The IDEA Commons construction project has enabled us to do an upgrade to the tile in front of the Circulation desk. The tile will be replaced to improve the pathway to the IDEA Commons.
Removal of the old tile began on December 14 and is scheduled to be finished by January 3. During this period, the public side of the Circulation desk is inaccessible, and there is no access to the first floor from the south stairwells or from elevators #1 and #2.
A temporary station has been set up in the Daley Library lobby to provide check out, returns, pick up from the hold shelf, and other circulation services. Patrons also can check out materials at the Reserve desk.
The University’s Office of Business and Financial Services has posted the 2011 payroll schedule on its Web site. There’s also a link to the schedules from the Library Business Office’s wiki page about payroll.
Photographs from the 2010 UIC Library holiday party are available online.
You can submit a breakout session proposal for the 2011 Illinois Library Association conference (Rosemont, October 18-20, 2011). The theme is Bold Brilliant Brave, encouraging Illinois library workers to make their own way in this new library world. As the proposal submission form says, “If you are doing something bold at your library, if you have a brilliant concept, or if you’ve shown bravery by taking a risk to move your library forward we want to hear about it.”
The proposal submission form is available online. Proposals are due January 11, 2011.
Roberta Dupuis-Devlin, director of UIC Photo Services, received a bronze in the 2010 Pride of CASE V awards from Region V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Roberta’s portrait of Truman Anderson, professor emeritus of medicine, which appeared in UIC Medicine, won in the category “Excellence in Photography, People and Portraits.”
The UIC Library Support Staff Advisory Committee is once again hosting a Holiday Food Drive!
In the spirit of giving, UIC Libraries will be accepting donations of canned food and dry goods for donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Donations will be accepted at both Daley Library and LHS Chicago from Wednesday, December 1 until Thursday, December 23. Clearly marked donation boxes are located within clear view of the main circulation desks.
Although any and all canned or dried goods will be accepted, below is a list of most-needed items:
• Whole grain cereal
• Pasta Sauce
• Mac and Cheese
• Peanut Butter
• Canned meat
• Canned Vegetables
• Canned Fruit
• Shelf-Stable Milk
Nearly 142,000 men, women and children turn to the Food Depository’s network each week for staples and supplements to their diet. Please bring early and bring often, to help make this holiday season a little brighter, and a lot tastier, for the Chicagoland area!
If there are any questions regarding the food drive, please contact Amber Hoppenworth at firstname.lastname@example.org at LHS Chicago or Nancy Malinowski at email@example.com at Daley Library.
Below are recently completed tasks and tasks planned for the week of December 6 related to the IDEA Commons construction.
Circulation Dept. staff lockers have been relocated to the staff lounge.
The ACCC lab has moved out of 1-444. Consultants are stationed in the computer area at the north end of the Reserve Reading Room.
Room 1-470, which will temporarily serve as the Library’s classroom after the ELL is closed, currently has 17 computers that are available for students to use. The ELL will be open until December 10, and students can use computers in that room unless a class is in session.
Next week, carpenters will install sorting shelves in the Circulation Dept. work area, north of where the construction wall will be (around 1-140B and 1-140C).
Asbestos abatement begins in basement mechanical rooms on Monday, December 6. The work has been scheduled to be least disruptive to students studying in the Library during extended hours.
Congratulations to employees hired during the month of December:
Alfredia Smith 32 yrs
Osvaldo Villalpando 18yrs
Lynn Womack 18 yrs
Susan Glover 15yrs
Carol Scherrer 13yrs
Francis Kayiwa 10yrs
Ora Daniels 8yrs
Jane Darcovich 7yrs
Lesley Brown 1yr
Helen Schmierer, Assistant Catalog Librarian and Clinical Professor, has retired from the UIC Library effective November 30, 2010. Helen came to UIC in 2004 with nearly 40 years of professional experience at the Library of Congress, the University of Chicago, and the Brown and Harvard University Libraries. Her decades of contributions to developing and interpreting cataloging rules earned her the Melvil Dewey Medal in 1990. At UIC she was a tireless advocate for and practitioner of high quality cataloging. Her contributions are greatly appreciated, and we wish her the best in retirement.