Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mike Mandl’s first LITS town hall

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On March 13, Mike Mandl, Emory’s Executive Vice President for Business and Administration, conducted his first town-hall meeting with Library and Information Technology Services as a group. “Mike has been an incredible advocate for our organization,” said Rich Mendola, Enterprise CIO and Senior Vice Provost for Library Services, as he introduced Mandl. “He really advocates […]

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Spring survey about the Online News

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This month marks the one year anniversary of Marcomm’s transition of the Online News from a static monthly online periodical to a weekly WordPress blog. It was a major change in the way we deliver our internal staff content. As such, and because our new colleagues in the Library never got to weigh in on […]

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Performance management training for non-managers

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As communicated in various all-staff e-mails, division newsletters, and HR News You Can Use publications, Emory is implementing a new performance management tool and process for the FY2014 performance period. In order to familiarize all employees with this new tool and process, various training opportunities are being offered by both your local LITS Human Resources […]

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Mark Johnson, Library Service Desk Supervisor, University Libraries

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Mark began working as the new weekend and evenings Library Service Desk Supervisor on March 10. The weekend and evenings shift includes Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 2:30 until 11:00 p.m. Mark came from the Pitts Theology Library, where he had served as the Evening Circulation Specialist since 2011. […]

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It’s all about the Earth!

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Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives has much planned for April, but it starts in March with Earth Hour, 3/29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. What’s Earth Hour? Go to for details, but to summarize, it’s Lights Out all over the world for one hour! Millions of people, multiple countries, whole continents are getting […]

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Susan Hobson, Research Informatics Analyst, R-WIT

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Susan begins her R-WIT career working on the Tripartite Project for the School of Medicine. She spent the last two years in Chicago at the American Joint Replacement Registry, a non-profit associated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where she was a senior registry analyst and worked with hospital administrations, orthopaedic surgeons, and IT departments nationwide to acquire […]

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Steffen gets great reviews for recent book

Book cover: The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov

James Steffen, Film and Media Studies Librarian (University Libraries), recently received an excellent review in the Times Literary Supplement for his book, The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov. The review, written by Julian Graffy, a professor of Russian Literature and Cinema in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, described Steffen as a “sure-footed elucidator of the mysteries of […]

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