Monday Memo from the University Libraries

Monday Memo from the University of Minnesota Libraries

Monday, June 29, 2015

For items to be included in the Monday Memo, please send all announcements to: before 12:00pm the preceding Friday.

Staff Kudos
Trainings & Workshops
Events & Exhibits

News from Around the Libraries

St. Paul Libraries Computer Support Transition
Hello all,

A friendly reminder that this is the week for St. Paul Libraries' staff computers to transition over to campus Computer & Device Support (CDS).  Come Wednesday, July 1, 2015, St. Paul Libraries' staff computers will be managed and supported by campus CDS.  On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, St. Paul Libraries staff will contact 1-HELP for their computer technology questions, concerns, and service calls. If you happen to contact Autosys instead, we will happily transfer your service request over to 1-HELP and use the opportunity to remind folks of the changeover to central services.

We have added a FAQ section to our Computer Support Alignment web pages and these questions represent a little over half of the kind of content that came from the Town Hall meetings (St. Paul, BioMed, and Walter).  Much more to follow....

For those that like the technical details, Monday morning is the transfer of all computer objects over to campus IT Active Directory.  Now the St. Paul staff computers will get their orders and configs from the predetermined setups of central IT.  For the rest of the day and into Tuesday, both central IT and Libraries Computer Support will be watching closely to see if the configs have taken and all is well in St. Paul.  Late Tuesday afternoon, the local administrator's password is changed to something only campus CDS staff will know.  This is one of the reasons you need to call 1-HELP for computer support starting Wednesday.
Our thorough testing these past weeks produced very successful results and I predict the same will happen this week during the live transfer.

-Michael V. Sutliff

Remote Access Requests
Effective Monday July 6th, Phil Dudas will begin handling remote access requests surrounding library privileges. These have previously been handled by Matt Bowers.  Phil can be reached at 6-9105,, or in QuestionPoint.

-Phil Dudas

Staff Tidings and Kudos

Save the Date: University Bindery Celebration
Please join us on Thursday, July 9, for a celebration of the University of Minnesota Bindery.  

The University Bindery is closing this July, and Bindery staff are heading off for new positions and retired life.  But first, let's celebrate their work and the extraordinary service they've provided! 

When: July 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: 210 Printing Services Building. 2818 Como Avenue S.E. Minneapolis
(Details on parking and transportation to follow)
What: Cake and memories
ALSO: Do you have a favorite memory of working with the University Bindery staff?  Would you like to express your appreciation?  Please share your thoughts here, along with your name.  Responses will be collected for a memory book to be presented to each Bindery staff member. 

Please RSVP here, to help us as we order refreshments. 
We hope to see you there! 

-Amy Boemer, Laurie Jedamus, & Mary Miller 

Training Sessions & Workshops

Also see Libraries Master Calendar

"Leading Change: Navigating the Human & Cultural Dynamics"
Presented by Kirk Froggatt from the Technology Learning Institute

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
555 Diehl (in the Bio-Medical Library)
RSVP here 

Several of us heard Kirk speak at the March Project & Change Management Collaborative and thought his message would be great for us here in the Libraries. He has accepted our invitation and will be coming.

This session will be available through WebEx. Once I receive the URL I will include it in a future Monday Memo.

When leading or implementing change initiatives, we tend to rely on project management tools and methods to help us optimize the process and systems aspects of the initiative.  While good project management is absolutely necessary, it is not sufficient to ensure successful implementation AND adoption of the change. We also need to become effective change leaders who attend to and manage the people and culture aspects of the project.  In this workshop we’ll explore the normal, natural human dynamics of change and discuss the leadership mindset, tool set and skill set needed to overcome resistance, generate commitment versus compliance, and optimize project momentum. 

-Jerilyn Veldof

4th Annual Research Celebration
Thursday, July 16, 2015
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Andersen 120

Save the date! The Research & Publications and Librarian Personnel Committees are hosting the 4th Annual Research Celebration, an event to celebrate and share our current research.

We invite you to submit a lightning talk proposal of up to 5 minutes about what you've been working on. Tell us what you're researching, ask us for feedback on your ideas, celebrate a recent publication, or share what didn't work out. Lightning talks are informal (like pecha kucha without the strict time format) and open to all. Apart from focusing on your research, you may use your time as you see fit! Sign up for one of 14 first-come, first-served slots here

-Scott Spicer and Kirsten Clark 

Save the Date: (Don't Fear) The Framework Part II: More Cowbell
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Nicholson 115

Build on what you learned during the workshop on June 9th about the ACRL Framework. Learn from your colleagues as well as consultants from the Center for Educational Innovation on how to include assessment techniques, learning outcomes, and learning activities in your practice.

Amy Riegelman, Kristen Mastel, and Kate Peterson
On behalf of the Teaching and Learning Coordinators

Events & Exhibits

Complete schedule and more info via continuum

Event Highlight
Exhibit reception for “Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History”
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Doors open at 5:45 p.m., Program begins at 6:00 p.m., Reception to follow
Elmer L. Andersen Library
Registration is requested by July 23, 2015.
In 1872 the Minnesota Legislature charged the University of Minnesota to establish the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey. What emerged from the Survey was a written and photographic documentation of Minnesota’s environment, the foundation of the departments of botany, geology, zoology, and what would become the Bell Museum of Natural History.
This exhibit features materials from the University of Minnesota Archives that showcase the natural wonders of the state. The exhibit also introduces the many individuals who documented and studied Minnesota’s natural environment at the turn of the 20th century.
More info:
—Libraries Communications Office


Exhibit Highlight

K Is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate
On view through August 30, 2015
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Reedy Gallery
From apples to zinnias, stunning images in this horticultural alphabet highlight Andersen Horticultural Library’s special collections of vintage seed catalogs, treasured rare books, and 19th-century garden magazines.
More info:
—Libraries Communications Office
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