2018 Lillian Smith Book Awards

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 09/05/2018

The 2018 Lillian Smith Book Awards were presented Sunday, Sept. 2, to James Forman Jr and Nancy MacLean at the Decatur Book Festival. 

James Forman Jr

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. 


Summer Reading at the CML

Submitted by amywatts on Thu, 05/18/2017

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. :-)

GIL Express hiatus

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 04/24/2017

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.

Living Texts: a Symposium on the Book

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 02/16/2017

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. 

"Fall Symposium on the Book" next week

Submitted by amywatts on Fri, 09/30/2016

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.

MLA Handbook 8th edition now available

Submitted by amywatts on Fri, 09/30/2016

Do you need to use the new 8th edition of the MLA Handbook? The UGA Libraries have a quick help sheet, and the MLA and Purdue OWL sites provide more detailed instruction.

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!

National Service Dog Month and National DNA, Genomics & Stem Cell Education Month at the CML

Submitted by amywatts on Thu, 09/08/2016

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.

Hargrett Library purchases medieval manuscript fragments

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 06/22/2016

The Hargrett Library has recently acquired several medieval manuscript fragments:

Illuminated Manuscript Bible and Book of Hours leaves, ms2934

The collection consists of illuminated manuscript leaves on vellum from the 13th and late 15th centuries. There are two Book of Hours leaves from France, late 15th century; one Book of Hours leaf from France, circa 1460; one Book of Hours leaf from Italy, 2nd half of 15th century; Bible leaf, Paris, mid-13th century; and Bible leaf, France, 13th century. The mid-13th century Bible leaf contains Tobias chapters V-VIII. There is also a late 12th century manuscript leaf with neumes from a Missal.

Manuscript fragment from the prologue to St. Jerome on the Gospel of Matthew, ms3960