April 22, 2003
Library hours during finals
Submitted by Schlomit Schwarzer
April 7, 2003
During Reading Days and Final Exams the 1st floor at the Richter Library will remain open 24 hours a day.
The library will open on Saturday April 26 at 9:00 a.m. and remain continuously open until Thursday, May 8. On May 8 the library will close at 11:00 p.m.
On Friday May 9
the library will observe shortened hours schedule until Wednesday, May
14. For a detailed library schedule, visit the library website at: www.library.miami.edu/general/hours.html
This comment was submitted through Ask Otto.
"I wanted to congratulate and thank you for the FANTASTIC work being done to the library. I am extremely satisfied with all the renovations and advancements in the Richter facility. Not only have your renovations made the library more aethetically, and therefore academically, pleasant, with the addition of many [rather comfortable] furniture and chairs as well as new study/lounge areas, but the bound periodicals area is also much more accessible and the study environment much more conducive to learning and focusing than before.
commendable is the vast expansion of the Information Commons to include
nearly 100 computers, more than half of which are flat screened and
efficient at our browsing and document-related needs. What finally did
it for me was coming in to find the row of new Dell computers at the
standing area, which i take to be specifically for Web browsing and
other quick passersby activities.
Wednesday, May 7
Time: 12:00pm- 1:30pm
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Archives & Special Collections staff at the University of Miami
Otto G. Richter Library has recently completed a box-level collection
inventory for one of their largest archival collections - the Dante
B. Fascell Papers. Fascell was a South Florida congressman who served
in the United States House of Representatives for 38 years (1955-1993),
and held a wide variety of committee assignments, including chairman
of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Our Library Grand Re-Opening event, held on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 from 4 to 6 pm was a big success! I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to get everything done on time and so very well:
To President Shalala, Provost Glaser and Vice Provost and Interim University Librarian Ullmann for your heart-felt presentations.
To Susan Jones, for making all of the arrangements that made the Gumenicks - from 101 years old to 3 months old - very happy.
To Vivian Miller and the entire Advancement Events Management team, for managing the event from big (coordinating with all of the vendors - the caterer Creative Tastes, Precision Printing for the invitations, Hirni's Flowers, Diamonette Rentals, Mac Parking, Pyramid Photography and Southern Audio-Visual) to small (making sure the ribbon and scissors were just right).
To Jeanne Ross and the entire Library Administrative Team, especially Roca Beiro, Dexter Townsend and Alexis Yordan for making the Library look great with fresh paint, new plants, etc. etc. etc. and for helping to organize security, set-up, clean-up (with help from the UNICCO staff) and everything in-between - including an emergency elevator fix!
To Isabel Arias, Santiago Loo and Isa Garcia of Jet Graphics for creating one of the best programs I've ever seen!
To Terri Robar and her Library exhibits committee, for ensuring that the exhibit cases were ordered, set-up and filled with interesting exhibits about the Library and Congressman Fascell.
To Margot Winick and the Media Relations team for gathering information and getting the word out via a press release and other announcements.
To John Renaud for creating the UMAA Information Literacy Lab presentation and for staying to patiently teach a couple of donors about the Lab until after 6 pm.
To Dan Blazek and Erin Dunphy for recording the event on video and film for the University Archives.
To Don Bosseau for taking care of Dr. Henry King Stanford yesterday - collecting him from and returning him safely to his hotel.
To all of the Library department heads who supplied information blurbs for the easels and for the program.
And last, but certainly not least, to my assistant, Mireya Fonseca, for pitching in wherever and whenever needed.
Thank you so much!
school students will be visiting Richter Library Thursday afternoon
as part of the Universitys Take Your Kids to Work Day. The students,
aged 9 11, will tour the Cuban Heritage Pavilion and learn about
what librarians do at work. Rochelle Pienn, John Renaud, Carrie Leslie,
Ray Uzwyshyn and Jane Schillie will meet with the students and show
them how librarians help people find the information they need and create
the tools people use to access information.
At the April 16th Human Resources Roundtable meeting, HR representatives shared these news items and interesting facts with us.
The mobile mammography
unit will be at the Wellness Center on June 9th & 10th offering
free mammography services to UM employees. In the last two years, the
mammography screenings have resulted in 26 referrals for further evaluation,
and one case requiring intervention measures to prevent more serious
illness. Services are provided on an appointment basis only. Call Susan
at 954-858-4420 to schedule your appointment.
HIPPA - the Health Insurance Privacy Protection Act - is in force now and while protecting the privacy of individuals, it is limiting the Benefits Office's ability to assist employees with health insurance problems. HIPPA restricts the disclosure of health information to only those persons an individual has authorized disclosure to, in writing. Where in the past the Benefits office could assist you with resolving issues with insurance carriers, health care providers, pharmacies, etc., they are no longer able to do so without your written consent. The Benefits Office is developing a consent form now and will be communicating disclosure authorization requirements to employees in the near future. For more information on HIPA go to http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/
Bene-Stats - The high cost of insurance:
for FY04 Staff Pay Increases
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in identifying all the pages that belong to a single document, especially
if the pages become separated.
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Cheryl Gowing, Judith Rabin, and Schlomit Schwarzer will be attending the 11th annual Innovative Users Group Conference in San Jose, CA from April 25-28. Cheryl is serving as coordinator/presenter for the session, Full Electronic Journal Access Through the OPAC . This session was one of the top vote getters in the preliminary program scheduling and will be presented twice during the conference. Cheryl is also once again coordinating/moderating the Load Profile Open Forum with members of the III staff. This years conference should prove to be another record setter, with over 1088 pre-registrants from all over the globe. A complete listing of the conference program is available on the IUG web site at: http://www.innovativeusers.org/iug2003/index.html. You will need our IUG id and pwd to access the program materials. Contact Cheryl or your Dept. Head for this information.