UGA Libraries is marking Black History Month this February by sharing e-resources and other unique materials about African American contributions through scavenger hunts at the largest campus library locations.
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.
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:
Get started early on research for my thesis or publication.
Selected by statewide cultural heritage stakeholders and funded by the Digital Library of Georgia’s competitive digitization grant program, a compelling collection of scrapbooks and photos spanning the years 192
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.
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.
UGA EITS will conduct network maintenance that will result in periodic, intermittent outages of campus Internet access and campus information systems on Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. until midnight.
This work is expected to impact library users on campus and online.
The University of Georgia Libraries now offers the Journal of Visualized Experiments to UGA faculty, staff, and students. The often-requested database contains a trove of well-researched, peer-reviewed videos that delve into a wide range of academic topics.
The tool contains videos introducing key concepts and techniques for instruction and lab settings that can be helpful for on-boarding students and more. In all, the database contains more than 15,000 peer-reviewed research videos with new additions coming each year.
The educational videos hit on topics from biosciences, chemistry to engineering, environmental sciences, genetics, medicine, and neuroscience.
To access the Journal of Visualized Experiments, login to libs.uga.edu with your myID and search the A-Z database.
On These Grounds: Slavery and the University of Georgia, a new digital resource available through the Hargrett Library, highlights the role of slavery on campus and the lives of the enslaved as documented in University Archives, Digital Library of Georgia, and other Libraries resources. This project is part of a nationwide collaboration for universities to identify and describe records of slavery on their campuses and was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
UGA Libraries has established a new fund that supports open access to knowledge while helping graduate student researchers fulfill their academic goals.
The pilot program provides funding for open access publication fees for graduate students whose research papers have been accepted by peer-reviewed academic journals. Those fees make research available freely online, but can be costly for students. The fund is a way for the Libraries to partner with other academic departments to enable that avenue of publication.