September 27th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- New E-Resources
- Video on Library Course Pages Available
- Voter Registration and Information Drive Underway
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Appreciation Event for Peter Weinhold
- Digital Reference Consolidation Thank You and Update
- Google Digitization Project Welcomes Emily Randall
- Kirsten Clark Article Published
Upcoming Events
- Candidate Presentations and Staff Meetings: Director, Technical Services
- Current Issues Coffee Club: Project Information Literacy
- Join Us for a New Season of First Fridays
- Minnesota Library Futures Initiative Kickoff
- Public Workstation Access Pilot Project: Staff Feedback Session
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Emergency Response Procedures
- Library Issues Seminar
- Security in the Libraries
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex
Exhibits at the Libraries
- 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
- Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America;s Women Physicians
- Hispanic History Month
- Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers
- Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China
- Time Frames and Other Stories
News from Around the Libraries
New E-Resources
Entomological Society of America Archives (selected backfiles): 
Entomological Society of Canada Archives (selected backfiles): 
ProQuest Digital Microfilm (newspapers): 
RDA (Resource Description & Access) Toolkit: 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (selected titles): and 
- Jim Stemper
Video on Library Course Pages Available
With the help of Paul Zenke, our new instructional designer, we have put together a short video that highlights the Library Course Page (LCP).  It is posted on the "About Library Course Pages" page at: .
Here are additional links to use in promotion or training or to embed or share:
On Media Mill:
On YouTube:
Additional information about the LCP is also on the wiki at:
- Kate Peterson
Voter Registration and Information Drive Underway
As we've done in previous years, the Libraries are making voter registration forms available at several service points, collecting completed forms from library users, and delivering them to the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State (OSS).  The Working Group is also finalizing plans for a "mock" election, in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary of State, as part of their MNVOTES campaign.  Watch for details soon.  Information tables are set up in fourteen library locations and stocked with a healthy supply of materials from the OSS, including the very popular "I Will Vote" stickers.  Any questions not answerable by these guides can be directed to the OSS.  Contact information for the OSS is in the guides.  In addition, our efforts include a website, Voting in the Minnesota Elections, at: , which provides easy access to a wide variety of information and news on voting, candidates, and more.
- Mary Schoenborn, on behalf of the Voter Registration Working Group
Staff Tidings and Kudos
Appreciation Event for Peter Weinhold
October 6, 2010
10:30 am to 12:00 pm (speeches at 11:00 am)
Room 555, Diehl Hall
Come join us as we say goodbye to Peter Weinhold and express our appreciation for the contributions he has made to the University Libraries.  Peter joined Bio-Med in November 2004 as Manager of Information Systems, and in 2006 also assumed the role of University Libraries East Zone Information Technology (IT) Manager.  Peter has accepted the position of Associate Dean, Director of Technology, of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and will be leaving the University on October 8, 2010.  All of us will miss Peter and the significant contributions that he made to the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) and the University Libraries, but this is a wonderful opportunity for him.  I hope you will join me in congratulating him and wishing him well on this new adventure.
- Linda Watson
Digital Reference Consolidation Thank You and Update
A huge thank you to reference staff for their hard work as we transitioned digital reference (e-mail and chat) to Wilson Library, Science and Engineering, and Magrath reference desks at the beginning of this semester!  The first few weeks have been busy and overall, the migration has been very successful.  Some questions and issues have been identified, where processes can be improved and more documentation can be provided.  The project team has been working on immediate concerns and will continue to work on those that can be addressed over time in the next couple of weeks.  We welcome additional feedback as well.
Reference staff have demonstrated amazing tenacity and flexibility implementing this new service model and their efforts are greatly appreciated!  A new digital reference website has been designed as a place to share training information, information that other digital reference providers should be aware of (issues/problems/recurring questions/etc.), and one forum for feedback about the digital reference consolidation pilot project.  This site is at: .  Digital Reference Consolidation project team members will soon be visiting each department to get additional feedback.  The Biomedical Library has some staff already supporting digital reference services and is continuing to work to train more of their staff in these areas.  They will be another full-fledged partner supporting digital reference services from their desk in the near future.  The project team has been focused on implementation over the last month and will soon be reconvening to discuss next steps, such as feedback, evaluation, quality control, and more.  Watch for additional updates as we continue to progress through this process.

Many thanks to the project team - Tony Ihrig and Mary Shoenborn, Reinventing Reference Collaborative co-chairs, Virginia Gunville Bach, Scott Marsalis, and Emily Reimer.  We could not have initiated this ambitious project in such a short time frame without their insights, guidance, and continued efforts!  For more information, visit the project wiki at: .
- Kristi Jensen, Digital Reference Consolidation Pilot project chair
Google Digitization Project Welcomes Emily Randall  
Beginning today, Emily Randall will join the staff of the Google Digitization Project as a Library Assistant III, assisting in the day-to-day coordination and supervision for operations.  Emily is already a familiar face in Wilson Library, as she has been working on the project for the last six months on a temporary appointment.  Emily will be be based out of the Wilson Processing Center, room 27, Wilson Library, and may be reached at (612)624-4183 or via email at: .  Welcome Emily!
- Jerrie Bayer
Kirsten Clark Article Published
Building on her experience using UMConnect to provide meeting and education opportunities for depository library staff at remote locations in Minnesota and South Dakota, Kirsten Clark recently co-wrote an article that describes these efforts, as well as other ways to connect virtually for training and continuing education.  Kirsten has been a resource for others within the University Libraries using UMConnect and has now shared her developing knowledge and expertise in this area with others in the profession as well.  Great job Kirsten!
Clark, Kirsten J. and Jennie M. Burroughs. "Connecting at a Distance:  Bridging Time and Space with Virtual Tools."  Documents to the People. 38:3 (Fall 2010). 
- Kristi Jensen
Upcoming Events
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).  The position description is 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/C, 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:  10:00am to 11:00 am
Room 120B, Andersen Library
Informal Chat with Libraries Technical Services Staff: 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 120B, Andersen Library
Kevin is urrently 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 a 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
Current Issues Coffee Club: Project Information Literacy
The Information Literacy Collaborative invites you to the next Current Issues Coffee Club.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 308, Andersen Library
Coffee and treats provided
Topic: The University of Minnesota Libraries have participated in two rounds of research being conducted by Project Information Literacy.  Learn more about our involvement and discuss the findings based on their two most recent research reports.  If you can't attend in person, you can join the meeting via UMConnect at: .  Read a summary of interesting ideas the Collaborative members have selected from the readings on their blog at: .  More information is available at: .
- Kate Peterson
Join Us for a New Season of First Fridays
Out of Bounds: Challenging the Status Quo
Friday, October 1, 2010
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library

Living Legends Reflect!: Working toward Women's Equity on Campus    
Former staff, Anne Truax, Janet Spector, Jessica Morgan, Claire Walter-Marchetti, and moderator, Anita Rios, join us to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota (in all of its many iterations), and to describe their successes, challenges, and dreams as they worked for women's equity from the 60s to today.  Be inspired by these panelists' legacy of increased equity and visions of an equitable world for everyone.  Come early or stay late to view the Women's Center's 50th History Exhibit, 1960-2010, second floor of Andersen Library.
- Libraries Communications Office
Minnesota Library Futures Initiative Kickoff
You are all invited to a special kickoff event of the Minnesota Library Futures Initiative.
Monday, October 18, 2010
8:30 am to 1:00 pm (registration opens at 8:30 am, keynote starts at 9:00 am)
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
Register at: .  NOTE: Individual registration is $25 each, but please do not pay!  Registration for UMN Libraries staff will be covered centrally through Staff Education and Development (SED) funds.
Keynoter, Michael Rogers, will discuss what it means to be a futurist, how to think about the future, and trends through 2025 including the Virtualization of America.  Following Rogers discussion, we'll hear from Christine Lind Hage from the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Advisory Committee and chair of ALA's Committee for America's Libraries for the 21st Century.  She will talk about innovative, futures-based programming already happening in libraries and what she sees as future trends for libraries.
- Jerilyn Veldof, member of the MN Library Futures Initiative Steering Committee
Public Workstation Access Pilot Project: Staff Feedback Session
Thursday, September 30, 2010
2:00 pm to 3.30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

Recently, the University of Minnesota approved policy changes that impact access to public workstations.  To meet these changes, the Libraries are adjusting our current public workstation access procedures.  Members of the Libraries Public Workstation Access Implementation Group have reviewed both business and technical requirements necessary to comply with the changes and invite you to attend this staff forum to learn more about the results of our work, including procedural revisions and likely impact on staff workflow and public workstation user experience.

Your questions and comments about the plan are important to us.  We hope you can take time to attend the session, then give us your feedback in one of two ways - either during the session on September 30t, 2010, or by submitting your comments on the feedback form, linked at the top of the Public Workstation Access Implementation at: . 
- Peter Weinhold and Mary Schoenborn, co-chairs, on behalf of the Public Workstation Access Implementation Group

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
Emergency Response Procedures
This class, presented by Libraries Safety and Security and Facilities and Operations Management (FOM), will help Library staff and students become informed about what to do regarding weather, building, medical, fire, or water emergencies and issues of personal safety.  Be sure to register for the class given in your building or area.  Register at: .
- Jan Roseen
Library Issues Seminar
International Professional Experiences
October 4, 2010
12:00 pm (bring your lunch at 11:30 am)
Room 120, Andersen Library

At the first Library Issues Seminar of the season, Karen Hoyle and others will present our annual University Libraries Staff and Their Recent International Professional Experiences.
We Need Presenters and Program Ideas
Starting in October, the Libraries will again sponsor the series we call "Library Issues Seminars."  These are informal presentations over the noon hour in which staff members report on projects underway, share papers presented in other venues, and lead discussions on issues of interest to the Libraries.  The sessions have been tentatively scheduled for the following Mondays, starting in October.
- October 4, 2010: International Professional Experiences: Karen Hoyle, et al., room 120, Andersen Library
- November 1, 2010: Loading e-Books: Betsey Friesen, John Halvorson, and Kristi Berglund, room S30B, Wilson Library
- December 6, 2010: How Instructional Design can Inform Our Efforts in the Libraries, Paul Zenke
- January 10, 2011: open
- February 7, 2011: From Liaison Survey to Departmental Library Orientation on Moodle, Laurel Haycock
- March 7, 2011: open
- April 4, 2011: open
- May 2, 2011: open
- June 6, 2011: open
- Jan Roseen
Security in the Libraries
The Libraries Security Committee is sponsoring workshops addressing some of the security issues brought up in the Personal Safety Survey sent to staff at the beginning of the summer.  These workshops will feature a presentation by a UMN Police Department (UMPD) officer on personal safety, how to handle problem patrons, and what staff can expect when police are called to a library.  There will also be a chance to ask the officer questions.  We will also have short presentations from library staff on Incident Reports and Emergency Procedures Basics.  Light refreshments will be served.   Classes begin October 8, 2010.  For additional information and registration, go to: .
- Jan Roseen

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 
Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America;s Women Physicians
Through Sunday, December 5, 2010
Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall 
Hispanic History Month
This exhibit highlights the participation of Hispanic Americans in American life, media, arts, and literature.
Through Friday, 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 Friday, December 24, 2010
Second Floor Great Hall, Walter Library 
Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China
Through Wednesday, November 10, 2010
T. R. Andersen Gallery, Wilson Library 
Time Frames and Other Stories
Through Saturday, October 16, 2010
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library 

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