Monthly Archives: December 2008


Asha Limaye, Serials Specialist, is retiring after 31 years of University service.
Verlene Sims, Library Specialist, is retiring after 31 years of University service.
Sarah Smith, Library Specialist,  is retiring after 30 years of University service.
Lynn Westney, Assistant Reference Librarian, is retiring after 25 years of University service.

Payroll deadlines and check distribution during the Holidays

From the Business Office:

For the pay period 12-14-08 through 12-27-08 (BW1). Supervisors/Approvers have until 9 a.m. Monday, Dec 22 to approve time sheets.

Paper checks normally distributed on Wednesday, 12-24-08 will be mailed to the permanent address on Payroll file.

Non-academic and student employees who typically received their pay through Electronic Direct Deposit will not be affected.

Payroll questions should be directed to the University Payroll Services Center at 866-476-3586.

Dorsch interviewed

Jo Dorsch, Health Sciences Librarian-Peoria, was interviewed by Jon Eldredge, The Research Mentor column editor, in the Fall 2008 edition of Hypothesis, The Journal of the Research Section of the Medical Library Association.

WOC update

The Web Oversight Committee (WOC) has completed several major steps in the redesign of the site. WOC finalized the architecture of the site and the language standards based on usability studies. WOC also worked with Knowmad Technologies to create a new look for the site. The work on content editing and migration continues.

WOC will release the beta site in spring 2009, and will welcome comments from staff. The site launch is planned for June 2009.

If you have questions or concerns please e-mail WOC.

Kim Pendell (chair)
Peg Burnette
Peter Hepburn
Valerie Harris
Tim Klassen
Linda Naru
Beth Pickard
Bob Sandusky