Tuesday, July 30, 2013

University Library Awarded the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle NEH/Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Grant

 The University Library at the University of South Alabama is pleased to announce that it is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of four films chronicling the history of the civil rights movement. The powerful documentaries, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story, include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all.  Freedom Riders received an Emmy in 2012, and The Loving Story and The Abolitionists have been nominated for Emmys in 2013. 

In order to introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America, the University Library will offer a series of screenings, lectures, discussion forums, and scholarly presentations centered around this collection of documentaries beginning in March of 2014.

Each of the films was produced with National Endowment for the Humanities support, and each tells remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. Created Equal programs bring communities together to revisit our shared history and help bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American civic life. Visit www.neh.gov/created-equal for more information.  

The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in the teaching and learning of American history. Programs include publications, teacher seminars, a national Affiliate School Program, traveling exhibitions, and online materials for teachers, students, and the general public. www.gilderlehrman.org.

About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. NEH grants enrich classroom learning, create and preserve knowledge, and bring ideas to life through public television, radio, museum exhibitions, and programs in libraries and other community places. www.neh.gov.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The University Library will begin Interim Hours on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Interim Hours: Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, August 18, 2013

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Closed Weekends
Y'all have a nice break! Get excited for the Fall 2013 semester!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Reading: Award Winning Books Display

Need some new Summer reading for the beach? Check out our new display!

The first floor display case is showcasing winners of various literary awards including the Man Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award.

Thanks, Ellen Wilson for an awesome display! 

Friday, July 05, 2013

University Library Summer Hours

May 28 - July 26

M - Th: 7:45am - 10pm

F: 7:45am - 6pm

Sat: 10am - 6pm

Sun: 1pm - 9pm

Monday, July 01, 2013

July 4th Closing

The University Library will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th.

Have a safe and happy holiday and we will see you when we return to our regular hours on Friday, July 5th.