Voting members include all employees of the University of Georgia Libraries, with the exception of the student workers and interns. Membership is automatically conferred upon newly hired Libraries employees and will continue until the end of employment. 

Any member is eligible to hold office after employment of six months. An employee with less than six months’ employment may be nominated for office with the permission of their supervisor or department head. 

Officers, Coordinators, and Representatives are elected for terms of one year. New terms begin on first working day after the December break. No member is eligible to hold more than one office at a time except with the permission of the Executive Board.  No Officer is eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. Treasurer may serve more than two terms at the request of Officers of the Executive Board. Coordinators have no term limits.

LSA Officers

LSA position Title
Vice President, Book Sale Coordinator Benjamin Lawrence
President, Staff Recognition Coordinator Amy Watts
Treasurer Mollie Armour
Secretary Haley Luther

LSA Executive Board

Vice President, Book Sale Coordinator Benjamin Lawrence
Community Services Coordinator Vacant
Events Planning Coordinator Sara Wright
Libraries Communication Coordinator John Cropp
Library Planning Coordinator Katelin Woods
Main Library Representative Michael Allen
President, Staff Recognition Coordinator Amy Watts
Science Library Representative Vacant
Special Collections Representatives Vacant
President, Staff Recognition Coordinator Amy Watts
Vice President, Book Sale Coordinator Benjamin Lawrence

LSA Leadership

Body
  • Presides over meetings
  • Develops goals and sets priorities for LSA throughout the year
  • Serves as an ex officio member of all committees
  • Works with the Secretary to prepare meeting agendas
  • Creates ad hoc committees to address specific needs as they arise
  • Works to ensure the success of all LSA functions and events
  • Works with the Libraries Communications Coordinator to advertise LSA events and activities
  • Presents the LSA President's Award and may present a Meritorious Service Award
  • Serves as an ex officio member of all committees
  • Presides over meetings should the President be absent
  • Presides over special projects as designated by the President and/or Committee
  • Assists in coordinating public relations
  • Assists in the maintenance of the LSA webpage
  • Takes notes of each meeting of the Committee
  • Makes notes available by posting meeting minutes to the LSA webpage and to the LSA folder on the G: drive
  • Works with the President to set meeting agendas
  • Maintains the LSA webpage
  • Works with the nominating committee to determine those eligible for office
  • Tallies ballots from all elections and reports the outcome to the Committee
  • Works with the Fundraising Coordinator to develop and implement funding activities
  • Advises the President and Vice President on the state of the LSA treasury
  • Works with the Coordinators to provide funding appropriate for events
  • Designates responsibility for LSA cash boxes to one person at Main and one person at Science
  • Receives an accounting of the cash boxes on a monthly basis
  • Counts all monies received for LSA fundraisers and prepare a report for the Executive Committee concerning revenue
  • Responsible for overseeing the annual dues drive
  • Coordinates all aspects of book sales
  • Maintains and manages donations and sale item inventory
  • Coordinates and promotes charitable activities and/or volunteer opportunites for the Libraries' staff within the local community
  • Responsible for all the details involved arranging the following annual projects: Winter Holiday Fundraiser, Fall Athens School Supplies Drive, Animal Welfare Drive, and Canned Food Drive
  • Assists in the planning and coordinating of LSA events
  • Responsible for arranging the following LSA events: Ice Cream Social and Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Works with the LSA Treasurer to determine funding needs and collaborates on fundraising events
  • Responsible for arranging the following LSA fundraising events: Bake sales and Valentine's Day Flower Sale
  • Responsible for maintaining a list of contacts for departmental liaisons within the Libraries
  • Responsible for communicating information about LSA events via Grapevine and the UGAstaff listserv
  • Promotes LSA activities through social media
  • Develops, implements, and promotes programming throughout the Libraries
  • Works with the Libraries Communications Coordinator to publicize events
  • Works with the President to plan the Annual All-Staff Party and the Student Appreciation Luncheon
  • Develops, implements, and promotes programming throughout the Libraries
  • Works with the Libraries Communications Coordinator to publicize events
  • Works with the President to plan the Annual All-Staff Party and the Student Appreciation Luncheon
      • Promotes a sense of community through acknowledging personal events of staff who work in the library
      • Responsible for get well cards, sympathy cards, congratulatory cards, and retirement gifts
      • Works with the Treasurer to set and maintain an appropriate budget for staff recognition gifts
      • Will organize a New Employee Breakfast when needed
      • Coordinates the upkeep of the staff room and the sick room
      • Performs additional duties varying from year to year as approved by the Executive Board
      • Represents the library staff who work in the MLC
      • Takes part in the nominations committee
      • Represents library staff at Science
      • Coordinates the upkeep of the staff room
      • Performs additional duties varying from year to year as approved by the Executive Board
        • Acts as point of contact for all LSA issues and questions in the Special Collections Building
        • Disseminates information about LSA events to Special Collections faculty and staff