AMA Manual of Style Online

March 29, 2014 – 4:24 PM - Kristin Nielsen

The UGA Libraries now have a subscription to the AMA Manual of Style Online from the American Medical Association. Find it at or in the GALILEO menu.

The AMA Manual is the major guide for authors and editors publishing in the fields of veterinary and human health and medicine. The online version includes all content from the print version plus online-only updates and added features such as a measurement conversion calculator and quizzes.


Viewing scheduled for Peabody Awards winners announcement

March 27, 2014 – 10:25 AM - Jean Cleveland
The Peabody Awards Collection will host a live viewing of the Peabody Award winners announcement, to be broadcast on the CBS This Morning” sometime between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
Join us in the Special Collections Libraries at 300 S. Hull Street for doughnuts and coffee, and watch the winners announced live. The segment on CBS This Morning includes a feature on UGA’s Special Collections Libraries and the history of the Peabody Awards Collection.
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Panel on Science and Information Literacy

March 25, 2014 – 7:35 PM - Liz

What does it mean to be science literate? Where can students learn these skills? How can non-STEM students learn about scientific research and process?

Come join Liz Holdsworth, Dr. Peggy Brickman, and Dr. Shawn Glynn as they discuss these issues of science information literacy on Wednesday, March 26th.

The program begins at 5:30PM in MLC 148. A question and answer period will follow.

New Fiction in the Main Library – March 20

March 20, 2014 – 4:59 PM - nadine

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells : An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse  by Sebastian Faulks PR6056.A89 J44 2013


With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings Bertie and Jeeves back to life in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgiana Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to “help” his old friend Peregrine “Woody” Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated.



Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles
PR9199.3.J54 L54 2013

LIghthouse IslandIn the coming centuries the world’s population has exploded and covered the earth with cities, animals are nearly all gone and drought has taken over so that cloudy water is issued by the quart. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years. On this urban planet the only relief from overcrowding and the harsh rule of the big Agencies is the television in every living space, with its dreams of vanished waterfalls and the promise of virtual vacations in green spaces, won by the lucky few.  The orphaned Nadia grows up dreaming of the vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest. She becomes obsessed with it and is determined to somehow find her way there. An opportunity for escape appears and Nadia takes it, abandoning everything to strike out for Lighthouse Island in a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure.

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Panel on Science Literacy 3/26

March 19, 2014 – 9:28 AM - Kristin Nielsen

Perspectives on Science and Information Literacy (FYO/Blue Card)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:30 – 6:30 PM – MLC 148

Panel discussion with Dr. Peggy Brickman (Biology) and Dr. Shawn Glynn (Education). Moderated by Science Librarians.

Promoting science literacy is a challenge in the complex web of politics, industry, and academia. How do we teach essential research skills and, at the same time, encourage nuanced understandings of scientific discourse? What does it mean to be critical consumers of scientific information in a media environment that exploits and questions the validity of science research?

This is a First-Year Odyssey/Blue Card Event.

Women’s History Month Exhibit Featured at Hargrett Library

March 10, 2014 – 11:47 AM - Jean Cleveland

The annual Women’s History Month Exhibit at the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law is on display in the exhibit galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell building, home of the Special Collections Libraries.

Photographs, books, memorabilia and artifacts document the 1st U.S. & U.K. Women’s Movements, 1840-1920. These rare treasures include materials & items from Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth & a pantheon of early leaders.

The Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law, circa 1550-2050 preserves and makes available to scholars historic collections of rare materials documenting the world’s movements for women’s rights and the women, and men, who led them.

Habitat for Humanity collection now available for research

March 7, 2014 – 12:41 PM - Jean Cleveland

By Steven Armour

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Habitat for Humanity International records. These records, now available for research,  document the formation, growth, and operation of one of the world’s most recognized non-profit organizations as they have worked toward the mission of ending substandard housing around the globe. The collection consists of correspondence and files relating to events, administrative activities, affiliates, media projects, and public relations, as well as photographs, newsletters, and artifacts. Much of the collection relates to the work of founder and former president Millard Fuller, including over three decades of speeches and sermons he delivered around the world outlining his philosophy of partnership housing.

Some materials, such as early newsletters, date back to the early 1940s and chronicle the activities of Koinonia Farm, a Christian intentional farming community that would become the catalyst for Habitat for Humanity’s establishment. The collection encompasses Habitat for Humanity’s work up through recent years, addressing the planning, outreach, and implementation of thousands of building projects. Some recurring events covered include the annual Jimmy Carter Work Project, Women Build, and the Global Village Program. Gifts of gratitude from homeowner partners, including sculptures, paintings, textiles, and other artwork also form part of the collection.

The Habitat for Humanity International records are the latest and largest addition to a growing body of related collections in the Hargrett Library that revolve around the topics of housing, philanthropy and social change. Others include the Millard and Linda Fuller papers, the Fuller Center for Housing records, and the Clarence L. Jordan papers.

Storytellers & Scholars Event March 5th at Russell Library

March 5, 2014 – 11:27 AM - Richard B. Russell Library

Alert_Today_Clean_Logo“Life in the Atomic Age” will be the theme for a Storytellers and Scholars Event to be held tonight, March 5th, from 7-9 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on the University of Georgia campus.

The program will include live interviews paired with archival footage and oral history clips from the collections of the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. The program will look at national and international events as well as feature personal stories about Atomic Age happenings.

Three faculty presenters from UGA will reflect on the impact of the Atomic Age on technology, art and architecture. Faculty presenters will include Shane Hamilton (history department), Janice Simon (Lamar Dodd School of Art) and Mark Reinberger (College of Environment and Design).

The program will feature “some great stories from the First Person Project, as well as some excellent archival footage from the time period,” said Callie Holmes, an oral history and media archivist at UGA. “One of our favorites so far is a First Person Project interview with a woman who participated in bomb shelter experiments run by UGA’s psychology department in the early 1960s.”

Attendees are encouraged to dress for an evening in the Atomic Age and wear their finest vintage attire from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfit of the evening.

This event is one in a series of 10 hosted by the Russell Library this winter, all inspired by the exhibit “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965″ on display in the Russell Library Gallery through March 14. For more information on this or other events in the “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” series, see, email, or call 706-542-5788.

The event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art, which is displaying “Art Interrupted: Advancing Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy” through April 20. The exhibition reunites all but 10 of the paintings originally purchased by the U.S. State Department for a traveling project meant to spread the word globally about the wonders of democracy. The original project ended in failure, as the public and press objected to the modernity of the art and to many of the artists’ backgrounds. The paintings were sold for pennies on the dollar as war surplus.

“Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” was curated by Michael Scheibach, an independent collector in Independence, Mo., and Leslie Przybylek, curator of humanities exhibitions at Mid-America Arts Alliance. ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, tours the exhibition. ExhibitsUSA sends more than 25 exhibitions on tour to more than 100 small- and mid-sized communities every year. More information is available at and

This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. This project is also supported by partners on the UGA campus, including: the President’s Venture Fund, the School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for International Trade and Security, and the departments of film, history and English.

To learn more about the Richard B. Russell Library, visit
To learn more about the Georgia Museum of Art, visit

Confederate Constitution display

February 27, 2014 – 2:46 PM - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving copy of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America — a part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections — will be displayed April 25 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St.

Due to its fragility it is displayed only one day a year, in conjunction with Confederate Memorial Day.  Since the observance falls on a Saturday (4/26) this year, the decision was made to exhibit the document a day early.

A complementary exhibition of Civil War materials, including letters, diaries, photos and artifacts, from 1864 will be on view through July.

‘The Largest Motor Hotel in the World’: The James M. Hunt Architectural Collection and the Atlanta Marriott

February 26, 2014 – 11:52 AM - Jean Cleveland


by Lauren E. Mauldin

After its completion in 1965, the Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel was coined the “Southeast’s largest motor hotel.” After constructing a 300-room addition in 1969, it became the “largest motor hotel in the world.”

Marriott Motor Hotels contracted with architect James M. Hunt, FAIA, from Elberton, Georgia to design Marriott’s seventh motor hotel and its first hotel in the South. Construction began in 1964 and was completed in time for its Grand Opening in October 1964. Each of the 500 “handsome” guest rooms included a direct dial telephone, TV, HiFi radio, private balcony, oversized beds, and individual air conditioning and heating controls (a welcoming feature for relief from the sweltering Atlanta heat). With the numerous amenities, convenient location to Atlanta attractions, as well as proximity to the Hartsfield International Airport, the motor hotel became an instant success, and celebrated its one-millionth guest exactly one year after opening its doors.

The sudden popularity of the Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel spurred the construction of additional space. Hunt went back to his drafting board and designed a tower to include 300 guest rooms, a 10-story parking garage, an additional restaurant, cocktail lounge, and office space. With 700 guest rooms, 100 suites, 1,000 parking spaces, 3 dining rooms, 3 cocktail lounges, a 10,000 square foot ballroom, an exhibition hall one full acre in size, and at least 18 banquet and meeting rooms, the Atlanta Marriott prided itself as the “largest motor hotel in the world.”

Perhaps one of the most well known buildings attributed to James M. Hunt, the construction of the Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel became the “pacesetter” for future growth of the hotel industry in Atlanta. The hotel still stands today, but operates as a Sheraton Hotel.

Note: The James M. Hunt Architectural Collection, ms2901, is available at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and contains an assortment of blueprints, construction files, and photographs pertaining to low rent housing, civic, commercial, and residential projects designed by Hunt throughout Georgia and South Carolina.