Monthly Archives: April 2010

Summer semester eligibility for student employees

Students employed through the Student Employment Office during Summer 2010 must meet one of the following requirements:

  • have completed at least the minimum part-time enrollment [six (6) credit hours] for the Spring 2010 term;
  • be enrolled in and maintain at least the minimum part-time enrollment during either of Summer 2010 sessions:  undergraduate and graduate students = three (3) credit hours; students enrolled in the College of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy = five (5) credit hours
  • have been newly admitted to the University for the Fall 2010 term and intend to enroll in at least six (6) credit hours during that term. Incoming students can begin employment on May 16, 2010.

Graduating students who complete six (6) credit hours in their last term can continue working during the break period under non-Federal Work Study funds. The last day a graduating student may work as a student employee is May 15, 2010.

Students who attend a state-funded University other than UIC will need to submit proof of their enrollment (grade report, certification letter from the University, transcript, etc.) indicating that they completed six credit hours during the Spring term OR are enrolled part-time during the Summer. Current student employees who fall under this category should submit proof by June 4, 2010.

If the Student Employment Office finds that a student does not meet one of the above requirements, they will send a termination notice for that student. If you have concerns about the eligibility of your student employees, call the Student Employment Office at x6-3130.

**If you have student employees who are no longer working for your unit and are still active in your departmental/web time rosters, please submit a transaction to end their job(s).**

Weller honored by MLA

Ann C. Weller, Professor and Special Collections Librarian, received the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Serve Award. MLA awards this honor annually to recognize a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding service to the association and the health sciences library profession. Weller was cited for her own research and publishing more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and for mentoring new librarians as they pursue their research interests and disseminate their findings through the scholarly publishing process.

E-ppendix adds to knowledge about LHS

The first issue of E-ppendix: Electronic Newsletter of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences is now available.

The newsletter will publicize LHS’s resources, services, and staff. Each issue will include with a message from Assistant University Librarian for the Health Sciences Kate Carpenter, columns about collections, the GMR, searching tips, and scholarly communication, and feature articles. The editorial board is the LHS Presence Committee.

E-ppendix is published in UIC’s open access journal system.

Ithaka webinars examine faculty views of library

Ithaka S+R has announced a series of webinars that will explore each of the major themes of its Faculty Survey 2009. Each webinar will focus on an individual chapter of the full report, providing the opportunity for a targeted discussion of the findings of the study and their implications for libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies.

The Library has registered for all of the webinars, and those interested can view them in room 1-360 Daley Library

Webinar Schedule:
Chapter 1: Discovery and the Evolving Role of the Library
When: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2 pm – 3 pm CDT
About: Basic scholarly information use practices have shifted rapidly in recent years and, as a result, the academic library is increasingly being disintermediated from the discovery process, presenting libraries with some key challenges but also the opportunity to reallocate resources to other priorities.
Who should attend: Librarians, university administrators, and others interested in the future of the academic library in the digital age

Chapter 2: The Format Transition for Scholarly Works
When: Thursday, April 29, 2010 2 pm – 3 pm CDT
About: Faculty members’ growing comfort in relying exclusively on digital versions of scholarly materials opens new opportunities for libraries, new business models for publishers, and new challenges for preservation.
Who should attend: Librarians, publishers, and scholarly societies interested in the print-to-electronic transition

Chapter 3: Scholarly Communications
When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 2 pm – 3 pm CDT
Publishers, scholarly societies, libraries, faculty members, and others have laid significant groundwork for reforming various aspects of the scholarly communications system, but faculty attitudes are driven by incentives and suggest the need for continued leadership.
Who should attend: Publishers, librarians, scholarly societies, and faculty members interested in the changing landscape for scholarly communications

Goode receives dissertation fellowship

Michael Goode, graduate assistant in the Daley Library Special Collections department, has received a prestigious dissertation fellowship from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael’s dissertation traces the development of a Quaker peace discourse in colonial Pennsylvania, ca. 1680s to 1720s, that emerged out of provincial Friends’ engagement with Native American diplomacy, slavery and the slave trade, and Anglo-French imperial warfare. Next academic year, he will continue work on his dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania.

National Library Week, National Student Employment Week

The UIC Library celebrates National Library Week and National Student Employment Week April 12 – 16, 2010.

On Monday at Daley, Science, and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, we’re going to kick off the week with our own Library Workers Day (the American Library Association has designated Tuesday, April 13 as National Library Workers Day). LHS Peoria, Rockford and Urbana are holding their own local celebrations.

The first UIC Library Achievement Award winner will be notified during the week. There will be an announcement once the winner has been officially informed.

Departments should feel free to plan their own local celebrations for staff and student employees. Here’s what we’re doing as all-staff events in Chicago:

Monday, April 12
Celebrate UIC Library Workers Day — Libraries work because we do!

Pizza for All
noon – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. in the Daley Library staff lounge for Daley and Science staff and student employees in the LHS-C staff lounge for LHS-C staff and student employees

Every day: Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16
Roving drawings for prizes 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. at Daley/Science and LHS-C. Names of all staff are automatically entered in the drawing. Each drawing will take place in a different department.

Tuesday, April 13 – Friday, April 16
Departments are encouraged to bring in cookies or other treats for co-workers to enjoy throughout the day.

Friday, April 16, 2010
Two special drawings for prizes for student employees at Daley/Science and LHS-C.

Wherever you work, you can express your appreciation of one of your co-workers by naming him or her a Star on ALA’s NLWD Web site.

Respect in the Workplace workshops

Valerie Searcy-Cox, Civil Rights Claims Analyst in the Office for Access and Equity, will present a series of workshops on the topic of Respect in the Workplace. Attendance in-person is mandatory for library staff in Chicago. Student employees are encouraged to attend.

Please register for one of the following sessions:

Wednesday, April 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Room 1-210 LIB
Wednesday, April 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Room 303 LHS
Wednesday, May 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Room 1-210 LIB
Thursday, May 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Room 303 LHS

Contact Library Human Resources at lib-hr@uic.edu or via telephone at x6-7353 to register.

Heritage Fest May 11-12

The Library’s second annual Heritage Fest will be held on Tuesday, May 11 (LHS-Chicago in the lower level) and Wednesday, May 12 (Daley Library in the Reserve Reading Room).

The Sense of Community Committee is seeking participants. If you are interested, please contact a member of SOCC:
Teauria Brown
John Cullars
Radha Ramaswamy
Cathy Sauer
Osvaldo Villalpando (Chair)
Lisa Zhao