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
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.
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.
The University of Georgia Libraries has launched a website redesign, giving a fresh look and better mobile functionality for patrons and researchers accessing a vast array of electronic academic resources.
The website, located at libs.uga.edu, includes streamlined menu options and updated homepage design to highlight library hours and services, study space options, and special collections events and exhibits. Most of all, the new design furthers the website’s mission to provide access to the Libraries’ electronic resources, which results in UGA students and faculty conducting as many as 11 million annual database searches and downloading 5.5 million full-text articles annually.
This Open Access Week, UGA Libraries proudly announces a new read and publish agreement with a major academic publisher, covering fees for faculty and students whose articles are published open access with the Association for Computing Machinery.
The deal is one of a growing number of transformative agreements for the University of Georgia Libraries that couples patron access to read academic journals with article processing fees required to publish research in an open access publication.
The addition of the Association for Computing Machinery, which publishes more than 50 peer-reviewed journals devoted to the fields of technology, artificial intelligence, and computing, brings the total number of open access publishing opportunities to more than 1,800.
“Open access publishing unlocks knowledge, and allows researchers to share their work with scholars around the globe,” said Camila Livio, scholarly communications librarian for UGA Libraries.
The University of Georgia Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite full-time UGA faculty from all disciplines to apply to participate in the 2024 Special Collections Libraries Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., January 16, 2024.
Now in its tenth year, the program brings together a select group of UGA faculty to explore archives-based learning as a high-impact active learning practice through intensive workshops with specialists from the University’s three special collections units and representatives from the Center for Teaching and Learning. Seventy-five faculty from across campus have completed the program.
The Georgia Review and other University of Georgia partners will host a unique performance experience that explores issues of destruction and racial justice through the medium of dance wrecking.
The free event brings dancers from around the nation to perform My body as the topic coming around again, by choreographer Rebecca Pappas. Attendees are invited to drop by some time between 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. to follow the choreographic process in action. The performance and conversation begin at 6 p.m., followed by a reception, all slated to be held at the Lamar Dodd School of Art atrium.
Imagine unearthing something strange from a cold basement. In October, that short description might conjure up a spooky image, although archival work at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries is more enlightening than eerie.
This Halloween season, an event combines the archives with the melodrama during a special screening of a B-horror classic film, along with archival images from the genre preserved within UGA’s Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the nation’s third largest publicly accessible media library.
In 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak put the brakes on visits to UGA Special Collections Libraries, where an exhibit was set to take Georgians on a road trip through the history and politics of the state’s interstate highways.