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:

Alumni Association
Outside Borrowers Program

Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, alumni and outside borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO through the University of Georgia.


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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