Saturday, July 06, 2002

One last thing about ASEE 02. I forgot to mention that the Best Reference Work Award, presented by the ELD-ASEE, was won this year by one of own faculty, Dr Waldemar Karkowski. Dr Karkowsi is the director of the Center of Industrial Ergonomics here at the University of Louisville. The book he edited, the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors won the prize with 97% of the votes. We are pleased that our library helped him - in our way - in his research.

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Pheewww, here goes:

MDL has released Commander 6 for Beilstein CrossFire. See your vendor or consortia because I can't seem to find updated info on http://www.beilstein.com/.

IEEE just published their IEEE-USA Salary Survey. Order at http://www.ieeeusa.org/catalog/01salary.html.

The SLA-ENG division has started a Diversity and Mentoring discussion list. The list will foster many-to-many mentoring and books discussions. Go to http://lists.sla.org to subscribe.

New from IOP, This Month's Papers. The final typeset version of each article (from the majority of their journals) will now be freely available in This Month's Papers for a period of 30 days from online publication. These papers are available from http://www.iop.org/EJ/S/1/N90504943/ejs_extra or from the journals' tables of contents).

I told you some time back of the Samuel Swett Green Award Transcript for the best virtual reference transaction transcript. The first winner is Tamsin Bolton from the University of Winnipeg Library. You can read the script (a good reference transaction indeed) at http://orca.pwl.com/greenaward/greenwinner5-15.html. The deadline for the next award in July 14 2002.

On the career front: a private 4-year engineering college, the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, will welcome its firt class in August in Needham, MA. They are looking for a Library/Knowledge Lab Director and a Resource Librarian. Collection building will be an important part of the job. See the Employment page at http://www.olin.edu for more details. As an aside, it seems that those positions are considered staff.
According to announcements at ASEE, several job openings are forthcoming. Keep your eyes open.

I have an unknown user going about our computer lab in the evenings shutting down monitors and moving signs around... ooookaaaayyy... but why? I'm planning to spend a little one-on-one time with our security cameras system.

Finally, a joyous 4th of July to all American readers!