February 22, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- 2010 ARLD Day Call for Proposals.
- Are We Loaded Yet?
- Diversity Outreach Collaborative Blog
- Grant Opportunities News from the External Funding Advisory Team
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
- Reinventing Reference Collaborative Year in Review

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Jody Gray Published in College & Research Libraries News

Upcoming Events
- Current Issues Coffee Club: The State of the Open Access Policy Debate
- Friends of the Libraries Member Appreciation Reception Featuring James Sewell Ballet

Exhibits at the Libraries

- Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health
- The Machine That Changed the World: ACM and the History of Computing, 1947-2010
- Native View Points: Paintings and Drawings by John Koepke
- Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
- Robert Bly Revealed
- Tangible Digital Matter

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- TechShops: Web Conferencing With UMConnect
- TODAY!  Libraries Planning Speaker Series Brown Bag Discussion on E-Scholarship
- What You Should Know About the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

News from Around the Libraries

2010 ARLD Day Call for Proposals


The Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) is seeking presentations for its 2010 ARLD Day, April 23, 2010, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  ARLD Day 2010, Promoting Presence: Creative Collaboration in the Library, is one of the best opportunities for academic library professionals to network with each other.  If you are interested in presenting at the 2010 ARLD Day, please complete this session proposal form by March 5, 2010.  Sessions will be 50 to 60 minutes long - a length appropriate for one to two speakers.  Preference will be given to ACRL and ARLD members, and we encourage anyone (including current MLIS students) to apply.  Our planning committee will select presentations and notify presenters by the end of March 2010.  Fill out your session proposals at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/629RM9Z .

The Keynote Presentation will be made by David Silver, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of San Francisco, titled "Getting Students' Bodies and Ideas into Libraries".  He will focus on the questions: How do we get college students into libraries?  How can we have students work with librarians to design exhibits in their library?  What will entice them to contribute their intellectual labor to libraries?

- Kate McCready, ARLD Member Communications

Are We Loaded Yet?


This recurring new Monday Memo segment will announce recent batch-loads of e-book records.

Recently Loaded
- LLMC: 331 new records added, February 16, 2010
- GOBI ordered ebooks: 16 new records added, February 12, 2010
- HeinOnline Legal Classic: 156 new records added, February 8, 2010
- PsycBooks: 120 new records added, February 8, 2010

In Progress
Knovel
Books24x7
CCH ....
Springer
MIT Cognet

To see sets and statistics for e-book batch record loading, go to: /ul/Divisions/InfoTech/LibEntOps/Aleph/Record Loads/EbookLoads/EbookTitleLevelCataloging.xls .  E-book load problems or questions may be reported by filling out a Help Desk ticket at: https://helpdesk.lib.umn.edu/

- Kristi Bergland, Betsy Friesen, John Halvorson

Diversity Outreach Collaborative Blog

The Diversity Outreach Collaborative has developed a blog for diversity events and resources available at the University of Minnesota.  You can access this blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/grayjl/doc/ .  We encourage everyone to take a look.  This is a work in progress - if you have any suggestions or comments please contact Jody Gray at: grayjl@umn.edu .

- Jody Gray

Grant Opportunities News from the External Funding Advisory Team


Upcoming grant deadlines:

Title: Beta Phi Mu Harold Lancour Scholarship for Foreign Study
Deadline: March 15, 2010
URL: http://www.beta-phi-mu.org/Scholarships/lancour.php
Description: For librarians or library/information studies school students to survey foreign libraries or library programs, to survey foreign libraries or programs, attend a foreign library school, and/or to do research in a foreign country.

Title: National Film Preservation Foundation
Deadline: March 19, 2010
URL: http://www.filmpreservation.org/grants/avant_garde.html
Description: For laboratory work to preserve significant examples of America's avant-garde film heritage

Title: Google Research - faculty research awards
Deadline: April 15, 2010
URL: http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html
Description: To facilitate more interaction between Google and academia. The awards support academic research aimed at improving information access (defined broadly).

If you see an opportunity that fits a project you have in mind, the first step is to contact Linda Greve at: greve018@umn.edu .

- External Funding Advisory Team

Greening the Libraries Fun Fact

RECYCLEMANIA!  The U is participating in the National Recyclemania competition through March 27, 2010.  The competition ranks reported recycling and trash data from more than 500 universities over a 10-week period.  The U placed second in the Big Ten among Grand Champion division teams in 2009.  For more information, see Recyclemania or track the U's progress at Facilities Management.

For more resources and information on how to go green at work and at home, visit the Greening the Libraries Project website: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/greenlibraries/ .

- Greening the Libraries Project

Reinventing Reference Collaborative Year in Review


The Reinventing Reference Collaborative (RRC) was instrumental in informing service changes throughout the Libraries.  Read more about the use of DeskTracker, the transition to new digital reference service, the involvement in place-based service analysis of Wilson Library, the development of baseline reference service competencies, and more at: https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-12974175_1 .

- Tony Ihrig and Mary Schoenborn (co-chairs), on behalf of the RRC


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Jody Gray Published in College & Research Libraries News


Congratulations to Jody on the publication of her article, "A Different Approach to Diversity Outreach: Partnerships and Collaboration at the University of Minnesota," in the February 2010 issue of College & Research Libraries News.  See: http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/2/76.full .  In it, Jody discusses her unique position bridging the University Libraries and the U's Office for Equity and Diversity.  If you've ever wondered about Jody's job, this is the article for you!

- Jerilyn Veldof, for Academic Program's Coordinated Educational Services


Upcoming Events


Current Issues Coffee Club: The State of the Open Access Policy Debate

Sponsored by the Scholarly Communications Collaborative
Wednesday February 24, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 555, Diehl Hall, Bio-Medical Library

Attendees are recommended to read:
- Request for Information by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/rfi-public-access.pdf
- Wendy Lougee's response, on behalf of the University of Minnesota Libraries at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/UMinnesota_OSTP_Input_January21_2010.pdf
- SPARC's Student Statement on the Right to Research at: http://www.righttoresearch.org/

Snack and refreshments will be served.

- Jim Stemper and Rafael E. Tarrago, co-organizers

Friends of the Libraries Member Appreciation Reception Featuring James Sewell Ballet

Sunday, March 7, 2010
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union
Reservations by March 1, 2010 at (612)624-9339 or email stangret@umn.edu .

Join fellow Friends for a special appearance by James Sewell Ballet, who are part of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.  James Sewell will delve into the company's history, with dancers performing selections that trace its evolution over time.

Open only to members of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.  Not a member?  Join today!  Call (612)624-9339 or e-mail stangret@umn.edu .

- Communications Office


Exhibits at the Libraries

Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health

Through Friday, February 26, 2010
Magrath Library

The Machine That Changed the World: ACM and the History of Computing, 1947-2010

Through Friday, March 5, 2010
Exhibit Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/05/the_machine_that_changed_the_w.html

Native View Points: Paintings and Drawings by John Koepke
Through Friday, May 14, 2010
Room 210, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall

Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
Through Sunday, March 7, 2010
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/05/nothing_unattempted_the_voyage.html

Robert Bly Revealed
Online exhibit
http://digital.lib.umn.edu/pachyderm/robertbly/

Tangible Digital Matter
The Art in the Libraries 2010 exhibition celebrates digital media in the work of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff from the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.
Through Sunday, May 15, 2010
Basement, First, and Fourth Floors, Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/05/art_in_the_libraries_tangible.html


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.


TechShops: Web Conferencing With UMConnect


http://blog.lib.umn.edu/emergingtexpoblog/program.html
TOMORROW: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library

In this 90-minute "Techshop" (part technology discussion and part workshop) we explore specific examples of how UMConnect is used and consider ways in which this tool might fit into your work life.  UMConnect makes it possible to join a meeting from your office or present information to colleagues over the internet, live or as an archived video.  Like the free online service Skype, this Office of Information Technology (OIT) supported technology allows you to communicate and collaborate over the Web.

Two ways to participate!
- Register Now at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0259 (seating may be limited)
- Live Online Session Instructions: Log into UMConnect at https://umconnect.umn.edu/techshop1

Spring TechShops are the second phase of the highly successful Fall 2009 Emerging Tech Expo.  This spring, the IT (Information Technology) Council and Staff Education and Development (SED) are sponsoring a series of five technology workshops.  Watch for the next TechShop coming March 10, 2010 on using Camtasia Relay.

- Emerging Technology Education Planning Group: Liya Ai, John Butler, Francine Dupont-Crocker, Denise Gamble, Lisa Johnston, Jan Roseen, Scott Spicer

TODAY!  Libraries Planning Speaker Series Brown Bag Discussion on E-Scholarship


The E-Scholarship working group is holding a brown bag today, Monday, February 22, 2010, to provide a forum for discussion on the themes raised in the recent presentation by Clifford Lynch.  The group will also share main points that emerged from the afternoon working group session and will anonymously share information gathered in the surveys.  Please join your colleagues for a stimulating discussion and refreshments.

E-Scholarship Brown Bag Discussion
Monday, February 22, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 555, Diehl Hall

Please check out the survey results from Lynch's presentation at:  https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/Staff.UniversityLibrariesSpeakerSeries/CliffLyncresults.pdf

Webcasts of each presentation are available on the staff wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/UniversityLibrariesSpeakerSeries

- Jennifer Reckner

What You Should Know About the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 314 Walter Library

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 120A, Elmer L Andersen Library

Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0104

This session will provide a refresher for understanding the eligibility and notification requirements of FMLA and clarify the relation of FMLA to other leave policies.  These items will be addressed:
- the legal framework of the FMLA
- how the FMLA interacts with University policies, rules, and contracts
- what rights and responsibilities the University and employees have regarding FMLA
- when to involve Disability Services in FMLA issues

Presenters: Mike McGlynn, Office of Human Resources (OHR) Consultant, and April Narcisse, FMLA Specialist, OHR.  Supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend.

- Jan Roseen

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


Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions.  The full schedule may be found at: http://www.Minitex.umn.edu/events .



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