June Library Office Notes





ANNOUNCEMENTS: University Librarian Note

A Hiring Plan and Focusing on the Future 
I’m on my way back from the CIC library directors meeting and recently returned from the ARL meeting, so I owe you a report on discussions in those two groups, but I’ll save that for next month. For now, I’d like to focus on a couple of related topics–the question why we devote energy to a hiring plan during a time we’re modeling budget cuts, and generally the need to keep our focus on the future. Read more…
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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Strategic Planning Update
Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Strategic Planning

This summer features our three Deep Dive sessions. The first was the “Transformative Learning Deep Dive” that took place on May 1 with a follow-up open discussion on May 21. The discussion focused on Goal 2 of the Campus Strategic Plan (http://strategicplan.illinois.edu/goals.html#goal2). The formal presentations at the Deep Dive were recorded and are available online (https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/channel/University+Library+Strategic+Planning+Deep+Dive+Session/). Participants found “The Student Experience” (three undergraduate students sharing their experience of being transformed through their experiences at the University of Illinois) and “Transformative Learning” (Chuck Tucker, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation, sharing the campus goals and strategy for transformative learning) particularly informative.

The next event is the “Scholarship, Discovery and Innovation Deep Dive” and is scheduled for June 16, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, with the follow-up open discussion on July 8, 2:00-3:00 pm. Details will be provided on LibNews and the Strategic Planning Blog. The final Deep Dive will be on the Research Library Ecosystem and take place in July.

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

  • June 11, 3:00-4:30 pm
  • June 17, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • June 22, 10:30-11:30 am

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Literatures and Languages Library’s New Configuration
The Literatures and Languages Library’s entrance and circulation desk is now on the west side of room 225 Main Library and opens on the north-south hallway. The west entrance will continue to be open during the LLL’s hours of operation.

As a result of the reorientation, faculty and staff have moved offices. You will find us at the following locations:

225A Seminar Room (same place)
225C Bob Cagle
225E Harriett Green
225F Graduate Students
225G Stuart Albert and Carl Graves
225H Paula Carns

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Advancement Welcomes Two New Major Gift Officers
The Office of Advancement has welcomed Tiffany Rossi and Maggie Wave as
major gift officers.

Tiffany Rossi

Tiffany Rossi

Tiffany Rossi was last the senior director of advancement at the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology at Bradley University. Prior to joining Bradley, she served as a major gift officer for Illinois in the Colleges of LAS and Engineering. Tiffany brings incredible advancement skills and knowledge of the campus to the Library. She officially started on May 4.

Maggie Wave

Maggie Wave

Maggie Wave joined the team on June 1. Maggie is a College of LAS alum and spent three years as president of the college’s LAS Leaders, a student advancement organization. Upon graduation, she was accepted into the Teach for America program and has been teaching in Louisiana for the last three years. She returns with great knowledge of the campus and an unmatched love of the campus and Library.

We are incredibly excited to have Tiffany and Maggie joining the Library team and look forward to working with them as we continue to build support for the Library’s mission. Their work will be especially vital when the new campus campaign officially kicks off in 2017.
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HR NEWS: Faculty and AP Searches
Below is a summary of current academic searches as of May 29, 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 Staff Openings
Please note, only applicants referred from the register are eligible to interview, unless you are on the current transfer list for the noted classification.  Please direct any questions to Library Human Resources.

  • Music and Performing Arts Library, Library Assistant, 50% – CLOSED without hire

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HR NEWS: New Employees 


  • Dr. Clara Chu, Director, Mortenson Center and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center, June 1, 2015

Academic Professional

  • Eleanor Dickson, Visiting Digital Humanities Specialist, Scholarly Commons, June 1, 2015
  • Tiffany Rossi, Director of Development, Library Advancement, May 4, 2015
  • Maggie Wave, Assistant Director of Development, Library Advancement, June 1, 2015

Civil Service

  • Hueih-Lirng Laih, Library Specialist, with specialty factor, Library Acquistions started in her new position on May 18, 2015
  • Candice Woodrum, Accountant I, Library Business Office, started in her new position on May 22, 2015
  • Millie Wright, Library Specialist, 50%, Oak Street, started in her new position on May 26, 2015

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HR NEWS: Separations

  • Mickie Bailot, Senior Library Specialist, Collection Management Services, retired May 8, 2015
  • Lyn Petrie, Senior Library Specialist, Grainger Engineering Library and Information Center, retiring effective June 20, 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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EVENTS AND TRAINING: Poplin and Paper: Four Centuries of Fashion in Print
May 18-September 9, 2015
RBML, 346 Main Library


The term “fashion plate” is layered with meanings. It is a portrait depicting not an individual but rather an outfit that a clothier can supply. It is also frequently used to describe someone who wears the latest styles. But a plate is also a printing term, describing an illustration transferred to paper during the printing process.

This exhibition explores the interdependence between fashion and print to communicate ideas not only about what people wore, but also about those who produced and experienced these images. The exhibition begins with early modern surveys of national costumes, which sought to codify the diverse cultures that Europeans encountered around the world. It then traces emerging interrelationships among fashion plates and the periodical press, commercialism and the performing arts, and the subsequent evolution of various communities of readers and consumers. It culminates in the emergence of fashion photography, a new medium of expression for fashion in print that still shapes its viewers today.

The exhibition is curated by Anna Chen, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. The exhibition will be on view Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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EVENTS AND TRAINING: CPR Training for Adults, Children and Infants plus AED Training
The Library will be once again offering this workshop, Tuesday, June 2, from 9-11:30 in the ACE’s Heritage Room. Completion of the class will result in certification.

Please sign up on the Staff Training Calendar:

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy so people on the waiting list can make arrangements to attend.
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EVENTS AND TRAINING: Research Data Service Meet & Greet New Staff
The Research Data Service (RDS) will host a Meet and Greet on June 12th from 4-5 PM in Room 308 of the Main Library for new research programmer Colleen Fallaw and data curators Elise Dunham and Elizabeth Wickes. The RDS team is working in collaboration with others in the Library (and beyond) to develop services that meet data management and stewardship needs on campus, including developing a repository for public access to research data and providing researchers with expert guidance on creation and execution of data management plans (DMPs). We hope to see you at the RDS Meet and Greet!

Also look for a special RDS Interest Group meeting later in June to review upcoming expectations around research data that have emerged from recently released Public Access Implementation Plans. The OSTP Public Access Memo from 2013 and these subsequent plans address both publications and research data. Although we’ll focus on the research data requirements, we will point you towards resources that have systematically covered both for quick reference.
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June 17, 9:00-Noon – Main Library 106

Please join us for a workshop based on our GREAT Customer Service Guidelines: http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/services/great.html. Shirley Stelbring from Learning Alliances will lead the training, under the auspices of the Staff Development & Training Committee. The GREAT guidelines were developed by the User Services Advisory Committee as a tool for training and evaluation.

Register for the workshop at: http://bit.ly/1EhLggx

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If you would like to submit content for the July issue of Library Office Notes, please submit it to John Wilkin, Sue Searing, Beth Sandore, or Tom Teper by Wednesday, June 17, 2015.