UGA Libraries Hours In December, January

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 12/16/2022

A number of UGA Libraries will operate under limited hours during the intersession period between the fall and spring semesters, with all locations closed for winter break beginning Dec. 24, reopening Jan. 3.

Intersession hours will be in place at the Main Library, McBay Science Library, and Miller Learning Center beginning Wednesday, Dec. 14, which means that the locations will not be open for the usual night hours. The MLC will be closed during weekends, and all locations will be closed on Sundays until classes resume on Jan. 9.

Some libraries will remain open during normal business hours, including the Special Collections Libraries and the Music Library, but the Art Library and Map & Government Information Library will be open by appointment only. The Carnegie Library, located on the Health Sciences Campus, will be closed for much of the intersession period, although students with approved card access can access the basement study area during certain hours. 

Students Win $300 Prizes in Libraries Research Contest

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 04/04/2022

University of Georgia students Thomas Russell and Dhriti Pentela are the 2021-2022 first prize winners of the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards. The awards, which acknowledge excellence in integrating library and archival research into a class paper or project, were announced April 4 at the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium at the Classic Center. 

UGA Libraries to Enhance Access to Archives on Local Urban Renewal Projects

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 12/15/2021

from UGA Today

Two new projects at the University of Georgia will enhance access, both online and in-person, to students, researchers, and members of the community to learn more about the history of urban renewal and housing policy in Athens and across Georgia.

The policy of urban renewal in the United States, which lasted from 1954 to 1974, provided federal funding to municipalities to use eminent domain to acquire property for public redevelopment projects, in some cases displacing residents. Years after funding for urban renewal ended in 1974, federally authorized urban redevelopment projects continued to take place across the country and the state of Georgia.

Archivists Help High School Students Discover History in their Hometown

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 12/03/2021

When Jennifer Tesler started teaching her students about the Harlem Renaissance, she couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the New York borough known for its cultural and political history and their own eclectic, diverse hometown of Athens. In fact, the Georgia city has ties to influential writer and scholar W.E.B. Dubois and several of the Harlem Renaissance musicians, who performed at the Morton Theatre.

Georgia’s Battle with Bugs on Display at University of Georgia

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 10/22/2021

Long before Joro spiders began spinning webs across the Georgia landscape, pests, from fire ants and the boll weevil to the kudzu vine, have bugged the state’s farmers, business owners, and residents.

Those pests, past and present, and the ways that scientists, government officials and others have battled them, will be highlighted in a new exhibit on display by the University of Georgia’s Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.