Rumors from the ATG NewsChannel – 2/10/14

by | Feb 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Katinaby Katina Strauch

The Charleston  Conference directors had our first Conference Call about the 2014 Charleston Conference last week. We are hoping to do some new and different things in 2014! If any of you have any ideas, send them on to me, Leah, or Beth! Jack Montgomery missed the conference call because he is interim department head and he had to attend to an emergency but there is still plenty of time, Jack! And you too! so please make suggestions for keynote speakers, panel topics, concurrents, new formats, etc. We love them!

Speaking of new ideas, we are welcoming Erin Gallagher from Rollins College who is taking over posing “hot topics” every week. Her first post was just released and Erin doesn’t have just one topic, she has several! Pretty awesome! Thanks, Erin!

Rachel (she loves to Twitter) Fleming has left Western Carolina University! Her first day at Appalachian State University is the 17th of February. Meantime, her personal email is rachel.fleming.mls@gmail.com

Isn’t moving fun?

Heard from Shelly Hondros (once at ProQuest) that she is retiring, actually, she retired at the end of January. We have so enjoyed working with Shelly  and wish her all the best. Shelly is retiring in North Carolina We wish her the very  best in the future. And here is another email for her so we can keep in touch! sherry.hondros@gmail.com.

And speaking of ProQuest, ProQuest® Statistical Abstract of the United States is the winner of the 2014 SIIA CODiE Content Award for Best General Reference Service.  As we all know, after 132 years, the U.S. Census Bureau ceased its production of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S.  The move ensured continuation of this premier guide to an extraordinary array of statistics, relied upon by librarians, journalists, and researchers. The print edition continued  and a new online version to access the comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the U.S. was launched. 

 

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