The Support Staff Advisory Committee would like to hear your suggestions for implementing the three Support Staff Task Force recommendations (Sense of Community, Employee Recognition, and Support Staff Development), and are interested in your comments or suggestions on other issues.
The University of Illinois will implement a reduced service schedule for the period of Dec. 25-29, 2006.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, and Thursday, Dec. 28, have been designated as reduced service days in an effort to reduce energy and operating costs during Fall Intersession. As a result, the Daley Library will be closed on Dec. 27-28; however the Science Library and LHS-Chicago will be open on a reduced-hours schedule.
Reduced Service Days are NOT holidays. Employees are asked to use accrued vacation or floating holidays to cover these days. Hourly (nonexempt civil service) employees not using vacation or floating holidays to cover this period may take time without pay or use accrued compensatory time. Academic or support staff members who wish to work during the Reduced Service Days should notify their supervisors in writing, with a copy to University Librarian Mary Case, by Dec. 1, in order to provide sufficient time for making suitable arrangements. Daley employees who choose to work on the Reduced Service Days may be assigned to LHS and will be required to either bring appropriate work assignments as designated by their supervisors, or perform other duties as assigned at LHS.
Friday, Dec. 29, is a gift day (1/2 day provided by the Chancellor and 1/2 day provided by the President).
Be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming UICcopiers Tech Fun Festival, Thursday, Aug. 24 (Chicago Rooms, SCW). Meet Chris Orr, the new Gordon Flesch representative for the UIC campus, and see some of the hot new products that are available through the UICcopiers program. There will be door prizes and a lunch buffet.
The Tech Fun Festivals will run from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; come as you are, come when you can, and stay as long as you like. RSVP to John and Char Cepek by Monday, Aug. 21. Feel free to invite others in your department who are interested in office technology—should be a great way to check out what’s “new and happening” in the wonderful world of copiers and printers!
Student employees who have federal work study for the upcoming 2006-07 school year will need to give Library HR a copy of their acceptance letter.
25% Library Clerk, LHS-Rockford
The Library deadline to apply for sabbatical leaves of absence is Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006.
Please send completed applications to Mary Case with a copy to Jessica Canlas.
Faculty desiring to sign up for or serve as a mentor may now fill out the appropriate registration form online. If you have a mentor in mind, please include the name of that facult member. Information on those who have volunteered to serve as mentors is also posted, including a brief summary of their research interests and publications.
The Executive Committee will match mentors and mentees by the end of the month.
The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes, or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.
Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as “ReadMOre,” a reading list for Missouri’s state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as “Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography.”
Applications must be received by November 6, 2006. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2007.
For more information or contact Ray Toler, Grant Administrator, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; fax 312-280-4380.
Kristina Howard, Assistant Information Services Librarian, has changed her last name to Appelt.
Campus Master Calendar Now Available
The UIC Web site now has one online location for all campus event information. The Campus Events Calendar can be found by clicking on “Events” on the UIC homepage. The first link on the Events page takes you to the calendar.
Anyone can add an event of general interest to the calendar by logging in with their netID (now used for most University Web applications). Links to instructions are on the calendar page. The calendar is structured to allow departments to create their own departmental event calendars and post events to just the departmental calendar or to both the departmental and master calendars at the same time.Be sure to post to the master calendar to reach the largest audience!
The calendar was developed by a task force of the Alumni Relations Council with technical support from ACCC. Comments can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.