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Libraries Events

BIG Conference

Friday, May 9 is the last day to register for the upcoming Atlanta-Area Bibliographic Instruction Group conference. This year's conference will be at Georgia State University on Friday, May 23. We have an exciting program planned for you. Check it out here: http://www.atlbig.zoomshare.com/ . Our theme this year is In Queue: Getting Online with Instruction.

Registration is free, but we do need to know if you are attending. Please RSVP to Program Chair, Emily Luken, at atlbig@gmail.com .

There is also an opportunity to take an optional tour of the newly renovated GSU University Library. This $20 million renovation transformed the appearance of the two library buildings and added a learning commons, 53 group study rooms, 2 media viewing rooms, a new bridge between the buildings on the 2nd floor, and expanded bridges between the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. Please let us know when you register if you'd like to take this tour.

Department News Briefs

Remember to keep your colleagues informed about your department by dropping a line to libnews@uga.edu.

Libraries Organization Chart

The most current Libraries org chart is now available at http://www.libs.uga.edu/humres/ugalibs_org_chart_tabloid.pdf . There is a link to it from the Collections/Departments page at http://www.libs.uga.edu/collections.html

Exhibits

Main Library: World War II maps in observance of Victory in Europe Day or VE Day May 7 and 8, 1945, the dates when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich. From the Map Library Collections.

CML: An exhibit honoring the students slain at Kent State, May 4th, 1970. Student worker, Ashley Rape, coordinated the display. The Libraries have the FBI files on the fire bomb and shooting at Kent State on microfilm. The GIL record contains a link the the files that the FBI has made available online http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/kentstat.htm .

Hargrett Library: Hargrett Hits: Selections from the collections.

Russell Library: History Lives in the Russell Library: This exhibit takes visitors on a trip back through many of the key events, perspectives, and people who have shaped the political landscape in Georgia , the nation and the world in the last century. Through original letters, documents, speeches, editorial cartoons, historical film footage, photographs, and artifacts this exhibit provides eyewitness perspectives on prohibition, the Cold War, the Kennedy Assassination, Watergate, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, campaigning, space exploration and more!

Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library: Before the age of career politicians, public servants maintained separate lives from their Washington D.C. alter egos. During breaks from legislation, many returned to their day jobs as farmers, doctors, and lawyers and while away on the nation's business, their wives and children ran these enterprises. The selection of letters and photographs in "Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library Collections" highlights the personal side of politics.

Science Library: Women in Science - a display featuring award winning women scientists from UGA and books featuring women scientists through time. Included is Mary Creswell, the first woman to graduate from ;the College of Agriculture, who later became Dean of the College of Home Economics. Sundry instruments used in pursuit of scientific research are also on display. Prepared by Jacquie Houston, Lora Bergstorm, and Cynthia Prosser