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25 February 1999, Volume 55, Number 8

A Weekly Newsletter for The Library Staff

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  Contents:

  GSSI Welcomes Becky Lhermitte and Ray Weschler
  Laura Ng to Optometry Library.... Briefly
  Exhibit Documents the History of Affirmative Action at UC Berkeley
  Research Advisory Service Back to Help Undergraduates
  C&RL News Highlights Berkeley Accomplishments
  Earth Sciences Library Will Close During Move
  The Future of the Journal in Scholarly Communication: Lecture
     HR Alert
     LHRD Deadline
  Nominations for Library Classification Committee
     HR FAQs
  When Can I Submit a Reclassification Request?
When will it be Effective?
How Does the Review Process Work?

     Employee Development and Training
  Self-Paced Computer Training Offered Through CBT Systems
  Women and Midlife Support Group
  Nothing to Sneeze At: Self-Care for Allergies
  Library Employment Opportunities
  E-nnouncements
 

GSSI Welcomes Becky Lhermitte and Ray Weschler

Ray Weschler comes to GSSI as a Library School intern with a very interesting past. He has been an intern at Boalt Express, has his JD from Boalt, and is currently finishing his MLS degree at SJSU. Ray will be working on a CD-ROM project with us.

Becky Lhermitte is with us through June, 50 per cent time as the other half of me. Many of you know Becky as she was the Librarian at UCOP, and is now at the Continuing Education of the Bar Library. Becky has rotated to Ed/Psych and Boalt Law Library and she volunteers as an internet tutor at the north branch of Berkeley Public Library. Becky will be working on the GSSI Reference Desk and assisting Andrea with all kinds of fun projects!

Welcome to both!

Andrea Sevetson
GSSI

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Laura Ng to Optometry Library . . . Briefly

Laura Ng, Physics Library Operations Manager, has generously volunteered to work 50 per cent time in the Optometry Library for the next month. She is filling in for Linda Borromeo, who will be on medical leave for four months. Laura can be reached during the morning at 2-1020.

Bette Anton
Optometry Librarian

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Exhibit Documents the History of Affirmative Action at UC Berkeley

Setting Up
the Exhibit:
Margaret Phillips With UC Staff T-Shirt
(left to right) Elaine McCracken, Juana Loza, Lillian Castillo-Speed, Walter Brem, and Cathy Dinnean

 


Putting up the Exhibit All are invited to a new exhibit documenting the history of affirmative action at UC Berkeley. Sponsored by the LAUC-B Committee on Cultural Diversity, the exhibit will be on display from March 1 through April 19 on the first floor of Doe Library.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a reception will be held on Friday, March 12, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall.

Rachel F. Moran, the Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Professor of Law at Boalt, will speak on "Diversity and Its Discontents."

Thanks to all who have particpated in making this exhibit possible, including the members of the Cultural Diversity Committee (Walter Brem, Frank Carothers, Lillian Castillo-Speed, Juana Loza, Elaine McCracken and Margaret Phillips), and Cathy Dinnean, Bill Roberts, and Mary Scott.

Checking the Photos

Lilly Castillo-Speed and Juana Loza Work on Presentation of Photographs for the Exhibit

Margaret Phillips
LAUC-B Committee on Cultural Diversity

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Research Advisory Service Back to Help Undergraduates

The Information Center and The Teaching Library are pleased to announce the continuation of the Research Advisory Service. UCB undergraduates who are writing research papers in the humanities and social sciences may sign up for same-day, half-hour appointments with reference staff.

The Research Advisory Service is located in the Information Center, 1st floor, Doe Library. Appointments will be available Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (with the last appointment at 4:30 pm) from March 1 through May 7.

If students find these appointment times are not convenient, we recommend that they ask for assistance at any reference desk. (The Info Center is open until 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.)

We are asking instructors to contact the Teaching Library before recommending the Research Advisory Service to large classes – we may recommend bibliographic instruction instead.

Small posters and bookmarks advertising the RAS will be arriving in the mail for some public service units. If your unit doesn't receive these and would like to, please contact Rebecca Corral at the Teaching Library (rcorral@library). If you don't need them, please feel free to mail them back to Rebecca.

Thanks for helping us spread the word!

Corliss Lee, Teaching Library
Nensi Brailo, Information Center

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C&RL News Highlights Berkeley Accomplishments

The Berkeley Library made it into the news again this month: in its February issue, the C&RL News features the endowed chair recently established at the Anthropology Library and also The Teaching Library's program in information literacy. The C&RL News is the newsletter of ACRL (the Association of College and Research Libraries.)

An endowment from an anonymous donor created the chair to honor Anthropology Professor Emeritus and Andean Scholar John H. Rowe. Suzanne Calpestri, Head of the Anthropology Library, is the first recipient of the endowed chair. You can view this article at:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/nfffeb99.html

Also featured as an internet resource on information literacy is the UC Berkeley Teaching Library web site. The Berkeley program is recommended to librarians interested in planning and developing information literacy programs. Authors of the article are Esther Grassian of UCLA Library and Susan Clark of University of the Pacific Library. The article is available at:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/c&rlnew2.html

Ellen Meltzer
The Teaching Library

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Earth Sciences Library Will Close During Move

The move of the Earth Sciences Library from the Wellman Trailers into the newly renovated McCone space is scheduled for March 19 through April 1, and the library will be closed during this period. The move will occur during Spring Break to minimize inconvenience to users; however, we encourage users to anticipate what they might need from the collection. Reserve book items will be made available in the Map Room in Giannini during the move.

The new library space in McCone is looking very nice. Feel free to visit and take a look. The Map Room is scheduled to join us in the early part of the summer.

Please contact us if you have questions about the move.

Katie Frohmberg
and the Earth Sciences/Maps Staff

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The Future of the Journal in Scholarly Communication: Lecture

Michael Mabe, Director of University Relations for Elsevier Publishing Company will speak on "The Journal: Past, Present and Future." Co-sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Doreen B. Townsend Center, the event is scheduled for

    March 4
    4:00 pm
    202 South Hall

    Reception follows.

It is often said that the scholarly journal is at the crossroads in its development. More radically, some believe the internet may kill it off altogether. This lecture reviews the role that the journal has played in the scholarly communication process, the needs it fulfils now, and attempts to glimpse its future through the results of recent research into the expectations and desires of the academic community in respect of their communication system.

Michael Mabe read chemistry at Oxford and conducted research into aspects of radiocarbon dating before joining Oxford University Press in 1980. Since then he has worked for the British Standards Institution, Pergamon Press and Elsevier Science. Since 1995, he has been actively involved in publishing research projects such as SuperJournal and chairs Elsevier's Science Indicators Committee. He is currently Elsevier's Director of Academic Relations and is an honorary lecturer in the School of Library, Administration and Information Science at University College London.

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HR Alert

The following section is devoted to employment opportunities, merit and salary update information, awards, career training and development opportunities, and other Human Resources announcements. Current deadlines and job postings are also listed below:


LHRD Deadline



Nominations for Library Classification Committee

The Library Classification Committee is seeking nominations for appointment to the committee. Currently three vacancies exist, one of which must be filled with a Librarian, and the remaining two with staff appointments of persons in the Library Assistant series level III and above. One member must be from an affiliated library.

Interested applicants may send an e-mail indicating interest and availability, as well as supervisory consent, to kstarkwe@library. Nominations are due to LHRD by

Friday March 5, 1999

More information on the committee can be found on the Staff Web.



HR FAQs



When Can I Submit a Reclassification Request? When Will It be Effective? How Does the Review Process Work?

When Can I Submit a Reclassification Request?
Reclassification packets can be received in LHRD at any time. It is not necessary to await a call for the next classification committee deadline.

When is it Effective?
Effective dates for approved reclassifications will be the first of the month following receipt of packet in LHRD no matter when the committee meets or when the decision is made. This usually results in a retroactive reclassification.

How Does the Review Process Work?

  • The Library Classification Committee reviews Library Assistant III-V level jobs.
  • Library Assistants I and II are classified by Kay Starkweather.
  • Other classifications go to the campus personnel office for classification.
  • Technical jobs (i.e. Programmer Analysts) are reviewed by the campuswide technical classification committee.
  • Development positions go to a campuswide development classification committee.
  • MSP positions go to a campus committee of Vice Chancellors. These committees review and make classification recommendations for their particular groupings of jobs and work much as the Library Classification Committee does for the Library Assistant positions.
  • When there is no committee to review a particular type of job, our Compensation analyst, Jeff Green, reviews the position for classification level. He also reviews all new jobs we create for classification level prior to posting for recruitment.



Employee Development and Training



Self-Paced Computer Training Offered Through CBT Systems

CBT Systems courseware has been made available to University of California, Berkeley, faculty, staff, and students as a training tool for topics related to Information Technology. This interactive, self-paced training system allows users to access 300 titles on a wide variety of topics and software vendor titles, including Windows 95/NT, the Microsoft Office Suite, networking, and various programming languages (UNIX, Java, C++, Visual Interdev, etc.) Courses can be accessed either by downloading titles to a workstation or personal computer by viewing them via an online web browser using CBT's Liveplay feature. The titles are renewable or interchangeable with new titles on a yearly basis.

1999 courseware titles are now available and can be accessed by both Mac and PC users. All previous 1998 courseware titles that were not renewed have been removed from the course sites.

Important Notice for Current CBT Users

Current versions of the CBT Systems, Inc., components (CBTPlayer and Remove/Record Return Utility) may not function correctly with the new course titles. If you experience problems taking a course, please uninstall your current components and download/install the newer components from:

http://cbt-www.berkeley.edu/cbtweb/getstart.htm

Please check the CBT web site (tuna.berkeley.edu/cbt) for additional information, including detailed use instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.

– CBT Team
http://tuna.berkeley.edu/cbt
cbt@tuna.berkeley.edu



Women and Midlife Support Group

This free brown bag group is primarily for women ages 40-60 who feel that their bodies and outlooks are changing. Decisions women face as they age will be explored. The group may choose to schedule additional meetings.

    March 3
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm

    Call to 643-7754 to enroll.



Nothing to Sneeze At: Self-Care for Allergies

Identify ways to remove allergens from your home and work area. Understand your treatment options. Receive a complimentary Allergy Kit.

    March 4
    12:10 pm-1:30 pm

Call 643-4646 to enroll. Co-sponsored with HealthNet.

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Library Employment Opportunities

Current vacancies for staff library positions are listed below. For further information contact LHRD or Berkeley Human Resources Employment Unit, located at 2200 University Avenue, Room 7G, Berkeley, CA 94720. See full job listings at: http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/joblist/newlist.htm


CAREER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
POSITION NO. DEPARTMENT JOB TITLE/FTE CLOSING DATE
02-520-50SYSTCRS IIMarch 5, 1999
02-522-50ED/PLA IIMarch 5, 1999
02-548-50ENGILA I, 75%March 12, 1999

CASUAL
POSITION NO. DEPARTMENT JOB TITLE/FTE CLOSING DATE
02-507/508-50 (two positions)BIOSClerk, 11 months, 50% time February 26, 1999
02-519-50SYSTCRS I, 6 MonthsMarch 5, 1999
02-521-50OPTOLA III, 4 MonthsMarch 5, 1999

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