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).

MLC Knowvember: iMovie, DSLRs, and Photoshop Layers

Submitted by amberp on Fri, 10/26/2018

Join us at the MLC for Knowvember, a series of one-hour tech classes. 


Thurs., Nov. 1 @ 2:30 p.m.

MLC 369

Learn how to edit a simple video. Use captions, transitions, and sound to polish your videos.

Bring your own Mac if you have one. Some Macs will be available in the classroom.

DSLRs for Beginners

Thurs., Nov. 7 @ 2:30 p.m.

MLC 369

Learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Show or stop motion. Get good pictures in low or bright light. Keep your scene crystal clear or strategically blur the fore- and background.

Bring your own DSLR camera if you have one. Some will be available for demonstration.

Photoshop Layers for Beginners

Weds., Nov. 14 @ 3:30 p.m.

“Archival Homeplaces: Shakespeare and African American Performance in the Early Twentieth Century.”

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 10/11/2018

Patricia Cahill will deliver the 2018 Symposium on the Book’s plenary talk, entitled “Archival Homeplaces: Shakespeare and African American Performance in the Early Twentieth Century.”

Cahill is associate professor of English at Emory University, where she specializes in Shakespeare and early modern literature, especially drama. She is the author of Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage (OUP, 2008). She has also published articles and book chapters on such subjects as military technology and mathematics, animal matter and affect theory, and the senses in performance. She is currently working on two projects: a book that examines the affective dynamics of early modern stage properties, especially animal skins, and a study of Black Shakespeare and the Jim Crow South.

Inclement Weather Impact on Libraries Hours

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 10/10/2018

The UGA Main Library, Miller Learning Center, and Science Library will close at 11pm tonight, Wednesday, October 10. We plan to reopen all Libraries facilities at 10am on Thursday, October 11, pursuant to the University delayed opening announcement. Please watch for any additional announcements from the University that would further delay UGA’s reopening on Thursday.

As always, you can also check for updates on our Twitter feed:

African-American teacher reports now available via DLG

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/09/2018

The Teacher’s Monthly Reports Collection, monthly teacher reports from African-American rural and city schools operating from 1930 to 1939 in Laurens County, Georgia, is now available online, thanks in part to the DLG's 2018 Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects.

 The link is:

These monthly reports were created by individual teachers to be submitted to the Laurens County Superintendent. The reports list student names, age, grade and attendance for the month. Many of these records also show teacher salaries, addresses, and other information. The DLG has digitized 126 folders with reports for 58 schools. 

First student publication of now-Valdosta State University is digitized

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/09/2018

 The Pinebranch, the first student publication of South Georgia State Normal College and Georgia State Woman's College (both earlier names for Valdosta State University) is now available online.

The Pinebranch was a literary magazine published from September or October of 1917 to May of 1934. In addition to stories and poetry, the magazine included editorials, and news from campus and alumni. The digitized issues are available at thanks in part to the DLG's 2017 Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects. 

Main and Science Libraries - Closed on Saturday, October 6

Submitted by MaryP on Fri, 10/05/2018

The Main and Science Libraries will close on Saturday, October 6 for the Homecoming football game - Georgia vs. Vanderbilt. The Libraries will resume their regular semester hours on Sunday, October 7.

The regular Fall Semester hours for the Main and Science Libraries are:

  • Monday thru Thursday - 7:30am to 2am
  • Friday - 7:30am to 9pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday - 1pm to 2am