May 14, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- HathiTrust Update
- Libraries Civil Service Committee Nominations Sought
- Tech Services Ten Cents: April 2012
- Undergraduate Virtual Library (UGVL) Set To Be Retired On May 18
- Vote in Libraries Governance Elections

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Book Chapter Published on Teaching and Learning
- Congratulations to Cody Hanson
- New East Asian Studies Librarian Starts June 4
- New Liaison Assignments
- Paul Zenke Returns to Madison
- Public Workstation Access Project Completed

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Current Issues Coffee Club

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Downstream/Upstream: A Journey Through the Urban Water Cycle
- Marquees on Main
- Pacific Encounters (ca. 1250 to ca. 1850)
- Remembering Angel Island: Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

News From Around the Libraries

HathiTrust Update
The April HathiTrust report is now available at: http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_april2012 .  The collection continues to grow, with over 80,000 volumes ingested in April, and HathiTrust is now approaching three million volumes in the public domain.
- Marlo Welshons, on behalf of the HathiTrust Communications Working Group

Libraries Civil Service Committee Nominations Sought
The Libraries Civil Service Committee is asking for nominations to serve on the committee.  The committee works with issues related to Civil Service staff, from compensation to job classifications to issues related to restructuring.  Civil Service staff nominees should be willing to serve a two-year term.  There are four continuing committee members, with a need for six to ten additional committee members.  Submit nominations by Thursday, May 31, 2012, to Matt Bowers at: mattb@umn.edu or Dave Paulson at: d-paul@umn.edu .  Elections will be conducted electronically in early June.  Contact any committee member with any questions about the committee or nominations: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/LibrariesCivilServiceCommittee .
- Matt Bowers

Tech Services Ten Cents: April 2012
April showers usually bring May flowers, but in Technical Services (TS) April brought change and opportunities for growth.  The department is poised to become two new entities, Acquisitions and E-Resource Management, and Data Management, under two divisions, Collections and Content, and Data Services, respectively.  In light of these changes, and with some sadness, the editors bring you the last issue of Ten Cents, though you may see it in some other form in the future.  Meanwhile, TS staff members were: planting their gardens... gathering spring bouquets... transplanting their knowledge...

See the final Ten Cents issue at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/TS/Newsletter
- Technical Services


Undergraduate Virtual Library (UGVL) Set To Be Retired On May 18
It is with somewhat of a heavy heart that the Web Presence Management Group has decided to retire the UGVL ( http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/ ) on Friday, May 18, 2012.   Developed in 2005, this revolutionary website set a new standard for how a library could better make available services and resources for undergraduate students.   At one time, the UGVL was one of our most visited web sites, but over time, traffic to this resource has steadily declined.  The UGVL website is no longer being updated.  This is not to say the project has been unsuccessful - far from it.  Many of the tools, services, and resources developed through the UGVL initiative continue to live on through the MyU Portal myLibrary tab, the main web site itself, and the UThink blog project.  The ideas that came out of the UGVL initiative were very important and have continually shaped our web presence since the project began.  Once again, we would like to thank the UGVL project team for their excellent work that has served us so well for so many years: Katherine Chew, Francine Dupont-Crocker, Cecilia Genereux, Marlys McGuire, Shane Nackerud, Lisa Pillow, Melissa Prescott-Kalpin, Jim Stemper, Jen Tantzen, and especially Jerilyn Veldof, who drove our thinking in new and exciting directions.  If you have any questions about the retiring of the UGVL web site, please contact Shane Nackerud at: snackeru@umn.edu .
- Shane Nackerud, on behalf of the Web Presence Management Group

Vote in Libraries Governance Elections
The Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee reminds eligible voters that they will receive electronic election ballots, specific to elections for which they are entitled to vote,  on Monday, May 14, 2012.  The ballots feature links to profiles of the candidates.  The voting period ends on Friday, May 25, 2012.

If you have questions, contact Kimberly Clarke at: clark078@umn.edu .
- The Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee: Kimberly Clarke (chair), Elaine Challacombe, Cecilia Genereux, Jonathan Koffel, Rafael Tarrago


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Book Chapter Published on Teaching and Learning
Did you seethe ACRL announced publication of Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning Through Special Collections and Archives at: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/5310 ?  Ryan Bean and Linnea Anderson, from the Libraries Archives and Special Collections, authored a chapter entitled, "Teaching Research and Learning Skills with Primary Sources: Three Modules", "a descriptive case study of a program of three related instructional modules designed to attract interest, convey key ideas about primary sources, introduce archival theory and archival practice, as well as develop learning and research skills.  Developed from initiatives exploring information literacy, student learning outcomes, instructional support, interdisciplinary projects, and awareness of learning styles."  The book is on order but the chapter is now available in the University Digital Conservancy at:http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/123258 .
- Kate Peterson

Congratulations to Cody Hanson
Cody Hanson has recently been elected to the LITA Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large (see: http://litablog.org/2012/05/lita-election-results-3/ ).  Cody has been a very active member of LITA, serving as Chair of the Education Committee (2011-2012) and on the LITA Forum planning committee since 2009.  Please join me in congratulating Cody on this very big honor!
- Shane Nackerud

New East Asian Studies Librarian Starts June 4
At long last!  Our new East Asian Studies Librarian, Yao Chen, will begin work at the university on June 4, 2012.  Her office will be in the East Asia Library, Wilson Library.  Yao recently earned her MLIS at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.  She also holds an MA in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China.
 
I would like to extend my deep appreciation to David Faust and Lichun Shen for their admirable work supporting campus scholars in East Asia Studies and continuing excellent collection development in East Asian languages during the interim period.  Thanks to their hard work and willingness to take on new challenges, we have been able to continue the high quality service that users expect from the University Libraries.
- Jennie Burroughs

New Liaison Assignments
Thanks to all of you who attended the farewell reception for Laura Dale Bischof last week.  With Laura's departure, we have reassigned some subject liaison responsibilities in Arts and Humanities.  Gordon Anderson will serve as liaison to the German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Department.  Susan Gangl will assume responsibility for Classical and Near Eastern Studies.  Incoming Librarian Yao Chen will cover the Linguistics Department, in addition to Asian Languages and Literatures.
- Jennie Burroughs

Paul Zenke Returns to Madison
Paul Zenke, Instructional Designer, has decided to return to Madison, WI to focus on completing his PhD.  He has accepted a 50% position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School starting June 1, 2012.  Paul has done amazing work at the University, and we all know more about instructional design and learning outcomes as a result of his teaching.  May 30, 2012 will be his last day at Minnesota, and we'll have coffee and bagels that morning at 9:00 am in room 314, Walter Library.  Please join us in wishing Paul the best of luck with completing his PhD and all his future endeavors.
- Jennie Burroughs

Public Workstation Access Project Completed
Congratulations and thank you to the Public Workstation Access Implementation Project team for completing this significant project, which has brought the Libraries public computing environment into security policy compliance and added beneficial controls around guest access to computer workstations in Libraries' facilities.  Over the course of the implementation project, over 4200 guest accounts were created, including for 250 Friends of the Library and Special Borrowing Privilege users.  Special thanks are given to Mary Schoenborn and Mike Sutliff, co-chairs, and the rest of the project team: Matt Bowers, Mark Desrosiers, Laura Krueger, and Scott Marsalis.  An important project well done!
- John Butler and Karen Williams


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

Current Issues Coffee Club
Thursday, May 17, 2012
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 555, Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall
Article: Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism: http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/18649

Join with colleagues to discuss the new work from Brian Mathews, Associate Dean at Virginia Tech.  He self-published this work and had 10,000 downloads in the first two weeks.  "In concise terms: startups are organizations dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty.  This sounds exactly like an academic library to me.  Not only are we trying to survive, but we're also trying to transform our organizations into a viable service for 21st century scholars and learners."

Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion.  Sponsored by the Libraries Teaching and Learning Collaborative, the Libraries Research Support Services Collaborative, and the Reinventing Reference Collaborative.
- Kate Peterson


Exhibits at the Libraries

Downstream/Upstream: A Journey Through the Urban Water Cycle
Through Thursday, July 12, 2012
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/downstreamupstream-a-journey-t.html


Marquees on Main
Through Friday, June 29, 2012
Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/marquees-on-main.html


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


Remembering Angel Island: Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Through Friday, June 1, 2012
First Floor Reference Display Cases, O. Meredith Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/remembering-angel-island.html

 

 

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