News about specific libraries.

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 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.

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.

Winter 2019 Issue of The Georgia Review Now Available

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 01/08/2020

The latest issue of The Georgia Review, Winter 2019, is now available for purchase. Featuring 250 pages of original poetry, fiction, essays, and book reviews, some of the issue’s highlights include a tribute to the late Toni Morrison, an innovative poetry project presenting the words of Hong Kong protesters, a new story by novelist Tiphanie Yanique, an essay by conservationist Susan Cerulean, and an art folio of work by Atlanta-based artist Michi Meko. The Winter issue is the first curated by new editor-in-chief Gerald Maa, who took leadership of the Review after the July retirement of longtime editor Stephen Corey.

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.