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

Special Collections Launches Student Docent Program

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Thu, 01/24/2019

student docent program web graphicDo you love history? Are you looking for an opportunity to work in museums and/or archives? Then look no further!
Apply to the Special Collections Student Docent Program today!

Our goal is to recruit UGA students who are committed to leading engaging tours of the Special Collections Building's exhibit galleries for visitors of all ages. Participants in the program will develop skills in archival research, public speaking, and community outreach. They will also gain valuable work experience in both archive and museum settings.

Capturing Science Contest Winners Announced

Submitted by Chandler Christoffel on Fri, 01/18/2019

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.

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/