July Library Office Notes





ANNOUNCEMENTS: University Librarian Note
Check back in August for a new Note from Dean Wilkin.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Strategic Planning Update
Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Strategic Planning

We have now had two of our three Deep Dive sessions. The first was the “Transformative Learning Deep Dive” that took place in May. The second was the “Scholarship, Discovery and Innovation Deep Dive” and was held in June. The recordings of the formal presentations are available online at https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/channel/University%2BLibrary%2BStrategic%2BDeep%2BDive%2BSession%2B%25232/31245881. The opening talk by Dr. Antoinette Burton, incoming head of IPRH, was particularly thought-provoking. The open discussion follow up to the Deep Dive on Scholarship, Discovery and Innovation will be Wednesday, July 8, 2:00-3:00 pm in Library 428. The final Deep Dive will be on the Research Library Ecosystem and take place later this summer.

Finally, Strategic Planning Office Hours are scheduled in Library 434 in July at the following times:

  • July 8, 10:30-11:30 pm
  • July 16, 12:00 noon -1:00 pm
  • July 28, 111 am – 12 noon

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Lynne Rudasill

The results of the biennial balloting for IFLA offices and standing committees are in! Illinois will continue to have a very strong presence in the IFLA organization with the following individuals serving on IFLA related sections:

  • Acquisition and Collection Development – Lynn Wiley
  • Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning – Mary Laskowski
  • Document Delivery and Interlending – Joe Lenkart
  • Information Literacy – Lisa Hinchliffe
  • Library Services to Multicultural Populations – Susan Schnuer
  • Library Theory and Research – Beth Sandore
  • Rare Books and Special Collections – Valerie Hotchkiss
  • Social Science Libraries – Lynne Rudasill

Their terms begin at the close of this year’s World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. We definitely want to invite you to the 2016 Congress which will be held in Columbus, Ohio, if you cannot make the trip this year. We also want to mention that Steve Witt is in his first year serving as the editor of the IFLA Journal.

Great international engagement on the part of the University Library, and some great librarians representing us!
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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Reference Management Team
Starting this summer with the next committee appointment cycle, the Reference Management Team will replace the Reference Services Committee and the Main/UGL Hub Management Team, integrating leadership and coordination of library-wide reference services. The core membership of the team will be individuals in positions with responsibility for managing reference services in each of the reference hubs (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and the Main/Undergraduate Library), as well as other stand-alone reference service points. The charge and composition of the Reference Management Team is posted with the June 1 Executive Committee meeting documents at http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/exec/ExecutiveCommitteeMeetings2014-2015

In other reference-related news, please see the Reference User Survey report at http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/ReferenceServices/documents/UserSurveyFinal.pdf

Thanks to the Reference Services Committee for their work conducting and sharing the results of this study!
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HR NEWS: Faculty and AP Searches
Below is a summary of current academic searches as of July 1, 2015 (click on graphic below to enlarge). A more comprehensive listing is sent via LibNews each month.
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HR NEWS: Civil Service Performance Evaluations
It is time to complete performance evaluations for civil service staff. Evaluations should be conducted and completed before August 7, 2015. Training sessions for performance evaluations will be conducted on July 8, July 13, July 23, and July 28. Watch LibNews for announcements regarding location and times. Forms are available on the Library Human Resources website.
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HR NEWS: New Employees 


  • Jessica Moyer, Visiting Reference Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor, RRSS, June 16, 2015
  • Chloe Ottenhoff, Visiting Principal Cataloger and Visiting Assistant Professor, RBML, June 1, 2015

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FACILITIES: Project Information
Please visit the Office of Library Facilities webpage (http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/facilities/) for project information (under Facilities–>Project Information).
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Room 106 Library


Would you like to learn how to crochet?
Do you have question or a problem with a crochet project you are working on?
Or maybe you would like to take a break and work on a craft project while chatting with others?

July 15th – 11:30-1:30
July 18th – 1-4pm
August 12th – 11:30-1:30
Sept. 16th – 11:30-1:30
Sept. 19th – 1-4pm

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If you would like to submit content for the August issue of Library Office Notes, please submit it to John Wilkin, Sue Searing, Beth Sandore, or Tom Teper by Wednesday, July 22, 2015.