March 26, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- Department of Veterinary Medicine Student Pilot
- Health Sciences Libraries to Participate in MedPrint Program
- Volunteers Needed for Poster Selection

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Kudos to Jim Beattie
- Layne Johnson at the Understanding E-Science Symposium
- Outstanding UMN Presence at the Library Technology Conference 2012

Upcoming Events
- Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) Day 2012 Registration is Now Open!
- Date Change: Libraries Assembly

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Get Ready for Performance Reviews!  Three Additional Sessions

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

Department of Veterinary Medicine Student Pilot
Beginning March 19, 2012 the Veterinary Medical Library began employing a Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) student to staff the Reference Desk four hours a week, during which time they will not only provide basic circulation and reference duties for the Libraries, but also offer walk-up tutoring for struggling DVM students.  One might see this pilot as a hybrid learning commons.  This is a collaborative idea with the College of Veterinary Medicine and the student was chosen from a high achieving VetPAC (Peer-assisted coaching) group already in existence.
- Andre Nault

Health Sciences Libraries to Participate in MedPrint Program
The National Library of Medicine has initially identified about 250 journals currently indexed in Abridged Index Medicus/PubMed Central as a primary set of materials to preserve in print and is seeking libraries who can commit to retaining them for 25 years.  The retention model is distributed and, ideally, 12 copies of each title will be held across all of the eight regions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  The runs should start with the first volume published and extend through at least the year 2000.

The Health Sciences Libraries have agreed to participate in this MedPrint program and has committed to retaining 234 of the 250 titles.  Many thanks to Nicole and Katherine for their work in identifying titles and updating databases to reflect our commitment.
- Janice Jaguszewski

Volunteers Needed for Poster Selection
Have you noticed the undergraduate poster presentations in Wilson, Walter, the Biomedical, and Magrath Libraries?  Do you want to see what sort of high-quality research our undergraduates are conducting?  We'd appreciate your help as a volunteer to help select posters to be displayed from this year's Undergraduate Research Symposium.  The posters displayed in the Libraries are selected by a group of volunteers from the Libraries, who spend part of the day of the Symposium evaluating the posters and talking with the student-presenters.  The Symposium is on Wednesday, April 13, 2012 in Coffman Memorial Union.  There will be three shifts: Session 1 from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm), Session 2 from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm, and Session 3 from 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm.  We need volunteers from all subject areas.

A brief list of criteria for selecting the posters will be shared before the symposium, as well as the abstracts from the presenters.  On the day of the symposium, you can visit the students and learn about their research and processes.  We also use this opportunity to promote the University Digital Conservancy (UDC) and encourage the students to deposit their poster in the UDC after the symposium.  This is a fun opportunity to learn about the amazing research that University of Minnesota undergraduates are involved in.

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Jody Kempf via telephone at: (612)626-1676 or via email at: j-kemp@umn.edu by April 4, 2012.  Learn more about the Undergraduate ResearchSymposium at: http://www.urop.umn.edu/symposium.html .
- Jody Kempf

Staff Tidings and Kudos

Kudos to Jim Beattie
Jim Beattie recently received a thank you email from Loren Bach, a third year medical school student who raved about the access to resources that the library provides, including the resources available under the Resources for Clinicians page that Jim maintains.  Loren also was enthusiastic about our newest clinical resource, DynaMed.
- Lisa McGuire

Layne Johnson at the Understanding E-Science Symposium
Last month, Layne Johnson went to the Texas Medical Center Library to take part in a symposium called, "Understanding E-Science: A Symposium for Medical Librarians," and they created a cool companion web site that captures the presentations and talking points.  Layne's presentation focused on e-Science at UMN.  For more on the symposium, go to: http://www.library.tmc.edu/events/escience/ .
- Lisa McGuire

Outstanding UMN Presence at the Library Technology Conference 2012
The University Libraries had a very strong level of contribution to the recent Library Technology Conference held at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and co-sponsored by Minitex.  Take a look at this line-up of our colleagues' presentations:
 
- Archiving research data for access, preservation, and sharing? We can do that, Lisa Johnston
- Black Hats, Farms, and Bubbles: How Emerging Marketing and Content Production Models are Making Research More Difficult, Kate Peterson and Paul Zenke
- Bringing Historic Maps to Life: Adventures in ArcGIS Server and Spatial Scholarship, Ryan Mattke
- Collaborating in New Learning Spaces to Support Students' Research and Technology Training Needs, Kristi Jensen
- Evolving Workflows at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Digital Library, Jennifer L. Claybourne Torkelson and Greta Bahnemann
- Google+ Goes to School: Using Google+ in a University Environment, Megan Kocher and Amy West
- Improving Library Services by Design: Service Design as a tool for Creating User-friendly, Competitive, and Relevant Library Services, Paul Zenke
- Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop, Paul Zenke
- Introduction to New American Factfinder, Amy West and Kirsten Clark
- It's Not Paranoia if Your Tech Really Is Out To Get You: Critical thinking about new technologies, Nancy Sims
- Library Data and Student Success -- Shane Nackerud, Jan Fransen, Kate Peterson, Kristen Mastel
- Media Literacy for Libraries 101: What it is, the University of Minnesota Model, and the Criticality of Library Support, Scott Spicer
- Orientation Impossibilities: 780 students in One Day!, Kate Peterson and Andrew Palahniuk
- Short Attention-Span Code: Leveraging Google Apps to Build Custom Solutions, Janet Fransen and Megan Kocher
- sticky Teaching: six Principles for developing Memorable Curriculum, Kristen Mastel
- Supporting users in their pursuit and use of our e-books: Perspectives from one large academic library, Virginia Bach, Laurel Haycock, Lois Hendrickson, Julie Kelly, Charles Spetland
- Using Video of Your Computer to Teach, Jennifer Veile
 
UMN/Minitex staff serving on this year's conference planning committee were Scott Spicer, Mary Parker, and Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran (UMN-Rochester).  Thanks and congratulations to all!
- John Butler and Mary Parker


Upcoming Events

Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) Day 2012 Registration is Now Open!
Transliteracy: Constructing Knowledge and Networks
Keynote speaker: Lane Wilkinson, Assistant Professor and Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Lane Wilkinson is part of a unique group of academic, public, and school librarians who blog, debate, and advocate for this emerging concept and what it means in our libraries.  Wilkinson asks, "Is [transliteracy] a bold new concept or the current enfant terrible of librarianship?"  The day will include breakfast, lunch, breakout sessions, lightning round presentations, and door prizes.  Get complete details at: http://mnlibraryassociation.org/event12_0427/ .

To make registration easier for us all, please download and complete the registration form found at: http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/event12_0427/ and send to Jan Roseen at: j-rose@umn.edu by Monday, April 10, 2012.  Jan will submit a "mass" registration for everyone attending from the Libraries.
- Kate Peterson

Date Change: Libraries Assembly
Save the date!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
- Scott Smith

 
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

Get Ready for Performance Reviews!  Three Additional Sessions
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.
 
Friday, March 30, 2012
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Room S-30A, Wilson Library

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 120B, Andersen Library

Monday, April 9, 2012
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Room 2, Magrath Library
 
Register for one of these sessions at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0314 .
- 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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