June 7th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Interim Director of Technical Services on Research Leave
- HSL at the Medical Library Association Meeting
- Event Planning Depot on the Wiki
- New E-Resources

Upcoming Events

- The Impossible Black Tulip: Matteo Ricci's Great World Map of 1602

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library
- Images with Impact: Propaganda Through Popular
- 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

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

News from Around the Libraries

Interim Director of Technical Services on Research Leave

Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Interim Director of Technical Services, is on a single quarter research leave June through August 2010.  During her absence, Peggy Johnson is serving in this capacity.  Please direct any questions or concerns that you would normally send to Christine to Peggy.

- Peggy Johnson

HSL at the Medical Library Association Meeting

HSL (Health Sciences Library) was well-represented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), held May 21 through 26, 2010 in Washington, DC.   Papers were presented by Amy Donahue (Entering the World of Online Collaboration: A Case Study of Librarians on EthicShare.org), Liz Fine (Developing Expert Subject-specific Searchers with a Continuing Education Program for Staff), Anne Beschnett, Michelle Brasure and Erinn Aspinall (HeLP MN Seniors: An Evidence-based Health Literacy Program), AndrĂ© Nault (The Path to a Faculty Appointment for Liaison Librarians), and Linda Watson and Layne Johnson (Harnessing Health Information and Translating Knowledge Among Institutional and Community Partners: A Case Study at the University of Minnesota).  Posters were presented by Anne Beschnett, Michelle Brasure, Karla Block and Jennifer Hootman (Consumer Health Information Outreach: Training Public Library Staff), and AndrĂ© Nault (Introducing Yahoo Pipes and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds to Faculty and Journal Clubs).  Linda Watson and Wayne Loftus met with the Committee that is busy planning the annual meeting for next year in Minneapolis and most of us took turns staffing the MLA 2011 booth to entice our colleagues to visit Minnesota.

- Linda Watson

Event Planning Depot on the Wiki

The Event Planning Depot on the Libraries wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/EventsDepot/HomePage has resources available to assist you in your event planning.  Most recently, the Event Planning Checklist has been revised.  This checklist walks through the range of possible activities you may need to consider as you plan an event - everything from making room reservations and catering to figuring out your audio-visual needs.  And don't forget that the Events Team can be a valuable resource.  If you have questions about planning your events, please don't hesitate to contact the Events Team at: EVENTS-LIB@LISTS.UMN.EDU .
- Jennifer Reckner


New E-Resources

American Accounting Association (selected titles): http://aaapubs.aip.org/dbt/dbt.jsp?KEY=BRIAXX

BBC College of Journalism: http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=16553

Chemical Society of Japan (selected titles): http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp

Radiology Legacy Collection: http://radiology.rsna.org/content/by/year

- Jim Stemper


Upcoming Events

The Impossible Black Tulip: Matteo Ricci's Great World Map of 1602


Saturday, June 12, 2010
2:00 pm
Pillsbury Auditorium, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis
http://www.artsmia.org/index.php?section_id=30

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library, and the University of Minnesota Libraries proudly present London map expert Daniel Crouch.  Daniel Crouch will talk about Matteo Ricci's rare world map of 1602, celebrated as the "Impossible Black Tulip" because surviving copies are so rare.  Printed in China, Kunyu wanguo quantu (or Map of the Ten Thousand Countries of the World) represents the meeting of the East and West and is the oldest known Chinese map to include the Americas.  A Jesuit priest, Ricci arrived in 1582 and is probably the first westerner to enter the Forbidden City.  Vivid descriptions of the continents, praise of the Chinese emperor, lunar charts, and scientific tables documenting the movement of the planets adorn the map, a statement of what was known about the world at that time.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for museum members, Associates of the James Ford Bell Library, and Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.  To purchase advance tickets, visit www.artsmia.org and use code JFBLIBRARY for discounted tickets.

The Ricci map is owned by the James Ford Bell Trust and has been loaned to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where it is on view through August 29, 2010 in the Cargill Gallery.

- Libraries Communications Office


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 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

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

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

 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

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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For items to be included in the University Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to monmemo@umn.edu , before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.

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