The Main and Science Libraries will be closed on Saturday, November 18 for the home football game - UGA vs. Kentucky. The outside book drop at the Main Library will be locked, as well.
The University of Georgia will celebrate the second annual GIS Day 10 am - 2 pm Nov. 15.
The event will feature lightning talks on real-world GIS applications, UGA Map and Government Information Library tours, internship information, and free snacks. This year, the event will also feature a Mapathon and a Map Contest with prizes for the winners. The Mapathon will map Africa with PEPFAR in support of World AIDS Day. The Map Contest will judge student-produced maps on creativity, technicality, and clarity of content. To participate in the Mapathon, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or search for “UGA Mapathon Marathon” at www.Eventbrite.com. To sign up for the Map Contest, visit https://goo.gl/kJ8SF4.
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is celebrating its 1 millionth digitized historic newspaper page. The premier issue of the Georgia Gazette, Georgia’s first newspaper, published from 1763-1776 in Savannah, will become the 1 millionth page of historic newspapers to be made freely available online through the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN):
https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn83016182/1763-04-07/ed-1/seq-1/. James Johnston, the first printer in Georgia, published the state’s first newspaper issue on April 7, 1763.
Public libraries around the state are being provided with printed materials, including bookmarks, rack cards, and temporary tattoos, as well as a freely downloadable digital press kit to encourage local celebrations of the milestone.
Four writers hailing from Georgia will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 6 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
James Cobb, Alfred Corn. Kevin Young and the late Eugenia Price will be honored, beginning at 10 a.m.
A scholar of southern culture and two poets will come together Nov. 5 to discuss their craft and more at the Author Discussion Series, a moderated panel discussion and prelude to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 6.
Moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, University Professor Emeritus, of the UGA English department, the discussion will take place at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.
The Curriculum Materials Library in 207 Aderhold has a huge collection of books for children of all ages--board books to Young Adult titles.
Come to South Campus and see us. We also have puppets, kids' magazines (Highlights is not just for the dentist's office!), DVDs, games, and materials for the K-12 classroom. Sign into your Library account (use your UGA username & password) and get delivery to a library nearer to you. Click the Request link for delivery. We're open 8:00-8:00 M--Th, 8:00-5:00 Fridays, closed Saturday and open 1:00-5:00 on Sundays.
Main and Science Libraries will be closed on Saturday, October 14 for the home football game - UGA vs. Missouri. Regular fall semester library hours resume on Sunday, October 15.
Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day Oct. 21 when National Home Movie Day 2017 will be observed in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.
National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.
The event will be 2-4 p.m. at the Richard b. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull Street, on the University of Georgia campus. Free parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck. This year’s event is being sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries’ Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.
Do facts still matter? UGA Libraries and the Georgia Debate Union are co-hosting a debate on the status of facts in our political culture. The affirmative/pro side of the debate will be Facts matter more than fake news in contemporary society.
Where: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (271)
When: Wednesday, October 18th 7-8:30pm
Event URL: guides.libs.uga.edu/factsdebate
Suggested Readings: guides.libs.uga.edu/factsdebate/readings
Snacks & Beverages provided
Hosted by:Georgia Debate Union & UGA Libraries
A collection of photographs documenting a variety of methods used by farmers and soil conservation scientists and engineers to prevent soil erosion have been added to the Digital Library of Georgia. Funding for this project was provided by Georgia HomePLACE, a unit of the Georgia Public Library Service.
The new collection, USDA Photo Collection, Columbia County, Georgia, is available at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/usdapc_search.html, and was made possible through a partnership between the Digital Library of Georgia, GeorgiaHomePLACE and the Columbia County Library in Evans, Georgia.