December 2010 Archives

Winter Workshops in the Library

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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 put on a waiting list for a class, please contact Jody Kempf ( ), Sci/Eng instruction coordinator.

Libraries and the University Closure

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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 continue to be available. These include:

  • E-resources, including article databases and online journals, will remain available to the campus community through the Libraries website.
  • Users will be able to search for and request print materials in the MNCAT catalog during the closure, however GetIt and recall requests will not be processed until January 3.
  • Although due dates have been set to not fall within the closure period, users will be able to view their account and renew materials using the "My Account" feature.
  • Books from any U library can be returned at book drops in Magrath, Walter, and Wilson.
  • Chat reference will be available, but service will be provided by staff from the national consortium of which the Libraries is a member.
  • Because the Academic Health Center will keep certain clinics open during the closure period, the Bio-Med Library will have staff available to respond to questions coming in through the MedRef email service.

More information is available on the University Winter Closure site.

So Walter Library will be closed between Friday, December 24 - Sunday, January 2.

The hours for the rest of this week are:

Tuesday, December 21:  8:00AM -Midnight (Great Hall open 24 hours)
Wednesday, December 22:   8:00AM -6:00PM (Great Hall 24 Hour Access Ends at 6PM)
Thursday, December 23: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday, December 24 - Sunday, January 2: UNIVERSITY CLOSURE

November 2010 New Books List Now Available

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Check out our new books as of November!

Notes from CSE Library Committee Meeting

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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!

  1. Collections Update
  2. New Libraries Web Site
  3. Contract considerations when publishing a book
  4. Negotiating a copyright transfer agreement when publishing a journal article
  5. NSF requirement to include a data management plan in all grant proposals
  6. Other topics

Walter Library Great Hall Open 24 Hours (Dec. 16-22)

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Dec. 16, 2010 to Dec. 22, 2010

Study Days/Finals Week (Dec. 16-22)
OPEN 24 HOURS/DAY from Th, 12/16 through W, 12/22, 6 pm


Study Days/Finals Week (Dec. 16-22)

M-F 8:00 am-12:00 am

Sa, Su 8:00 am-12:00 am

(Image from delgrosso via Flickr.  CC)

End of Semester Study Break

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Wednesday December 15
7:00 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 chance to win prizes in our trivia challenge.

Visit our Facebook event page for more information.

Tell your friends, students, colleagues

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