Emory Report
November 3, 2008
Volume 61, Number 10



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November 3, 2008
Take Note

Reminder of policy on voting
Emory employees are encouraged to vote either before or after work hours, according to University policy. With the presidential election this week, human resources issued a reminder of the voting policy.

No provisions are made to pay the employee for this time, the policy states. However, special requests for time off up to two hours will be considered if an employee’s work schedule would prevent him or her from voting.

For more information on the voting policy, see http://policies.emory.edu/4.89.

Retrieve books from Library Level 7
A Saturday retrieval of books from Level 7 of the Woodruff Library will be available beginning Saturday, Oct. 25.

Level 7 is closed for renovation until early 2009. Books from that floor are stored at an off-site location during construction, notes Melanie Bunn, circulation, stacks and storage leader for Emory University Libraries.

“Adding Saturday retrieval days ensures that faculty, staff, students and other users don’t have to wait over the weekend for books they really need,” Bunn says. “That becomes increasingly important to the campus as we approach the end of the semester.”

Books requested after 12:30 p.m. each Friday and before 12:30 p.m. each Saturday will be delivered that Saturday afternoon between 3 and 4 p.m. They can be picked up at the self-service area on the third floor, across from the circulation desk.

Level 7, expected to reopen in January, is being converted to compact shelving to increase capacity and make the library’s collections easily accessible.

Dinner offer supports Emory
Eat dinner at Floataway Café on Thursday, Nov. 6, and 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives and Educational Food Gardens. The special celebration of sustainability will feature fare from chefs Anne Quatrano, Clifford Harrison and Drew Belline.

Emory’s Educational Food Gardens were founded in 2006 to integrate sustainability into the University’s curriculum and operations, including energy, water, waste, transportation, food, recycling, greenbuilding and greenspace.

Floataway Café is open for dinner at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 404-892-1414.

Visit www.emory.edu/sustainability and www.starprovisions.com for more information.