Hire Date

Employee Name


September 1, 2005

White, Elizabeth

Research & Instruction

September 1, 2015

Duever, Meagan

Map and Government Information Library

September 6, 2016

Davis, Benjamin


September 7, 2010

Armour, Mollie


September 9, 1996

McAlister, Sheila

Digital Library of Georgia

September 9, 1999

Hulett, Skip

Hargrett Library

September 12, 2012

Li, Yue


September 12, 2013

Breeden, Jessica

Interlibrary Loan

September 13, 1993

Brown, Jimmy


September 15, 2014

Brambila, Lydia

Research & Instruction

September 19, 2005

Smith, Ryan

Hargrett Library

September 20, 2004

Allen, James Patrick

UGA Press

September 21, 1998

Smith, Byron

Access Services

September 21, 2011

Jenkins, Mark

Hargrett Library

September 22, 2003

Luken, Emily Hopkins

Collection Development

September 25, 1995

Giles, Emily



Who’s New?

Adrianne Bowen, Collection Development and Preservation Assistant in the Collection Development Department effective August 9, 2018

Kasie McAndrew, Night Facilities & Security Coordinator (Thurs-Sun) with the Miller Learning Center effective August 23, 2018

Sonya Strickland, Acquired Cataloging Associate with the Cataloging Department effective August 27, 2018

Katelin Woods, Circulation/Reserves Desk Assistant with the Access Services Department effective August 30, 2018

Kathleen Carter, Processing and Metadata Assistant with the Walter J. Brown Media Archives/Peabody Awards Department effective September 4, 2018


Who’s Changing?

Jonathan Phillips accepted the position of Digital Library of Georgia Metadata Associate with the Digital Library of Georgia effective September 6, 2018

Ariel Ackerly accepted the position of MakerSpace Associate with the Research and Instruction Department effective September 6, 2018


Who’s Leaving?

Marena Smith, Senior Accountant with the University of Georgia Press is retiring effective September 30, 2018


What’s Happening?

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September History: Alexander Fleming discovered what would be penicillin on September 28, 1928. “In 1928, Fleming began a series of experiments involving the common staphylococcal bacteria. An uncovered Petri dish sitting next to an open window became contaminated with mould spores. Fleming observed that the bacteria in proximity to the mould colonies were dying, as evidenced by the dissolving and clearing of the surrounding agar gel. He was able to isolate the mould and identified it as a member of the Penicillium genus. He found it to be effective against all Gram-positive pathogens, which are responsible for diseases such as scarlet fever, pneumonia, gonorrhoea, meningitis and diphtheria. He discerned that it was not the mould itself but some ‘juice’ it had produced that had killed the bacteria. He named the ‘mould juice’ penicillin. Later, he would say: ‘When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did.’”