News from Around the Libraries
- Libraries Civil Service Committee Meetings
- Libraries Civil Service Special Session Offered
- Brand New Copyright Website
- Beta Phi Mu Chapter Proposed
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Kudos to Jan Fransen
- Goodbye to Chacko Kuruvilla
- Candidate Presentation: Director, Technical Services
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Current Issues Coffee Club
- Library Issues Seminar
- Staff Education and Development
Exhibits at the Libraries
- A Heart Connects Us: The Experience of Migration and the 'Minnesota School' Immigration History
- Chemistry: A Tradition of Excellence, Solving Society's Most Important Problems - Then and Now
- 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
Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting
Topics for discussion will include the rollout of the new Job Classification History for Library Civil Service staff, later this month; plans for the semi-annual meeting and staff elections; and reports on meetings and actions of various other committees and entities, such as the U Civil Service committee and the Libraries' Executive Committee. The agenda will be posted on the LCS wiki-page. 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 agendae. Please contact Chair David Lenander at email@example.com or any member of the committee with suggestions.
Thursday, March 10
Room S98, Wilson Library
The April 21 LCSC meeting should return the committee to meetings on the third Thursday in 308 Andersen Library.
- David Lenander
Libraries Civil Service Special Session Offered
The Library Civil Service Committee along with the Library HR will be offering a session introducing the Library Civil Service Employees to their library job classification history. How and why this list came about along with how you can use it as a tool to assist you in determining your classification seniority in the library will be covered in this class. This hour long session will be given on two different dates: March 25 @ 10am at 314 Walter Library and March 31 @1:30 at S30A Wilson Library. Please register for one of these sessions if you are a Library Civil Service employee. https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0286.
- LaVon Beseman
Brand-new Copyright Website!
We are happy to announce that the new University Libraries' Copyright website, with heavily expanded and updated content, is now live at http://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright
Major changes and additions:
- Home page focuses on two issues - use, and ownership. This is based on the use statistics of the old website and questions from workshops; these are the central information needs of most visitors to the site. However, the site also provides information on a number of other issues, with content accessible from the side menu.
- Fair Use Analysis Tool is now called "Thinking Through Fair Use" to emphasize that it is not a substitute for legal advice. Heavily updated the checkboxes and simplified some of the language. http://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/fairthoughts
- Copyright Decision Map is now called "Can I Use It?: A Map of Use Issues", and is available in both updated graphic form and a fully accessible outline form. https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/usemap
- New material
- Multimedia issues (specifically DMCA issues) - https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/multimedia
- Creative Commons - https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/creativecommons
Please note these important changes: NO links to the old site, except for the home page, will work - the URL structure of Drupal is very different. Please update any links on webpages you maintain! Visitors trying to reach specific URLs from the old site will be redirected to a single "we rearranged/updated" page that provides link to the new versions of the most heavily-used pages on the old site. https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/welcome.
The new site is Creative Commons licensed using an Attribution-Noncommercial license. This means that no one needs to ask us permission to reuse or adapt it for noncommercial purposes - such uses are pre-approved, as long as they provide attribution! Expect the site to change frequently - having the site in Drupal will make a big difference to the ability to keep it up-to-date and interesting! However, we do not plan to remove content without notice, so don't expect URLs to disappear or change regularly.
Many thanks to Cody Hanson and Jen Tantzen for their dedicated work and assistance with this project!
- Nancy Sims
Beta Phi Mu Chapter Proposed
Now that the Library & Information Management program at St. Catherine University has been accredited by ALA, the program is trying to establish a chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the national library/information science honor society. Tom Shaughnessy is assisting St. Catherine's in organizing this effort and has asked that this information be shared within the University of Minnesota Libraries community.
In order to qualify as a chapter, St Kate's needs 25 existing members to allow their names to be listed on a petition which St Kate's will submit. If you are a member of Beta Phi Mu and are willing to include your name on the petition, please send your full name, title, business or home address, name of the library school chapter in which you were enrolled, and the date of your membership to Professor Sheri Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Wendy Lougee
Staff Tidings and Kudos
Kudos to Jan Fransen!
I would like to recognize Jan Fransen, who recently went all out for a graduate student in Comparative and International Development Education. The PhD student writes, "I want to tell you what excellent experiences I have had with Jan Fransen. I have taken several classes from her including Formatting Your Dissertation and Zotero. She explains things so clearly and has the answers for everything. The classes have saved me so much time! I really appreciate Jan's expertise. Also, I am working on a research project using Excel and had a mysterious problem I couldn't solve. I took a chance and asked Jan if she might be able to answer an Excel question that no one else could answer.... Sure enough, Jan knew the answer and got me on my way. She's a genius and always ready to find the key to unlock the secret to success. As a busy doctoral student, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the help. She has saved me many, many hours with her shortcuts."
Congratulations to Jan on providing this student with an "extraordinary information experience!"
- Janice Jaguszewski
Say Goodbye to Chacko Kuruvilla
After 17 years here at the University (all of them in BioMed, beginning as a student worker), Chacko will be leaving us on March 16th to pursue opportunities in the corporate world. Chacko has worked in HSL's IT Department, and most recently with our HSL Web Services Committee in the exploration of web analytics. Please stop by Diehl 555 on Tuesday, March 15th between 1:00 and 2:00 to wish him well!
- Linda Watson
Candidate Presentation: Director, Technical Services
Please join us Wednesday 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."
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
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
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
Open access: Advice on working with faculty senates
A response piece by Gavin Baker
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
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 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
Chemistry: A Tradition of Excellence
Solving Society's Most Important Problems -- Then and Now
Through Friday, August 26, 2011
Walter Library, Great Hall
In collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, the Science & Engineering Library is hosting an exhibit for the International Year of Chemistry featuring research accomplishments from throughout the history of the University of Minnesota's Department of Chemistry.
For details, visit: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/sciref/events/2011/03/international-year-of-chemistr.html
The Arts of Social Justice
Through Friday, May 20, 2011
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
Through Friday, April 29, 2011
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Garden in America
Through Sunday, April 3, 2011
Reedy Gallery and Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
For previous issues, visit the University Libraries Monday Memo blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mondaymemo/ .
The University Libraries Monday Memo editorial policy can be found at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Communications/InternalCommunications .
For items to be included in the University Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to email@example.com , before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.