Department News Briefs
The Art of Field Recording: Volume I: Fifty Years of Traditional American Music Documentated by Art Rosenbaum, a four-disc boxed set, hit stores just in time for holiday shopping. Read about the Libraries' role in preserving and sharing this incredible resource with the world on the Department News Page.
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Dress In Layers
Similar to the past several years, Physical Plant will make special efforts to shut off all non-essential heating equipment over the
Christmas Break in an effort to conserve both energy and water resources. Physical Plant will reduce building heating levels and shut down some air conditioning systems over the year-end holiday period. Heat and A/C shutdowns and reductions will begin during the day on December 21st and will be restored during the day on January 2nd. This means that some buildings may be uncomfortably cold or they may be very warm depending on the weather conditions during that time.
2, 4, 6, 8...Who Do We Appreciate?
Planning will begin on the 2008 ASSET Awards program early in the new year. Joining the committee this year are Craig Breaden, Leanne Finnigan, Kat Leache, Megan Lillie and Cynthia Prosser. Returning members are Leigh Ann Vey (co-chair), Thomas Knowlton, Renna Tuten and Zachary Bucek. Gilbert Head, Mary Miller, Mandy Mastrovita and Diane Trap will consult in an ex officio capacity, while Florence King and Jean Cleveland will serve as consultants from administration. For more info, visit the website: http://www.libs.uga.edu/asset/.
The LSA annual open meeting and election of officers was held December 14th with the following elected:
President- Julie Dyles
Vice President- Emily Luken
Secretary- Chandra Jackson
Treasurer- Kelly Hickey
Main Library Representative- Rachel Parnell
Science Library Representative- Brenda Bradford
SLC Representative- Adrienne Button
Staff Recognition Coordinator- Kat Leache
Events Planning Coordinator- Asia Hall
Oral History/Archivist- Gilbert Head
Community Programming Coordinator- Ngaire Smith
Libraries Relations Coordinator- Viki Timian
Community Services Coordinator- Leanne Finnigan
Fundraising Coordinator- Mikey Swacha
LSA Webmaster- Ginny Feher
American Libraries Direct selected DLG as its "Digital Library of the Week."
http://link.ixs1.net/s/ve?eli=w157936&si=d98459964&cfc=3html (It's about 1/3 of the way down on the right-hand column.) And, DLG is featured as "Digital Library of the Week" in ilovelibraries.org and AL Direct:
Hidden Treasure: the UGA Map Library
Hallie Pritchett, Map Librarian, will give an overview of the Map Library & its collections as well as discuss some general online and paper cartographic reference resources: Wed., January 9, 2008 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Main Library, Russell Auditorium and Thurs. Jan. 10, 2008 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Science Library, Room 382. http://www.libs.uga.edu/maproom/index.html
The Tax Man Cometh
Federal and Georgia tax forms, publications and instructions will be available for free distribution for the 2007 tax season in the Main and Science libraries and at the CML. The Main Library will have the most comprehensive collection. The tax materials will be made available beginning the week of January 7, 2008. Please direct questions to Susan Field (Main), Barb Trevena (Science) or Carla Buss (CML).
Main Library: Enrich Your Studies! A look at the Undergraduate Research Awards.
Hargrett Library: An exhibit highlighting the Margaret Mitchell collection and her Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
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.