February 28, 2011

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News from Around the Libraries
- Act Now: Submit Your Application for the Friends of the Libraries Staff Development Grant
- Cloud-Sourcing Research Collections: Managing Print in the Mass-Digitized Library Environment Presentation
- CybraryN Pilot Update
- Libraries Leadership Council (LLC) Meeting Notes
- New E-Resources
- Nominate an Outstanding Library Student Employee Today!
- Please Close Doors
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Dave Klassen Receives Keystone Award
- New Face in West Zone Computer Support
 
Upcoming Events
- Candidate Presentation: Director, Technical Services
- Join Us for the March First Friday
- Next-Gen Library System (Ex Libris' Alma) Functionality Viewing
 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Current Issues Coffee Club
- Library Issues Seminar
- Minnesota Staff and Projects Featured in Professional Learning Opportunities
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex
 
Exhibits at the Libraries
- A Heart Connects Us: The Experience of Migration and the 'Minnesota School' Immigration History
- The Arts of Social Justice
- Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
- Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Garden in America

News from Around the Libraries
 
Act Now: Submit Your Application for the Friends of the Libraries Staff Development Grant
Two $1,000 grants will be awarded to provide financial support for Libraries staff professional development.  Possible grant activities include travel, study, research, and conference attendance.  The Friends welcome proposals demonstrating a significant opportunity for professional enrichment and development, but which fall outside general funding opportunities from the Libraries.  The proposed professional development activity must be completed in Fiscal Year 2011-2012.  See details at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/friends/grants_awards .  The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

- Friends of the Libraries Office
 
Cloud-Sourcing Research Collections: Managing Print in the Mass-Digitized Library Environment Presentation
Did you miss the presentation by Constance Malpas on February 24, 2011?  You can watch it on UMConnect at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/p16696416/ .
- Jennifer Reckner
 
CybraryN Pilot Update
Earlier this month, the Public Workstation Access Implementation group, in collaboration with service points in Wilson Library, initiated the final phase for the guest access pilot.  Several issues were immediately discovered, which necessitated the suspension of individual guest account creation.  The company that provides us with the CybraryN software is aware of these problems and is working on a solution that meets our needs.  We are expecting the improved version in March and will begin testing shortly thereafter.  If everything goes as expected, we should be able to implement fully in the summer.  Until that time, guest users will continue to access public computers as they have done since the start of the semester, by requesting access from staff at the Wilson Library first floor Circulation desk, Reference desk, or basement Circulation desk.  We thank all staff for their continued assistance during this process.  Please let us know if you have questions.

- Mary Schoenborn and Michael Winters, on behalf of the Implementation Group
 
Libraries Leadership Council (LLC) Meeting Notes
February 10, 2011 LLC meeting notes are available at: https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-17834402_1 .  Agenda items included goals progress presentations from IT and the Access Services and Collections Council and a discussion about entering into a trial of Primo Central.  Goals progress presentations from Academic Programs, the Health Sciences Libraries, and Minitex were given at a January 27, 2011 LLC meeting and are also available on Netfiles at: https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-17922058_1 .

- Jennifer Reckner
 
New E-Resources
 
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (selected e-journals): http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cvma/cjvr
 
North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture (selected e-journals): http://nactateachers.org/
 
- Jim Stemper
 
Nominate an Outstanding Library Student Employee Today!
It gives me great pleasure to announce continuation of the award program to recognize our student employees.  Two Library student employees will be awarded the Outstanding Library Student Employee award and receive $250.  The Friends of the Libraries are committed to supporting the University of Minnesota Libraries in a variety of ways.  As important as our books and technologies are, the Friends wish to affirm the surpassing importance of the competent and dedicated students employed by the Libraries.  See details at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/friends/grants_awards .  The deadline to submit nominations is March 9, 2011.

- Lanaya Stangret
 
Please Close Doors
Please keep the Wilson Library room S30A/B/C suite door shut when leaving a meeting after 5:00 pm.  The Wilson security monitors are responsible for clearing the meeting rooms at 5:00 pm and locking the doors.  Thank you.

- Bernadette Corley Troge
 
 
Staff Tidings and Kudos
 
Dave Klassen Receives Keystone Award
Dave Klaassen, archivist of the Social Welfare History Archives, received the 2011 Keystone Award from the Immigration History Research Center on February 21, 2011.  The Keystone Award recognizes long-term support of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), an archival research center devoted to the study of immigration and documentation of immigration to the United States.  The award recognized David's advising and collegial support of IHRC collections activities during his 36 years working at the Libraries.

Founded in 1965, the IHRC's historical collections were modeled on those of the Social Welfare History Archives (SWHA).  In 1985, the IHRC's collections were transferred to the College of Liberals for administration alongside research programs.  Throughout his career, Dave has served as "a bridge between the IHRC and the Libraries," in addition to being a stabilizing support during the Center's personnel transitions.  His work at SWHA with settlement houses and social service agencies paralleled major components of IHRC's own collections and outreach activities, and he has been a generous partner with and professional advisor to the IHRC staff for more than three decades.

- Linnea Anderson
 
New Face in West Zone Computer Support
West Zone Computer Support had to say goodbye to our student worker, Minlong He, as he accepted a Chemical Engineering intern position at 3M.  Best of luck to Minlong! 
 
We want to introduce our new Computer Support student worker, Josh Wolanin.  Josh is a senior working on his major in Journalism and a minor in Chinese.  Welcome aboard!  Go to: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/IT/ComputerSupport to view the Libraries West Zone Computer Support Staff.

- Mike Sutliff
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Candidate Presentation: Director, Technical Services
Please join us for the public presentation of Michael E. Wright, candidate for the Libraries position of Director, Technical Services (UL266).  A position description is at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/HR.CurrentSearches/UL266PositionDescription .  He will address the topic, "The Role of Technical Services in the Networked Discovery Environment."

Michael E.Wright
Wednesday, March 9, 2010
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Room S30B, Wilson Library
 
Michael Wright currently serves as the Head of Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloguing (ARC) for the University of Iowa (UI) Libraries, Iowa City, a position he has held since 2006.  His multi-year career at the UI Libraries includes work as the Head of the Rapid Access Unit (2004 to 2006) and as the Monograph Cataloguing Librarian (2002 to 2004).  In addition to his work at UI, Michael Wright served as the Member Services Librarian for the Bibliographic Center for Research (BCR) in Aurora, Colorado and as the Director of the Indianola, Iowa Public Library.  He earned his BA in Sociology and Art from Central Michigan University in 1979, and completed his MA in Library/Information Science at the University of Minnesota in 1982.  He maintains memberships in several professional organizations and has also taught ceramics art courses.  Michael Wright's CV materials can be found at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/HR.CurrentSearches/ResumeMWrightUL266.pdf .
 
We hope to see you there!

- Kris Kiesling and Cheryl Hulting, on behalf of the UL266 search committee
 
Join Us for the March First Friday
Out of Bounds: Challenging the Status Quo
Friday, March 4, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library 
 
Wartime Military Censorship & Detention Camps
Presented by the Immigration History Research Center and the Social Welfare History Archives.
 
European refugees produced a remarkable outpouring of print in Displaced Person camps immediately after World War II.  Elizabeth Haven Hawley, Program Director of the Immigration History Research Center, analyzes how military administration of camps and the scarcity of printing materials affected the production, distribution, and consumption of cultural print.
 
In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 9066, authorizing the relocation and internment of Japanese and Japanese Americans.  Linnea Anderson, Assistant Archivist of the Social Welfare History Archives, will discuss how evidence in the Survey Associates records reveals how the political climate and the demands of military censorship affected the effort by staff of Survey magazine to present the story of a Japanese detention camp during the World War II era.

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

- Libraries Communications Office
 
Next-Gen Library System (Ex Libris' Alma) Functionality Viewing
You are invited to join Chris Rose and Betsy Friesen for group viewings of Alma functionality recordings.  These recordings show real functionality delivered to the Alma development partners through Partner Release 2 (of 5), as of January 1, 2011.  The demonstrations are not mock-ups.  We would like to get your opinion on the delivered functionality and compile any questions or comments you have regarding it to forward to our Alma Focus Group and to the senior Alma developer who will be visiting the University on March 8, 2011.
 
The sessions will be as follows:
 
Overview/Resource Management (includes cataloging and knowledge base)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
8:45 am to 10:00 am
Room S30B, Wilson Library
 
Fulfillment
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library
 
Selection and Acquisitions
Thursday, March 3, 2011
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library
 
We would very much like to have staff join us for the group viewings, so that we may get immediate feedback.  If that is not possible, please contact Chris Rose or Betsy Friesen for instructions on how to connect to the recordings.

- Betsy Friesen and Chris Rose
 
 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
 
Current Issues Coffee Club
Join us for the next Current Issues Coffee Club sponsored by the Scholarly Communication Collaborative.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
3:00 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library
 
We'll be discussing these articles:
 
What's the opposite of a pyrrhic victory? Lessons learned from an open access defeat
Tim Hackman, College & Research Libraries News vol. 70 no. 9, October 2009, p. 518-521, 538
http://crln.acrl.org/content/70/9/518.short?rss=1
 
Open access: Advice on working with faculty senates
A response piece by Gavin Baker
http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/1/21.full
 
Light refreshments will be served.

- Julie Kelly, on behalf of the Scholarly Communication Collaborative
 
Library Issues Seminar
Sponsored by members of the Organizational Development Collaborative
Monday, March 7, 2011
11:45 am to 1:00 pm (NOTE: This seminar will begin fifteen minutes earlier than usual)
Room S30B, Wilson Library
 
All processes work within a larger system.  The Organizational Development Collaborative has invited a local, systems thinking expert to help us think about our organization as a system - from the beginning to the end, from the inside and out.  Kevin Linderman, Associate Professor in the Carlson School, presented this same talk at the UMN Quality Fair and many of us were riveted!   Please come hear him for yourself!

- Jan Roseen
 
Minnesota Staff and Projects Featured in Professional Learning Opportunities
Four Libraries' staff will share their expertise and innovative work through webinars offered in March.  Kudos to all staff who contributed to these efforts.  Descriptions of the two webinars are below.
 
Improving the Reference Interview: An Instructional Designer Introduces Video Game Design For Staff Development
Sponsored by the Blended Librarian
Thursday, March 3, 2011
2:00 pm
 
In Fall 2010, the University of Minnesota Libraries' hired an instructional designer to boost their instructional efforts.  At the same time, the Libraries' Reinventing Reference Collaborative began work on developing a reference training program based on a set of
eleven core competencies they had identified as essential skills for all reference services staff.  One specific competency - the reference interview - offered a unique opportunity for a new digital training tool.  Using video game design principles, the group began the process of creating branching narratives based on the libraries' core users and types of reference interactions (email, chat, face-to-face, and phone).  In addition to the training deliverable, the group has used the video game design process as an opportunity for reflecting and experimenting
with instructional practice.  University of Minnesota collaborators Tony Ihrig, Kate Peterson, and Paul Zenke will describe the origins of the project and their progress to date.  For more information, go to: http://www.blendedlibrarian.org/ .
 
Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library
With Cody Hanson.  Offered by American Library Association (ALA) TechSource.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

This workshop will provide a foundation for librarians interested in providing mobile services for patrons.  With the increasing popularity of smartphones, today's libraries need to make sure that patrons can access their resources through these devices.  This ALA TechSource workshop will cover:
- the landscape of mobile device usage and smartphone adoption.
- the mobile OS marketplace
- strategies for assessing your library's mobile-friendliness
- strategies for beginning to offer mobile services
- issues of concern for libraries in mobile information access

For more information, go to: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3267 .

- Karen Williams and John Butler
 
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
 

A Heart Connects Us: The Experience of Migration and the 'Minnesota School' Immigration History
Through Friday, April 8, 2011
Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2011/02/a_heart_connects_us_the_experi.html
 
The Arts of Social Justice
Through Friday, May 20, 2011
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2011/02/the_arts_of_social_justice.html 
  
Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
Through Friday, April 29, 2011
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2011/02/layering_time_and_motion.html 
 
Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Garden in America
Through Sunday, April 3, 2011
Reedy Gallery and Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2011/02/seed_stories_catalogs_of_life.html
 
 

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