Jacob Baynham and The Georgia Review Win National Magazine Award

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 06/04/2020

The Georgia Review was delighted to learn that Jacob Baynham’s essay “ Fall 2019 issue, has won a National Magazine Award in the Profile Writing category of the 2020 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media, administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). The “Ellies” awards ceremony was held virtually on May 28.

Russell Library launches redesigned website

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 05/19/2020

A newly launched website for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies improves searchability for researchers and invites visitors to explore the Library’s collections, exhibits and events.

The site at libs.uga.edu/Russell features Art Rosenbaum’s Doors mural, a permanent feature in the Russell’s gallery at the UGA Special Collections Libraries, on the homepage banner. Search features connect users to the Library’s finding aids database as well as digital collections hosted by the Digital Library of Georgia and digital exhibits hosted by the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

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

UGA Libraries to 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.”

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.

Webinar Series to Teach Students How to Make Use of UGA’s Library Services at a Distance

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 04/06/2020

When UGA students need help on a research project or a paper, they know to head to one of our Libraries. But when they are miles from campus, it might seem like that help is out of reach.

Yet while our campus and our locations are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide shelter-in-place order, the services and resources of the libraries are available virtually.

Our librarians are available via our online chat, email and individual remote consultation, and many of our books and resources are available digitally.

We know that it can be difficult to find the tools that you need, so the Libraries and the Office of Online Learning are hosting a series of webinars to help you navigate the library at a distance and ask our librarians questions.

HathiTrust Partnership Grants Digital Access To Much of UGA Libraries' Books

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 04/06/2020

Through membership in a digital preservation consortium of 150 academic libraries, millions of the University of Georgia Libraries’ books remain remotely accessible while UGA’s campus is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The partnership with HathiTrust provides our faculty, staff, and students with emergency access to digital copies of almost 40 percent of print holdings at UGA and other USG institutions. Combined with the UGA’s existing collection of e-books, HathiTrust’s temporary emergency access enables patrons to read from millions of e-volumes across a broad range of disciplines.

SERVICE UPDATE: No book pickup or scanning at this time

Submitted by amywatts on Sat, 04/04/2020

In compliance with the governor’s stay-at-home order, UGA Libraries will no longer offer book pickup or scanning services.

This applies to all outstanding book requests, including interlibrary loan requests, slated to be picked up at the Main Library, until further notice.

We encourage you to continue to take use of the libraries’ digital resources at libs.uga.edu.