March 19, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- HathiTrust February Report
- Notice of Grant Opportunity

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Cheryl Hulting Leaving
- Der Yang Departing

Upcoming Events
- Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting
- Opening Reception: Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota
- Science Librarian Candidate Presentations
- Town Hall Forum: Technical Services/Enterprise Technology Design Report Draft Released

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Get Ready for Performance Reviews!
- It Takes Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skill Webinar

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

News From Around the Libraries

HathiTrust February Report
The February 2012 HathiTrust report is now available at: http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_february2012 .
- Marlo Welshons, on behalf of the HathiTrust Communications Working Group

Notice of Grant Opportunity
The next round of the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants (Legacy Fund) offers an opportunity for funding in two categories, mid-size ($7001 through $50,000) and large grants ($50,001 and up).  The first step is to read the guidelines thoroughly to see if your project is eligible.  The guidelines are available at: http://legacy.mnhs.org/grants/project-guidelines .  If you have a findable project and wish to proceed, contact Linda Greve at: greve018@umn.edu , by March 30, 2012.
- Linda Greve


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Cheryl Hulting Leaving
April 6, 2012 will be Cheryl Hulting's last date on the Administrative Support Services Team in the University Librarian's Office.  Please join me in wishing Cheryl the best, as she sets out on new adventures.
- Scott Smith

Der Yang Departing
Der Yang will be departing the Health Sciences Libraries, having accepted a position as Assistant to the Education and Training Department with Starkey Laboratories.  Over the past few years, Der has done amazing work for the Health Sciences Libraries and has been instrumental in improving administrative efficiencies, project management, graphic design of promotional materials, and internal and external communications.  This is a wonderful opportunity and I hope you will join me in congratulating Der on her new position.

Please join us on Thursday March 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm at the Kitty Kat Club in Dinkytown to celebrate Der's new position and wish her well.
- Michelle Orr


Upcoming Events

Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
2:00 pm
Room 308, Andersen Library
 
The agenda is posted on the Libraries Civil Service wiki page at: http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/LibrariesCivilServiceCommittee.  Discussion topics will include updates related to the Libraries organization review and Libraries Civil Service Committee elections.  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 agenda.  Please contact Chairs LaVon Beseman at: besem005@umn.edu or Nick Banitt at: banit006@umn.edu with suggestions.
- Nick Banitt

Opening Reception: Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 22, 2012
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 4:30 pm discussion, followed by reception
Fourth Floor, Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

Join us at an opening reception for the exhibit "Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota."

"Envisioning the Future of Chicana/o Studies," a roundtable discussion moderated by Louis Mendoza, Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies, will begin at 4:30 pm.  Participants will include:
- Patricia Zavella, Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California-Santa Cruz
- Juana Maria Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, University of California-Berkeley
- Luis Alvarez, Associate Professor, History, University of California-San Diego
- Bianet Castellanos, Associate Professor, American Studies, University of Minnesota
- Cindy Garcia, Assistant Professor, Theater Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota
- Lorena Munoz, Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Minnesota
- Jimmy Patino, Assistant Professor, Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The reception is sponsored by the University Libraries and the Department of Chicano Studies.  See the Department of Chicano Studies website at: http://chicano.umn.edu/events/item.php?entry=329536 for other events associated with the anniversary.
- Libraries Communications Department

Science Librarian Candidate Presentations
Science Librarian candidates have been asked to present on the topic, "The Changing Role of Science Librarians in Support of Research and Learning."

Candidate: Nicholas Bancks
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
8:45 am to 9:45 am
Room 2, Magrath Library

Candidate: Electra Enslow
Friday, March 23, 2012
8:45 am to 9:45 am
Room 2, Magrath 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 co-chairs, Janice Jaguszewski at: j-jagu@umn.edu or Philip Herold at: herol008@umn.edu .
- Scott Smith

Town Hall Forum: Technical Services/Enterprise Technology Design Report Draft Released
The report of the  Technical Services/Enterprise Technology (TS/ET) Design Group, "Organization Design Group: Repositioning Technical Services and Enterprise Technology," is available in Google Docs at: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/document/d/1AFBg_uZhfmz8wfwYZsYcgjxxE23WYBEm7AbZwDLdK3E/edit .  The TS/ET Design Group feels that their work has advanced to the stage where a broadened discussion with staff will be timely and beneficial.  The document is for purposes of discussion.

Please join us for a Town Hall Forum to discuss this preliminary report:
Monday, March 19, 2012
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

Coffee and treats will be provided.  The session will be broadcast via UMConnect at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/libs/ and will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.  We encourage you read the document before the meeting.
- Betsy Friesen, on behalf of the TS/ET Design Group

 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

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 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 Takes Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skill Webinar
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
1:00 pm to 2:00 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.
- Jan Roseen


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


Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota
Through Monday, April 30
Reference Display Cases, Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/forty-years-of-chicano-studies.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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