- Fall/Winter 2011 Iissue of News & Events Now Available
- Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants Announced
- Libraries Assessment Infrastructure Project Begins
- Nancy McGovern's "Digital Preservation Myths" Slides Available
- New E-Resources
- 49th Annual James Ford Bell Lecture
- Book Week
- Community Fund Drive Kickoff
- Join Us For the October First Friday
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Connecting at a Distance: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay
- Free Library Webinars: October 2011
- Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers (Two Part ALA Webinar)
- Staff Education and Development
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Classified! Naturalists on the Voyages of Discovery
- The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
- Minnesota Roots of the Green Revolution: A Legacy of Greatness
- The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist's Perspective
- Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Garden in America
News from Around the Libraries
Fall/Winter 2011 Iissue of News & Events Now Available
The latest issue of our News & Events newsletter has been circulated to branch libraries for distribution to patrons and any staff who would like a copy - we no longer campus mail copies directly to staff mailboxes. If your library runs out of copies before the next issue is printed in January 2012, please contact the Libraries Communications office via email at: email@example.com .
- Marlo Welshons
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants Announced
The Libraries were named in three successful grant proposals:
"Designing a Comprehensive Theatrical Records Management Program," a one-year collaborative planning project with partner, Penumbra Theatre, will assess interest in and barriers to archival preservaton of a theater's full range of activities. Our goal is to create a national model for records management. The project team will be led by Performing Arts Archive curator, Cecily Marcus.
We are a collaborating partner with the University of Michigan (and Baylor, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Indiana, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Penn State, Princeton, CA Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Maryland). The three year project is to determine the copyright status of US and foreign-published titles that constitute a significant portion of the scholarly works being digitized in projects, such as the HathiTrust.
We are a collaborating partner with Purdue University (and Stanford and Oregon) in a two year program to develop a training program in data information literacy for graduate students who will become the next generation of scientists. Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes will chair the UMN project.
Congratulations to the successful teams!
- Linda Greve
Libraries Assessment Infrastructure Project Begins
The Libraries strategic goal around organization development highlights the importance of assessment - that is, the ongoing evaluation and review of operations, resources use, and impact of the Libraries. These evaluative processes provide invaluable input both for decision making and for demonstration and understanding of Libraries efficacy and value. An assessment initiative was one of the four key recommendations of the Organization Development Collaborative report last spring. Towards these ends, the Libraries have just launched a six to nine month project to develop requirements for capturing, managing, and exploiting data about our operations, as well as use of our resources and services. These requirements will lead towards the implementation of organizational and technical infrastructure for decision-support and reporting purposes. Jim Stemper will serve as Project Coordinator, and will be counseled by a Resource Group consisting of Katherine Chew, Francine Dupont-Crocker, Connie Hendrick, Stephen Hearn, and Ryan Mattke. Sponsors to the project are John Butler and Cathy Tweedie. The project's charter can be viewed at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/Staff.ProjectCharters/Assessment_Infrastructure.pdf .
- John Butler and CathyTweedie
Nancy McGovern's "Digital Preservation Myths" Slides Available
We had an excellent turnout at last Thursday's presentation by Nancy McGovern on "Examining Some Digital Preservation Myths." Many have asked about the availability of her presentation slides, and Nancy has generously made them available for internal use, within the Libraries. For a limited time, they can be accessed at: http://z.umn.edu/mcgovernmyths .
- John Butler, Jon Nichols, and Jason Roy
Simmons OneView: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18044
Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/pmed/index.html
Journal of music theory: http://jmt.dukejournals.org/
The Ben Jonson journal: http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/bjj
World affairs: http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/
High Wire American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics:
- Drug Metabolism and Disposition: http://dmd.aspetjournals.org/
- Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/
- Molecular Pharmacology: http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/
- Pharmacological Reviews: http://pharmrev.aspetjournals.org/
HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science: http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=hopos
- Charles Spetland
49th Annual James Ford Bell Lecture
"Diarium Surinamicum: The Revenge of Daniel Rolander" by Dr. James Dobreff, Lund University, Sweden
Presented by the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Elmer L. Andersen Library
Wastrel, Scoundrel, Drunkard. This has been the reputation of 18th-century naturalist Daniel Rolander, a student of the renowned Swedish botanist, Carl Linneaus. In the 49th Annual James Ford Bell Lecture, Dr. James Dobreff will set the record straight, sharing new discoveries that will forever change Rolander's place in the history of natural history.
Rolander's adventures in Surinam in 1755 resulted in the collection of numerous species of insects, flora, and fauna, yet his name was almost lost to history due to a falling out with Linneaus and a seedy reputation. Please join us as part of the very first American audience to hear Dr. Dobreff's new interpretation of this fascinating chapter in the history of discoveries.
Tickets: $20.00; $15 for members of the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library, the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library (code JFBL11), $15 each for groups of ten or more; Free for all students (including non-UMN) with a valid student ID. Purchase online at: tickets.umn.edu or by telephone at (612)624-2345, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. A dessert reception will follow the lecture, co-sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library.
- Libraries Communications Office
Sponsored by The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The College of Education and Human Development and The Children's Lieterature Research Collection at the University Libraries
Thursday, October 7. 2011
12:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Book Display
4:00 pm to 5:30: Oral reviews of best children's and YA books
5:30 pm: Reception and Book signing
6:30 pm: Lecture. Joseph BruchacRUCHAC
7:30 pm: Book signing
Friday, October 8, 2011
9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Book Display
All events free and open to the public. All book week events are held at McNamara Alumni Center.
- Karen Hoyle
Community Fund Drive Kickoff
The 2011 Community Fund Drive has begun! The Libraries' goal is to "Get Your Heart Rate Up!" and we'd love to see high participation this year. Even if you give a small one-time amount, it really makes a difference in our community. In these tough times every dollar donated counts, and the money goes directly to the designated charities. There are many charitable federations to choose from: Open Your Hearts to the Hungry and Homeless, Greater Twin Cities United Way, United Negro College Fund, The Minnesota Environmental Fund, Community Health Charities Minnesota, United Arts, and Community Shares of Minnesota. You can learn more at: http://www1.umn.edu/cfd/index.html . There will be weekly prize drawings and a grand prize, so the earlier you send in your pledge or sign up online, the more chances you have to win.
We will be having three Community Fund Drive events this year:
Pizza Luce Lunch and Speakers
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Room 120, Andersen Library
A "Taste of the U of MN" will feature food, such as Honeycrisp apples, cheese, ice cream, fresh veggies, and sausage from the Arboretum, Dairy Store, Meat Lab, Cornercopia, and Trial Gardens
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We hope to see you there!
- Michelle Orr and Caroline Lilyard, Community Fund Drive Co-chairs
Join Us For the October First Friday
Call It Character: A Selection of Stars from Archives and Special Collections
Friday, October 7, 2011
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public
Batgirl, Nick Carter, Ramona Quimby, and Other Childhood Heroes
Presented by the Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC)
CLRC staff and researchers will present the first session of this year's First Fridays series. Karen Hoyle selected "Karana" and "Ramona Quimby" as her characters, J. Randolph Cox will speak on "Nick Carter", and Meredith Gillies will discuss "Barbara Gordon: From Batgirl to Oracle & Back Again."
"One of the most popular series characters in dime novels has been Nick Carter. The adventures of the stalwart detective spanned a century, the character kept alive for the public by an ever-changing, yet immediately recognizable, appearance that was suited for his contemporary reader." --J. Randolph Cox
From childhood superheroes to explorers of the Pacific and collectors of Sherlockiana, the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections are home to many unique characters. Join us this year as First Fridays presents a wide variety of distinctive personalities, not all of them human! View the full season of First Fridays at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/call-it-character-a-selection-of-stars-from-archives-and-special-collections.html .
- Libraries Communications Office
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc
Connecting at a Distance: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Rooms S-30B and S-30C, Wilson Library
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 into two groups for a more in-depth and hands-on look at the tool that seems most useful to you. Sponsored by the Instruction Coordinators Group.
- Kate Peterson and Kirsten Clark
Free Library Webinars: October 2011
Through the efforts of colleagues around the country, a compilation of free or low-cost online webinars, relevant to libraries and staff at all levels from various sources, is available at: http://webjunctionworks.org/mn/blog/?p=822 . Many of the webinars will be archived, so check the site later if you can't attend the live online event.
- Jan Roseen
Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers (Two Part ALA Webinar)
Libraries Organization Development is sponsoring a two-part American Library Association (ALA) TechSource workshop: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services. Presenters Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier, and Heather Moorefield-Lang will share their experiences with a multifaceted prograrm, guiding you step-by-step in building a tablet program, from choosing and purchasing through deployment. Topics covered in this workshop include comparing platforms and features of tablet computers and other mobile devices, how to select and purchase according to your library's needs and technology environment, developing policies related to tablet circulation among both patrons and library staff(), connectivity, and content, ways to use tablets to increase staff productivity and enhance professional development, and using tablets to enhance reference and instructional services, collection management, and administrative responsibilities.
The workshop will be offered:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room S-30A, Wilson Library
Thursday, October 20, 2011
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room S-30A, Wilson Library
No registration is required.
- 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
Classified! Naturalists on the Voyages of Discovery
Through Friday, November 18, 2011
James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library
The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Through Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wangensteen Library, Diehl Hall
Minnesota Roots of the Green Revolution: A Legacy of Greatness
Through Friday, October 21, 2011
Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist's Perspective
Through Friday, December 30, 2011
Room 210, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Garden in America
Through Friday, October 28, 2011
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
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