Winter Celebration Planning Committee

Person reading in front of fireplace

fireside roasting and toasting

2021 Winter Celebration

Check out the details for this year's celebration; including contests and trivia, as well as a virtual White Elephant Gift Exchange!

Committee Charge

To plan and coordinate the Holidays 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.

Committee Membership

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.

2021 Members:

  • Verna Bedford (Acquisitions)
  • Cynthia Bowker (Library Technical Services)
  • Shelia DeRoche (Digital Support Services)
  • Cynthia Ellison (Borland)
  • Ross Franklin (Education)
  • Kelly Handy (West)
  • Meredith Kite (Maps)
  • Beatriz Lugo (Cataloging)
  • Christy Shorey (Access and Resource Sharing) – 2021 Co-Chair
  • Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig (HSCL)
  • Jun Tolentino (Facilities)
  • Joanna Tuskey (MSL)
  • Barret Uhler (MSL)
  • Kestrel Ward (AFA) – 2021 Co-Chair
  • Hank Young (Cataloging)
  • Tina Marie Litchfield (HR)
  • Barbara Hood (Admin)

White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules

Reports to

Employee Recognition Committee

Committee was formally known as the Holiday Party Planning Committee