- Are We Loaded Yet?
- Do You Have Links to MNCAT "Your Account" on Your Web Pages?
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
- CLRC Greeting Cards Available
- Form/Genre Project Completed
- Libraries in the News
- Libraries Leadership Council (LLC) Meeting Notes Available
- Library Faculty Seminar 2010
- U Participating in Project Information Literacy
- Wangensteen Website Debuts Today
- Current Issues Coffee Club: What's an Ethnographic Library Study?
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Using the Visual History Archive
- NOMMO African American Authors Series
- Register by April 30 for Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium
- Registration Now Open for Reference Renaissance 2010
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library
- 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.
- Giving Feedback: Positive Methods That Really Work!
- Staff Education and Development
Are We Loaded Yet?
Psycbooks: 46, April 13, 2010
Hein Legal Classics: 25, April 13, 2010
Books24x7: EngPro: 39, April 16, 2010
Elsevier: 1035, April 19, 2010
Knovel: 65, April 20, 2010
GOBI ordered ebooks: 8 new records added, April 23, 2010
Wiley (with any luck)
Note: No Springer records have been posted since the end of February.
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
Do You Have Links to MNCAT "Your Account" on Your Web Pages?
With the upgrade in March, there is a new URL to access "Your Account," that is: http://umnlib.oit.umn.edu/pds?func=load-login&calling_system=aleph&institute=UMN50&url=http://umnlib.oit.umn.edu/F?func=bor-info . There is a temporary redirect from the old link which started with prime6.oit.umn.edu/pds... , however that will be going away in the near future. So, if you have web pages with a link to the MNCAT "Your Account" page, please take time to update it now.
- Library Enterprise Operations
Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
Keep window shades or blinds closed when the sun is shining directly on the windows, especially during the spring and summer. This will keep office temperatures from rising unnecessarily and will save energy on cooling.
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
CLRC Greeting Cards Available
Two images - pig ballerinas and rabbit artist - on greeting cards illustrated by Nancy Carlson are available at the Children's Literature and Research Collection (CLRC), room 113, Andersen Library at $8.00 for eight cards in color are available. These may be purchased by cash or check only.
- Karen Hoyle
Form/Genre Project Completed
Mary Huismann and her team, Carol Alm, Kristi Bergland, Jody Ebert, Tony Fang, Maribeth Kraus, Doris Seely and Lichun Shen, have completed the Smart Learning Commons (SLC) Form/Genre project. They enhanced discoverability for the SLC films and videos by adding appropriate form/genre headings to over 6,500 records. For more background and detail on the project, see the project wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/TS/FormGenre . Congratulations on a job well done!
- Christine DeZelar-Tiedman
Libraries in the News
The Google Digitization Project received local media attention last week in the following outlets:
Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/21/google-digital-books-uofm/
The Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/books/91797274.html
KARE -TV: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=848595
KSTP - TV: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1524704.shtml
WCCO - TV: http://wcco.com/local/books.google.archive.2.1649265.html
A story is also slated to appear this week on Minnov8 at: http://minnov8.com/
All media hits are being gathered on delicious at: http://delicious.com/marlowelshons/buzz+google
- Marlo Welshons
Libraries Leadership Council (LLC) Meeting Notes Available
Notes from the April 22, 2010 LLC meeting are available on Netfiles via the staff wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/LibrariesLeadershipCouncil/HomePage . Agenda items included an announcement about the first Google shipment to leave the Libraries and a review of two upcoming Web Services Steering Committee projects on website redesign and web migration. Check out the notes for more information and additional agenda items.
- Jennifer Reckner
Library Faculty Seminar 2010
On Monday, April 19, 2010, an announcement for "A Library Seminar for Faculty and Instructors in the Institute of Technology" went out to Information Technology (IT) faculty. This one and a half day workshop will take place on May 19 and 20, 2010. The purpose of this program is to create and support a community of faculty and instructors committed to developing student skills in finding, evaluating, and synthesizing information in their academic coursework and for lifelong learning. This program will include sessions on information literacy, assignment design to increase students' information, and 21st century literacy skills, copyright, scholarly communication issues, library tools, services, and resources.
This program was first offered August 23-24, 2005. Based on recommendations in the the final report of the original project group and the desire to offer a seminar with a discipline-specific emphasis, we are taking a slightly different approach in 2010 by offering this to faculty in one college. We will shape the program around the specific information literacy needs of the physical sciences and engineering and participants will work as a cohort. The outcomes of the program include refreshing and expanding faculty and instructor knowledge of information and 21st century literacies and developing a model that we can replicate for other colleges in the future. Learn more at: https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-14594200_1 . This project is listed on the Information Literacy Collaborative wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/InformationLiteracy
- Kate Peterson
U Participating in Project Information Literacy
On Monday, April 19, 2010, about 4000 University students were invited to complete a web-based survey (22 items, 10 to 15 minutes completion time per student) on library and everyday research. The survey will close after two weeks. This survey is sponsored by a national initiative called Project Information Literacy (see: http://projectinfolit.org/ ) and is the focus of the second year of an ongoing research study about how college students find and conduct research in the digital age. Eventually, we will receive the results for our campus and will learn how we compare with the other 26 schools who are participating. Please feel free to contact Kate Peterson at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. This project is listed on the Information Literacy Collaborative wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/InformationLiteracy
- Kate Peterson
Wangensteen Website Debuts Today
The Wangensteen website debuts today at: www.wangensteen.lib.umn.edu and we hope you will take a moment to browse. Like all websites, this remains a work in progress, so all comments and suggestions are welcome. I would like to thank Wayne Loftus for his creativity, patience, and attention to detail, Lois Hendrickson, who participated in the writing and proofing of the content, and Katherine Chew, for her accurate editorial eye and support.
- Elaine Challacombe
Current Issues Coffee Club: What's an Ethnographic Library Study?
What's an ethnographic library study and how can it inform how we provide library services? The Reinventing Reference Collaborative invite you to explore these questions as we discuss "The Library Study at Fresno State" at the next Current Issues Coffee Club.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library
Coffee and treats will be provided
The Library Study at Fresno State provides a fascinating glimpse into how undergraduates at a large public university use and think about libraries and library services. The research was done by a team of anthropologists who used ethnographic observation techniques to study undergraduates in their "natural habitats," and examine how current library services align with the needs and desires of today's library users. View The Library Study at Fresno State at: http://z.umn.edu/fresnostate . Hope to see you there!
For more information and a list of possible discussion questions, please see the Current Issues Coffee Club Wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/CICC
- Tony Ihrig, Mary Schoenborn and the Reinventing Reference Collaborative: Linnea Anderson, David Faust, Cody Hanson, Lois Hendrickson, Scott Marsalis, Emily Reimer, Lois Stuedemann, Amy West
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Using the Visual History Archive
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Using the Visual History Archive: A faculty/library discussion of potential uses of Holocaust survivor testimony
Thursday May 6, 2010
11:30 am to 2:00 pm, snacks service at 11:30 am in the Andersen Library Atrium,. program begins at 12:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Testimonies of Holocaust survivors and rescuers provide primary source material that can be exceptional teaching content for many disciplines. Join us May 6, 201 to learn how colleagues across the U.S., Australia, and Europe have incorporated the Visual History Archive in their courses. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California and maintains an archive of nearly 52,000 testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. Hear the latest news about this database that is available via the University of Minnesota Libraries we at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/vha/ .
Professor Leslie Morris (German, Scandinavian and Dutch) and Susan Gangl will share findings from a recent conference that explored ways of broadening access to increase educational use of the VHA. We'll discuss approaches for integrating testimonies into courses, library resources and support services, and the use of videos as a primary source.
- Susan Gangl
NOMMO African American Authors Series
In this series, host and moderator Alexs Pate, University of Minnesota professor and author of Amistad, takes you on a journey into the consciousness of two luminary writers. These dynamic events feature the authors reading from their work and engaging in spirited dialogue with Pate about the state of the art of African American literature.
This week: Quincy Troupe, American Book Award-winning author of 17 books, co-author of The Pursuit of Happyness, and recipient of the Peabody Award
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Theater, Coffman Memorial Union
Tickets are $15.00. Complimentary tickets are available for U of M students and members of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries (limit two). Order tickets at: http://northrop.umn.edu/events/nommo-african-american-author-series
- Libraries Communications Office
Register by April 30 for Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium
Registration and lunch are free for University Libraries staff.
Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times
May 11, 2010
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Radisson University Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE
- detach and send your registration card
- 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
Registration Now Open for Reference Renaissance 2010
"Reference Renaissance 2010: Inventing the Future" is now open for registration. The conference will be held August 9 and 10, 2010 in Denver, Colorado and is presented by BCR and LYRASIS. "Reference Renaissance 2010: Inventing the Future" will explore all aspects of reference service and will bring together reference practitioners and scholars to explore the evolving nature of reference.
Early bird registration is now available through July 1, 2010 for $250.00. Standard registration, after July 1, 2010, is $275.00. Registration includes all sessions on both days, including the keynote and plenaries, access to exhibits, as well as breakfast and lunch on both days. A special hotel rate of $89.00 plus tax per night is available for reservations made before July 16, 2010. For more information about the conference, registration, the hotel, and travel, visit the website at: http://www.bcr.org/referencerenaissance/index.html
- Carla Steinberg Pfahl
Exhibits at the Libraries
Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library
Through Friday, June 25, 2010
Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
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.
Giving Feedback: Positive Methods That Really Work!
Friday, April 30, 2010
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library
It can be challenging to give employees, coworkers, and even family members, feedback on their work, particularly when the message is difficult. In this interactive workshop, we'll learn two models that you can use to give effective feedback, explore common mistakes to avoid, learn how to craft your message, discuss how focusing on what people do right is key to improving motivation and performance, and find out how to redirect energy when mistakes do occur. Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0196
- 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 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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