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Kudos

Chandra Jackson (Serials) has been named the recipient of the NASIG ( North American Serials Interest Group) Horizon Award for 2007. The purpose of this Award is to advance the profession by providing promising new information professionals with the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of serials by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the serials information chain, including vendors, publishers, and all non-traditional serialists. To encourage active participation in NASIG, Chandra will receive a year's free membership in NASIG and has been invited to serve for two years on a NASIG's program planning committee. To receive the award, Chandra submitted a vita, an application form, references, and wrote an essay discussing the 2007 NASIG conference theme "Place Your Bet in Kentucky: The Serials Gamble." More information about NASIG is available at nasig.org.

Elizabeth White's (Reference) review of the 2007 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference can be viewed in the ACRL LPSS (Law & Political Science Section) News, Volume 22, Number 2, Spring 2007. The PDF can be downloaded from http://www.ala.org/ala/acrlbucket/lpss/lpss2202.pdf.

Department Projects

Update will begin to feature department projects to aid interdepartmental communication. Send your department news to libnews@uga.edu. This issue focuses on recent Cataloging tasks.

Acquired Cataloging:

  1. Continuing a project begun in July 2005, a total of 3345 titles have been cataloged for the Georgia Museum of Art.
  2. The Law Project which involves reclassifying locally assigned law call numbers with LC call numbers has been on-going for the past several years.
  3. The test project with Access Services to create on-the-fly records which began in July 2006 has proven very successful with 198 monographic titles and 1521 serial volumes (worked on by Serials Cataloging) linked to their correct bibliographic records.

Authorities:

  1. Death dates continue to be added to personal name headings on bibliographic records in GIL. With the decision to allow the optional addition of death dates to authority records, many libraries are updating authority records that have open birth dates.

Database Maintenance:

  1. Completed an inventory of the Science Special Holdings (Rare Book) room. There are just a few problems left to solve.
  2. Began an inventory of the Georgia Room monographs. Have completed the A classification and are currently working on B. This project includes verifying holdings, correcting bibliographic records, and barcoding material.
  3. Have several projects planned with the Curriculum Materials Library. Currently working on transferring material out of the old CML Suppl location into the Cur Mat location.
  4. Began a project to transfer all the Music LPs in the sub-basement to the Repository.
  5. Began a project in conjunction with Collection Development to change the item status of medium rare (pre 1870) material in the Main Library stacks to non-circulating.
  6. Continuing to clean up the last of the circents (approximately 14,000 left).

Anniversaries

Davis, Lucille Reference May 16, 1973

Dunham, Chantel

Development

May 1, 1994

Dyles, Julie

Collection Development May 18, 2000
Hardaway, Thomas Map Room May 8, 1978
Leache, Kathryn Access Services May 9, 2005
Lovern, Vivian Hargrett May 8, 1986
Matthews, Eric Administration May 18, 1981
Stanley, Deborah Reference May 24,, 1999
Storey, Lisa Serials May 21, 1990
Trap, Diane Reference May 1, 1991
Tuten, Renna Russell Library May 22, 2006
Van Wicklen, Paul Access Services May 28, 1987
Vass, Joanna DLG May 8, 2006
Carol Wheeler Gov. Docs Processing May 18, 1981
Wilson, Denise Systems May 1, 2002

Who's New

Michale Law ; Library Assistant III in Collection Development (CML). Effective May 17, 2007.

Marci Davis ; Library Associate I in Cataloging. Effective June 1, 2007.

Tim Smolko ; Library Assistant III in Cataloging. Effective June 4, 2007.

Who's Leaving

Jennifer North Freeman , Library Assistant III in Acquisitions. Effective May 30, 2007.

Who's Changing

No personnel changes to report in this issue.

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