UGA Libraries Document Coronavirus Era for Posterity

Submitted by amywatts on Tue, 05/05/2020

As history unfolds during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries are collecting experiences and responses from Georgians to preserve for generations to come.

Georgia residents can contribute to the project by sharing how the crisis has impacted their family, business, education, and well-being. Digital submissions may include personal reflections, photos, poetry, recordings or any other means that demonstrate how the pandemic affects people’s lives.

“Georgians who contribute to the coronavirus collection will help to build our collective understanding of the kaleidoscope of human experience in this unusual circumstance,” said Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost. “Even as we live through the COVID-19 crisis, we should begin to document this critical time for the benefit of future students and scholars.”

Libraries to Digitize UGA Yearbooks that Chronicle Change, Diversity on Campus

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 07/01/2020

Yearbooks that chronicle a critical period in the University of Georgia’s history will be available online, thanks to a partnership between UGA Libraries and the Digital Library of Georgia.

A grant project will digitize Pandora yearbooks from 1965 to 1974, a period that includes the transition after UGA’s integration and chronicles increasing diversity at the birthplace of public higher education in America, including movements to increase representation among women and support the LGBTQ+ community.

UGA Libraries Encourage Electronic Course Reserves Due to COVID-19

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 06/25/2020

UGA Libraries will continue to provide course reserve services for faculty planning their courses for the fall semester, with some changes due to the COVID-19 situation. Requests submitted by July 17 are guaranteed to be completed and accessible by the first day of fall semester classes.

This academic year, the Libraries encourage instructors to utilize electronic course reserve resources, which can integrate with eLC and limit students’ need to access physical materials and spaces. Electronic course reserves also allow students to access materials after the Thanksgiving break and position faculty for a potential pivot back to online instruction at any point in the semester.

UGA Libraries Offers Contactless Porch Pickup for Graduate Students, Faculty

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 06/17/2020

The UGA Libraries’ reopening plan begins with contactless porch pickup services for graduate students and faculty beginning June 23.

Most library services and resources will remain available digitally through the summer, as a small group of library faculty and staff return to campus to begin preparations for safe on-campus operations during the upcoming academic year. However, due to requests, certain books may be checked out and retrieved by faculty and graduate students.

Special Message from the University of Georgia Libraries

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 06/12/2020

Libraries are often described as the heart of an academic community, and our hearts are broken by the wanton destruction of human life with the killings of George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. These are jarring and painful reminders that the 400-year pattern of racial violence against African Americans continues today and in our own state.

There is an important role for libraries, university publishers, and museums in helping to create positive social change, through honest reflection, listening and learning, and thoughtful evolution. The University of Georgia Libraries, including the UGA Press and the Georgia Review, strive to create an environment of acceptance and respect in which all students, faculty, staff, and visitors feel welcomed and represented; however, we acknowledge that we must consistently strive to do better to be a true ally and trustworthy partner to the communities we serve.

Stall Street Journal - New issue available for home delivery

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 05/08/2020

Stylized masthead for publication Stall Street Journal

Are you missing our buildings? Are you missing those special moments reading the Stall Street Journal? Well, we've got good news! The latest issue is available in handy 8.5 x 11 size for you to print out and put on the wall/door of your very own bathroom at home. 

Check out stories about our services during this time of online classes, information about book due dates, and the extension of the deadline for our research prize. 

Stall Street Journal Spring 2020

2020 UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award Recipients Named

Submitted by amywatts on Thu, 04/23/2020

The UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) recognizes excellence in inquiry and the process of gathering and using information in research. This award is open to any UGA undergraduate student undertaking a research project. Requirements are a meeting with a librarian to develop their information skills and a short essay describing their how their process enriched their final research paper.

Winners are chosen in the divisions of: Seniors, 1st-3rd Year students, and a Jurors’ Choice that recognizes use of a specialized library resource, research method, or other exceptional characteristic of the applicant’s research. More information on the winners and the award process can be found on the LURA website.