University Librarian, Russell Director Appointed to State Advisory Council

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 07/16/2021

Two University of Georgia Libraries leaders have been reappointed to the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council.

Gov. Brian Kemp recently named University Librarian P. Toby Graham to the 12-member advisory board, along with Sheryl Vogt, director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, one of the Libraries’ three special collections units.

UGA Libraries Announce Summer 2021 Hours

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 05/07/2021

UGA Libraries will be open and ready to serve the campus community throughout the summer. Librarians, archivists and staff will be available for help, research consultations and other activities — both in person and online — for students, faculty, and others, whether they are taking summer classes, preparing for the fall semester, working on independent projects, or have other needs.

Fourteen UGA Faculty Chosen for Special Collections Fellows Program

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 04/05/2021

Fourteen University of Georgia faculty members will collaborate with UGA Libraries archivists this May to design learning opportunities for students using historical materials, as part of the 2021 Special Collections Libraries Fellows program.

From finance to film studies, the sixth cohort of the program reflects the broadest range of academic disciplines in the program’s history, reaching faculty from eight schools and colleges and 13 academic departments. The group exemplifies the wide range of materials that students and researchers can explore in the Libraries’ three special collections units.

Russell Library Hosts AJC Journalist for Congress Week Discussion

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 03/24/2021

To mark Congress Week, UGA’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a virtual event featuring Atlanta Journal-Constitution senior reporter Tamar Hallerman, who will discuss her work as a journalist covering politics and Congress in Washington.

The April 8 event is scheduled for 1 p.m. via Zoom Webinar, and is free and open to students, faculty, and the community.

Association of College and Research Libraries Recognizes Special Collections Faculty Member

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 03/24/2021

A UGA Libraries faculty member has received a distinguished service award from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association for her work to connect researchers and students to Georgia political history.

Jill Severn, access and outreach archivist for the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, has been awarded the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, which is presented annually to an academic or law librarian whose research or activities have contributed to information service in law or political science.

Hargrett Hours Exhibit Details Students’ Research

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 02/05/2021

It’s one thing to read and study medieval stories, but it’s another for students to touch, translate and research 600-year-old manuscripts. Thanks to an innovative series of classes called The Hargrett Hours Project hosted at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, students had that opportunity, and now their work is on display in the building’s galleries.

An exhibit, “The Hargrett Hours: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts,” presents the insights students gained while investigating medieval manuscripts in the collections of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The display includes original items from the collections, dating back centuries, as well as the findings from the students’ in-depth study of a Book of Hours.

UGA’s Desegregation History on Display at Main Library

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 01/11/2021

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of Georgia, the Main Library at UGA is hosting an exhibit that chronicles the historic events of 1961, when Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter (now Hunter-Gault) became the first African American students admitted to the university.

Honored guests, including the Holmes family and members of the UGA Black Alumni Council, were among the first to tour the exhibit, entitled Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA, on the day it opened, Jan. 9, 2021, the 60th anniversary of Holmes’ and Hunter’s enrollment.

UGA Libraries Serving Students, Faculty Online and In Person Through End of Fall Semester

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 11/12/2020

Students and faculty in the University of Georgia community can continue to take advantage of library services after the Thanksgiving transition to online classes, whether in Athens or at home in another state.

In addition to online resources and virtual consultations with librarians and archivists, library facilities, including the Miller Learning Center, will remain available to students, faculty, staff, and the community through the remainder of the year and into the spring semester.