Library Announcements – 6/10/19

Library Summer Workshop Series

Interested in learning about OER? Join Yang Wu for a Summer Workshop Series session on Tuesday, June 11th at 11am in the Brown Room for Everything You Wanted to Know About Open Educational Resources But Were Afraid to Ask. Yang will define what OER is, demonstrate where to search for OERs, and discuss Creative Commons licenses and other copyright issues related to them.

–Maggie Mason Smith¬†

Congrats to our 3 SDP graduates!

Congratulations to Darius Jones, Theresa McCoy, and Kirstin O’Keefe on their graduation from the Staff Development Program along with 21 other fellow staff members from across the university!

They each completed 150 hours (74 professional development, 40 to university and community service, 26 for personal development, and 10 core hours of university operations) of additional work outside of their current duties over the past 10 months.

This was SDP’s 9th year of graduates. Recently, the Office of Human Resources took over the program and will be working over the next year to make changes and have it ready for FY 2020-2021. There hasn’t been much information from OHR over the past year of what those changes might look like, but a planning group has been formed, including myself, to help drive the new program and make sure it continues to be an equitable and fair process.

SDP has been a major part of Library staff lives, giving them the rare opportunity for a permanent raise that is usually only available to tenure track faculty. President Clements assured the graduates and attendees today that SDP is here to stay and the plan is to make it better. As the planning group meets, I hope to keep you all informed of our progress and ask for your feedback on how to improve the program.

–Josh Morgan

Draft of Libraries Diversity Plan Available for Feedback

After almost 18 months of work, the Library Diversity Plan Working Group has completed a draft of the Libraries Diversity Plan. It is now on our StaffWeb page and we would like to hear your thoughts. Comments will be open through Friday, June 14.

Dean Cox is currently creating a charge for an ongoing Library Diversity Committee to work on the plan through 2026. Be on the lookout for a call for volunteers.

–Renna Redd, Alydia Sims, and Tara Weekes

Don’t forget…

With all the recent retirees and new folks coming on board in the next few months, I am sharing a friendly reminder regarding our new VoIP phones.

From the CCIT website: If you move a VOIP device or change the location of its phone number, the 911 emergency center will not be able to locate you. It is your responsibility to contact Telecommunications to update the location information for the device in order to reestablish 911 support. It takes approximately two (2) days for a location to be updated in the 911 database. Only one location can be specified for each phone number. 

–Kellie Marlatt

Please send announcements to Kellie Marlatt by noon on Friday through this link

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