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Vogt Honored


Lucy Rowland, head of science collections and research facilities, listens as Sheryl Vogt talks about the national award she received for her archivist work.

The Russell Library staff hosted a reception to honor Vogt. Ina Caro, the wife of and researcher for biographer Robert Caro, presented the award, saying, "During the years I have been the researcher for Bob's Lyndon Johnson books, I have traveled to five presidential libraries and many more senatorial libraries, many of which I wished had been organized by someone like Sheryl Vogt. She is the most marvelous archivist I've come across in the libraries I deal with. I really think the world of Sheryl Vogt."

In the News

The Winter issue of "New Towns" (formerly the Town Paper) is online at http://www.tndtownpaper.com. Included in the current articles is a profile of Lucy Rowland: "Lucy Rowland Uses Classroom to Make Change" by Karen O'Keefe -- A profile of this scientist, planning commissioner and university librarian who is also a leading advocate of new urbanism.

Library Staff Out & About

Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, Mandy Mastrovita, Katie Gentilello, Ben McCormick and Julie Griffin (DLG) participated in a web-based “Basics and Beyond” workshop designed to teach librarians, museum employees and archivists how to digitize cultural heritage materials using generally accepted best practices. The primary focus was on digitization of photographic, manuscript and archival collections, with some information on three-dimensional digitization.

As part of her parallel existence as an IT student, Mary Miller (Peabody Awards Collection cataloger) traveled to the eAgenda Summit in San Diego earlier this month. Mary was the discussant for one panel and also gave a poster presentation, "Making Meaning with Media" which discussed Mary's research into classroom uses of archival moving images in teaching about diversity and also our new digital preservation efforts. Interested parties can learn more at http://www.gu.edu.au/conference/eagenda2004/summit/home.html  

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.

Who's New

Bart Lemahieu , Library Assistant III in Serials. Effective January 4, 2005.
John Stephens, Library Assistant III in Serials. Effective January 4, 2005.
Abigail Adams, Archival Associate II in Russell. Effective January 18, 2005.

Who's Leaving the Libraries

Ann Hope, head of Cataloging, retired December 1 and reports that she has adjusted well. Congratulations, Ann!

Who's Changing in the Libraries

No personnel changes to report in this issue.

Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

Questions regarding the appropriate use of miscellaneous leave for voting were raised during the recent presidential election. A handy reference tool for this type of information is available in the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (http://www.busfin.uga.edu/manual/). In this example, you would type "voting" in the search box.

Position Postings

Visit and bookmark the Libraries' HR site for an up-to-the-minute listing: www.libs.uga.edu/humres/jobs/index.html.

Training Calendar and Standing Meeting Schedule

Training, workshops or presentations, and standing meeting schedule for upcoming months can be found at www.libs.uga.edu/events.

Student Employee Payroll Calendar

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2004 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2005

Early Payroll Deadlines

Student Employee Information Forms: due to Becky Wortham by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 4, 2005.
Hourly (student) timesheests: due to Betty Mayweather by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2005.

Information on the procedures for hiring, changing status, or terminating student assistants can be found at www.libs.uga.edu/staff/studentproc.html.

Visit www.busfin.uga.edu/staff/orient.html for "Online Orienation" for all new student employees.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Wortham at 542-2716 or at bwortham@uga.edu.

Online HR Newsletter

UGA Human Resources will periodically publish an online newsletter to keep faculty and staff updated on the latest HR initiatives. Each newsletter will be advertised through the Staff and Admin-Memo listservs. The HR newsletter is located at www.hr.uga.edu/news_intro.html.

Library Worklife Newsletter

Volume 1, Number 6 of Library Worklife from the ALA Allied Professional Association (APA) (formerly Personnel News) can be seen at: www.ala-apa.org.

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