The Georgia Review to Receive $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 01/25/2023

The Georgia Review is pleased to announce we have been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $10,000. This grant will offset costs for a year’s worth of publication, which includes author payments and production costs. This grant is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants. 

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson. “Projects such as this one with The Georgia Review strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

Libraries Website Redesign - Give Us Your Feedback

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 01/24/2023

The UGA Libraries invites patrons to provide feedback on its website to ensure that user needs are at the center of a redesign project.

Members of the UGA community, including faculty, staff, and students, can participate in the project by filling out a short survey, found online at http://tinyurl.com/ugalibrarywebsite.

The open-ended questions allow users to discuss likes and dislikes to the current site at libs.uga.edu and offer any suggestions that may improve their experience. Participants can choose to answer some or all of the questions, and the survey should take most participants less than five minutes.

The survey will remain open until Friday, Feb. 10. 

Free Knit/Crochet Classes Offered by UGA Libraries

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 01/17/2023

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

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 12/16/2022

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.

Some libraries will remain open during normal business hours, including the Special Collections Libraries and the Music Library, but the Art Library and Map & Government Information Library will be open by appointment only. The Carnegie Library, located on the Health Sciences Campus, will be closed for much of the intersession period, although students with approved card access can access the basement study area during certain hours. 

Libraries Student & Faculty Surveys Deadline Extended to December 9

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 10/21/2022

 Survey period: Nov 1 - Dec 9, 2022

Update: The deadline for the surveys has been extended to Friday, December 9.

UGA students and faculty can provide feedback on library services, facilities, and resources through surveys distributed to users this fall. The surveys seek input on topics such as technology needs, library instruction, research and data support, study spaces, and other aspects of academic support from the libraries.

Journal of Visualized Experiments Available to UGA Patrons

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 10/12/2022

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.

Call for Applications: Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant program

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 10/11/2022

The UGA Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning are pleased to announce the call for applications for the fourth round of the Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant program. This grant is intended to provide one-time funding to support the adoption of open and/or affordable (less than $40) course materials. Awards will be made up to $5,000 each, with a total of $60,000 being awarded.