Did you know that January is Hot Tea Month? Not a lot of people do. To help you celebrate, one of our Senior Students, Stephanie Duque, created a display of books from the CML to help you celebrate. Visit the Curriculum Materials Library in 207 Aderhold to see what other cool things we have!
- Check out the lists of new titles for the COE at New Books & CML News
- The CML will be closed January 17th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Regular hours resume January 19th.
- Browse thousands of journals on-line for free with BrowZine! Visit the BrowZine link to learn more about this great feature. The link can also be found under the Journals tab on the Libraries’ Homepage>>www.libs.uga.edu . Education titles can be found under Sociobehavioral Sciences and can then be broken down further with additional clicks. This new feature does not include all the journals to which the Libraries subscribe, but it is a handy way to browse those journals which are included. Questions? Ask! Carla Wilson Buss and Nadine Cohen are happy to help.
- Looking for classroom materials on diversity & tolerance?Teaching Tolerance has suggestions for diversity in the classroom and activities that promote cultural awareness.
An exhibit in the Hargrett galleries of the Russell Special Collections Libraries honors the contributions of the 2015 inductees into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Vereen Bell, Taylor Branch, Paul Hemphill and Janisse Ray.
Vereen Bell A regular contributor to The Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s Weekly in their heyday, Cairo native Vereen Bell enjoyed a fruitful career writing short stories often set in his native south Georgia. After appearing serially in the Post, Bell’s 1940 novel Swamp Water was bought by Hollywood and made into a 1941 movie filmed partially on location near Waycross in the Okefenokee Swamp. After the publication of his second novel, Two of a Kind, and a collection of short stories about hunting dogs, Bell’s career was cut tragically short when, as a World War II naval officer, he was fatally wounded during the Battle of Leyte Gulf – the only author to die in battle as a serviceman in WWII.
Taylor Branch Atlanta-born journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch is best known for his epic narrative trilogy of the civil rights era, America in the King Years (1989-2006). He began his career with a series of articles in 1969-70 for Washington Monthly on race and politics in southwest Georgia, and has subsequently worked as both writer and editor at other influential national magazines. He has written or edited several nonfiction works on the nation’s executive branch, including one of the defining books on the Bill Clinton presidency. Investigating the history of the United States’ peculiar mixture of higher education and big-money sports, Branch sparked public debate with his October 2011 cover story for The Atlantic (“The Shame of College Sports”), which led to his being invited to testify before Congress on college athletes and academics.
Paul Hemphill In the late 1960s, the masthead of the bestselling Atlanta Journal bragged that the daily newspaper covered Dixie “like the dew,” and columnist Paul Hemphill was the Journal’s front-page star, writing six 1,000-word columns a week often devoted to the lives and outlooks of wage workers and wayward souls. After winning a prestigious Nieman fellowship to Harvard in 1969, he left daily newspaper work and spent most of the next forty years as a freelancer. Hemphill died in 2009, having written four novels and eight full-length books of nonfiction, collaborated on two others and produced three book-length compilations of articles, all largely about the blue-collar South, its denizens and their ballparks, dirt tracks, two-lane blacktops, and their prejudices. Among Hemphill’s many
awards for writing, in 1993 his acclaimed memoir Leaving Birmingham — part wrenching family memoir and part biography of his native city’s emergence from its violent, racist past — was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Janisse Ray Appling County native Janisse Ray began her career publishing poetry, but it was the runaway success of her 1999 memoir Ecology of a Cracker Childhood that guaranteed her national audience. A naturalist and environmental activist, Ray combines lyrical passion and scientific precision in her writings, exalting and defending the wild areas of America, most particularly her south Georgia homeland—its forests, swamps and rivers. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood is Ray’s song to Georgia’s once-glorious pine flatwoods interwined with childhood memories of rural isolation, family tension and poverty. She is the author of a 2010 collection of poetry steeped in her love of wildness, and of four other full-length books of nonfiction that tell the stories of a humble swamp in south Georgia, the Altamaha River, and organic farms such as those Ray has made her own in Appling and Tattnall counties.
The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame is pleased to present this exhibition from the bookshelves and archives of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibit runs through December 21.
Did you know that November is also Peanut Butter Lovers Month? Visit our display in the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold Hall, to see a few of our titles celebrating this different occasion! Thanks again to talented student worker, Stephanie Duque, for curating this display.
Need more resources? Here’s a short list
November is Native American Heritage Month. The Curriculum Materials Library staff, namely our excellent student worker, Stephanie Duque, has put together a small sampling of titles from the CML related to this observance. For a complete list of titles on Native Americans in the CML click here. Visit us in 207 Aderhold Hall or online.
Searching for more resources? Try these:
Lee & Low ~ search for Native American. Lee & Low has a page for Teachers and many of their titles have Classroom Guides.
An exhibit at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries showcases the activities disability activists have engaged in as related to transportation, housing and community services through participating in direct action campaigns, non-violent protests and self-advocacy.
Created to announce the establishment of the Georgia Disability History Archive at the Richard Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the exhibit opened to coincide with a meeting of the Georgia Disability History Symposium. The symposium focused on the history of disability, including disability rights and justice, de-institutionalization, the power and impact of the Olmstead decision, citizen advocacy and self-advocacy, and what the future holds, 25 years after the passage of the ADA.
A collection of artifacts, media articles, stories, and historical documents will tell the entire story of Georgia’s Disability History. Topics include initiatives for education and awareness to end employment discrimination; housing and transportation accessibility; and challenges facing disabled vets to receive adequate support and healthcare.
The archive opened with collections of a dozen individuals, as well as groups including the Southeast ADA Center Collection, the Georgia Disability Community Oral History Collection and the Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia Records.
An exhibit of artist’s books and fine press books in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library galleries at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries complements the fall book symposium “Appropriation in the Age of Global Shakespeare.”
The symposium is sponsored by the UGA Libraries, the English department, Theatre and Film Studies, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. It brings to the UGA campus four of the leading scholars of Shakespeare around the world to discuss how TV shows, films, novels, poems, operas, music and stage plays from different countries and cultures adapt Shakespeare and make these 400-year-old plays and poems their own.
The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 23.
The Hargrett’s collection of artist’s books and fine press books are books designed, bound and printed by artists; texts illustrated with print from an individual artist; limited letterpress editions; and books made of and from literary or artistic texts. Several in the UGA Libraries collection are based on Shakespeare’s works and comment on the stories, language and imagery of the text.
Part of the exhibit uses volumes which use both traditional and non-traditional book-forms, and extremes of scale, to reveal new aspects of Shakespeare’s language and imagery. Some book artists respond to Shakespeare by creating books that engage more distantly with the Bard’s work or life. Langston Hughes’s Shakespeare in Harlem is a volume of self-described “light verse,” illustrated with etchings. Hughes’s volume revisits Shakespearean lyrics as African-American call-and-response. It collaborates with Shakespeare in order to deliberately and wittily take on the “low” or parodic elements of pop culture to claim for the Harlem Renaissance the linguistic and cultural authority of the earlier Renaissance.
The symposium is part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, a 10-day event highlighting UGA units and facilities, from visual arts and creative writing to music, dramatic arts, dance and more to foster an awareness and appreciation of the arts and an environment conducive to artistic innovation.
Georgia’s First Lady, Sandra Deal, will be joined by her co-authors Oct. 28 on a visit to the University of Georgia Libraries to discuss “Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion,” published by the UGA Press.
The book talk will be held at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries beginning at 10 a.m. A reception will follow.
“All homes have a story to tell, and the Georgia Governor’s Mansion is no exception,” Deal said.
Deal wrote the book with Kennesaw State University history professors Jennifer W. Dickey and Catherine M. Lewis to chronicle the history of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, which opened in 1968 and includes a distinguished collection of American art and antiques. The book contains personal anecdotes and more than200 color photos from the collections of former first families of Georgia.
Former first families Maddox, Carter, Busbee, Harris, Miller, Barnes and Perdue, shared stories and photographs about what it was like living in the “people’s house.” The foreword by Betty Foy Sanders details the complicated process of planning the new mansion.
Atlanta architect A. Thomas Bradbury’s neoclassical design features a 30-column colonnade to evoke southern charm and grandeur while accommodating state functions and family living quarters. The mansion opened in 1968.
“The mansion has one of the most valuable collections of early federal era art and antiques in the world, and its origin is now recorded for posterity.” said UGA Press Director Lisa Bayer. “As a unit of Georgia’s flagship university, the UGA Press is honored to have published this rich, meticulously documented, utterly engaging story of our state’s current history through its first families.”
Did you know the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold Hall, has nearly 200 titles to help you celebrate Halloween with your children, students or just for yourself? One of our student workers, Senior Student, Stephanie Duque, a senior Geography major, has created book displays and a bulletin board to get everyone ready to trick or treat. Drop by to see what we have to offer. With the new delivery request option in GIL-Find you can request materials from the CML to be delivered to the Main or Science Libraries. But, then you’ll miss seeing our cool things, like the fake food & human torso, and the thousands of other children’s books & classroom materials. You just need your UGA ID or Outside Borrower’s card to check out items from us. Happy Halloween!