August 30th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Diversity Outreach Collaborative Seeks Your Input
- Furniture and Non-Computer Equipment Requests
- RefWorks Accounts for University Alumni
- Uniprint Price Change
- Walter Library Flood Update
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos

- Anne Rojas Departing

Upcoming Events

- Opening Reception: Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- EDUCASE Webinar: Princeton's DataSpace: A Funding and Operational Model for Long-Term Preservation and Sharing of Research Data
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library
- With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
 
News from Around the Libraries

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
 
Furniture and Non-Computer Equipment Requests

NOTE: Minitex staff may disregard this notice
The 2010/2011 Furniture and Non-Computer Equipment request process has begun.  See: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/FOM/FurnReq for information about the request process and submission forms.
 
The time frame to receive estimates for construction work (electrical, walls, data jacks) has increased.  Contact your Facilities Manager immediately if a request could involve this type of work.
· All submissions should be submitted electronically to Rob Strnad at anderlib@umn.edu upon final AUL review.
· Income Operations are excluded from equipment ordering.
· This process is for items costing between approximately $500 and $5,000.
 
If funds are available, requests above $5,000 may be approved in their entirety or the review group may fund portions of projects, with the remainder to be paid by the requesting department/division.  Direct all questions/requests regarding estimates to your building's Facility Manager.  Direct all questions regarding the process to Rob Strnad, Chair of the review group.
 
Due Dates:
October 11, 2010: Forms due to Unit Head.  Unit Head will send to Depratment Head.
October 18, 2010: Forms due Department Head.  Department Head will send to AUL/HSL Director.
October 25, 2010: Forms due AUL/HSL Director. AUL/HSL Director will send to Review Group/Rob Strnad.
Novmeber 1, 2010: Forms dues to Review Group/Rob Strnad.  Review Group will send to the Libraries Leadership Committee (LLC).
November 12, 2010: Review by Libraries Leadership Committee (LLC).

- Rob Strnad, Committee Chair
 
RefWorks Accounts for University Alumni

Last fall, RefWorks announced that they are allowing alumni of institutions that license RefWorks to continue using RefWorks when they leave the institution.  Since that time, we've been providing the University of Minnesota group code to alumni when they ask, but not promoting alumni access as a feature.  We've observed the popularity of the Alumni Program at other institutions, so starting immediately, we are making our participation in the program official.

If you teach or otherwise promote RefWorks, please let students know that they will be able to use RefWorks when they leave the University.  Please refer them to the RefWorks for Alumni web page at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/researchsupport/citationmgmt/alumni for further information.  Individuals wishing to use RefWorks need only contact the Libraries to get the University of Minnesota group code.  If you are contacted, please use http://www.umn.edu/lookup to verify the individual's Internet ID.  Former students and faculty remain in the x.500 database for some time (months or years) after they leave.  RefWorks defines alumni broadly: Any former student is eligible; you don't need to verify that the student earned a degree.  Retired faculty are also eligible.  If you have any questions regarding the Alumni Program or RefWorks in general, please contact Jan Fransen at fransen@umn.edu .

- Jan Fransen, on behalf of the Current Awareness/Personal Information Management group
 
Uniprint Price Change

Public printing through Uniprint will be increasing from .10 cents to .12 cents starting September 1, 2010.  Please update any signage you have in your libraries with the new price.  If you have questions, please contact Amy Boemer at (612)625-5281.

- Amy Boemer
 
Walter Library Flood Update

The flood clean up on the foundation level of Walter Library has reached the point where Level F can reopen to the public!  Level F opened to the public on Friday, August 20, 2010.  There is still work that needs to be done to get everything back to the way it was, but this is an important step toward normalcy.  I'd like to thank the Circulation staff in Walter Library for being helpful and understanding throughout this process.  Since the flood, they have been paging items from Level F through the Get-It system to ensure patrons could continue their research.

- Kristia Davern
 
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos

Anne Rojas Departing

Anne Rojas, Library Supervisor in the St. Paul branch libraries, has accepted a new position at National American University as campus librarian in Brooklyn Center.  Anne's last day at the Libraries will be September 3, 2010.  Please join me in congratulating Anne, and in wishing her all the best in her new position.  Anne has been a terrific asset to the Libraries and will be missed.

- Linda Eells
 

Upcoming Events


Opening Reception: Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers


Friday, September 24, 2010
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Second Floor Great Hall, Walter Library
http://it.umn.edu/students/women/inventive/index.html
 

A photography exhibit featuring women faculty in the College of Science and Engineering (formerly the Institute of Technology) opens September 24, 2010 and will run through December 2010.  The exhibit, formerly on display at the Minnesota History Center, is a collection of black and white portraits by Nancy G. Johnson, a communications specialist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Each portrait is accompanied by a statement written by the faculty member about her research.   Johnson received an IDEA (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) grant from the University's Office of Equity and Diversity to produce the exhibit.
 
The reception is presented by the Science and Engineering Library and will include refreshments.  The reception will be followed by a History of Science and Technology Colloquium presentation by one of the featured faculty, Sally Kohlstedt, on her latest book, Teaching Children Science, at 3:35 pm, in room 402, Walter Library.  For more information about the History of Science and Technology Colloquium go to:  http://www.hst.umn.edu/events/colloquia.html .

- Lisa Johnston


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.


EDUCASE Webinar: Princeton's DataSpace: A Funding and Operational Model for Long-Term Preservation and Sharing of Research Data

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library
 
Bring your lunch and feel free to stay for discussion following the hour-long webcast.

Come join us to hear about Princeton University's new business model for managing research data on a long-term basis, a capability soon to be required for all NSF grants.

- Lisa Johnston

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 .


Exhibits at the Libraries

Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library

Closes end of August 2010
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall

With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Closes end of 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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