Monthly Archives: April 2006

Asian American Connection

UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans presents
The Asian American Connection:
An opportunity for UIC faculty, staff and students with an interest in Asian American issues to meet and network.

Wednesday, April 26, 3-6 p.m.
Room 1020, College of Medicine Research Building
909 S. Wolcott (corner of Taylor and Wolcott)

Guest speakers Sam Pitroda, Chairman of WorldTel, and Kelvin Rodolfo, Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will discuss their professional experiences as Asian Americans in the United States.

This is a free event open to all UIC faculty, staff and students. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact Jessica Canlas, CCSAA Co-Chair.

Reminder to Staff

If you have recently moved, Library Human Resources will need a new blue Personal Data Card filled out. You can request a blue card by e-mail or by calling Library Human Resources at 6-7353. Please make sure this information is also updated in NESSIE. You will still need to call SURS at 1-800-ASK-SURS to notify them of your address change. Changes in NESSIE are not automatically sent to SURS.

Bring Your Daughter to Work Day

Daughters at Work:
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Illinois Room A, Student Center East
750 S. Halsted

Prior approval needed from supervisor and/or department head. Employees are allowed university time from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Vacation time must be used if employee wants to take the rest of the day. Library staff are allowed to participate in the UIC Chancellors endorsed program with daughters only (no other relations, neighbors, friends, etc)

During the afternoon, Library employees may bring their daughters to their units to meet colleagues and see where their parents work. We would suggest limiting the visit to an hour or so. As in the past, employees may opt to take the afternoon as personal time to be with their children. As always, please double-check with your supervisor and department head to make sure there is adequate coverage.

Digital Humanities Scholar to be Nakata Lecturer

The UIC Library’s 2006 Nakata Lecture features John Unsworth, GSLIS dean at UIUC and expert on cyberspace policy and digital humanities. The lecture is being co-sponsored by the LAS, the A&A and the Graduate College.

Unsworth co-founded Postmodern Culture, the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, in 1990. In 2000, he established the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium. He was the first director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and is currently chair of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Unsworth received the 2005 Richard W. Lyman Award from the National Humanities Center in a ceremony at the Newberry Library last spring. The Lyman Award recognizes scholars who have advanced humanistic scholarship and teaching through the innovative use of information technology.

Unsworth has conducted research projects and publishes widely on the topic of electronic scholarship.

The lecture takes place on Friday, April 28, 2006, at 2 p.m., in 713 SCE. A reception will follow the presentation.

Local Library Strategic Plan Discussions

Members of the Library Strategic Planning Group will be hosting local meetings with staff to discuss the most recent draft of the Library’s Strategic Plan. Staff are encouraged to attend and provide input at their appropriate discussion group. Meeting schedule is as follows:

Daley Strategic Plan Discussion: Tuesday, April 25; 10:30 a.m. – noon; 605 SCE
LHS Peoria, Rockford & Urbana Teleconference: Monday, May 8; 9-10:30 a.m.

Information on LHS-Chicago meeting is forthcoming.

Interactive Tutorial

An animated interactive tutorial,“Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Research” designed by Annie Armstrong, Assistant Reference Librarian and Helen Georgas, Coordinator, Bibliographic Instruction is being featured as the March 2006 site of the month by PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. Sponsored by the ACRL Instruction Section, PRIMO is a Web site promoting peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. The tutorial and an interview of Helen and Annie are available at PRIMO.

Helen and Annie have been invited to present their tutorial and lead a roundtable discussion on interactive online tutorials at LOEX of the West 2006, a library instruction conference in Kohala, Hawaii in June.