May 7, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- Libraries Security Committee Meeting Minutes
- University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes

Upcoming Events
- Libraries Civil Service Spring Semi-annual Meeting
- Open Data Licensing for WorldCat Data Webinar
- Save the Date: Library Technology "Encore" Presentations

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

Tips and Tricks
- Life Could Be Easier...

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Government Printing Office: Over 150 Years of Publishing and Distributing Government Information
- Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945
- Pacific Encounters (ca. 1250 to ca. 1850)

News From Around the Libraries

Libraries Security Committee Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the March 2012 Libraries Security Committee meeting have been posted at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/Minutes.  If you have any questions about the meeting or the committee generally, please feel free to contact any group member.  You can find the current Security Committee roster at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/HomePage .
- Del Reed

University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes
The approved meeting notes from the March 2012 University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) have been posted on the Libraries wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ULLMC/MeetingNotes .
- Scott Smith


Upcoming Events

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

With all that is going on in the Libraries, the Libraries Civil Service Committee would like to have an open discussion to allow all to share their thoughts.  The LCSC would like to hear your questions and thoughts about the Libraries reorganization and the University Wellness Program.  Brochures and links to a wellness program video will be provided.

Nominations will be taken for new representatives for next years LCSC.  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.  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

Open Data Licensing for WorldCat Data Webinar
Please join staff for an OCLC webinar to provide feedback on OCLC's recommendation on open data licensing for WorldCat data.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Room S-30B, Wilson.library
- Betsy Friesen

Save the Date: Library Technology "Encore" Presentations
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

At this exciting rapid-fire event, your colleagues who presented at this year's Library Tech Conference at Macalester College, will present an "Encore" summary of their talks.  Each presenter will give an abbreviated version of their tech talk with topics ranging from historic maps to e-books.  You can check out the lineup at: http://z.umn.edu/encore .
- 2012 Library Tech Conference Encore Planning Group: Francine Dupont-Crocker, Lisa Johnston, Scott Spicer


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

Ergonomics
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room S-30B, Wilson Library

Ergonomics, presented by Neil Carlson, University Environmental Health and Safety, will address the causes of traumatic stress injuries, prevention and reasonable response; University and Libraries policies; and the responsibilities of employees, supervisors, and the University in preventing and dealing with traumatic stress injuries.  This session is part of the new employee orientation to the Libraries, but all staff are encouraged to attend as a refresher.  Questions about the session can be directed to Bernadette Corley Troge at: b-troge@umn.edu .

Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0001
- Jan Roseen

Invisible Disabilities
Thursday, May, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library

The Diversity Outreach Collaborative, in partnership with the Office of Equity and Diversity, is pleased to offer a workshop on invisible disabilities in the University of Minnesota community.  The workshop will include an overview of invisible disabilities, highlight the work of the Disability Services office, and provide attendees an opportunity to learn about and gain practical skills with patrons who may have an invisible disability.  Whether working at a service point or consulting with students or faculty, all library staff are welcome to attend.

Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0317
- Jan Roseen


Tips and Tricks

Life Could Be Easier...
Colorful Tabs is a Firefox Add-on that can help you organize your work.  If you are working on a project that requires having multiple browser tabs open, you can change the colors of your tabs to help you keep track of things.  For example, when updating Library Course Pages, you might have tabs in one color for live pages, those in another color for pages you are editing, and a third color for the class schedule.  Color schemes can help you navigate back and forth between tabs efficiently.

For more information, go to: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/capim/pimblog/2012/05/life-could-be-easier.html
- Laurel Haycock


Exhibits at the Libraries

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

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

 

 

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There are so many events and presentations going on in the library that I am really amazed how expanded is the reach that the University Libraries Monday Memo offer. Thanks a lot for providing the tips for really simplifying my life by using colorful tabs! I have never heard of something like that, but as I know my habit of opening numerous tabs and all the time switching through them, this will be really helpful! Thanks a lot!
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