July 23, 2012

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Upcoming Events
- Children's Literature Research Collections Curator Candidate Presentations
- Save the Date: PIM Bootcamp
- Help with University Day during Orientation on August 31
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Downstream/Upstream: A Journey Through the Urban Water Cycle
- First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France
- Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Kerlan!
- Proud Heritage: 156 Years of Building Community

 

 

Upcoming Events

Children's Literature Research Collections Curator Candidate Presentations
Two candidates have been invited to interview for the position of  Children's Literature Research Collections Curator.  They have been asked to present on the topic, "Children's Literature Collections in Research Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities for Collection Development and Outreach."

Candidate: William Hansen
Thursday, July 26, 2012
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Room S-30B, Wilson Library

William (Will) Hansen is Assistant Curator of Collections at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University and received his M.S. degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He holds a bachelor's degree in English, with minors in History and Art History, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Candidate: Lisa Von Drasek
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Room S-30A, Wilson Library

Lisa Von Drasek is Director of the Center for Children's Literature and Children's Librarian at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City.  She holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Skidmore College.

All staff are invited to attend.  Comments should be sent to Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Search Committee Chair, via email at: dezel002@umn.edu by August 1, 2012.
- Christine DeZelar-Tiedman

Save the Date: PIM Bootcamp
"Discovering Books: E-book Essentials" and "Primo is Better Than You Think," a double feature coming soon to an active learning classroom near you.
Sponsored by the Personal Information Management Collaborative (PIM)
Wednesday August 16, 2012
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Room 312, Science Teaching and Student Services Building
 
Learn what's new in Primo including e-book search features, holding notes, and permalinks, as well as a preview of coming attractions, such as browse(!).  With the explosion in e-books and platforms available in the library (500,000 and growing), update your knowledge of navigating e-book packages in order to help our users gain skills and make choices about e-books.  Other topics we'll cover include campus e-textbook initiatives and a beta FAQ on self-publishing.  Staff experts will show us which mobile devices work on various e-book platforms and everyone will have the chance to practice linking and downloading to devices in a hands-on activity.

The PIM collaborative creates Boot Camps as needed for PIM topics in order to help staff build skills in a range of areas we encounter in our work.  You can find the most recent Online Boot Camp, plus recommend resources, at: http://z.umn.edu/pimbootcamp .
- Lois Hendrickson, on behalf of the Personal Information Management Collaborative (PIM)

Help with University Day during Orientation on August 31
We need your help! We are looking for volunteers for the Libraries for University Day of Welcome Week on Friday, August 31st.   We need your help to talk to students, answer questions and be a welcoming face for the University Libraries. We want volunteers from all divisions and units of the Libraries. Volunteers are needed throughout the day in shifts on Friday, August 31st from 8:30ish to 5:00ish. Each location will have pre-designed activities which will be fun and easy to facilitate.  Volunteers will get lunch, a free Orientation T-shirt and the chance to talk with the Class of 2016. If you are interested in volunteering or just learning more, please fill out this Volunteer Interest Form (or email katep@umn.edu) by Wednesday, August 1st. We will then contact you with additional details and schedules.
-Kate Peterson


Exhibits at the Libraries

Downstream/Upstream: A Journey Through the Urban Water Cycle
Through Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/downstreamupstream-a-journey-t.html

First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France
Through Friday, September 14, 2012
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/first-contacts-native-american.html

 
Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Kerlan!
Through Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Andersen Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/happy-100th-birthday-dr-kerlan.html

 

Proud Heritage: 156 Years of Building Community
Through Friday, August 24, 2012
Andersen Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/proud-heritage-156-years-of-bu.html


 

 

 

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