Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Author Pat Conroy
Conroy, whose ability to turn his life experiences into dramatic, best-selling fiction
speaks after being inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the UGA Libraries March 24. The novelist credited his mother with instilling in him a love of stories as they relate to real people. "I think my mother was the first fiction writer our family produced," he said.
Also honored as 2004 inductees were legendary Georgia newspapermen Henry W. Grady, for whom the UGA college of journalism is named, and Ralph McGill, a Pulitzer-prize winning columnist called the "conscience of the South." Grady and McGill family members accepted their posthumous honors.
The Films of Kiyoshi Kurosawa
One of the lesser-known, but most critically acclaimed purveyors of Japanese Horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes films which are at once both unsettling and meditative explorations of death, identity, and contemporary society.
Monday, April 4 – "Séance" (2000, 95 min.)
Monday, April 11 – "Pulse" (2001, 119 min.)
Monday, April 18 – "Bright Future" (2003, 93 min.)
All screenings will take place in room 248 of the Student
Learning Center at 7:30 PM and admission is free and open to
the public. For more information, please see
www.uga.edu/kurosawa or contact Thomas Knowlton at 542-7090
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the UGA Libraries Media
Valdosta MLIS Information
Wallace Koehler of Valdosta State University will be in Athens April 20 to discuss their MLIS program. Valdosta has been granted candidacy status for accreditation by ALA. Additional information is at http://books.valdosta.edu/mlis/ . The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Russell Auditorium.
New Procedures for Job Seekers
UGA Human Resources has implemented new online procedures for job seekers to apply for positions at the University of Georgia and for hiring departments to post position vacancies and review job applications
This new system requires *all* job applicants to electronically submit applications, regardless of when they last submitted applications for vacant positions. Job applicants may attach resumes and cover letters, if desired.
For more information on how to apply for transfers or promotions, please visit the Employment Web site at http://www.busfin.uga.edu/employment/protran.html . New applicants can get information at http://www.busfin.uga.edu/employment/approced.html.
Please contact Employment at 706-542-2623 or email@example.com if you have questions about the new system.
Share Your Leave
The University began a shared leave process last year that allows employees to voluntarily donate sick or annual leave to other employees who have exhausted all of their sick and annual leave and, because of a medical emergency, are in need of additional sick leave. Visit http://www.hr.uga.edu/shared_leave.html for details.
When there are colleagues in need of leave it is sometimes difficult or awkward to get the word out about it while still protecting their privacy, and while not making potential donators feel any obligation to donate. To help communicate about colleagues in need, it has been suggested that Libraries’ HR maintain a list of employees who would like to be notified when a colleague is in need of leave.
This list would remain private and only used by Libraries’ HR. With permission of the requestor, Libraries’ HR would use this list to alert potential leave donors that there is an eligible person in need of leave and of the procedures to donate.
If you would like to be kept on a private “potential donor list” that is maintained in Libraries’ HR, please send your name to Libraries HR at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember you are under no obligation to donate your leave at any time. We will periodically update this list and you can remove your name at any time.
9TH Annual Exhibition of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Rights of Women in History and Law. Through March 2005. The collection documents the woman’s suffrage movement in the United States and Great Britain was amassed over a period of more than 30 years and is comprised of books, postcards, broadsides, letters, and other ephemera treating woman’s crusade for the vote. Materials from prominent figures in the woman’s suffrage movement such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton are represented in this important collection.
Women's History Month: Two exhibits in the Main Library lobby address March as Women's History Month. Jeannette Rankin: First Woman Elected to Congress highlights the life of Rankin, a philanthropist, feminist and pacifist. After leaving Congress in 1942, Rankin settled in Watkinsville. When she died, a portion of her estate was left to aid "mature, unemployed women workers." That seed money has grown into the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, based in Athens, which awards education grants to those who meet these standards and are continuing their education. Women Making History is the theme of this year's national observance and the exhibit from the Institute for Women's Studies, an academic program providing a feminist, interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender, highlights academic offerings, as well as activities such as "Women Take Back the Night," IWS Friday Speaker Series, women's sports schedules and relevant films and lectures.
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 email@example.com. The "libnews" address also replaces firstname.lastname@example.org as the places to send news for Update.