Agenda from the Spring 2007 IT library Committee meeting

The Spring meeting of the IT Library Committee was held:4:00 -5:00 PM Thursday May 1 in Room 310 Walter Library

1. Announcements

Two new engineering librarians have been hired

  • Jan Fransen: Aerospace and Civil Engineering, May 19
  • Jon Jeffryes: Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, June 2

SCImagine 2008: Student Robotics Projects Friday, May 9, 3:30 pm, Upson Room, 102 Walter Library

Competitive edge: Workshops for faculty and graduate students
o Grant funding: Search tools and resources
o Getting started: Publishing your science research article

Science Quiz Bowl: Terrific Success!
o 140 IT students participated

SMART Learning Commons, 2nd floor Walter Library
o Opening in May, offering tutoring services, writing assistance, computers for multimedia production, group study

2. Demonstration of New Tools and Services

o Can now attach files (pdf, jpg, tif, etc.) within your RefWorks account

Citation Linker
o Quick way to find the full text of a specific citation

E-Journal lists by subject
o Now available from the Libraries' main web page

"Get It" delivery service
o Click one button in MNCat to request delivery of books and journals

MyLibrary/MyU Portal
o Customized interface of key journals, databases, items checked out
o Link from

3. Update on author's rights

NIH mandate went into effect April 7. Learn more at Bio-Med library blog.