September 20th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Calendar on Diversity Outreach Collaborative Blog
- Google Project Update
- IT Council August 2010 Meeting Notes Available
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Congratulations to Kim Clarke
- Congratulations to Nancy Herther
- Farewell to Chris Loomis
- Nicole Zepper Leaves the University
- Northwest Architectural Archives and Al Lathrop Recognized
Upcoming Events
- ARL/ACRL Scholarly Communication Webinar
- Candidate Presentations and Staff Meetings: Director, Technical Services
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Fair Use in Everyday Life
- Security in the Libraries: What You Need to Know
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex
Exhibits at the Libraries
- 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
- Hispanic History Month
- Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers
- Time Frames and Other Stories
News from Around the Libraries
Calendar on Diversity Outreach Collaborative Blog
The Diversity Outreach Collaborative Blog now has a calendar that lists events, exhibits, workshops, etc. that promote diversity at the University of Minnesota.  We hope this will be helpful to those planning events and exhibits.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jody Gray, Chair of the Diversity Outreach Collaborative, via email at
- Jody Gray
Google Project Update 
The Google Project team has pulled from the stacks and Google has scanned over 60,000 items from the University Libraries collections since April 2010.  Materials scanned have come primarily from the Wilson Annex (24,779), Government Publications Library (14,668), and MLAC (12,556), with targeted pulling from the Biomedical Library, Veterinary Medical Library, and Science and Engineering Library to allow priority stack maintenance projects to proceed.  The project team has been challenged by the high number of brittle materials in the Annex, but have worked with the libraries Collections, Preservation, and Binding staff and Google to allow as much material as possible to be sent and successfully scanned.  Thanks to all who have been involved in this project or been pulled in to help because of their expertise.
- Sue Hallgren
IT Council August 2010 Meeting Notes Available
Highlights include:
- Google Apps Migration update (as of August 6, 2010, end of second week of migration)
- Public Workstation Access Implementation Project update
- Planning for the Emerging Technology Expo in Fall 2010
- Updates from the IT Directors -- Public workstation replacement, grants in Libraries IT, WBOB Data Center Modernization project, more.
The complete notes are available at: .
- John Butler
Staff Tidings and Kudos
Congratulations to Kim Clarke
Congratulations to Kim Clarke for the wonderful Women's Center Exhibit ( ) Opening Event on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.  Kim put together a platform of engaging speakers including Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian; Kris Lockhart, Associate Vice President in the Office for Equity and Diversity; Gayle Graham Yates, President of the Friends of the University Libraries and founder of the University's Women's Studies program; and Anitra Cottledge, Women's Center Assistant Director.  Attendees had the opportunity to review her hard work displayed in the exhibit which commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota.  You can also see a preview/review of the exhibit and opening reception at: .
Kim's efforts would not have come to fruition without the generous assistance of Erin George, Beth Kaplan, Darren Terpstra, Lanaya Stangret, Jody Gray, Malaika Grant, Kate Brooks, and the folks in the Digital Collections Unit.  If you haven't had a chance to see the exhibit yet, you still can - it will be on display in the Andersen Atrium Gallery until October 30, 2010.  Thanks to Kim and to all those who helped make this a successful event and provided us with an opportunity to collaborate with the Women's Center!
- Kristi Jensen
Congratulations to Nancy Herther
Nancy Herther received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from Emerald this year for her contributions to The Electronic Library.  Please join me in congratulating Nancy on this recognition of her hard work to ensure the inclusion of high quality research through her rigorous review of submissions.
Publications in 2010 by Nancy Herther
Nancy also had a busy year working on articles covering a diverse range of topics.  Three interesting examples include:
- "Cha Cha: The Future of Reference in the Mobile Market" was published in Searcher in April 2010.  Take a look to learn more about how Cha Cha's mobile reference service efforts offer "interesting insights and possibilities for evolving 21st-century  information services."
- "Dissertations and Research in An Era of Change", published in Searcher in March 2010, discusses the changing nature of research and dissertations and the myriad of places to access online dissertations today.
- "Citation Research: Finally Ready for Prime Time?" made the cover of the July/August 2010 issue of Searcher and covers the increasingly complex topic of citation research.
Kudos to Nancy for her continuing efforts to research current topics and share her discoveries with colleagues.
- Kristi Jensen
Farewell to Chris Loomis
Friends of Chris Loomis, long-time staff member in the Music Library, are invited to stop in for some cake and drinks at a farewell reception for Chris on Friday September 24, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, room 280, Ferguson Hall.  After ten years with the Libraries, Chris is leaving to pursue opera studies in Germany.
- Tim Maloney
Nicole Zepper Leaves the University
Nicole Zepper, Library Assistant 2 with Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) Technical Services and Public Services, has accepted a position as a Medical Literacy Editor with a company called ExitCare, LLC in Lake Elmo.  She'll be working with systems involved in patient after/exit care education and instruction.  Nicole's last day with HSL was Friday, September 17, 2010.  Among Nicole's contributions to HSL were work in acquisitions and e-books, a Dewey reclass project, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Lending, online tutorials for HSL and Information Access and Delivery Services (IADS), and HSL Web Services.
- Steve Llewellyn
Northwest Architectural Archives and Al Lathrop Recognized
The Northwest Architectural Archives and its retired Curator, Al Lathrop, have had some nice press lately:

- Al Lathrop, retired Curator of the Northwest Architectural Archives, received the Education/Interpretation/Publication Award at the 2010 Minnesota Preservation awards on Thursday, Sept 16, 2010 in Winona.  Al received this award for his newly-published and critically acclaimed)volume entitled, "Minnesota Architects: A Biographical Dictionary", published by the University of Minnesota Press this year.  Phil Koski, a reviewer for the magazine Architecture Minnesota wrote: "'s an invaluable research tool that concentrates shelves upon shelves of fragmented information into a single source... It's a must-have resource for both the practitioner and the armchair enthusiast of the state's architectural legacy."

- The current issue of the magazine Minnesota Preservationist has reprinted the entire text of the brochure, "Drafting a House History", compiled in 1979 by Al Lathrop and Barbara Bezat.  This volume has been updated and available only in electronic format for many years and is used by dozens of classes and hundreds of researchers every year.  See the online version at: .
- Barbara Bezat
Upcoming Events
ARL/ACRL Scholarly Communication Webinar
Please join us for the next ARL/ACRL scholarly communication webinar, featuring our own Karen Williams as one of the speakers!
Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs - Organizational Strategy
September 21, 2010
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Webinar 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Online discussion 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Local discussion 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm)
Room 310, Walter Library
This program will focus on the shifting roles of libraries and their staffs, specifically as it relates to broader involvement in scholarly communications activities.  Speakers will discuss how libraries are conceiving of their work differently and how they are filling these needs.  Case studies will highlight the time and energy scholarly communications activities are taking at their institutions and how the work is managed.  Scheduled Speakers:
- Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, University of Minnesota Libraries
- Michael Furlough, Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and Co-Director, Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing, Penn State University
- Doug Way, Head of Collections, Grand Valley State University
This is one of an ongoing series designed to help libraries take their scholarly communication programs "to the next level."   Please mark your calendars for the next session: October 19, 2010, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, room S30A, Wilson Library.  Details are available at: .  The recorded sessions will be available afterward if you're not able to join the group viewing and discussion.
- Nancy Sims, on behalf of The Scholarly Communication Collaborative
Candidate Presentations and Staff Meetings: Director, Technical Services
Please join us for the public presentations and staff meetings for two candidates for the Libraries position of Director, Technical Services (UL266 - position description at:  Each candidate will address the topic, "The Role of Technical Services in the Networked Discovery Environment."

Martin Knott
Monday, September 27, 2010
Candidate Presentation: 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Room 120B, Andersen Library
Informal Chat with Libraries Technical Services Staff:  3:45 Pm to 4:30 pm, Room 120B, Andersen Library
Martin is a long-time staff member at the University of Michigan Libraries, where he earned his Master's Degree in Information Science.  Currently he serves as the Head of the Electronic Resources and Database Management Section of the Technical Services division.  His vita may be accessed at .
Kevin Merriman
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Candidate Presentation: 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Room 120B, Andersen Library
Informal Chat with Libraries Technical Services Staff: 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, Location will be announced soon
Kevin is currently the Head of Collection Management at Ned R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis.  He served in a similar capacity at Long Memorial Library at McNeese State University and as an acquisitions librarian at the University of New Orleans.  He earned masters' degrees in business at the Leeds University Business School in Leeds, England, and in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England.  His vita may be accessed at
We hope to see you there!
- Kris Kiesling and Cheryl Hulting, on behalf of the UL266 search committee

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
Fair Use in Everyday Life
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 101, Walter Library
Instructor: Nancy Sims
Register at:
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 101, Walter Library
Instructor: nancy Sims
Register at:
Fair use is a vital part of copyright law for scholars, researchers, artists, and just about anyone who communicates with anyone else.  Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - all involve aspects of fair use.  In this workshop, we'll discuss examples of fair use situations in visual arts, music, and video, as well as in academic research and writing.  We'll learn to identify situations where fair use applies, and other situations where copyright answers may be more straightforward.  We'll also develop our understandings 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.  No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational and educational in nature.  Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements. 
- Nancy Sims
Security in the Libraries: What You Need to Know
On September 16, 2010, an ALLSTAFF email was sent inviting you to register for this Fall's Security in the Libraries: What You Need to Know.  If you missed the email you can access the information at: .  You can register for the course at: .  Questions or Comments... contact Jon Jeffryes via email at: .
- Jon Jeffryes

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 
Hispanic History Month
This exhibit highlights the participation of Hispanic Americans in American life, media, arts, and literature.
Through October 15, 2010
Lobby, Wilson Library
Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers
A photography exhibit featuring female College of Science and Engineering faculty
Through December 24, 2010
Second Floor Great Hall, Walter Library
Time Frames and Other Stories
Through Saturday, October 16, 2010
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library 

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