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Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 05/12/2017

Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Opening June 5, the exhibit features a complete set of Dahlonega Mint coins and illustrates how this  early development of southern industrialization, while profitable, was also destructive as it remade local economies, societies, and environments. In pursuit of wealth, miners ripped apart stream beds and hillsides, cut down forests, and erected miles of wooden flumes and towns of wooden shacks. Public and private mints sprang up to transform precious metal into currency and, with the help of the state and federal governments, speculators obsessed with the prospect of riches drove the Cherokee from Georgia.

Main and Science Libraries - Intersession Hours

Submitted by MaryP on Fri, 05/05/2017

The semester intersession begins on Friday, May 5. The Libraries’ intersession hours are

  • Friday, May 5 - 8am to 6pm   
  • Saturday, May 6 -10am to 6pm
  • Sunday, May 7 - The Libraries are closed
  • Monday, May 8 - 8am to 6pm

 

Maymester begins on Tuesday, May 9. The Libraries’ Maymester hours are:

  • Monday thru Thursday - 7:30am to 8pm
  • Friday - 7:30am to 6pm          
  • Saturday - 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday - 1pm to 8pm

GIL Express hiatus

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 04/24/2017

Get your GIL Express requests in now!

The GIL Express service will be on hiatus from May 5 through May 26 during the transition to the new library system. While GIL Express is unavailable, please use Interlibrary Loan to get books from other USG libraries.

COMING SOON - New Library Catalog System

Submitted by cleveland on Sat, 04/22/2017

The UGA Libraries, along with all other USG libraries, will be getting a new online catalog system on May 26. The new GIL-Find will combine the best features of both the current GIL-Find and GIL Classic. The new system is from Ex Libris, a global leader in library automation with a long history of working with the UGA and USG libraries.

Service interruptions are expected to be minimal, but users should be aware of these dates:

Panel to discuss NCAA tennis in Athens

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 04/20/2017

The Hargrett Library and the ITA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the history of the NCAA Tennis Championships in Athens on Wednesday, May 3, at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Special Collection Libraries. The discussion is free and open to the public, and will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

When the NCAAs return to Athens for the 29th time beginning May 18, it will mark the 45th anniversary of the championships’ first appearance at Georgia’s tennis facility, now called the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Georgia men’s tennis coach Manuel Diaz was a Bulldog freshman playing for Magill when the NCAAs first arrived in 1972; he’s now in his 29th season as the Bulldogs’ head coach and has won three of his four national championships on the Dogs’ home courts.

Special Collections Libraries to Host Spring Exhibits Reception

Submitted by Russell Library on Mon, 04/03/2017

spring exhibits reception logoThe Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia will host its bi-annual reception celebrating new exhibitions April 13 at
5:30 p.m. The event will include live music, spotlight tours, light refreshments and gallery games. The reception is free and open to the public.

Exhibitions highlighted are: “Necessary Words & Images: 70 Years of the Georgia Review,” “Slavery at the University of Georgia,” “Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment,” “A Championship Tradition: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens,” "The Art of the Press Kit," and “On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia?” and “Olympic Lens: Exploring the 1996 Atlanta Games”