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The College of DuPage's "Soaring to Excellence 2006: Libraries, the Universe, & Everything" teleconference series will continue Feb. 3 with "Always a River, Sometimes a Library." The event will be held in the administrative conference room for the noon - 1:30 p.m.

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and hear Rick Anderson explore the three ways the library profession is broken, and the four ways to fix it. He uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for patron behavior, and gives us new and useful ways to think about our patrons.

For more information on this teleconference, please visit http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=984.

Local host and discussion facilitator will be Elizabeth White, Reference & Instruction Librarian.

The next event in the series will be March 10 for "Library Management Hot Topics: A Roundtable Discussion with Experienced Library Managers." For information on future teleconferences, visit: www.libs.uga.edu/events

Several staff attended the first in the series "Google and the Patron," facilitated by Ian Thomas. Handouts, slides, and notes are available at http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=981

Exhibits

Main Library: The current exhibit focuses on "RefWorks" and "EndNote," two tools the UGA Libraries provide to enhance the learning environment and make bibliographic work more efficient.

Russell Library: "Power to the People," a look at the Rural Electrification Act and its effects on Georgia and its people. Remember, group tours can be arranged AND the Russell has special Saturday hours, 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., except on home football days. Spread the word!

Also in Russell:

"Don't Be Fuelish: A Discussion on the 1973 United States Oil Embargo” Continuing conflicts in the Middle East and recent damage to oil rigs and oil refineries in the Gulf region sustained during hurricanes Katrina and Rita have caused fuel prices in the U.S. to rise steeply in the last year and have also caused sporadic shortages. These events have triggered a renewed concern among many Americans about current and future access to energy resources. The disruption has also reminded Americans of the energy crisis in the 1970s and early 1980s. Although the impact of today's energy problems appears similar to the impact associated with the earlier crisis, many of the root causes of the current American energy shortage are different from those that caused the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. This exhibit provides a closer look at the policies and politics of the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s.

Hargrett Library: "William Few: Forgotten Patriot." This exhibit chronicles the life of William Few, one of the original trustees of University of Georgia, including his military service in Georgia during the Revolutionary War as well as his extensive political career, which included serving in the Georgia Assembly, holding various offices such as Commissioner of Confiscated Estates and Surveyor General, and serving in the Continental Congress during the 1780s.

Science Library: For those who may not have gotten the opportunity to see the Science Library Archives Week display...check out the link below.
http://naturalhistory.uga.edu/images/library/main.html

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