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Library Bowlers


Deb Raftus (Reference-SLC), Jason Hasty (Hargrett)
and Julie Dyles (Collection Development).

The GV903s - also known as the LSA-sponsored Libraries Bowling Team (so named because it is the location of books on bowling) - played an exciting round of 3 games last night at Kingpins! They went up against the Southern Broadcasting team and defeated the sports broadcasters in every game --  bowling 411, 432, and 465. Look at how much this crowd is having -- come out to Kingpins for the next game on Tuesday!

Map Library Redecoration

For those who would like to see what the Map Library looked like before Physical Plant employees arrived Sept. 21:   http://www.libs.uga.edu/maplibrary_redecoration/

Crafts for Cats

As many of you are aware, the numerous feral cats living on campus are taken care of by a few intrepid volunteers who trap them, have them fixed, and either release or foster them for adoption, depending on their age and level of socialization.  They also feed and generally look out for them. 

To help fund these efforts, a group of UGA staffers have started an on-line art and crafts store.  Here's the part where you crafty animal lovers come in; we need you to join us by donating your fabulous handicrafts to sell on the site. (Which, incidentally, you can check out at www.athensalleycats.etsy.com). Proceeds go to the UGA Campus Cats fund at the Colbert Animal Hospital.

The basic requirements with this are that all items must be handmade, non-food, and shippable.  Other than that, we're leaving it pretty much wide open.  Items may be cat or pet themed, but don't have to be.  If you're interested in participating or have any questions about this, please e-mail Mary Willoughby (DLG) at smirk@uga.edu.

Exhibits

Main Library:  " ...one of the most valuable Collegiate buildings in the United States: the Life and Times of Old College" displays selections from University Archives in conjunction with the university's celebration of the re-dedication of Old College Oct. 13.   In conjunction with the display there is a website available, "The Old College Compendium" at http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/archives/oldcollege/timeline.html.   On October 13 there will be a one-day display of the 1785 University of Georgia charter and early artifacts associated with Old College in the Turner Gallery of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Hargrett Library: The Sixth Annual exhibit from the Stephen Elliot Draper Center & Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy will be Managing Georgia's Water Resources. October 1-31.

Russell Library: "Affecting the Lives of Millions: The Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965". The Immigration and Nationality Services of Act of 1965 was a turning point in United States policy regarding immigration. While changing previous legislation that functioned on a rigid quota system, the Act of 1965 gave preference to refugees and families, removed quotas from countries in the Western Hemisphere, and based some entry to the United States on levels of skill. In the forty years since, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled in number, now prompting new legislative debate.

Science Library: The Science and Art of Barrier Island Conservation : An interdisciplinary field course on Ossabaw Island National Heritage Preserve.
Ossabaw, the northernmost member of the historically defined Golden Isles, has a fascinating natural and human history to share,  By Georgia Law, all barrier island beaches are open to the public during daylight hours. However, the interior of the island is off limits and overseen by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  As a heritage preserve, the island is open to individuals or groups for “natural, scientific, and cultural purposes based on environmentally sound practices.” Each year the Institute of Ecology offers a Maymester class, the “Science and Art of Barrier Island Conservation”.  The display features journals, artwork and natural collections of species studied by the class of 2006.

Circle Gallery: Archives in Action:  The work of Charlie Aguar inspiring the School of Environmental Design's future planning focus. Archives in Action is an exhibit to be held at the SED gallery Oct. 6 – 31 st , 2006. This exhibit will include the archives of the late Charles E. Aguar, an influential planner and dedicated researcher whose archives are held at SED/UGA. As the College of Environmental Design 's new focus will be in planning, it will be beneficial to look back at Charlie's work as we prepare for the task of educating our future planners.

Locally, Professor Aguar was instrumental in many high profile community projects including Sandy Creek Nature Center ,  the Oconee River Greeenway System and the Georgia Heritage Trust. Nationally, Aguar worked on projects of all sizes, such as the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning in Illinois , the site for the Gateway Arch in St Louis , Missouri , and the large-scale project on the Mesabi and Vermillion Iron Ranges in Minnesota. A reception, open free to the public, will be held on Wednesday, October 18, from 5-7 pm at the Circle Gallery.

For more information, contact René Shoemaker at 706.542.8292, owensg14@uga.edu , or see www.sed.uga.edu/gallery

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