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COMO PRESENTATIONS

It's not too late to register for COMO next week (Wed-Fri). Register online at:
http://www.georgiacomo.org/Registration.htm

Here's a quick glance at programs presented by your colleagues next week (only UGA folks are listed; other co-presenters may be participating).

Wed. (9/20)

2-3 pm- Digital Library of Georgia Tour

Thurs. (9/21)

7:30-8:20 am- Carla Buss -- Webfeat: Presentation and Discussion

9:30-11:20 am- Chandra Jackson -- MLIS Degree in the 21st Century

1:00-1:50 pm- Nadine Cohen -- Information Literacy: K-16 Collaborative Initiatives Taking Root in Georgia

1:00-2:20 pm- Elizabeth White -- Social Networking & Libraries, pt 2

2:00-2:50 pm- Robin Fay & Amy Watts -- Direct Link to the Patron: Web Tools and Expanded Services

2:00-2:50 pm- Kelly Holt & Suzanne Graham -- Collection-level Cataloging for Archives and Special Collections

2:00-2:50 pm- Nadine Cohen -- K-16 Information Literacy: From Isolation to Collaboration

3:00-3:50 pm- Dana Walker -- Be Careful What You Wish For: Licensing Agreements and the ILL

3:00-3:50 pm- Monica Pereira -- One and Done? Evaluating Student Learning of Information Literacy Skills

3:00-3:50 pm- Toby Graham -- Digital Library of Georgia: Behind the Scenes

Fri. (9/22)

7:30-8:30 am- Diana Hartle, Monica Pereira, Dana Walker -- From Ether to You: Managing Electronic Databases at UGA

8:40-9:30 am- Dr. Potter, Caroline Cason -- How to Get Published in the Academic Library World

8:40-9:30 am- Ian Thomas -- The Google Gap: Examining the Impact of New Technologies on Libraries

See complete program schedule for more information:
http://www.georgiacomo.org/Schedule.htm

Power to the People!

The final screening in the Russell Library's Power to the People! film series, featuring selections from the UGA Libraries Media Archives Home Movie Collection, will be Sept. 19 at the Athens-Clarke County Library auditorium.

A short, Singing Wires, (ca. 1951) will preceed The Power and The Land (1940), both created by government agencies to persuade rural farmers about the efficiency and ease of electricity. For information about the series, visit www.libs.uga.edu/russell.

Bulldog Book Club

The UGA Libraries is giving support to Dr. Fran Teague, Professor of English, (Josiah Meigs Awards for Excellence in Teaching) as she works on a number of projects about reading and writing at UGA.  One of those is the newly formed Bulldog Book Club. Several book club meetings in September will be held in the Reading Room of the SLC and the Main Library Student Lounge.

The schedule:

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Wednesday, Sept. 27, Main Library Student Lounge, 1:25-2:25

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Wednesday, Sept. 20, Main Library Student Lounge, 1:25-2:25

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, Sept. 19, SLC Reading Room, 3:30-4:30

Lucky You by Carl Hiassen

Tuesday, Sept. 26, SLC Reading Room, 1:25-2:25

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Media Department begins a film and television program series Sept. 19 with "A day without a Mexican." Dr. John Ross, Romance Languages Dept., will lead a discussion about the issues raised in this satire about the significance of our immigrant population. (This film is rated R for "for language and brief sexuality".) The event will be from 7-10 pm , SLC 114.

Exhibits

Main Library: Hispanic Heritage Month will be observed through September with an exhibit that features traditional and modern hispanic art. These are exhibit catalogs from the Museo del Barrio, New York City. These came as a gift to the University Libraries.

Science Library: To celebrate the centennial of the UGA School of Forestry (the oldest existing southern forestry school), the Georgia Forestry Association and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources have published a coffee table book The Centennial History of Forestry in Georgia: A pictorial journey. Story boards depicting the history of forestry in the State of Georgia have been displayed at the State Capitol and in the school; a selection of the storyboards will be mounted at the Science Library.

Russell Library: The lights went out Saturday on the Power to the People! exhibit. Stay tuned for further excitement from the sub-basement.

Hargrett Library: An exhibit focusing on William Few and Abraham Baldwin, Georgia's two signers of the U.S. Constitution. A selection of letters and other documents from the collection are highlights.

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