New Group Study Rooms Open at the Main Library

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 08/15/2019

A renovation of the University of Georgia Main Library brings the total number of small group study rooms across campus to more than 100.

The summer transformation of the Main Library’s first floor includes an additional 28 glass-walled rooms for small groups to discuss course materials. The rooms feature workspaces with white boards and power outlets, and the project also includes a larger room designed for groups of 12 to 15 people.

As part of the project, the Main Library is piloting a program to notify students of open group study spaces through a digital sign and web portal. The rooms may be utilized on a first-come, first-served basis, although the larger Barr Seminar Room may be reserved in advance.

Intermittent Google Scholar access problems

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 04/26/2019

UGA users are having intermittent problems accessing Google Scholar. The Google Scholar search box on our homepage directs all Google Scholar searches through our proxy server, so that it recognizes you are coming from UGA and shows you links to full text articles provided by UGA Libraries. Unfortunately, in some cases Google Scholar is blocking these searches and displaying an " Invalid domain for site key" error message. You may also experience it if you start at https://scholar.google.com, rather than the Libraries homepage.

This problem is being experienced by other libraries as well. We believe it's a Google Scholar problem, but we are continuing to try to find a solution.

There are a couple of options you can try, which might work to get you in:
 

Option 1: Add our institutional ID to your search:

First, close your browser window and start a new session.

Access to archival materials at Special Collections Libraries limited Saturday, March 9

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 03/05/2019

The UGA campus will not have internet for most of the day on Saturday, March 9th.

At the Special Collections Libraries, this means we will not be able to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact us sclib@uga.edu or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.

For the other campus Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.

UGA will conduct network maintenance during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

 

UGA-wide network and information systems outage, March 9

Submitted by Deborah on Tue, 03/05/2019

The University of Georgia will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This means that both campus internet and campus information systems will be down, possibly all day.

For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.

Special Collections will also be affected. The outage will impact their ability to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact Special Collections at sclib@uga.edu or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.

GIL and GALILEO will only be accessible if you are using a *non-UGA internet service provider* at the following URLs:

 

GIL-Find Catalog

UGA Libraries Satisfaction Survey Now Open

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 02/01/2019

In ten minutes, you can shape the future of the University of Georgia Libraries. All faculty, staff, and students on campus are invited to participate in LibQUAL, a survey designed to gather library users’ opinions about the quality of library collections, services, and spaces. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win gift cards or free food coupons. The LibQUAL+® survey will be open February 4 - 18, and is available at libs.uga.edu/libqual.

What will your response help the UGA Libraries to accomplish next? For more information contact christof@uga.edu or visit https://guides.libs.uga.edu/libqual.

 

Author Tayari Jones to be honored in Athens Feb. 7

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 01/29/2019

The UGA Libraries host award-winning author Tayari Jones Feb. 7 in celebration of the paperback launch of An American Marriage. Jones was a 2018 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, but was unable to attend the fall ceremony.  The award will be presented at this event, which is co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop.

The program is from 7-9 p.m. at the Foundry Ballroom (295 E. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30606). Tickets are $22 and include a paperback copy of either An American Marriage or Silver Sparrow. Books will be distributed upon check-in to the event.

An American Marriage was selected for the The New York Times' and The Washington Post's Most Notable of 2018 lists and was named 2018 Book of the Year by Apple Books. TIME Magazine selected it as the 2018 Best Fiction of the Year

UGA Charter to be on display for Founders' Day

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 01/16/2019

The annual display of the UGA Charter will be Jan. 28  through Feb. 2 to mark Founders' Day (Jan. 27), the anniversary of the document's signing. To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year in the Hargrett Library of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Freda Scott Giles, UGA associate professor emeritus of theater and film studies and African-American studies, will present this year's Founders' Day Lecture on "W.E.B. Du Bois: Dramatist” at 1:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.

Capturing Science Contest Winners Announced

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 01/16/2019

CAPTURING SCIENCE CONTEST LOGOWinners of the second annual Capturing Science Contest, which challenges UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre, have been announced.

A variety of disciplines were represented in the 36 submissions covering STEM concepts. Students submitted games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Entries were evaluated by judges according to the following criteria: clarity of expression, creativity, and appeal to a broad audience.

The Affordable Course Materials Grants program sponsored by the Provost's Office

Submitted by burright on Wed, 01/16/2019

The Provost's Office is offering the newly created Affordable Course Materials Grants program to encourage the adoption of free and low cost course materials. Faculty will have the opportunity to apply for a $5,000 grant to develop an Open Education Resource (OER). The Grants program is administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the UGA Libraries, and invite faculty applications by February 20, 2019.

Please see details for the Grants program and how to apply: https://tinyurl.com/AffordableUGA. 

Please see the full announcement in UGA Today: https://news.uga.edu/affordable-course-materials-grant/