July 12th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- "Cookery" Changed to "Cooking"
- June Security Meeting Minutes Posted
- Libraries Collaborate with Renmin University of China
- Libraries Web Redesign Update
- Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Under-represented Groups
- New E-Resources
- Primo Upgrade in August 2010
- Reminder: U Card Building Access
- Seeking Volunteers for the 2010 Community Fund Drive
- Tech Services Ten Cents: June 2010
- Wiki Authors Meeting

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Libraries Residents Liya Ai and Claudia Sueyras

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- International Graduate and Professional Students Comment on Library Resources and Services
- The Supervisor's Guide to the NEO Checklist
- Webcast: Envisioning Research Library Futures: A Scenario Thinking Project
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

Tips, Tricks, and Tools
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
- Preparing for Google

Exhibits at the Libraries

- 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

"Cookery" Changed to "Cooking"


In response to longstanding requests, the Library of Congress (LC) has revised its subject headings about food preparation from "Cookery" to "Cooking".  The change affects both the main heading and the many qualified heading forms (e.g., the newly revised "Cooking, American," "Cooking (Bananas)," "African American cooking," etc.).  Technical Services has implemented the changes in MNCAT with help from Enterprise Technology for changing "Cookery" itself, which appeared on over 1100 bibliographic records.  There are few exceptions (e.g., "Hawaiian cookery") which are still under review at LC, but these will be changed too, as soon as LC distributes the revised subject authorities.

- Stephen Hearn

June Security Meeting Minutes Posted


The June Library Security Meeting minutes have been posted at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/Minutes .  If you have questions about anything that we discussed, please feel free to contact a member of the committee.

- Jon Jeffryes on behalf of the Libraries Security Committee

Libraries Collaborate with Renmin University of China

On Tuesday, July 6 , 2010, University Librarian Wendy Lougee and Dachun Liu, University Librarian of Renmin University of China Libraries, signed a collaboration agreement between the two libraries.  The signing took place at the Office of International Programs and was hosted by Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President for International Programs.  The agreement is initially for three years, and addresses four areas for collaboration: visiting librarian exchanges, resource sharing, reference services, and sharing unique digital resources.  Jifang Song, Associate University Librarian for Services and Technology of Renmin University of China Libraries, the first visiting librarian from Renmin, has been with us since May 15, 2010.  Jifang will complete her visit and return to Beijing on August 1, 2010.

For more information about Renmin University of China, visit: http://english.ruc.edu.cn/en/

- Su Chen

Libraries Web Redesign Update

The Libraries Web Redesign group thanks you for your input on the first prototype released last month.  Soon, we'll be putting out our second prototype.  At that point we'll want to start alerting our users, especially those in departments with which we liaise.  We'll be asking for liaisons help in communicating with faculty and students.  Please keep an eye open for a template letter that you may customize and send to your departments.  The Communications Office will be available to assist with departmental email lists, if needed.  If you have questions or comments for the group, please send them to: redesign-lib@lists.umn.edu .

- Amy West

Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Under-represented Groups

The seventh Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Under-represented Groups began on Saturday and continues through Friday of this week.  Our 24 participants this year are from universities and colleges throughout the United States: Denison, Florida State, Indiana University, Kansas State, Haskell Indian Nation University, Marquette, Texas A&M, Washington University, Bowie State, and Universities of California (LA and San Diego), Pittsburgh, Hawaii, Arizona, Delaware, Syracuse, Iowa, Illinois and Tennessee.  The majority of the week is devoted to the development of leadership skills within complex organizations, led by Kathryn Deiss and DeEtta Jones.  Participants also spend a concentrated period of time in mid-week, learning grant writing skills.  The group this year has already expressed interest in visiting several different areas of our Libraries and meeting staff in those areas.  Please welcome these individuals to the University of Minnesota and to the Libraries if you have occasion to meet them.

- Linda DeBeau-Melting and Peggy Johnson

New E-Resources


Market Level Detail (add-on to Ad$pender): http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=14305

SPIE Digital Library: http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=16589

- Jim Stemper

Primo Upgrade in August 2010


The Libraries are planning to upgrade to version 3 of Primo on August 22, 2010.  This will be a significant upgrade with enhanced search functionality, including start-of-title searching and a more integrated interface.  The upgrade will require some down time but every effort will be made to keep the downtime to a minimum.  You can view the University of Iowa's implementation of version 3 at: http://smartsearch.uiowa.edu/primo_library/libweb .  A preview will also be available on our own test server at a later date.  Note that our implementation may not exactly match Iowa's, and because we will be doing a phased rollout, not all features will be available initially.  Please watch for further announcements in coming weeks.

- Chew Chiat Naun on behalf of the Primo Management Group

Reminder: U Card Building Access


Reminder: When your U Card is replaced due to theft or loss, a photocopy of both sides of your new U Card must be submitted to your building facilities manager, so all card access can be restored.  If you have access to multiple buildings, submit a separate photocopy to each building facilities manager.  Normal replacement of your U Card due to age or damage does not require that you resubmit a copy, as your access is transferred.

- Bernadette Corley Troge

Seeking Volunteers for the 2010 Community Fund Drive

The 2010 Community Fund Drive is fast approaching and we are seeking motivated volunteers to help plan activities for our staff as part of the Libraries participation in the Drive.  Volunteers can expect one to two hours of committee-related work per week from August 1 to October 31, 2010.  We have a compassionate group of colleagues in the Libraries who have supported this Fund Drive in the past years, so let's get together and plan a fun and successful drive!  Our efforts will go to support charitable federations like the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minnesota Environmental Fund, United Arts Fund, and more!  If you are interested in becoming a grassroots volunteer, we'd really appreciate hearing from you.  Please contact Tony Fang at: fangx046@umn.edu or Charlie Heinz at: heinz062@umn.edu and put "Grassroots Volunteer" in the subject line.  We're looking forward to hearing from you!

- Tony Fang and Charlie Heinz, Lead Volunteers

Tech Services Ten Cents: June 2010

June brought rain, mosquitoes and sunshine, long warm days and short but cooler nights.  It was a perfect time for grabbing a great beach read and heading to a lake.  Of course, the staff members in Technical Services weren't focused on light reading and lakeside activities.   They were: Swimming in accomplishments... Studying the spreadsheets... Pounding the pavement...

Details at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/TS/Newsletter

- Technical Services

Wiki Authors Meeting

The next Wiki Authors Meeting is on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in room S30B, Wilson Library.  Please join us if you'd like to share some of your own tips and tricks for creating Wiki pages or if you'd like to ask questions of some of the Libraries' expert users.

- Jennifer Reckner


Staff Tidings and Kudos


Libraries Residents Liya Ai and Claudia Sueyras

Liya Ai and Claudia Sueyras, University Libraries residents for the last two years, are concluding their residencies.  Liya Ai has started a new position at the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago.  Claudia Sueyras will be working with the Project for Pride in People as a Spanish speaking translator.  We congratulate them and wish them well in their new endeavors.

- Peggy Johnson and Linda DeBeau-Melting


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

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

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
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0267

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.  Supervisors!  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how best to use the checklist with your new employees.  You don't need to wait to start using the checklist.  Download an editable version at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/NEO/SupervisorChecklist .

- Denise Gamble

Webcast: Envisioning Research Library Futures: A Scenario Thinking Project

Monday, July 19, 2010
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library

Research libraries are constantly thinking about and planning for the future.  The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is working to support and advance these activities by developing a new tool set for libraries through its project, "Envisioning Research Library Futures: A Scenario Thinking Project."  This webcast will introduce the concept of scenario planning and highlight how it compares to and complements other prediction-oriented tools for planning, such as forecasting or trend analysis.

- 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

Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions.  The full schedule may be found at: http://www.Minitex.umn.edu/events .


Tips, Tricks, and Tools


Greening the Libraries Fun Fact

Remember to shut down and unplug your home computer at night.  According to the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems, the amount of energy saved if every PC in the world was shut down for one night could light up the inside and outside of the Empire State Building for over 30 years.

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

Preparing for Google

The Libraries Google Migration Planning Team suggests you begin to look at both Google Mail and Google Calendar to prepare for the migration the last week in July.  Some sites that you can use to begin your exploration:
- Google Apps Learning Space at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/glearning/ .  This page has links to several of the University's learning resources for Google.
- Google also has its own learning site at: http://google.com/support/a/users/
- Remember, if you'd like to view Google Migration: What's Next for the Libraries, go to: https://umconnect.umn.edu/p11992336/

Also, in preparation for the University-wide migration to Google Apps, the Libraries Google Migration Planning Team is gathering information from staff.  This short survey will help us make the transition as smooth as possible. The survey is at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GoogleAssessment
 
Staff Education and Development (SED) and the Migration Team are bringing in the University Training and Technology Center (UTTC) the first week in August to present one hour combined Google Mail and Google Calendar classes to Libraries staff.  We're waiting for confirmation and the schedule should be up some time this week.  SED will also be providing a similar class throughout August.

- Jan Roseen on behalf of the Libraries Google Migration Planning Team


Exhibits at the Libraries


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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