Weekly Online News 08-27-2012
University of Washington Libraries Weekly Online News
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From the Dean
Retirement Reception for Charles Chamberlin - HOLD THE DATE
You are cordially invited to a reception in honor of Charles Chamberlin on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. Please offer him your good wishes as he retires after many years of service to the UW Libraries. Remarks at 3:30 p.m. More information will be forthcoming.
News and Announcements
UW Tacoma Library Updates
The UW Tacoma Library will be closed Wednesday, August 22nd – Tuesday, September 4, 2012 as we move into the Tioga Library Building (TLB). We will re-open on Wed. September 5, 2012 @ 9am in both the current space and the new space - connected by a skybridge.
The current Library space will now be known as the Snoqualmie Building (SNO) with the former reading room being called the Powerhouse. The Powerhouse will be used for student study space and campus events.
Here are some details to help you prepare patrons for the temporary disruption(s) in requesting Tacoma materials.
- Collections will be moved into TLB over four days, Aug 22nd – 26th. Once the books are on the shelves, we will be able to resume paging holds.
- Library staff and the auxiliary collection will move into the TLB on August 29th. Some staff will remain in the SNO Building.
- Library staff will offer limited services (reference & tech support) from the Teaching and Learning Center (KEY 202) during the time we are closed, Weekdays 9am – 5pm.
- Information on relocated services & resources to follow.
- Check for updates on the Library’s webpage: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/library
Got Bed Bugs?
How to identify bed bug damage and/or bed bugs and what to do if you do.
There have been two isolated reports of live bed bugs in books returned to the Libraries in the past few weeks. If a home has an active infestation, bed bugs might hide in the spines of books placed near a bed. Please note that these were isolated incidents caught by branch staff and confirmed by Environmental Health & Safety. NO bed bugs have been found in the library buildings themselves, thanks to the quick action of staff.
What to look for:
- Look for staining from the frass or insect poop at the head and tail of the spine, especially on hard cover books that have a hollow for bugs to hide in. It is very slight and easy to miss but there are little brown/black stains the size of poppy/sesame seeds or so.
- Upon closer examination, you may also see small white pearly eggs attached to the book about the size of a poppy seed. Bed bugs hide from light and prefer to hide in extremely snug, small crevices so you are more likely to see damage than the bug itself at first.
- Live bed bugs are reddish-brown, tick-like, and about the size of a watermelon seed.
- http://www.entsoc.org/resources/bed-bug-resources (esp. the UKentucky site/link)
What to do if you find them:
- Bag the affected items immediately and follow the procedures here: https://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/units/preservation/preservation-policies-procedures/bugs
Thank you for your help in keeping our books and buildings pest-free.
Serials Solutions Professional Development Awards - Sept. 27 Deadline
Serials Solutions has pledged $8,000 per year for the next 3 years (2012-2014) to provide funding for staff members to attend professional conferences that explore issues related to technology and management of electronic resources. Libraries staff members from UW Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma may apply. The deadline for conferences in November-December 2012 is September 27. Full details are available on the Organization Development & Training staffweb page. See https://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/units/ODT Questions? Contact Elaine Jennerich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 685-1464.
- Elaine Jennerich
Libraries Assessment and Metrics Team Blog!
Want to learn more about assessment at the Libraries? The Libraries Assessment and Metrics Team (LAMT) has a new blog! LAMT will use this blog to share assessment-related information and activities at UW Libraries, UW generally, and in the wider world of higher education and academic libraries. You can find additional information about the Libraries Assessment program (including surveys, results, and publications) on the Assessment at the Libraries website. This week in the blog…
- Develop U: Got data? Not sure what to do with it now? Slides <http://blogs.uw.edu/libamt/?p=41>
- Spring 2012 UW Libraries Undergraduate Discussion Groups Results <http://blogs.uw.edu/libamt/?p=33>
- ARL Library Assessment Forum Slides Now Online <http://blogs.uw.edu/libamt/?p=47>
- Assessment @ ALA Annual 2012 <http://blogs.uw.edu/libamt/?p=11>
This Week in Dangerous Liaisons...
Subject librarian sessions on copyright / author rights <http://blogs.uw.edu/libcomm/2012/08/copyright-sessions/>
What We Talk About When We Talk About Liaisons <http://blogs.uw.edu/libcomm/2012/08/liaisons-survey/>
Google Docs in the Classroom <http://blogs.uw.edu/libcomm/2012/08/google-docs-in-the-classroom/>
Tegrity Workshop for Librarians
UWIT is providing a workshop on Tegrity for librarians on Monday, September 10th from 10am-11:30am in Mary Gates Hall (room number TBD). Tegrity is a new cloud-based video and screen capture service being provided by UWIT. It can be used by UW faculty, students and staff for lecture capture, colloquia, student projects, staff training and more.
The Tegrity workshop for librarians consists of two sections. Feel free to attend one or both sections:
- 10am-10:30am Section 1: What is Tegrity? How is it being used on campus? Implications for librarians. 30 minute overview on Tegrity and how it will be used by faculty, staff and students on campus.
- 10:30-11:30am Section 2: Recording with Tegrity for librarians. Hands-on section, including group discussion of practical and innovative uses for library services.
For more information, see <http://depts.washington.edu/tegrity/>
- Lauren Ray
Physical and Virtual Library Planning Webinar
A LLAMA(Library Leadership and Management Association) webinar entitled "Physical and Virtual Library Planning" will be shown August 29th from 11:30a.m-1p.m in Red Room A, Research Commons, Allen Library. The presenter is Alexander Cohen, Library Planner.
The transition from a physical library plan into a blended service model requires a solid methodology. During this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of challenges and opportunities for change. They will be introduced to GAP analysis and examples of past projects. See http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinars-2012
- Elaine Jennerich
Develop U - Final Week!
August 28, 12:30-1:30pm, 5th Floor Suzzallo East Conf. Room - Rules of the Road
This session is advertised to the whole campus.
Most of us have been on one, if not both sides, of a conflict between a bicycle and motor vehicle. Much of the confusion and frustration surrounding these conflicts arises because one, if not both, parties are unaware or not observing basic traffic principles. Buck this trend by learning about:
- How traffic law specifically applies to bicycles
- Basic principles of traffic law pertaining to all vehicles on the road
- How following the rules of the road will increase your safety, efficiency, and enjoyment of riding
Presented by: David Amiton, Active Transportation Analyst
If you plan to attend, email email@example.com
August 29, 1-2pm, Petersen Room - Oceana String Quartet
Hosted by: Verletta Kern, Music Research Services Librarian
The Oceana String Quartet was formed in winter 2011 by violinists Emily Choi and Rochelle Nguyen, violist Romaric Pokorny, and cellist Sonja Myklebust, and currently serves as the official student string quartet of the University of Washington. The OSQ won the 2nd Annual Strings and Piano Chamber Music Competition at the UW School of Music, and was awarded the Alcor Scholarship. The quartet is coached by Melia Watras, violist of the Corigliano Quartet, and has also worked with Ronald Patterson, Elisa Barston, and members of Cuarteto Casals and Emerson Quartet. See http://www.oceanaquartet.com/
If you plan to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 30, 11a.m.-noon, Suzzallo 5th Floor Conference Room East - Tuition Exemption Overview
Are you interested in the tuition exemption program? Want to know more? Need individual help? Each quarter the Staff Development Advisory Committee offers an information session presented by one or more staff members who have used tuition exemption. Erin Quarterman and Jung-Ho Ryu, who are currently using tuition exemption, will be offering an overview and answering your questions.
To register for the session, email Erin Quarterman email@example.com
- Elaine Jennerich
Calendar of Events, Classes, Workshops, Webcasts
This week's calendar >>
Interviews & presentations
- Library Assessment Coordinator. There will be two interviews for the position of Library Assessment Coordinator . The presentation topic will be: Opportunities and Challenges in Libraries-wide Assessment Projects and Services. Staff are invited to attend the presentations by the candidates. Presentation times and locations are listed below. Call for interest, statements of interest and full interview schedules can be found .
Monday, September 10, 2012
Reference & Instruction/Arts & Humanities Librarian, UW Bothell
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Head, Systems, UW Health Sciences Library
- Translational Research & Collaboration Librarian. There will be two interviews for the position of Translational Research & Collaboration Librarian. The presentation topic will be: The Role of the Health Sciences Library in Supporting Translational Research: Priorities and Opportunities. Staff are invited to attend the presentations by the candidates. Presentation times and locations are listed below. Notice of Vacancy, cover letters, resumes, and full interview schedules can be found .
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Classroom C - HSL Learning Commons
Principal/Owner, Biomedical Research, LLC, Seattle
Friday, September 14, 2012
Classroom C - HSL Learning Commons
Virtual University Librarian (Behavioural Sciences), Yorkville University
Employment opportunities: List of open positions in the Libraries
- Evening Supervisor, Central Circulation. Helps maintain the daily operations of Central Circulation services and stacks activities for both Suzzallo/Allen and Sand Point collections. Manages the administrative supervisory functions for student hiring, payroll, scheduling, and maintenance of payroll records. View the job posting for additional information or to apply. Applications deadline is 11:59pm, Sunday, September 2nd.
- East Asia Library Technical Services Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library, this position manages the East Asia Library’s technical services which includes the acquisition of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials; cataloging of and metadata for all formats of library materials; serials maintenance, binding, marking, and preservation operations; directing special technical services projects; and providing original and difficult copy cataloging in Chinese language materials in all formats. Visit the job posting for additional information and directions on how to submit an application. Applications must be received by 5:00pm, Friday, November 30, 2012.
- Japanese Studies Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library, the Japanese Studies Librarian works with one of the major Japanese Studies programs in the United States. The position provides original cataloging of Japanese language materials. The Libraries enjoys a strong relationship with the Japanese community, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to sustaining this connection. The Japanese Studies Librarian seeks grants and gifts as appropriate and participates in donor functions. Visit the job posting for additional information and directions on how to submit an application. Applications must be received by 5:00pm, Friday, October 26, 2012.
- Chinese Studies Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library, the Chinese Studies Librarian works with one of the premier Chinese Studies programs in the United States The position provides original cataloging of Chinese language materials. The Libraries enjoys a strong relationship with the Chinese community, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to sustaining this connection. The Chinese Studies Librarian seeks grants and gifts as appropriate and participates in donor functions. Visit the for additional information and directions on how to submit an application. Applications must be received by 5:00pm, Friday, October 26, 2012.
- Nghi Lam, Reference and Instruction Librarian, UW Bothell, 01 September, 2012
- Megan Saunders, Access Services Technician (LT III), UW Tacoma, 01 September 2012 through 30 June 2013
- Megan Watson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, UW Bothell, 01 September, 2012
- Melissa Logan, Human Resources, extended temporary FTE reduction to 90% FTE, through 15 October 2012
- Mark Young, Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Engineering Library, from Library Supervisor, Central Circulation Services, 01 September 2012
- James Stickman, Monographic Services, Ending retired-reemployed, 8/31/2012
- Steve Stockamp, Engineering, Retiring 8/31/2012
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