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Sesame Street 35th Anniversary.
In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of "Sesame Street," the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection of the University of Georgia Libraries will screen the premiere episode of the ground-breaking children's television series on the anniversary of its debut. In this series kickoff, Gordon introduces Sally, who has just moved to Sesame Street, to her new neighbors, including Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, and Oscar the Grouch. Following the screening, Dr. Alison Alexander will lead a discussion about the program. Dr. Alexander is Head of the Department of Telecommunications at UGA's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism, and is an expert in children's television. This event is sponsored by the UGA Libraries, the numbers 2 and 3, and the letters E, S, and W.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 7:00 PM. in Room 148 of the UGA Student Learning Center. Contact: Mary Miller (706) 583-0212, mlmiller@uga.edu or visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/events/index.html

Annual Enrollment
The annual enrollment period for university employees and retirees to enroll in health, dental and other insurance programs or to make changes in their insurance coverage is now through Nov. 12. Full information at http://www.hr.uga.edu, select "annual enrollment."

Leave Accrual Letters
Leave Accrual Letters will no longer be mailed. All employees should now check their leave balances online through their UGA MyID. Go to http://my.uga.edu and type in your sign on (this is your email signon and then your normal password). Each year in compliance with the UGA Policies and Procedures, each employee's leave record shall be adjusted by the University Human Resources Division to show no more than 45 days accrual of annual leave on December 31. When the UGA My ID Welcome page comes up, on the left navigation bar you'll see "Employee Information" click on that and this will take you to the leave balance screen. If you have any questions please contact Betty Mayweather at bettymay@uga.edu.

ALCTS Support Staff Grant

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has established a Support Staff Grant to make it possible for an eligible individual (or individuals) to attend ALA Annual in Chicago in June 2005. Eligibility Requirements: Currently employed in a full time support staff position; Minimum of three years of experience in an area of technical services (acquisitions, cataloging, collection development/management, preservation of library materials, serials); No previous attendance at an ALA annual meeting.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a brief report describing their experiences at the annual conference. This report will be published in the post-conference issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online and will also be shared with the sponsor, Sage Publications. Applicants need not be members of ALCTS or ALA.

The grant will cover conference registration, 3 nights hotel, and transportation. The ALCTS Membership Committee will provide mentoring support for each candidate. Successful applicants will be notified in January. All necessary travel arrangements will be handled by ALCTS.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and a brief essay (ca. 250 words) summarizing the reasons why attending the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Library Association would be beneficial. A letter of reference from the applicant's supervisor, indicating the employer's support for the application is also required. Applications should be sent by December 1, 2004 to: Dale Swensen email: Dale_Swensen@byu.edu.

The Libraries has a new calendar located at www.libs.uga.edu/events, providing a central place for information on events and meetings. Please contribute by sending your news to libnews@uga.edu. The "libnews" address also replaces libjobs@uga.edu as the places to send news for Update.

Exhibits/Screenings

Main Library:
Children's Book Week!

Science Library:
The Art and Science of Conservation

The display features Natural History and Art Work produced by students in the 2004 Maymester course Ecology 4560/6560, held on Ossabaw Island. Works featured include sand sculpture; watercolors; collected specimens; and writings. The display is augmented by specimens from the Museum of Natural History and Library materials. Go to www.ecology.uga.edu/courses/ossabaw/ossabaw.htm for more information.

Share Your Knowledge

The Professional Research and Development Committee requests that anyone who has attended a conference, given a paper or presentation, or anything else of note, drop the committee a line at prodev@uga.edu.

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