August 23rd, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Digital Reference Consolidation Work Underway
- Diversity Outreach Collaborative Seeks Your Input
- Libraries Forms Page
- Open Google Calendars
- Vacation, Sick, and Seniority Accrual Impacts During Furlough Days (Civil Service and Union-represented Employees)

Upcoming Events
- Health Sciences Libraries at the State Fair 2010!
- MnLINK User Group Meeting

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

- Upcoming Staff and Education Development (SED) Classes
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

Exhibits at the Libraries

- Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library
- The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes
- With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni

News from Around the Libraries

Digital Reference Consolidation Work Underway

The Digital Reference Consolidation group was announced several weeks ago and, since that time, the Health Sciences Libraries have joined the group, adding even more support for the project.  The group has met several times, including an initial brainstorming session that guided our next steps.  We have discussed a wide range of topics including, explicit guidelines and expectations for managing reference services, guidelines for referrals, staffing models, communication planning, and more.

For additional information about the project, visit the wiki site at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SSPP/Digrefconsolidation .  Feel free to contact any team member with questions.

- Kristi Jensen, on behalf of Digital Reference Consolidation group

Diversity Outreach Collaborative Seeks Your Input

The Diversity Outreach Collaborative seeks your input on current workshops organized by the collaborative.  Even if you have not attended, please take a moment and fill out this very short survey at http://z.umn.edu/docsurvey .  Your feedback is very important to us as we plan further workshops for the upcoming year.  Any questions - please feel free to contact Jody Gray at: grayjl@umn.edu .

- Jody Gray

Libraries Forms Page

Libraries forms have been consolidated onto one wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/Forms .  This page includes forms for human resources, business office, events, travel, and more.  If there are other forms that you'd like to see listed on this page, please add them or contact Jennifer Reckner at: reckn001@umn.edu for assistance.

- Jennifer Reckner

Open Google Calendars


You'll need to take a few steps in order to provide read access to your calendar now that you've migrated to Google.  Remember that it is an expectation within the University Libraries that you maintain an open calendar - and, just like when using UMCal, you can make individual meetings private when that's needed.

How to open your Google Calendar for viewing within the University community in five easy steps:
1. Open your Google Calendar
2. In the lefthand sidebar under "My calendars", click on settings
3. Click on "Shared: Edit Settings"
4. Check the box that reads "Share this calendar with everyone in the organization University of Minnesota" and select "See all event details"
5. Click "Save"

More complete instructions, along with images, are available on the Wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Google/SetUpReadAccessToYourGCal .  If you have questions about how to change this setting, please contact autosys@umn.edu or a Google expert in your area.

- Jennifer Reckner

Vacation, Sick, and Seniority Accrual Impacts During Furlough Days

(Civil Service and Union-represented Employees)
https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/HR/HomePage

The University has reached agreement with all of its union groups, with the exception of Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS), regarding the three day mandatory furloughs for Fiscal Year 2011.  The agreements, including those with all three AFSCME Units, and the Teamsters, contained the following information (please note that these terms also apply to Civil Service employees).

Furlough days (voluntary and mandatory) will not impact an employee's vacation, sick leave, and seniority accrual.  Progression on the vacation accrual schedule will not be impacted by furlough days.  The furlough days also will not impact service credit hours for purposes of determining eligibility for leave of absences including FMLA and parental leave.

Links:
- Economy and U Website: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/economyandu/qanda/index.html
- Furlough Request Form: http://policy.umn.edu/prod/groups/president/@pub/@forms/@hr/documents/form/um1750p.pdf

- Xiong Lee, Libraries Human Resources


Upcoming Events


Health Sciences Libraries at the State Fair 2010!


On Thursday, August 26, 2010, Lois Hendrickson, Wangensteen Library, will join staff from the Academic Health Center on stage in front of the University of Minnesota building. At 11:20 am and 12:20 pm to try to stump an audience panel by having them identify historical medical artifacts.  Dr. Scott Crowe, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, will discuss today's technological equivalent to the artifacts from the Wangensteen collections.

On Friday, August 27, 2010, the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) will be exhibiting from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Academic Health Center area of the University of Minnesota building at the Minnesota State Fair.  Visitors to the HSL exhibit will have the opportunity to learn about free online resources for finding reliable health information.

- Lois Hendrickson and Anne Beschnett

MnLINK User Group Meeting

Monday, September 20, 2010
9:30 am to 3:30 pm (Registration begins at 9:00 am)
Continuing Education & Conference Center, St. Paul Campus

To Register, visit: https://www.minitex.umn.edu/Events/Conferences/MnLink2010.aspx#registration
To view the Program Agenda, visit: https://www.minitex.umn.edu/Events/Conferences/MnLink2010.aspx#agenda

There is no charge for this conference but you will need to register to attend.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Registration deadline is Monday, September 13, 2010.

- Elly Gustafson Held


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

Upcoming Staff and Education Development (SED) Classes
 
Moodle: Collaboration
Thursday, August 26, 2010
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 90, Blegen Hall
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0278

This class, requested by several Libraries' departments, will need several more registrants in order to hold the class session.  Please remind interested staff to register.  This three and a half hour course is for University of Minnesota instructors and course developers who would like to explore collaborative uses of Moodle beyond forums and glossaries.  Participants will review, create, and manage group activities, polls, public collections of users' entries, and collaboratively authored web pages (i.e., wikis).
 
Google Calendar: Basics
Thursday, September 2, 2010
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 90, Blegen Hall
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0279

This two and a half hour hands-on course introduces participants to Google Calendar, the calendaring system which is part of the Google Apps for the University of Minnesota.  In addition to covering basic calendaring for individuals, we will also discuss scheduling other people, and managing calendars for others.
 
Gmail: Basics, Tips, and Gotchas
Friday, September 17, 2010
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room S30C, Wilson Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0280

In this two and a half hour hands-on course, participants will use the Gmail web interface to read, send, organize, and manage email in the University's Google environment.
 
Google Calendar and Gmail Overview
Friday, August 20, 2010
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Room S30C, Wilson Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0271

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Room 81, Magrath Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0271

This is a one and a half hour overview of both GMail and Google Calendar for University Libraries staff.
 
Fair Use in Your Research
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0277

Fair use is a vital part of copyright law for scholars, researchers, artists, and, in fact, anyone who communicates with anyone else.  Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - all involve aspects of fair use - yet many people have a limited or lopsided understanding of how fair use really works.  In this workshop, we'll identify situations where fair use arises, both in and outside of the academic realm.  We'll also develop our understanding of the factors that determine whether a use is "fair" and practice applying these concepts with real-world examples.  Expect to think hard, debate a little, and have some fun.
 
-  Jan Roseen

Minitex

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

Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library

Through August 2010
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall

The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes
The Sherlock Holmes Collections present two exhibits in conjunction with its triennial conference.
Through August 29, 2010
T. R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library
Through October 15, 2010
Exhibit Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/the_spirits_of_sherlock_holmes_1.html

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



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