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News From Around the Libraries
- 2012 Emerging Tech Expo Device Awardees
- Applications Open for Open Access Fund
- Exhibit Featured in Star Tribune
- Minnesota Digital Library Chosen as Early Contributor

Upcoming Events
- Exam Jam is Here
- Health Sciences Libraries Holiday Party
- James Ford Bell Library Holiday Party
- Join Us for the December First Friday
- Libraries Assembly
- Libraries Civil Service Semi-annual Meeting
- Save the Date: Personal Information Management Bootcamp
- Seeing Symmetry: Mathematical Art Exhibit Public Lecture and Opening

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea
- Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
- If we can get the beast out of his lair...
- Seeing Symmetry
- Sense of Place in Artist Books


 

News From Around the Libraries

2012 Emerging Tech Expo Device Awardees
Thank you to all staff who participated in this year's Emerging Tech Expo Device competition and congratulations to our awardees who are listed below with a brief description of their proposed activity.  Next summer 2013, the awardees will share their experiences and lessons learned in an event for all Libraries staff.

Jenny Veile
Research and Learning
Jenny plans to use an iPad to enhance support of student media projects, including use of iMovie on the iPad and potential new areas of support such as iBooks Author.

Link Swanson
Minitex
Link plans to use a Samsung Galaxy Note II in support of a new version of ELM for K12 Academic Standards (see: elm4you.org/standards ), re-written using Drupal 7, with a responsive layout, optimized to adapt to smartphones, tablets, full computer screens, and the booming 'phablet' or phone-tablet hybrid.

Nicole Theis-Mahon
Health Sciences Libraries
Nicole plans to use an iPad to explore and leverage applications that could enhance collection management data collection and analysis methodologies.

Jenna Bluhm
Content and Collections
Jenna plans to use an iPad or iPad Mini to support her project to assess damaged materials, onsite, in the Annex and then to establish a triage procedure for these materials.

Erin George
Research and Learning
In a proposal she calls, "Assisting Researchers 'Where They Are,'" Erin plans to use an iPad in reference interviews, during class sessions, and at the reference desk to demonstrate tools and access to collections through tools, like the iPad, that increasing numbers of University Archives researchers regularly use, and expect others to understand.

Yao Chen
Research and Learning
Yao plans to use an iPad and relevant applications to help make the difficult language and culture learning processes more fun and appealing to the students from both the Asian Language and Literature Department (ALL) and the Minnesota English Language program (MELP) to which she serves as liaison.

Jon Jeffryes
Research and Learning
Noting that EndNote will be releasing an iPad app early in the next year, Jon plans to use an iPad to become familiar with these new functionalities in his role of offering EndNote support to users across campus.  Questions about this are coming in already.

Lois Hendrickson
Research and Learning
Lois envisions using a tablet to enhance the hands-on learning activities which she has created to help students develop skills in critically evaluating primary resources and constructing historical arguments.  One such activity would involve using a tablet to experiment with her smallpox unit for How-to-do-History.  Before students engage with the primary resources, she would have them play POX: Save the People (iPad Edition), a game depicting the spread of disease in a realistic way, where players work together to contain the spread of infection by either vaccinating or curing citizens.  Students would test their skills and apply their knowledge from the game to primary resources, enabling them to understand the connections between materials under review.

- John Butler

Applications Open for Open Access Fund
A pilot fund has been established for University of Minnesota authors to underwrite the cost of making their work accessible to the public.  Applications are now open.  To be eligible, a work must be:
1. A peer-reviewed journal article, scholarly monograph, conference proceeding, or data set
2. Created by a University of Minnesota author (faculty, researchers, post-docs, graduate students, or staff)
3. Fully accessible immediately upon publication.

This is a joint effort of the University Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research.  learn more at: https://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/open-access-publishing-fund and apply online at: http://z.umn.edu/oafundapp .
- Mark Engebretson

Exhibit Featured in Star Tribune
"If we can get the beast out of his lair...," the exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library and curator Linnea Anderson were featured in a Star Tribune story last week.  Read the story at: http://www.startribune.com/local/181283361.html and watch a video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PVtqzp6iiuk .
- Mark Engebretson

Minnesota Digital Library Chosen as Early Contributor
The Minnesota Digital Library, a state-wide collaboration consisting of Minitex, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, and other key institutions, was chosen to be a key early contributor to the Digital Public Library of America.  The goal is to make significant local collections on the study of American life digital, searchable, and accessible to the public.  The Minnesota Digital Library will receive $350,000 in funding - $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and $100,000 from the Knight Foundation.  More on the Minnesota Digital Library is available at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/news/2012/11/minnesota_chosen_for_national.html#more .
- Mark Engebretson


Upcoming Events

Exam Jam is Here
It's that time of the semester again.  The SMART Learning Commons is partnering with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence for Exam Jam.  The following information is being disseminated to students and advisers:

Prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops.  The full schedule of review workshops between December 7 and December 13, 2012 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database at: http://workshop.umn.edu/Exam_Review/ .  Additionally, take advantage of a special full day of expanded tutoring hours:

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Room 140, Appleby Hall

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Hosted by the SMART Learning Commons
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Room 204, Walter Library

New for Fall 2012 Exam Jam: Take 5 to use your Top 5
During the afternoon tutoring hours at Walter Library, stop by the Strengths booth to get a Take 5 candy bar as well as five tips for how to use your top five strengths to be successful during finals week.

Tutor schedules and more details can be found at: z.umn.edu/ExamJam .
- Lynell Williams

Health Sciences Libraries Holiday Party
Friday, November 30, 2012
5:00 pm
The home of Del and Betsy Reed, 1523 Branston St, St. Paul, MN 55108
home telephone: (651)644-7997

The address is about six blocks from the Saint Paul Campus.  The party is a potluck - a ham, chili, and a few soft drinks will be provided.  Children are welcome and student employees are encouraged to attend.
- Del Reed

James Ford Bell Library Holiday Party
Please join us for the annual Bell Library Holiday Party.
Friday, December 14, 2012
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
James Ford Bell Library, Fourth Floor, O. Meredith Wilson Library

Enjoy cocoa, cookies and other homemade treats.
- Margaret Borg

Join Us for the December First Friday
Friday, December 7, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library

Two presentations:
- "From the Old 'New' Immigrants to the New 'New' Immigrants: Fifty Years of Collecting Immigrant Stories," presented by the Immigration History Research Center.
- "Thousands of Cookbooks: Research, History, and Feeding a Family," presented by the Kirschner Cookbook Collection.

Feel free to bring your lunch.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.

"What's the Big Idea, First Fridays," is a series of intellectually stimulating talks at Elmer L. Andersen Library.  Each month's presentation is based on materials in the University of Minnesota Libraries' Archives and Special Collections.
- Libraries Communications Office

Libraries Assembly
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library

Agenda items will include the introduction of new staff, committee reports, investments in staff development, divisional activities in the context of the organization review, an overview of operational excellence, an update on Alma and the discovery system, and a celebration of the Diversity and Equity Award.  The assembly will be available online live via UMConnect at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/lib-seminar/ .  Refreshments will be available before the agenda begins.
- Emily Goff

Libraries Civil Service Semi-annual Meeting
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room S-30A, Wilson Library

Time for the Library Civil Service Semi-annual meeting.  There will be reports from the Library Civil Service Committee with the bulk of the meeting open for discussion of several issues including, Libraries reorganization, mid-year reviews, the wellness program, and whatever else anyone wants to discuss.  Please come and share your experiences and observations.  The committee is eager to hear from everyone as we move into a new calendar year.  There will be treats.
- Matt Bowers and Lynne Beck

Save the Date: Personal Information Management Bootcamp
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
9:00 am to 11:00 am

As our users collect and produce a variety of personal digital materials, organizing and self-archiving them is a growing challenge.  Librarians have the expertise to help users organize their personal digital information.  The upcoming Personal Information Management (PIM) bootcamp is about personal archiving skills.  Please take a few moments to fill out a five question survey at: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDN6QnY5SHJ0RHNWa3FYRHhSdEpOdGc6MQ&pli=1 .  The PIM group is gathering information in advance so that they can personalize the bootcamp to the attendees needs.
- Amy Neeser, on behalf of the Personal Information Management group and the Personal Archiving group

Seeing Symmetry: Mathematical Art Exhibit Public Lecture and Opening
Thursday, December 6, 2012
4:40 pm to 5:30 pm
Room 402, Walter Library

Join us for a public lecture and art exhibit to learn some of the math behind molecules, crystals, and wallpaper patterns and see the world through the mathematician's lens of symmetry.  The images have been created by visiting math professor Frank Farris and Carleton College student Saewon Eum.  Professor Farris will give a lecture for a general audience, followed by the exhibit opening at 5:30 pm in Walter Library's Great Hall.  The "Seeing Symmetry" exhibit is presented by the School of Mathematics and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications in cooperation with the University Libraries.
- Kris Fowler


Exhibits at the Libraries


Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea
Through Tuesday, January 15, 2013
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, O. Meredith Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/celebrating-venice-on-land-and-1.html


Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
Through Saturday, January 26, 2013
Second floor tunnel entrance, Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/index.html


If we can get the beast out of his lair...
Through Monday, December 31, 2012
Andersen Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/if-we-can-get-the-beast-out-of.html


Seeing Symmetry
Through Friday, March 8, 2013
Great Hall, Second Floor, Walter Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/seeing-symmetry-math-has-never.html


Sense of Place in Artist Books
Through Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/sense-of-place-in-artist-books-1.html





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