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Kudos

Renna Tuten of the Russell Library is now a Certified Archivist after passing the national association's exam.

Presenting at GLA/COMO are: 

Beth Thornton and Sophie Dong , “Taming the Monster: Cataloging Serials Using the New CONSER Standard,” Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Deborah Stanley (with Bede Mitchell, Heather King, and Karen Minton), “Usability on My Mind: Usability Testing Experiences in Georgia ,” Thursday, October 18, 8:00 – 8:50 am  

Robin Fay and Amy Watts , “Lip-Smacking Good: Web 2.0 Technologies and Your Library Blog,” Thursday, October 18, 10:00 – 10:50 am

Susan Morris (with Joan Osborne, Michelle Jones, Katharine Calhoun), “A Luau of Information: The Wonders of the ILL Wiki,” Thursday, October 18, 1:40 – 2:30 pm  

Wendy Moore and Maureen Cahill , “Legislative History? Probate? Divorce?: Answering Legal Reference Questions,” Thursday, October 18, 2:40 – 3:30 pm

Hallie Pritchett, “We Have Maps?!? A Map Use and Resource Primer for Librarians,” Friday, October 19, 8:00 am – 8:50 am

Nadine Cohen, “Working Towards a K-16 Information Literacy Program for Georgia ,” Friday, October 19, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.  

Diana Hartle and Amy Watts, “Swiss Army Assessment – Assorted Tools for Evaluating Instruction,” Friday, October 19, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Benefits open enrollment October 8 - November 2

All forms and related open enrollment materials are available on the HR Web site: http://www.hr.uga.edu (select “Open enrollment” under the “What's New in HR” heading).

Libraries Faces

What does Craig Breaden do down there in the sub-basement? Find out here: Faces Page

Department News Briefs


What is NOCS (besides another library acronym?) Find out here in an occasional series on what departments are doing: Department News Page

Whatever happened to?

Read about what Mary McKay, formerly of the Russell Library, has been up to since heading west:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007709190428

October Anniversaries

Ergle, John Copy Services October 5, 2000
Feher, Virginia Interlibrary Loan October 26, 1987
Flom, Cynthia Interlibrary Loan October 16, 1989
Fox, Betty Acquisitions October 25, 1976
Guy, John Mail & Delivery Services October 22, 1990
Head, E. Gilbert Hargrett October 8, 1979
Healey, Marilyn Collection Development October 11, 1990
Holt, Kelly Cataloging October 7, 1996
Hurst, Anne Science Collections & Research Facilities October 16, 1989
Johnson, Diane Music October 13, 1980
Linnemann, Mary Hargrett October 9, 2006
McCormick, Ben Digital Library of Georgia October 6, 2003
Melancon, David Mail & Delivery Services October 6, 2003
Nolan, David Accounting & Purchasing October 31, 1988
Packwood, Christine Government Documents

October 22, 1990

Parker, Shawn Access Services (Security) October 1, 2005
Pulver, Matthew Access Services October 5, 2006
Purcell, Jonathan Access Services (Security) October 1, 2005
Reidenbaugh, Patrick Reference October 12, 2000
Thornton, Beth Cataloging October 1, 1996
Watts, Amy Reference October 9, 2003

Who's New

Kathryn Yao, Library Assistant III in Access Services. Effective October 8, 2007.

Who's Leaving

No Resignations to report in this issue.

Who's Changing

No personnel changes to report in this issue.

Libraries Position Postings

http://www.libs.uga.edu/humres/jobs/index.html

Student Employee Payroll Calendar

Please visit the regular student payroll calendar for information on forms and payroll due dates.

Information on the procedures for hiring, changing status, or terminating student assistants can be found at http://www.libs.uga.edu/staff/studentproc.html .

New Employee Verification Program

All public employers, including institutions in the University System of Georgia, are required to participate in the Federal Electronic Employment Verification Program (EEVP) effective July 1, 2007. This means that UGA HR will become the central repository for completed Form I-9s for all UGA employees including faculty, staff, temporary employees, and student workers.

New faculty and staff may begin work without the verification completed, but all paperwork must be completed no later than close of business the second day of work. This should not impact our normal procedures as all new faculty and staff meet with Becky on or before the first day of employment to complete paperwork, of which this is one piece. If the Form I-9 and supporting documents are not received by UGA HR within 3 work days of the new hire's employment date, the employee may be subject to termination of employment.

New student assistants must continue to have the Form I-9 completed by the time they begin work. No student should begin employment until this form is completed and turned in to Lucille. If all appropriate documentation is not presented, the student assistant should cease work until that can be produced. At that time, the student may begin work. Two items of note:

  1. Please remember that you must see the original documentation; faxed or copies brought in by employees may not be used as verification.
  2. You must forward the completed Form I-9 AND a copy of the documentation to Lucille for routing to UGA HR. If the Form I-9 and supporting copies of the documentation are not received by UGA HR within 3 work days of the new hire's employment date, the employee may be subject to termination of employment.

Upon receipt of the Form I-9 and supporting documents, UGA HR will access the federal employment verification system to initiate the mandatory check. New hires may continue working during the process. If there are issues which must be resolved based on the results of the verification process, HR will contact the hiring department.

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