New UGA Libraries Website

Submitted by Deborah on Tue, 01/03/2017

The UGA Libraries now has a new website!

Our goals for this redesign were to reduce clutter, put the things that people use most front and center, and make the site easier to navigate and more visually appealing. If you can't find something that used to be on the homepage, check out the menu at the top of the page, or ask us.

Please check out the site and share your feedback with us.

Deborah Stanley
UGA Libraries Web Editor

Media archivists to discuss Foxfire exhibit on GPB

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 12/09/2016

Mary Miller, with the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, and Kimberly Ellis, a UGA graduate student in Historic Preservation and student employee in Media, will be guests on GPB’s On Second Thought, a one-hour, daily news talk show that airs at 9 a.m.

Miller and Ellis will be discussing the current “Foxfire: 50 years of Cultural Journalism Documenting Folk Life in the North Georgia Mountains”  exhibit at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Foxfire, a project begun to inspire North Georgia students that gained national attention, illustrates the concept of “experiential learning,” a popular theory in higher education. Ellis curated the exhibit, along with her fellow grad student, Dixie Gallups, as part of their work in the Media Archives and an example of “experiential learning” in action.

Thanksgiving break hours for Main and Science Libraries

Submitted by amywatts on Fri, 11/18/2016

The Libraries will be operating with shorter hours for the Thanksgiving Break as follows:

Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22 – 8am to 6pm
Wednesday, November 23 – 8am to 5pm
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day) – CLOSED
Friday, November 25 – 12pm to 6pm

The Libraries will be closed on Saturday, November 26th for the home football game – Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

Regular Fall semester hours resume on Sunday, November 27th.

UGA celebrates inaugural GIS Day, Nov. 16

Submitted by amywatts on Sat, 11/05/2016

The University of Georgia will host its first GIS Day at UGA to showcase how students and faculty use geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualize, analyze and interpret data in teaching, research and outreach  Nov. 16 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Main Library

The event will feature a drone demonstration, lightening talks on real-world GIS applications, UGA Map and Government Information Library tours, information on internship opportunities, and booths highlighting projects from diverse departments and organizations around campus. Light snacks and interactive activities will also be provided.

GIS refers to software that captures, analyzes, displays and shares spatial or geographical data. Through maps, spatial modeling, and other applications, GIS provides critical information for public health, government planning, neighborhood real estate, national defense, business, transportation and many more fields.

Fall Exhibits Reception at UGA Special Collections promises history, drama

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 11/02/2016

Three governors of Georgia

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia will host a reception celebrating new exhibitions on display Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival, the event will include light refreshments, live music, and an interactive student performance. The reception is free and open to the public.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Nov 7

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 10/26/2016

Five new members, including the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 7 at the University of Georgia Libraries.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This year’s honorees include humorist Roy Blount Jr., novelist Brainard Cheney, social activist Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, short-story writer James Alan McPherson and journalist Bill Shipp.

“The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame events are always a highlight of the year for the UGA Libraries,” said P. Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost. “We consider it a privilege to recognize the contributions of Georgia writers to the world of literature and beyond.”

Panel commemorates 50th anniversary of Foxfire this Wednesday

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 10/24/2016

In honor of its 50th anniversary, a panel will discuss “Foxfire at Fifty: Stories of Culture” on Oct. 26, at 11:15 a.m. at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The panel is sponsored by the Office of Outreach, Engagement, and Service in the College of Education; Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication; and the Special Collections Libraries.

“The Foxfire Magazine” is a bi-annual publication written by students at Rabun Gap High School in Tiger, Georgia, about the community, culture and citizens in southern Appalachia. The magazine was created 50 years ago to engage English students in writing about subjects of interest to them. Over the years, Foxfire has expanded to include a book collection of anthologies and a museum, as well.