Submitted by Camie on Tue, 05/19/2020

A newly launched website for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies improves searchability for researchers and invites visitors to explore the Library’s collections, exhibits and events.

The site at libs.uga.edu/Russell features Art Rosenbaum’s Doors mural, a permanent feature in the Russell’s gallery at the UGA Special Collections Libraries, on the homepage banner. Search features connect users to the Library’s finding aids database as well as digital collections hosted by the Digital Library of Georgia and digital exhibits hosted by the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Updated request forms streamline the process for researchers who need help on campus or in remote settings as well as faculty members interested in archives-centered courses, workshops, and classroom instruction. Another form allows for the scheduling of group tours of the Special Collections Building galleries.

In addition, the site spotlights Russell Library donors and annual events such as Congress Week and the Georgia Disability History Symposium, while a new page lists employment and experiential learning opportunities for students. The site also includes important information regarding the Georgia Capitol Museum in Atlanta, a unit of the Russell Library. 

The project is the first in a phased redesign for all of the UGA Libraries’ special collections units’ websites.

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