Submitted by Cheryl Gowing
May 13, 2003
in the III Beta Information sessions held last week, III will
load mini-updates to the Phase 3 beta software on a weekly basis.
'update' will occur this Tuesday, May 13, or Wednesday, May 14.
There will be neither system down time nor any noticeable interruption
of service. After the update, any launch of Millennium clients
will require a download of the new client software (.jar file(s),
i.e., milcat.jar, milcirc.jar, etc.). You'll just have to close
any existing Millennium applications, and then restart them.
I will receive
an automated message letting me know when the mini-update has
completed. I will then send a message to the bulletin to ask that
you restart any Millennium application you may have open.
notes listing what this week's update contains should be posted
on III's beta web site sometime tomorrow. I'll pass this information
along as soon as I can.
Circulation Unit congratulations
May 13, 2003
Submitted by Schlomit Schwarzer
I would like
to commend and thank the Circulation Unit for keeping the library
open 24 hours during Reading Days and Final Exams. The entire
Circulation Unit Staff made an effort and changed their regular
schedule to ensure that students had access to library facilities
non-stop, 24 hours a day from Saturday, April 26 until Thursday,
to Andrew Schmidt who worked overnight almost every night, and
to Conrad Foster, Eduardo Abella, Mike Valentine, and Mike Guarin,
who shared in the load of working overnight until 7:00 AM. Lisa
Diaz-Heimer, thank you for working the overnight shift during
the first weekend.
to Roca Beiro for her special support during these two weeks.
Head of Access & Delivery Services
Library Summer Hours
May 9, 2003
Submitted by Nancy Zavac
SUMMER HOURS 2003
May 10 & Sunday May 11 CLOSED
Mon May 12 & Tue May 13 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
I (May 14 June 18)
Thursday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. , 2:00
p.m. 6:00 p.m.
21 & Sun June 22 CLOSED
Jun 23 & Tue Jun 24 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
II (June 25 - July 30)
Thursday 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
9 00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m., 2:00
p.m. 6:00 p.m.
August 2 - Sunday August 17 CLOSED
Aug. 18 - Fri Aug. 22 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 23 CLOSED
August 24 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ORIENTATION
Aug. 25 & Tue Aug. 26 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 27 REGULAR FALL HOURS RESUME
'n Learn May 21
May 13, 2003
Submitted by Nellie Li
"Cookies & Learn"
When: Wednesday, May 21, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Where: Library Conference Room
by Jeff Barry focusing on the CNI (Coalition for
Networked Information) meeting and
by Schlomit Schwarzer on the III/IUG Conference
Everyone is invited!
University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection
Receives Two Awards
May 13, 2003
Maria R. Estorino
Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) of the University of Miami Libraries
is twice recognized for its contributions to the preservation
and dissemination of Cuban heritage and culture. The CHC is the
recipient of the Antonio Maceo Award from Pregones
magazine and the 2003 International Award for the Diffusion of
Cuban Culture in Exile conferred by the Spanish Asociación
Cultural con Cuba en la Distancia.
is a bilingual and bicultural magazine
that focuses on Cuban and Cuban American culture and life. The
presents an annual award, the Premio Antonio Maceo,
to persons or institutions that have distinguished themselves
with their contributions
to the development of the Cuban American community. Imara Arredondo,
President of Pregones Publishing Corporation in Miami, notes that
Cuban Heritage Collection was selected for the magazines
2003 award for
its great contribution to Cuban heritage and to the Cuban exile
On May 21,
2003, the Asociación Cultural Con Cuba en la distancia
will present the 2003 International
Award for the Diffusion of Cuban Culture in Exile in Cádiz,
its conference II Encuentro Con Cuba en la distancia.
First given in
2001 to publisher Juan Manuel Salvat, founder of Ediciones Universal,
award recognizes those individuals and organizations that have
themselves to the diffusion of Cuban culture in exile. In granting
this years award to the CHC, the Asociación
Cultural Con Cuba en la distancia acknowledges the dedication
of the staff of the Cuban Heritage Collection to the preservation
of the works and original papers of many exiled Cuban writers
as well as the services the CHC provides to students and researchers
in Cuban studies. Celia Cruz and translator Liliane Hasson will
also receive this years International Award.
staff help at Commencement
by John Renaud
May 12, 2003
who worked at two commencement ceremonies during the day, one
beginning at 6:30 AM and the other ending at 10:30 PM, deserves
our thanks. Schlomit Schwarzer, Tina Surman, Carrie Leslie and
John Renaud also helped make Commencement 2003 a success. It was
a great chance to see our patrons and their families enjoying
the rewards of all of our community's work and to connect with
UM employees from other departments.
who want to participate next year, tangible rewards include a
free polo shirt and UM visor. In addition, although we did not
know this beforehand, the University has generously decided to
award volunteers an additional day of vacation time.
Team Successful in UM Corporate Run
Submitted by John Renaud
May 12, 2003
in the 2003 Corporate Run to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society had a great time striving for their personal best during
this 5K event. In a throng of 17,000 plus participants, it was
hard to get off to a quick start, but Gary Heath and Dan Blazek
returned excellent times. Following them in the middle of the
pack were Carrie Leslie, Mike Centini, Ray Uzwyshyn, and John
Renaud. Cecilia Leathem, Margaret Borgeest, and Judith Rabikin
stuck together and led a large pack across the bridge into the
home stretch, besting even Sebastian the Ibis.
The CHC gang
also performed well, with Maria Estorino, Giselle Fernandez, and
Eugenio Alonso making excellent time. Caryn Berryman, the socialite
of the group, led a rowdy contingent of folks from other departments
and businesses to a brilliant finish. We picnicked by the water
and watched the sunset, then headed back to the UM tent for the
raffle. For a full report, chat with one of the runners. Incidentally,
the winning team this year, from the Medical campus, had 42 participants.
Start training now for next year.