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Learn To Create a Bio Webpage

Have you seen the new staff biography pages (examples below)? Would you like your very own website to highlight your work and research interests? Join PDRC and Amy Watts for a hands-on sesson to create your own bio page. Two sessions are scheduled: Tues., Nov. 13, 2-3 pm, SLC 370 or Thurs. Nov. 15, 10-11 am, Main Library Lab A.

Ben McCormick will be available to take pictures for those who want their picture on their bio page.

RSVP to Amy (amywatts@uga.edu) by Monday, Nov. 12 and you will walk out of the session with your page live on the website.  If you're not able to RSVP, come on anyway and see your page produced after the session.

Interested in what a staff bio page is? Check out these examples:

http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/barratt.html
http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/curtis.html
http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/reidenbaugh.html
http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/ricker.html
http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/ithomas.html
http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/trap.html
http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/watts.html
http://www.libs.uga.edu/staffpages/white.html

It's ASSET Time!

Are you an ASSET to the Libraries? Sure you are! The time for you to volunteer to serve on the ASSET Committee is here – all you have to do is drop an email to libnews@uga.edu. Committee members will serve 2-year terms beginning January 1. Membership is open to all interested employees. For more information visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/asset/. Continuing 2007 members are Leigh Ann Vey (Co-chair), Thomas Knowlton, Renna Tuten, Zachary Bucek. Gilbert Head, Mary Miller, Mandy Mastrovita, and Diane Trap will consult in an ex officio capacity and Florence King and Jean Cleveland will serve as the consultants from administration.

MILS Interest Group

All interested staff are cordially invited to be a part of the MILS listserv (email Florence King at fking@uga.edu and she'll sign you up) and to join in coffees and other get-togethers hosted by the group. If you have questions, please email Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, sarandon@uga.edu.

For those considering a library degree, a new option will soon be available. The University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences - Georgia Cohort MLS Program is beginning a new cohort in September 2008. Through this program students can earn a masters degree by participating in two four-day institutes (August 29 - September 1, 2008 and January 16 - 19, 2009) at the Emory University - Robert W. Woodruff ( Main ) Library, with the remainder of the instruction via the web. Information and answers to your questions about the application process can be found on the UNT webpage on the Master's Admission Checklist - http://www.unt.edu/slis/apppacket/checklist2.htm .

Exhibits

Main Library: Enrich Your Studies! A look at the Undergraduate Research Awards. (The display cases are available for the month of December. Contact Jean (jclevela@uga.edu) if you would like to reserve them to draw attention to your program, project, service or favorite collection.)

Hargrett Library: An exhibit highlighting the Margaret Mitchell collection and her Pulitzer Prize-winning book is in the process of being installed, along with fire suppression equipment. More information is forthcoming.

Russell Library:

History Lives in the Russell Library: This exhibit takes visitors on a trip back through many of the key events, perspectives, and people who have shaped the political landscape in Georgia , the nation and the world in the last century. Through original letters, documents, speeches, editorial cartoons, historical film footage, photographs, and artifacts this exhibit provides eyewitness perspectives on prohibition, the Cold War, the Kennedy Assassination, Watergate, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, campaigning, space exploration and more!

Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library: Before the age of career politicians, public servants maintained separate lives from their Washington D.C. alter egos. During breaks from legislation, many returned to their day jobs as farmers, doctors, and lawyers and while away on the nation's business, their wives and children ran these enterprises. The selection of letters and photographs in "Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library Collections" highlights the personal side of politics. Virginia Rusk's annual Christmas letters shared feelings of excitement when her husband Dean was named Secretary of State by President John F. Kennedy but also recorded her feelings of shock and dismay two years later after Kennedy's assassination. In 1900, Dudley Mays Hughes lovingly addressed a letter to his niece, nicknamed "Miss Empire State of the South," and told her that "the Senate is hard at work" but he would be home soon. While her husband Herman was in Washington D.C. representing Georgia as a Senator, Betty Talmadge ran Talmadge Country Cured Hams based in their hometown of Lovejoy. In 1960 she submitted a recipe for the 1961 Congressional Club Cookbook for Baked Country Cured Ham, which informed cooks that they could soak the ham in water, wine, ginger ale, orange juice, apple cider, pineapple juice, peach pickle juice, Coca-Cola, or champagne and achieve a delicious meal.

Baldowski cartoon exhibit with a streaking theme, based on the University's affinity for it in '74.

Science Library : The Map Library is showcased, featuring maps, air photos and globes from the collection.  Patrons are invited to visit the Map Library in person or their web presence at http://www.libs.uga.edu/maproom/index.html.