It's that time again - our bi-annual LSA Book Sale will be taking place in the Main Library Lobby. We'll be slinging books faster than you can say "John Grisham Mass Market Paperback." 

In addition to supporting Library Staff Association activities, proceeds from the book sale will be donated to the libraries’ Paws N Relax partners, the Athens Area Humane Society and Madison-Oconee Animal Shelter. Helping the book sale in anyway means you’re helping lil pups and kitties! Books and animals! What could be better!?

Photograph, Dr. Audrey HaynesThis spring join the Richard B. Russell Library for Civic Knowledge, Civic Power, a weekly lunch and learn series focused on developing a better understanding of Congress. On Tuesday, April 17th Dr. Audrey Haynes from the UGA Department of Political Science will speak about how campaigns work, with a focus on the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections. The program will take places in Room 277 of the Special Collections Building from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 706-542-5788 or visit

What: Author Talk, The Wealth of a Nation: A History of Trade Politics in America

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 4:00 PM

Where: Large Event Space (Room 285), Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Is America better off with free trade, or is it suffering from liberal trade policies and in need of protectionist measures? Join author C. Donald Johnson for a discussion on his new work, The Wealth of a Nation: A History of Trade Politics in America (Oxford University Press, 2018), on Tuesday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m in the large event space of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A light reception and book signing will follow the talk. The event is co-sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Dean Rusk International Law Center. For more information contact 706-542-5788 or email

Join us in the DigiLab (Main Library, Room 300) for a workshop about network analysis and R.

This series of workshops is a continuation of last semester's R series. They will introduce the concepts and power behind the programming language R. These sessions are open to all and are intended for beginners. No experience necessary. 

Full schedule of this semester's workshops, all led by Joey Stanley. :

January 19 - Intro to R Part 1
January 26 - Intro to R Part 2
February 2 - Building Interactive Web pages in R: Introduction to Shiny Part 1
February 9 - Building Interactive Web pages in R: Introduction to Shiny Part 2
February 16 - Visualizations I: Introduction to ggplot2
February 23 - Visualizations II: Customizing plots in ggplot2
March 2 - Visualizations III: Advanced topics in ggplot2
March 9 - Communicating to your audience with R Markdown
March 23 - Clean and tidy data: Tidyverse Part 1
March 30 - Transform, reshape, and modify your data: Tidyverse Part 2
April 6 - Special topics: Regression and mixed-effects modeling
April 13 - Special topics: Network analysis
April 20 - Special topics: Working with text

Friday evening, Irish poet Paul Muldoon will give a free public reading and musical performance at the 40 Watt Club to close the year-long 30th anniversary celebration of the UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Earlier in the day, the Hargrett Library will host a display of books of poetry from its private press collection including Encheiresin Naturae, an edition of Paul Muldoon’s crown of sonnets written to accompany the wood engravings by Barry Moser.

Muldoon, who has been called “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War” by The Times Literary Supplement, will drop in to the event around 2 p.m. He has published more than 30 collections of poetry and has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He held the post of Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1999 to 2004.