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!
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
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the University of Georgia!
Before leaving campus, please check your UGA library account and clear all outstanding obligations by doing the following:
- Check your “My Account” record.
- Return all books (including GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan books) before leaving campus even if they are not due.
- Pay all fines and fees. Payments may be made by cash, check, or credit card.
If you have any questions about your account, please contact:
Access Services – Main Library
Access Services – Science Library
After graduation, you can borrow books from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:
Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, alumni and outside borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO databases through the University of Georgia.
The UGA Libraries Special Collections Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning are delighted to announce the selection of eleven teaching faculty to participate in the inaugural Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program beginning in December 2015 and continuing throughout 2016.
“The Fellows will participate in a series of workshops and seminars in spring semester to develop archives-centered courses that they will teach beginning in fall semester 2016. They will also participate in an intensive institute in May to refine these projects,” according to Jill Severn, head of outreach and access at the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. “They will make extensive use of the tools, models and resources of TeachArchives.org, an acclaimed pedagogical guide for creating archives-centered instruction.“
A kick-off event will be held Dec. 11 with Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor of Employment Law and Legal Studies, Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate, Terry College as the keynote speaker.
The faculty participants come from a wide range of disciplines and departments including, history, public relations, African American Studies, theatre and film studies, English, and Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy. The program is made possible by the generous donations from Libraries supporters and the leadership of University Librarian P. Toby Graham and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning C. Edward Watson
The instructional team for the fellows program includes: Jill Severn (Russell Library); Mary Miller and Alex Kroh (Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards), Chuck Barber, Mazie Bowen and Anne Devine (Hargrett Library), and Thomas Chase Hagood (Center for Teaching and Learning).
For more information about this new program, please visit: http://ctl.uga.edu/pages/special-collections-libraries-faculty-fellows-program.
2016 Special Collections Faculty Fellows
- Garrison Bickerstaff, Division of Academic Enhancement
- Cynthia Camp, Department of English
- Kathleen deMarrais , Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy
- Brian Drake, Department of History
- Benjamin Ehlers, Department of History
- Hilda Kurtz, Department of Geography
- Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Department of Theatre and Film Studies and Institute for African American Studies
- Akela Reason, Department of History
- Spenser Simrill, Department of English and Division of Academic Enhancement
- Kristen Smith, Department of Public Relations
- M. Montgomery Wolf, Department of History