January 4th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact

New Appointments and Departures
- Welcome Jeff Peterson

Upcoming Events
- Jim Neal on Content and Collections

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
- Robert Bly Revealed

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

News from Around the Libraries

Greening the Libraries Fun Fact

Check the packaging before you buy!
When purchasing, look for materials that use less packaging.  On average, out of every $10.00 spent, $1.00 is on packaging and packaging makes up half of waste by volume.

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

New Appointments and Departures

Welcome Jeff Peterson

We are pleased to welcome Jeff Peterson as a new member of Library Enterprise Operations (LEO), effective Monday, January 4, 2010.  Jeff comes to us from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota where he has held the position of Senior Enterprise Information Systems Analyst.  Before that, he was a Business Systems Analyst with GMAC ResCap for six years.  In these capacities he has developed expertise in database technologies, analysis and reporting, and all areas of the systems development life cycle, including project management, requirements, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and post-implementation support.  Also, this past year Jeff earned his Master's Degree in Software Systems from the University of St. Thomas.  Please join me in welcoming Jeff to the Libraries.

- Heather Hessel

Upcoming Events

Jim Neal on Content and Collections

Thursday, January 7, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0253

The rapid evolution of digital publishing and digital content, coupled with trusted mechanisms for preserving digital content, offer significant opportunity to explore new and collaborative approaches to management of collections.  Libraries are being challenged to optimize space for legacy print collections and identify cost-effective mechanisms to ensure sustainable access for communities of users.  In this context, libraries also have responsibility to steward and share distinctive and unique resources.
- How do we balance our portfolio of investments in physical and digital collection management?
- How do we leverage existing collaborative programs?
- How do we build understanding of the "collective collection" environment?
- How will collection development change in the context of increasing collaboration?
- How do our mechanisms for discovery and delivery shape our collection development programs?

For information about the speakers and UMConnect instructions, please visit the Libraries Planning Speaker Series page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/UniversityLibrariesSpeakerSeries .  You will also find the webcasts for Lorcan Dempsey's and Paul Courant's presentations on the wiki.

- Jennifer Reckner

Exhibits at the Libraries

Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
Through March 7, 2010
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library

Robert Bly Revealed
Online exhibit

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

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 University Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to monmemo@umn.edu, before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.

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