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!
The Main and Science Libraries will close on Saturday, October 3, for the home football game – Alabama @ Georgia. The libraries will resume regular semester hours on Sunday, October 4.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will share behind-the-scenes stories about the Governor’s Mansion and the eight families who have lived there Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Russell Special Collections Libraries.
Deal is co-author with two Kennesaw State University history professors, of the book. The Georgia Governor’s Mansion opened in 1968 and includes a distinguished collection of American art and antiques. It is published by the University of Georgia Press and contains anecdotes and photos from the collections of former first families of Georgia.
A reception and book signing will follow.
Latin Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation by Ray Suarez is the featured book in November for The Rest of the Story bookclub. The discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries and will be led by Latin American specialist Laura D. Shedenhelm, bibliographer for Latin America, Spain & Portugal, University of Georgia Libraries.
This program is part of a series of events funded by a grant to the UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) and the University Libraries for programming about “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” The grant is from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, the University of Georgia (UGA) will receive a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture.
Programs will continue through Spring 2016
The concluding events for the “Set Off for Georgia…,” celebration of the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram’s natural history expedition in Georgia will be held Oct. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia when Joel T. Fry, curator at Bartram’s Garden, the home of John and William Bartram since 1992, gives an armchair exploration of the Bartram’s Garden and reconstructs how John and William’s discoveries from the Southeast were incorporated into this renowned Philadelphia garden. A reception will follow.
At 3 p.m., horticulturalist Linda Chafin will lead a garden tour highlighting plants discovered by the Bartrams now featured in the Garden’s collection. Bartram plants also will be available for purchase during the annual Fall Plant Sale.
At 7 p.m., participants will reconvene at the Russell Special Collections Libraries to hear Andrea Wulf, author of The Brother Gardeners, which won the American Horticultural Society 2010 Book Award. She will talk about the botanical passions, obsessions, friendships and squabbles that knitted together the lives of six men that changed the world of gardening and botany – including John Bartram, the cantankerous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, and Joseph Banks who joined Captain Cook’s Endeavour on the greatest voyage of discovery of modern times. Friends, rivals, enemies, their correspondence, collaborations, and squabbles make for a riveting human drama set against the backdrop of the emerging British empire and America’s magnificent forests. As botany and horticulture became a science, the garden became the Eden for everyman.
A reception, book-signing, and gallery tour will follow the lecture.
Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, president of the Bartram Trail Conference and director of the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, presents the fourth in the series of lectures, “Set Off for Georgia … Celebrating the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram’s Natural History Expedition in Colonial Georgia.” Her talk will explore Bartram’s natural curiosity about the world he and his son encountered in colonial Georgia at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
John Bartram’s journal of his time in Georgia reveals a man interested in far more than botany. His descriptions run the gamut from weather and mosquitoes to life in the backwoods and in Savannah. Fossils and millstones are as noteworthy as the settlers’ struggle to cultivate silk and herd their free-range cattle. Dallmeyer’s edited anthology “Bartram’s Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South” was published by Mercer University Press in 2010. The book includes essays by 17 southern nature writers as well as William Bartram’s “Travels” published in 1791.
The lecture will be followed by a reception, book-signing, and gallery tour led by Dorinda Dallmeyer.
Episode 3 of the Peabody Award-winning series Latino Americans will be shown at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Sept. 24 beginning at 6 p.m. This episode highlights the heroism of Latinos who served in the United States military during World War II and details the challenges they faced upon return to the United States. Discussion will be led by specialist in Latin and Ethnic American cinema Rielle Navitski.
The University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) and the UGA Libraries received a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, UGA will receive a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture.
Programs will continue through Spring 2016.
Six sites with histories of political and cultural battles help to tell the story of tourism in modern Georgia in a new exhibit at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. The exhibit opens Sept. 18.
The sites featured in “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern South” represent pivotal perspectives-Jekyll Island and Southwest Georgia’s Red Hills Region illustrate issues of class and race; Helen and Stone Mountain, notions of reinvention; and the Okefenokee Swamp and Talullah Falls, battles over natural resources.
“We are showcasing sites relevant to the bigger tourism story,” said Jill Severn, Russell Library head of access and outreach, “addressing concepts of identity, commerce and advertising that shaped the Georgia tourism industry as a whole.” The state established the Tourism Division, part of the Department of Industry and Trade, in 1959.
“In the early 1900s Georgia was a way station for people headed to Florida,” said Jan Hebbard, outreach archivist and exhibit curator. “Starting in the 1940s, the state started to become a destination in its own right, crafting strategies to attract tourists and developing a tourism industry that proved to be a huge economic asset.”
Today, tourism continues to have a huge economic impact in the state. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development website, tourism is the fifth largest employer in the state with a total economic impact of $57.1 billion, supporting more than 411,000 jobs, or 10.2 percent of all payroll employment in Georgia.
In addition to items from the Russell Library’s collections, the exhibit features photographs, postcards, artifacts and other ephemera drawn from the Georgia Archives, Jekyll Island Museum, Georgia Museum of Natural History, as well as private individuals. Items from a collector in Rayle will add to a re-created roadside stand inside the gallery space. “This exhibit gave us the opportunity to reach out and collaborate with some local collectors as well as collecting institutions across the state, which has been a real treat,” said Hebbard. “A few of these collaborations have even led to new donations.” The library recently received the collection of Bill Hardman Sr., the first director of the Tourism Division.
“Seeing Georgia” will remain on display through July 2016. The exhibit is featured as the cover story in the September issue of Georgia Connector magazine, and a complementary blog series authored by co-curator Kaylynn Washnock is available at www.rbrl.blogspot.com.
Located at 300 S. Hull St., the library is open to the public weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, except for home football game weekends.
Do you need a book from the Main Library but can’t make it to North Campus? Not sure where the Curriculum Materials Library is located but really want to read Divergent? We can help with that.
On September 2, the UGA Libraries launched a book retrieval service for UGA students, faculty, and staff. Requests may be made online through the UGA Libraries’ catalog (GIL) for available items in the Main, Science, and Curriculum Materials Libraries. We will deliver the books you request to any of several library locations. You will be notified by e-mail when books are ready to be picked up.
Contact the UGA Libraries’ Access Services department for more information at 706-542-3256 or email@example.com.
Manuscripts, engravings and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as specimens from the Georgia Museum of Natural History are among the items available for examination in an exhibit now open at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit is a companion to a series of events commemorating the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram.
Original landscapes by Athens artist Philip Juras are focal points of the exhibit. Juras depicts the southern wilderness as William Bartram described it. His award-winning book, The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels” is available from the University of Georgia Press.
Diary excerpts, illustrations and rare natural history books from the Hargrett collections are enhanced with specimens loaned from the GMNH, including flora and fauna, indigo, silk worm cocoons and remnants of the giant oyster shells once found on Georgia’s coast.
The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 24.
More information and a schedule are here: (http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/digital/bartram/)