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New Employee Orientation

A New Employee Orientation will be held Dec. 7 and 9. The first session begins at 8:30 a.m. in the administrative conference room and the second will begin at 1 p.m. in room 368 of the SLC. Those attending are Matthew Bailey, Heather Campbell-Furtek, Jamie Edgar, David Falke, Sara Kirkpatrick, Priscilla Platt Lewis, Amanda Mastrovita, Elizabeth Miliken, Jennifer North, M. Paul Nunn, Timothy Reddy, Timothy Peacock, Ginger Smith, Solomon Stretch, T. Wesley Tracy and Robert Vanderford.

Holiday Gathering

Dr. Potter and the Libraries Administration cordially invite you to a Holiday Gathering Dec. 21, 2:30 - 5 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Student Learning Center. Scrumptious food, festive holiday drinks and live entertainment are being planned for your enjoyment. Additional details to come. Mark your calendars now to take a break from the hectic holiday season and enjoy food and fellowship with your colleagues!

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!

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 http://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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