Georgia Children’s Book Awards Nominees & Speakers. The Georgia Children’s Book Awards Conference takes place March 18th & 19th and the Curriculum Materials Library has the nominee titles on display. Stop by and be ready for the Conference! Below are links to what the Libraries own by the Conference speakers. Also visit the Literature Resource Center in GALILEO to brush up on background info.
Got a basketball itch? Need to think more about your brackets? Need a break from your brackets? Let the Libraries help! We have hundreds of books on basketball. Find books on women’s basketball and children’s books as well. There are even some films. Visit our brief guide to basketball titles, Hoops Reading to either get fired up or to take a break from the madness….
For lists of new titles of interest to the COE please visit our New Books & CML News Page
A note about Teachers College Record: Recently there was a question about an item from Teachers College Record and full-text access. This article had an unusual citation—just the date, not a volume, issue and page numbers. This turned out to be a commentary and our online subscription does not provide access to commentaries. Just a warning to perhaps save you from frustration!
We have added a blog of sources related to 3D printing and curriculum. Find it at the CML Page Thanks to Jason Matherly for curating this list. New entries will be added bi-weekly.
Please remember that Teaching Tolerance has great resources for diversity education, including suggestions for Black History Month.
We’re featuring nominees from this year’s Georgia Children’s Book Awards in the CML:
- 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!
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.
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 friendship between Pauli Murray, a human rights activist, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is explored in a new book by Patricia Bell-Scott, University of Georgia professor emerita of women’s studies and human development and family science. Bell-Scott will discuss her book, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice (published by Knopf), Feb. 4 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Co-sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives and the Institute for African American Studies, the event, scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is part of UGA’s Black History Month observance and will launch a national book tour. Prior to the Bell-Scott’s presentation, the African American Choral Ensemble will present a selection of songs under the direction of Dr. Gregory Broughton. A reception will also be held.
As founding editor of SAGE: A Scholarly Journal on Women, Bell-Scott contacted Pauli Murray to serve on its initial editorial board. A comment in Murray’s return letter – “you need to know some of the veterans of the battle whose shoulders you now stand on” – stayed with Bell-Scott, eventually leading to nearly two decades of research and writing that has produced this dual biography. “Pauli’s suggestion sounded like a call in many ways,” Bell-Scott said.
“Once I began reading the correspondence between them, I knew my job was to tell their story,” she said. “I wanted to know what drew together the granddaughter of a mulatto slave reared in North Carolina, and a native New Yorker, whose ancestry entitled her to membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. I wanted to understand the nature of their unlikely friendship, and how it changed over time. I wondered what individual needs the relationship satisfied, how were they changed by it, and what significance did it have for the cause of social justice.”
Drawing on letters, journals, diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts, and interviews, Bell-Scott gives us the first close-up portrait of this evolving friendship and how it was sustained over time, what each gave to the other, and how their friendship changed the cause of American social justice.
Murray and Roosevelt met after a letter Murray wrote protesting racial segregation in the South made its way to the First Lady.
“I learned that their friendship began in 1938 as a confrontation in words, fueled by Murray’s desire for dramatic social change and the First Lady’s obligation to the measured approach Franklin Roosevelt’s administration took on the question of civil rights,” Bell-Scott said.
Murray was the first African American to receive a doctor of juridical science from Yale, the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest, a key strategist in the fight to preserve Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and a co-founder of the National Organization for Women.
“I am delighted this book is coming out at this particular moment,” Bell-Scott said, citing the 50th anniversary of NOW, the 55th anniversary of President Kennedy’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women that was chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, and the 60th anniversary of Murray’s memoir, Proud Shoes, which many scholars consider the precursor to Alex Hailey’s Roots.
“The friendship between Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt came to be characterized by honesty, trust, empathy, mutual respect, acceptance, a commitment to hearing the other’s point of view, pleasure in each other’s company, and the ability to pick up where they left off, irrespective of the miles that had separated them or the time lapsed,” Bell-Scott said.
The 20th anniversary of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and the Law will be observed March 5 with a rededication beginning at 1 p.m. in the Gallery Hallway of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
The annual exhibit will 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.
Dr. Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost, Lucy Hargrett Draper and a student representative will make remarks. Gallery tours and a reception to follow.
The observance will continue with a series of four events co-sponsored with Women’s Studies throughout March.