A traveling exhibit featuring photos from the Civil Rights Movement will be on display this summer at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries.
A construction project this summer at the University of Georgia’s McBay Science Library may disrupt quiet study for a time, yet access to books and library services will continue throughout the construction period.
The project entails upgrades to the library’s entryway, service desk, and entry floor study spaces, and is expected to be completed prior to the beginning of the fall semester. In addition, the work includes a permanent exhibit to honor Shirley Mathis McBay, the first Black student to receive a doctorate from UGA and national leader in promoting quality STEM education for people of color.
Music lovers can contribute to the Georgia music story on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries.
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, one of three special collections units at UGA, is preparing to open Georgia on My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music, an exhibition that explores the state’s music history through the genres, spaces, places and performers that have helped to define music in Georgia over time. The community is invited to curate a section of the exhibition, which is scheduled to open July 22.
On Thursday, June 16th at 6 p.m., the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will induct Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jericho Brown into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Brown will deliver a poetry reading and participate in a Q&A discussion; a light reception will follow.
2022 Lillian Smith Book Awards Recognize Short Story Collection, Nonfiction Book for Furthering Social Justice
A celebrated book of short stories and a nonfiction book exploring racism encountered in transportation systems in America have been named the 2022 winners of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, which honor the top literary and scholarly works dedicated to issues of social justice.
The University of Georgia Press, a respected publisher of global scholarship, creative and literary works, and general interest books on the American South, announced today its acquisition of NewSouth Books.
Based in Montgomery, Alabama, NewSouth Books is an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights. NewSouth was launched in 2000 by Suzanne La Rosa and Randall Williams; La Rosa is the company’s publisher, Williams its editor-in-chief.
La Rosa will join UGA Press on July 1. She will publish 8-12 new titles annually under the NewSouth imprint at UGA Press. Williams will continue to edit selected titles and recommend works for acquisition.
Join The Georgia Review for a special event to mark the literary journal's 75th anniversary, celebrate our success with the National Magazine Awards, and honor our interns in the University of Georgia Experiential Learning Program.
UGA Libraries has established a new fund that supports open access to knowledge while helping graduate student researchers fulfill their academic goals.
The pilot program provides funding for open access publication fees for graduate students whose research papers have been accepted by peer-reviewed academic journals. Those fees make research available freely online, but can be costly for students. The fund is a way for the Libraries to partner with other academic departments to enable that avenue of publication.
The Georgia Review, a literary journal based at the UGA Libraries, was awarded the 2022 American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Award for Fiction at an awards ceremony April 5.
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.