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Providing Access to the University of Georgia Integration Materials

Carol Bishop, University Archives, will tell about the treasure trove of documents that help tell the history of the university from its earliest existence through today, including papers that reveal how the UGA administration, faculty, and students dealt with the struggle of African Americans to integrate the school in the 1950s and early 1960s.  This presentation will address Carol's efforts to provide increased access to these materials.

Date:  Thursday, June 1

Time:  2:30 - 3:15

Place:  Russell Library Auditorium

Sponsored by:  The Libraries Faculty Professional Development and Research Committee

Information Literacy for the 21st Century Learner: Reaching At-Risk High
School and Community College Students

The College of DuPage presents a panel discussion of information
literacy and the high school student.

Friday, June 2, 2006
12noon - 1:30
Administrative Conference Room


Panelists will give an overview of information literacy theory and
practice with special attention to AASL and ACRL standards and
identification of core competencies.Also will explore the disconnect between information literacy training in high school and in college to underscore the benefits of high school and college collaboration. Susan Curtis will lead a discussion following the teleconference.

More information is available at:
http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1165

Exhibits

Main Library: Don't forget to contribute to the supply drive to benefit local animal welfare organizations. The Libraries Staff Association drive is highlighted in the Main lobby. Can you match the pets to their human companion/library employee? Have you ever seen a tiny kitten hold a bottle?

Russell Library: "Power to the People," a look at the Rural Electrification Act and its effects on Georgia and its people. Remember, group tours can be arranged ... Spread the word!

Also in Russell:

"Don't Be Fuelish: A Discussion on the 1973 United States Oil Embargo” Continuing conflicts in the Middle East and recent damage to oil rigs and oil refineries in the Gulf region sustained during hurricanes Katrina and Rita have caused fuel prices in the U.S. to rise steeply in the last year and have also caused sporadic shortages. These events have triggered a renewed concern among many Americans about current and future access to energy resources. The disruption has also reminded Americans of the energy crisis in the 1970s and early 1980s. Although the impact of today's energy problems appears similar to the impact associated with the earlier crisis, many of the root causes of the current American energy shortage are different from those that caused the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. This exhibit provides a closer look at the policies and politics of the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s.

Science Library: The current display features posters depicting the research
of CURO (Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities)
scholars, in the Sciences. A total of eight posters will rotated through the display
over the next two monthes, with accompanying library
resources as applicable.

Circle Gallery: Wild-Life, an exhibition by UGA Assistant Professor of Art Tad Gloeckler, through May 30. According to Gloeckler, this show is an expression of his deep respect for nature, and a dedicated struggle to communicate relationships between natural systems and contemporary life.  His goal is to encourage viewers to re-examine their surroundings, develop interest in other earth life forms and processes and reflect upon their own personal values.

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