April 2, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- New E-resources
- The Science Quiz Bowl's DNA

Upcoming Events
- Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) Day 2012 Registration is Now Open!
- Academic Technology Showcase: Innovation in Teaching, Learning, and Research
- Join Us for the April First Friday

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Introduction to Service Design: A Tool for Creating User-friendly University Services
- Project and Group Management Forum

Tips and Tricks
- Life Could Be Easier: Managing Your PDF Collections With Mendeley

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
- Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War
- Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945
- Pacific Encounters (ca. 1250 to ca. 1850)
- Wild Green things: The Art of Ophelia Todd Dowden

News From Around the Libraries

New E-resources
ProQuest Statistical Datasets: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18253
Ad Age Datacenter: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/727
ThomsonOne: http://ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login/thomsonone
Oxford Scholarship Online Music: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15305

Acquired through the CIC Large Purchase Program: The first batch of Ashgate e-books (MARC records loaded in MNCAT for 120 titles published thus far in 2012, linking to the ebrary platform; multiple user access)
- Charles Spetland

The Science Quiz Bowl's DNA
DNA was the top team at the March 25, 2012 Science Quiz Bowl, which once again saw 32 teams of College of Science and Engineering (CSE) students play a double-elimination tournament using every room in Walter Library.  Full results, pictures, and a brief video are available at: http://z.umn.edu/SQB .  This was the ninth time the Libraries have run the tournament, but the first time it's had corporate sponsorship.  Imation chose this as the CSE Week event they wanted to support, and the students appreciated the extra prizes they
provided (headphones), as well as the extra refreshments (egg rolls).  As always, this big event could only happen because of hard work from many people throughout the Libraries.  All in Physical Sciences and Engineering are grateful to Julie Kelly, Philip Herold, Megan Kocher, Jennie Burroughs, Janice Jaguszewski, Kristia Davern, Dave Ashley, John Barkman, Alex Golie, Thuong Thai, Rachel Amundsen, Alyse Quade, John Jackson, and John Nicholson for joining in producing another successful Science Quiz Bowl.  Plans are already underway for an extra-spectacular 10th Annual Science Quiz Bowl next year!
- Kristine Fowler


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 Libraries staff, 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

Academic Technology Showcase: Innovation in Teaching, Learning, and Research
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/Showcase/

It's going to be an exciting event with 75 tables representing 14 units across campus.  Library-related tables include:
- Libraries Support of Student Produced Media Projects, Scott Spicer and Jennifer Veile
- Expertise and Research Networking Systems at the U, Layne Johnson and Kate McCready
- Integrating Library Resources 6000+ Courses at Time!, Kate Peterson
- University Digital Conservancy: A Platform to Publish, Share, and Preserve the University's Scholarship, Lisa Johnston, Erik Moore, and Beth Petsan
- Providing a Platform for Sharing Agricultural Economics Data Using Harvard's Free Dataverse Website, Julie Kelly and Amy West
- Ask a Librarian: 24x7 Research Help, Virginia Gunville-Bach, Emily Reimer, and Mary Schoenborn
- Mobile Reading: U Library E-books for Teaching, Learning, and Research, Virginia Gunville-Bach, Laurel Haycock, Lois Hendrickson, and Julie Kelly
- eText: A Collaborative Approach to a Pilot Project, Suzanne Bardouche, Thomas Brothen, Greg Brown, Sehoya Cotner, Bob Crabb, Elizabeth Duykers, Sandra EcKlein, Susan Engelmann, Ole Gram, Brittany Lloyd, Elizabeth Mcclurg, Robert McMaster, Tonu Mikk, Peggy Mann Rinehart, Bob Rubinyi, Billie Wahlstrom, Amelious Whyte, and Karen Williams

See the full listing of exhibits and presenters at: http://z.umn.edu/atshowcase .
- John Butler


Join Us for the April First Friday
Call It Character: A Selection of Stars from Archives and Special Collections
Friday, April 6, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public

Pacific Explorers
Presented by the James Ford Bell Library
Several Spanish and English expeditions explored the Pacific after Magellan's voyage, but this vast ocean was still largely unknown to Europeans until the 17th and 18th centuries, when Dutch, English, and French explorers sailed throughout the Pacific.

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.

Introduction to Service Design: A Tool for Creating User-friendly University Services
Sponsored by the Consultation Collaborative
Thursday, April 12, 2012
3:00 pm  to 4:30 pm
Room 101, Walter Library
RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFB0ZUt0X1pseS1wNFBvZ3Q5NHFOZXc6MQ&pli=1

On a cold Minnesota morning you find two coffee shops right next to each other that sell exactly the same coffee at the exact same price.  How do you decide which coffee shop would be better?  Service design is what makes you walk into one and not the other.  Like coffee shops, universities interact with students, faculty, and staff through services.  However, not all services are created equal.  Service Design is the intentional and rigorous planning of services according to the well-understood needs of users.  Drawing on ethnographic and journalistic methodologies, Service Design empathizes with users and draws on those insights to create or improve services.  In this hands-on workshop, University of Minnesota Libraries Instructional Designer Paul Zenke will discuss Service Design thinking and explore how this method can inform your work and help you design and create meaningful services that will delight users.

The Consultation Collaborative is an informal group aimed at creating a supportive network of individuals who work and consult with faculty and instructors.  Learn more at: https://wiki.umn.edu/ConsCollab/WebHome .
- Kate Peterson

Project and Group Management 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


Tips and Tricks

Life Could Be Easier: Managing Your PDF Collections With Mendeley
Mendeley is a free citation and file management application that allows you to:
- Manage your PDF collection of articles on your hard drive.
- Extract metadata for each file, rename/move them, and sync across platforms.
- Tag files, organize them into folders, annotate, and share with others (including annotations/notes).
- Use the capabilities within Mendeley to generate a bibliography or export bibliographic data to other citation management applications like RefWorks and EndNote.

For more information, visit the Personal Information Management (PUM) Collaborative's Life Could be Easier blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/capim/pimblog/2012/03/mendeley.html
- Jim Beattie

 

Exhibits at the Libraries

365/365: Photographs By Matthew Traucht
Through Friday, April 27, 2012
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
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, O. Meredith 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, O. Meredith Wilson Library


Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War
Through Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/life-and-limb-the-toll-of-the.html


Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945
Through May 11, 2012
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/nazi-persecution-of-homosexual.html

 

Pacific Encounters (ca. 1250 to ca. 1850)
T. R. Anderson Gallery, O. Meredith Wilson Library
Through June 25, 2012
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/pacific-encounters-ca-1250-to.html

 

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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