Monthly Archives: October 2010

Black Belt Librarian offers security advice 11/11

Warren Graham, author of Black Belt Librarian, will conduct two training sessions on Thursday, November 11, 2010:

Session 1: 9:00 am – noon at Daley
Session 2: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at LHS-Chicago

Registration is required. Contact to register for a session.

Graham will cover the following topics:
Essential elements of a truly effective security program.
How to inform patrons of rules in a way that will most insure compliance.
How to recognize levels of emotion that a patron may be in and strategies on how best to respond.
Ten maxims of security no matter the size of your library.
Easy ways to document your security and safety matters.

Time off for voting on 11/2

The general election is on Tuesday, November 2. The Policy and Rules for Civil Service Staff 11.14 states:

An employee requesting time to vote in any national, state, or local election will be excused without pay for a time not to exceed two (2) hours, if such request is made to his/her supervisor no later than one (1) day before the election.

The complete policy is available online.

Save the date for all-staff meeting on 11/4

An all-staff meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Moss Auditorium of the College of Medicine Research Building (909 S. Wolcott). The main agenda topic is 2010 service recognition awards.

Buses will transport staff from and back to the east side, and e-rooms will be available for those who cannot attend in person. More information will be distributed closer to the date of the meeting.

Safety sessions scheduled for 11/2, 11/4

Officers Craig Moran and Cesar Canizales from the UIC Police Department will conduct safety sessions for Library staff:

Tuesday, November 2, 10 – 11 a.m.
Daley Library, 1 South

Thursday, November 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
LHS, Room 303

If you have any concerns or topics that you would like the officers to address, please send a note to Student employees are encouraged to attend. Please sign up by calling 312 996 7353 or emailing

Ethics training due by 11/2

The State of Illinois mandates that all employees of the state, including the state university system, are obligated by law to complete the annual ethics training mandate. This is not optional. This message is a reminder that the online training program must be completed by the end of business on November 2, 2010. Your access to the program will be removed at this time.

Failure to complete the training will result in the required reporting of your name to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor. The penalties of noncompliance may include a hearing before the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission and/or the assessment of fines up to $5,000. In addition, the University may impose disciplinary action on any employees who do not train during the designated online training period.

You should complete the training during your regular work hours or as your supervisor directs.

For help with logging-in or in case of technical difficulties, please contact the AITS Service Desk at: 312-996-4806. The Service Desk is available 24/7 to assist you.

If you need any further information please contact the University of Illinois ethics officer.

Campus bike registration 10/20

The UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) in collaboration with the College of Architecture and the Arts (CAA), join the the UIC Police Campus Oriented Policing Strategies (COPS) in hosting:

UIC Bicycle Registration Event
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
10am – 1pm
1st Floor, Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street

In the event of inclement weather where you are unable to bring your bike to the event, you may also provide the following details on the day of: color, make/brand, model, type (mountain, road, etc), value and serial number.

At any time, you can register your bicycle with the UIC Police online.

E-ppendix issue 2 available

The second issue of E-ppendix: the electronic newsletter of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, is now available.

The newsletter provides information about current events at all of the LHS sites: this issue features new and renovated spaces at Rockford and Peoria. Articles describe improvements in facilities and services funded by the Library/IT Assessment, using personal portals, and webinars offered this semester. Regular features cover the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Library of Medicine, scholarly communications, online searching tips, and research help.

Gurin lectures on diversity in higher education

Patricia Gurin, a social psychologist from the University of Michigan, will be presenting a lecture on October 18, 2010 on “The Value of Diversity in
Higher Education.”

Dr. Gurin is a highly esteemed scholar in the fields of social identity, social structure in intergroup relations, and diversity issues. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her research and personal experience and is known
nationally for providing expert witness testimony to the Supreme Court
in the University of Michigan’s landmark defense of its undergraduate
and law school admissions policies.

The event is open to the campus and takes place on October 18, 3 pm – 4:30 pm, in the UIC Forum, Meeting Rooms D-E. A reception follows.

Aldana in Business Office

Magda Aldana, Account Technician II, has returned to work in the Library’s Business Office, as of October 6.

Magda’s chief responsibility is payroll; she also handles corporate memberships, vouchers, and the FDAC allocation program. You can reach her at 312 413 0498 or