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Monday Memo from the University of Minnesota Libraries

Monday, September 26, 2016

For items to be included in the Monday Memo, please send all announcements to: monmemo@umn.edu 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:
  • Minitex Wilson Project Update
  • Special Collections Research Center and Rare Book Project Update
  • Magrath One-Button Studio
Minitex Wilson Project Update
The Minitex Wilson Project schematic design and design development phases are currently underway. Several design workshops have been held with Minitex leadership, CPPM, and the architect (BWBR). The schematic design and design development phases will continue through November.  Construction is scheduled from January through July 2017 and occupancy is scheduled for August 2017.

Special Collections Research Center and Rare Book Storage Project
The Special Collections Research Center and Rare Book Storage Project schematic design work is underway. Design workshops have been held with libraries staff, the Capital Planning and Project Management (CPPM) department, and the architect (BTR). The schematic design phase will continue through October. The rest of the design will be completed from November 2016 through February 2017. The construction phase is scheduled to begin in February 2017 and finish in the first quarter of 2018.

Magrath One-Button Studio Update
Construction of a new 1:Button Studio, the first in St. Paul, is underway in Magrath Library. 1:Button Studios are fully automated HD video recording spaces with professional studio lighting and sound equipment. They are set up to record high-quality video projects without any knowledge of lights and cameras. There are currently three 1:Button Studio locations on campus.

Demolition is complete for the new Magrath 1:Button Studio, all equipment has been ordered, and a vendor will soon be insulating and soundproofing the walls. Next phases of the project include:
  • Installation of lights and switch to provide studio lighting in the room
  • Installation of a diffuser to reduce the airflow noise in the space
  • Mud/taping/patching/painting of the walls
  • Carpet installation
The expected punch list completion date is October 10th, after which OIT staff will install equipment and ready the Studio for use.  Stay tuned for updates and the announcement of the Studio’s opening date.

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

Ask An Archivist Day 2016 
The yearly Twitter campaign, Ask An Archivist Day, takes place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Curators, archivists, and librarians at the University Libraries are welcome to participate. The Libraries Communications Office is here to help if you'd like to tweet from the @umnlib account on that day. Please fill out a short online form if you plan to participate and we'll help coordinate your participation!

PLEASE NOTE: The date was originally October 3, but has been updated to October 5.
https://goo.gl/forms/XBE1BnqAAPUfNl6A3


-Karen Carmody-McIntosh

Staff Tidings and Kudos


A New Judge for the Minnesota Book Awards
Congratulations to Lois Hendrickson, who was one of 54 people (out of 160 applicants), to be selected as a judge in the general nonfiction category of the 2017 Minnesota Book Awards.  Lois' deep expertise as an archivist and curator here in the University Libraries positioned her well for this role.  In addition to serving the community by applying her knowledge and experience to the Book Awards, Lois intends to leverage the opportunity to "meet and work with other book minded members of the community - which I hope might lead to conversations about the Wangensteen Historical Library's collections, thereby increasing awareness of it among a literary-minded group of people."  

-Janice Jaguszewski
Congratulations HSL Staff!
Congratulations to Caitlin Bakker on the publication of her chapter entitled, "Data Management in the Lab", which is part of the book The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians, edited by Lisa Federer. This new publication has a health sciences focus, but it would also be applicable for anyone who would like the foundational background or practical applications of data management in academic settings. 

Andre Nault has been named to the editorial board of Frontiers in Veterinary Science, which is a peer-reviewed, OA title that publishes articles that "bridges animal and human health, brings a comparative approach to medical and surgical challenges, and advances innovative biotechnology and therapy. " Congratulations Andre!

Frank Sayre was recently awarded a Sewell Scholarship to attend the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) meeting in Anaheim, CA. Frank was a co-author of two posters at the meeting along with his College of Pharmacy colleagues, "Assessing Information Resource Access and Habits of Use Among Pharmacists" and "Installing a Rational and Methodical Approach to Acquiring Information to Answer Well-Constructed Clinical Questions." 

Nicole Theis-Mahon and Shanda Hunt are acting as co-PIs on HSL's recent research project at the University's Driven to Discover building at the State Fair. HSL staff helped 281 fair-goers fill out the survey instrument that asked how people find and use health information on the internet. The next step of the project entitled "My Doctor Said What?! includes data analysis with an ultimate goal of publishing the findings in an article. 


-Lisa McGuire
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