New Primo usage, more press for the OSU150 oral history, and classified staff vote.
The OSU150 oral history project is featured in the Corvallis Advocate, with a notable shoutout to the OSU Press for the books they’ve published to mark the sesquincentennial.
Classified Staff Vote On Your Contract. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9-10 a.m., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. McNary. Votes will also be held on Sept 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Market Place West, Sept 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. also at Market Place West, and Sept 22, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Arnold Dining hall. More information? Contact organizer Siobhan Burke 630-699-0281.
Now through September 30th you can vote online to provide feedback to ALA and IFLA on their global vision.
Have a new graphic design project? If the answer is yes,
and it's a project that you want done really soon, please send those requests
for graphic design work during the period of September 1-13 to Graphic Design
Intern Phoenix Thomas at email@example.com and copy Daniel Moret
and Don Frier on the email. At other times, those requests can be emailed to
Daniel Moret. Please use the Graphic Design Request form located in CN-Share's
Communications and Marketing folder -- or you can just ask Dan or Phoenix for
the form to use.
BennyBuy, Oregon State University’s new eProcurement system will begin implementation September 5th, thanks to outstanding contributions from a number of individuals throughout the university and to the pilot groups. UABC and Cascades will be implemented on Monday, September 18th. Training for shoppers in this new system can be found at the eProcurement training website.
Gardening Fall Festival: The Lane County Master Gardener Association invites you celebrate the fall season at its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., River Road Park and Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene. Learn research-based gardening and food preservation techniques, meet community organizations, and shop local vendors. Enjoy free workshops, tomato and heirloom apple tastings, free cider pressed on-site, a vegetable-judging activity, and kids’ activities. There will also be a bake sale, book sale, plant sale, seed swap, and store featuring items made by local Master Gardeners. For more information, call 541-344-5859, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go toextension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens.
Do you want to help new students find their way in the Valley Library? Then sign up to be a concierge for the start of the fall term! Interested in finding out more? Then check out their spiffy website to see what it’s all about.
Are you interested in what’s going on in the strategic planning process? Then check out the planning committee’s wiki page for the latest updates on what’s going on!
There are some new features in Primo!
Resource Recommender – this tool matches search strings with pre-defined internal and external resources. For more info and to contribute to the bank of search terms, please click here.
Lockable filters – facet items can now be “locked” to persist between different search queries in the same session. In order to lock a filter, first apply a filter item to the query. Then, mouse over the item in the Active Filters group. A lock will appear on the left of the badge – clicking this will lock that filter so that a user may enter and execute a new search query. To unlock a filter, click the lock again.
Multiple facet selection – Yay! Users can not toggle multiple facets across every facet group and apply them at once using the “Apply Filters” button that appears at the bottom of the facet pane.
Email captcha – this may be less a new feature and more a hindrance come back to haunt us. By default, this is enabled across the Alliance and, following a significant breach of security last summer, Ex Libris uses strong language whenever this technology comes up in discussion. Please let me know if this feature causes a significant barrier for your students or users.
New sorts in My Favorites - you may now sort your Favorites list by Date Added, Title, and Author.
Search expansion with controlled vocabulary – this new service will add variations of popular search terms with similar terms of the same meaning but maybe more technical connotations. For example, searching for “heart attack” will also include “mycordial infarcation” – with a helpful badge saying it’s been included.
Social Justice Education Initiative for Fall Term: The SJEI is a professional development program for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are new shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. SJEI is also available to hold in-house workshops for individual units, including customized training to meet your unit’s needs. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Space is limited, register today! http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46 For more information:email@example.com, 541-737-0866.
Reboot Yourself is a webinar by Rhonda Scharf which talks about finding enjoyment in the work that you do and the choices you make at work and in life. It will be held this Thursday, September 21st, at 11 a.m. at the Albany Public Library, in the downstairs meeting room.
Metadata LT3 – No new update.
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – On hold.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – No new update.
Cataloging LT3 – No new update.
Cataloging LT3 – On hold.
Information Desk LT3 – No new update.
Science Librarian – This position has just closed and the committee is reviewing applicants.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – No new update.
“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.” — Linton Weeks
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This pupper is named Copper. He’s too smart for his own good, loves water, and is full of puppy power and energy.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name. Last week’s pet was Brooke’s cat Shams.