September 13th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Government Publications Consolidation Begins
- Library Web Support for Impact Measures
- New E-Resources
- Religious Holiday Calendar
- Tech Services Ten Cents: August 2010
Upcoming Events
- Digital Reference Online Conference this Tuesday
- Emerging Tech Expo: Hold the Date
- Libraries Civil Service Meeting
- Opening Reception: Inventive Women
- Opening Reception: Time Frames and Other Stories
- Peer Research Consultants Open House
- Readex Representative Visiting Wilson on September 29, 2010
- Recorded Economic Census Seminar
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex
Exhibits at the Libraries
- 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
- Inventive Women
- Time Frames and Other Stories
News from Around the Libraries
Government Publications Consolidation Begins

In an effort to make government publications more findable for patrons and staff, a project started last week to begin cataloging and consolidating government publications currently located in Wilson Libary, Magrath Library, and MLAC, to two collections in Wilson and Magrath Libraries.  Rather than having documents under a specific Superintendent of Documents classification housed in multiple locations, they will be together in one library.  For example, Agriculture documents (SuDoc A) will all be housed in Magrath Library.  All Congressional materials (SuDocs X and Y) will be housed in Wilson Library.  In addition, older documents are being cataloged as they are moved to further increase their accessibility.
The focus of the project, right now, is the paper document collection.  The moving, consolidation, and cataloging of this collection will continue through Summer 2011.  Towards the end of the project timeline, the government publications microform and cd-rom collections will also be moved and consolidated, based on the same SuDoc location as the paper collection.  To keep patrons and staff informed about what part of the government publications collection is currently being worked on, a web page has been developed to provide this information at: .  For the area currently being worked on, please be aware that MNCat may be showing the incorrect location for a brief period of time, due to the timing of book cart shipments and location changes in Aleph.  Special thanks goes out to staff in Technical Services, Facilities Management, Enterprise Technologies, Information Technology, and Government Publications for their help in planning and implementing the project, and future thanks for their continued support as the project moves forward.  If you have any questions about the project, please contact Kirsten Clark at: or Wendy Kieser at: .

- Kirsten Clark
Library Web Support for Impact Measures

In July, the Impact Sources Working Group was charged to "create a resource that will identify and explicate sources that provide data on the impact of faculty research as well as productivity measures (e.g., ScienceWatch, Essential Science Indicators)."  It was originally imagined that the support would start with a web presence on the new libraries website.  That site is now live.  You can view the site at: .  Please feel free to share with users.  The primary audience for these resources is administrators.  In the future, the group hopes to further develop the site and investigate services and training opportunities to support both staff and users.  If you have suggestions or feedback, we'd be happy to hear it.  Feel free to email or talk to any member of the group.

- Impact Sources Working Group, Kris Fowler (lead), Jon Jeffryes, Layne Johnson, Lisa Johnston
New E-Resources
Council on Social Work Education (selected titles):
E-Korean Studies:
KnowItAll U - Simple Searches:

KnowItAll U - Desktop Software:
- Jim Stemper
Religious Holiday Calendar

As the new school year begins, the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office has sent us a reminder to be aware of religious holidays as you plan events and course programs.  The religious and U.S. public holidays calendar is at: .

- Eva Nsereko
Tech Services Ten Cents: August 2010

Some think August is for the birds, so hot that even the owls want to stay home and read.  Other birds are beginning to flock so they can head south for the winter.  Meanwhile, the Technical Services staff members flocked together in the comfortable air conditioning of Wilson Library and were seen: Flying through realms of imagination... Migrating to the clouds... Landing new projects...  Details at: .

- Technical Services
Upcoming Events
Digital Reference Online Conference this Tuesday

Sponsored by the Reinventing Reference Collaborative (RRC)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Room S30A, Wilson Library
Find the full program of workshop topics and speakers at: .  Register and attend any sessions of interest at: .

Digital Reference continues to evolve, whether it is based on new technologies, new opportunities, or new patron access points.  What remains the same is the need for quality and consistent reference services.  Presenters will talk about user needs and expectations, along with librarian responses and best practices in the digital reference environment.  We invite all interested staff to attend any or all presentations.  Refreshments provided.
Trendy Topics: Digital Reference is sponsored by TAP Information Services and the School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University.  Find the full program of workshop topics and speakers at: .  Contact RRC co-chairs Mary Schoenborn via email at: or Tony Ihrig via email at: with questions.

- Mary Schoemborn, on behalf of the Reinventing Reference Collaborative
Emerging Tech Expo: Hold the Date

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Andersen Library
It's time for the 2010 Emerging Tech Expo!  Save the date on your calendar.  More details will be coming soon.  A video reminder of the fun we had last year is at: .

- Jan Roseen
Libraries Civil Service Meeting

Thursday, September 16, 2010
11:00 am
Room 308, Andersen Library
Please join the Libraries Civil Service (LCS) Committee for a special farewell discussion with Denise Gamble, Coordinator of Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED), who is departing at the end of the month.  The agenda is posted on the LCS wiki-page at: .

Meetings are open, with any Civil Service staff member particularly welcome to attend.  In addition, staff are invited to propose topics or items for the committee meeting agendae.  Please contact Chair David Lenander at: , or any member of the committee with suggestions.

- David Lenander
Opening Reception: Inventive Women

Friday, September 24, 2010
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Great Hall, Walter Library
Join us for refreshments at the opening reception for Inventive Women, a photography exhibit featuring female College of Science and Engineering faculty, that will run through fall semester in Walter Library's Great Hall (second floor) in celebration of the Women's Center 50th Anniversary.  The exhibit also features materials from the University Archives that highlight our female science and engineering students over the last century.  A History of Science and Technology Colloquium presentation by Sally Kohlstedt on her latest book, "Teaching Children Science," will follow the reception at 3:35 pm in the Upson Room (room 102), Walter Library.

- Meghan Lafferty
Opening Reception: Time Frames and Other Stories

Thursday, September 16, 2010
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space - they map the site and are the means by which we experience the space of constructed landscapes.  The works on exhibit by Tom Rose create a spatial fiction based on real places and actual structures photographed as fragments.
Thomas Rose is a Professor in the Department of Art.  His multimedia works have been included in exhibitions worldwide, including The Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum.  His current photographic work was awarded best foreign photographer at the International Festival of Photography in Ping Yao.
Exhibit Coordinator: Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Librarian

- Libraries Communications Office
Peer Research Consultants Open House

Hold the date
Friday, October 8, 2010
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 101, Walter Library
Light Refreshments will be served
Come and meet this year's new Peer Research Consultants (PRC).  The PRC's will have walk in hours in Wilson SMART Learning Commons, Walter SMART Learning Commons, Magrath Library, and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence Instructional Center in Appleby Hall.  For more information about the students and the program, please visit the PRC website at: .

- Jody Gray and Kate Peterson
Readex Representative Visiting Wilson on September 29, 2010

Doug Fornberg, from Readex, will be available September 29, 2010, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, in room S30B, Wilson Library, for an open session regarding Readex products.  He will answer questions and demo projects based on attendee interests.  If you have specific questions, please let Kirsten Clark know ahead of time via email at: , so these items can be passed on to Doug for his session preparation.

- Kirsten Clark
Recorded Economic Census Seminar

Interested in the 2007 Economic Census but weren't able to attend the recent seminars led by U.S. Census Bureau staff?  No problem!  The afternoon session was recorded via UMConnect and is available at:  Please feel free to forward this information to colleagues and faculty who were unable to attend, or others that might have an interest in the information provided.

- Kirsten Clark

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

Staff Education and Development

Check out upcoming classes offered by Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED) at: .


Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions.  The full schedule may be found at: .

Exhibits at the Libraries

50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
Through Saturday, October 30, 2010
Atrium Gallery, Andersen Library
Inventive Women
A photography exhibit featuring female College of Science and Engineering faculty
Through December 2010
Great Hall, Walter Library
Time Frames and Other Stories
Through Saturday, October 16, 2010
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

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