Monthly Archives: March 2007


Pia Hunter, Senior Library Specialist, has been selected as a winner of the new University award, the INSPIRE Award. Fourteen winners were chosen from past WOW recipients who embody UIC’s Core Values:

Integrity: Respecting the dignity and worth of everyone by maintaining the highest degree of ethical and moral conduct.
Nurture: Supporting an environment that fosters individual and community growth.
Service: Responding courteously to the needs of the people we serve and striving to exceed their expectations.
Pride: Taking pride in ourselves and in the work we do.
Intellect: Supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning.
Respect: Treating every individual with respect as we would like to be treated ourselves. We are committed to diversity.
Excellence: Striving for excellence in all that we do.


Sandy De Groote, Assistant Health Sciences Librarian (Peoria), has been accepted into the Program Track of the Illinois Immersion program. This is a week-long course provided by the ACRL’s Institute for Information Literacy.

Staff Publication

Lynn C. Westney, Assistant Reference Librarian, is pleased to announce the publication of her refereed article, “Intrinsic value and the permanent record: the preservation conundrum,” in OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives, vol. 23, no. 1, 2007, pp. 5-12. The article is available electronically in Emerald Journals.

Mac OS X Security Update

Apple has issued a security update for Mac OS X, which fixes multiple vulnerabilities. For those who have set their systems to automatically download updates from Apple, you will be prompted to update your system within a week.

If this does not happen please go to the Apple Menu and select “Software Update” to receive this highly critical security update.

Open Journal Publishing

The Library has an open journal publishing program using the open source Open Journals System. Three journals are using the software: Behavior and Social Issues, First Monday and the International Journal of Internet Research Ethics. Nancy John will be demonstrating the system for anyone who is interested, in the ELL and on e-rooms, on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 from 2-3 p.m.

Do you Have a Second Life?

Are you an expert in Second Life (the virtual world environment)? or is it something that interests you? Contact Nancy John (aka Bridgman Sands in SL) about attending a real world meeting to share experiences and interests. Once I know if anyone is interested, I’ll schedule the meeting. NOTE: I am no expert. My current research has made me bold enough to try, and I need help!

Illinois CARLI Immersion ’07

CARLI reports that it is excited on the number of wonderful candidates that applied to Illinois Immersion ’07, the regional ACRL Immersion Institute for Information Literacy, to be held July 2007.

Space is still available for this program, and applications will be accepted until Friday, March 30, 2007.  Online applications must be received by 3 p.m. CST; those delivered by hand or by mail must be received prior to the CARLI office closing at 4:30 p.m. CST. Please use a 9” x 12” envelope so the application is not folded. A waiting list will be established.

More information about the program and application instructions may be found on the CARLI Web site.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Clarage, Director of Collections Services, CARLI, or Lorna Engels, Library Systems Coordinator, CARLI, at (toll-free) 866-904-5843.