April 23, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- 24 Hour Study Space
- April 22 Through 28 is Preservation Week!
- CIC Conference Hosted at UMN
- Gopher Messaging Voice Mail System Change
- IT Council April 2012 Meeting Notes Now Available
- Magrath Library is a World Book Night Distribution Center
- Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Season is Here

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Associate to the University Librarian Appointment
- Best Wishes to Laura Dale Bischof
- Faculty Kudos for Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Upcoming Events
- 2012 Kerlan Award Honors Karen Nelson Hoyle
- Libraries Assembly This Week
- Libraries Civil Service Spring Semi-Annual Meeting
- Save the Date for the 2012 Libraries Staff Recognition Event
- USAIN in Minneapolis April 29 Through May 2, 2012

Exhibits at the Libraries
- 365/365: Photographs by Matthew Traucht
- 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 Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden

News From Around the Libraries

24 Hour Study Space
Beginning on Saturday, April 28, 2012, one week prior to finals week, Wilson Library will be offering 24 hour study space.  This is a pilot project in response to student requests. This pilot project will add one more week of 24 hour study space which we hope will help students as they prepare for final examinations.
- Health Sciences Library in Diehl Hall will begin 24 hour study space at 7:00 pm, Friday, April 27, 2012.
- Wilson Library will begin 24 hour study space 9:00 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2012, in the Wilson basement area
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That means that during the last week of class, there will be two areas open 24 hours - Health Sciences Library on the East Bank and Wilson Library on the West Bank.  Walter will be offering 24 hour study space starting Friday, May 4, 2012 expanding 24 hour study space to three locations for finals week.  During finals week, Magrath will be offering some extended hours.  Check the Libraries web page for more information.  All extended hours for study space end at 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 12, 2012.  Contact Matt Bowers, Library Safety/Security Coordinator, at: mattb@umn.edu or (612)626-8635.
- Matt Bowers

April 22 Through 28 is Preservation Week!
Across the country, libraries present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.  To find out more about Preservation Week, visit: www.atyourlibrary.org/passiton .
 
To celebrate Preservation Week, Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries are introducing a new e-mail list dedicated to discussions and announcements related to preservation.  This list, dubbed the "Minitex Preservation Forum," is open to all Libraries staff and other interested parties in the Minitex region.  Those outside the region may also participate.

The list is meant to provide a regional forum for subscribers to discuss both practical and theoretical matters concerning the preservation of print, audiovisual, and digital resources.  Topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Announcements for regional and national grant opportunities
- Announcements for continuing education opportunities
- Preserving digitized and born-digital content
- Digitization for preservation
- Collections emergency planning and preparedness
- Preventative preservation of print and audiovisual materials (best practices for care and handling, environmental monitoring, and storage and housing)
- Physical treatment of special and circulating collections
- Preservation outreach
 
Join the listserv at: http://lists.minitex.umn.edu/mailman/listinfo/mtx-preservation .  In the spirit of Minitex's collaborative history, we look forward to an active and engaged community assisting one another in preserving information resources and cultural heritage materials.
- Mary Miller

CIC Conference Hosted at UMN
The CIC (Committee for Institutional Cooperation) Center for Library Initiatives holds an annual conference dealing with contemporary themes of interest to research libraries.  This year's conference, hosted at UMN, will focus on geospatial services.  Each  CIC institution can send six registered representatives to the conference to fully participate in the program and all associated social events.  Given that we are hosting the conference, other interested staff or individuals from campus, beyond our six registrants, can attend the presentations without registering.  The full program can be found at: http://www.cic.net/Home/Calendar/Conferences/Library/2012/Program.aspx .  It's a great line up!  All presentations will be located in room 25, Mondale Hall.
- Wendy Pradt Lougee

Gopher Messaging Voice Mail System Change
Effective this past Friday, April 27, 2012, the Gopher Messaging voice mail system no longer will include the extended instructions at the end of the default system greeting.  The extended instructions include various options, such as sending the message to a fax or being transferred to another number.  As a result of customer feedback, the Office of Information Technology has decided to change the default setting to turn this extended greeting off.  The option to have the extended greeting turned back on will be available by request via the technology service desk at 1-HELP.

You will continue to have the ability to create custom greetings.  If you have questions, contact your building manager or the technology service helpline.
- Bernadette Corly Troge

IT Council April 2012 Meeting Notes Now Available
Meeting topics included:
- 2011 Computer Support Assessment Report
- Nancy Sims' Presentation, "It's Not Paranoia if Your Technology Really Is Out To Get You"

The notes are available at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/Staff.ITCMeetings/ITC75.pdfhttps://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/Staff.ITCMeetings/ITC75.pdf .
- John Butler

Magrath Library is a World Book Night Distribution Center
Magrath Library will be a distribution center for World Book Night (WBN).  WBN is an event on April 23, 2012, where volunteers deliver books to non-readers in their community.  For information go to: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/ .

During WBN, over 20,000 reluctant readers will receive a new book to enjoy.  Thanks to Kristen Mastel for applying to be a distribution center and organizing Magrath as a drop-off site for this.
- Philip Herold

Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Season is Here
We are moving into the severe thunderstorm and tornado season.  Take a moment to review the emergency procedures from the University of Minnesota Emergency Preparedness at: http://www.dem.umn.edu/index.html .  Then, review the specific procedures for notifying patrons and staff in your specific building by visiting the Facilities and Operations Management wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/FOM/EmergencyProcedures .

Severe Summer Weather
A tornado or severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are right for severe weather to develop rapidly.  If a watch is issued for Hennepin or Ramsey Counties, the following steps should be taken:
- Monitor the local emergency alert radio station, the Twin Cities media, or the National Weather Service Web site at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/ .
- Supervisors with employees working outdoors should consider instructing them to go inside the closest building with safe areas.
- Supervisors with employees working indoors, such as in offices or laboratories, may instruct employees to close windows and blinds and be ready to move to safe areas.
- Faculty with classes in session should close windows, inform students of their building's safe areas, and be ready to relocate to those areas.

A tornado or severe thunderstorm warning means that severe weather is happening and the situation is dangerous.  The National Weather Service will sound sirens in the event of a tornado warning, but not in the event of other severe storms.  The University will activate tone-alert radios.  If a tornado or a severe thunderstorm warning is issued for Hennepin or Ramsey Counties, the following steps should be taken:
- Move students and staff to a safe area immediately.  Safe areas include basements, pedestrian tunnels, or interior hallways on the lowest floor.  Avoid large, poorly supported roofs and structures, such as auditoriums or gymnasiums.
- Close classroom, laboratory, or office doors, and stay away from windows.
- Remain in a safe area until the warning expires or until the all-clear signal has been issued.

Questions or concerns should be directed to your facilities manager.
- Bernadette Corley Troge


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Associate to the University Librarian Appointment
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Goff as Associate to the University Librarian.  Emily currently is Undergraduate Education Coordinator in the College of Education and Human Development, with previous roles in the Access to Success Program and on a number of grant projects.  Her portfolio also includes experience managing a journal and teaching English composition and literacy.  Her undergraduate work at UW-Madison focused on Spanish and Portuguese.  She recently completed a PhD in CEHD in Work and Human Resource Education.

Please join me in welcoming Emily, who will join us beginning May 14, 2012.
- Wendy Pradt Lougee

Best Wishes to Laura Dale Bischof
Laura Dale Bischof, Librarian for Classical Studies, German and Dutch, Linguistics, and TESL, has decided to leave the Libraries in order to pursue new teaching opportunities.  She is a phenomenal colleague who has made so many contributions to the Libraries and we will miss working with her very much.  Her last day at work will be Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
 
Please join us for a farewell party to wish her well in her future endeavors.
Monday, May 7, 2012
3:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
- Jennie Burroughs

Faculty Kudos for Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Randy Brooks of HSL ILL received this gracious message last week, from Bernadette Gillick, Assistant Professor:
"I am a professor in the medical school and wanted to thank you and your staff for your excellent work in securing ILL articles at such a rapid and precise rate.  These articles I request are usually the ones that tip the scales for a grant application, manuscript, or presentation and can actually be pivotal in driving a point home.  We as faculty are only as strong as the colleagues we depend upon, yours at the top of that list."
- Michelle Orr


Upcoming Events

2012 Kerlan Award Honors Karen Nelson Hoyle
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library

Kerlan Award Luncheon
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Enjoy a buffet lunch with other Kerlan Friends, teachers, librarians, children's literature aficionados, and our esteemed guests.
Cost is $25 ($20 for Kerlan Friends)
Rigistration is required by April 23, 2012.  Download the registration form at: http://staff.lib.umn.edu/communications/email/2012/kerlannews/registration2012.pdf .

Kerlan Award Ceremony
1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Karen Nelson Hoyle will be presented with the 2012 Kerlan Award at a ceremony in Andersen Library.  Hoyle, who retired on January 11, 2012 after forty plus years of dedicated service, has been an outstanding scholar, teacher, and mentor to countless people who are interested in and passionate about children's literature and the people who create books for children.  She has devoted her life to continuing Dr. Kerlan's vision and making it a reality.
Free and open to the public
- Libraries Communications Office

Libraries Assembly This Week
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

The agenda for the meeting is available at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/AssemblyApril4 .  If you cannot join us, the meeting will be available via UMConnect at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/lib-seminar .
- Jan Roseen

Libraries Civil Service Spring Semi-Annual Meeting
The Libraries Civil Service Committee (LCSC) will be holding it's Spring semi-annual meeting:
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 120B, Andersen Library

The LCSC would like to hear from you regarding questions and concerns about the Libraries reorganization.  The LCSC would also like to have feedback on the Wellness Program.  Brochures and links to a wellness program video will be provided.

Nominations will be taken for next years LCSC members.  Volunteers are needed to help run the elections with committee member Matt Bowers.  Election committee members cannot be nominated to serve on the Libraries Civil Service Committee.  Please contact Matt Bowers at: mattb@umn.edu , LaVon Beseman at: besem005@umn.edu , or Nick Banitt at: banit006@umn.edu , if you would like to serve on the nominations committee.

The meeting is open to all Civil Service employees in the Libraries
- Nick Banitt

Save the Date for the 2012 Libraries Staff Recognition Event
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall
Email invitation to come.

The Libraries Staff Recognition Event is open to full-time and part-time staff who work in the University Libraries and Minitex, not including student employees.
- Jen Peters, on behalf of the Staff Recognition Planning Group

USAIN in Minneapolis April 29 Through May 2, 2012
The University of Minnesota will be host to the 13th Biennial USAIN (United States Agricultural Information Network) Conference, April 29 through May 2, 2012.  USAIN is a primary national forum for discussion of agricultural issues.  The organization takes a leadership role in the formation of a national information policy, as related to agriculture, makes recommendations to the National Agricultural Library on agricultural information matters, and promotes cooperation and communication among its members.  The theme of this year's conference is, "Soil, Water, Food, and Energy: Agriculture in an Era of Global Climate Change."  The conference will bring together an impressive array of workshops, speakers, papers, and posters addressing scientific, economic, governmental, and international topics related to food and agricultural research and education.

The Libraries are proud and thankful for the broad participation to help plan and support this year's conference, and highlight several University of Minnesota Libraries program contributions:
- Julie Kelly and Amy West will give a contributed paper titled, "Dataverse - a Data-hosting Solution for AgEcon Search"
- Megan Kocher will share a Technology Lighting Session item titled, "Creating Customization with Google Forms"
- Kristen Mastel will share two Technology Lightning Session items titled, "Social Media Wrangling: a Comparison of Feed Tools," and "From Sprouting Seeds to Growing Minds"
- Beth Petsan, Lisa Johnston, and Meghan Lafferty will present a poster titled, "The First Year of "Creating a Data Management Plan: A New Workshop Offered by the University of Minnesota Libraries"
- Susan Hoffman and Karen Spilman will present a poster titled, "Expanding Access to Hidden Collections: Agriculture Archives and Green Revolution Materials at the University of Minnesota"
- Philip Herold and Julia Kelly


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


Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota
Through Monday, April 30, 2012
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 Friday, 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 Monday, 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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