Buy Books, Support UGA Libs
The UGA Libraries are participating in the Barnes and Noble Book Fair through Saturday. A voucher, which will provide the Libraries with a portion of the sale, is available on the development homepage at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/development/index.html
The Paraprofessional Division of the Georgia Library Association announces its 2007 Paraprofessional Grants. Five $250 Award Grants will be given to the winners to facilitate their attendance at GaCOMO 2007 – GLA's Annual Convention to be held in Jekyll Island, Georgia October 17-19, 2007. In addition, each winner will receive an awards plaque, which will be presented at a GLA Association function and a one-year free paraprofessional membership in the Georgia Library Association.
Please see the following website for the application and recommendation forms for this year's awards. New for this year: Applications and recommendations can be submitted online for your convenience or mailed/faxed if desired.
Applicants do not have to be member of the association in order to compete, they must be full-time employees in a library falling under GLA's auspices (normally a college-level academic, public, school, or special library). The deadline for submission of application / recommendation forms is Monday, July 16, 2007.
Libraries Book Club
The first meeting of the LSA Book Club, organized by Jason Hasty, LSA president, and Anne Devine (pictured), was held this week to discuss Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Anyone willing to lead a discussion or to suggest future selections, contact Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anne (email@example.com). Information will be available on the LSA website.
The "Knitting" Club meets every Friday after work (5ish) on the second level of Starbucks. And you don't even have to knit! Anyone with craft-ish projects is welcome. People have seen knitting, crocheting, and even armorsmithing!
Libraries Events Calendar
An events calendar for the UGA Libraries can be found at www.libs.uga.edu/events. To submit an event, send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Library: The annual LSA Animal Welfare education and supply drive for area animal welfare groups. Beneficiaries of this year's supply drive are Campus Cats, dedicated to reducing the number of homeless cats on campus, the Madison/Oglethorpe Animal Shelter (www.moaspets.org), and the Athens Area Humane Society.
Russell Library: Johnson's War on Poverty: Breakdown or Breakthrough. This exhibit is a companion to the National Issues Forum being co-hosted by the Russell Library in June. For more information on the NIF, see www.libs.uga.edu/russell.
Science Library: Animal welfare education and supply drive.