Stall Street Journal - New issue available for home delivery

Submitted by amywatts on Tue, 03/31/2020

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 on 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' Undergraduate Research Awards Applications Due April 6

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 03/31/2020

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.

A Message from the University Librarian: Our Commitment to Digital Learning

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 03/30/2020

Dear faculty,

As we all learn to navigate a new virtual landscape at the University of Georgia, the UGA Libraries remain your gateway to knowledge through our digital resources, remote consultations and classes, and other online services.

Here are some ways that the Libraries can help, especially as you conduct your online classes.

Digital resources

The Libraries’ digital collection includes hundreds of research databases, over 48,000 electronic journals, and approximately 400,000 full-text e-books.

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

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 03/13/2020

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.

Libraries Extend Due Dates to July 1

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 03/13/2020

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.

UGA Libraries Offer Spring Break Hours

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 03/06/2020

During the University of Georgia’s spring break March 7-15, students, faculty and staff may continue to visit UGA Libraries, although various locations will operate on a different schedule.

The Main Library on North Campus and the Science Library on South Campus will close on Sunday, March 8 and reopen 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13. The locations will return to normal business hours on Saturday, March 14.

UGA Internet/Network Outage: March 7

Submitted by Kristin on Wed, 03/04/2020

The University of Georgia will conduct campus-wide network maintenance on Saturday, March 7 from 6:00 a.m. - midnight. As a result, there may be intermittent outages of campus Internet access and information systems. Since the exact timing of outages on Saturday will be unpredictable, please assume that online resources will be unavailable. 

For the Libraries, if the network is down you will not be able to log into our computers or use the wireless network. Our systems (e.g., websites, databases, e-journals) will be inaccessible from campus. 

You will still be able to check out books.

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

The GIL-Find library catalog will be searchable at https://bit.ly/2tSilo1. You will not be able to log into your account, renew books online, or place requests when the network is down.

Exhibit at UGA Special Collections Building Explores How Interstates Paved the Future

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 02/26/2020

The construction of interstate highways transformed the landscape of the United States of America during the second half of the 20th century; the process also altered the economy, politics, and culture of the country.

A new exhibition on display at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries explores the origins and impact of these roads in Georgia with a focus on the political compromises and fiscal policies that made them possible.

UGA Collaboration Earns National Council on Public History Award

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/24/2020

A University of Georgia collaboration that presented Georgia’s incarceration history in an exhibition and on stage is being honored as one of the top public history projects in the nation.

Archivists with UGA’s special collections libraries partnered with theatre and dance faculty on campus and at Spelman College to engage students in an exploration of reports, correspondence, newsfilm, photographs and other original materials from archival collections documenting the history of convict labor in Georgia. Over the course of three semesters, students and faculty created a devised theatrical performance grounded in that history.