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Libraries Events

UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards

The 2008 winners of the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards are featured on the award website: http://www.libs.uga.edu/researchaward . The applicants submitted essays describing projects in a variety of disciplines. This year's winners each do an exemplary job of articulating their research process and journey of discovery.

Awards will be given at the CURO Symposium on Monday, March 31st at 8pm in the Classic Center Fire Hall. All are welcome to attend. See http://www.uga.edu/honors/curo/symposium/index.html for CURO Symposium schedule.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Ceremony

The late Calder Willingham (1922-1995), a novelist and screenwriter, and Bailey White, author and National Public Radio commentator, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame April 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the SLC Rotunda.

Student Employees of the Year

Five UGA Libraries student employees will be honored at the 2nd annual Student Employee of the Year Recognition Luncheon April 15th, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Magnolia Ballroom.

The students, departments and the supervisors who submitted them for the honor are:

* Naomi Craver - Russell Library (Craig Breaden)

* Allen Dean - Hargrett Library (Gilbert Head)

* Jessica Freeman - Media/Peabody Archives (Leanne Finnigan)

* Holly Gunio - Cataloging (Jasmine Rizer)

* Davis Siniard - Serials (Kat Hart)

Dossier Workshop

Caroline Barratt will lead this opportunity for participants to explore the organization and content of several successful e-dossiers, discuss the timeline and guidelines for promotion, and receive hands-on instruction in creating an html table of contents. Digitizing and editing documents using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Professional will be demonstrated as well. It will be held April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. in SLC 368. Sponsored by PRDC; please email Lynn Cahoon at cahoonl@uga.edu if you wish to attend.

Department News Briefs

Remember to keep your colleagues informed about your department by dropping a line to libnews@uga.edu.

Libraries Organization Chart

The most current Libraries org chart is now available at http://www.libs.uga.edu/humres/ugalibs_org_chart_tabloid.pdf . There is a link to it from the Collections/Departments page at http://www.libs.uga.edu/collections.html

Exhibits

Main Library: Look for the annual observance of National Historic Preservation Month! .

Hargrett Library: Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Rare books and manuscripts from the Hargrett Library collection will be on display in honor of Georgia's most famous and influential writers. Through April.

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.

Circle Gallery: Fred J. Orr, Architect, Athens , GA. , will be on display April 4–30 in the Circle Gallery, located in Room G14 of Caldwell Hall. There will be a reception, free and open to the public, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at the Circle Gallery.