October Library Office Notes





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

Just a short update because … the Strategic Planning Steering Team is deep in working on a draft of the Framework for Strategic Action, which will be disseminated to the Library via LIBNEWS-L for broader review and feedback. It is thrilling to see how ideas are coming together into a future-oriented vision for the University Library! Stay tuned!

Strategic Planning Office Hours are scheduled in Library 434 in October at the following times:

  • October 13, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • October 30, 10-11:30 am

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: EBSCO Usage Consolidation
The University of Illinois Library has acquired the EBSCO Usage Consolidation tool which is helpful to organize and analyze our usage data and allows for more efficient storing and sharing of usage information for detailed analysis. EBSCO Usage Consolidation allows us to create and export detailed reports on the usage of journal titles, databases, and e-books. It also provides some cost-per-use figures.

Usage data for 38 of the Library’s major vendors, including: JSTOR, Taylor & Francis, HighWire and ProQuest, now can be generated by simply logging into the EBSCO Usage Consolidation module. Users can run COUNTER compliant reports on database session and search counts, as well as journal article and e-book downloads.

Historical reports are available for years 2013 and 2014. Most current usage containing the period January to June 2015 is now also available and can be viewed through the EBSCO Usage Consolidation module. Procedures on how to use the module and additional instructions are included under:
G:\Collections Info\EBSCOUsageConsolidation. Please contact Esra Coskun at coskun@illinois.edu for any questions or comments.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Campus Charitable Fund Drive
David Ward, Library Leader for CCFD

The annual Campus Charitable Fund Drive is underway! This year’s campaign will run through November 13th.

Our Library culture is built on a legacy of inspiring students and our local community alike. The CCFD campaign provides us with an additional opportunity to invest our time, talent, and thoughtfulness in order to make a difference to those in need.

Participation in CCFD is entirely voluntary. Please visit http://www.ccfd.illinois.edu/ to learn more about the campaign, the 12 umbrella agencies, and the hundreds of charities to which you may direct your donation. Instructions for pledging are available at https://ccfd.illinois.edu/give/.

The campus goal this year is $1.3 Million and 25% participation. The Library’s goal is $36,948.62 and 25% participation.

Over the next eight weeks I’ll keep everyone posted on the campaign’s progress, as well as share information about some of the impact of you and your colleagues’ generosity.
If you have any questions or would like to make suggestions, please contact me or anyone on the CCFD leadership team.

-CCFD Leadership Team
(Vanessa Biggers, Angie Gruendl, Greg Knott, Bridgette LeSure, Sandy Wolf)
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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Library Acquires Portion of That’s Rentertainment Collection
A collection of nearly 3,000 rare and out-of-print BluRay discs, DVDs, and VHS tapes from the inventory of a local institution will join the already extensive media holdings of the University Library – where they will be available to patrons from both the campus and community. Read more…
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ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Library Welcomes George Gottschalk
Lynn Wiley, Head of Acquisitions


Acquisitions is delighted to welcome George Gottschalk to the Library as the new Acquisitions Operations Support Specialist. He comes to us from Rogers State University where he worked as the Collection Development Librarian and was responsible for day to day Acquisitions work in all formats. George has also worked at the Oklahoma State University Medical Library in interlibrary loan and circulation. His MLIS and BA in Art History are both from the University of Oklahoma. George began work here in September of 2015 and he will be working with many of you regarding your collection orders. Stop by Acquisitions in room 12 of the Main Library to say hello.
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The Wellness Subcommittee of the Staff Development and Training Advisory Committee is again sponsoring an initiative to get Library employees out and walking out to other units, promoting both physical wellness and knowledge of our fellow employees.

Employees will have an opportunity to pick up a “Passport” to record their travels to all the participating Library units. You can pick up passports in Library Human Resources in 127 Library starting Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Each of the over 30 participating libraries or units will stamp (or in some cases put a sticker on) the “passports” of individuals to show that they have indeed traveled to that unit. During your travels try and take the time to introduce yourself at the participating locations and look around at the different units. Many units are newly remodeled or have interesting exhibits or displays.

The event will take place from October 1 to October 31 and anyone who completes all of them will be entered in a drawing. Turn in your passport to the Library Human Resources Office by 5:00 on Friday, November 1st. The drawing will take place the following week.

The event is open to all graduate assistants, academic hourlies, staff, academic professionals and Library faculty. Unfortunately, at this time we will not be able to award prizes to undergraduate student assistants.

We have a variety of donated prizes to give away.
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HR NEWS: Faculty and AP Searches
Below is a summary of current academic searches as of September 30, 2015 (click on graphic below to enlarge). A more comprehensive listing is sent via LibNews each month.


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HR NEWS: Recognitions
Faculty and academic professionals were recognized for achievements, awards, and years of service on September 29 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. For a complete list, view the evening’s program: 2015_Fac_AP_brochure
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HR NEWS: Civil Service Vacancies
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.

  • MPAL (Music and Performing Arts Library): 50% Library Specialist vacancy – interest letter to confirm music or theater proficiency, waiting for referral
  • CAS (Central Access Services): 100% evening shift vacancy – interviews being conducted
  • UGL (Undergraduate Library): 100% deep night shift vacancy – master referral received – currently scheduling interviews

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FACILITIES: Project Information
Please visit the Office of Library Facilities web page (http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/facilities/) for project information (under Facilities–>Project Information).
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EVENTS AND TRAINING: Background Check Policy Informational Sessions
Library Human Resources will be hosting informational sessions on the new Background Check Policy:
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EVENTS AND TRAINING: Informational Sessions on Microaggression
Lori Mestre will be providing an overview about microaggressions and how it might impact the Library.

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.

Many of you might have heard about or read Stacy Harwood’s published report on campus microaggressions at Illinois. If not, it is available at: http://www.racialmicroaggressions.illinois.edu/files/2015/03/RMA-Classroom-Report.pdf

There will be two identical presentations with time for discussion.

  • 10-11, Room 106
    Tuesday, October 6
  • 11-12, 335 Grainger
    Wednesday, October 28

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EVENTS AND TRAINING: The Champaign County History Sampler
Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Town and gown sampler

The Town & Gown Speaker Series presents The Champaign County History Sampler.

Explore Champaign County’s history during a day of special tours of local museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies. Meet archivists and local history experts, view special exhibits, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how local history is being preserved. Pick up a passport at any of our locations on October 17. Collect a stamp from at least three locations and be entered for a chance to win a gift basket with gift cards and goods from Champaign county businesses.

For more information, visit champaignhistorysampler.wordpress.com/.
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EVENTS AND TRAINING: Library Blood Drive
Community Blood Services will be here on October 21 from 11-3 with their Blood Mobile parked outside the Undergraduate Library in the circle drive. If you would like to donate blood please sign up on the Staff Events Calendar or send Zoe Revell an email with a name and preferred time.

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EVENTS AND TRAINING: 2015 All Employee Expo
The 2015 All Employee Expo will be held on October 20 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Illini Union rooms A, B, and C. This is an approved event for Civil Service employees. Civil Service employees may take up to one hour to attend the Expo, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval.
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EVENTS AND TRAINING: Long Term Service Recognition Program
The University Library Long Term Service Recognition Program for our Civil Service Staff is Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., at the ARC, Activities and Recreation Center, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign. The Social Committee hopes as many staff as possible can attend this annual recognition.

This year the University Library honors 21 employees! They are:

  • 5 year employee
    –Chapman, Erik Dale
  • 10 year employees
    –Coleman, Karen
    –Sparks, Vicki Sue
    –Woodall, Robin Lynn
  • 15 year employees
    –Hynes, Tony James
    –Lerch, Kimberly A
    –Lewis, Chad Allen
    –Menkhaus, Jane C
    –Miller, Lisa C
    –Rudd, Nick L
    –Towns, Elonda Navonne
  • 20 year employees
    –Andrick, Silda L
    –Crow, Naomi R
    –Pherigo, David W
    –Till, Marie L
  • 25 year employees
    –Keaton, Tammra Rena
    –Reinhart, Tina M
    –Schutz, Virginia K
  • 30 year employees
    –Pawlicki, Christopher C
    –Weatherspoon, Faynett R
    –Wolf, Sandra L

-Library Social Committee
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If you would like to submit content for the November issue of Library Office Notes, please submit it to John Wilkin, JoAnn JacobyBeth Sandore, or Tom Teper by Wednesday, October 21, 2015.