GIS Day at Main Library

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 11/02/2017

The University of Georgia will celebrate the second annual GIS Day 10 am - 2 pm Nov. 15.

The event will feature lightning talks on real-world GIS applications, UGA Map and Government Information Library tours, internship information, and free snacks.  This year, the event will also feature a Mapathon and a Map Contest with prizes for the winners. The Mapathon will map Africa with PEPFAR in support of World AIDS Day. The Map Contest will judge student-produced maps on creativity, technicality, and clarity of content. To participate in the Mapathon, contact or search for “UGA Mapathon Marathon” at  To sign up for the Map Contest, visit  

Digital Library Hits 1 Million Newspaper Pages

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/24/2017

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is celebrating its 1 millionth digitized historic newspaper page. The premier issue of the Georgia Gazette, Georgia’s first newspaper, published from 1763-1776 in Savannah, will become the 1 millionth page of historic newspapers to be made freely available online through the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN): James Johnston, the first printer in Georgia, published the state’s first newspaper issue on April 7, 1763.

Public libraries around the state are being provided with printed materials, including  bookmarks, rack cards, and temporary tattoos, as well as a freely downloadable digital press kit to encourage local celebrations of the milestone.

2017 Ga Writers Hall of Fame events announced

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 10/19/2017

A scholar of southern culture and two poets will come together Nov.  5 to discuss their craft and more at the Author Discussion Series, a moderated panel discussion and  prelude to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 6.

Moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, University Professor Emeritus, of the UGA English department, the discussion will take place at 5 p.m.  in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.

Halloween books for kids in the CML

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 10/16/2017

The Curriculum Materials Library in 207 Aderhold has a huge collection of books for children of all ages--board books to Young Adult titles.

Here's a link to our list of Halloween titles.

Come to South Campus and see us. We also have puppets, kids' magazines (Highlights is not just for the dentist's office!), DVDs, games, and materials for the K-12 classroom. Sign into your Library account (use your UGA username & password) and get delivery to a library nearer to you. Click the Request link for delivery. We're open 8:00-8:00 M--Th, 8:00-5:00 Fridays, closed Saturday and open 1:00-5:00 on Sundays.

UGA Libraries sponsor Home Movie Day at the Russell Special Collections Libraries

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 10/04/2017

Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day Oct. 21 when National Home Movie Day 2017 will be observed  in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.

National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October.  The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.

The event will be 2-4 p.m. at the Richard b. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull Street, on the University of Georgia campus.  Free parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck. This year’s event is being sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries’ Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

Debate: Do Facts Still Matter?

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/03/2017

Do facts still matter? UGA Libraries and the Georgia Debate Union are co-hosting a debate on the status of facts in our political culture. The affirmative/pro side of the debate will be Facts matter more than fake news in contemporary society.

Where: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (271)

When: Wednesday, October 18th 7-8:30pm

Event URL:

Suggested Readings:

Snacks & Beverages provided

Hosted by:Georgia Debate Union & UGA Libraries

Soil conservation methods documented in collection of digitized photographs

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 09/29/2017

A collection of photographs documenting a variety of methods used by farmers and soil conservation scientists and engineers to prevent soil erosion have been added to the Digital Library of Georgia. Funding for this project was provided by Georgia HomePLACE, a unit of the Georgia Public Library Service.

The new collection, USDA Photo Collection, Columbia County, Georgia, is available at, and was made possible through a partnership between the Digital Library of Georgia, GeorgiaHomePLACE and the Columbia County Library in Evans, Georgia.

The U.S. in the First World War: Richard Shawn Faulkner – “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle”

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 09/25/2017

Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries. Faulkner will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.