October 18, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Classroom Office Building Renamed
- IADS' Check it Out News: Fall 2010
- Introducing Grants Grandstand
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Kate Brooks Selected to Women's Leadership Institute
- Welcome Madonna Smith
 
Upcoming Events
- Arthur Geisert, Author and Illustrator/Printmaker, to Speak
- Candidate Presentation: Director, Arts and Humanities
- Getting Your Research Published: Tips from Editors
- International Education Week Library Information Fair
- International Open Access Week is October 18 Through 24, 2010
- Libraries Civil Service Committee To Meet
- Time Correction: Community Fund Drive Information Fair
- Tretter 10th Anniversary Celebration
 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Webinar: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs
- 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
- Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers
- Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China
- Researching the Past: Historical Newspapers at Wilson Library
News from Around the Libraries
 
Classroom Office Building Renamed
Please be sure to note, when giving people directions to Magrath Library that the building formerly known as Classroom Office Building (COB) has been renamed Ruttan Hall, in honor of Regents Professor Vernon W. Ruttan.
- Bernadette Corley Troge

IADS' Check it Out News: Fall 2010

Information Access and Delivery Services (IADS)
Top stories include:
- Course Reserves and the Library Course Pages (LCP)
- OCLC's Direct Request for Articles Pilot Project
- Revised IADS' Online Training Now Available
- Staff Interview with Danika Stegeman, Wilson Library Circulation and Fines
- Triple Treat: Booking, Macros, and Aleph Clean Up Projects at the IADS Forum
 
All this and more at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/IADS/HomePage
- IADS Communications Coordinating Group: Elena Carrillo, Francine Dupont-Crocker, Jackie Gulbranson, Dana Peterson
 
Introducing Grants Grandstand
Introducing Grants Grandstand, a new category in the "Resources and Information" area on the staff wiki.  You'll find information on upcoming grants with links to guidelines and to past grant submissions.  The wiki will be updated frequently, as new information and opportunities become available.  Check it out at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Grants/Grants .
- Linda Greve

 
Staff Tidings and Kudos
 
Kate Brooks Selected to Women's Leadership Institute
Kate Brooks has been selected as a member of this year's Women's Leadership Institute.  The Institute is co-sponsored by the University Women's Center and the the Office of Human Resources and offers University women an opportunity to grow as leaders.  Each year, a group of participants meets monthly to encourage self-reflection and learn from each other's skills and experiences.  Monthly meetings include a combination of guest speakers, reflection, and group discussion.  Guest speakers are senior women leaders at the University, offering participants a valuable opportunity to hear their stories and learn from their experiences.  Combined with outside readings and networking activities, these meetings offer participants a chance to cultivate leadership skills within a community of mutual learning and support.  Congrulations to Kate!
- Karen Williams
 
Welcome Madonna Smith
We are delighted to welcome Madonna Smith, new Library Supervisor, to Academic Programs in St. Paul.  Madonna will be supervising staff and operations in the Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife (EFW), Forestry, and Plant Pathology Libraries.  Madonna has extensive library experience, most recently with Minitex.
- Linda Eells
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Arthur Geisert, Author and Illustrator/Printmaker, to Speak
Monday October 25, 2010
10:00 am
Room 120, Andersen Library
Free and open to the public
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Arthur Geisert's most recently published book, Country Road ABC (Houghton Mifflin, 2010), and others will be available for purchase and autographing following the program.  The event is sponsored by the Children's Literature Research Collection (CLRC).  RSVP encouraged at: (612)624-4576 or clrc@umn.edu .
- Karen Hoyle
 

Candidate Presentation: Director, Arts and Humanities

Monday, November 8, 2010
10:00 am
Room S30A, Wilson Library

Please join us for the public presentation by Angela Courtney, candidate for Director, Arts and Humanities, who will address the topic, "Planning the Future Roles of Library Liaisons in the Arts and Humanities." 

Ms. Courtney currently serves as the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department for Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, where she has also worked as the Head of the Subject and Area Studies Librarians Council and Librarian for English Literatures, Theatre, Film Studies, Communication and Culture, Comparative Literature and Philosophy.  She earned her Master's in Library Science at the University of Texas, Austin, and has also completed doctoral coursework in English and Cultural Studies at Indiana University.  Ms. Courtney's CV materials may be viewed at https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/HR.CurrentSearches/ResumeACourtneyUL270.  A position description is available at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/HR.CurrentSearches/UL270PositionDescription.pdf .

Please feel free to contact search committee chair Kristi Jensen at: kjensen@umn.edu with any questions.

We hope to see you there!

- Kristi Jensen and Cheryl Hulting, on behalf of the UL270 search committee
 

Getting Your Research Published: Tips from Editors
Friday, October 22, 2010
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library or via UMConnect at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/researchsupportgroup/

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Have you written a journal article but aren't sure where to send it?  Do you feel like the Susan Lucci of journal submission rejections?  Have you wondered how journal editors choose which articles to publish?  If any of these or other questions related to journal publication ring true, then plan to attend the next Research and Publication Committee Research Support Group presentation!  Join speakers:
- Peggy Johnson, Associate University Librarian; Editor, Library Resources and Technical Services; Editor, Technicalities
- Jeffrey Yost, Associate Director of the Charles Babbage Institute; Editor-in-Chief of Annals of the History of Computing

- Tim Maloney, Head of the Music Library; Adjunct Professor of Music; Principal Editor, Canadian Winds/Vents canadiens; Editorial Board member of Australasian Canadian Studies
 
The discussion will include what editors look for in submitted articles, what the process from submission to publication entails, and the ten things that make editors crazy (and the ten things that make them happy).  The speaker presentations will be followed by question and answer time.

- Kirsten Clark and Meghan Lafferty, Research Support Group Co-chairs

 

International Education Week Library Information Fair
November 18. 2010
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Room 101, Walter Library

The Diversity Outreach Collaborative needs your help in making the University Libraries International Education Week Information Fair a success!  We will highlight library resources for international students and international library resources for all students.  Help us to introduce students to those resources and sign up for a one hour shift during the Fair.  We especially encourage staff with language expertise to join us in working with our diverse, international communities.  It was a fun and successful event last year and we hope you can help us with this year's event.  Please sign up for a one hour time slot on the wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SciEng/IEWChecklist2010Volunteers .  Any questions, difficulty signing up on the wiki?  Contact Jody Kempf at: j-kemp@umn.edu .

- Jody Kempf

 
International Open Access Week is October 18 Through 24, 2010
The University of Minnesota Libraries will be taking action on campus for International Open Access (OA) Week with a slate of informational, educational, and celebrational activities.  The Scholarly Communications Collaborative invites every library staff member to join in the fun!
 
Greet the public at one of our Awareness Tables!
We'll be tabling in each of the four main libraries, and at Coffman Union and the St Paul Student Center throughout the week.  Table volunteers will get cheery orange t-shirts (at least until we run out), and will have lots of information and stickers to share!
Sign up at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/umn.edu/ccc?key=0AtxOWaDt4DucdE5reHh5MXVsY2g0TXZ3SlZta0QyaGc&hl=en
 
Decorate your workspace with Open Access Week posters!
Five varieties of posters are available, one each targeted at authors, researchers, students about to graduate, current students, and everyone.  Printable PDF posters, 8.5x11 and 11x17, and bookmarks are available on NetFiles at https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-16870876_1 .
Publicize the "Making your work available to the world" Workshops
We're holding two sessions of a workshop for academic authors on "Making your work available to the world" - one at Magrath Library and one at Walter Libnrary.  Registration links are available at https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration#Open%20Access%20Publishing:%20Making%20your%20Work%20Available%20to%20the%20World .
 
Attend one of two showings of the Open Access Week Webcast
Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold Varmus will offer welcoming remarks and will be joined by Dr. Cameron Neylon, a Senior Scientist at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, biochemist, and author of the widely read "Science in the Open" blog.  Both will talk about the need for open access, and the benefits it offers the scientific community.
 
Monday, October 18, 2010
12:00 pm
Room 310, Walter Library

Thursday, October 21, 2010
12:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library
 
Attend the workshop, "Making Your Own Work OA"
 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Room 81, Magrath Library
 
Friday, October 22, 2010
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Room 310, Walter Library
 
Learn more about Open Access and other Open Access Week events at the UM Open Access Week website at: http://z.umn.edu/oaweek or http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/openaccessweek.phtml or check it out on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/UMNOA .
 
Please check out: http://z.umn.edu/OAWeek or http://www.openaccessweek.org for more information, videos, and talking points!  For more information, please contact a member of the Open Access Week subcommittee: Julie Kelly at: jkelly@umn.edu , Nancy Sims at: nasims@umn.edu , or Rafael Tarrago at: r-tarr@umn.edu .
- Rafael Tarrago
 

Libraries Civil Service Committee To Meet

Thursday, October 21, 2010
10:00 am
Room 120, Andersen Library (tentative - double check the agenda)
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The agenda will be posted on the Libraries Civil Service (LCS) wiki page at: http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/LibrariesCivilServiceCommittee .  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 agenda.  Please contact Chair David Lenander at: d-lena@umn.edu , or any member of the committee with suggestions.

- David Lenander

 

Time Correction: Community Fund Drive Information Fair
Supporting the Community Information Fair
Thursday, October 21, 2010
11:45 am to 1:30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
 
Please join us for an open session that showcases various ways of supporting the community.  We will highlight ways that we can volunteer our time (and ways that some already do!).  There will also be representatives and information booths from local charities that are in great need of any support.  We will also have tech stations to demonstrate how to set up automatic payroll deductions.
 
I haven't received any reports yet, but I've already heard from some of you that you have made your pledges early.  On behalf of the community, thank you!!  If you would like to set up a payroll deduction to the charity of your choice, you can find the form and instructions at: http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/CFD
- Charlie Heinz and Tony Fang, Lead Volunteers

 

Tretter 10th Anniversary Celebration
The tenth anniversary of the Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota will be celebrated with several important events.  First, a new exhibit, "Saving Our Lives," will open with a special reception and First Friday presentation on November 5, 2010.  A private fundraising dinner on Saturday, November 6, 2010, will honor Jean Tretter and the Collection.  On Saturday, November 13, 2010, a Community Open House, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, will feature the Minnesota Philharmonic Chamber Group and a program with Jana Shortal, KARE 11 News Reporter, iwhich s expected to attract students and supporters from across the metro area.  Both the dinner and the open house will feature two special opportunities to contribute to the Tretter Collection in a very meaningful way.  The Tretter Time Capsule and the Video Oral History project will document life in the GLBT community of today through contributions that you and those who attend choose to donate.  The capsule will be sealed until the Tretter 50th anniversary in 2060.

There are a limited number of tickets available to the dinner.  We invite you to call Kathy McGill at (612)624-8207 to purchase tickets.  Please mark your calendars for these special events and share the following link with important details and time capsule guidelines with your family and friends: http://z.umn.edu/tretterevents .

- Linda Greve

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

 
Webinar: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs
ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication Webinar: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library
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Join your colleagues for the seventh webinar in the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) series, Strengthening Programs through Collaboration.  "Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs - Librarian Training and Development," is the second of two webinars that focus specifically on the roles of librarians in education and outreach regarding scholarly communications issues.  Presenters will discuss how to prepare librarians to take on this new challenge, providing them with the tools and training to speak confidently and answer questions about scholarly communications issues.  How disciplinary differences factor into librarian education also will be discussed.
 
The scheduled speakers include our own Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, and Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing, MIT Libraries.
- Charles Spetland, on behalf of the Scholarly Communication Collaborative

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

50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center

Through Saturday, October 30, 2010
Atrium Gallery, Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/50th_anniversary_of_the_univer.html
 
Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America;s Women Physicians
Through Sunday, December 5, 2010
Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/changing_the_face_of_medicine.html
 
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
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/inventive_women_portraits_of_s.html
 
Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China
Through Wednesday, November 10, 2010
T. R. Andersen Gallery, Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/matteo_ricci_and_the_jesuits_i.html
 
Researching the Past: Historical Newspapers at Wilson Library
Samples of newspapers from previous centuries that highlights the preservation issues and collections at Wilson Library.
Through December 31, 2010
Periodical Room, Wilson Library

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