Library Parking This Summer

Access to the Library will be a bit challenging this summer (beginning May 5th), as the University begins a project to make the area in front of our building safer and more pedestrian-friendly. The parking on Back Campus Drive (our “Main Street”) will be temporarily eliminated during the construction. For faculty and staff, the recommended parking area is the Humanities lot.

For handicapped visitors, there will be 3 spaces designated for handicapped parking in front of the Callaway Building (across from the Pub & Print driveway). As always, there are also some handicapped spaces available in the Visitors Lot adjacent to Humanities.

If you have any problems getting to us this summer, please call the Library Circulation Desk for assistance: 678-839-6502.

The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia

ldpd-135478Dr. Ben Steere of UWG’s Anthropology Department presented the program, The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia on Wednesday, April 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram

See a video of his presentation online

The Muscogee Creek and Cherokee are famously known as two of the “five civilized tribes” of the early nineteenth-century Southeastern United States, and both played important and active roles in Georgia’s history. These two societies share common cultural traditions that date back thousands of years, but by the eighteenth century, the Muscogee Creek and Cherokee were strikingly different in significant ways. Archaeological and historical research show that Creeks and Cherokees used very different strategies to adapt to the changing political and social landscape of early Georgia.

Dr. Ben Steere, UWG Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has published extensively on Native American societies in the Southeast. He is currently preparing a map and database of all the Woodland and Mississippian mounds and Cherokee towns in western North Carolina, as well as a large-scale study of domestic architecture in the prehistoric and early historic Southeast. Dr. Steere received his B.A. from Wake Forest University in 2003 and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2011.

This program was sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society.

Image: Three American Cherokee Chiefs, 1762, MRL 10: G.E.E. Lindquist Papers, 65, 1826, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) at Union Theological Seminary, New York.

Want to Get Personalized Research Help From a Librarian?

Are you having trouble navigating GALILEO and all of our online databases? Not sure where to start for your research paper?

With Go PRO (the Personalized Research Option), a UWG Librarian will meet with you one-on-one to assist you in your research.

We can help you narrow your topic, choose the right databases, search more effectively and track down useful materials of all types at Ingram Library and beyond.

A librarian can meet with you any time from 11:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, and you can reserve your spot online.

Click here to sign up for an open time slot

At the time of your consultation, meet us at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Ingram Library.

If your question requires specific expertise in your major or field you are studying, you can meet with the librarian who is a subject specialist in that area. Fill out the following form and we will get back to you within 1 business day and set up a time for the consultation.

Click here to meet with the subject librarian in your major (You can also view our list of subject librarians.)

Finally, to get to the page where you can sign up for a GoPro Consultation from the Ingram Library website homepage (not just this blog post), go to Instructional Services:


And click Students: Request a consultation with a librarian


Or you can go directly to

Better papers start with better research strategies. Let a librarian give you personalized help today!