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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The "libnews" address also replaces email@example.com as the places to send news for Update.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.