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Steven Brown, University Archvist and head of University Archives & Records Management, was inducted as an honorary member of the Sigma Pi Kappa, the national historic preservation honors society for support of historic preservation research in the Libraries, in particular for work in support of the Fred J. Orr exhibit, currently on display in the Circle Gallery.

It's Your Day!

National Libraries Workers Day is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. More info can be found at http://www.ala-apa.org/about/nlwd.html

Student Assistant Appreciation Luncheon

The annual Student Assistant Appreciation Luncheon is set for Thursday, April 17. Please make sure the students in your department are signed up by Monday.

For those interested in helping out with the luncheon there will be sign-up forms on the G: drive. (G:\UGALibs\LSA\Events -Thanksgiving, Ice Cream, Student Appreciation,etc\Student Appreciation Lunch\Student Lunch'08) You can sign-up to help at one of our three servings at either Main or Science or you can volunteer to bring in some drinks or cookies, fruit, veggies etc for the students to have with their pizza. Contact Asia Hall (asia@uga.edu) in Access Services with questions or to volunteer.

Intern Recognized

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The photo, by Mary Linneman of Hargrett, appears as if Steven is presenting the University's iron seal to Ronda, but he assures us it is still safely in Archives. Ronda was profiled in the February issue of Georgia Public Service Libraries News.

Library School Listserv

The Libraries has created a listserv for those interested in library school or attending library school. We use it to send out notes of interest, ask for assistance, and share ideas. The group also tries to get together for coffee several times a year to share experiences. If you are interested in pursuing library school at some point and wish to be on the listserv, please email Florence King (fking@uga.edu) to be added to the group.

April Anniversaries

Bellew, June Accounting & Purchasing April 9, 1981
Blakey, Renee Cataloging April 6, 1978
Bruce, Maria Cataloging April 5, 2007
Jedlicka, Jamie Cataloging April 6, 2006
Kannan, Kamala Cataloging April 13, 1987
Kelso, Gregory Cataloging April 27, 1981
King, Charles Systems April 3, 2006
Nolan, Sandra Acquisitions April 7, 1994
Payne, Matthew Acquisitions April 19, 2001

Shirley, James "Chip"

Access Services April 23, 2001
Stamper, Nancy Hargrett April 16, 1979
Stepp, Merdelle Access Services April 1, 1965

Who's New

David Falke, Application Analyst Assoc. in Systems. Effective 04/03/08.

Who's Leaving

Leanne Finnegan, Library Associate I in Media. Effective 04/30/08.

Thomas Knowlton, Library Associate III in Reference (SLC). Effective 05/07/08.

Who's Changing

No personnel changes to report.

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.