UGA Libraries’ Capturing Science Contest Encourages Creativity

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/17/2020

When most people think of climate science, their only visual reference is a disaster movie. But Alison Banks knows that things are more complicated. As she modeled scenarios in her work as a master’s student in geography, Banks was inspired to create her own representation of the possibilities.

With an image in her head that draws from Dante’s journey in “Inferno” through the circles of hell, Banks set to work on an art project that combines the positives and the negatives that could occur based on various models developed through her research.

The finished project earned Banks $1,000 and first place in the graduate student category of the Capturing Science Contest, sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and Office of Research.

Special Collections Fellows to Design Archives-Based Courses

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/17/2020

Twelve University of Georgia faculty members have been chosen as 2019-2020 Special Collections Fellows. The fifth cohort of the program represents six schools and colleges with interests ranging from art and education to social work and population health.

Sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the program guides faculty members as they develop courses that apply archives-centered pedagogy and allow their students to engage with the rich array of materials held in UGA’s three special
collections libraries.

Call for Student Participation in Research Behavior Survey

Submitted by amywatts on Fri, 02/07/2020

When you research a paper for a class, how do you go about doing it? Do you ask a friend or professor? Do you start with Google and then a library database, or vice-versa? Do you do your research in a coffee shop? The library? The bathroom?

UGA Libraries is interested in learning about how you interact with information when you research. Through February 17, UGA Libraries is conducting a research study on information behavior. All you have to do to help us out is fill out a quick survey:

tinyurl.com/sdg5q7f

UGA Network and Internet Outage, January 25

Submitted by Kristin on Thu, 01/23/2020

The University of Georgia will conduct campus-wide network maintenance on Saturday, January 25 from 6:00 a.m. - midnight. As a result, there will 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, this means that you will not be able to log into our computers or use the wireless. 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 if you are using a *non-UGA internet service provider* at the following URLs:

GIL-Find Catalog

UGA Libraries to host book reading for Grady alum Oakley

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 01/13/2020

Author Colleen Oakley will return to her alma mater to read from her latest novel.

The book event will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the University of Georgia’s Miller Learning Center. Sponsored by UGA’s Libraries, the event is free and open to the public, and a light reception will follow.

Oakley’s latest novel, You Were There Too, is one of O Magazine’s Top 22 Romance Books of 2020, a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review and a Library Reads January 2020 pick. Oakley will read from the book and sign copies afterward.

Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award Helps Students Grow As Scholars

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 12/12/2019

With a librarian’s help, Isabell Ott’s research project grew exponentially into a complete history of an understudied group of viruses comprised of 300 sources of information. Jeri Sasser learned sophisticated methods for an extensive literature search that are key to her new adventures in graduate school, and Lauren Boyd discovered new sources and new ways of thinking critically that lead to summer field research in Baja Big Sur, Mexico.

These three students are just a few examples of the influence that the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award has had on students in the past year.

Since 2007, the Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) has encouraged and
rewarded research excellence and growth as a scholar.

Museum Space at UGA Libraries Named for Ted Turner

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 12/06/2019

The exhibition hall in the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be named in honor of CNN founder, environmentalist and longtime Atlantan Ted Turner, subject to UGA Cabinet approval, thanks in part to a $550,000 donation made by WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner), an entertainment and media conglomerate that merged with Turner Broadcasting in 1996.

Announcement of the donation was made on Friday at a ceremony in Atlanta at WarnerMedia’s Techwood campus, which was dedicated to Ted Turner. The gift amount includes $50,000 to establish the Ted Turner Scholarship Fund, which will be matched by the UGA Foundation to endow need-based scholarships to incoming students in the university’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.