June 21st, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Are We Loaded Yet?
- IT Council May 2010 Meeting Notes Now Available
- Mandatory and Voluntary Furlough and Temporary Pay Reduction Information
- Toner Scams Have Resurfaced
- University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes

Staff Tidings and Kudos

- Congratulations on Promotions and Continuous Appointment

Upcoming Events
- Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

- GLBT Ally Training for Libraries Staff
- Google Migration: What's Next for the Libraries?
- Moodle: Assignments and Quizes
- The Supervisor's Guide to the NEO Checklist
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

Tips
- Nice Ride Minnesota
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library
- Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library
- Images with Impact: Propaganda Through Popular Media
- With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni

News from Around the Libraries

Are We Loaded Yet?


Recent batch-loads of e-book records:

Wiley: 2170 records added, June 13, 2010
Knovel: 37 records added, June 10, 2010
Psycbooks: 26 records added, June 16, 2010
Books24x7 Engnet: 7 records added, June 16, 2010
GOBI ordered ebooks: 160 records added, June 17, 2010, 27 records added, June 18, 2010

To see sets and statistics for e-book batch record loading, go to: https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-12881506_1
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

IT Council May 2010 Meeting Notes Now Available


Highlights include:
- Changes in the Information Technology Division
- UMN Migration to Google Apps
- EthicShare: Virtual Research Community for Bioethicists (presentation by Kate McCready)
- Updates from the IT Directors

The notes, by Francine Dupont-Crocker, are available at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/ITCMeeting58

- John Butler  

Mandatory and Voluntary Furlough and Temporary Pay Reduction Information

Information about mandatory furloughs, voluntary furloughs, and temporary pay reduction for P&A staff is available on the Libraries Human Resources (HR) wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/HR/HomePage .  Links to additional information is available from the University's Office of Human Resources and those links are also posted on the Libraries HR wiki page.  If you have questions about this, please contact your supervisor or Linda DeBeau-Melting.

- Linda DeBeau-Melting

Toner Scams Have Resurfaced

Remind staff, including student staff,  not to answer any questions or provide verification/information regarding supply orders or the type of equipment in their work area.  Our vendors know who to contact and would not call you for  this type of information.  Refer any calls to your Facilities and Operations Management (FOM) building manger or Libraries Shipping and Receiving.  

Any questions, please call me.

- Bernadette Corley Troge

University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes

The minutes from the April 2010 University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) have been posted on the Libraries wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ULLMC/MeetingNotes .

- Scott Smith


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Congratulations on Promotions and Continuous Appointment

I am pleased to report recent recognition for our colleagues Naun Chiat Chew, Meghan Lafferty, Kate McCready, and Jerilyn Veldof.  Meghan and Kate were promoted to Associate Librarian, and Naun and Meghan received continuous appointment.  Jerilyn was promoted to Librarian.  Congratulations to our colleagues on these milestone achievements.

- Wendy Pradt Lougee


Upcoming Events

Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
2:00 pm
Room 18, Andersen Library

The agenda is posted on the Libraries Civil Service Committee (LCSC) wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/LibrariesCivilServiceCommittee .  Meetings are open, with any Libraries Civil Service staff member particularly welcomed to attend.  In addition, staff are invited to propose topics or items for the committee meeting agenda.  Please contact Chair David Lenander at: d-lena@umn.edu or any member of the committee with suggestions.

- David Lenander


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

GLBT Ally Training for Libraries Staff

Thursday, July 29, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

Ally Training provides a space to explore how to be allies to each other across identities and experiences, and to ask questions and engage in conversation.  Come to this workshop to:
- Learn about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) communities
- Think critically about gender and sexuality
- Discuss language and privilege
- Reframe myths and stereotypes

You will leave the training with newfound awareness and concrete steps you can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone.  Educational materials and Ally stickers/buttons will be provided.  Refreshments will be served.

Register for this session at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0265

Sponsored by the Libraries Diversity Outreach Collaborative and Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED).

- Denise Gamble

Google Migration: What's Next for the Libraries?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library

The Libraries is part of the University-wide migration of e-mail and calendaring applications to Google.  This session will provide an opportunity to learn what's involved in the migration, the timetable for the migration, and to ask questions about how this will affect Libraries' staff.  More sessions will be scheduled after June 30, 2010 at other Libraries locations.

Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0269

- Google Apps Migration Planning Team: Francine Dupont-Crocker, Denise Gamble, Warren Mason, Andrew Palahniuk, Janet Roseen, Mike Sutliff, Peter Weinhold

Moodle: Assignments and Quizes

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Room S30C, Wilson Library

This three and a half hour course, taught by the University Technology Training Center (UTTC), is intended for course designers who would like to use Moodle for assignment submission and quizzes in their course web sites.  Participants will learn how to create and modify quizzes, work with different question types, review, reset, and reply to submission attempts, and grade the different types of quiz questions.  Participants will also learn how to create different types of assignments.

Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0268

- Jan Roseen

The Supervisor's Guide to the NEO Checklist

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room S30C, Wilson Library and online via UMConnect

This interactive session will cover the new Libraries New Employee Orientation (NEO) Checklist.  This useful tool makes a supervisor's job easier by helping to organize orientation from before the employee starts, and gives all new employees a more consistent and thorough orientation experience.  You don't need to wait to start using the checklist.  Download an editable version at: .https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/NEO/SupervisorChecklist

Supervisors!  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how best to use the checklist with your new employees.  Register for the workshop at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0267

- Denise Gamble

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 .


Tips

Nice Ride Minnesota

The new bike racks with the neon green bikes on campus are part of a new Minneapolis ride share program called Nice Ride MN (see: http://www.niceridemn.org/ ).  There are stations around the Minneapolis campus with stations near Wilson Library, Walter Library, and Deihl Hall, as well as locations throughout Minneapolis.  Consider using one of the bikes next time you need to get to a meeting.  The subscription rates for bicycle renting are $5.00 a day, $30.00 a month, or $60.00 a year, with additional per trip fees for any ride over thirty minutes.  If you are getting close to thirty minutes on a bicycle, Nice Ride MN encourages you to stop at a station and switch to another bike so that you have two trips under thirty minutes, thus avoiding additional per trip fees.  See the Greening the Libraries Blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/greenlibraries/ for more information and answers to some questions from Kristia Davern, one of the Greening the Libraries Committee members.

- Kristia Davern

Greening the Libraries Fun Fact

Green Your Paper Use!  If you're concerned about making eco-friendly paper choices at home or at the office, check out the Environmental Defense Fund's Paper Calculator at: http://www.edf.org/papercalculator/ .  The calculator will help you quantify the benefits of different paper choices.  Their site is also a good source of informational resources and tools.

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


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
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/below_the_surface.html

Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library
Through August 2010
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall

Images with Impact: Propaganda Through Popular Media

Through July 31, 2010
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/images_with_impact_propaganda.html

With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Through August 2010
Plant Pathology LibraryFOR REVIEW
Room 395, Borlaug Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/plantlib/newbooks/2010/03/new_exhibit_with_distinction.html



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