Sprinkler Work Progress
Ricky Cobb of Advantage Fire has become very familiar with most of the nooks and crannies of the Main Library during installation of a sprinkler system. Advantage hopes to finish up the first floor by the end of the month and wrap the project up by the end of October.
LSA Bake Sale
A successful bake sale was sponsored by LSA on a balmy summer day to raise money for the Great American Bake Sale whose goal is to wipe out childhood hunger. Dr. Potter parts with some cash in exchange for one of Diane Trap's gourmet cupcakes while Ryan Perry relieves Kelly Hickey of some of her "dough."
Libraries Book Club
The next meeting of the libraries book club will be noon on Tuesday, July 31 (location TBA). We will be reading Ian McEwan's Booker Prize-nominated Atonement. Direct your questions to Anne Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some things you may wish to know about the book club:
* There are no fees associated with the book club!
* You don't have to hold (or aspire to) an English degree in order to participate!
* There will not be a quiz!
* The book club is brought to you by your friendly, neighborhood Libraries Staff Association.
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. The web address for more information is:
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 (http://www.athenshumanesociety.org/).
Hargrett Library: The third annual exhibit of the James W. Woodruff Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and the Chattahoochee River Valley. Through June 30.
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
Science Library: Animal welfare education and supply drive.