Miller Learning Center

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. 

Stress-Break Activities Offered to Students During Finals

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Finals can be stressful for students, but UGA librarians and staff hope to ease the week with a series of activities and stress-break challenges.

Beginning on Monday, Dec. 4, students can take inspirational notes at the entrances of UGA's busiest study buildings, the Main Library, McBay Science Library, and Miller Learning Center. Each note has a stress break challenge on the back, featuring a five to 15 minute activity, from visiting a meditation app offered free through UGA Well-Being Resources to getting hydrating or stretching. In addition, break stations will be available with activities such as coloring, origami, and poetry, giving students options for breaks even into the late-night hours at the study spots.

The week will also include events to take a break and destress.

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.

Network Maintenance May Impact Library Services Oct.1

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Network maintenance work may effect library services on Sunday, Oct. 1. The work is part of regularly scheduled maintenance by the UGA EITS Office, and may cause periodic outages in electronic systems and resources across campus and via online platforms.

Because access to UGA Libraries databases and research materials are dependent on SSO access, there may be periods where full-text articles and other services are not available, both on campus and off campus. 

For visitors to the Main Library, McBay Science Library, and Miller Learning Center, wifi may be unavailable, which can impact services such as WEPA printing and internet access on laptops and computers. Outages may impact landline telephones and elevators, and group study room occupancy sensors will be off-line.

Group Study Room Locator Launches at UGA’s busy Miller Learning Center

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Finding a group study room at the University of Georgia will be a little easier this fall, thanks to a new Group Study Room Locator system installed at the busiest academic building on campus, the Miller Learning Center.

Large digital screens on each floor of the building display how many of the 95 group study rooms are available at any given time. Maps will show a red dot if the room is occupied and a green one if it is empty, while a quick-finder lists information to determine which area of the building has the most availability. The solution enables students to find an area with the most availability without having to scour all four floors.

Libraries Awards Showcase Students Who Took Research Papers to the Next Level

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With a little help from a University of Georgia librarian, Jake Reinhart’s computer science project concluded with a good grade — plus with a patent for a new device, an academic paper under consideration for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and a few hundred dollars in his pocket.

Reinhart, a management information systems major at UGA, was named a winner of the Libraries Undergraduate Research Award, a contest open to any student who has a private consultation with a librarian for help with a research project.

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.

Spring Break, EITS Maintenance Impact March Services

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Due to Spring Break and an upcoming network maintenance, library patrons may notice changes to service hours and access.

On Sunday, March 5, all library locations will be closed, and EITS maintenance may cause disruptions to online services the same day. This can include the ability to log in to the website at libs.uga.edu to access e-books and databases and place holds on books through the library's catalog.

Intersession hours will be in place for March 6-10. For the Main and McBay Libraries, locations will be open 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., with service returning to regular hours on Saturday, March 11.

The Miller Learning Center will be closed Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 and will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. March 6-10 before closing for Saturday March 11 and returning to 24 hour operations beginning Sunday March 12 at 1 p.m.