The Curriculum Materials Library will be closed Sunday, January 17th & Monday the 18th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The CML is always closed Saturdays. Normal hours are 8:00-8:00 M-Th, 8:00-5:00 Fridays, and 1:00-5:00 Sundays. Visit us in 207 Aderhold Hall for thousands of children’s books & classroom materials. You can also request delivery of CML materials to the Main & Science Libraries by using the “request” link in GIL-FIND.
Billy Weeks, a two-time winner of the Gordon Parks International Photography award, will speak on the influential photographer Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Weeks’ talk will focus on “the moment where the photographer past interacts with the subject present. In other words, what is it that attracts the photographer to make an image?” he said.
The talk complements an exhibit of photographs from a Life magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South that will be on view in the Hargrett Library Gallery in the Russell Building Jan. 25 – March 31. “Gordon Parks Confronts the Color Line” showed life in African-American communities two years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Hargrett exhibit is one of a series of exhibitions installed around Athens under the umbrella “Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection,” which is part of the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
“Gordon Parks once said, ‘The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer,’” Weeks said. “He went on to photograph important issues related to social justice.”
“I saw Park’s work early in my journalism career and it struck a nerve. His storytelling offered so many questions that have challenged me to find answerers in my own work. I believe that Gordon Parks has challenged a generation of photographers to be visual humanitarians,” he said.
Weeks has worked as a journalist for over 30 years. His career started with the Chattanooga Times in 1984 as a staff photographer. In 1995, he became the Photo Team Leader, and in 1999 he was named Director of Photography/Graphics at The Chattanooga Times Free Press. In 2010 he became an independent documentary photographer. As a photojournalist, Weeks has covered assignments that range from the World Series to small villages in Central America. His photographs of poverty in Honduras were selected as an award of Excellence for editorial photography in the Communication Arts Photography Annual. Additionally, he has won the Gordon Parks International Photography award twice and was a finalist seven times. His photographs of baseball in the Dominican Republic and Central America were featured by CNN and Photography District News.
Weeks has served as an adjunct instructor in photojournalism at Southern Adventist University for the last 24 years and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for three years. He has been a visiting speaker at many universities and a presenter at the Southern Short Course for photojournalism.
Gordon Parks received the National Medal of Arts in 1988 and received more than 50 honorary doctorates. Parks died in 2006.
Parks was the first Africa-American staff member for Life magazine, where he covered the Civil Rights movement for two decades. He also distinguished himself in fashion photography.
As a filmmaker, he was the first African-American to direct a major Hollywood production with the memoir of his youth “The Learning Tree,” filmed on location in Fort Scott, Kansas. Parks also directed the 1970 film, Shaft, the first of what came to be known as “blaxploitation” films.
The University of Georgia Libraries are now accepting nominations for the Lillian Smith Book Award, jointly sponsored with the Southern Regional Council, the DeKalb County Public Library/Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College. The deadline is March 16.
Internationally acclaimed as author of the controversial novel, Strange Fruit (1944), Lillian Smith was the most liberal and outspoken of white mid-twentieth century Southern writers on issues of social, and especially racial, injustice. When other Southern liberals such as Ralph McGill, Hodding Carter, Virginius Dabney, and Jonathan Daniels were charting a cautious course on racial change, Smith boldly and persistently called for an end to segregation. For such boldness, she was often scorned by more moderate southerners, threatened by arsonists, and denied the critical attention she deserved as a writer. Yet she continued to write and speak for improved human relations and social justice throughout her life. Smith co-edited a small literary magazine from 1936-45. Publishing and reviewing the literary work and opinions of black and white women and men, the magazine addressed a wide range of political, social, and economic issues and quickly achieved acclaim as a forum for liberal ideas in the region.
Books published in 2015 are eligible for this year’s award, which is given annually at the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend. The award honors those authors who, through their writing, carry on Smith’s legacy of elucidating the condition of racial and social inequity and proposing a vision of justice and human understanding.
The Hargrett Library holds Smith’s personal papers, including personal correspondence, manuscripts, writings by and about her, files on various organizations she was interested in or involved with (many dealing with human rights), audiotapes containing interviews with and readings by Smith, speeches, financial records, photographs, and printed material. Part of the collection contains records relating to her involvement with the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls, which today is operated by Piedmont College as an educational center and artist retreat.
For more information: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/lilliansmith/index.html
The Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold Hall, is closed for the Holidays and will reopen January 4th. That week our hours will be 8:00-5:00, closed Saturday & Sunday. Our regular hours resume January 11th and our hours can be found at our website, http://www.libs.uga.edu/cml/ Happy Holidays!
Come on over to 207 Aderhold to see our new furniture in the Curriculum Materials Library! We’re in 207 Aderhold. We also have thousands of good books.from board books for babies to young adult novels, for you & your family to read over the break. And puppets. We have fun puppets who like to go out, too. Visit our website at www.coe.uga.edu/cml for hours and more about the CML.
Printing & use of the public workstations will not be available in the Curriculum Materials Library beginning Thursday, December 17th and lasting through December 21st at the earliest, due to the furniture removal. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold, will have new furniture installed on Monday, December 21st. This means that the old furniture must be removed. Beginning Thursday afternoon, December 17th, seating and study tables will be taken away. By late Friday, December 18th, all public seating & tables will be gone. We will still be open and welcome the opportunity to assist patrons with research & checking in/out materials. You just can’t sit down. :-) Come back after the 21st to see our new look! We’ll be open during the break:
December 16th-18th, December 21st-December 24th; January 4th through January 8th: 8:00-5:00
Closed: December 25th through January 3rd
Closed Sundays: December 20th, December 27th, January 3rd & January 10th
Normal hours resume January 11th.
The AEON Request System at the Special Collections Libraries will be upgraded Tuesday, December 15th from 8-10am.
Researchers will not be able to request materials while the upgrade is ongoing.
Materials requested ahead of time will be available to researchers.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Aeon 3.8 Highlights
Improved User Management
Staff will be able to see the status of researchers more easily.
- Staff can mark researchers as “Away” for shorter breaks
- Users who are marked as Away can have a clock symbol on their picture
- The default user image will be used on the dashboard for Users with no image
- Signed-in Users will be grouped automatically on the default client layout
Web Page Changes
A number of changes were made to the default Aeon web pages. Some of these changes include:
- Active Activities can now be displayed on the main menu
- You can now click anywhere on a table row to open an Activity or Transaction
- Aeon now has the ability to enforce stricter password requirements for researchers
- Researchers can now download their request details as an Excel spreadsheet
*New feature that applies to us: We can now batch clone requests.
Here is the link for the official release notes for Aeon 3.8: https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/aeon/Aeon+3.8+Release+Notes