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Meghan Lafferty

  • Commented on Current Issues Coffee Club: Do We Have IL Wrong?
    I haven't yet read it, but I do want to know how one becomes a "Professor Extraordinary." - The Chemistry Librarian Extraordinaire...
  • Posted Heads Up on Augsburg Organic Chemistry Students to Sci/Eng Library Reference Staff Blog
    We may be seeing some Augsburg students working on a project for their organic chemistry class. As far as I know, it's okay for them to use Reaxys. Don't forget the Organic Chemistry subject page is there, too! And as...
  • Posted Winter Workshops in the Library to Library News
    The Library is hosting a week of workshops to kick-off the new year and give you the research advantage. Each session is free to register and held in Walter Library. If you have any questions or would like to be...
  • Posted Libraries and the University Closure to Library News
    Here's the information from the University Libraries Website concerning library services and the University Closure: While the University of Minnesota Libraries will be closed along with the rest of the campus from December 24, 2010 through January 2, 2011, some services will...
  • Posted November 2010 New Books List Now Available to Library News
    Check out our new books as of November!...
  • Posted Notes from CSE Library Committee Meeting to Library News
    We had a CSE Library Committee meeting last week, we had a good turnout of faculty, students and librarians.  Here are the topics we discussed.  Let me know if you have questions! Collections Update New Libraries Web Site Contract...
  • Posted Walter Library Great Hall Open 24 Hours (Dec. 16-22) to Library News
    Dec. 16, 2010 to Dec. 22, 20102ND FLOOR GREAT HALLStudy Days/Finals Week (Dec. 16-22)OPEN 24 HOURS/DAY from Th, 12/16 through W, 12/22, 6 pmWALTER BUILDINGStudy Days/Finals Week (Dec. 16-22)M-F 8:00 am-12:00 amSa, Su 8:00 am-12:00 am(Image from delgrosso via Flickr.  CC)...
  • Posted End of Semester Study Break to Library News
    Wednesday December 157:00 pm Join us in the first floor lobby for our annual finals week study break! We'll have free soda and cookies, free books for fun reading over Winter Break, snacks from the Wise Owl Cafe, and the...
  • Posted CrossFire Commander Access Ends December 31, 2010 to Library News
    Elsevier will discontinue all access to Beilstein and Gmelin via CrossFire Commander as of December 31. Reaxys will provide access to the content from Beilstein and Gmelin as well as patent information. I will keep you updated as things change....
  • Posted Current and Future Publishing Practices to Library News
    An event especially for, but not exclusive to, faculty editorsThe University of Minnesota Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research presentCurrent and Future Publishing PracticesThursday, December 2, 2010 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.120 Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of MinnesotaU Faculty Joshua...
  • Posted Advanced EndNote Q&A to Library News
    Advanced EndNote Q & A with EndNote Rep, Doug Nguyen. Thursday, November 18 9-10:30 AM Walter Library, Room 310 Doug will showcase new features in EndNote X4 and answer any other EndNote questions you have. Doug is an EndNote expert...
  • Posted National Open Access Week, 10/18-10/22 to Library News
    Open access to research and scholarship has been facilitated by digital technology. For several years NIH-funded medical research has been freely accessible online. Today many open access peer reviewed academic journals are included in the Directory of Open Access Journals. The...
  • Posted NSF Data Management Plan Mandate to Library News
    As appeared in the DigitalKoans Blog: The National Science Foundation has released its revised NSF Data Sharing Policy. As of January 18, 2011, NSF proposals must include a two-page (or less) "Data Management Plan" in accordance with the Grant Proposal Guide, chapter...
  • Posted Inventive Women Exhibit Opening Photos (9/24) to Library News
    For those of you who missed the opening of the Inventive Women exhibit on Friday, September 24, check out our photo set in Flickr. The exhibit will be up in the Great Hall (2nd floor) of Walter Library until the...
  • Posted Copyright RCR Workshops This Semester to Library News
    The library is offering two new workshops that satisfy your RCR continuing education requirement, Get Acquainted with Copyright and Fair Use in Everyday Life. See the session dates and links to register below....
  • Posted KnowItAll U Spectral Databases Now Available to Library News
    We now have access to the KnowItAll U spectral databases from BioRad which also include property and structure information. It provides online access to the Sadtler Standard Spectra and more. There is a browser-based version as well as desktop-based software....
  • Posted New Book Lists for Science & Engineering: August 2010 to Library News
    Chemical EngineeringChemistryMaterials ScienceAll Subjects...
  • Posted Publishing Case Studies (RCR workshop) to Library News
    Case Studies in Publishing: Your Intellectual Property in Journal and Book Contracts Thu, September 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm Wilson Library room S30A register at http://z.umn.edu/1g7 Wed, September 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm Walter Library room 204 SMART Classroom register at http://z.umn.edu/1g7...
  • Commented on SciFinder Scholar Updates for Fall
    Thanks for pointing that out, Jim! I've updated it so the links are there now....
  • Posted SciFinder Scholar Updates for Fall to Library News
    I just got back from the ACS meeting in Boston and have some SciFinder Scholar news.We now have 20 SciFinder Scholar seats available to us. Those seats are split between the client (13) and web versions (7) for now.The SciFinder...
  • Posted Fall Orientations for New Graduate Students to Library News
    For the new graduate students in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science I spoke with this week, here are the slides I presented (or meant to), in case you'd like to go back to look at them later: 2010...
  • Posted Women in CSE Photo Exhibit Opening Sep 24th in Walter Great Hall to Library News
    "Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers" arrives in Walter Library Sep. 24A photography exhibit featuring women faculty in the College of Science and Engineering (formerly the Institute of Technology) opens Sep. 24 at Walter Library (2nd floor Great Hall), East...
  • Posted JumpStart your Research: Library Workshops this week to Library News
    Please register on our Workshops Registration Web page.Introduction to Citation ManagersTuesday, August 242:00 - 3:00 (p.m.)Walter 101Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at three common citation...
  • Posted New Libraries Web Site to Library News
    The new redesigned University Libraries web site is now active! While we are (very) excited about this, and while we have tried to dot every "i" and cross every T, there is a very good chance that you will...
  • Posted New Library Pages for each course to Library News
    Library Course Pages (LCPs) are dynamically created for each course on campus. They bring together information on resources tailored to the subject and library services. Books and articles on reserve automatically appear in the Library Course Page (see "Course Reserves"...
  • Posted Library "easy" button for access off campus to Library News
    There is now a "easy" button that makes the article or paid resource you want to read on the web...act as if you went through the library web site. (if we purchased it). This will work the same as if you...
  • Posted New Book Lists for Science & Engineering to Library News
    See our new books list for updates about what's new in the libraries, both in print and online. There are lists for all subject areas in physical sciences and engineering....
  • Posted Library Faculty Seminar to Library News
    With a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in the senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes...
  • Posted Science & Engineering Library January Workshops to Library News
    Join us in January to learn more about citation managers, publishing, and more! Workshops are in Walter 310 unless otherwise stated. Introduction to Citation Managers (Walter 101)Tuesday 1/5, 2-3 pmRefWorks Basics Wednesday 1/6, 2-3 pm Zotero Basics Thursday 1/7, 2-3...
  • Posted Network maintenance, Sunday morning (12/20) to Library News
    So that you're not caught off-guard if you're working on Sunday morning (12/20), there will be brief intermittent outages of most major library systems starting at 5 am and continuing as late as 11 am (though likely ending much earlier)...
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