- Libraries & Maker Culture is a resource guide created and maintained by Sharona Ginsberg, the Learning Technologies Librarian at SUNY Oswego. While it offers a number of resources concerning the basics of 3D printing, it is particularly useful for its list of library-based Makerspaces. This is a great way to see how others are implementing this still emerging technology.
- Tales of a 3D Printer is a blog produced by the Maker Club at the Black Pine Circle School, a private K-8 school in the California Bay Area. Many of the posts on the site are written by the middle school students themselves, and they do a wonderful job of walking the reader through their work. The excitement and sense of discovery on display here is really inspiring.
- Fababaloo, started in 2007 by Kerry Stevenson, publishes daily articles with up-to-date information about the field of 3D printing. Recent articles, such an interview with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom and a commentary on the prospect of 3D printing with concrete, demonstrate the wide range of approaches covered. Their 3D printer buying guide is also a very handy resource.
- Engineering.com’s A Brief History of 3D Printing infographic provides a quick and easy overview of this new technology—that began in 1984!
Phone battery dying? The Main and Science libraries now have charging stations that will work with almost any type of mobile device. The stations are located on the entry level in each library.
Looking for a fun way to share the love on Valentine’s Day? How about borrowing some picture books and juvenile literature from the Curriculum Materials Library,207 Aderhold Hall, to share with the little ones in you life? (The big ones will also be charmed. We promise.) We have pulled some titles into a display, curated by the always creative Stephanie Duque. Need more? We have more than fifty titles to help you celebrate. You can also request delivery of CML books to the Music, Main & Science Libraries by using GIL-Find and the “request delivery” link. We’ll provide the books– and you can provide the cupcakes & flowers.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold. Thanks to our student worker, Stephanie Duque, some of the titles we have for Black History Month are on display:
We have many more books on this topic, so please come by and see what is available. Don’t forget you can also search in GIL-Find and request delivery of CML books to the Music, Main & Science Libraries!
Need more resources or lesson plans? Try these:
Teaching Tolerance : Excellent source for classroom materials from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Also, for newer titles, a visit to the book publisher’s website may have links to teacher’s guides for that book.
BrowZine, the app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device, now has a web version. Like the mobile version, the web version provides a clean, visually appealing way to read select journals from the last ten years.
The mobile version also lets you customize your own newsstand on iPads, Android tablets, Kindle Fire, iPhones, and Android phones.
Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students.
Although BrowZine doesn’t include all our journals, they add publishers and journals regularly. For more details, see our BrowZine guide.
Keep up with new titles for the COE by visiting the New Books & CML News page. There are lots of fun & interesting titles in the CML section featuring our juvenile titles!
The rededication of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and the Law will kick-off a slate of activities at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library to commemorate Women’s History Month, including a film series co-sponsored with the Institute for Women’s Studies.
Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost, and Lucy Hargrett Draper will make remarks at the March 5 ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. in the Gallery Hallway of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
“On the 20th anniversary of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and the Law, it is fitting that we gather to rededicate ourselves to document and share the incredible lengths early women’s rights activists went in their fight for equal rights,” Graham said. “It is also fitting that we honor Lucy Hargrett Draper, not only for her personal commitment to the cause of women’s rights, but her commitment to the University of Georgia Libraries and our mission.”
A reception will follow, as will tours of the annual exhibit of materials from the collection. The exhibit uses rare books and archival materials, photographs and propaganda to examine the changing world of women from 1632 when the first treatise on women’s legal status and rights was published, to the 19th and early 20th centuries in the U.S. and Great Britain, a period of major social transformation.
The transformation can be illustrated by a rare book from the collection, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, written in 1792 by Mary Wollstonecraft, in which she argued, to considerable controversy, that the educational system of the time deliberately trained women to be frivolous and incapable. Wollstonecraft herself was vindicated when, by the 19th century, the American and British women’s movements resurrected principles outlined in the work. Also included are always-popular postcards of the era which make their points with comedic, stereotype images advocating for or against women’s rights.
The Women’s History Month observance will continue with a film series and lecture co-sponsored with the Institute for Women’s Studies throughout March, Women’s History Month. These events will all be held in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.:
- March 14: “Chisholm ’72” In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she was supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. Their campaign-trail adventures were frenzied, fierce and fundamentally right on! For more info on this film: http://www.pbs.org/pov/chisholm/
- March 21: “Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority” In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the U.S. presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics. (via WMM.com)
- March 28: “Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation” Thirteen years, two radical activist all-stars-one conversation. Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama have spent over a decade conversing intimately about personal histories and influences that shaped them and their overlapping experiences. “Mountains That Take Wing” offers the gift of these two remarkable women’s lives, sharing the pair’s recorded exchanges in 1996 and 2008.
- March 31: Women’s History Month Keynote Address, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia Leah Ward Sears. Sears became the first African-American chief justice in the nation when she was appointed Georgia Supreme Court chief justice in 2005. She was the first woman and the youngest person to sit on the bench when she was appointed justice in 1992.
It’s now possible to check out Bulldog Bikes at one library and return to a different library.
As a refresher, here are the basics about the program:
- Once you are registered, you can check out a key from the library circulation desk just like you would a book.
- Helmets (they’re required) are also available if you do not have your own. (And, yes, we do spray them with disinfectant between uses.)
- Your key will have a number on it, and it unlocks the bike with the matching number.
- You may lock the bike to any bike rack during your travels, but you must lock the bike to one of the Bulldog Bikes racks when you are done.
- Bring the key (and helmet, if applicable) back to the circulation desk for check-in.
The University of Georgia units normally open on weekends, including the UGA Libraries & the Miller Learning Center, will open at noon Saturday.
The Russell Special Collections Libraries will be open 1-5 pm Saturday as usual.
Libraries units outside of Athens & affected by inclement weather will announce their hours.