Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I. Budget Open Forum
On Wednesday, November 18, 10:30 to Noon, Mara and Peter will host an open forum about the budgeting process at UVM and in the Libraries. Currently, there is no news about the FY 11 budget from central administration. The forum will focus on the how the process works in general.
II. Diversity Reporting
In September, the Provost sent a memo requesting diversity reports from units university-wide. Peter has drafted a report outlining the past strategies and achievements as well as future goals for workforce diversity with the Division of Libraries and Learning Resources. The current workforce within the division reflects 7.8 % diversity. ALA reports a national ALANA diversity percentage of 14.35 for higher education MLS-holding librarians. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/diversity/index.cfm
III. Strategic Planning
At the next Dean’s Council meeting, Oct. 27, the group will work towards prioritizing the plan and creating actions steps for enacting it—based on feedback from departments. Jeff Marshall mentioned that the candidates for the Director of I&IS position were greatly impressed with the plan.
Mara is working on the Gen Ed Task Force and is chairing Faynesse Miller’s five-year review. Along with with Dean Cynthia Belliveau of C.E., Mara is giving presentation about online learning to the Board of Trustees at their meeting next week.
Marianne reports that the “Funding to Publication” series, instigated by Donna O'Malley, has been very well attended. Dana Medical Library has mounted an H1N1 Swine Flu exhibit comparing the 1918 flu epidemic with today’s burgeoning pandemic. The affiliation agreement between UVM and FAHC currently is being renegotiated. Marianne is now a member of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.
Paul and Jeanene met last Thursday to work on top-level pandemic plan for the Libraries. Tech Help with ETS continues through the semester in B/H on Sundays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Birdie reports that the workspace redesign for tech services is on track. Birdie is working on a newspaper digitization grant with the help of Robin, among others.
Peter is working with Paul on the Rowell Studio move to Bailey/Howe. Peter is also chairing a UVM committee on procurement redesign.
Selene reports that the signage project for B/H (as well as the LRA and small solutions for Dana) are moving into production and are on track for installation over winter break. The outreach librarians across the libraries are working together on blog postings and monitoring user interaction with updates. A new ASK photo session will take place outside Cyber Café next Thursday.
Tina reports that the Acquisitions Group is ready to begin firm orders.
Jeanene is working with Roger Wiberg about improving the technology in the I&IS classroom. She also will co-chair the Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Committee with Chris Burns. They will create a white paper to help foster understanding about scholarly communications.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Annual Libraries Meeting takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Staff Lounge. Pastries and Coffee will be served. Click here for Departmental Reports.
Writing in the Disciplines (WID) is celebrating the National Day of Writing with a reception celebration on the 3rd Floor from 12 to 1:30. Refreshments will be served.
The Medieval Manuscripts Reception beginning in the lobby of B/H at 4:30 p.m. Come see the gorgeous exhibit and eat cake.
And don't forget that on Wednesday, the Libraries' Staff & Faculty Professional Development Committee presents Dr. Jan Carney speaking on the H1N1 Flu, from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Media Classroom in Bailey/Howe. Bring your lunch!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Join colleagues from across UVM to celebrate National Writing Day and the opening of Bailey/Howe's latest exhibit:
"Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts: Witnesses From Our Written Past on Exhibit at Bailey/Howe Library."
The Writing in the Disciplines Program:National Day on Writing Open House
(A brief program to dedicate the Fulwiler Room will begin at 12:30 pm.)
Register online through the CTL events calendar.
For more information about the Writing in the Disciplines Program, visit www.uvm.edu/~wid.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Marcie Crocker will discuss Genealogy Research on Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:30 to Noon in the Dean's Conference Room.
Trina Magi will discuss "Library Vendor Privacy Policies--Do They Meet Our Standards?" on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 to Noon in the Dean's Conference Room.