Emory Report
December 8, 2008
Volume 61, Number 14



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December 8
, 2008
Take Note

Use sick leave for holiday vacation
University leadership is allowing staff and principals a one-time option to use accrued sick leave, in addition to the already available vacation leave or floating holidays, for Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. A grace period will be provided to essential staff and principals to use up to two sick days in lieu of vacation days or floating holidays, until Jan. 31, 2009, which must be approved in advance.

Review the announcement and Frequently Asked Questions at www.hr.emory.edu.

Humanities research projects sought
A call for proposals for the 2009 Research Collaboration in the Humanities Program has been issued by the Provost’s Office. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Jan. 16.

All full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty engaged in humanities scholarship are eligible to apply. The Provost’s Office is also encouraging applications for innovative collaborations between humanities faculty and faculty from other disciplines.

Visit www.emory.edu/PROVOST/documents/facultydevelopment/2008callforproposals.pdf.

Books’ availability will change
Some temporary changes in the availability of Emory Libraries’ Level 7 books are ahead as staff prepares for a return of the books to their newly renovated home in January.

Dec. 13 is the last day for Saturday retrievals. Dec. 30 is the last day for retrieval of any Level 7 books until the floor re-opens. Access to the collection is expected to re-open Jan. 22, 2009.

To request L7 books online, visit web.library.emory.edu/.

Fees up to reserve Jones Room
Reserving the Joseph W. Jones Room in the Woodruff Library building will cost more beginning with new reservations made in 2009 and beyond.

Instead of the current flat fee, four-hour use of the room, beginning with any pre-event staging and ending when the users have exited and all associated items have been removed from the room, will cost $300. The rate for more than four hours per day up to an entire day will be $600.

“The Jones Room is one of the most frequently used large gathering spaces on campus,” says Emory Libraries’ Michael Williamson. “Fees collected are used to maintain and enhance this important campus asset.”

Reservations that are already approved will remain at the price negotiated upon booking, Williamson said.