Monday, October 15, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- Applications Being Accepted for the 2013 Core Leadership: Individual Development Program
- Community Fund Drive Week Three
- Community Fund Drive Week Two Winner
- Furniture and Non-Computer Wishlist Process
- Get It Unfilled Daily Report Available
- HathiTrust Update: September 2012
- Inventory Project Update
- Managing Your Data Update
- New Natural Resources Library a Hit
- Outreach During Open Access Week

Upcoming Events
- Candidate Interview for Health Sciences Libraries Director/Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences
- University Libraries' Experiences: An International Perspective

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Difficult Patrons, Difficult Situations
- Sharing Our Collections (LLAMA/ALA Webinar) Group Viewing

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea
- For the Common Good

News From Around the Libraries

Applications Being Accepted for the 2013 Core Leadership: Individual Development Program
After a highly successful first round of the Libraries' Core Leadership: Individual Development Program, Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED) is offering staff an opportunity to apply to be part of a new cohort to begin in January 2013.  All Libraries and Minitex staff members are welcome to apply.  Successful candidates may have already demonstrated success as leaders in the Libraries or may have demonstrated their potential for leadership by engaging in the Libraries in ways that extend them beyond their positions or by consistently influencing committees, departments, or units in active and impactful ways. 

Candidates should submit a one page or less statement to their supervisor by November 11, 2012, addressing the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in participating?
2. What do you hope to gain from participating?
3. How do you hope the Libraries will benefit from your participation?

If you would like to learn more and were not able to see the video debut about the program shown at the last Assembly, you may view it at: or read more about the program at: .
- Jerilyn Veldof

Community Fund Drive Week Three
As we enter this third week of October, a reminder that you have until the end of the month to pledge a donation to the Community Fund Drive at: .  The first week of the drive, the Libraries had close to 11% participation and we want to keep the momentum going.  You can read stories from our colleagues on the Libraries Community Fund Drive blog at: or bring in donations of toiletries for the Wayside House.  Collection spots are in staff rooms across the Libraries.  To continue the momentum, another pizza Lunch is scheduled:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Room 101, Walter Library

- Bill Pederson

Community Fund Drive Week Two Winner
Week Two's Community Fund Drive trivia winner is Randy Brooks.  Randy was randomly chosen from the pool of correct responses.  His unit will receive a bagel breakfast this week.  Congratulations, Randy, and thank you to all who participated.  The 25-year-old organization that supports Project Homeless Connect, a bi-annual Twin Cities event connecting thousands of people experiencing homelessness to services such as identification services, haircuts, dental care, and housing referrals, is Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless.  Wendy Pradt Lougee shared why she gives to Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless at: .

Keep an eye out for the next trivia question this Thursday.  In the meantime, we urge you to participate in the Community Fund Drive either online at: or at the upcoming pizza event.  It's a community effort, so everyone pitch in.
- Carolyn Rauber

Furniture and Non-Computer Wishlist Process
The 2012/2013 Furniture and Non-Computer Equipment request process has begun.  See: 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

Get It Unfilled Daily Report Available
The Get It Unfilled Daily Report is now available on the staff Wiki at: .  The report is called "Get It Unfilled Reports" under the "Document Delivery" heading.  This report will be updated and monitored regularly and will allow staff to follow up on holds that were not filled within 48 hours.  Contact Sue Schumacher via email at: with questions.
- Sue Schumacher

HathiTrust Update: September 2012
This issue contains late breaking news on the decision to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild and others against HathiTrust.  Top news items for September include the recent HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, a new initiative to form a comprehensive registry of government documents, and infrastructure changes related to handling of works in HathiTrust whose print counterparts are out of print and brittle.  Included also are our regular updates on content ingest, working groups, projects, and development.  The September issue can be accessed at: .
- John Butler, on behalf of the HathiTrust Communications Working Group

Inventory Project Update
Since the end of July, the Inventory Project has scanned over 500,000 items in four different locations: Magrath Library, the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Walter Library, and Wilson Library.  With the help of staff who have local expertise, more than 5,400 issues have been identified and corrected.  These include, but are not limited to, inactive barcodes, incorrect call numbers, and items missing from the shelves.  Questions about the Inventory Project may be directed to Jackie Gulbranson via telephone at (612)624-0205 or via email at: .
- Jackie Gulbranson

Managing Your Data Update
Based on use statistics and help from MLS summer practicum intern, Kevin Cunningham, we have recently updated the "Managing Your Data" Web site found at: .  Here you will find streamlined content, highlighted tools, such as the new DMPTool that researchers can log into with their University x500, and links to related services both in the libraries and on campus.  In our Workshop section, Data Management meets E-Learning, where users will find recorded workshop sessions and a preview of our multi-modal "Data Management Course" currently being piloted to graduate students in structural engineering this fall.
- Lisa Johnston

New Natural Resources Library a Hit
The new Natural Resources Library, which opened in June, celebrated October 10, 2012 with a grand opening event.  The new library is a hit with students.  Read the story and watch a video at: .
- Mark Engebretson

Outreach During Open Access Week
October 22 through October 28, 2012 marks the Sixth Annual International Open Access Week, when the international scholarly community celebrates the growing availability of published research to people around the world.  At the University of Minnesota this year, you may see graduate students and Libraries staff members around campus in orange shirts celebrating and raising campus awareness.  If you are interested in joining a Libraries Outreach Meetup at Wilson Library on Monday, October 22, 2102 or and Walter Library on October 24, 2012, contact Nancy Herther at: , Jon Jffryes at: , Nancy Sims at: , or Rafael E. Tarrago at: .
- Rafael E. Tarrago, on behalf of the UMN Open Access Week Planning Group

Upcoming Events

Candidate Interview for Health Sciences Libraries Director/Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences
The UL284 Search Committee is pleased to announce that Janice Jaguszewski has accepted an invitation to interview for the position of Health Sciences Libraries Director/Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences.  The interview will take place on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  While the interview schedule is still being finalized, a public presentation will take place on Monday morning and is tentatively scheduled for 10:30 am to 11:30 am room 555, Diehl Hall.
- Karen Williams

University Libraries' Experiences: An International Perspective
International Student Panel
Monday November 12, 2012
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location to be announced

In an effort to increase accessibility and usability of the library system for everyone, the University of Minnesota Libraries will be hosting a student panel featuring Somali, Muslim, and international students to discuss the specific barriers that they face in utilizing our services.  Students will explore their experiences with various library systems and discuss their expectations, needs, and perspective of the libraries.  Refreshments will be provided  If you have questions, contact Jody Gray at: .
- Jody Gray

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

Difficult Patrons, Difficult Situations
Over the years, staff have frequently reported that one of the biggest challenges at a service desk is how to deal with difficult patrons and difficult situations.  The Security Committee is sponsoring some informal sessions to talk about this issue including resources available to staff, strategies to deal with problems, and a group discussion sharing experience and solutions.

Two sessions are currently scheduled:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Room S-30B, Wilson Library

Thursday, November 15, 201
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Room 310, Walter Library

There will also be a session as part of the Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences Library meeting:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
9:30 am
Room 355, Borlaug Hall

Register for one of the sessions at: .
- Matt Bowers

Sharing Our Collections (LLAMA/ALA Webinar) Group Viewing
Arrangements have been made for a group viewing of  the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), webinar, "Sharing Our Collections: Looking to the Future."
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room S-30, Wilson Library

The webinar description is: "Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies.  This webinar will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future."  The presenters are:
- Carmit Marcus from Ex Libris will describe what is envisioned for next generation Information Systems and answer questions about them.  Carmit will use her experience as one of the developers of the Alma cloud-based Integrated Library System (ILS) to explain how these systems are evolving to keep up with today's technological advances.
- Janet Schneider from the Arapahoe Library District will explain how floating collections in a multi-facility library system allows patrons to shape the collections at their home library.  There are advantages to the floating collection concept, as well as some challenges and requirements that need to be in place for successful implementation.
- Linda Di Biase from the University of Washington will provide an overview of the groundbreaking Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) cooperative e-book purchasing project that the Orbis Cascade Alliance has implemented in collaboration with EBL and YBP.  This demand-driven mode allows patron behavior to determine what is collectively owned by the consortia.
- Betsy Friesen

Exhibits at the Libraries

Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea
Through Tuesday, January 15, 2012
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, O. Meredith Wilson Library

For the Common Good
Through Friday, November 30, 2012
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library




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