March 12, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- Libraries Shipping
- Libraries Signage
- Tech Services Ten Cents: February 2012

Upcoming Events
- Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections Candidate Presentation
- Join the Communications Corps for Communications Planning 101

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- ARC in Query Studio
- Get Ready for Performance Reviews!
- It Take Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skill Webinar
- Project and Group Management (PGM) Forum
- Strengths at Lunch

Tips, Tricks, and Tools
- Life Could Be Easier - If You Know About Our E-Books

Exhibits at the Libraries
- 365/365: Photographs By Matthew Traucht
- Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books
- Government Printing Office: Over 150 Years of Publishing and Distributing Government Information
- Wild Green Things: The Art of Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden

News From Around the Libraries

Libraries Shipping
The Libraries Shipping staff will be moving materials related to the St. Paul branch consolidation project, twice a day, from March 8 through July 1, 2012, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is in addition to their regular delivery runs, paging WBOB, Binding, Google, and normal onsite duties.  Please plan ahead when requesting service from the shipping staff so that they can efficiently incorporate your request into the delivery schedule.
- Bernadette Corley Troge

Libraries Signage
Please review the Libraries sign policy at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/FOM/Signage .  The Libraries do not permit non-libraries related postings.  Any postings not vetted by the building managers will be removed.
- Bernadette Corley Troge

Tech Services Ten Cents: February 2012
Leaping lizards!  Technical Services staff members leapt into February.  They were: planning for the future, in leaps and bounds... making progress on projects... accepting appointments and awards... celebrating Leap Day...

See the details at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/TS/Newsletter .
- Libraries Technical Services


Upcoming Events

Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections Candidate Presentation
Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections candidates have been asked to present on the topic, " Children's Literature Collections in Research Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities for Collection Development and Outreach."

Candidate: Beth Brendler
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Room 120, Andersen Library

A position description and candidate CV's may be found at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu//HR.CurrentSearches/ .   Please send any questions and feedback to search committee chair Christine DeZelar-Tiedman at: dezel002@umn.edu .
- Christine DeZelar-Tiedman and Cheryl Hulting, on behalf of the Curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections Search Committee

Join the Communications Corps for Communications Planning 101
Friday, March 30, 2012
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Room 120, Andersen Library

Members of the Communications Corps will learn about and discuss the makings of a good communications plan.  This session is open to all staff!  If you are not a Corps member and are interested in attending, please contact Marlo Welshons at: welsh066@umn.edu , even if you cannot make this time, as there is a consideration to offer a second session in the future.
- Marlo Welshons


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

ARC in Query Studio
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Room S-30C, Wilson Library
Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0315

This class is an introduction to report creation in the Aleph Reporting Center (ARC) using Query Studio.  This will facilitate library staff to create and modify their own reports out of ARC.
- Jan Roseen

Get Ready for Performance Reviews! 
Come to an Individual Goals Workshop for All Employees
Strong individual goals help move the Libraries forward, chart a clear direction, inspire you to stretch, and stimulate creativity and innovation.  Strong individual objectives are specific, measurable, aggressive (but attainable), and time bound.  If you are looking for support in creating and writing strong individual goals and objectives for your annual performance review, come to this workshop.  You will have the opportunity to practice writing actual goals and objectives of your own and will likely leave with some that you can actually use for the 2012/2012 performance year. 

Monday, March 12, 2012
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 402, Walter Library

Monday March 19, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 2. Magrath Library

Tuesday March 20,2012
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Room 120, Andersen Library

Thursday March 22, 2012
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Room S-30A, Wilson Library

Register for one of these sessions at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0314
- Jan Roseen

It Take Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skill Webinar
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Room S-30B, Wilson Library
Register at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0313

The better our understanding of the process students go through in conducting academic research and their behavior as researchers, the better job we can do in helping them to become better researchers, better writers, and more critical in their approaches to evaluating and synthesizing information.  Whether you call it information literacy or research skill building, helping undergraduates and graduate students to become effective researchers is an outcome shared by librarians and faculty.  In this workshop, led by Steven Bell of Temple University, the findings of research studies produced by Project Information Literacy will be used as a framework to enhance our knowledge of student research behaviors and explore strategies for helping them to strengthen those skills.  Guests will include Dr. Michael Eisenberg, co-founder of Project Information Literacy on March 13 and librarians who are using the Project Information Literacy findings to reach out to faculty for collaboratively advancing campus information literacy initiatives.
- Kate Peterson and Jan Roseen

Project and Group Management (PGM) Forum
Thursday, April 5, 2012
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Room S-30A, Wilson Library

Come to the first Project and Group Management (PGM) Forum and learn about a technique called "Focused Conversation" that will help make your meeting discussions more successful.  This session will be led by Janice Jaguszewski and Jerilyn Veldof and is based on Technology of Participation training.  Check out the video at: http://vimeo.com/33360656 .
- Jerilyn Veldof

Strengths at Lunch
This series will offer an opportunity for faculty and staff to discuss their work with StrengthsFinder, the online assessment that identifies an individuals top five talents and provides resources for setting goals that put those talents into meaningful action.  Attendees are invited to talk with fellow colleagues from across campus about their use of Strengths in their work, to share stories and ideas, and to network with other colleagues interested in Strengths approaches. Get more information at: http://www.strengths.umn.edu/events .
- Jan Roseen


Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Life Could Be Easier - If You Know About Our E-Books
The University Libraries has more than 350,000 e-books available for use by current students, faculty, and staff.  E-Books can be read on an iPad, other mobile device, or a laptop or desktop computer.  A guide to "Freely Available E-Books," is found at the top of the Libraries' home page under "How to Find" - "E-Books" at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/capim/org/ebooks .  There you will find links to University of Minnesota e-book packages and platforms, links to public library e-books, and a number of freely available e-book repositories.  Also, under the "Books" tab, "Quick Links," is the guide to "E-Book Collections," at:http://www.lib.umn.edu/howto/ebooks .  Here you will find more details about accessing and using e-book vendor packages at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
- Virginia Bach on behalf of the Personal Information Management (PIM) Productivity and Efficiency Group


Exhibits at the Libraries

365/365: Photographs By Matthew Traucht
Through Friday, April 27, 2012
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/365365-photographs-by-matthew-2.html

Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books
Through Friday, April 20, 2012
Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/bibliophilia-collecting-black.html

Government Printing Office: Over 150 Years of Publishing and Distributing Government Information
Through Friday, May 11, 2012
Government Publications Exhibit Case, Basement, Wilson Library

Wild Green Things: The Art of Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden
Through Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Andersen Horticultural Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/andersen-horticultural-library/wild-green-things-the-art-of-a.html

 

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