June 28th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Grant Opportunities News from the External Funding Advisory Team
- HathiTrust Digital Library Update - May 2010

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Thanks for Help with the Friday Flood

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Fair Use and Social Media: A Primer
- GLBT Ally Training for Libraries Staff
- Google Migration: What's Next?
- International Graduate and Professional Students Comment on Library Resources and Services
- Library Course Page (LCP) Working Meetings
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

Tips
- Preparing for Google Mail

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

Grant Opportunities News from the External Funding Advisory Team

Upcoming grant deadlines:

Archives - Basic Projects (National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC))
Deadline: Draft (optional) August 2, 2010, final October 7, 2010
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/basic.html
For fundamental archival activities that promote preservation and use of America's documentary heritage

Archives - Detailed Processing Projects (National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC))
Deadline: Draft (optional) August 2, 2010, final October 7, 2010
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/detailed.html
For detailed processing and preservation of collections of national significance.

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

HathiTrust Digital Library Update - May 2010

The May 2010 HathiTrust monthly update is now available at: http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_may2010 .  Highlights include:
- New York Public Library (NYPL) has become the newest partner in HathiTrust.  NYPL will be contributing materials digitized in collaboration with Google, the Internet Archive, and Kirtas.
- As of late May, HathiTrust now preserves and provides access to more than 6 million volumes (6,147,355), over 1 million (1,175,546) of which are in the public domain.
- On May 23, 2010, OCLC successfully installed the version 1 HathiTrust WorldCat Local instance.  The catalog has been made available internally to the Discovery Interface Working Group and is being tested and evaluated by both OCLC and HathiTrust.

Please contact John Butler at: j-butl@umn.edu , if you have any questions or comments.

- John Butler


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Thanks for Help with the Friday Flood


Walter Library was flooded on Friday night.  The cleanup required the removal of all the materials on the bottom shelves of the entire foundation level.  This massive effort involved handling almost a mile of books and removal of the furnishings.  The staff that responded did a tremendous job, all while kneeling in wet carpet and working around Facilities Management staff, who were extracting carpet and removing stack ends.  Some folks came for a hour and others were on site for twelve hours, with the last book moved at 10:30 pm.   All gave up part or all of their weekend plans.  Their hard work, endurance and teamwork was amazing.

I particularly want to thank Kristia Davern,  who stepped in to organize the systematic removal and relocation of the materials on three floors of the library, while I was on route back from Wisconsin.  She did an amazing job.

The following staff and student staff were part of the moving team: Arnold Ringstad, Megan Lunsbury, Katie Otto, Janice Jaguszewski, Mike Sutliff, John Butler, Rob Strnad, John Jeffryes, Jason Roy, Tony Ihrig, Barb Smith, Allison Danzl, and Christy Newell.  If I missed someone, I apologize.  Please contact me so I can add you to the list.

- Bernadette Corley Troge


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

Fair Use and Social Media: A Primer

The Minnesota Coalition on Government Information (COGI) is sponsoring a very interesting talk next week as part of its ongoing COGI-tations series.

Fair Use and Social Media: A Primer
Presenter: Paul Hannah, Media Lawyer
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Women Venture Meeting Room, 2324 University Avenue West, St. Paul
Free parking available.

Confused about how and when fair use applies to entries on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs?  Paul Hannah provides pointers on copyright law for journalists, concerned citizens, bloggers, and all concerned about fair use in online expressions.  As a well-known Twin Cities media attorney, Mr. Hannah knows the law and can clarify it for those who may be intimidated, confused, or overwhelmed by it.

COGI-tations are public forums sponsored by Minnesota Coalition on Government Information.  For information, visit: www.mncogi.org

- Kirsten Clark

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?

There is still time to register for the two open Google Migration: What's Next sessions.  These sessions will provide an opportunity to learn what is involved in the migration, the migration timetable, and to ask questions about how this will affect Libraries staff.  We will begin the Libraries-wide migration in just one month.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Room 2, Magrath Library

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Room 120A, Andersen Library

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

- Jan Roseen on behalf of the Google Migration Team

International Graduate and Professional Students Comment on Library Resources and Services

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Lunch at 11:30 am, Discussion 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library

Come join the Diversity Outreach Collaborative as we present the data and comments from a spring 2010 survey.  We'll talk about next steps in service to this population - we want your ideas and feedback.  Our goal is to prepare a report for the Libraries about the survey and we wish to incorporate your comments.  Questions can be sent to Jody Gray at: grayjl@umn.edu or to Leslie Delserone at: delse001@umn.edu .

- Jody Gray, Chair, Diversity Outreach Collaborative

Library Course Page (LCP) Working Meetings

The LCP Implementation team will be holding Library Course Page working meetings over the summer.  We will do a brief (five minutes) overview and have time for questions.  Feel free to stop by if you have a question, but the idea is to give you dedicated time to revise and update your RQS/Subject and new Library Course Page pages.  The Instruction Coordinators and a member of the LCP implementation team will be available to answer questions.  We will also be sharing additional guidelines and documentation on the new LCP system.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Computer Lab 81, Magrath Library

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Computer Training Area, Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall

For more information, please go to the Library Course Page Wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/LibraryCoursePage

- Kate Peterson on behalf of the LCP Implementation Team

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

Preparing for Google Mail

The Google Migration Team's goal is to keep you informed about the up-coming switch to Google Apps.  You will receive an invitation to opt in to Google Mail the last week in July.  When invited, the first thing you'll need to do is switch over to GMail, Google's e-mail system.  Making the switch is easy, but you may choose to do some housekeeping first.  A link to a Libraries' information sheet on switching from and simplifying your current Thunderbird/Outlook/Eudora file structure to make it easier to convert to Google's file structure is available at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/IT.GoogleAppsFAQ/TBirdGMail.pdf .  You also may want to spend time going through your current e-mail messages to weed out messages you no longer need.

- Jan Roseen on behalf of the Google Migration Team


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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