Weekly Online News 10-10-2011
University of Washington Libraries Weekly Online News
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News and Announcements
RRS Reference Orientations
Please join us for the RRS Reference Orientations. Most weeks this quarter we will host people from throughout the libraries to talk about their work
so that those of us who do public service cam better help our users. Meeting room locations vary week to week. All sessions are Thursdays
2:00-3:00. Hope you can join us. All Libraries staff are invited.
- 10/20 Special Collection- exactly topic and location unknown10/27 Interlibrary Loan (Suzzallo 5th West)
- 11/03 Circulation/Cashier (Suzzallo 5th East)
- 11/10 WorldCat w/Nancy (Allen Auditorium)
- 11/17 Research Commons (Research Commons)
- 12/01 Digital Initiatives (Suzzallo 5th East)
- 12/08 Health Sciences (Allen Auditorium)
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UW COMMON BOOK AVAILABLE FROM ODT
The Libraries Organization Development and Training Office has several copies of the UW Common Book for this year. It is Richard Feynman's "The
Meaning of it All". If you would like to read this reflective and amusing volume, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to check it
out to you.
Changes to web authors mailing list
The webwright@lib mailing list has been migrated to UW-IT's mailman service and list membership has been updated to include those who have
(or will soon have) an account to edit/publish pages on www.lib/commons.lib on the new Plone-based platform. Staff already added to the new list have received a "welcome to the list!" message. This is a low-traffic list and will be used to communicate issues of importance to authors of www.lib and commons.lib pages.
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Graduate Students Guide #52 re-order
Due to popular demand, A.C. Petersen will be re-printing this year's updated Graduate Students Guide (#52).
Please let A.C. know how many you think you'll need this year, by end of day Tuesday, October 18 and an order will be placed.
Calendar of Events, Classes, Workshops, Webcasts
- Pacific Northwest Collection Curator Posted, October 3, 2011. Applications due 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2011. The Pacific Northwest Curator is responsible for development, conservation, access, and use of the Pacific Northwest collection in the UW Libraries Special Collections. http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/pnwc
- Library Technician III - Temporary, Bothell Campus Library Psted October 10, 2011, closes at end of day, October 24, 2011. This is a full time, fixed duration appointment, expected to last 12 months.
- Charles Chamberlin
- Beth Easton, was Beth Sanderson. Bothell Campus Library.
New appointment / voluntary demotion
- Curtis Cronn. From Library Specialist I, Serials Services, to Library Supervisor I, Music Library. 2011-10-10
- Ari Kirby. Truck Driver I, Suzzallo/Allen Circulation, 2011-10-10
Retired, re-employed appointment
- Paula Walker. Librarian, Library Administration and Facilities, 2011-10-01
- Erik Dahl
Quarterly reports of volunteers for July - September, 2011 due no later than Friday, October 14.
LSA and Employee News
Calling All Artists, Crafters! And Seeking Used Books & Media!
Are you an artisan or crafts-person, or do you know someone who is? Sign up to participate in the Libraries Staff Association Fall Sale fundraiser! It’s a great opportunity to publicize and sell one's work, make a little holiday cash, and also support the LSA. A small portion of the proceeds goes to support LSA, the rest goes to the seller. What's more, participating is a cinch! Learn more and sign up at: https://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/committees/LSA/planning/fundraisers/craftsale/lsa-fall-sale-arts-craft-sale/LSAFallSale_CrafterInfo Also, we need used books, DVDs, or CDs - and no doubt you could use a little more room on your shelves! Please donate your unwanted materials for the LSA Fall Sale fundraiser. Contact Erik Dahl (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a dropoff.
NCC Board Meeting / Team-building Workshop for Japan Studies faculty and librarians.
Keiko Yokota-Carter, Japan Studies Librarian, Chair of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources NCC, chaired the NCC Board meeting in San Antonio, Texas on September 29 and 30th, 2011. Some of the major issues at the NCC Board meeting were developing (1) the National Cooperation Collection Development of the Japan Studies resources in the North America, (2) Global cooperation among Japan Studies programs for easier access to Japanese digital resources, (3) Global database of Japanese special collections, (4) Libguide for overseas Japan Studies researchers and students. These topics will have a great influence on the UW Libraries Japanese collection development policies.
In conjunction with the Southwest Association of Asian Studies conference held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Keiko conducted the Team-building Workshop for Japan Studies faculty and librarians who do not have direct access to Japanese language materials at their home institutions. While assisting these institutions, she will seek solutions to enhance the national collection development plan for Japanese materials and at the same time to connect these activities with the UW Libraries Japanese collection as well.
URL for additional information: http://guides.nccjapan.org/homepage
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