Weekly Online News 07-18-2011
University of Washington Libraries Weekly Online News
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News and Announcements
Staff Development Advisory Committee Seeking Members
The Libraries Staff Development Advisory Committee (SDAC) is seeking new members to begin in September 2011. The charge of the committee is to work with the Director of Organization Development & Training (ODT) to establish policies and procedures for Libraries training and development programs, to suggest and advise on appropriate training, to conduct periodic assessments of the ODT programs.
The committee has responsibility for some terrific programs in the Libraries, such as The Student Employee Scholarship Program and Appreciation Week and Develop U, our annual training and enhancement events. In the coming year, SDAC will also be advising on the Libraries strategic plan in terms of learning and growth opportunities needed by staff.
If you would like to join us, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a 2 or 3 sentence statement of your interest. This is an active committee that makes a difference in the Libraries...come help us continue to make a difference!
Web of Knowledge migration July 17
The Web of Knowledge platform will migrate July 17. Access urls will automatically re-direct so we do not need to change them right away. We will change them during the summer interim break. Resources affected include Web of Science, Biosis Previews, Zoological Record, and Journal Citation Reports. For more information, see http://thenewwok.com/
- Diane Grover
Unlocking Possibility - unique class from UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD)
Life is a story that we tell, and the most fulfilled and successful among us are those who've decided to tell a story of possibility. Explore a revolutionary approach, inspired by the work of world-renowned conductor Benjamin Zander, for leaving your fears behind and breaking the mental barriers that limit your potential. Anything's possible once you learn the keys to unlocking your possibility!
Are you ready to take a journey of self-discovery? In this interactive workshop, gain a renewed sense of ownership of your feelings and behaviors, discover from within a new way of handling yourself and the world around you, and explore tools for improving your professional and personal life.
Ujima Donalson is a delightful and talented instructor. The fee for the class is $120. It will be offered on Tuesday Aug. 2. Check out the details at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/pod/courses/descriptions/Q1330.html. If you are interested, please fill out an ODT Application for Funding and send it through (the form may be found on the ODT website on staffweb). Never signed up to take a class from POD or ODT funding? Call Elaine Jennerich at 685-1464 or email email@example.com and she can help you through the process.
- Elaine Jennerich
WLA 2012 Annual Conference - Submit a Program Proposal!
In April 2012, the Washington Library Association annual conference will be at the Tulalip Resort Casino, just a quick hop north. Have an innovative program or an emerging issue to share? Consider submitting a proposal for the conference! Program proposals are now being accepted through September 9. Visit the conference website for more information: http://2012conference.wla.org/
- Emily Keller
NetLibrary migration July 18
NetLibrary will migrate to Ebsco effective July 18. The new interface will carry the Ebsco branding, so we will no longer see the name "NetLibrary". Access url's will not change, they will re-direct to the Ebsco platform.
Personal accounts on NetLibrary will NOT migrate, so users will need to open a new account on Ebsco if they want to use those features.For more information, see http://www.lib.washington.edu/ebooks/
- Diane Grover
Webjunction Washington now has FREE courses
WebJunction, a training site from the Washington State Library, now has free unlimited courses for all library staff in the state of Washington. The course catalog offers more than 300 classes that can be taken at your desktop. The Washington State Library obtained a large grant and is now offering the courses free.
What types of courses? Communication, customer service, management, library services, Adobe applications, Microsoft Word and other MS applications.
- How long are the classes? They vary from 1-4 hours.
- Who designed the classes? Some are designed by the state library, but many are from Skillsoft (which was the online learning package the UW used to have)
- How do I sign up? It's easy...just sign up as a member of WebJunction. Simply complete these three steps:
- Create a WebJunction Washington member account. http://www.webjunction.org/accounts/#create_account
- Get approved for access by the state library. Be sure to select WASHINGTON as your affiliation when registering for an account. It may take 3 to 5 days to be approved by the moderator. http://www.webjunction.org/accounts/#understanding_affiliations
- Sign in to your account at http://wa.webjunction.org
WLA/WSL Training/Continuing Education Needs Assessment
The Washington State Library (WSL) and the Washington Library Association (WLA) invite you to share your input about training needs. Information collected from this needs assessment will be used to plan free and inexpensive training in a variety of modes throughout the year. They'd like input from library staff in all kinds of libraries across the state, and you need not be a WLA member to participate. The survey should take between 15-20 minutes to complete.
Calendar of Events, Classes, Workshops, Webcasts
- Develop U - Why Jing?, July 19
- Local History Writing Group, July 19
- Develop U - Genealogical Research (Census), July 20
- Council Meeting, July 21
- Intersections: An interactive discussion on teaching and learning in academic libraries, July 22
- Develop U - Worklife and Carelink - Why should you care? , July 25
- Develop U - Simply Map 2.0 webinar, July 26
- Develop U - Spelling Bee, July 27
- LSA Ice Cream Social, July 28
Librarians who were reappointed or promoted during the 2010 - 2011 review process.
List of open positions in the Libraries this week.
- Library Supervisor I, Music Library. Closing date: 26 July, 2011
- Library Technician III, Foster Business Library
Posting and closing date in process, WON will be updated when the information becomes available.
Staff Changes 18 July 2011
Personnel changes in the Libraries this week.
- Kate Savage, Technical Services & Collection Technician, July 13, 2011.
Permanent Reduction in FTE
Dottie Smith, Digital Reference Librarian to 80% FTE; July 16,2011.
LSA and Employee Events
LSA School Supply Drive
It's time again to help homeless students or those living in transitional housing return to school with bright, shiny new school supplies. Donations of crayons, spiral notebooks, glue sticks and other items will benefit students throughout King County. Donations can be brought to the donation box in your unit or donations by cash or check can be sent to Dana Shemorry at Box 352900. Questions? Contact Barbara Miles at 206-543-3551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Barbara Miles
Get a Little Scoop of Paradise on July 28
Sail away from your workaday cares and escape to a tropical island of cool refreshments on July 28. How, you ask? It’s simple: Just make the short trip to the Suzzallo staff lounge 1:30-3:00 p.m., where you’ll find luscious ice creams from Olympic Mountain Ice Cream Co., and toppings to boot.
Scoopers and other event volunteers needed! Volunteering is a fun way to get to know people from other areas of the libraries. Sign up for the shift of your choice here:
For more information, see https://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/committees/LSA/planning/copy_of_events/lsa-event-listings-2011/july-28-1-30-3pm-lsa-ice-cream-social
- Elisa Coghlan
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