July 30, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- Andersen Horticultural Library At 60,000 Seed Catalogs
- Help With "University Day" During Orientation
- Libraries Communications Office Wins Awards

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Doris Seely Recognized
- Kudos to Van Houlson
- Liaison Changes Within Social Sciences and Professional Programs
- Ryan Mattke Publication Available
- Welcome Gretchen Burau

Upcoming Events
- Andersen Library Research Forum

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Handouts and Recording Available From Updating Your Staff Profile Workshop
- Learn Something and Win a Prize
- ProQuest Congressional and Statistical Datasets Trainings

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


 

News From Around the Libraries

Andersen Horticultural Library At 60,000 Seed Catalogs
Andersen Horticultural Library (AHL) is celebrating the acquisition of its 60,000th seed catalog.  AHL's Historic Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection is one of the largest in the country.  Catalogs in the collection range in date from 1828 to the present and represent all fifty states, plus 26 countries.

The value of the collection rests not only on the beautiful lithographs, engravings, and photographs, but on the catalogs' multidisciplinary historical importance.  They document the history of the horticultural trade and provide a look at advertising and printing trends.  They also document the introduction of specific plants into the trade, whether through discovery, importation, or hybridization.  More than a thousand 2012 catalogs are available for browsing, in addition to many thousands from the 1930s to 2011.  Older, more fragile items are available for use with an appointment by calling (952)443-1405 or via email at HortLib@umn.edu .  Now we can set our sights on 75,000!
- Kathy Allen


Help With "University Day" During Orientation
More volunteers from the Libraries are needed for "University Day" of Welcome Week on Friday, August 31, 2012.  Volunteers from all divisions and units of the Libraries are needed for shifts throughout the day, between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at various Libraries locations to talk to students, answer questions, and be a welcoming face for the University Libraries.  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 learning more, please fill out a volunteer interest form at: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGhmM3JRWk42OHFPYkIxOFpJSE9IbGc6MQ&pli=1 or email Kate Peterson at: katep@umn.edu , by Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
- Kate Peterson

Libraries Communications Office Wins Awards
At the University of Minnesota Communicators Forum Conference on July 26, 2012, the University Libraries were awarded two prestigious Maroon and Gold awards.  Both the Northwest Architectural Archive brochure and Short Stacks were recognized by members of the Communicators Forum for their excellence.  Additionally, our own Jen Peters received two awards for her 2012 conference branding.  Congratulations to Jen and the whole communications team for the great showing!
- Emily Goff


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Doris Seely Recognized
Doris Seely, cataloger in Data Management and Access, received a Special Recognition Award from the Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section (AAMES) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  The award, in the form of a display-worthy plaque, was in recognition of distinguished service to the section.  Doris has been serving the group as elected or stand-in secretary for over ten years.  Doris said the award was unexpected and she was 'totally amazed' when it arrived in the mail earlier this week.  Congratulations, Doris!
- Betsy Friesen

Kudos to Van Houlson
Professor Kathleen Hansen shared her insights on the great work Van Houlson is doing with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC):

"I wanted to send a note to let you know how much we appreciate the work Van Houlson is doing as our liaison in the U Libraries to our Sevareid Journalism Library.  Van has been proactive in reaching out to faculty and students, has created a number of extremely useful resources online, and his weekly office hours on site in our space are of tremendous help to our students.  He also has been vigilant in conserving resources and allocating the Sevareid funds in the most effective and efficient manner.

In short, it has been a pleasure to work with Van and I thought it was important that we let you know and express our gratitude for his help and service."

Congratulations to Van on the high level of service and engagement he provides to SJMC!
- Kristi Jensen

Liaison Changes Within Social Sciences and Professional Programs
Due to a retirement, the reorganization process, and a general evaluation of liaison assignments, Social Sciences and Professional Programs of the Libraries Research and Learning Division, has made a number of shifts in liaison responsibilities over the past month.
- Amy West is now the liaison for Economics, Psychology, and Child Psychology, in addition to her role as Data Services Librarian.
- Mary Schoenborn is now the liaison for Accounting, Finance, and Insurance and Actuarial Sciences, in addition to her role with the Public Affairs Programs.  Mary will continue her role managing the Wilson Reference collection with responsibilities related to purchasing electronic materials, consulting with Dennis Lien regarding print materials, and planning and collaborating with other liaisons and Access and Information Services (AIS) staff about the physical space for Wilson reference collections.  Finally, Mary continues to provide a leadership role supporting the Libraries involvement with History Day activities and collaborates with Libraries staff, Minitex staff, and the Minnesota Historical Society.
- Caroline Lilyard is now the liaison for Global Studies and has also added Information and Decision Sciences and Logistics and Supply Chain Management, in addition to her previously assigned Business liaison roles.

Thanks to Kim Clarke, Laurel Haycock, Van Houlson, and Judy Wells (now retired) for their previous working supporting these departments/areas.  For more information about the subject liaisons go to: https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/selectors .
- Kristi Jensen

Ryan Mattke Publication Available
Congratulations to Ryan Mattke on his recently published article, "Making Paper Maps Relevant in a Digital Age," which was published in Public Services Quarterly.  Ryan discusses how to provide access to digitized versions of print maps in a way that makes sense and is useful to our patrons.
- Kristi Jensen

Welcome Gretchen Burau
Andersen Horticultural Library would like to welcome Gretchen Burau, our new Library Assistant 2.  Gretchen started Monday, July 16, 2012, and will work Thursdays, Fridays, and every other weekend.  Her main duties will be staffing the library desk and indexing seed and nursery catalogs for Plant Information Online, http://plantinfo.umn.edu .  Gretchen was a program coordinator for the Arboretum Learning Center's summer camps and is a certified nursery consultant, who worked for several years at a local nursery.  She is also a talented artist and musician.  You can reach Gretchen via email at: wagen012@umn.edu or via telephone at: (952)443-1405.  We are excited to have her on board - welcome, Gretchen!
- Kathy Allen


Upcoming Events

Andersen Library Research Forum
First-Rate Shoppers and Second-Class Citizens: Changing Perceptions and Practices of Secondhand Shopping and Provisioning in the Twentieth-Century US
Presented by 2012 Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowship recipient, Tara Saunders
Wednesday August 1, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120B, Elmer L. Andersen Library

Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowship recipient and Indiana University Ph.D. candidate, Tara Saunders, will give a brief, informal talk on the history of second-order marketplaces and secondhand goods as sites of encounter, exchange, and conflict between different classes and sub-cultures in the US.  Ms. Saunders' talk will emphasize the relevance of Social Welfare History Archives' collections to this topic and to other aspects of her proposed dissertation on secondhand trade and consumption.

Bring your lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be served.
- Linnea Anderson


Workshops, Training Session, Brown Bags, etc.

Handouts and Recording Available From Updating Your Staff Profile Workshop
Handouts and a recording from the recent round of workshops on Updating Your Staff Profile and FAQs are now available at: z.umn.edu/8eo .  The recording includes screen shots and step-by-step instructions.  If you need your picture taken, help posting an image, or have any questions, contact any member of the Web Presence Management Group, listed at: http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/WebPresenceManagementGroup.html .
- Kate Peterson, on behalf of the Web Presence Management Group

Learn Something and Win a Prize
Remember the Online Boot Camps the Personal Information Management Collaborative (PIM) rolled out a couple of months ago?  If you haven't already tried them out, remember to do so before the next live Boot Camp on August 16. 2012.  Everyone who completes an Online Boot Camp will be entered into a drawing for a Doxie Go scanner, donated by Apparent Corporation.  Trust me, you want one of these.

Online Boot Camps are currently available on these topics:
- Data Management
- Feeds and Alerts
- Citation Managers
- Social Networking
- Productivity and Efficiency
 
You can find all the Online Boot Camps, plus the resources they recommend, at: http://z.umn.edu/pimbootcamp .
- Jan Fransen, on behalf of the Personal Information Management (PIM) Collaborative

ProQuest Congressional and Statistical Datasets Trainings
Join ProQuest training Sarah Palmer, for the following training workshops:

ProQuest Congressional
Get a look at the new interface and searching features to be available later in August.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room S-30C, Wilson Library

ProQuest Statistical Datasets
A source for broad access to downloadable data from governmental and organizational entities.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room S-30C, Wilson Library

When ProQuest acquired several LexisNexis databases last year, they began working on new interfaces that more closely matched their other databases.  This August, ProQuest Congressional will be getting its updated look, as well as some new searching capabilities.  This is a great opportunity to get up-to-date with what this database offers.

These sessions are open to anyone affiliated with the University.  Please pass this information along to departments and University offices that might be interested.
- Kirsten Clark


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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