Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- Veterinary Library Closed Morning of January 3, 2013

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Bibliometric Analysis as Motivation for Graduate Students
- Congratulations Sara Zettervall
- Patrick Murphy Retiring
- Thank You Danika Stegeman
- Wilson Library Annex Staff Recognized

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


 

News From Around the Libraries

Veterinary Library Closed Morning of January 3, 2013
The Veterinary Science Building on the St. Paul Campus is having a transformer installed on the morning of January 3, 2013, resulting in no electrical power from 8:00 am until approximately 12:00 pm.  During that time, the Veterinary Medical Library will be closed and will reopen as soon as power is restored.  Andre Nault will be present in the Veterinary Library during the power outage and will answer the reference service telephone, except between 9:00 am and 10:00 am.
- Andre Nault


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Bibliometric Analysis as Motivation for Graduate Students
Jan Fransen's bibliometric study, "Literature Use in Engineering and Computer Science Research: An Analysis of Works Cited in Dissertations and Theses," in the latest Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is not just for librarians.  Jan presents the data to engineering graduate students as evidence that they will need to know about conference papers and technical reports.  The study is available at: http://www.istl.org/12-fall/refereed3.html .  Nice approach, Jan.
- Kris Fowler

Congratulations Sara Zettervall
Congratulations to Performing Arts Archives project manager Sara Zettervall for completing her MLIS at St. Catherine University and for being named the recipient of the 2012 Founder's Award.  The Sister Marie Cecilia Marzolf, CSJ Founder's Award is given each semester to the student(s) whom the faculty has identified as the most outstanding MLIS graduate(s) of the semester.  Congratulations, Sara.
- Cecily Marcus

Patrick Murphy Retiring
This is a bittersweet announcement that I send out to the Libraries community.  Patrick Murphy is retiring and his last day of work will be January 11, 2013.  During his career here, Patrick has been actively engaged in ushering, training, and supporting a steady and large stream of student staff.  Over the years, he has positively impacted hundreds of people with his humor, patience, and calm demeanor.  His ability to find missing items in the stacks is also a bit legendary and something I personally have aspired to.  I hope you will join me in wishing him all the best as he greets the adventures that await him.
- Jackie Gulbranson

Thank You Danika Stegeman
Congratulations and a pat on the back for Danika Stegeman of Course Reserves for her "immensely excellent" service to faculty.  The following comments were received from Assistant Professor of East Asian art and archaeology, Minku Kim, from the Department of Art History:

"I'm speechless about your very effective service.  It's one of the best library services that I've nowhere else experienced (including UCLA, Stanford, etc.)!  Your timely support can't be appreciated more.  Thank you so much."

Thanks Danika for the great course support you provide to UMN teaching faculty.  Clearly your efforts are appreciated.
- Sue Hallgren

Wilson Library Annex Staff Recognized
Congratulations to the Wilson Library Annex staff, Jessica Mattson, Becky Adamski, and Patrick Murphy, along with their student staff, who received a wonderful thank you card from a grateful graduate student who used the Annex in the course of his research.

"My name is Aaron Voth, I am a MA student in the Comparative International Development Education program in CEHD and I want to thank you for your work this semester.  The Annex became my "office" this fall as I worked on my Master's Thesis.  I appreciated the quiet atmosphere and friendly service you provided.  I could not have completed my thesis without your assistance...I wish you all the happiest of holidays. Keep up the good work!"

Thank you for the work you do every day.  It does have a significant impact on our users.
- Sue Hallgren


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


 

 

 

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