The Russell Library Remembers Miss Eunice Mixon

Submitted by Ashton Ellett on Mon, 12/03/2018

Mixon interviewed by Bob Short in 2008
Mixon interviewed by Bob Short in 2008

Eunice L. Mixon, one of the most colorful characters in Georgia political history, passed away on November 22. She was laid to rest yesterday after a funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Tifton. “Miss Eunice,” a mainstay of civic life and Georgia politics for more than four decades, was 87 years old.

Thanksgiving Break Hours - Main and Science Libraries

Submitted by MaryP on Mon, 11/19/2018

The Libraries will operate with shortened hours for the Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving Break hours for the Main and Science Libraries are:

  • Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20 - 8am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 21 - 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday, November 22 - CLOSED
  • Friday, November 23 - 12pm to 6pm

On Saturday, November 24, the Libraries will be closed for the home football game - UGA vs. GA Tech. The outside book drop at the Main Library will be locked.

The Libraries will resume their regular Fall semester hours on Sunday, November 25.

19th-century ledger and scrapbook documents the Civil War period in Savannah

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 11/16/2018

A 19th-century ledger and scrapbook from  the Coastal Heritage Society features entries from the the Civil War period recorded by employees of the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia. Now digitized, the items can be found at https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/chso_cgrc.

The ledger was digitized and described as part of the Digital Library of Georgia's 2018 Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects. 

Newest Printable Poster and Postcard for K-12 Educators and Students Now Available from the DLG

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 11/14/2018

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to share the fourth in a series of printable posters and postcards for K-12 educators and students, based upon the Georgia 8th Grade Social Studies Standards of Excellence (GSE). These resources provide high quality, standards-aligned materials that help teachers meet the varying academic interests and needs of their students. 

The latest poster is for the SS8H5 module, Analyze the impact of the Civil War on Georgia, which includes Document, State of Georgia, appointment of Henry L. Benning to rank of Colonel of the 19th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, August 17, 1861, courtesy of the Columbus State University Archives. 

The poster and postcard, as well as previous releases, are downloadable at:

Nov 14 is GIS Day!

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 11/12/2018

 GIS Day is set for Wednesday Nov. 14 at the Main Library and will take place from 10-2. 

There will be a variety of activities, including lightning talks, drone demonstrations, an augmented reality sandbox, and a Mapathon. We'll also have tables featuring campus and local organizations, as well as snacks (and cake!)

Frankenread Fun for Halloween!

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/30/2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the UGA Libraries are joining forces with the English Department to offer a host of Frankenstein related activities in the month of October. The Frankenreads events are part of an international celebration organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America.

On Halloween, Wednesday October 31st our Frankenread will begin in UGA’s Main Library at 8am and continue until 6pm. In the spirit of the novel’s multiple voices, readers will be drawn from across the campus and the larger Athens community. The Frankenread will be accompanied by a slideshow of images drawn from popular culture and curated by Dr. Christopher Pizzino (UGA English).