Town Hall/Leddy Library Employees Meeting

Hello everyone.

Pascal invites you to attend the next Town Hall/Leddy Library Employees Meeting on:

Tuesday, March 21st

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

4th Floor Staff Lounge – Room 4108

This particular meeting is to talk about the upcoming External Reviewers visit on March 27-28 and to answer any questions that you may have about their visit.

We’ve attached the schedule for their visit. **Please note the special Support Staff Session with the reviewers on Monday, March 27th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and the Librarians Session on the same day from 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.**

Leddy Library Employees & Retirees “Munch & Mingle” Holiday Party

Leddy Library Employees & Retirees

“Munch & Mingle” Holiday Party


1:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M.

4th Floor Leddy Staff Lounge

Get together with Leddy Library colleagues & retirees for an after-lunch munch & mingle!

No games! – Just enjoying each other’s company!

Wear your favourite holiday hat!

Be eligible for a door prize just for attending!

Admission is FREE!

Please bring a dessert or small finger foods to share with your colleagues. Refreshments, and fruit/veggie/cheese trays will be provided.

Please RSVP by December 2nd to either Lucy (X3165) or Yvonne (x3161).

Leddy Library Staff Town Hall

From Pascal:

Our first all-staff meeting (meaning, everyone who works in Leddy, faculty and staff) is this Friday, September 30, from 2:00-3:00 pm, in the Leddy staff lounge on the fourth floor of Main. I hope you will be able to join us! I wanted to share some information of what you can expect for this meeting.

For this first meeting, we’re going to be kicking off the Library Review. Because this is something new for most of us, I’m going to be sharing some of what the Library Review will lead into, what will be involved, what expected outcomes there will be, and most importantly, where each of you will have an opportunity to participate and share your knowledge and experience of the Leddy Library’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and external threats. I’ll also provide a timeline on activities, now through next May.

Marcela Ciampa from Human Resources will lead us in an activity to share what hopes and fears each of us may have of this review process. We’ll have a chance to work in small groups, and then have someone from each table share what was discussed. We’ll review all of these, and the outcome of our work on Friday will be one input into the Library Self Review, which we are putting together for the reviewers who will be visiting campus in December-January timeframe.

We’ll finish the hour meeting with a Q&A time for any questions you may have about anything! Now is your chance to put Pascal on the spot with anything you want to know from Library administration. If I can’t answer your question right away, I will get the info needed and follow up with an answer to the Leddy All Employees list.

A couple of you have asked me “why should I come to this meeting? We’ve had these consultations in the past, and nothing has come of them.” One of my jobs is to help the Leddy Library be the best working environment it can be, and I want to let you know that I will do the very best I can to make these meetings worthwhile for you to attend, and that your participation in these is really important. From my perspective, I can’t know what you all experience on the service desks, working in your departments, working and collaborating with others across the Library and across campus. Your voice is as important as anyone else’s in the Library, including mine, and I want to listen, understand, and work with you all to make things better for all of us.

Come for the snacks and drinks, and stay for the discussion and shared work. I will always try to make this a valuable use of your time. Thanks for reading and considering!

Leddy Summer BBQ and Potluck – Staff Lounge

Join us for an all Leddy Library employees summer BBQ on the patio on Thursday, June 23rd, 12:00 – 2:00 pm!

The Leddy Library will be purchasing meats for the BBQ and we’d like to invite you to bring something to share – salads, desserts, beverages – for a fun time together to celebrate another year and welcome the summer!

There is a sign up sheet here:

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Please add what’s you’d like to bring and take into consideration what others have signed up for (so we don’t have all desserts and no salads, for example).

Thanks, everyone, for all your work this past year! I hope you will be able to join us!

A Leddy Library Meet & Greet for Pascal Calarco

A Leddy Library Meet & Greet for Pascal Calarco

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

4th Floor Leddy Staff Lounge (Room 4108)

Join us for coffee and pastries and say hello to Pascal, our new University Librarian!

Season’s Greetings!

Santa’s Leddy Helpers Holiday Party

Happy Summer!

Have a wonderful summer everyone.

Just a reminder – the BBQ on the staff lounge patio is available for staff use! Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

Silent Auction @ Holiday Party – Items Wanted!

A silent auction will be part of our Vintage Holiday Celebration for Leddy Library staff and retirees on Monday, December 8th.

Here is your chance to show us how creative and generous our Leddy Library staff can be by donating your handmade/homemade items to this auction.

Here is a short Q&A list from the Holiday Party elves:

What kinds of items are you looking for?

Handmade/homemade items such as:
Knitted items
Baked goods
Homemade preserves, wine, etc.

Services such as:
Personalized crafts

When do you need my items?
By Wednesday, December 3rd – please and thank you!

Where will the proceeds go to?
All proceeds will benefit the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.

For those of you who can’t make the party, we will provide you with photos of things that are up for bidding, so that you can make your virtual bids ahead of time. 🙂

We thank you in advance for your donation of items.

From your Holiday Party Planning Elves
Yvonne Arnowitz
Katharine Ball
Lucy Formicuccia
Karen Pillon