Monthly Archives: June 2010

View virtual ALA sessions July 7-8

The Library has registered for the American Library Association’s 2010 virtual conference, eleven interactive Web sessions on Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8.  The schedule of programs is listed below.

Most of the programs can be viewed in Daley Library 1-360 or 1-210.  Library Human Resources also has several logins that individuals or groups can sign up for; contact

Title: Keynote – Creating Relevancy for Users – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 10:00 –11:00 a.m. CDT
Speakers: George Needham, Joan Frye Williams

Title: E-Books: How Do You Know it Was Worth it? – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. – noon CDT
Description: Models of ebook collection analysis continue to evolve. This program will provide a
discussion of the different measures available to evaluate usage of ebooks as well as anticipated
improvements desired to measure and evaluate the library’s investment in ebooks.
Speakers: Terry Kirchner, Tom Wright, Christopher Warnock

Title: Taking the Library With You: VR Going Mobile – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT
Description: Interested in finding budget friendly ways to expand your library’s virtual reference services
to include mobile devices? Attendees will hear from, and be able to talk to innovative leaders in our
profession, who will describe how their institutions are offering virtual reference services via mobile
devices, including the tools they use, and their successes and challenges. Efforts of individual libraries
and cooperatives are represented, as are SMS/texting and other mobile applications.
Speakers: Pam Sessoms, Lori Bell

Title: Author talk – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Speakers: TBA

Title: The ADA, Diversity, and the Workplace: Managing for Success – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CDT
Description: 20 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act sought to improve the lives of all people in
the workplace.  Today, both managers and employees must adhere to and embrace the change that
ADA has brought to our places of employment.  Featured speaker Naomi Earp, Director for Opportunity,
Inclusiveness, and Compliance at the Library of Congress, will help attendees explore how they can bring
the promise of ADA into the workplace to celebrate diversity, improve employees’ experiences, and
build better organizations.
Speakers: Naomi Earp

Title: Starting Out? Start with you: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Description: Are you a new librarian seeking to share your bright ideas, enthusiasm, and fresh
perspective?  Want to learn more about professional awareness and participation, networking,
communication, research, publication, promotion, and tenure?  Learn how to develop your career by
turning initiative into innovation, identifying best practices, overcoming setbacks, and maximizing
contributions. This program will highlight important considerations for new librarians and recommend
actions that will enhance professional development, job satisfaction, and career growth.
Speakers: Karen Sobel, Lisa Carlucci Thomas

Title: Keynote ‐ Reinventing your library for 2010 -DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Thursday, July 8
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CDT
Speakers: Karen Hyman

Title: Top Trends in Academic Librarianship – DALEY ROOM 1-360
Date: Thursday, July 8
Time:  11:00 a.m. – noon CDT
Description: (should be emailed to me in the next few days)
Speakers: Ryan Johnson

Title: Help for Hard Times @ The Library – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Thursday, July 8
Time: noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT
Description: Learn how San Diego County Library developed programs and services to help customers
survive, thrive and get through tough economic times.  A panel presentation including representatives
from the award winning Housing Opportunities Collaborative, San Diego Workforce Partnership, and San
Diego County Library. Learn how you can develop similar partnerships and replicate these services in
your community.
Speakers: Jose Aponte, Susan Moore

Title: Author talk – DALEY ROOM 1-210
Date: Thursday, July 8
Time: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Speakers: TBA

Title: “Social Lives” and Information Literacy: Repackaging classic content for Millennials – no meeting room available
Date:  Thursday, July 8
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CDT
Description: Baffled by the popularity of Twitter and Facebook?  Frustrated by “txt‐speak” in students’
homework?  Not sure how YouTube relates to your classroom?  Presented by a Millennial library media
specialist, this session will discuss the technology landscape today’s students face in their everyday lives
and develop strategies for using Web 2.0 tools—the Social Web—to re‐package classic information
literacy course content in ways that are current and relevant to those students.
Speakers: Sarah Searles

Title: Open to Change: Open Source and the Next generations ILS and ERMS DALEY ROOM 1-360
Date: Thursday, July 8
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Description: Join us in thinking outside the out‐of‐the‐box, proprietary ILS or ERM as the members of
this panel discuss the latest developments in open source library applications. Although much attention
has been paid to the promise of open source and new technologies for the OPAC, this panel will shed
light on how next‐generation technology, open source projects, and the widespread sharing of home‐
grown solutions can help change the game in acquisitions and e‐resource management.
Speakers: Galadriel Chilton, Bill Erickson, Robert McDonald

Title: Yes We Can: Collaboration in a Changing World of Services and Information – DALEY ROOM 1-360
Date: Thursday, July 8
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT
Description: The YALSA Legislative and Advocacy Committees will collaborate to present a Panel
discussion consisting of the important stakeholders who disperse information about library services for
youth and build community partnerships including social services, education, academia, teen advocates,
and media. The focus on this session will be to identify the changing trends and issues affecting youth
services and identifying possible collaborative partners.
Speakers: Paula Ellen Griffith

Novotny presents research forum topics July 28

The UIC Library’s Lectures & Forums Committee announces its 2010 Research Forum that takes place on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.  Eric Novotny, Humanities Librarian at Pennsylvania State University (and Resident Reference Librarian at UIC 1998-2000), will present on two topics:

Making Usability Useful:  From Research to Results
10 a.m., Room 303, UIC Library of the Health Sciences, 1750 W. Polk St., Chicago

Bricks without Straw:  Economic Hardship and Innovation in the Chicago Public Library during the Great Depression
2:00 p.m., Room 1-210, UIC Daley Library, 801 S. Morgan, Chicago

In order to assure sufficient room for attendees, it would be appreciated if you could contact us to RSVP for the presentation:  rplowery@uic.ed).

Hepburn, Lewis publish

Peter Hepburn, Digitization Librarian, and Krystal Lewis, formerly a reference librarian at Daley Library and now Coordinator of Information Literacy and Reference at Temple University, have had their article entitled “Open card sorting and factor analysis: a usability case study” published in the Electronic library:  the international journal for minicomputer, microcomputer, and software applications in libraries, volume 28, issue 3.

June anniversaries

Congratulations to employees hired in the month of June:

Janet Watkins 30 years
Regina Thompson 29 years
Angela Mendez 24 years
Josephine Dorsch 22 years
Deloris Thomas 22 years
Kavita Mundle 15 years
Marilyn Bergante 13 years
Chandra Waters 13 years
Maria Duran 12 years
Steve Brantley 10 years
Ellen Schellhause 6 years
Kathryn Stine 2 years
Timothy Klassen 2 years

Daley staff move U, V, Z

Six months ago there were more than 1,100 shelves of books on Daley 1 South, representing Library of Congress classes U (military history), V (naval history), and Z (bibliography and library science).  As of June 3, 2010, every one of those shelves has been emptied to make way for Learning Commons construction.  Congratulations and thanks are due to a number of people, including:

— Tim Klassen, who reduced the size of the T (engineering) collection on 4 North to make room
— Steve Wiberley and John Cullars, who significantly reduced the size of the Z collection
— Warren Webb and his staff in Resource Acquisition & Management, who transferred or withdrew thousands of volumes
— Many of the staff of the Circulation Department (especially Alan Resendiz and Jacqueline Slaughter) who contributed at every step to handle and move an extraordinary number of books.

You can see the results of their work on 4 North, where the U-Z collections now neatly follow the P-T collections.

We will continue to empty 1 South between now and August, when Learning Commons construction is expected to begin.