- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
- Libraries Leadership Committee (LLC) Meeting Notes
- New E-Resources
- Strong UMN Presence at the Library Technology Conference 2010
- University Libraries Executive Committee Meeting Notes
- University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Congratulations to Julie Kelly and Louise Letnes!
- Congratulations to Leslie Delserone, Julie Kelly, and Jody Kempf!
- 2010 Enhancing Quality Staff (EQS) Symposium
- Join the Next "CNI Conversations" on April 15th at Noon
- Join Us for the April First Fridays
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Native View Points: Paintings and Drawings by John Koepke
- Ritual of Reading: Religion and the Illustrated Book
- Robert Bly Revealed
- Tangible Digital Matter
- United States Census Bureau: 220 Years of Counting Americans
- With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Current Issue Coffee Club: Horizon Report 2010
- Disability Services Adaptive Technology Workshop
- TechShop: Pachyderm
- Staff Education and Development
Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
If you're in the USA, there's a search function at the top of the Earth 911 web site at: earth911.org , where you can enter the term "polystyrene" and then, in the box on the right, enter your location. The search results will provide listings of companies and organizations in your local area that will take polystyrene. Note: be sure to enter "polystyrene" rather than "styrofoam" as the latter, being just a brand name, is unlikely to return any results.
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 Leadership Committee (LLC) Meeting Notes
Notes from recent LLC meetings are available on Netfiles via the staff wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/LibrariesLeadershipCouncil/HomePage . Agenda items from the March 25, 2010 meeting include the Libraries Budget and Planning Overview and Update, Discoverability Phase II Project Charge, and the Libraries Public Workstation Policy.
- Jennifer Reckner
- Bizjournals: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16519
- Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Book of Lists: http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=16518
- Observatory on Borderless Higher Education: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16520
- World News Digest (from Facts on File): http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=16517
- Jim Stemper
Strong UMN Presence at the Library Technology Conference 2010
The University Libraries, including Minitex, had a very strong showing at the recent Library Technology Conference held at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. According to the Tweets on Twitter, excellent presentations and workshops were given by Rita Baladad, Ryan Bean, Jan Fransen, Cody Hanson, Amy Hribar, Jon Jeffryes, Kristi Jensen, Lisa Johnston, Peter Kirlew, Matt Lee, Kristen Mastel, Shane Nackerud, Kate Peterson, Scott Spicer, Claudia Sueyras, and Jerilyn Veldof. Serving on this year's conference steering committee were Julie Kelly, Peter Kirlew, Mary Parker, and Scott Spicer. Thanks and congratulations to all!
- John Butler, Mary Parker, and Karen Williams
University Libraries Executive Committee Meeting Notes
The minutes from the March 25, 2010 Executive Committee meeting have been posted at:: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ULLMC/MeetingNotes .
- Jennifer Reckner
University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes
The minutes from the January 2010 University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) have been posted at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ULLMC/MeetingNotes .
- Bill Pederson
Staff Tidings and Kudos
Congratulations to Julie Kelly and Louise Letnes!
Congratulations to Julie and Louise on the publication of their jointly-authored article in the Journal of Digital Information, titled, "AgEcon Search: A case study on the differences between operating a subject repository and an institutional repository." 11(1) (2010). Available online at: http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/article/view/733
- Philip Herold
Congratulations to Leslie Delserone, Julie Kelly, and Jody Kempf!
Congratulations to Leslie, Julie, and Jody on the publication of their jointly-authored article in Collaborative Librarianship, titled, "Connecting Researchers with Funding Opportunities: a Joint Effort of the Libraries and the University Research Office." 2(1): 33-37 (2010). Available online at: http://collaborativelibrarianship.org/index.php/jocl/article/view/59/39
- Philip Herold and Janice Jaguszewski
2010 Enhancing Quality Staff (EQS) Symposium
Registration is now open! Registration and lunch are free for University Libraries staff.
Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Radisson University Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis
- detach and send your registration card (arriving soon in campus mail!)
- visit: http://staff.lib.umn.edu/eqs/ , research the sessions, and print/send a registration card
Please contact Tim Cronin at: (612)624-3414 if you have any questions.
- EQS Planning Committee
Join the Next "CNI Conversations" on April 15th at Noon
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to take part in discussions on current topics with CNI Director Clifford Lynch (our E-Scholarship speaker) and others in an audio-conference format. The next session of CNI Conversations will take place on Thursday, April 15, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in room S40, Wilson Library. Bring your lunch if you'd like, and join your colleagues for always interesting dialog with Cliff Lynch. This event is jointly coordinated by the IT Council and Staff Education and Development (SED). Previous "Conversations" are archived and available for listening at: http://conversations.cni.org/ .
- John Butler
Join Us for the April First Fridays
Virtue & Vice in the Stacks: Patience & Wrath
Friday, April 2, 2009
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Patience is a virtue that many aspiring authors and illustrators strive to cultivate as they navigate the twists and turns of the publishing industry. The Kerlan Collection of the Children's Literature Research Collections offers a unique insight into the patience required on the road from first draft to final product. Join us to learn about the patience - or lack thereof - that was required to bring your favorite books to print and the different roads that various authors traveled in their journey to the printed page.
Wrath is at hand in selections from the Literary Manuscripts Collection and Performing Arts Archives. Through poetry, prose, and scene designs, anger and fury are vividly portrayed.
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
Exhibits at the Libraries
Native View Points: Paintings and Drawings by John Koepke
Through Friday, May 14, 2010
Room 210, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
Ritual of Reading: Religion and the Illustrated Book
Through Friday, May 14, 2010
T. R. Anderson Exhibit Gallery, Fourth Floor, Wilson Library
Robert Bly Revealed
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
United States Census Bureau: 220 Years of Counting Americans
Through April 2010
Government Publications Collections Display Case, Basement, Wilson Library
With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Through August 2010
Plant Pathology Library
Room 395, Borlaug Hall
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
Current Issue Coffee Club: Horizon Report 2010
Sponsored by the Information Literacy Collaborative: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/InformationLiteracy
Please join us on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in room S30A, Wilson Library, as we discuss the Horizon Report which "charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry." The report is available at: http://www.nmc.org/horizon . Coffee and treats will be provided!
For some initial discussion, visit the new Learning in the Libraries blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/learninglibraries/ . This group blog is authored by members of the Information Literacy Collaborative and the Instruction Coordinators Group, with a goal of exploring teaching and learning in the Libraries.
- Kate Peterson
Disability Services Adaptive Technology Workshop
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Anderson Library
Limited Space. Register soon!
This class, presented by Disability Services' Computer Accommodations Program, is designed to familiarize library staff with adaptive technologies.
- View live demos of adaptive technology
- Learn more about the Adaptive Technology Labs and campus resources
- Discuss the most efficient and successful ways to assist blind/low vision library users
- Meet the staff from Disability Services' Computer Accommodations Program
Any questions please contact Jody Gray at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Jody Gray
Register Now for the third spring TechShop on Pachyderm
Pachyderm: Online Multimedia Authoring
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Room S30B, Wilson Library
Pachyderm ( http://pachyderm.nmc.org/ ) is an easy-to-use multimedia authoring tool adopted by the University. Designed for people with little multimedia experience, Pachyderm is accessed through a web browser and is as easy to use as filling out a web form. Authors upload their own media (images, audio clips, and short video segments) and place them into pre-designed templates, which is published as a web presentation. The result is an attractive, interactive Flash-based multimedia presentation.
The spring TechShops are the second phase of the highly successful Fall 2009 Emerging Tech Expo ( http://blog.lib.umn.edu/emergingtexpoblog/program.html ). This spring, the IT Council ( https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/ITCouncil ) and Staff Education and Development (SED at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SEDP/HomePage ) are sponsoring a series of technology workshops. In this, our third ninety-minute "TechShop" (part technology demonstration and part workshop), we will explore specific examples of how Pachyderm is used and consider ways it might fit into your work life.
There are two ways to participate:
- Register for the Live session at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0263
- Watch via UMConnect on April 7, 2010 at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/techshop3
If you are using UMConnect, you may want to print the accompanying handout, Pachyderm Emerging TechExpo 2009, available at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/emergingtexpoblog/Pachyderm_EmergingTechExpo2009.docx
Coffee and cookies will be available to sweeten our interests and our discussion.
- Emerging Tech Expo Planning Group: Liya Ai, John Butler, Francine Dupont-Crocker, Denise Gamble, Lisa Johnston, Jan Roseen, Scott Spicer
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 previous issues, visit the University Libraries Monday Memo blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mondaymemo/ .
The University Libraries Monday Memo editorial policy can be found at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Communications/InternalCommunications .
For items to be included in the University Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to email@example.com , before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.