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Posted April 8, 2015

Celebrate National Poetry Month

“Georgia libraries offers the best of all worlds, the books we love and the online information we need. We in Georgia can be especially glad of GALILEO…” says Dan Veach, winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award for Poetry for 2013. In celebration of National Poetry Month, GALILEO presents a reading of Dan’s poem “Age of Information” from Elephant Water read by the author. Click on the link to the video below and feel free to share it.

We hope Dan’s reading is an inspiration to the poet in everyone to write, read, share, and showcase poetry in April and all year long. In libraries and GALILEO, Georgia citizens and students will find poems, resources for explication and criticism, and educational information to help teachers instill a love of poetry to their classes.

“Age of Information” video

Tips for Librarians from Academy of American Poets
Tips for Teachers from Academy of American Poets

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Posted April 22, 2015

Celebrating the 45th Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day, year-round using GALILEO resources to research issues such as climate change, conservation, biodiversity, energy, green economy, recycling, and sustainable agriculture and development.

You can research these issues and more in GreenFILE, Environment Complete, and Encyclopaedia Britannica. Find these databases and more in the Ecology (for GALILEO Scholar or GALILEO Library) or Environment (for GALILEO High School) subject areas.

Image from Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Earth article

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Posted January 19, 2015

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day!

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day by exploring some of the resources available through GALILEO. Just search GALILEO for Martin Luther King, Jr. to see articles, images, videos, and more, including items from the Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL). Below is a list of some of the collections available through the CRDL:

Also, be sure to check out the full text of the “I Have a Dream” speech.

Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

Posted November 12, 2013

Celebrate University Press Week

This week we celebrate University Press Week, which highlights the contributions of university presses to culture, academia, and society. It was established in June of 1978 when U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed “University Press Week” to mark the centennial of university press publishing in the United States “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.”

The University of Georgia Press is joining 36 other presses to provide a University Press Week blog tour highlighting the value of university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society. To find the websites and publications of university presses in your area, see the membership list of the Association of American University Presses or this map of university presses.

Visit these Georgia university presses
* University of Georgia Press
* University Press of North Georgia
* Mercer University Press
* Kennesaw State University Press

Posted October 1, 2012

Look for GALILEO at COMO

GALILEO staff are looking forward to seeing all of you at the exhibit booth and at sessions in Macon next week. Visit exhibit booth #53 to pick up new posters and bookmarks, to find out more about Discover GALILEO, and to chat with us about anything that’s on your mind.

Several presentations on GALILEO are featured at COMO this year. A short list is below. A COMO session flyer is available.

See you in Macon!

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