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.
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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.
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 chronicle.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!