October 1, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- Community Fund Drive Starts Today
- Furniture and Non-Computer Wishlist Process
- Natural Resources Library Now Open

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Laura Krueger Joins Libraries Communications
- Madonna Smith Joins Libraries Facilities and Operations
- Natural Resources Library: Thank You!

Upcoming Events
- Grand Opening: Natural Resources Library
- Instructional Designer Candidate Presentation
- President Kaler's Campus Conversation Viewing and Discussion

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Introduction to Aleph Report Center

Exhibits at the Libraries
- For the Common Good


 

News From Around the Libraries

Community Fund Drive Starts Today
Today is the first day of the University of Minnesota's month-long Community Fund Drive ( www.umn.edu/cfd ).  Please check out the Libraries Community Fund Drive page at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cfd2012/ .  We are planning a number of activities to engage our colleagues in a conversation about how and why we give to our communities.  We will be hosting events on each of the Twin Cities campuses that will feature stories from across the Libraries about our favorite charities and stories about why we choose to give.  The first event will be a lunch in room 120,  Andersen Library on October 11, 2012 featuring free food from Pizza Luce.  We will also have events later in the month in Walter Library and in Saint Paul.  At each of these events - and at donation stations across the Libraries all through October - we will be collecting travel size toiletries such as, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc., that will be collected for donation to The Wayside House.

There will also be a weekly trivia contest starting this Thursday, October 4, 2012 that will test your knowledge of local charities.  The prize will be a free bagel breakfast for your whole unit.  The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and announced in next week's Monday Memo.

To learn more about everything happening in October for the Community Fund Drive in the Libraries, visit: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cfd2012/ .  It's easy to participate in this important drive and you can give to the federated charities represented or any qualifying organization.  Simply visit: www.umn.edu/cfd from your work or home computer and follow the simple directions.  Payroll Services will automatically deduct your contribution from your paycheck.
- Bill Pederson and Megan Kocher, Community Fund Drive Lead Volunteers

Furniture and Non-Computer Wishlist Process
The 2012/2013 Furniture and Non-Computer Equipment request process has begun.  See: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/FOM/FurnReq for information about the request process and submission forms.  The first due date is November 5, 2012.  Talk to your building Facilities and Operations Manager as soon as possible for assistance securing work cost estimates.
- Rob Strnad

Natural Resources Library Now Open
The new Natural Resources Library is now open in Hodson Hall on the St. Paul campus.  Please join us in celebrating the grand opening on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The celebration will include snacks, games, and a chance to win prizes.  For more information, please see the full invitation at: http://staff.lib.umn.edu/communications/email/2012/naturalresources/index_sept2012.html .
- Mary Miller


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Laura Krueger Joins Libraries Communications
We are thrilled to announce that Laura Krueger will join the University Libraries Communications team as a Communications Specialist and Project Manager, beginning October 23, 2012.  Laura has been with the Libraries since 2005 as a Library Assistant III for the Veterinary Medical Library and, most recently, as a Library Assistant III for the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL).  She also has served on several committees, including the HSL Communications Committee.  Laura has an MA in Art Education and a BFA in Art from the University of Minnesota.  Please join me in congratulating Laura on this new appointment.
- Mark Engebretson

Madonna Smith Joins Libraries Facilities and Operations
I'm pleased to announce Madonna Smith has accepted the position as the Libraries Facilities and Operations Manager (FOM) Office Support Assistant.  In her new position, she will provide backup to the building managers and provide support to all of FOM.  Many of you may already have met Madonna when she worked for Minitex, as the temporary supervisor for the Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife, Forestry, and Plant Pathology Libraries and recently, as the temporary FOM Office Support Assistant.  She brings a host of skills and talents to the Libraries and I am delighted to have her as part of the FOM department.  Please join me in welcoming Madonna to the Libraries.
- Bernadette Corley Troge

Natural Resources Library: Thank You!
A celebration of the Natural Resources Library's grand opening would not be complete without an acknowledgement of the many staff and students who made it all possible.  While not exhaustive, the following list includes many of the people who contributed a great deal of time, effort, and expertise.  Ultimately, their combined work ensured the success of the project and continues to enable a smooth transition for students and faculty on the St. Paul Campus.  The Natural Resources Library represents the combined efforts of many divisions: Research and Learning, Data and Technology, Content and Collections, Administration, Minitex, and the Health Sciences Libraries.  When it comes to merging two libraries, the phrase "it takes a village"  rings true, and what an exceptional village it is!  Please join me in celebrating the accomplishments of our colleagues!

Thank you to Dave Ashley, John Barkman, Jerrie Bayer, Amy Boemer, Laureen Boutang, Krista Brickbauer, Bernadette Corley-Troge, Kristia Davern, Linda Eells, Betsy Friesen, Nick Fugate, Cecilia Genereux, Amy Gmur, Fariha Grieme, Linda Gries, Bert Guter, Sue Hallgren, Connie Hendrick, Philip Herold, Heather Hessel, James Hove, Erik Jackson, Laurie Jedamus, Michael Johnson, Julie Kelly, Ashley Kes, Tony Kieser, Wendy Kieser, Chris Koehler, Maribeth Kraus, Scott Marsalis, Ryan Mattke, Tim McCluske, Marlys McGuire, Mary Miller, Cheryl Owens, Jeff Peterson, Kevin Poss, Emily Randall, Alice Richardson, Chris Rose, Andrew Sattler, Neven Selimovic, Barb Smith, Madonna Smith, Rob Strnad, Nicole Theis-Mahon, and Karen Williams.
- Mary Miller


Upcoming Events

Grand Opening: Natural Resources Library
The new Natural Resources Library will hold a grand opening celebration:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hodson Hall

Please stop by to learn more about the library and enjoy snacks, beverages, games, and a chance at prizes.  The Natural Resources Library opened in June, following the merger of the Forestry Library and the Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife Library, bringing together two world-class collections.
- Mark Engebretson

Instructional Designer Candidate Presentation
For their presentation, Instructional Designer candidates have been asked to describe an e-learning project they designed, touching on their philosophy of instructional design, how they worked with subject matter experts, what made it work, and what they would change in a subsequent version.  There will also be time for questions for the candidate.  Please plan to attend.

Candidate: Austin Calhoun
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
2;00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room S-30B, Wilson Library

Austin Calhoun is currently working as the Content Strategist and Information Technology Specialist for the School of Kinesiology here at the University of Minnesota.  Austin was also an Instructional Technology Fellow and worked on the College of Education and Human Development iPad Initiative in that capacity.
- Jennie Burroughs

President Kaler's Campus Conversation Viewing and Discussion
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room S-30B, Wilson Library

As announced in President Kaler's welcome back email message, he will be discussing his priorities for the coming academic year, including his "Operational Excellence" plans, in an upcoming "Campus Conversations" event.  Join your colleagues for a viewing of the talk and an opportunity to discuss your reactions, hear from your colleagues, and reflect on what Kaler's plans might mean for the Libraries.
- Jerilyn Veldof


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

Introduction to Aleph Report Center
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room S-30C, Wilson Library

This training provides an overview of the Aleph Report Center (ARC) system, hierarchy of the UMN's collections, including how to run reports and data elements available for creation.  Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0320 .
- Michael Johnson


Exhibits at the Libraries

For the Common Good
Through Friday, November 30, 2012
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/for-the-common-good.html


 

 

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