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Monday Memo from the University of Minnesota Libraries

Monday, March 27, 2017

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


Plaza Waterproofing
A portion of the plaza surrounding Wilson Library serves as a roof over Government Publications, Room 65 (old Periodicals/SMART area), and the new Minitex space currently under construction.  Due to current leaks in the new Minitex space, the plaza is being repaired to prevent leaks in the future. Pending weather conditions, the work on the plaza will start April 11, 2017 with substantial completion expected on July 3.  Construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. For more information, please see a map of plaza areas to be repaired with the associated timeline.

What this means for you and users of the library:
  1. From April 11 - July 3, there will be noise between 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  2. The contractor will try to work around the final’s period, but this may not be possible due to the project schedule.  
  3. Due to dust, portions of Wilson will not have fans running during the day.  The fans will run all night to keep temperatures as comfortable as possible during the day.  
  4. Access to Wilson will be re-routed when coming from the north.  For more information, please see a map outlining access to Wilson Library during the plaza waterproofing project.
-Bernadette Corley Troge
Course Materials Support Task Force
We are pleased to announce the formation and launch of the Course Materials Support Task Force. Co-chaired by Kirsten Clark and Kate McCready, this Task Force is charged with analyzing and identifying opportunities to improve, streamline and simplify Libraries workflows for providing course materials services to faculty. The Task Force's charge is to complete and submit to the sponsors a set of recommendations to improve coordination and efficiency. The members of the Task Force are:
  • Mike Lund, Library Assistant - Course Reserves, (R&L)
  • Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian (C&C)
  • Emily Riha, Copyright Permissions Coordinator (C&C)
  • Melissa Eighmy-Brown, InterLibrary Loan Coordinator (C&C)
  • Phil Dudas, User Experience and Information Services Manager (R&L)
  • New Reserves Coordinator - to be hired (R&L)
Thanks to all for their willingness to serve on this Task Force.

-Janet Bishop, AUL for Content & Collections
Claire Stewart, AUL for Research & Learning

UL370 Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator Candidate Presentation (Rescheduled)
Please join us to hear a presentation by a candidate for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator, on the topic "What is the librarian's role in the scientific research process?"

Candidate 2
March 30
10:00 - 11:00am
310 Walter Library
Resume
WebEx

The presentation will be followed by a half-hour coffee reception with the candidate.  The search committee welcomes your feedback on all of the candidates; please send your thoughts and comments to me (jkelly@umn.edu) and I will share them with the committee.


-Julie Kelly
Important topic, important event
Learn what's at stake. Join us to hear esteemed science journalist Elizabeth Kolbert's ground-breaking research on the dynamic between humans and the environment. Best known for her incisive writing at The New Yorker, Kolbert's acclaimed global warming report Field Notes on a Catastrophe, and, most recently, The Sixth Extinction — is a timely, meticulously researched book that combines scientific analysis and personal narratives to explain the calamitous effects we humans are wreaking on our planet.

Elizabeth Kolbert Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Northrop, Carlson Family Stage
Tickets
z.umn.edu/tixkolbert
For 20% staff discount: Use promo code: ULStaff


-Linda Greve

Staff Tidings & Kudos


Kaia Sievert Leaving the Libraries
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Kaia Sievert will be leaving the Libraries for an opportunity as the Multimedia Project Coordinator at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Kaia's last day in AIS will be March 31, 2017. Over the past four years here, Kaia's contributions to AIS and the Libraries have changed us for the better.  While I am sad to see her go, I think this new job is a fantastic opportunity for her and I hope she enjoys it a lot! Please help me in thanking her for everything she's done as well as wishing her the best.


-Jackie Gulbranson
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