Category Archives: Staff Bytes

Pet of the Week: Benny the Rescue

I first saw a picture of Benny–then called Mendell–on the Southeast Corgi Rescue FaceBook page in 2015. I felt an immediate connection with the sweet face staring back at me, but it was too soon. Just a few weeks earlier, I had said goodbye to my longtime corgi companion, Melvin. Mendell was clearly a senior dog […]

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Shelton’s pool team wins title; headed to nationals in Las Vegas

Al Shelton (senior application developer, ITSMO) is the captain of a 9-ball pool team that recently won a qualifying tournament for the chance to play for the World 9-Ball Championship. He and his team will be in Las Vegas, NV, on August 13-17, 2019, to try to bring the title to Georgia. The team, named “Santa […]

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Raza opens new art exhibit

I’d like to invite you to my upcoming group exhibition opening, Controlled Burn, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Thursday, June 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. This show is the culmination of my year as one of WonderRoot’s Hughley Artist Fellows, during which my cohort and I attended monthly artist development sessions and received […]

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Garrabrant wins story-telling competition

Karen Garrabrant (senior library assistant) recently won a Write Club contest for a piece about her mother’s death called “Forward.” Write Club is a monthly, head-to-head, story-telling competition that takes place in the Highland Ballroom every second Wednesday of the month. These contests are held in cities all over the US. It was her first victory in […]

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Jina DuVernay selected as emerging leader

Jina DuVernay (visiting archivist, Rose Library) was selected this year as one of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Emerging Leaders. An ALA member since 2017, Jina was one of 50 librarians selected in this year’s cohort. Each applicant was asked the question, “Where do you see libraries in the future?” “I see the future […]

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Britton among Atlanta’s poker elite

Enid Britton (IT Service Management Office) recently finished second in the Atlanta Poker Club (APC) Main Event and won a $1700 seat for an August or November World Series of Poker event in Cherokee, NC. She finished ahead of 187 players who are members of the APC. Had she won first place, she would have […]

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New LEAF Committee announced

The newest version of the Library Employee Advocacy Forum (LEAF) has been announced. LEAF’s vision is to bolster a community where each person can feel empowered to succeed. The committee is comprised of members elected by each of the library’s departments and terms usually last two years. LEAF serves as a liaison between the University Librarian […]

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