General Library News

Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 01/13/2017

An exhibit on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment will be on display at the Russell Special Collections Libraries Jan. 19-May 12. 

The exhibit documents the rights of women under the law from the 17th century to present with a focus on the state of Georgia. Highlights include original suffrage pennants and letters from Susan B. Anthony; the origins of the National Women's Party; ephemera from the ERA campaign at the local, state, and national level; and materials from the anti-ERA movement and Phyllis Schlafly.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2017 announced

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 01/13/2017

A scholar of southern culture, two poets, and an historical novelist will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at its 2017 ceremony in November.

Established by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2000, the hall seeks to honor Georgia writers past and present.

“It is always exciting to share the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame judges’ selections each year,” said P. Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost. “And each year it is our privilege to remind Georgia readers of the wealth our state’s literary heritage.”

Movies, documentaries to provide jumping-off points for political discussions

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 01/11/2017

Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, will begin a trial run at the University of Georgia Jan. 18.

Led by Cas Mudde of the School of Public and International Affairs, and Mary Miller, Peabody Awards Collection archivist with the UGA Libraries, the series will draw largely from the vast Peabody Awards Collection, and will take place once a month. A UGA faculty member will introduce each film, lead a discussion afterwards and make additional reading suggestions. January’s selection is the 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.

Main Library Open Saturday 1:00-5:00; All Others Closed

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 01/06/2017

The tentative schedule for Saturday January 7th is for the Main Library to be open limited hours, 1:00pm to 5:00pm, due to the expected weather. Please note that the Map & Government Information Library and the Media Desk, both located within the Main Library, will be CLOSED.

All other UGA Libraries, including the Science Library, will be CLOSED.

If the situation changes, we will update the information on our website.

Please note: The Law Library, which is not part of the UGA Libraries, plans to be open on Saturday 1:00-5:00. See their inclement weather information on the Law Library homepage.

 

 

New UGA Libraries Website

Submitted by Deborah on Tue, 01/03/2017

The UGA Libraries now has a new website!

Our goals for this redesign were to reduce clutter, put the things that people use most front and center, and make the site easier to navigate and more visually appealing. If you can't find something that used to be on the homepage, check out the menu at the top of the page, or ask us.

Please check out the site and share your feedback with us.

Deborah Stanley
UGA Libraries Web Editor
dstanley@uga.edu