Libraries

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UGA Libraries Welcomes New Leaders

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The University of Georgia Libraries are pleased to announce the naming of three new leaders who join University Librarian and Associate Provost Toby Graham in providing direction-setting and oversight for the libraries.

Newest to UGA is Sara Wright who started her role as Associate University Librarian for Learning Services and Academic Engagement in January. Wright formerly served as director of Cornell University’s Mann & Science Cluster Libraries, and her career at Cornell included stints as Academic Technology Librarian; Head of User Services and Engagement; and Head of Learning, Spaces, and Technology.

UGA Libraries Offer Help to Reach 2024 Resolutions

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As UGA students and faculty set their 2024 New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to remind you that UGA Libraries have the resources and services to help you reach your academic goals. Through the Libraries, you can access tools to enhance your research, take your projects to the next level, and reach your next steps.

Here are a few examples of how we can help you achieve your 2024 resolutions:

  1. Get started early on research for my thesis or publication. 

McBay Renovation Update: How to Access Materials

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McBay Renovation Update: How to Access Materials

At a critical stage in the preparation for renovations, some science-related materials will take longer than normal for patrons to check out, but UGA librarians are hard at work to ease the process.

As part of the project to replace the McBay Science Library’s aging climate control and lighting systems and improve study space for students, the fourth floor has been closed for the academic year with materials available to be retrieved by library staff. From Nov. 1 through March 2024 those books and journals will be unavailable due to a relocation process.

New Zoom Booths Open for Reservations at MLC, McBay Library

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A new space option at two of UGA’s largest study spaces provides students with privacy while they attend virtual meetings or take proctored exams.

Six new Zoom Booths have been installed at the Miller Learning Center and the McBay Science Library. The small glass-walled booths are available via online registration for special uses, such as virtual job interviews.

Spring Into Research Classes Teach Skills to Help Students' Research Blossom

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From technology and data tips to conquering imposter syndrome, UGA students can learn the skills they need to allow their research to blossom through the Spring Into Research workshop series, presented by UGA Libraries. 

The free online classes will familiarize students with the tools and services available online and on campus that can help you with your research. Whether you need tips on finding relevant research for your literature review or you are looking for new technologies to enhance your work, we have a session for you.

These free classes are open to all students and may be especially helpful for graduate students, with sessions specializing on data and citation management as well as other skills key to preparing a dissertation or thesis.

Free Knit/Crochet Classes Offered by UGA Libraries

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Resolve to learn a new skill in 2023? UGA librarians are offering a new set of free workshops for students interested in learning to knit or crochet.

The January classes, held at the Miller Learning Center and the Makerspace at the McBay Science Library, are set at a beginner level and include a limited amount of supplies to take home.

The MLC classes will be held January 24 and 26, and feature free yarn, patterns, and needles or hooks along with a raffle prize. The drop in events are both scheduled for 3:30 p.m. with no limit on attendance. Space is more limited in the Makerspace series, to be held January 27 and February 3.

Information about the workshops can be found here: https://guides.libs.uga.edu/knitting. The page also includes other resources to help you learn about yarn crafts. Happy knitting!

UGA Libraries Hours In December, January

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A number of UGA Libraries will operate under limited hours during the intersession period between the fall and spring semesters, with all locations closed for winter break beginning Dec. 24, reopening Jan. 3.

Intersession hours will be in place at the Main Library, McBay Science Library, and Miller Learning Center beginning Wednesday, Dec. 14, which means that the locations will not be open for the usual night hours. The MLC will be closed during weekends, and all locations will be closed on Sundays until classes resume on Jan. 9.