A traveling exhibition from the International Board of Books for Young People of wordless picture books from around the world is currently on display in the CML. The display is from now until late afternoon of April 18th. The books are non-circulating, but may be viewed in the CML. Please stop by to see this charming & enlightening display of books from 20 countries. No translation needed!
Thanks to Dr. Petros Panaou from Language & Literacy Education, & the CML staff for making this possible.
The UGA Libraries host award-winning author Tayari Jones Feb. 7 in celebration of the paperback launch of An American Marriage. Jones was a 2018 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, but was unable to attend the fall ceremony. The award will be presented at this event, which is co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop.
The program is from 7-9 p.m. at the Foundry Ballroom (295 E. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30606). Tickets are $22 and include a paperback copy of either An American Marriage or Silver Sparrow. Books will be distributed upon check-in to the event.
An American Marriage was selected for the The New York Times' and The Washington Post's Most Notable of 2018 lists and was named 2018 Book of the Year by Apple Books. TIME Magazine selected it as the 2018 Best Fiction of the Year
The 2018 Lillian Smith Book Awards were presented Sunday, Sept. 2, to James Forman Jr and Nancy MacLean at the Decatur Book Festival.
Forman’s Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America examines how mass incarceration, which affects people of color disproportionately, stems from the war on crime that began in the 1970s and was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. He is shown being congratulated by UGA University Librarian Toby Graham, right.
The end of the school year means the beginning of summer reading programs. Let the Libraries help save you time & money. Borrow what you need! Summer Reading Lists for Local Schools matches the lists with what the Libraries own. The Curriculum Materials Library is in 207 Aderhold Hall and in addition to the titles on the lists we have thousands of other books, from board books for babies to Young Adult lit, which includes a lot of recent movies (The Fault in Our Stars, Everything, Everything, The Hunger Games, Twilight and, of course, Harry Potter for example) so we have something for everyone. And puppets. And fake food. :-)
Get your GIL Express requests in now!
The GIL Express service will be on hiatus from May 5 through May 26 during the transition to the new library system. While GIL Express is unavailable, please use Interlibrary Loan to get books from other USG libraries.
Folksinger, scholar, and creative writer Dianne Dugaw, professor of English and Folklore at the University of Oregon, will give the keynote address at the Spring Book Symposium, "Living Texts" Feb. 23.
The symposium begins at 9:30 a.m. with UGA faculty participating in a roundtable discussion on "Making Archival Material Come Alive in the Classroom."
At 11 a.m., Dugaw, the author of books and articles on early modern and 18th-century literature and culture, especially exploring gender and sexuality in folksongs, literature, and history, will speak on "Fighting and Sailing Women in Anglo-American Prints, Songs, and History (1600--present)."
A workshop with participants examining and discussing rare books will take place at 2 p.m. following a lunch break.
All events take place in Room 277 of the Russell Special Collections Libraries.
The Fall Symposium on the Book will be held next Wednesday and Thursday at the Russell Special Collections Libraries.
The plenary talk by Professor and medievalist Scott Gwara (University of South Carolina) will be Wednesday Oct. 5, at 4:30pm:. Professor Gwara will be presenting his paper, “Unscrambling Ege: Educator, Bibliophile … Villain?” (Otto Ege was an educator, a bookseller, and a breaker of medieval books.) Q&A to follow. Professor Gwara is a generous and engaging presenter.
On Thursday, Oct. 6 at 9:30am there will be a faculty panel featuring talks by UGA professors Mario Erasmo (Classics) on Arcadia, Cynthia Turner Camp (English) on teaching in the archives, and Miriam Jacobson (English) on Renaissance editions of Ovid. All three of these faculty members are doing exciting work right now. Come take the opportunity to learn about it! Coffee and treats served.
If those sites don’t have the example you need, copies of the complete handbook are at the Reference Desks in the Main Library, Science Library, and Miller Learning Center (3rd floor). Or, as always, ask a librarian for help!
It’s National Service Dog Month and National DNA, Genomics and Stem Cell Education Month. Please stop by the Curriculum Materials Library and see the book displays on these topics curated by our student worker, Kiara Portillo. We’re in 207 Aderhold and offer thousands of children’s books & K-12 textbooks. Discover our new arrivals by clicking on the CML tab.