Science Library's Makerspace Contributes 3D-Printed Personal Protective Equipment to Hospitals

Submitted by amywatts on Sun, 04/07/2019

The Science Library's Makerspace staff is contributing to the University of Georgia's efforts to produce medical face shields for Athens-area medical professionals at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Care System. 

Andrew Johnson, an emerging technologies librarian, reached out to faculty and staff with 3D printers to let them know about the initiative. He was able to borrow printers from across campus – including the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Entrepreneurship Program in the Terry College of Business, and the Innovation Gateway in the Office of Research – to combine with the 3D printers at the Makerspace and create a fabrication hub. Makerspace associate Ariel Ackerly calibrated the equipment and set up the Makerspace for scaled-up PPE production. Ackerly and Johnson anticipate being able to 3D print between 80-100 headbands per week.

Russell Library Host Nationally Touring Exhibition

Submitted by washnock on Fri, 04/05/2019

The stories of ordinary children who faced extraordinary circumstances can inspire children today to fight discrimination and intolerance. The Power of Children: Making a Difference, a new exhibition opening April 6th at Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies explores the lives of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White and their impact in making a positive difference in the world.

UGA Press and UGA Libraries Awarded NEH Grants

Submitted by amywatts on Thu, 04/04/2019

Congratulations to our folks who recently received National Endowment for the Humanities grants.

We were delighted to learn that the UGA Press and its partners (including Hargrett and DLG) will receive an NEH/Mellon Open Book Grant for the Georgia Open History Library. This project, in anticipation of the 250th anniversary of the United States, will allow for the digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 50 titles on the history of Georgia.

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will receive funds for the exhibit "NEH on the Road: Power of Children."

UGA Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards Applications Due April 6

Submitted by amywatts on Sun, 03/31/2019

Students can win a cash prize while getting help with their research paper through the annual Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards. The application deadline has been extended to April 6.

The prizes total $3,000 for students who write an essay and a bibliography about how a librarian helped them to complete a research inquiry. 

Students who have met with a librarian — remotely or in person — in the context of creating a historical thesis, policy paper, composition for piano, scientific study, or other research work for a class may complete the application.

Prizes will be awarded at the annual CURO Symposium April 21-24 which will be held virtually this spring.

For more information, see https://www.libs.uga.edu/researchaward.

Civic Knowledge, Civic Power 2019 to Explore Hot-Button Political Issues

Submitted by washnock on Thu, 03/28/2019

This April the Richard B. Russell Library invites attendees to dive into several topical, hot-button political issues during its annual Civic Knowledge, Civic Power series. This program seeks to bolster civic knowledge on campus and in the community by highlighting the critical role Congress plays in American politics and government. The series features short lectures and informal discussions led by faculty members from the UGA Department of Political Science as well as a keynote lecture delivered by Boston College Professor of History Dr. Heather Cox Richardson.    

MLC CLOSED due to COVID-19

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 03/25/2019

The Zell B. Miller Learning Center is closed to the public and campus community until further notice due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Libraries Extend Due Dates to July 1

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 03/13/2019

As part of the University of Georgia’s response to the COVID-19 situation, UGA Libraries have extended due dates for books and other materials checked out from the Libraries.

The extended due date for items in the Libraries’ collection is July 1.

For materials checked out through Inter-Library Loan, contact borrow@uga.edu.

Students who return to campus to retrieve their belongings may return their books via the drive-thru book drop in the Main Library parking lot, but this is NOT required.

All Libraries facilities will remain closed until further notice, but online resources and help are available. For more information, visit libs.uga.edu.

UGA Libraries Offer Online Assistance to Faculty, Students; Facilities Close During Instruction Break

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 03/13/2019

The University of Georgia Libraries remain UGA’s gateway to knowledge through digital resources and remote consultations with students, faculty and staff amid the campus’s transition to online instruction.

Starting Wednesday, March 17, all of the UGA Libraries’ facilities in Athens will be closed to the public through the university’s break in instruction. But librarians, archivists and professional staff will continue to provide services to faculty, students, and researchers in a variety of ways.

Our digital collection includes hundreds of research databases, more than 48,000 electronic journals, and approximately 400,000 full-text e-books, which can be searched remotely through libs.uga.edu. In addition, our special collections units provide access to thousands of digitized materials, from rare books and historic maps to newsfilm, oral histories and other assets.

The Russell Library Remembers Miss Eunice Mixon

Submitted by Ashton Ellett on Thu, 03/07/2019

Eunice L. Mixon, one of the most colorful characters in Georgia political history, passed away on November 22. She was laid to rest yesterday after a funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Tifton. “Miss Eunice,” a mainstay of civic life and Georgia politics for more than four decades, was 87 years old.

Although Mixon neither ran for nor held elective office herself, she backed and boosted the campaigns of many who did—usually while attired in pink and sporting a matching parasol. A ubiquitous presence in Georgia Democratic circles since the 1970s, she began working locally on behalf of Democratic candidates before becoming more involved at the statewide level. In that role, Mixon epitomized the sort of grassroots, retail politics familiar at the time.