Librarians in the news, work in the library, and a new newsletter puzzle.
Richard Sapon-White appeared in this article about inclusion at IFLA.
Home football game: Saturday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m., Oregon State will host its first home football game of the season. That means football game day parking will start back up. Game day parking starts at 7 a.m. in the Orange lots. Any vehicles will be towed from those lots starting at 5 a.m. Any staff or student wishing to park on campus and not attending the game on that Saturday may do so and park free at any of the pay lots. Please notify the attendant that you are there in a working capacity for the University and they will let you in. There will be plenty of signage around the lots, so please pay attention to them. If you have any questions or concerns please direct them to Kevin.Blank@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5977.
A new child care center will open on Oregon State campus this fall. The Azalea Child Care Center will serve 46 children and will be located on the east end of campus. More information can be found at Life@OSU.
Are you taking classes in the fall term? Then don’t forget to turn in your staff fee privilege form for your staff discount! The deadline for submission is coming up in September.
Looking for the latest LAMP minutes? Then check them out on the wiki, here!
Rachel headed up the carrel take down, moving to other floors with lots of help from our student workers, as well as David, Bryan, Uta, etc…. it’s been a long week, and a lot of moving still to come. Victoria staffed the info desk a ton to allow her students to help Rachel! Tables are being moved next…. Then walls… then… more!
With the start of the school term, student employees begin to look towards diminishing hours and spending more time with their studies. This is the case for Heather Bennett, who is working at processing travel reimbursements for library staff who traveled over the summer. If you have travel reimbursements still outstanding, please turn them in before the start of the school term.
There will be an AAAS Webinar on Empowering Women in Science in Drinkward on August 28th at noon. Laurel is an AAAS member and has registered for the webinar, and reserved Drinkward for the broadcast. The discussion will be led by Dr. Shirley Malcom and Dr. Celeste Rohlfing.
PERS: Tiers 1 & 2 Simplified. What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire. Designed for people within 5 years of retirement. Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*. Sept. 7, noon, MU 206 RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com
Metadata LT3 – The committee is reviewing applicants.
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – On hold.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – The committee is finalizing the PD.
Cataloging LT3 – This position has been posted and can be found online here. Share the news and see if anyone’s interested in joining the Valley Library team.
Cataloging LT3 – On hold.
Circulation LT2 – Welcome to Erin Kooyman! She’ll join the circ staff on September 6th.
Circulation LT2 – Welcome Rebecca Coulterpark! She’ll also join the circ staff starting September 6th.
Information Desk LT3 – This position has been posted, and can be found here.
Science Librarian – This position has been posted, and will close on September 17th. The posting can be found online here.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – The committee has identified two candidates to bring to campus based on initial reference checks.
“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”
— T.S. Eliot
Another new addition for the Library Newsletter! A small challenge to get you started in the week. Library administration will provide the picture of a pet with some defining characteristics that are specific to that animal. Can you guess the animal’s person?
This is Dolly, a schnauzer/half terrier. A rescue from the Heartland Humane Society, she hates mornings and loves car rides.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name.
This week I’m flying solo, Anne-Marie and I will be back as a team in the near future. I have been thinking about how to manage my e-mail while on vacation. I have a tendency to be a little compulsive about checking my email and my family gets a little annoyed with me. I also dread returning to work because sometimes there are as many as 500+ emails waiting for me to sort through. When I returned to work from a week-long vacation and a full email box, I thought I had found the answer when I saw the title of a brief article in the Harvard Business Review online daily alerts I receive. It was with much excitement that I began reading the article “How to Keep Email from Ruining your Vacation” by Arianna Huffington https://hbr.org/2017/08/how-to-keep-email-from-ruining-your-vacation Unfortunately, the answer that the author was promoting was to just have it automatically deleted during your vacation. The authors' premise was that if someone really needed an email response they would contact you again when you returned to the office. I'm not sure I'm ready for this radical approach but the author cited some interesting data about the impact on people coming back from vacation to a big pile of e-mail. “According to the most recent study by the U.S. Travel Association’s Project: Time Off, last year 54% of Americans left unused vacation time on the table, amounting to 662 million days that could have been used to make them less stressed — and more productive. The top reason given? A “return to a mountain of work,” cited by 43% of people, up from 37% the year before. And yet researchers have found that people who take time off are more likely to get a raise or promotion.” So, for those of you who might think twice about taking a vacation because you don't want to come back to a pile of email to deal with, I provide you with some food for thought.