November 29, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Collecting Books for Walter Library Study Break
- Kerlan Collection Holiday Cards Available
- UMN Gains BIBCO Status
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- International Education Week Library Information Fair Thanks!
 
Upcoming Events
- Join Us for the December First Friday
- Kerlan Collection Holiday Gathering
- Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting
 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Connecting at a Distance: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay
- ExLibris Webinars
- Library Issues Seminar
- Workshop: Diversity Outreach Collaborative: Equity is Everyone's Work: Leading for Gender Equity
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex
 
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America;s Women Physicians
- The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson's Legacy
- Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers
- Researching the Past: Historical Newspapers at Wilson Library
- Saving Our Lives: Celebrating Ten Years of the Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota

News from Around the Libraries
 
Collecting Books for Walter Library Study Break
Every year, the Libraries hold a study break for students in Walter Library, the night before finals begin, offering treats, prizes, and a selection of books that students can take with them for fun reading over Winter break.  We are currently soliciting book donations for the book giveaway portion of the event.  If you have some interesting books you'd like to donate, please get them to Megan Kocher or Charlie Heinz in room 342, Walter Library, by Monday, December 13, 2010.  Thank you!


- Megan Kocher
 
Kerlan Collection Holiday Cards Available
Friends of the Kerlan Collection have holiday cards for sale through the Children's Literature Research Collection.  Samples of the cards are in a flat exhibit case in the Andersen Library plaza and are available for purchase in room 113, Andersen Library, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Checks to purchase cards should be payable to University of Minnesota.


- Karen Hoyle
 
UMN Gains BIBCO Status
The University of Minnesota Libraries have achieved independence as a BIBCO contributor.  The BIBCO program, part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, allows libraries to contribute high-quality standardized records to national bibliographic databases, making these records available for use by other libraries and benefiting the larger library community.  The contributors to the UMN BIBCO effort are Connie Anderson, Laureen Boutang, Chew Chiat Naun, Tony Fang, Stephen Hearn, Maribeth Kraus, Emilie Quast, and Doris Seely.  UMN staff
received training in November of 2009 and underwent a probationary review period prior to being granted independent BIBCO status.


- Christine DeZelar-Tiedman and Chew Chiat Naun
 
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos
 
International Education Week Library Information Fair Thanks!
Thanks to the assistance of library staff members from across the library system, we were able to welcome and help more than 150 students during this year's Library Information Fair.  The students learned about valuable library resources that were new to them and received help in finding information to complete their projects, papers, and assignments.  Thanks to Megan Kocher, Charlie Heinz, Tony Ihrig, Su Chen, Laura Dale Bischof, Meghan Lafferty, Jon Jeffryes, Nancy Herther, Andrew Palahniuk, Lynne Beck, Peter Kirlew, Jody Gray, Kristen Mastel, Van Houlson, David Coveyou, Tony Fang, David Faust, Lisa Johnston, Kate Brooks, Kim Clarke, Eva Nsereko, Lara Friedman-Shedlov, and Lynell Williams for their help in this year's Library Information Fair.


- Jody Kempf, on behalf of the Diversity Outreach Committee
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Join Us for the December First Friday
Out of Bounds: Challenging the Status Quo
Friday, December 3, 2010
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library
 
Banned Children's Books and Censorship of Comic Books
Presented by the Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC)
J. Randolph Cox, Hess Collection Honorary Consultant and Editor of Dime Novel Round Up, notes that "Reading dime novels and other cheap literature was once thought to lead to a life of crime.  When the authorities attacked material considered sensational and filled with stories of bloodshed and crime, publishers were forced to devise ways to stay in business and out of jail."  Meredith Gillies, CLRC Library Assistant, will talk about how censorship of the sensational did not end with the dime novels and story papers.  Karen Nelson Hoyle, CLRC Curator, will talk about censorship of three Newbery Award winning books - Jean Craighead George, "Julie of the Wolves" (1972), Katherine Paterson, "Bridge to Terabithia" (Crowell, 1977), and Lois Lowry, "The Giver" (Houghton Mifflin, 1993).  Images come from their books and manuscripts in the Kerlan Collection.

Feel free to bring your lunch.  Light refreshments will be served.


- Libraries Communications Office
 
Kerlan Collection Holiday Gathering
Sunday, December 5, 2010
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
 
An exhibit of holiday cards from the Kerlan Collection and a talk by Dr.Moira Harris is free and open to the public.  Kerlan Friends will sell greeting cards based on images from the Kerlan Collection.  RSVPs are encouraged at clrc@umn.edu or (612)624-4576.


- Karen Hoyle
 
Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 2, 2010
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 555, Diehl Hall
 
All Civil Service Staff are particularly encouraged to attend.  We expect Linda DeBeau-Melting, Associate University Librarian for Organization Development, to be our guest, discussing the new Civil Service staff seniority list, the upcoming University furlough, potential sweeping revisions of the Information Technolgy and possibly other job classifications, the budget and implications for future staffing levels, and other topics of note.  Please forward questions and agenda items to David Lenander at: d-lena@umn.edu or to any Libraries Civil Service committee member.  An agenda will be available later in the week on the Libraries Civil Service wiki page at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/LibrariesCivilServiceCommittee .


- David Lenander
 
 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
 
Connecting at a Distance: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay
Our first 2010-2011 TechShop
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library

Want to learn more about a couple of tools from the emerging Tech Expo?  Want to learn to offer virtual meetings or classes?  Want to learn to record a face to face training?  We have the tools for you: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay.  These tools, free to University staff, can expand the reach of your meetings and training sessions.  The first part of this session will compare and contrast these tools and focus on why you would use one over the other.  During the second part of the session, we will break off into two groups for a more in-depth and hands on look at the tool that seems most useful to you.

Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB028 .


- Jan Roseen
 
ExLibris Webinars
ExLibris is providing one hour product updates for SFX and MetaLib through webinar sessions.
 
SFX Product Update (Find It)
Presented by Nettie Lagace and Christine Stohn
Monday, November 29, 2010
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Room S30B, Wilson Library

MetaLib Product Update (OneSearch)
Presented by Gil Gilead
Thursday, December 2, 2010
10:00 am to 11:00 am
 
- Janet Arth
 
Library Issues Seminar
Instructional Design in the Libraries: Using the ID Process to Plan, Develop, and Deliver High-Quality Instruction
Monday, December 6, 2010
12:00 pm, Bring your lunch at 11:30 am
Room S30B, Wilson Library
 
In this session, Paul Zenke, University of Minnesota Libraries Instructional Designer, will provide an overview of the instructional process design to help you get started designing your own instruction.


- Jan Roseen
 
Workshop: Diversity Outreach Collaborative: Equity is Everyone's Work: Leading for Gender Equity
The Diversity Outreach Collaborative invites you to participate in the third workshop of the Diversity Education Series.  The University of Minnesota Women's Center will be providing a workshop titled, Equity is Everyone's Work: Leading for Gender Equity presented by Peg Lonnquist, Director of the Women's Center and Anitra Cottelidge, Assistant Director of the Women's Center.  The Women's Center is a unit within the Office for Equity and Diversity.
Monday, December 6, 2010
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0285
 
This workshop is primarily about becoming strategic to make a stronger impact in terms of equity and diversity - as individuals and as a unit.  The training uses gender equity as a framework to develop a strategic action plan, in a safe environment, and will review gender equity across identities, discuss inclusive environments and our power and responsibility in making a difference, and share organizational change ideas.
The Women's Center encourage all departments to send more than one person to this workshop, in order to begin working in small groups to bring back outcomes for your entire unit.  Workshop Goals:
- Leave the session with concrete steps to foster a successful, inclusive culture for all in your unit.
- State gender inequities that continue to compel the work today.
- Provide language and materials to begin to talk about equity and diversity within your unit.
 
- Jody Gray, on behalf of the Diversity Outreach 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

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/2010/11/changing_the_face_of_medicine.html
 
The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson's Legacy
Through Friday, December 3, 2010
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/the_importance_of_drawing_ralp.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
 
Researching the Past: Historical Newspapers at Wilson Library
Samples of newspapers from previous centuries that highlight the preservation issues and collections at Wilson Library.
Through Thursday, December 23, 2010
Periodical Room, Wilson Library
 
Saving Our Lives: Celebrating Ten Years of the Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota
Highlighting the importance of preserving GLBT cultural heritage and the significant impact it can have on the lives of individuals and our community
Through Saturday, February 5, 2011
Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (closed on University holidays)
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/saving_our_lives_celebrating_t.html
 

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