Hire Date

Employee Name


July 1, 1991

Nielsen, Kristin

Research & Instruction

July 1, 1994

Barber, Charles

Hargrett Library

July 1, 2003

Graham, P. Toby


July 1, 2012

Bayer, Lisa M.

UGA Press

July 1, 2015

Kanning, Michael


July 1, 2016

La Mantia, Katherine

UGA Press

July 5, 2000

Jackson, Chandra

Acquisitions & Serials

July 5, 2011

Law, Michael

Interlibrary Loan

July 7, 2014

Lord, Elizabeth

Access Services

July 8, 1993

McBrayer, Peter


July 8, 2010

Mattox, Samantha


July 10, 2008

Hebbard, Jan Levinson

Hargrett Library

July 11, 1983

Corey, Stephen D.

The Georgia Review

July 12, 2004

Peacock, Timothy


July 13, 2017

Abercrombie, Landi

Access Services

July 14, 2008

Causey, Sarah

Map & Government Information Library

July 16, 2012

Poland, Mary

Access Services

July 17, 2006

Bond, Pam

Interlibrary Loan

July 18, 1988

McMurry, Nan

Collection Development

July 21, 2011

Cureton III, Pascal

Hargrett Library

July 21, 2014

Harvey, Stacy

Access Services

July 22, 1999

Richmond, Michael

Access Services

July 25, 1994

Thomas, Ian

Research & Instruction

July 27, 1998

Abolins, Ruta

Walter J. Brown Media Archives/Peabody Awards

July 31, 1995

Hartle, Diana

Research & Instruction


Who’s New?

Kelsey Forester, Science Research and Instruction Librarian with the Research and Instruction Department effective July 1, 2018

Todd Lee, Business Manager I with the Administrative Services Department effective July1, 2018

Nina Guzman, Art Library Assistant with the Collection Development Department effective July 5, 2018

Melody Baker, Processing Assistant with the Walter J. Brown Media Archives effective July 16, 2018

Mary Madison Crowson, Administrative Associate with the Development Department effective July 16, 2018

Elliott Kuecker, Research and Instruction Librarian/Liaison to First Year Composition with the Research and Instruction Department effective August 1, 2018.


Who’s Changing?

Mary Willoughby accepted the position of Digital Projects Librarian with the Digital Library of Georgia effective June 13, 2018

Jan Levinson Hebbard accepted the position of Exhibition Coordinator with the Hargrett Library effective July 1, 2018

Katherine Korth accepted the position of physical Materials Associate II with the Cataloging Department effective July 5, 2018


Who’s Leaving?

Joe Nageotte, Facilities Coordinator with the Miller Learning Center transferred to another UGA Department effective June 29, 2018

Betty Downer, Circulation/Reserves Desk Assistant with the Access Services Department is retiring effective August 1, 2018


What’s Happening?

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Employment Opportunities in the Libraries




Man on the Moon

“July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

It is only seven months since NASA's made a bold decision to send Apollo 8 all the way to the moon on the first manned flight of the massive Saturn V rocket.

Now, on the morning of July 16, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sit atop another Saturn V at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. The three-stage 363-foot rocket will use its 7.5 million pounds of thrust to propel them into space and into history.

After one and a half orbits, Apollo 11 gets a "go" for what mission controllers call ‘Translunar Injection’ - in other words, it's time to head for the moon. Three days later the crew is in lunar orbit. A day after that, Armstrong and Aldrin climb into the lunar module Eagle and begin the descent, while Collins orbits in the command module Columbia.

When it comes time to set Eagle down in the Sea of Tranquility, Armstrong improvises, manually piloting the ship past an area littered with boulders. During the final seconds of descent, Eagle's computer is sounding alarms.

It turns out to be a simple case of the computer trying to do too many things at once, but as Aldrin will later point out, ‘unfortunately it came up when we did not want to be trying to solve these particular problems.’

When the lunar module lands at 4:18 p.m EDT, only 30 seconds of fuel remain. Armstrong radios ‘Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.’ Mission control erupts in celebration as the tension breaks, and a controller tells the crew ‘You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we're breathing again.’

At 10:56 p.m. EDT Armstrong is ready to plant the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on television, he climbs down the ladder and proclaims: ‘That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.’”