“Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson to perform Sept. 7

Submitted by amywatts on Fri, 08/19/2016

Country music star “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson will return to Athens Sept. 7 to perform specially selected songs and read from his well-received autobiography, now out from the University of Georgia Press.

Known as “Whisperin’ Bill” to generations of fans for his soft vocalizations and spoken lyrics, Anderson is the only songwriter in country music history to have a song on the charts in each of the past seven consecutive decades. A UGA graduate and member of the Grand Ol’ Opry, Anderson will be at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries for the event, which begins at 4 p.m.  It is open free to the public and a reception will follow, giving visitors an opportunity to see an exhibit drawn from Anderson’s collection of memorabilia. Reservations are requested by Aug. 31 to Leandra Nessel at or (706) 542-3879.

MLC Tutoring starts Aug 18

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 08/17/2016

Drop-in writing, organic chemistry, and physics tutoring begin August 18 for the fall semester. Tutoring services are provided by Department of Academic Enhancement. 

Tutoring Schedule

Writing Tutoring

Daytime Drop-in Tutoring (no appointment necessary): 
Mon. – Fri. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. MLC Room 302

Organic Chemistry Drop-In Tutoring (CHEM 2100, 2211, 2212)
Drop-In Tutoring: 
Tues & Thurs., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. MLC Room 370

Academic Enhancement Peer Tutoring
Individual or small group tutoring in a variety of subjects (i.e., languages and ESL conversation, math, and study strategies):
Mon.-Thurs. 6 – 9 p.m. 
Make an appointment
MLC Rooms 351, 353, 355

Ecologist to announce conservation discovery at August talk

Submitted by amywatts on Thu, 08/11/2016

An ecologist at the University of Georgia will announce an “almost unheard of” discovery in the Tallassee Forest area of Athens-Clarke County that demonstrates the benefits of land conservation.

James W. Porter, the Meigs Professor of Ecology, will speak Aug. 25 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at 5:30 p.m. Porter’s talk, open free to the public, is held in conjunction with the exhibit “John Abbot: Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist” in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. In addition to the rare watercolors on display in the exhibit, Porter will have more than 1,000 specimens of butterflies and moths from ACC available. The event is open free to the public; a reception will follow. The Russell Building is located at 300 S. Hull St. and parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck.

Porter’s research has revealed the presence of three lookalike species of Pearly Eye butterflies in the Tallassee Forest.

Enhanced Macon Telegraph archive released by DLG

Submitted by amywatts on Thu, 08/11/2016

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive:

The Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to early issues of the Macon Telegraph ranging from its inception as a weekly newspaper in 1826, through the daily issues of the early twentieth century without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 51,000 newspaper pages, the website provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

Lillian Smith Book Award winners to be honored Sept. 4

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 08/08/2016

Winners of the 2016 Lillian Smith Book Awards will be honored Sept. 4 at the Decatur Book Festival.

The University of Georgia Libraries sponsors the awards, in partnership with the Southern Regional Council, the Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College, to honor the social justice activist and highly-acclaimed author of Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream.

Cheryl Knott, a professor in the School of Information, University of Arizona, will be recognized for Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow; and Minion KC (stet) Morrison, professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, for Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator.

An evening of poetry and nature

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 08/08/2016

An evening of local authors celebrating poetry and nature will be hosted by UGA Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The event will be at the auditorium of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Reading their poems will be: Philip Lee Williams (“Elegies for the Water,” 2009, and “The Flower Seeker,” 2010); Clela Reed (“Dancing on the Rim,” 2009, and “The Hero of the Revolution Serves Us Tea,” 2013); Robert Ambrose, Jr. (“Journey to Embarkation,” 2016) and retired Ecology professor John Pickering. Also reading will be the winner of a $1,000 Discover Life poetry contest open to Clarke County high school student and selected in early September.

D.A. Crossley, Ecology research professor emeritus  and president of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, will moderate the event.

Redcoat Band’s history on exhibit at Special Collections Libraries

Submitted by amywatts on Tue, 08/02/2016

For decades, fans in Sanford Stadium have been told, “Keep Your Seats Everyone…The Redcoats are Coming!”

This fall, the colorful history of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band will be on display in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.  For several years, there has been a football-related exhibit drawn from the UGA Athletic Association Archives, a part of University Archives. This year’s exhibit materials are from the Redcoat Band.

Tours of the exhibit will be offered Fridays at 3 p.m. before each home football game, beginning Sept. 3 when the Bulldogs meet the University of North Carolina in Atlanta.

O.J. Simpson: Made In America

Submitted by Jking on Tue, 08/02/2016

O.J. Made In AmericaAn essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals how he first became a football star, why America fell in love with him off the field, what happened in the trial for his ex-wife’s murder, and finally, why he is now sitting in jail for another crime 20 years later.

Open house for graduate students: August 8

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 08/01/2016

Are you a new or returning graduate student?

The UGA Libraries are holding open houses especially for you on Monday, August 8 between 2:00-4:00 pm.

Meet your librarians, learn about key online resources and borrowing privileges, and tour the buildings. Representatives from Libraries’ departments will be available to answer questions and demonstrate research tools including the GIL Find catalog, GALILEO system of databases, and citation management tools EndNote and RefWorks.

Main Library database introductions and tours will begin at 2:15, 2:30, and 3:15.

Science Library database introductions will begin at 2:15 and 3:15, and tours (including the MakerSpace) will begin at 2:30 and 3:30.

Also! Door prizes, light refreshments, and excellent air-conditioning.

Wondering which one to attend?


New Releases

Submitted by Jking on Mon, 07/18/2016


With Spring Break arriving soon, we've decided to give you all a little extra time to enjoy your films. Starting today (March 1st), all films will have a due date of March 13th (that's 12 days to enjoy your favorite comedy, documentary, television series, etc. etc.)!

It's True!!