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LSA Staff Art Show

Staff artwork is now being collected by Anne Meyers DeVine (Hargrett) and Renna Tuten (Russell) for the annual LSA art show, scheduled for the Main Library display cases next month.

State of the Libraries

Come hear Dr. Potter update everyone on the State of the Libraries in his annual address Aug. 10 from 3-4 p.m. in B2 of the Main Library. Light refreshments will be served.

National Home Movie Day 2006

Sponsored by the UGA Libraries Media Archives, Home Movie Day will be Saturday, Aug. 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library on Baxter Street.

National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking and  is held annually on the second Saturday in August. Home Movie Day events provide an opportunity for individuals and families to learn more about their own family movies, how to care for films, and how home movies have helped capture 20th century history.

Home Movie Day events in Athens are open free to the public and offer expert evaluation of films brought in by participants, as well as an opportunity to see films in an open screening.

Faculty Survey

The results of the recently completed Faculty Survey are now available on-line at the Assessment Web site: http://dataserv.libs.uga.edu/assessment/activities.html This URL will take you to the UGA Libraries' Activities page,  Scroll down to the "Compensation and Job Satisfaction Surveys" section.  Here you will find the survey results for both the Library Associates and Assistants Survey  conducted in Fall, 2005, and the Library Faculty Survey, conducted in Spring, 2006. Caroline Killens of the Assessment Committee also encourages anyone currently conducting or has completed any assessment surveys &/or research, big or small, to notify the Assessment Committee so ongoing projects or findings can be included on this Activities page. 

Exhibits

Main Library: Books donated to UGA by the Chinese government form the centerpiece of a display of related materials in recognition of a visit by a delegation from Jilin University. The group of 30 Chinese administrators are visiting the Institute of Higher Education to receive training in higher ed management. Curated by Sophie Dong (cataloging) and Will Langford (acquisitions), the exhibit includes a number of decorative items on loan from Sophie. Another exhibit looks back 10 years when several events were held at UGA when Georgia hosted the Olympics. These two exhibits are also represented at the Science Library.

Hargrett Library: An exhibit focusing on the role of the Olympic volunteer, "UGA Welcomes the World," will be on view in the main gallery July 6 - Aug. 12 in observance of the 10th anniversary of Georgia hosting the Olympics, including 2 events at UGA. Memorabilia from local participants, as well sections devoted to the Cultural Olympiad and the Native American Inclusion Project, security issues, housing of athletes prior to the games and the Paralympics. A monitor will show photos taken during the festivities.

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 ... 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.

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