Monthly Archives: September 2008

Join SOCC for Fall Harvest in Chicago and Rockford

The Sense of Community Committee invites you and your family to join Library colleagues in enjoying fall’s bounty:

Harvest Days presented by John Deere at the Farm-in-the-Zoo
Saturday, Oct. 4
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
For further details or to reply, e-mail Osvaldo Villalpando or Veronica de Kowperlandth by Sept. 30.

Outing to Edwards Apple Orchard
Saturday, Oct. 18
Time TBD
Poplar Grove, IL
For further details or to reply, e-mail Radha Ramaswamy by Oct. 8.

Senior staff summary

Following are the key issues discussed and decisions made at the Sept. 16, 2008 Senior Staff meeting:

  • The Library will explore a joint contract with the UIUC Library to sell unwanted gift books through Better World Books.
  • For academic year 2008/09, the faculty entry-level position minimum salary will be $47,000.
  • All colleges and campus units are compiling briefing documents for chancellor-designate Paula Allen-Meares.  Senior staff is working on the Library’s document, including a two-page fact sheet and detailed data on collections, staff, strategic initiatives, and facilities.

If you have questions about any of these items, please e-mail
to Jessica Canlas.

Contacting Nancy John

Nancy John will maintain an office in 1-370 Daley Library through the end of fall semester 2008.  Nancy is teaching in the Honors College this semester.  You can contact her via e-mail or by leaving a telephone message in the Daley Administrative Office, 6-2716.

UIC will host Serials Solutions Midwest Users Workshop

Serials Solutions will hold a workshop for their client libraries at UIC on Oct. 29-30. The theme of the program is topics related to access, discovery and management tools, with library panels and presenters. Serials Solutions is the provider of our e-journals pages, the article link resolver, the electronic resource management system (ERMS), Ulrichsweb, and QUICsearch. Their first users meeting was hosted by Rutgers University Library last spring.

To see the workshop announcement, visit the Serials Solutions Web site. A preliminary program is available; please contact Sara Blaszczak.

Registration is now open and free of charge.