25 February 1999, Volume 55, Number 8
A Weekly Newsletter for The Library Staff
|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
|Nominations for Library Classification Committee
|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
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!
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
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:
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:
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.
202 South Hall
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.
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:
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.
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?
How Does the Review Process Work?
Employee Development and Training
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:
Please check the CBT web site (tuna.berkeley.edu/cbt) for additional information, including detailed use instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
Call to 643-7754 to enroll.
Identify ways to remove allergens from your home and work area. Understand your treatment options. Receive a
complimentary Allergy Kit. CASUAL
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.
Call to 643-7754 to enroll.
Identify ways to remove allergens from your home and work area. Understand your treatment options. Receive a complimentary Allergy Kit.
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