UGA Libraries Seed Grants Support Scholarship in the Humanities

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Three UGA professors have been named the inaugural recipients of UGA Libraries’ Fairchild-Holcomb Awards for Innovation in the Humanities. The seed grants, totaling $8,600, will kick-start projects aimed at creating educational materials and a podcast or documentary drawing upon archival materials from UGA’s Special Collections Libraries.

UGA Special Collections Archivist Recognized by Georgia Association of Museums

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UGA Special Collections Libraries were highlighted as part of the Georgia Association of Museums Conference, held in Athens this January.

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In addition to several workshops and tours hosted by our archivists, the conference featured Ryan Lewis, the Georgia Music Exhibit Coordinator for the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as the keynote speaker for the event. 

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.

‘An art show or a science exhibit’: UGA Exhibit on Coral Displays History, Ecology of Ocean Creatures

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Part history lesson, part ecological treasure trove, a new exhibit on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries explores the marine lives of coral and the expeditions and efforts to document the curious creatures over centuries, from Darwin to modern day.

Free Access to Chronicle Offered by UGA Libraries

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In 2024, members of the University of Georgia community can read up on the latest issues and trends facing universities with free access to the Chronicle of Higher Education, provided by UGA Libraries.

Per the agreement, users will automatically connect to on campus. For off-campus access, faculty, students, and staff can create a free account using their UGA e-mail address. Through their account, they can also subscribe to daily and weekly newsletters. 

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. 

UGA Librarian To Serve in National Leadership Roles

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UGA Librarian To Serve in National Leadership Roles 

Deputy University Librarian Emily Gore will represent the University of Georgia on two national committees devoted to emerging research issues, including open access to data.

Gore, who oversees UGA Libraries’ efforts on collections, discovery, data and digital scholarship, was elected to the steering committee of SPARC, a consortium of 250 libraries and academic organizations in North America with affiliated coalitions throughout the globe that advocates for equitable and open systems for research and education. 

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.