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Monday Memo from the University of Minnesota Libraries

Monday, August 22, 2016

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

News from Around the Libraries

Weekly space and construction update
This weekly update includes the latest information for Libraries staff about the special construction and space projects underway across our facilities. This week’s topics include:
  • Moves Taking Place This Week (August 22-26)
  • Wilson Lobby Update
  • Communications to Colleges
Moves Taking Place This Week (August 22-26)

Wilson 4th Floor
The east side of the fourth floor of Wilson will be closed beginning Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The space will be used to process the relocation of collections classified with the Dewey Decimal system, currently housed on the third and fourth floor of Wilson. The space will also be used to process bound periodicals, currently located in the basement of Wilson Library, which will be relocated to the third and fourth floors of Wilson after the Dewey materials are relocated.

Wilson Room 30 - Former Home to Binding, Preservation, and Minitex
The FOM building managers/assistant dismantled the remaining cubicles in Room 30 (85 panels, 21 surfaces, 40 shelves/flippers, 8 sections of shelving, 30 under the shelf lights, and miscellaneous parts), which the Shipping staff relocated to Andersen basement storage. Room 30 is now empty and will provide staging space for a rotation of 100 moving trucks per week through December 1.

Wilson Lobby Update
Have you ever done remodeling on your home?  Well, you know the drill; something always goes wrong during construction. Incorrect brackets and the incorrect location of holes in the glass walls have contributed to a 2-week project delay. Expect some noise next week due to drilling as the electricians complete the final wiring to the floor boxes and the outlets in the glass walls.

Communications to Colleges
On Wednesday, August 17, the Libraries sent an email to students and faculty at the Carlson School of Management, the College of Design, the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The email described current facilities projects that might affect their work. As of Friday, August 19, 55.7% of 819 faculty members have opened the email, and 44.8% of 25,082 students have opened the email.  

Please contact Claire Stewart or Shaan Hamilton if you have any questions.

-Shaan Hamilton and Claire Stewart on behalf of the Wilson Capital Planning Coordination Committee

Experts@Minnesota is getting a new look
Experts@Minnesota is moving to a new interface at the end of the week. For a sneak peak, take a look at our handout which outlines some of the features and functionality of the site. The new interface will include enhanced visualizations such as geographic maps of collaborations, and a more modern, mobile-friendly design. If you have any questions or comments, please contact or your Research Services Coordinator.

- Jan Fransen, Caitlin Bakker, Jenny McBurney

Register for MLA conference!  (LAST WEEK)
We will again do a "mass registration" for this year's MLA  Annual Conference.
Here's how to register:

1) Download and complete the Funding Request form and forward to Sheri Stone in 499 Wilson. We will cover up to $150. Please provide an EFS ​​number and supervisor's signature if your registration is above that figure.

2) Register at the MLA site found at:

3) Now here's the twist. In the payment section select "Bill Me."

4) When you get your invoice (online), send Grace Butkowski ( a copy and she will make one payment for all Library staff.  Be sure to list University of Minnesota Libraries as your organization.

Early Bird special: In order to get the Early Bird prices, please register and submit your paperwork to Sheri Stone before August 26. The Libraries will be making one Early Bird payment on Tuesday, September 6.  After that date your department will be charged the increase in the price (we'll cover the early bird price up to $150).

Questions? Contact me at 612-624-5802 or

-Sheri Stone
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