- New Email Address for Monday Memo Submissions
- Current Awareness/Personal Information Management (CA/PIM) Group Formed
- Google Project Progresses
- Grant Opportunities News from the External Funding Advisory Team
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
- Libraries Building Lists
- New E-Resource
- Primary Source Awards Nominations
- Emerging Tech Expo: Explore - Play - Learn!
- Hold That Date! Research Support Group Meeting
- International Education Week Library Information Fair
- Join Us for the November First Fridays
- Speaker Series to Engage Libraries in Broad Strategic Themes
- TODAY! Libraries Issues Seminar on International Travel
Exhibits at the Libraries
- A Century of Accomplishment
- African American Studies & American Indian Studies - Celebrating 40 Years
- Dewey Thorbeck: Travel Sketches
- Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
- Robert Bly Revealed
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Webcast: Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users
- Webinar: Bringing Research Data into the Library: Expanding the Horizons of Institutional Repositories
- Staff Education and Development
New Email Address for Monday Memo Submissions
The Libraries Monday Memo now has it's own email account. For items to be included in the Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org, before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.
- Scott Smith
Current Awareness/Personal Information Management (CA/PIM) Group Formed
This past spring, a subgroup of the Web Services Steering Committee presented a report ( https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/KeepingCurrent/Report ) on campus needs for keeping current in specific disciplines and managing the information that is found. One of the subgroup's primary recommendations was that a standing committee be established to address these user needs on an ongoing basis. We are pleased to announce that such a group has now been formed and is sponsored by the Academic Program (AP) Directors. Kate Brooks will serve as chair, and the other members are Virginia Bach, Jan Fransen, Laurel Haycock, Jody Kempf, Julie Kelly, Meghan Lafferty, and Andre Nault. In their first six months they will focus on developing and implementing a staff education program and resource page, developing and maintaining a coordinated Web presence for CA/PIM resources on the Libraries Web site, and brainstorming a list of possible new resources that could be developed to help users choose appropriate citation managers and/or current awareness tools. You can find their charge at: https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-11213030_1.
Many thanks to this group's predecessor, the RefWorks Group, who recognized the need to support users in this area and paved the way for a new group and an expanded charge. Members of the original RefWorks group include John Butler, Jim Beattie, Laura Dale Bischof, Linda Eells, Kristi Jensen, Julie Kelly, Jody Kempf, Lisa McGuire, and Mary Schoenborn.
- Janice Jaguszewski and Jerilyn Veldof, on behalf of the AP Directors
Google Project Progresses
The University of Minnesota Libraries are part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) (Big 10+Chicago) partnership with Google to digitize library collections. The first phase of the project has focused on collections at Indiana University and Penn State. Google representatives will be visiting the Twin Cities campus mid-November to assess our readiness as the next CIC institution to begin digitization. A project planning group, convened by Sue Hallgren and Charles Spetland, prepared a pre-planning report a year ago that looked at workflow issues. Members of that group will meet with Google representatives to learn more about procedures and requirements for the project. We hope to have a decision from Google on when we might proceed in this process by early 2010.
- Wendy Lougee
Grant Opportunities News from the External Funding Advisory Team
Upcoming grant deadlines:
Title: Emerald Research Grant Awards (RUSA)
Deadline: December 15, 2009
Description: Support to individuals for research in business librarianship. Two $5,000 awards will be presented.
Title: NewsBank/Readex/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Research Grant Award
Deadline: December 1, 2009
Description: For research in documents librarianship, or in a related area that would benefit the individual's performance as a documents librarian or make a contribution to the field.
If you see an opportunity that fits a project you have in mind, the first step is to contact Linda Greve at: email@example.com .
- External Funding Advisory Team
Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
Recycle paper right in your office!
Do you want to save paper, but don't have a double-sided printer in your work area? If your printer has more than one tray, fill one of the trays with paper that is already printed on one side. When you're printing a document that doesn't need to be on clean paper, choose
"properties" from the print dialog box and select the tray with the reused paper.
For more resources and information on how to go green at work and at home, visit the Greening the Libraries Project website at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/greenlibraries/
- Greening the Libraries Project
Libraries Building Lists
Every major University library building has a building list. The list is used to send staff, located in the facility, notifications of outages, problems, building, or campus specific issues. Each staff member should be on the building list. If you are not receiving mailings through these lists, notify Rob Strnad at: Anderlib@umn.edu , so that you can be added. Thank you.
- Bernadette Corley Troge
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan: http://pasj.asj.or.jp/
- Jim Stemper
Primary Source Awards Nominations
Know a friend or colleague whose work with Primary Source materials deserves recognition?
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has initiated its Primary Source Awards program to do just that: recognize the contributions of research and teaching faculty, librarians, and other members of the CRL community for their innovative use of primary source materials. The annual program features three award categories, research, teaching, and access, and prizes for both the awardees and those who nominate them.
Nominations for the 2010 awards can be submitted online at: http://www.crl.edu/primary-source-awards>www.crl.edu/primary-source-awards , and will be accepted through January 31, 2010. The program will help broaden our understanding of how specific researchers, teachers, and llibrarians use primary source materials and enable us to share that information with the entire CRL community. To learn more, visit the CRL web site at: http://www.crl.edu/primary-source-awards , or contact Don Dyer, Membership and Communications Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at: (773)955-4545, ext. 317.
- Gordon Anderson
Emerging Tech Expo: Explore - Play - Learn!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
Zotero, Twitter, Pachyderm, Kindle, Drupal, Google Docs... As new tools and technologies constantly advance over the horizon, it becomes harder to keep up. The Libraries Information Technology (IT) Council and Staff Education and Development (SED) are sponsoring an Emerging Tech Expo to give all Libraries staff a professional development opportunity to explore these emerging technologies, play with cool gadgets, and learn about the latest tech initiatives here in the Libraries. Whether it's new to the world, or new to you, there'll be something for everyone....Plus, there will be snacks!
Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0250
- Emerging Tech Expo Planning Group: Liya Ai, John Butler, Francine Dupont-Crocker, Denise Gamble, Lisa Johnston, Jan Roseen, Scott Spicer
Hold That Date! Research Support Group Meeting
Mark the afternoon of November 13, 2009 on your calendars for the first meeting of the Research Support Group, part of the Libraries' Research and Publications Committee - time and location to be determined. The Research Support Group plans to provide regularly scheduled opportunities for presentations relevant to the research and publication efforts of Libraries staff and for staff to collaborate and develop informal mentoring relationships.
Our opening speaker is Dr. Christine Pawley, Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Sciences. She'll discuss the choice and development of a research project.
All interested Libraries staff are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be available. Look for more details soon.
- Leslie Delserone and Stacie Traill, co-chairs, Research and Publications Committee
International Education Week Library Information Fair
The Diversity Outreach Collaborative invites you to participate in the University Libraries International Education Week Information Fair.
November 16. 2009
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Room 101, Walter Library
We will highlight library resources for International Students and international library resources for all students. We would welcome involvement from library staff from across the University Libraries in introducing students to those resources and helping them in using the
resources. We especially encourage staff with language expertise to join us in working with our diverse, international communities. It was a fun and successful event last year and we hope you can help us with this year's event. Please sign up for a one hour time slot on this wiki page: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SciEng/InternationalFair
Any questions? Contact Jody Kempf at: email@example.com , for additional information.
- Jody Kempf
Join Us for the November First Fridays
Virtue & Vice in the Stacks: Gluttony & Abstinence
Friday, November 6, 2009
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Wangensteen Library on Abstinence & Gluttony
Food, drugs, bathing, drink, and sex have been integral in the interpretation of disease and the recommendations for cures for centuries. What may be moderate and good in one century is gluttony in another. This presentation will look at various interpretations represented in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology & Medicine.
Charles Babbage Institute on Gluttony
Information storage capacity, processing power, bandwidth - the computer industry continuously produces more powerful products, but it never seems to be enough. The Charles Babbage Institute will examine society's appetite for computers capable of doing more and doing it faster.
Also, this Friday at 1:00 pm, following the talk, staff from Andersen Library will be available to give tours of the caverns below the public building.
- R. Arvid Nelsen, First Fridays Chair
Speaker Series to Engage Libraries in Broad Strategic Themes
The University Libraries have invited speakers to engage our Libraries staff in broad strategic themes that will shape the future of the University Libraries in FY11 and beyond. Each theme captures an arena of strategic importance to the University and to the Libraries. Through the planning process, we will explore directions and potential investments. The themes for the series include:
- Discovery and Delivery
- Scholarly Communication and Publication
- Content and Collections
- E-Education and Learning Support
For information about the speakers including short bios, blog links, and readings, please visit the Libraries Planning Speaker Series page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/UniversityLibrariesSpeakerSeries . For detailed information about the strategic themes, please visit the Libraries' Budget and Planning page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/Planning .
The first in the series: Discovery and Delivery
with Lorcan Dempsey, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
Monday, November 23, 2009
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Theater, Coffman Memorial Union
Lorcan Dempsey will join the Libraries for a discussion on the strategic theme Discovery and Delivery. The Libraries' classic roles in providing collections and information access have undergone fundamental changes in the context of new models of distributing content, new technologies and players in the discovery environment, and changing expectations for delivery among our users. In a context where "discovery [increasingly] occurs elsewhere," how do the Libraries ensure timely and robust mechanisms for discovery and delivery? What is the role of Libraries access services (broadly defined) and how can they be best positioned in the broader context of discovery services on the Internet? Where are Libraries' investments best made to reveal and deliver content when and how needed by students and faculty?
Each presentation will be webcast and you may register for the first session, Delivery and Discovery, at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0251 .
- Jennifer Reckner
TODAY! Libraries Issues Seminar on International Travel
Monday, November 2, 2009
Bring your lunch at 11:30 am, presentations from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
Bielefeld, Tilburg, Beijing, Berlin, Tianjin, Uppsala, Stockholm,Frankfurt ... these are all cities some of your colleagues have traveled to in the past year - to give papers, attend conferences, and conduct research. Please join us for a Libraries Issues Seminar on International Travel. Presenters: Wendy Lougee, John Butler, Su Chen, Ryan Bean, Gordon Anderson, Rafael Tarrago, Karen Hoyle.
- Beth Kaplan
Exhibits at the Libraries
A Century of Accomplishment
A Century of Accomplishment, 1909-200: The One Hundredth Anniversary of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Through December 15, 2009
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hal
African American Studies & American Indian Studies - Celebrating 40 Years
Through December 5, 2009
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Dewey Thorbeck: Travel Sketches
An Architect's Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
Through December 27, 2009
Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
Through December 31, 2009
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library
Robert Bly Revealed
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
Webcast: Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users
Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users
MLA's Educational Webcast
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 555, Diehl Hall
The Health Sciences Libraries will be hosting the Medical Library Association's (MLA) educational webcast, Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users. The focus of this webinar is on the use of mobile technologies in the health sciences setting, but all are welcome to attend. This is a free event and 2 MLA CE credits will be awarded to participants. To register, please contact Anne Beschnett at: firstname.lastname@example.org , by Monday, November 16, 2009.
The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with current and emerging mobile technologies, innovative initiatives using mobile devices, useful mobile software applications, and funding options for projects using mobile devices.
- describe mobile technology and its value for librarians and health care professionals
- demonstrate mobile technology devices and innovative applications
- explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals
- discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobile technology programs
The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Anne Beschnett
Webinar: Bringing Research Data into the Library: Expanding the Horizons of Institutional Repositories
Presented by MacKenzie Smith (from MIT University)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library
The webinar will last approximately one hour, but please plan to stick around for a brief discussion, led by Philip Herold, of recent efforts to include data in the University Digital Conservancy.
- E-Science and Data Services Collaborative and the University Digital Conservancy
Staff Education and Development
Check out upcoming classes offered by Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED) at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SEDP/HomePage .
Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions. The full schedule may be found at: http://www.Minitex.umn.edu/events .
For items to be included in the Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to email@example.com, before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.