for LSA Elections Open
Nominations for LSA officers and executive board are open.
You can see a list of positions and current officeholders
on our website: www.libs.uga.edu/lsa/contact.html.
Nominate yourself or a colleague by emailing Rachel Parnell
Elections will be held during the LSA open meeting on December 12 at 10 a.m.
in the Main Library Basement Conference Room.
Summer Ice Cream Social
22's ice cream social was a bona fide hit on a hot summer day.
LSA board members were the designated scoopers at the event. Library
staff enjoyed each other's company and cooled off by eating
Ben and Jerry's ice cream, sorbet, and Tofutti with all the toppings.
Rock Kingpins Bowling
Libraries' bowling team, the GV903s, blew away the competition and
won second place in Kingpins Bowling's Summer / Fall league. Please
congratulate the team members: Ed Hatfield, MacKenzie
Haring, Kristy Dixon, Erin
Appel, Michael Hervey, Byron Smith (the team's highest scorer),
Ian Darken, and Julie Dyles.
Read Arrives in Athens
Big Read, part of the NEA initiative to promote literacy, celebrated
Rudolfo Anaya's novel Bless Me, Ultima. Festivities
kicked off with September 13's Fiesta at the Lyndon House and
culminated in October
26's lecture at the Athens-Clarke County Library by Margarite
Fernandez Olmos. There were many well-attended events, including
a reading by UGA author Judith Ortiz Cofer, an owl encounter
at the Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, and a Symbols of Mexico family
day at the Georgia Museum of Art.
originated in the Libraries Staff Association and quickly grew
to a collaboration between the UGA Libraries,
Georgia Museum of Art, and the Athens-Clarke
County Public Library. LSA donated $100
toward the effort and sponsored a staff
book discussion. Special thanks to Big
Read coordinators Diana Hartle, Chandra
Jackson, and Emily Luken, as well as
all library staff who participated!
and Outreach Update
animal welfare drive benefited the Athens
Area Humane Society, UGA
Campus Cats, Athens-Clarke
County Animal Control, and Madison-Oglethorpe
County Animal Shelter. You donated everything from dog food to pet vitamins
to support our furry friends.
In August and September, the Libraries Staff Association held both a bake sale
and a school supply drive. The bake sale raised $257.06.
We used $85 from the bake sale proceeds to sponsor a child in the Athens
Youth Organization. The supply
drive garnered paper, crayons, glue, and other classroom supplies for the Athens
We raised $527.79 at our
biannual book and bake sale on October 23. LSA donated
$410.43 to the Loran
Smith Center for Cancer Support in memory of one of our own, Betty Fox.
Thanks to all
who donated, baked, sold, and bought this fall! We appreciate your support
of the Libraries Staff Association and the Athens community.
Staff Art Show
Main Library Atrium
You don't have to leave campus to attend this year's
art show featuring works from staff artists and crafters. Admire
your colleagues' creativity in the Main Library atrium.
19 - 26
Canned Food Drive
Main Staff Lounge, CML, SLC, and Science Library
Help us keep the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's pantry stocked this winter
by participating in a canned food drive. Drop off your cans at the Thanksgiving
lunch or in the designated box at your library.
Dean Rusk Hall, Walker Room (4th floor)
11:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
Kick off a season of eating with your friends and colleagues at the annual Thanksgiving
lunch. There will be two seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Enjoy the fruit
of your coworkers' culinary labors!
Libraries Staff Association Open Meeting & Election
Main Library Basement Conference Room
Decide who will run LSA in the coming year. Join us for doughnuts
and democracy at the LSA open meeting and election. If you wish
to run, please contact Rachel Parnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.