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….
New York Times investigative reporter Ian Urbina will speak on “Of Outlaws, Runaways and Glue: Lessons Learned in Journalism” at the 2016 Mingledorff-Lorimer Lecture in Print Media April 5.
Sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries, Urbina will be speaking at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.
“I have known and worked with Ian Urbina for several years now, and have team taught a course with him, so I know the treat in store for the UGA community,” said Charles Davis, dean of the UGA Grady College of Journalism. “This is one of the finest investigative reporters working today. His work on the world’s oceans is essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of the world these days.”
Urbina has degrees in history from Georgetown and the University of Chicago. His writings, which range from domestic and foreign policy to commentary on everyday life, have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Harper’s. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.
The lecture series was established by the late Huldah Lorimer Mingledorff, a UGA graduate who went on to marry George Lorimer Jr., whose father was editor-in-chief of the Saturday Evening Post from 1899-1937. The lectures are a part of the George Horace Lorimer Center for Print Media, created by an endowment for the Libraries from Mrs. Mingledorff.
Kimberly Marlowe Harnett, author of Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights, will talk about the book next week at the Russell Special Collections Libraries.
Harnett’s presentation will begin Wednesday, March 16, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Russell Building. It is open free to the public and a reception will follow.
Harry Golden (1903-1981) was a Jew, a writer, a humorist, and a fearless advocate for civil rights. He exposed racism and anti-Semitism in all guises, and he did so with wit and originality. After his immigrant childhood on the Lower East Side and a stint on Wall Street in the 1920s (closely followed by prison time in Atlanta for fraud), Golden landed in Charlotte, N.C., in the 1940s. There he launched his quirky newspaper, the Carolina Israelite, which led to his first book, Only in America, a record-breaking bestseller in 1958. More than 20 popular books followed, along with a syndicated column, and an enormous national audience from the 1950s to the ’70s.
“Golden was a pop-culture star, unabashed self-promoter, very funny, and essentially a blogger before the Internet existed — and was recognized by many of the civil rights movement’s leaders as an effective ally,” Hartnett said.
In the 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr. cited Golden as one of a small number of whites who wrote in “eloquent, prophetic, and understanding terms” about the civil rights struggle.
Hartnett’s presentation will use portions of the 1966 television documentary, “The World of Harry Golden,” made for National Educational Television by WGTV’s film and television production unit at the Georgia Center. The film is preserved by the UGA Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives, a sponsor of this presentation, and is available to view ahead of the book talk in streaming form on their website: http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/collections/educational/gacenter.html
“I have been a fan of Harry Golden’s writings since I was a teenager so I was delighted when I saw this film among the Media Archives’ holdings,” said Margaret Compton, film archivist at the Brown Archives. “We believe this is the only documentary of this quality made about Golden. I am thrilled that Kimberly has written such an in-depth biography, long overdue, of Golden, and that she will be here to share it with us.”
The book talk is presented while an exhibit of Gordon Parks photographs is on display in the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscripts Library gallery (through March 31). “Gordon Parks Confronts the Color Line” shows photographs from Parks’ photo essay that ran in Life magazine in 1956, depicting the effects of segregation in the South two years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court. This 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.
“This Harry Golden book discussion is also a great warm up to the Athens Jewish Film Festival which runs March 19 through 22. We encourage everyone to attend the festival,” Compton said.
Parking is available at the Hull Street Parking Deck, adjacent to the special collections libraries building.
Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong began videotaping live performances at both downtown and midtown NYC nightclubs in the mid-70s. They borrowed huge, clunky video cameras from the Manhattan Cable TV channel where Emily worked, and set them up on tripods on dance floors where they videotaped 112 dynamic performances from 82 bands, including two performances from the Athens, GA band Pylon. The very best fan favorites included in this program feature John Cale, The Cramps, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Iggy Pop, Max Blagg, the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains and many more.
Ivers and Armstrong will show the greatest hits of their video collection Saturday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Russell Special Collections Library auditorium
This will be followed by a panel discussion where Pat and Emily will tell the story of how how their videos were digitized and became a part of the Fales Library Downtown Collection at NYU.
This program is made possible by a grant from Georgia Humanities and the support of Art Rocks Athens. Other sponsors include Athens Cine, UGA Special Collection Libraries, Nowhere Productions, and Historic Mill House Airbnb.
March is National Women’s History Month. Celebrate it in your classrooms with these resources:
- National Women’s History Project
- Great Quotes from Feminists
- Women’s History Month from the Library of Congress
- Celebrating Women’s History Month from the New York Times
- Lesson Plans from the National Education Association
- Here is a link to a brief bibliography on Women’s Rights for titles in the CML.
- Also, check out the exhibit on Women’s Suffrage at the Special Collections Library, which closes March 31st.
- Visit the Teaching Tolerance website to get classroom ideas and resources for diversity.
The CML is OPEN during Spring Break: Monday through Friday, 8:00-5:00 and closed Sundays March 6th & 13th.
During Spring Break, the Curriculum Materials Library in 207 Aderhold will be open 8:00-5:00, March 7th through 11th and closed on Sunday the 6th and Sunday the 14th. Regular service hours resume on March 14th. Please remember you can always return materials in the drop box by our entrance in 207 Aderhold when we are closed.
Open E-Books Now Available From their website: Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need households. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. Children from in-need families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps. Thanks to Sheila McAlister from the Digital Library of Georgia for sharing this.
Visit the New Books & CML News Page for info on National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February is more than just candy hearts!) for resources to share and other info, such as titles for the Georgia Children’s Book Awards Conference and more.
Local chefs will take on the School Lunch Challenge March 19, creating tasty dishes that meet USDA requirements for the National School Lunch Program. Attendees will have a chance to sample the creations at the cooking competition from 12-1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Whitehead Road Elementary School.
Building on increased interest in the National School Lunch Program, and inspired by the 2014 exhibition, Food, Power, Politics: The Story of School Lunch, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and others partnered in 2015 to create a fun, educational event to engage the Athens community with the past, present, and future of school lunch. “Richard Russell co-sponsored the legislation which created the National School Lunch Program in 1946. We are glad to host this event that draws attention to the NSLP today, and our planning team is excited to make this an annual happening in Athens,” said organizer Jan Hebbard, outreach archivist at the Russell Library.
The 2016 event will expand attendance from 150 to 200 people, and offer hands-on activities and cooking demonstrations, in addition to the competition. Local chef Hugh Acheson will serve as the master of ceremonies. Acheson recently launched Seed Life Skills, a non-profit committed to revamping Family and Consumer Science curriculum, supporting education that teaches skills including hands-on culinary instruction, conscious consumer economics, and D.I.Y. design principles.
Once again, the centerpiece of this event will be a cooking competition which invites participating teams, advised by members of the Clarke County School District (CCSD), to create dishes in accordance with USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. A panel of student judges drawn from CCSD schools will vote to determine an overall winner. The winning team’s plate will be incorporated into the CCSD school lunch menu during the 2016-2017 school year.
Last year The National was voted the overall winner. Led by Chef Emmanuel Stone, the restaurant team won over judges with a deluxe chicken burrito and a side of broccoli with cheese. Adapted into a burrito bowl to reduce preparation time, this recipe debuted on the CCSD School Lunch Menu on Nov. 1 to rave reviews. The National team will return to defend their title against new competitors Pulaski Heights BBQ, The Pine, and a team made up of family and consumer science teachers from the Clarke County School District.
A variety of organizations connected to sustainable agriculture, community gardens, childhood nutrition and farm to school programs in the Athens area will host information tables at the event. A display of historical documents and artifacts related to the history of the National School Lunch Program will also be on display.
The event is free and open to the public but attendance will be capped at 200 people. Tickets are available beginning February 26 through the Eventbrite website. Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items to benefit the Food 2 Kids program operated by the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia. Requested items include beans-n-franks (pop-top cans) and jars of peanut butter.
The 2016 School Lunch Challenge is sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the Clarke County School District, the Athens Land Trust, Athens Farm to School, UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Department of Foods and Nutrition, The Fresh Market, Seed Life Skills, and Heirloom Cafe.
To obtain tickets visit http://schoollunchchallenge2016.eventbrite.com
For more information, contact Jan Hebbard at email@example.com or (706) 542-5788.
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: