UGA Libraries Calls for Community Curators 

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 06/01/2022

Share your story - cartoon graphicMusic lovers can contribute to the Georgia music story on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries. 

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, one of three special collections units at UGA, is preparing to open Georgia on My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music, an exhibition that explores the state’s music history through the genres, spaces, places and performers that have helped to define music in Georgia over time. The community is invited to curate a section of the exhibition, which is scheduled to open July 22.

2022 Lillian Smith Book Awards Recognize Short Story Collection, Nonfiction Book for Furthering Social Justice

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 05/25/2022

A celebrated book of short stories and a nonfiction book exploring racism encountered in transportation systems in America have been named the 2022 winners of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, which honor the top literary and scholarly works dedicated to issues of social justice.

UGA Press Acquires NewSouth Books

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 05/12/2022

The University of Georgia Press, a respected publisher of global scholarship, creative and literary works, and general interest books on the American South, announced today its acquisition of NewSouth Books.

Based in Montgomery, Alabama, NewSouth Books is an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights. NewSouth was launched in 2000 by Suzanne La Rosa and Randall Williams; La Rosa is the company’s publisher, Williams its editor-in-chief.

La Rosa will join UGA Press on July 1. She will publish 8-12 new titles annually under the NewSouth imprint at UGA Press. Williams will continue to edit selected titles and recommend works for acquisition.

UGA Libraries’ Pilot Open Access Publishing Fund to Benefit Graduate Students

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 04/19/2022

UGA Libraries has established a new fund that supports open access to knowledge while helping graduate student researchers fulfill their academic goals.

The pilot program provides funding for open access publication fees for graduate students whose research papers have been accepted by peer-reviewed academic journals. Those fees make research available freely online, but can be costly for students. The fund is a way for the Libraries to partner with other academic departments to enable that avenue of publication.

Students Win $300 Prizes in Libraries Research Contest

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 04/04/2022

University of Georgia students Thomas Russell and Dhriti Pentela are the 2021-2022 first prize winners of the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards. The awards, which acknowledge excellence in integrating library and archival research into a class paper or project, were announced April 4 at the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium at the Classic Center. 

Gore to Serve as Associate University Librarian at UGA

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 03/24/2022

Emily B. Gore, a leader in the field of digital librarianship, has been named associate university librarian of the University of Georgia Libraries. Gore will lead digital collections, data management, scholarly communication, and other initiatives to enhance the research, instruction, and service missions of the Libraries, beginning May 23.Photo of Emily Gore, a middle aged woman with blonde hair 

Delta Air Lines Documents Available Online Through the Digital Library of Georgia

Submitted by deborah on Wed, 03/23/2022

Historical records detailing the growth of one of the world’s largest airlines are available to the public online through the Digital Library of Georgia, thanks to a partnership between the Delta Flight Museum, the University of Georgia Libraries, and GALILEO.

The Flying D airplane and crew on the runway in 1950
The Flying D DC-6 propeller plane and crew on the runway in 1950

The collection contains Delta Air Lines’ digitized timetables, flight maps, and annual reports for the past century through its expansions, moves, and mergers with other airlines to become the aviation industry leader in the United States.