The Russell Library Remembers Miss Eunice Mixon

Submitted by Ashton Ellett on Thu, 03/07/2019

Eunice L. Mixon, one of the most colorful characters in Georgia political history, passed away on November 22. She was laid to rest yesterday after a funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Tifton. “Miss Eunice,” a mainstay of civic life and Georgia politics for more than four decades, was 87 years old.

Although Mixon neither ran for nor held elective office herself, she backed and boosted the campaigns of many who did—usually while attired in pink and sporting a matching parasol. A ubiquitous presence in Georgia Democratic circles since the 1970s, she began working locally on behalf of Democratic candidates before becoming more involved at the statewide level. In that role, Mixon epitomized the sort of grassroots, retail politics familiar at the time.  

Access to archival materials at Special Collections Libraries limited Saturday, March 9

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 03/05/2019

The UGA campus will not have internet for most of the day on Saturday, March 9th.

At the Special Collections Libraries, this means we will not be able to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact us sclib@uga.edu or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.

For the other campus Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.

UGA will conduct network maintenance during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

 

UGA-wide network and information systems outage, March 9

Submitted by Deborah on Tue, 03/05/2019

The University of Georgia will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This means that both campus internet and campus information systems will be down, possibly all day.

For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.

Special Collections will also be affected. The outage will impact their ability to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact Special Collections at sclib@uga.edu or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.

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

 

GIL-Find Catalog

New Exhibit Offers a Look at Excellence in Children's Programming

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Wed, 02/27/2019

Celia Clark with exhibit
Exhibits Assistant Celia Clarke posed with the Sesame Street installation, on display through December 2019.

In 2019 Sesame Street, the longest running children’s show in television history, celebrates 50 years of educating and entertaining kids. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection celebrates the achievement this spring with a new exhibit highlighting this familiar address, along with other shows that pioneered excellence in children’s programming.

UGA Libraries Satisfaction Survey Now Open

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 02/01/2019

In ten minutes, you can shape the future of the University of Georgia Libraries. All faculty, staff, and students on campus are invited to participate in LibQUAL, a survey designed to gather library users’ opinions about the quality of library collections, services, and spaces. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win gift cards or free food coupons. The LibQUAL+® survey will be open February 4 - 18, and is available at libs.uga.edu/libqual.

What will your response help the UGA Libraries to accomplish next? For more information contact christof@uga.edu or visit https://guides.libs.uga.edu/libqual.

 

Author Tayari Jones to be honored in Athens Feb. 7

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 01/29/2019

The UGA Libraries host award-winning author Tayari Jones Feb. 7 in celebration of the paperback launch of An American Marriage. Jones was a 2018 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, but was unable to attend the fall ceremony.  The award will be presented at this event, which is co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop.

The program is from 7-9 p.m. at the Foundry Ballroom (295 E. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30606). Tickets are $22 and include a paperback copy of either An American Marriage or Silver Sparrow. Books will be distributed upon check-in to the event.

An American Marriage was selected for the The New York Times' and The Washington Post's Most Notable of 2018 lists and was named 2018 Book of the Year by Apple Books. TIME Magazine selected it as the 2018 Best Fiction of the Year

Special Collections Launches Student Docent Program

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Thu, 01/24/2019

student docent program web graphicDo you love history? Are you looking for an opportunity to work in museums and/or archives? Then look no further!
Apply to the Special Collections Student Docent Program today!

Our goal is to recruit UGA students who are committed to leading engaging tours of the Special Collections Building's exhibit galleries for visitors of all ages. Participants in the program will develop skills in archival research, public speaking, and community outreach. They will also gain valuable work experience in both archive and museum settings.