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An intelligence system and its supervision will be at the center of discussion March 8 at Oversight or Overlook? Intelligence in the Modern World, a panel presented by the Russell Library and the School of Policy and International Affairs.

David Barrett, whose most recent book, The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy, provides a provocative account of relations between American spymasters and Capitol Hill, will join UGA intelligence experts at 3 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. A reception will follow in Demosthenian Hall.

"David Barrett's research at the Russell Library sparked our interest in having a campus forum for discussing this timely subject," said Sheryl B. Vogt, director of the Russell Library.

Book TV Bus

C-Span's Book TV Bus rolled up to the Student Learning Center Feb. 22 to give tours of their studio set, take questions for future guests and interview local authors, including the UGA Libraries' award-winning author Toby Graham, whose book was the first to examine public library segregation of libraries in the South. When we learn of an "air date" for Toby's segment, we will publicize it far and wide.

Shameless celebrity stalker, ace speller and crack reference librarian Shelia Devaney took a turn sitting in the spotlight during the Book TV Bus visit.

Teleconference Series

The College of DuPage's "Library Challenges & Opportunities 2006" teleconference series continues March 10 with "Library Management Hot Topics: A Roundtable Discussion with Experienced Library Managers" from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come watch the teleconference, which will include Susan Nutter, director of Libraries at North Carolina State University--one of the academic libraries highlighted several times in the last teleconference, "Always a River, Sometimes a Library," as an innovative site. Other panelists include: Jane Light, Director of the San Jose Public Library System. During her career she has directed two libraries ( San Jose and Redwood City ) recognized by Library Journal as Library of the Year; W. Lee Hisle is Vice President for Information Services and Librarian at Connecticut College. He is a past President of ACRL and is Treasurer of NELINET, the New England regional network for OCLC; and Alice Calabrese-Berry is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Library System for the Chicago area.  She has worked in both the academic and public library arena throughout her career. 

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and hear topics including: roles of support staff in libraries, team- building when the director won't lead, library recruiting, keeping staff motivated, disaster planning, and strategies for working with faculty.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1031

Local host and discussion leader will be Florence King, Assistant University Librarian for Human Resources.

Supervisors Video Forum

UGA Libraries HR and STEP (Staff Training & Enrichment Program) will present parts 3 and 4 of the Supervisors Video Forum in May and August. These will focus on how to coach your staff to excellence and how to document discipline effectively and fairly.


Main Library"18th-Century Town & Country" ties into the annual SEASECS Conference (Southeastern American Association of Eighteenth- Century Studies) which is being hosted by UGA this month.  Following the conference theme of "Town & Country," the display focuses on the clothing and architecture of urban and rural England and France.  The exhibit was created by Kristin Nielsen (Collection Development) and Lisa Ward Bolding and Brandy Ball (both of the UGA English Department).

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.

Science Library:

Each year the Faculty of Engineering offers a design class for its students, a reguirement for graduation. Dr. William Kisaalita offers design with a twist, alternative technology to improve the lives of workers in a developing country. In 2005, with East Africa in mind, his group of students designed a milk chiller, that works by removing air from around the container, creating a vacuum that is used to create ice that lowers the milk's temperature. The lower temperature extends the milk life so it can be taken to market and sold for cash income. A scale model of the chiller was made specially for the display. Checkout http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/storypage.cfm ?storyid=2394 for more information.

Circle Gallery (College of Environment and Design): Imprints: investigations in design by UGA professor Marguerite Koepke will be on display through March. For the past 22 years, Koepke has taught design and planting design at the University of Georgia. Before moving to the South, she taught in the landscape architecture program at Kansas State University. Prior to her academic career, she practiced landscape architecture in both the private and public sectors including work in Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas City, Missouri, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Wyoming, and Colorado. Her broad regional experiences and explorations in a varied range of landscapes and eco-systems has also profoundly informed and influenced her work.


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