Community Programs and Services
Community Programming Coordinator
The Community Programming Coordinator plans, facilitates, and promotes volunteer activities and opportunities for the UGA Libraries' staff. Volunteer opportunities are identified and organized for the Libraries' staff in order to build a sense of community through serving the local area. Please contact the Community Programming Coordinator, Genevieve Esquivie, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on volunteer opportunities.
Library Staff Art Exhibit
Every year LSA coordinates an exhibit of artwork by the Libraries' staff and faculty. This exhibit is nonjuried and is meant to showcase the diverse talents, hobbies, and interests of the Libraries' staff and faculty. Examples of artwork included in past shows: calligraphy, computer & digital art, drawings, handmade books, knitting, crocheting, sewing, lino & hand prints, mixed media, paintings, photographs, poetry, quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, sculpture/pottery/ceramic, stained glass, woodworking. Questions? Contact Genevieve Esquivie at email@example.com.
Canned Food Drive
At Thanksgiving, the Community Services Coordinator organizes a drive to collect goods to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Goods collected include both canned goods and toiletries to help folks who may not be able to afford the bare necessities. Questions? Contact Genevieve Esquivie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Services Coordinator
The Community Services Coordinator plans, facilitates, and promotes charitable activities and/or volunteer opportunities for the Libraries' staff within the local community outside of the Libraries. Please contact the Community Services Coordinator, Susan Vandale, at email@example.com for more information on volunteer opportunities.
Animal Welfare Drive & Display
Each year a display is erected at both the Main and Science Libraries. This display features pictures of Libraries staff members' pets as well as facts relating to the homeless pet plight both locally and nationally. In conjunction with the display, the Community Services Coordinator organizes the collection of goods to benefit local animal welfare charities. In past years, goods were collected for Athens Area Humane Society, Athens-Clarke County Animal Control, and Paws of Athens. Questions? Contact Susan Vandale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Athens School Supplies Drive
In the Fall, school supplies are collected to benefit the school children in Athens Clarke County. Boxes are placed to each department for Libraries’ staff to deposit their donations. The Community Services Coordinator distributes the donated school supplies to participating schools. Questions? Contact Susan Vandale at email@example.com
Winter Holiday Charity Fundraiser
Each year LSA collects donations during the holiday season in order to sponsor a family at the Joyce Ervin Open Hearts Center. The Open Hearts Center is a local nonprofit group that helps out homeless and low income families throughout the year. For every dollar collected LSA matches up to $200. The money collected is used to buy gifts for the family, which are wrapped and delivered to the Center. Volunteers are needed to assist the Community Services Coordinator with the gift shopping and wrapping. Questions? Contact Susan Vandale at firstname.lastname@example.org