(Tuesday) September 7th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- July Minutes for the Libraries Security Committee Posted
- New E-Resources
- New Wiki Page: Comprehensive List of Libraries Committees, Councils, and Work Groups
- Primo v3 Upgrade Completed
- Voter Registration and Information Drive to Start on September 13, 2010

Staff Tidings and Kudos

- Transitions in Libraries Enterprise Technology Leadership

Upcoming Events

- The Birth of a Picture Book: Higgledy-Piggledy Chicks
- Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators
- National Open Access Week in October
- Save the Date: Libraries Security Workshop
- University Libraries to Host Digital Reference Online Conference

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex
 
Tips, Tricks, and Tools
- Life Could be Easier Tip of the Month
- Subscribe to the Libraries Master Calendar

Exhibits at the Libraries
- 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
 
News from Around the Libraries

July Minutes for the Libraries Security Committee Posted


The minutes for the July 2010 Libraries Security Committee meeting have been posted and may be viewed at https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/Minutes .  If you have any questions, please contact any member of the group.

- Jon Jeffryes
 
New E-Resources

 
AP Stylebook: http://www.apstylebook.com/umn_edu/
 
Association for Career and Technical Education Research (selected titles): http://www.metapress.com/content/121460/
 
Berg Fashion Library: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/
 
International Water Association (selected titles): http://www.iwaponline.com/wp/default.htm
 
- Jim Stemper
 
New Wiki Page: Comprehensive List of Libraries Committees, Councils, and Work Groups

A new Wiki page has been created that consolidates wiki links to Libraries work groups: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/LibrariesCommitteesAndCouncils/ .  This includes governance committees, councils, collaboratives, cross-divisional work groups, and more.  This page is meant to provide a comprehensive at-a-glance summary of all groups we have in the Libraries, along with links to their wiki pages.  If you see that there is a missing group, please contact Jennifer Reckner via email at reckn001@umn.edu .

- Jennifer Reckner
 
Primo v3 Upgrade Completed

The upgrade of MNCAT to Primo version 3 has been completed. The new start-of-title search and author and title sorting options are now available, and regular updates from Aleph have been resumed.  Thanks for your patience during this process.  Please continue to send us your comments and questions at http://z.umn.edu/primofeedback .  We will have further news on Primo in coming months.  Thanks again to Jeff Peterson and his colleagues for their work on this upgrade.
- Chew Chiat Naun, on behalf of the Primo Management Group
Voter Registration and Information Drive to Start on September 13, 2010
As we've done in previous years, the Libraries will be making voter registration forms available at several library service points, collecting completed forms from library users, and delivering them to the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State (OSS).  The site coordinators are:
- Emily Reimer, Bio-Medical Library, Second floor Public Services Desk
- Erin Schlicht, Law Library
- Julie Kelly, Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife Libary, Forestry Library, Magrath Library, Plant Pathology Library, Veterinary Medical Library, St. Paul
- Jerrie Bayer, Wilson Library, Circulation desks. main level and basement, Music Library
- Tony Ihrig, Walter Library, Circulation desks, basement and Second floors, Mathematics Library, Architecture Library
 
We will also have a healthy supply of informational brochures from the OSS.  Any patron questions not answerable by these guides can be directed to the OSS.  Contact information for the OSS is in the guides.

In addition we are working on a hands-on workshop in collaboration with the OSS as part of their MNVOTES campaign.  Watch for details soon.

- Jim Stemper, on behalf of the Voter Registration Working Group
 
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos
 
Transitions in Libraries Enterprise Technology Leadership

After over four years with the Libraries, with the past year and a half in the role of Interim Director of LEO/Enterprise Technology, Heather Hessel has resigned from her position, effective October 1, 2010.  She will indeed be greatly missed in many ways.  While the search for a new Director of Enterprise Technology is actively underway, I am pleased to announce that Connie Hendrick and Betsy Friesen will serve as Interim co-Directors of Enterprise Technology until the director position is filled.  Please join me in wishing Heather the best in her transition from the Libraries, and in gratitude to Connie and Betsy for assuming these expanded interim leadership responsibilities.

- John Butler
 

Upcoming Events


The Birth of a Picture Book: Higgledy-Piggledy Chicks

Friday September 10, 2010
6:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

Author Barbara M. Joosse, illustrator Rick Chrustowski, and editor Steve Geck speak about their experiences.  Free and open to the public.  Autograph session follows.
- Karen Nelson Hoyle

Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators
Saturday, September 11, 2010
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Red Wing's Anderson Center
 
Meet Minnesota's children's authors and illustrators, hear each speak for twenty minutes, and view the display of art and manuscript facsimiles from the Kerlan Collection.  Among the donors to the Kerlan Collection are Authors Emilie Buchwald, Marsha Chall, John Coy, Barbara Joosse, Joyce Sidman, and  Illustrators Rick Allen, Rick Chrustowski, Debra Frasier, David Geister (presenting with author Patricia Bauer), Lauren Stringer, and Mike Wohnoutka. This is a family event, free, and open to the public.

- Karen Hoyle

National Open Access Week in October


Open Access Week this year will be the week of October 18 to 33, 2010.  During that week, there will be activities geared to inform the campus community about open access and related scholarly communication issues.  More information will be forthcoming.

- Rafael E. Tarrago, on behalf of the Open Access Week Activities Planning Group within the Scholarly Communications Collaborative
 
Save the Date: Libraries Security Workshop

The Libraries Security Committee will be sponsoring a workshop in October in which we'll address some of the security issues brought up in the Personal Safety Survey sent to staff at the beginning of the summer.  The workshop will feature a presentation by a 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 Procecures Basics.  Light refreshments will be served.
 
Please save the date for any one of these four sessions:

Friday, October 8, 2010
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Room 2, Magrath Library

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 555, Diehl Hall

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

An email with an invitation to register will be coming out soon.  We hope you can attend.

- Jon Jeffryes, Chair of the Libraries Security Committee
 
University Libraries to Host Digital Reference Online Conference


Sponsored by the Reinventing Reference Collaborative (RRC)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Room S30A, Wilson Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0282
 
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 and all presentations.
 
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: http://www.trendytopics.info/T2Refschedule.pdf .  Contact RRC co-chairs Mary Schoenborn via email at hawki003@umn.edu or Tony Ihrig via email at ihrig002@umn.edu with questions.

- Mary Schoemborn, on behalf of the Reinventing Reference Collaborative
 

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.


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 .


Tips, Tricks, and Tools

 
Life Could be Easier Tip of the Month

RSS readers are a great and easy way to stay informed by retrieving the latest content from publishers and other web sites.  Instead of going to many websites to look for new content, have them all delivered to one place.  But what to look for in an RSS reader?  The best and most popular readers are Google Reader ( reader.google.com ) and BlogLines ( www.bloglines.com/ ).  Many users favor Google Reader because they are familiar with Google products and have one less password to remember.  Ease of use is a key consideration, although what that means may vary from one user to another.  Both of these readers offer good functionality and allow you to search current feeds, find new RSS feeds, and share, annotate, or tag interesting posts.  UMN people wanting a simplified RSS reader can use the Add Personal Gadgets widget on their main UMN Google page to search for and add other feed readers.  After selecting Add Personal Gadgets, enter RSS in the search box to locate readers.  A list of other RSS readers may be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_feed_aggregators .
 
Disclaimer: When considering use of this or any hosted service, note that private and confidential University data (link at: http://www.policy.umn.edu/Policies/Operations/OPMisc/INTERNALACCESS_APPB.html ) must not be stored on vendor or Internet sites or systems, unless a University contract approved by the Office of the General Counsel is in place with that vendor or site.  For questions, please contact Libraries Autosys at: autosys@umn.edu .

- Andre Nault on behalf of the Current Awareness and Personal Information Management Collaborative
 
Subscribe to the Libraries Master Calendar


The Libraries Master Calendar contains information about upcoming classes, clinics, webinars, events, and more.
 
To add the calendar: In the Other Calendars menu in the left pane of your calendar, click Add > Browse Interesting Calendars.  Click the More tab, then click Resources for umn.edu.  Scroll down to Libraries Master Calendar, click it, then click Subscribe.  Click Back to calendar to return to your calendar view.

If you'd like to add an event to the Libraries Master Calendar or would like to request access to make changes to this calendar, please contact Jennifer Reckner via email at reckn001@umn.edu or call at (612)624-9338.

- Jennifer Reckner


Exhibits at the Libraries

50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
Through October 30, 2010
Atrium Gallery, Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/50th_anniversary_of_the_univer.html




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