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

UGA Charter to be on display for Founders' Day

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 01/16/2019

The annual display of the UGA Charter will be Jan. 28  through Feb. 2 to mark Founders' Day (Jan. 27), the anniversary of the document's signing. To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year in the Hargrett Library of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Freda Scott Giles, UGA associate professor emeritus of theater and film studies and African-American studies, will present this year's Founders' Day Lecture on "W.E.B. Du Bois: Dramatist” at 1:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.

Capturing Science Contest Winners Announced

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 01/16/2019

CAPTURING SCIENCE CONTEST LOGOWinners of the second annual Capturing Science Contest, which challenges UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre, have been announced.

A variety of disciplines were represented in the 36 submissions covering STEM concepts. Students submitted games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Entries were evaluated by judges according to the following criteria: clarity of expression, creativity, and appeal to a broad audience.

The Affordable Course Materials Grants program sponsored by the Provost's Office

Submitted by burright on Wed, 01/16/2019

The Provost's Office is offering the newly created Affordable Course Materials Grants program to encourage the adoption of free and low cost course materials. Faculty will have the opportunity to apply for a $5,000 grant to develop an Open Education Resource (OER). The Grants program is administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the UGA Libraries, and invite faculty applications by February 20, 2019.

Please see details for the Grants program and how to apply: https://tinyurl.com/AffordableUGA. 

Please see the full announcement in UGA Today: https://news.uga.edu/affordable-course-materials-grant/

 

Thanksgiving Break Hours - Main and Science Libraries

Submitted by MaryP on Mon, 11/19/2018

The Libraries will operate with shortened hours for the Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving Break hours for the Main and Science Libraries are:

  • Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20 - 8am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 21 - 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday, November 22 - CLOSED
  • Friday, November 23 - 12pm to 6pm

On Saturday, November 24, the Libraries will be closed for the home football game - UGA vs. GA Tech. The outside book drop at the Main Library will be locked.

The Libraries will resume their regular Fall semester hours on Sunday, November 25.

Nov 14 is GIS Day!

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 11/12/2018

 GIS Day is set for Wednesday Nov. 14 at the Main Library and will take place from 10-2. 

There will be a variety of activities, including lightning talks, drone demonstrations, an augmented reality sandbox, and a Mapathon. We'll also have tables featuring campus and local organizations, as well as snacks (and cake!)