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Forum on Scholarly Communications this Friday

Lunch-n-Learn tomorrow
RSMAS dinner-lecture on Thursday
Library Grand Reopening Event

Tip of the week: Selecting Nonconsecutive Items

Academic Library Advancement & Development Network Conference

  Forum on Scholarly Communications this Friday
Submitted by Jeff Barry
March 28, 2003

Library faculty --

The University of Miami Libraries are hosting a forum on scholarly communications on Friday April 4, 2003. The purpose of this forum is to help librarians within the University develop a better understanding of the issues relating to scholarly communications.

A broader symposium targeted towards the teaching and research faculty is being planned for the fall semester.

Location: Richter Library, 3rd Floor conference room

Date & Time: April 4, 2003 from 9:30 am - noon


9:30 - 9:45 Introductions

9:45 - 10:30 Julia Blixrud will provide an overview of issues in scholarly communications. Julia is Director of Information Services for the Association of Research Libraries and Assistant Director for Public Programs for SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. See http://www.arl.org/sparc/ for more information on SPARC.

10:30 - 11:15 Catherine Candee will talk about issues involved in collaborating with faculty on issues in scholarly communications. Catherine is Director of the eScholarship Initiative of the California Digital Library. "The eScholarship Repository offers faculty a central location for depositing any research or scholarly output deemed appropriate by their participating University of California research unit, center, or department, including working papers and pre-publication scholarship." See http://escholarship.cdlib.org/ for more information on this initiative.

11:15 - Noon Question & Answer, as well as discussion about how to proceed with addressing scholarly communication issues at UM.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this event.

Jeff Barry
Assistant University Librarian
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320



Lunch-n-Learn tomorrow
Submitted by Nellie Li
March 31, 2003


Topic: “Tips on Using PowerPoint”

Where: Library Conference Room

When: Wednesday, April 2, Tomorrow!!

Time: 12:00 -1:30 PM

Info: Contact Nellie Li, nmli@miami.edu


Bring a bag lunch & we will provide the drinks!

RSMAS dinner-lecture on Thursday
Submitted by Roberta Rand
March 31, 2003

You are all invited! In addition to the program at Richter on Friday, Sigma XI is sponsoring a presentation by Julia Blixrud at the RSMAS campus on Thursday, April 3rd.

Sigma Xi Presents



Assistant Director of SPARC
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition


Open Bar: RSMAS Commons; 6 PM– 6:30 PM
All are welcome
Buffet Dinner: RSMAS Library – 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Lecture and Discussion: 7:30 PM
Cost: $20.00
RSVP: 305-361-4060

Roberta Y. Rand
Director of the Library
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
305-361-4021 (phone)
305-361-9306 (fax)
rrand@rsmas.miami.edu (email)

Library Grand Reopening Event
Submitted by Dr. Steve Ullmann
March 31, 2003


Luis Glaser
Provost and Executive Vice President

requests the pleasure of your company
at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception

to honor
the Nathan and Sophia Gumenick Family
generous benefactors
to the Cornerstone Campaign

for their support toward
the renovation of
the Otto G. Richter Library

Tuesday, April 15th, 2003
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Otto G. Richter Library
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, Florida

R.S.V.P. no later than April 10, 2003
Email: eventsmanagement@miami.edu
or telephone 305-284-2875

There is no human resources news this week.


“Tips for Microsoft Office”
By Nellie Li

This week’s MS Program: Word
Tip of the week: Selecting Multiple Nonconsecutive Items

You can now select multiple items in Word that are not next to each other. First select or highlight the first item you want, such as a paragraph, sentence or word. Then hold down the CTRL key and select the other items you wish.

This feature is useful if you want to perform the same task on multiple items, such as delete them or change their formatting making them Bold.

Have questions? E-mail me at nmli@miami.edu and I will answer them in the next Bulletin Board issue!

For updates on upcoming events go to: http://libstaff.library.miami.edu/cmtes/profdev/profdevtaskforce.html

Academic Library Advancement & Development Network Conference
Submitted by Tina Surman
March 31, 2003

Tina Surman, the Director of Development for the University of
Miami Libraries was the pre-conference chair at the annual conference of
the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network ("ALADN") in Tucson, Arizona. Tina also held an interactive session entitled "You Know
They're Out There: Finding Prospective Donors for Your Library." The
ALADN conference will be hosted by the University of Miami in March, 2004