2022 Lillian Smith Book Awards Recognize Short Story Collection, Nonfiction Book for Furthering Social Justice

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 05/25/2022

A celebrated book of short stories and a nonfiction book exploring racism encountered in transportation systems in America have been named the 2022 winners of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, which honor the top literary and scholarly works dedicated to issues of social justice.

UGA Libraries’ Pilot Open Access Publishing Fund to Benefit Graduate Students

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 04/19/2022

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.

Libraries Offer Course Reserves Services to Faculty for Spring 2022

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 11/02/2021

UGA Libraries’ course reserve services allow faculty to enhance their instruction with additional readings and supplementary research materials, while cutting down costs for students. For faculty planning Spring 2022 courses, course reserve services and support are currently open, and requests submitted by December 3 are guaranteed to be completed and accessible by the first day of spring semester classes.

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

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 10/21/2021

University of Georgia faculty members are encouraged to submit applications for the fourth round of the Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant program, which is administered by the UGA Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning,

Through the Provost's Affordable Course Materials Grant program, faculty members can receive $5,000 to support the transition from costly course materials such as textbooks to educational resources that are free for students or cost less than $40.

More information on the program, as well as the application form, can be found on the Provost's Office website. Applications are due December 1, 2021, and recipients will be notified of their funding status in January 2022.

UGA Libraries’ October Events Celebrate New Resource, Student Research, School Lunch Program

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 10/04/2021

The University of Georgia Libraries will celebrate research with three virtual events this October. One event features a roundtable with some of the top experts in their field, while another showcases student work, and a third highlights a new resource freely available to researchers across the world.

The first event, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, celebrates the launch of the Georgia Open History Library, a free digital resource comprised of nearly 50 academic books exploring the history of Georgia, all of which were published by the UGA Press.

UGA Press Announces Appointment of Two Editors-at-Large

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 09/28/2021

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Valerie Boyd and Cynthia R. Greenlee as Editors-at-Large. Boyd and Greenlee will represent the Press in seeking book projects in a wide range of subjects, including foodways, gender, history, journalism, labor, politics, race, justice and the South, broadly interpreted.

UGA’s Lillian Smith Book Awards Recognize Writings on Reparations, Voter Suppression

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 05/06/2021

Books that explore how historic government policies on voting rights and reparations have marginalized Black communities are the 2021 recipients of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, administered by the University of Georgia Libraries to honor books dedicated to social justice issues.