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2018 Holiday Party Events / Activities
Friday, December 14, noon-2:00pm, Smathers Library, Room 100

Food: Meats, side dishes, salads, rolls, desserts and beverages will be provided. We'll continue the tradition of sharing food with an optional potluck. If you want to bring a dish to share, please sign up. Impress your co-workers with a favorite dish from your own holiday tradition. Sign up

Holiday Centerpiece Contest: Using your creativity, make a holiday themed centerpiece – as an individual, group or department. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, voted on by those in attendance at the party. Please sign up online if you plan to enter. Sign up

White Elephant Gift Exchange: Wrap up something that you have and don’t want, but think someone else might enjoy.  Bring it to the party to exchange in this holiday game. The game will begin at 1:30 pm. Sign up

Food Donation Drive: Collection boxes are in all libraries through the morning of December 5 and displayed during the party. Donations can also be brought to the party. This year we will collect for Catholic Charities. They accept all non-perishable foods, toiletries, new toys, clothes, etc.

Holiday Party Committee:
Ilana Abend-David (Cataloging)
Verna Bedford (Acquisitions)
Cynthia Bowker (IT)
Alexis Charnas (Digital Production Services)
Gregory Clayton (HSCL)
Shelia DeRoche (Digital Production Services)
Kierra Kaymore (Access Services)
Gerald Langford (Acquisitions)
Victoria Miller (Access Services)
Danielle Sessions (HR)
Maggie Silva (Cataloging)
Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig (HSCL)
Barret Uhler (MSL)
Barbara Williamson (Fiscal Services)
Tina Marie Litchfield (HR)
Charlotte Barnes (LW)
Barbara Hood (Communications)

Other Committee Links:

Reimbursement Form

White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules



To plan and coordinate the Holiday Party, a staff appreciation event that provides an opportunity for staff in Smathers Libraries to celebrate the holiday season with co-workers. Includes the following tasks: scheduling event, ordering and purchasing food (and/or soliciting food), purchasing supplies (incl. paper products, decorations), publicizing event, decorating, setup and cleanup, and organizing charitable donation drive.



Includes staff from all divisions and the Director of Communications serves as an ex officio member. The division members serve two year terms with members rotating on and off each year. The committee members select a chair at the beginning of the planning cycle each year.


Reports to

Employee Recognition Committee