A message from Mary M. Case
With the summer well upon us and the pace just a tiny bit slower, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for your continued excellent work to ensure that our students and faculty have the resources, tools and expert partners they need to be successful here at UIC. While the political climate has created stress and anxiety in our community, you have sustained a welcoming and inclusive environment that reflects the deep values of this University and the Library. Thank you.
Over the course of the summer we will be moving ahead on our strategic planning process. Within the next few weeks, the TV2025 visioning report will be released with an outline of next steps for broad discussion and prioritization. I am very excited by the Task Force’s work thus far and look forward to lively discussions with you as we focus on our future together.
Speaking of the future, I just returned from Deans Council where it was reported that enrollments appear to be on track to surpass last year’s record. Vice Provost for Enrollment Kevin Browne predicted that we would exceed 30,000 students this fall. We are making plans to accommodate those students with modest renovations in Daley this summer and with plans for extended hours for LHS-Chicago this fall. We will also be welcoming M1 medical students for the first time at Rockford and Peoria later this summer.
While I recognize that there are many projects underway (some of which you will read about in this newsletter) and articles to write, I do hope you will have an opportunity for rejuvenation over the next couple of months. Fall will be here before we know it!
University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
Exchange Online email and calendar migration update
The email migration to Exchange Online is nearly complete. The last two departments, RSR and SCUA, will be migrated by June 23. During the week of June 26, any individuals who were unavailable during their originally scheduled time will also be migrated.
Migration will begin on June 28, 2017. Calendars must be migrated individually, not all at once as originally planned. The process must be completed quickly, so Systems will devote extra staff to assist and answer any questions. Systems staff will consult with regional libraries as needed. Library staff may migrate their own calendars themselves if they choose. Instructions are forthcoming.
- All past appointments will migrate
- Repeating appointments will migrate, but as individual appointments. To edit these once they have migrated, you must edit the individual appointments. Alternatively, you can delete all repeating appointments prior to the migration, and simply recreate your repeating appointments in Outlook once migration is complete.
- Names for the conference rooms have been revised. A list of the new names is forthcoming.
- Student workers who need access to the Outlook calendar can create an Outlook account at: https://accountportal.uic.edu/auth/manage
IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM — You must take these steps to ensure locations for appointments migrate correctly
Prior to June 28, please check all Oracle appointments you created and be sure that a conference room name is listed in the “Location” field in the “General” tab. If it is not, please add it by typing the name directly into the field or by clicking on the “People & Resources” tab, highlight the room in the list of attendees and click the “Add as Location” button.
Please note: If a room appears in the “Location” in the “General” tab of an Oracle appointment it will migrate to Outlook, but it will not appear in the list of attendees.
Visit the FAQ for further information and all the latest updates.
Join us for Diversity Café
The Diversity Committee is proud to host its first Diversity Café!
Come and join the conversation on June 19, 2017 at 1:30-3 p.m. in the Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470. Steve Whitley will facilitate a discussion on issues of class.
Light refreshments will be served.
Register for Professional Development Challenge sessions
E-ppendix Spring 2017 issue now online
E-ppendix informs the UIC community and colleagues in the health science library world about the activities of the staff and faculty of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences.
In this issue:
- Spotlight on new Library faculty member Amelia Brunskill
- Update on Library of the Health Sciences outreach activities
- Recent Library faculty publications
New check-out procedure at the Daley Library
At the Daley Library, books and other materials are no longer stamped with a due date when checked out.
To give patrons time to adjust to the new procedure, they are being given a slip of paper directing them to check due dates and renew items using their online accounts. The slips of paper will likely be discontinued sometime in the fall. Patrons who request physical return receipts will still be accommodated.