- Are We Loaded Yet?
- Changes at the Veterinary Medical Library
- Faculty Library Seminar 2010 Held
- Gopher Gold Server Maintenance Scheduled
- Library Course Page System Going Live
- Libraries Leadership Council (LLC) Meeting Notes
- Life Could Be Easier Tip of the Month
- Visual Identity System Revision
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- A New Student Worker in West Zone Computer Support
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Library Issues Seminar
- Staff Education and Development
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
Are We Loaded Yet?
Recent batch-loads of e-book records;
Books 24x7, ITPro: 274 new records added, March 21, 2010
Books 24x7, EngPro: 46 new records added, May 24, 2010
HeinOnline: 24 new records added, May 27, 2010
LLMC: 134 new records added, May 3, 2010
Knovel: 38 new records added, May 18, 2010
GOBI ordered ebooks: 85 new records added, May 7, 2010; 15 new records added, May 18, 2010; 38 new records added, May 28, 2010
Synthesis Digital Library
To see sets and statistics for e-book batch record loading, go to: https://netfiles.umn.edu/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
Changes at the Veterinary Medical Library
Due to changes in security by the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), access to the Veterinary Science Building, in which the Veterinary Library is located, is now limited to 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays for non-CVM affiliates. After 5:00 pm, all external doors are locked. CVM faculty, staff, and students may enter via the U-card access door on the North side of the building. CVM is contemplating a change to allow all U-card access through this door and we will let the libraries know if a change is made.
In addition, based on surveys of faculty, staff, and students, we will reduce our open hours on Saturdays during the summer to 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will take effect starting July 10, 2010. We will be closed on Sundays as usual during the summer. This will help the Library address issues of cost and security. We are planning on remaining closed on Sundays when the 2010 fall semester begins, but will reevaluate this pending additional input obtained during the summer.
- André J. Nault
Faculty Library Seminar 2010 Held
The Science and Engineering Library and the Information Literacy Collaborative hosted a one and a half day seminar for instructors in the Institute of Technology on May 19 and 20, 2010. The purpose was 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. The seminar introduced participants to a variety of Libraries services, tools, and skill sets to help support instructors and students in their teaching and learning. The seminar included sessions on information literacy, library and Google research tools, copyright, scholarly communication, data management, and offered consultations with subject librarians for integrating these resources into current and future assignments.
Here are a few comments from faculty and instructors responding to questions on beneficial aspects and feedback overall:
"Revelations about what the library can and does do to facilitate faculty and student productivity"
"Learning about available resources, talking with fellow faculty about issues related to effective pedagogy"
"Very informative. I learned a lot. It makes me think of new ideas and more effective teaching strategies."
"Thank you all for a fun and informative workshop!"
Learn more at: http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/test/Sciweb/seminar2010/ . Please feel free to contact Kate Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Kate Peterson
Gopher Gold Server Maintenance Scheduled
The U Card office will be performing system maintenance on the Gopher Gold server Tuesday evening, June 1, 2010, from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. During this downtime, patrons will be unable to add value to their U Card or Gopher Gold Card and will experience slow response time with public printing.
- Amy Boemer
Library Course Page System Going Live
This week we hope to do a soft roll out of the Library Course Page (LCP) system. On the Libraries homepage, in the lower left corner, you will see a new section labeled "Course Support." This will be replacing the existing "Services by User." All of the links under "Services by User" will be available on the "Services" page at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services . The Library Course Page brings together CourseLib pages (see: http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/courses.phtml ), RQS/Subject lists, and reserves in one easy-to-access site. Please explore the LCP system and consider how it can be used in reference and in other interactions with students and faculty. For a preview of the homepage, more information, and a recording of the recent brown bag go to: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/LibraryCoursePage . If you have questions, please contact anyone on the Implementation Group listed on the wiki.
- LCP Implementation Group
Libraries Leadership Council (LLC) Meeting Notes
Notes from the May 27, 2010 LLC meeting are available on Netfiles via the staff wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/LibrariesLeadershipCouncil/HomePage . Agenda items included the University's voluntary furlough request process, a status report on the Web Redesign project, and an overview of the College of Continuing Education's Organization Development program. Check out the notes for additional agenda items and more information.
- Jennifer Reckner
Life Could Be Easier Tip of the Month
Brought to you by the Current Awareness and Personal Information Management Collaborative
Zotero is available in the Internet "Cloud"
Although Zotero is a browser-based citation manager, the latest version of Zotero allows you access to your citations from multiple locations and offers the opportunity to share your references with others using Zotero Groups. Zotero 2.0 offers users the ability not only to store unlimited libraries, tags, and notes, but also to synchronize to the cloud attached files like PDFs, images, audio, video, word-processing documents, or anything else related to research. Each Zotero user has free access to up to 100 MB of storage and users may also purchase additional storage space. You can learn more about Zotero 2.0 at an upcoming workshop on June 16, 2010 at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration#Zotero:%20%20Basics
- Jody Kempf, on behalf of the Current Awareness and Personal Information Management Collaborative
Visual Identity System Revision
In May 2009, a new Regents policy on the use of the University's Trademarks, Logos, Colors, and Seal went into effect. Since then, Communications Office staff have worked with the Communications Advisory Group, Libraries Leadership Council, and Cabinet to revise our existing visual identity system to comply with the new policy.
An overview of the revisions is now available on the Communications Office wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Communications/NewIdentity
Staff are working to schedule communications and events planning refresher sessions this summer, at which these new guidelines will be discussed in greater detail. An announcement with dates and registration information will appear soon in University Libraries Monday Memo. In the meantime, if you have any questions about how this new branding policy might affect your work, please contact Marlo Welshons at: email@example.com or (612)625-9148 to schedule a consultation with you or your unit's staff.
- Marlo Welshons
Staff Tidings and Kudos
A New Student Worker in West Zone Computer Support
With classes ending and summer approaching, we'll see a few changes to our student work force. Eric Thon graduates this year but has elected to stay on for the summer as a Temporary Employee (TACE). We had to say a temporary goodbye to one of our student workers, Bill Grant. Bill was offered an internship for the summer and we wish him the best of luck and we'll see him back here this fall. And finally we'd like to introduce our new student worker, Minlong He. Minlong will be a junior this coming year majoring in Chemical Engineering. He brings plenty of IT Helpdesk experience and is very excited for this opportunity to work in the Libraries. Visit the Libraries IT wiki at: https https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/IT/ComputerSupport
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
Library Issues Seminar
The next Library Issues Seminar, presented by Meghan Lafferty, will be held:
Monday, June 7, 2010
Bring your lunch at 11:30 am, presentation at 12:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library . .
What Our Are Users Doing?!: A Survey Assessing Engineering Co-op Students' Information-Seeking Skills and Needs
Come learn about our project assessing the information literacy skills our engineering co-op students needed on the job. Our focus was the skills they needed, their comfort level using the skills, and how they had been prepared prior to their co-op experience. We hope to make use of our survey findings in order to strategically integrate these skills into the curriculum.
- 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 .
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
Companion Exhibits to: Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections:
- Beauty: Natural and Altered
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall
- Collections and Connections
- Exploring Minnesota's Native American Tribes
Government Publications Collection, Wilson Library
- Exploring the History of Minnesota Places and Spaces through Maps and Air Photos
John R. Borchert Map Library, Wilson Library
- High Impact Research Behind Car Safety
Science and Engineering, Walter Library
- Seeds Are No Small Thing
- Under the Skin
Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall
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
With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Through August 2010
Plant Pathology Library
Room 395, Borlaug Hall
For previous issues, visit the University Libraries Monday Memo blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mondaymemo/ .
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