Thursday, September 27, 2012

New CLIC COI for WorldCat Local

CLIC has a new Community of Interest (COI) for library staff interested in WorldCat Local. To receive information on upcoming meetings, sign up for the WCL email list.

News from the Circ Committee

Macalester and Northwestern are now lending their DVD, VHS, and CD collections. 

Monday, September 24, 2012


Are you heading to the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) conference in St. Paul next week?  CLIC institutions are well-represented on the program.

Thursday, October 4:
9:00 a.m.  C4. Going the Extra MILE: MLA Institute for Leadership Excellence 2013
, Heidi Hammond and Laura Morlock from St. Catherine University MLIS program.

2:30 p.m.  E4. MLA and YOU: Knowledge Networking for Students and New Librarians, Heidi Hammond, Sarah Park, and Laura Morlock from St. Catherine University MLIS program.

3:45 p.m.  F4. What a Queer Idea: LGBT Resources for Your Library, Karen P. Hogan, Serials Coordinator, Augsburg College.

Friday, October 5:
9:00 a.m.  G2. Flipping the Classroom: First Year Course Experiences, Ginny Heinrich, Assessment Coordinator & Instruction 
Librarian, Macalester College; Beth Hillemann, Reference Coordinator & Instruction 
Librarian, Macalester College; and Dave Collins, Associate Director, Access & Research 
Services, Macalester College.

9:00 a.m.  G3. Read That License! Provisions to Look for in Electronic Resources Agreements, Ruth Dukelow, CLIC Executive Director.

9:00 a.m.  G6. Libraries and Librarianship in Zambia: A Global Perspective, Mary M. Wagner, from St. Catherine University MLIS program.

9:00 a.m.  G9. AskMN Open Discussion Forum, Karen Dubay, Bethel University, and Kimberly Feilmeyer, Bush Memorial Library, Hamline University.

10:45 a.m.  H7. Online Reading in the Contexts of New Literacies, Sook Lim from St. Catherine University MLIS program.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Register now for CLIC’s Assessment Kick-Off Program, Oct.26!

On Friday, October 26, 2012, CLIC is hosting “A View from the Field: Overview of Recent Assessment Activities in CLIC Libraries,” 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, at Archbishop Ireland Library, UST.  This program, which is free to all CLIC library staff, is our Kick-Off Program for CLIC’s Year of Assessment. To register to attend this program, please send an email to .

The Kick-Off Program will begin with an introduction to CLIC’s “Year of Assessment” by CLIC Board Chair, Dan Gjelten. Following Dan, each CLIC institution will provide a brief summary of local assessment activities to give the CLIC community a broad overview of what other CLIC libraries have been doing.  At the end of the morning, attendees will be asked for their feedback on what specific assessment topics they would like to see offered in the CLIC workshop series.  CLIC library staff not in attendance at the kick-off program will be able to submit their suggestions via an online survey. 

The Kick-Off Program ends at noon. If you would like to stay later to discuss assessment ideas with your colleagues, there will be an optional brown-bag lunch session following the Program wrap-up.

During the 2012-13 fiscal year, CLIC will host a series of professional development workshops focusing on various assessment issues. The series will culminate on June 4, 2013, with a CLIC-wide Assessment Conference featuring Megan Oakleaf, author of ACRL’s The Value of Academic Libraries.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CLIC Member Institutions Score High in U.S. News Ranking

U.S. News published the annual College Rankings List for 2013 today, and we're proud to see that all eight CLIC member institutions ranked high in their categories!

National University Rankings
University of St. Thomas (113)

National Liberal Arts College Rankings
Macalester College (24)

Regional Universities Midwest Rankings
Hamline University (9)
St. Catherine University (14)
Bethel University (24)
Augsburg College (27)
Concordia University, St. Paul (93)

Regional Colleges Midwest Rankings
Northwestern College (16)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CLIC Member Library to Highlight Acquisitions Pilot Project at MN-IUG

Here's another reason for you to attend the MN-IUG Conference at St. Olaf College on October 23! Library staff from the DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College, will present a session: Ready for Shelf Ready?

Program description: Macalester is in the midst of a pilot project to test complete automation of our major book vendor acquisition workflow -- from order submission, to acquisition, invoicing, cataloging, and physical processing -- from request to the shelf. Come hear about our process, results, and assessment to date.

Presenters: Angi Faiks, Associate Library Director, Collection, Development & Discovery; MaryLou SteinerCataloging Specialist; and Jack Davidsen, Acquisition Specialist, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College.

Monday, September 10, 2012

CLIC Panel Slated "to Boldly Go" to MN-IUG in October

Mark your calendars to attend the MN-IUG Conference at St. Olaf College on October 23, 2012, and see six of your CLIC colleagues starring on a panel, CLICtrek: The Next GENeration: a consortial odyssey! 

Program description: The panel will discuss the process CLIC's ILS Task Force employed to investigate the available products which might replace our existing integrated library system. Products and vendors were identified, demonstrated, evaluated and reported on to the CLIC board.  It was an odyssey.

Panelists: Linda Hulbert, Associate Director Collection Management and Services University of St. Thomas; Dixie Ohlander, Electronic Initiatives and Resource Sharing,  Augsburg College; Earleen Warner,  Reference Librarian/Instruction, Bethel University; Emily Asch, Head of Technical Services, St. Catherine University; Jennifer Carlson, Curriculum/Interlibrary Loan/Reference Concordia University; and Paddy Satzer, Head of Technical Services, University of St. Thomas, Law.