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January

 

January 6th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 1 | January 13th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 2

January 20th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 3 | January 27th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 4

 


January 6th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 1

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

 

Staff News
Jennifer Laherty was on research leave from October 31 to November 19, 2011 during which time she developed a curriculum for a start-up program that she will initiate as part of IUScholarWorks, aimed to educate graduate students on a broad set of scholarly communication issues centered on their role as author. Specifically, the workshop curriculum uses active learning exercises focused on disciplinary thinking and writing to teach graduate students a core set of scholarly communication competencies. During the course of her research leave, Jennifer completed a comprehensive literature review relating to scholarly publishing, and graduate students and publishing in the disciplines; created a detailed outline, syllabus, and learning objectives; researched ways to develop an assessment tool; investigated possible pilot departments by contacting five librarians whose responsibilities represent a cross-section of humanities-social sciences-sciences; and ultimately explore options for expanding the program.

Submitted by: Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian, IUB
 

Library News and Events
Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group will be on Tuesday, January 10th. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.


In response to requests from group members after last months’ discussion of the Library of Congress' Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, this month we will be discussing issues relating to data conversion and how libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) might cope with legacy data. To inform our discussion, we will test-drive a few transformations of MARC to other XML-based schema, such as MARCXML, MODS, and EAD.


Date: Tuesday, January 10

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Location: Wells Library 043

Topic: LAMs Legacy Data and Data Transformations


Some Sources on XML (eXtensible Markup Language):

I have 20 minutes: W3C. (2001, last updated 2011) “XML in 10 points” http://www.w3.org/XML/1999/XML-in-10-points
I want to some hands-on: Browse through or do a few exercises in Eric Lease Morgan’s “XML in Libraries: a workshop” http://infomotions.com/musings/xml-in-libraries/ or try out the much more general W3School’s “XML Tutorial” http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp


A Resource on Converting Legacy Data to Linked Data: Bowen, Jennifer. (2010) “Moving Library Metadata toward Linked Data: Opportunities Provided by the eXtensible Catalog.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DC-2010. http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/index.php/pubs/article/view/1010
Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog, blogs.libraries.iub.edu/metadata, or join the group email list by sending the following in the body of a message (leave the subject blank) to listserv@indiana.edu:

subscribe metadata-discuss-l

Hope to see you there!


Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB


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January 13th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 2

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • CIC Shared Print Storage
  • Indiana Legislature Proceedings from 19th Century Now Available Online

 

Staff News

Phuong Dinh accepted one of two Programmer/Analyst positions in the Digital Library Program, funded by the recent Variations on Video grant from IMLS. Phuong recently worked for VP Bank Securities as an IT Specialist and MyPay Jsc as Head of the IT Department, both in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has also worked as a Java Developer for both Google Inc. and eBusiness Solutions Inc. in California. In addition to his work experience, Phuong is a co-founder of QFC, a company that focuses on making web applications that fulfill the needs of Vietnamese people by building ideas for entrepreneurs who are interested in opening web startups. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he also worked as a teaching assistant.


Rebecca Shindel has accepted the position of Paper Conservation Technician effective January 23, 2012. Rebecca most recently worked as the Collections Technician/Preparator for the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, she has held several internships in the United Kingdom at places such as Oxford University’s Library Services Conservation and Collections Care, the Archives of the Duke of Northumberland, and The National Trust. Her bachelor degree is in History of Art from University College in London and her master’s degree in Conservation of Fine Arts, Works on Paper is from Northumbria University.


Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, IUB


Library News and Events
CIC Shared Print Storage

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Shared Print Storage initiative is progressing on schedule. Indiana University has already secured over 70,000 journal volumes published by Elsevier, Wiley and Springer; the shared collection at IU is expected to exceed 100,000 volumes by the end of 2012 and 250,000 by July of 2016. A thorough accounting of the CIC Shared Print Repository will be reported in a special issue of Collection Management later this year.


To read more about the progress of the initiative check out the article entitled “CIC Shared Print Repository is Underway” at http://info.cic.net/eNews/CLI/Article.aspx?List=e2b6f931-966b-48a1-a375-36f2c6a5860d&ID=66.


Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


Indiana Legislature Proceedings from 19th Century Now Available Online

Nineteenth-century proceedings of the Indiana General Assembly are now available on line, thanks to a joint project between the IU Maurer School of Law Library and the IU Digital Library Program.
For four decades, Brevier Legislative Reports reported on all debates and other business before the General Assembly, from the Civil War to the adoption of three important constitutional amendments. “Legislative bodies are a microcosm of the society they represent, and a reflection of the time period in which they operate,” said Michael Maben, associate librarian with the IU Maurer School of Law Library. “The availability of the legislature’s proceedings in a digital, searchable format will be a wonderful research tool for anyone interested in the state’s history.”


The Brevier Legislative Reports consist of twenty-two bibliographic volumes in nineteen physical volumes, amounting to nearly 8,000 pages of text. The set covers all sessions of the General Assembly from 1858 to 1887, with the exception of the latter part of the 1875 Regular Session, the 1875 Special Session, and the 1877 Regular and Special Sessions. The prosecution of the Civil War dominates discussion during the early years, but additional significant issues of the times were debated, including women’s suffrage, railroads, election of U.S. senators, temperance and prohibition, education, and civil rights. The Reports also contain the mundane of the legislative process, including on January 12, 1881 “that the Doorkeeper appoint Mr. L.L. Dilly, a one-armed soldier, as one of his assistants.”


“The Brevier project is a magnificent contribution to the body of knowledge about nineteenth century legal history,” said Randall T. Shepard, Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. “The decades following the Civil War were a period of sweeping legal change. The Brevier Legislative Reports will provide scholars and legal practitioners with a more fulsome and reliable view of the social and political story in one of the nation’s largest industrializing states. The Maurer School’s librarians and the Digital Library Program have rescued from virtual oblivion a rich legal treasure of national proportions.”


The Brevier Legislative Reports digitization project was a joint collaboration between the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Library and the Indiana University Digital Library Program. A Library Services and Technology grant under the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Indiana State Library was awarded in May 2008, making the digitization project possible. In addition, the project received a grant-in-aid from the Indiana University – Bloomington vice-provost for research.


Access to the Reports is available on the Internet free of charge at http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/law/brevier/.


Taken from: IUB Libraries News and Events


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January 20th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 3

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Wells Library ET2 Move
  • Change to SharePoint My Site Permissions
  • New MLA Publication, “Directions in Music Cataloging”

 

Staff News

Kieran Blackwood resigned his position as Searching, Shelf Reading, and Reserve Supervisor in Stacks/Searching effective January 19. Kieran is pursuing other career opportunities in Bloomington.


Kristopher Stenson’s last day with the IU Libraries will be January 24. He has accepted the position of Electronic Records Archivist with the Illinois State Archives.


Jerrick Adams’ last day with the IU Libraries will be January 26. He has accepted a position with Ball State University. 
 

Library News and Events
Wells Library ET2 Move

The project to transfer a significant portion of the research collections from the second floor of the Wells East Tower (ET2) is now complete. The research collections are being reorganized and partially moved to make room for office and consultation space for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), which should be in their new space by mid-summer. Approximately 238,000 items from our research collections have been moved — mostly to ALF, but some have gone to Research Collections or the Reference Reading Room in the Wells Library. If you have questions about where specific materials are housed, please contact the ET2 staff at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=3946.


Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, IUB


Change to SharePoint My Site Permissions

Later this month, UITS will be changing the default permissions controlling who can access content on your SharePoint My Site.


Currently, the default permissions for most My Sites on the UITS SharePoint service make content accessible to everyone with an IU username. On January 22, 2012, UITS will change My Sites default permissions so that content is NOT accessible to everyone at IU. If you have customized your MySite sharing permissions, you may want to verify or adjust your settings following this change.

 

If you would like to revert back to sharing your content, please see In my SharePoint My Site, how do I share content? --  https://kb.iu.edu/data/bbnv.html 
 

Note, My Sites Personal Documents libraries are not shared by default, and permissions for Personal Documents libraries will not be affected by this change.

 

For further assistance, contact your campus Support Center or Help Desk (http://uits.iu.edu/page/abxl).


Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, IUB


New MLA Publication, “Directions in Music Cataloging”

A new title has just been published in the Music Library Association’s (MLA) Technical Reports Series, Directions in Music Cataloging, edited by Peter H. Lisius and Richard Griscom. In Directions in Music Cataloging, ten of the field’s top theoreticians and practitioners address issues affecting the discovery and use of music in libraries today. The roots of today’s issues lie in the past, and the first part of the volume opens with two articles by Richard P. Smiraglia that establish the context of modern music cataloging through research conducted in the early 1980s. The second part explores cataloging theory in its current state of transition, and the concluding part looks to the future by considering the application of emerging standards. The volume closes with a remembrance of A. Ralph Papakhian (1948–2010), the most prominent music cataloger of the past thirty years—a figure who initiated many of the developments covered in the volume and who served as a teacher and mentor for all of the contributors. Sue Ellen Stancu’s remembrance and H. Stephen Wright’s introduction provide a context for the volume in relation to Papakhian’s legacy.


For a fuller description, please go to: https://www.areditions.com/books/TR32.htm

 

Submitted by: Sue Stancu, Sound Recording Cataloger, IUB


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January 27th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 4

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • New InULA Notes
  • Librarians with iPads
  • Indiana Iron-Gall Ink Study

 

Staff News

We are very happy to announce that Rachel Wheeler has accepted the position of Electronic Resources Cataloger in the Serials Cataloging Unit. Rachel has been employed as the RPS Cataloger & Technical Services Liaison for eight years. In addition to her experience preparing original and augmenting copy cataloging for books, visual materials and games, Rachel has extensive skills in multiple data formats, and metadata and content standards. Rachel has two advanced degrees, including an MLS from IU. She has been twice honored with scholarships, having received the Indiana Scholarship to attend the OVGTSL conference and the Esther Schlundt Memorial Scholarship from the Indiana Library Federation. Rachel will begin her new appointment in the Serials Cataloging Unit on February 13. Please join us in congratulating Rachel on her promotion!


Submitted by: James Castrataro, Supervisor, Serials Cataloging Unit & Sylvia Turchyn, Head, Western European Cataloging Section


Due to the retirement of Colleen K. Pauwels as Director of the Law Library, a national search for a new director was conducted by the Law School. As a result, Linda K. Fariss has been appointed Director of the Law Library. Prior to this, she was the Associate Director of the Law Library. Following this appointment, other administrative changes have also occurred. Keith Buckley, formerly the Collection Development Librarian, is now the Assistant Director for Public Services and Nonie Watt, formerly Head of Technical Services, is now the Assistant Director for Technical Services. All of these appointments are effective February 1, 2012.


Submitted by: Linda K. Fariss, Director of the Law Library, IUB


Library News and Events
IULFC Meeting

The second IULFC meeting of the year has been scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2012. It will take place at 9:30-11:30am Eastern Time. The agenda is forthcoming.
Meeting Rooms:

  • Bloomington - BL-LIBG-E170D
  • EAST - HY208
  • Fort Wayne - Helmke B37
  • IUPUI - in-vic-es-210
  • Kokomo - KO-111
  • Northwest - nw-hh-318
  • South Bend - SB-N037
  • South East - SE-Kv-112


Submitted by: Scott Opasik, IULFC Secretary, IUSB


Librarians with iPads

All information services and instruction librarians at IPFW now have iPads and are part of the campus iPad faculty cohort groups which began in Fall 2011. Several librarians received their iPads through a successful Re-Imagining IPFW's Academic Future: Mobile Technology Initiative grant application and others received theirs through a joint purchase collaboration between the library administration and the Deans or Department Chairs of the liaison librarians academic departments. Librarians are actively engaged with faculty in exploring how the iPad can enhance, support and/or transform teaching, research, scholarship and cross-discipline collaboration at IPFW. As part of the mobile technology initiative, librarians are developing an online guide to the best educational apps for the iPad as identified by IPFW faculty. The App-Ed guide covers apps from notetaking to citation management to GradebookPro as well as apps by discipline. In addition, the library's Emerging Technology librarian, Beth Overhauser, will be providing reviews of helpful apps each month in Helmke Highlights' Apps-olutely column.


Excerpt from: Helmke Highlights, January 2012, IPFW


Indiana Iron-Gall Ink Study

Cherry Williams, Curator of Manuscripts at Lilly Library and Douglas Sanders, Paper Conservator- IU Libraries Preservation, are members of a research team that has been awarded a Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding (CRCAF) grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The group, headed by Amar Flood, Chemistry; also with William Newman, History and Philosophy of Science and Wallace Hooper, Chymistry of Isaac Newton Project will conduct research entitled “Indiana Iron-Gall Ink Study of 17th Century Hand-Written Manuscripts using Raman Spectroscopy Analysis: A Multidisciplinary Project Across the Arts and Sciences” utilizing manuscript collections dating from the 17th century at Lilly Library in Bloomington. Through instrumental analysis, we hope to be able to distinguish the subtle variations within iron-gall ink formulations with the eventual goal of sequencing undated Isaac Newton manuscripts.

 

Submitted by: Doug Sanders, Paper Conservator, IUB


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February

 

February 3rd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 5 | February 10th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 6

February 17th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 7 | February 23rd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 8

 


February 3rd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 5

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • IULFC Meeting
  • HathiTrust Digital Library- 2011 Year in Review
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Presentation on Library Assessment
  • Librarian's Day 2012
  • Everyone in this World has a Story to Tell

 

Staff News

We are very happy to announce that Rachel Wheeler has accepted the position of Electronic Resources Cataloger in the Serials Cataloging Unit. Rachel has been employed as the RPS Cataloger & Technical Services Liaison for eight years. In addition to her experience preparing original and augmenting copy cataloging for books, visual materials and games, Rachel has extensive skills in multiple data formats, and metadata and content standards. Rachel has two advanced degrees, including an MLS from IU. She has been twice honored with scholarships, having received the Indiana Scholarship to attend the OVGTSL conference and the Esther Schlundt Memorial Scholarship from the Indiana Library Federation. Rachel will begin her new appointment in the Serials Cataloging Unit on February 13. Please join us in congratulating Rachel on her promotion!


Submitted by: James Castrataro, Supervisor, Serials Cataloging Unit & Sylvia Turchyn, Head, Western European Cataloging Section


Due to the retirement of Colleen K. Pauwels as Director of the Law Library, a national search for a new director was conducted by the Law School. As a result, Linda K. Fariss has been appointed Director of the Law Library. Prior to this, she was the Associate Director of the Law Library. Following this appointment, other administrative changes have also occurred. Keith Buckley, formerly the Collection Development Librarian, is now the Assistant Director for Public Services and Nonie Watt, formerly Head of Technical Services, is now the Assistant Director for Technical Services. All of these appointments are effective February 1, 2012.


Submitted by: Linda K. Fariss, Director of the Law Library, IUB


 

Library News and Events
IULFC Meeting

The second IULFC meeting of the year has been scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2012. It will take place at 9:30-11:30am Eastern Time. The agenda is forthcoming.

Meeting Rooms:

  • Bloomington - BL-LIBG-E170D
  • EAST - HY208
  • Fort Wayne - Helmke B37
  • IUPUI - in-vic-es-210
  • Kokomo - KO-111
  • Northwest - nw-hh-318
  • South Bend - SB-N037
  • South East - SE-Kv-112

Submitted by: Scott Opasik, IULFC Secretary, IUSB


HathiTrust Digital Library – 2011 Year in Review

It has now been 4 years since the first commitments to build HathiTrust were formally made. In the last year HathiTrust’s presence in the library community was strengthened with numerous achievements. In 2011 HathiTrust received Trustworthy Digital Repository certification from the Center for Research Libraries, grew from 52 to 66 partners, reached a total of 9,966,572 volumes, and assembled a Constitutional Convention to establish directions for its future. To read more about HathiTrust’s achievements and activities during 2011 check out the year-in-review report at http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_review2011.  


Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator


Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Presentation on Library Assessment

The assessment of student learning is a key concern in U.S. higher education today. One major challenge is the assessment of learning outcomes that are taught—and presumably learned—across many academic courses, majors, and programs as well as outside the classroom, during co-curricular experiences, and at the library. Although major progress has been made in this area, much of it focuses on test- and survey-based assessments. Efforts to add more authentic approaches to the assessment options available to higher education professors and professionals are ongoing, and one major development is the production of AAC&U’s VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) holistic rubrics for “essential learning outcomes.” However, application of these holistic rubrics to individual artifacts of student learning can be a challenge—a challenge that must be confronted and overcome in order to ensure the reliable and valid assessment of authentic student learning.
In this presentation, Megan Oakleaf will report on the first year of RAILS (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills), a three-year national study investigating the adaption of AAC&U rubrics to the specific needs of ten individual campuses. This $400,000 study, funded in large part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, focuses on the rubric assessment of student learning artifacts that provide evidence of information literacy learning (the ability to recognize a need for information, then locate, evaluate, and use information ethically and responsibly). Thus far, data analysis has been completed on five institutions; the results reveal important ideas and lessons that can be applied both in general learning and discipline-specific assessment contexts. Oakleaf will share these ideas and lessons as well as discuss open issues that are under investigation throughout the rest of the grant period. Megan will also place information literacy learning assessment in the context of overall academic library impact and value. Brian Winterman will finish the presentation with an overview of information literacy findings at Indiana University, as well as possible future directions for application of authentic rubric-based approaches to assessment at IU.
For details about this presentation, see the “Events & Deadlines” sidebar. To register for this presentation, please visit http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/sotl/events/2011_12/winterman_oakleaf.php.

 

Submitted by: Brian Winterman, Information Fluency and Assessment Librarian


Librarian’s Day 2012

Mark your calendars. Librarians' Day 2012 will take place on Friday, June 8 at IUPUI University Library. The theme is Redefining the IU Libraries. More details are forthcoming.

 

Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


Everyone in this World has a Story to Tell

February’s Wells Library lobby display showcases Books & Beyond, a cross-cultural project that bonds IU, New Jersey TEAM schools, and Rwanda Kabwende Primary school together in hopes to increase English literacy in Rwanda through students’ stories. The IU Libraries and the Global Village Living Learning Center will be highlighting information and artifacts about the project as well as resources from the Libraries’ research collections that are used by students and scholars. More information about Books & Beyond can be found at: http://booksnbeyond.wordpress.com/.

 

Submitted by: Michael Courtney, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, IUB


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February 10th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 6

 

This Week in IUL News

  • New from the DLP: Image Collections Online
  • Your Help Needed: Test the New IUCAT Interface [Testing Period Extended]
  • The Julieann V. Nilson $500 SLIS Scholarship 

Library News and Events
New from the DLP: Image Collections Online

We are pleased to announce the launch of Image Collections Online, a service of the IU Digital Library Program. Formerly known as the Photos Service, Image Collections Online provides support to collection managers in creating digital collections of images, and a website for displaying and searching those collections.

 

http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/images  


Image Collections Online currently includes historical photographs from the IU Liberian Collections, images of cultural objects and images from the Lilly Library at IU Bloomington, and photos of items from the Sage Collection in the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design. As the site grows we will be adding new collections from throughout the Indiana University community and integrating a number of existing IU online image collections into the site.
If you are interested in finding out more about making image collections available through this service, please contact the Digital Library Program at diglib@indiana.edu.


Submitted by: Dot Porter, Associate Director for Digital Library Content & Services, IUB


Your Help Needed: Test the New IUCAT Interface [Testing Period Extended]

We need YOU to help test the new interface for IUCAT! Please help us by taking a few minutes to participate in the initial staff testing phase of this project – we’ve extended the testing period through Friday, February 24. We welcome feedback from all staff, including student employees.
Find information on the project to implement the new interface, powered by Blacklight, and specifics on testing here: https://blogs.libraries.iub.edu/ole/iucat-beta/  (password: Blacklight)


Questions? Contact iucat@indiana.edu.

 

Submitted by: Courtney Greene, chair, on behalf of the Discovery Layer Implementation Task Force, IUB


The Julieann V. Nilson $500 SLIS Scholarship

Any new or continuing full-time or part-time student in the MLS or MIS degree program of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at either Indiana University – Bloomington or Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis is eligible to apply for the $500 Julieann V. Nilson scholarship. This includes students who have been admitted to SLIS, but who will commence their studies after the scholarship awardee(s) have been announced. The guidelines are available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/scholarship/scholguide.html and the application is available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/scholarship/app.html. Information regarding Ms. Nilson is available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/scholarship/julie.html.  


The deadline is March 1, 2012.


Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Chair, InULA Grants & Scholarship Committee


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February 17th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 7

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • IUFLC Meeting
  • Information Literacy

Staff News

Please join the Arts and Humanities Department in congratulating Tony White as he leaves the Indiana University Libraries in March, to take on the role of Director of the Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Under Tony’s supervision since August 2007, the Fine Arts Library staff planned, developed, and implemented color coding of the stacks in order to enhance browsing of the collection. Since October 2009, Tony has been a member of the Arts and Humanities Department, where he has been an active participant in collection development, liaison activities, and the development of the department’s Research Clinic series for graduate students. Some of Tony’s national achievements include directing the School of Library and Information Science’s specialization in Art Librarianship, founding and co-organizing the Annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, and serving on the ACRL Advisory Board for the Visual Literacy Standards Task Force.
You are all cordially invited to attend Tony’s Farewell Reception to be held in the Wells Library Staff Lounge on March 1, 3:00pm-4:30pm.

Submitted by: Angela Courtney, Head of Arts & Humanities and Librarian for English & American Literature, Film Studies, Philosophy, Arts & Humanities, IUB

Library News and Events

IUFLC Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2012
9:30am-11:30am Eastern Time
Video Bridge 22101
Bloomington - E251 (room change from earlier announcement)
EAST - HY208
Fort Wayne - Helmke B37
IUPUI - in-vic-es-210
Kokomo - KO-111
Northwest - nw-hh-318
South Bend - SB-N037
South East - SE-Kv-112

Submitted by: Scott Opasik, IULFC Secretary, IUSB


Information Literacy

The academic program of the library is information literacy. Based on the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, the library's goal for every information user -- students, faculty, staff and community members -- is to foster the information literacy which will carry through college, the work place and daily life decisions.

As stated by the ACRL: "Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning."
In all librarian classroom teaching, reference consultations, orientations and outreach, the components of information literacy include determining the extent of information needed and accessing it effectively, evaluating the information and its sources critically, and using information ethically and legally.

The library continues to target information literacy programs for both first 30-hour students and students at all stages. Librarians launched new online research guides, created new online tutorials and tailored classroom presentations for departments.

Improved technologies such as streamlined navigation on the library's web site (under development), mobile reference, IM chat, and use of social media are among the library's outreach efforts. Find us on Twitter @IPFWlibrary or on Facebook.

We look forward to continued collaboration with faculty to insure academic success for all IPFW students.

Excerpted from: IPFW Helmke Library 2011 Annual Report


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February 23rd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 8

 

This Week in IUL News

  • IUFLC Meeting
  • Conducted by Charles Dickens
  • Metadata Discussion Group

Library News and Events

IUFLC Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2012
9:30am-11:30am Eastern Time
Video Bridge 22101
Bloomington - E251 (room change from earlier announcement)
EAST - HY208
Fort Wayne - Helmke B37
IUPUI - in-vic-es-210
Kokomo - KO-111
Northwest - nw-hh-318
South Bend - SB-N037
South East - SE-Kv-112

Submitted by: Scott Opasik, IULFC Secretary, IUSB


Conducted by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is one of the most beloved and well-known authors in the English language. The stories of characters such as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Oliver Twist, and David Copperfield have moved beyond the pages of fiction and into the realm of popular myth.
The Lilly Library will display an exhibition from January 23 to May 5, 2012 commemorating the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’s birth. The title of the exhibition refers to the way in which Dickens denoted his editorship of his periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round: “Conducted by Charles Dickens.” Like the conductor of a train or an orchestra, Dickens masterfully channeled the cultural currents of his age into works of literature that still resonate with readers today.
The exhibition showcases the Lilly Library’s eclectic holdings relating to Charles Dickens’s life, literature, and the Victorian world from which he drew inspiration. Highlights include first editions of Dickens classics such as The Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations as well as examples of Dickens’ novels issued in serial monthly parts. The exhibition also explores Dickens’ love of theatre, the novels and stories that inspired him as a child, the numerous illustrators with whom he worked, and practices of Victorian readership and publishing. One section is devoted to the colorful and chaotic world of Victorian London, featuring London “low life” and the social reform movements which were such an integral part of Dickens’s fiction.


Excerpted from: IUB Libraries News & Events


Metadata Discussion Group

The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group will be on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

This month, it’s all about metadata from our users! User-contributed metadata, or social metadata, is being explored as one way to help citizens engage with collections and participate in a conversation about cultural memory. OCLC’s series of reports, “Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs),” conducts a survey of sites providing social metadata services, provides an analysis of survey results completed by site managers, and makes recommendations on social metadata features most relevant to LAMs.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Wells Library 043
Topic: User-contributed metadata: the OCLC Social Metadata for LAMs reports

Some Resources to Consult:
I have 20 minutes:
Smith-Yoshimura, K. (2009). Social metadata [PDF document of PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from 2009 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting Agenda site: http://www.oclc.org/research/events/2009-06-02j.pdf

AND/OR

Holley, R. & Smith-Yoshimura, K. (2010). Social metadata for libraries, archives and museums: Research findings from the RLG Partners Social Metadata Working Group [Slideshare slides]. Retrieved from OCLC Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata site: http://www.slideshare.net/RHmarvellous/social-metadata-for-libraries-archives-and-museums-research-findings-from-the-rlg-partners-social-metadata-working-group-october-2010

I have an hour:

Skim through two reports created in collaboration with the RLG Partners Social Metadata Working Group. Parts I and II of the report are available on the OCLC Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata site: http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/aggregating/default.htm

Some Social Metadata Sites in Action:

  • From the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s tagging project using Steve Tagger software [link]
  • From the Library of Congress Flickr pilot project: a ‘best of’ collection of user-described photos: [link]
  • From the National Archives’ pilot project that engages citizens in the transcription of manuscripts: [link]
Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog, blogs.libraries.iub.edu/metadata, or join the group email list by sending the following in the body of a message (leave the subject blank) to listserv@indiana.edu:

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Hope to see you there!


Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian


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March

 

March 2nd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 9 | March 9th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 10

March 16th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 11 | March 23rd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 12

March 30th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 13

 


March 2nd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 9

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Digital Library Brown Bag
  • Faculty vs. Elsevier
  • New IUSB Library Web Site Launched

Staff News

Bob Goehlert will serve as the Head of the Social Sciences Department beginning March 1st, 2012. Bob will bring to the position significant knowledge and expertise in various disciplines within the Social Sciences and serve a critical leadership role within Public Services. Bob’s perspective and experience are vital in helping to identify and articulate the needs and future direction for Library services and support within the discipline.


Submitted by: Diane Dallis, Associate Dean, Library Academic Services, IU Bloomington Libraries


Library News and Events

Digital Library Brown Bag

Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 7, 2012 for a digital library brown bag presentation by Angela Courtney and Michelle Dalmau. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

“Cultivating the Victorian Women Writers Project While Developing Digital Humanities Expertise” with Angela Courtney, Head of Arts & Humanities and Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian IUB Libraries / Digital Library Program.
 
The Victorian Women Writers Project began in 1995 at Indiana University under the editorial leadership of Perry Willett and was celebrated early on for exposing lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The VWWP’s original focus on poetry was meant to complement The English Poetry Full-Text Database, but soon Willett acknowledged the variety of genres in which women of that period were writing – novels, children’s books, political pamphlets, religious tracts. The collection expanded to include genres beyond poetry, and continued active development from 1995 until roughly 2000 at which point the corpus reached approximately two hundred texts. These nearly two hundred texts comprise only a small fraction of Victorian women’s writing. Encouraged by renewed interest among Indiana University’s English faculty and graduate students, the Indiana University Libraries and the English Department are exploring ways to reinvigorate the project, and in turn, cultivate a sensibility in digital humanities methodologies and theories.

Through our newly offered graduate English course (L501, Digital Humanities Practicum), an eager and curious group of students learned not only encoding skills but also began to develop the collaborative practices pervasive in the digital humanities. As part of our talk, we plan to explore whether cultivating “markup skills” is sufficient enough in establishing a digital humanities curriculum (Rockwell) and whether “majoring in English” today means the curriculum should include awareness of the possibilities that arise for new scholarship when technology is applied to literary studies (Lanham). Certainly Indiana University is not breaking new ground or alone in this endeavor, but the literature is scarce in terms of understanding successes of graduate level digital humanities curricula situated in an English or any other humanities department. As Diane Zorich reports in her recent review of digital humanities centers, “A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States,” archives such as the Willa Cather and Walt Whitman Archives are precisely leveraged for teaching and learning, and this reporting is promising for the Victorian Women Writers Project as a project reconceived to meet both teaching and research needs in a classroom setting (19).
As a result of the Digital Humanities Practicum, VWWP has catapulted from a standard, mid-level encoding to a scholarly encoding project. Our talk will briefly introduce the Victorian Women Writers Project, explore curriculum-building strategies; and propose ways in which faculty and students can reliably and perpetually contribute to the VWWP.

Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to  http://breeze.iu.edu/diglib to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.


The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this spring semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/.


Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, IUB


Faculty vs. Elsevier

Faculty across the country have launched a protest against Elsevier, the world's largest scientific journal publisher. Over 6,500 professors have signed an online pledge that they "will not support any Elsevier journal unless they radically change how they operate." This includes not publishing or doing any editorial work for Elsevier, including refereeing papers.

The protest began with a January 21st blog post by Timothy Gowers, a distinguished mathematician at the University of Cambridge. Gowers argued against Elsevier's ruthless business practices, exorbitantly high prices, and lobbying efforts against open access with its support of the Research Works Act which would prevent agencies like the National Institutes of Health from requiring open access to articles written by grant recipients.
Libraries have protested against Elsevier (and other large publishers) pricing for years, but as Gowers points out, the power to force change lies with individual scholars. He writes, "Academic libraries may buy journals, but it's the scientists who produce and submit articles that make them worth buying. If they are upset, there is a chance they may change the system."

Elsevier claims that their high pricing model is necessary to pay for the editorial and peer review system. However, Duke University mathematician Ingrid Daubechies points out "the peer review that ensures quality and the scientific part of the administration are all provided by our community itself, completely or mostly on a volunteer basis" (Johnson, Furor Over Elsevier Escalates, Melville House publisher)

It is not only prominent scholars (who some would say can afford to snub their noses at Elsevier) who are signing the pledge; junior, un-tenured faculty are also joining the boycott. Assistant Professor Brett Abrahams from the Einstein College of Medicine told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he has three papers ready to submit for publication and planned to send them to Elsevier journals, but has decided to send them elsewhere. He admits that "it would have been a real feather in my cap to publish there, but I won't." He continues that "there are other good journals, and I'd like my library to be able to use its limited resources to better ends" than high journal prices. (Journal Boycott Grows, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2012)

In an editorial, the Purdue University Exponent commended Purdue professors and researchers who have signed the petition against Elsevier, calling their action honorable and right. The Exponent went so far as to imply that exorbitant journal prices are partly to blame for tuition increases and encouraged students to join faculty in protest "of this ridiculous business." (Monopoly on research publishing is unethical. The Exponent. February 14, 2012)

Elsevier admitted that in the 1980s and 90s they increased prices steeply year after year, but claims this practice has stopped and that now their prices are one of the lowest in the publishing industry. (Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2012) This claim by Elsevier is disingenuous. Not only has the transition from print to electronic formats failed to reduce journal prices, but Elsevier now adds a content access fee to its online subscriptions. With print subscriptions, libraries received and owned the issues they paid for each year. Elsevier electronic journals are housed on Elsevier servers and the content access fee "allows" libraries to obtain access to the journal backfiles for which they have already paid the subscription. IPFW's content access fee this year is 1/3 of the total cost of our Elsevier subscriptions.

The home of the Researchers Taking a Stand Against Elsevier movement is The Cost of Knowledge. The website includes more information about the boycott, a list of scholars who have joined the movement and a form to add your name to the list.


Retrieved from: http://www.lib.ipfw.edu/3500.0.html Library News and Events, IPFW Helmke Library. (2012, February 29).


New IUSB Library Web Site Launched

On Thursday, January 5, the Franklin D. Schurz Library launched a new web site. The URL to our web site is simple and easy to remember, library.iusb.edu. If you haven’t had a chance to visit our new web site, please take a look. Also, don’t forget to bookmark us!
The new web site is completely revamped with a fresh modern look, simplified left navigation and improved information architecture.

Some new features include:

  • Rotating images that highlight the latest Library events or Services
  • Embedded search boxes which provide easy access to Library resources. By clicking on different tabs in the search boxes, you will be able to search for books, journal articles, and databases right on the homepage!
  • Pages designed specifically for target groups/audiences: faculty, students, and visitors
  • The databases categorized by subject and type
  • An “I NEED TO” section with links to tools you may find handy: tabs for videos, hours and directions, and giving are located above the rotating image.

We hope that you enjoy the new Library web site and find it easy to use and navigate. While it may take some time to familiarize yourself with the new web site, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have trouble finding something on our site. Librarians are always ready and happy to assist you. Comments and suggestions on our new web site are welcome, please send them to Vincci Kwong, Head of Web Services -- vkwong@iusb.edu.


Retrieved from: https://www.iusb.edu/library/about/newsevents/newsletter/Spring2012.pdf IU South Bend Libraries News, Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring 2012 Article author: Vincci Kwong, Head of Web Services, IUSB


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March 9th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 10

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Positive Space Initiative
  • IHSLA Annual Meeting

Staff News

I am happy to announce that Emilee Matthews has accepted the position of Interim Head of the Fine Arts Library. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Portland State University as well as an M.L.S. and an M.A. in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington. Emilee brings an impressive array of experience to this position, having worked as a Reference Associate in the Wells Library, an Instruction Assistant for the Teaching and Learning department, and a Reference Assistant in the Lilly Library, in addition to her work as a Visual Resources Assistant, Research Assistant, and Bibliographic Searcher in the Fine Arts Library. She will also be a member of the Arts and Humanities Department, and her first day will be March 16. Please join the Department in welcoming her.


Submitted by: Angela Courtney, Head, Arts & Humanities Department, IUB


Library News and Events

Positive Space Initiative

Positive Space is an initiative of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services office at Indiana University Bloomington that enables staff and faculty to identify a positive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two spirit and questioning students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Positive Space serves to increase the visibility and contribute to the development of positive, supportive people and spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, staff and faculty at Indiana University; to increase awareness, affirmation and education around gender identity and sexual diversity issues; to develop a community of resource people who are knowledgeable about gender identity and sexual orientation issues and resources, and are willing to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender colleagues, classmates and co-workers; to provide on-going educational and professional development sessions for the campus community on issues related to sexual orientation and gender diversity; to increase awareness and open up discussion on often suppressed, silenced issues and create networks of support across campus; and, to help foster a more visibly welcoming, safer, non-exclusionary campus community, one that is enriched and enlivened by its diversity. Packets of information about the Positive Space Initiative, including participant manuals, stickers, etc., can be obtained by emailing Michael Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu). For more information, please visit the Positive Space Initiative web site at: http://indiana.edu/~glbt/positive-space/  


Submitted by: Michael Courtney, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, IUB


IHSLA Annual Meeting

Looking for a professional development opportunity? The Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association’s annual meeting at the Fort Harrison Inn in Indianapolis on April 19-20 may be exactly what you are looking for! Our theme this year is all about finding the best ways to connect with all of your patrons! On Thursday, April 19th Max Anderson will lead a half day workshop on developing mobile websites and on Friday there will be 3 speakers: Shannon Johnson will talk about the Hoosier Alliance for Information Literacy, and what they can do for you, Phylissity Meyers will share her research with the Amish Community and their information seeking behavior for mainstream health information, and Cate Hart Hyatt will be talking about how we can connect with ALL our patrons, leading to better communication and happier patrons! We will also have a “Swap Meet” exploring which tools help us best connect and communicate. To register, and for more information visit http://ihslaonline.org/2012/ihsla2012.html. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!


Submitted by: Christina Wray, Center for Disability Information and Referral, IUB


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March 16th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 11

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Research Incentive Fund - Application Deadline
  • Archives of Tradtional Music - Duplicate Sound Recording Sale
  • Indiana University - March 21 Statewide Tornado Drill

Staff News

Yan He is our new Information Literacy Librarian at Kokomo. She comes to us from Georgetown University’s Blommer Science Library where she was a Reference Librarian with responsibilities in the areas of reference, library instruction, and collection development. She has a Master of Library Science and Chemical Information Specialization from IU Bloomington, and has coursework and research work toward a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She also has a Master of Science in Chemistry from Peking University in Beijing and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Beijing Normal University. Please join us in welcoming her.


Submitted by: Rhonda Armstrong, Dean of Indiana University Kokomo Library


Chris Woodall has accepted the position of Reshelving Supervisor for Access Services effective March 26, 2012. Chris has worked at Indiana University as a Circulation Supervisor in Access Services since 2008. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Please join me in congratulating Chris on his new role!


Rebecca Niles has accepted the position of Shifting Supervisor for Access Services effective March 26, 2012. Rebecca has worked at Indiana University as an hourly employee in Access Services since 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Indiana University. Please join me in welcoming Rebecca!


Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


Hannah Spence has accepted the position of Music Cataloger effective May 7. Hannah most recently worked as a Technical Services Assistant for IU’s Music Library where she helped catalog the recordings of IU performances. Previously, she worked at the University of Evansville Libraries, supervising the daily operations of the Music Listening Library and serving as the copy cataloger for music materials. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and she will receive her Master’s degrees in Library Science and Musicology from Indiana University this summer. Please join me in welcoming Hannah!


Submitted by: Chuck Peters, Visiting Librarian for Music Cataloging, IUB


Library News and Events

InULA Research Incentive Fund - Application Deadline

The InULA Research Incentive Fund is intended to encourage and support research by providing funding for research projects of any size or scope. All applications will be considered on their merits. In the case of equally meritorious proposals, those of non-tenured librarians may be given priority, because it is often difficult for beginning researchers to obtain research grants.


The guidelines, application and other information may be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html.
Applications for InULA Research Incentive funds to support research, professional development, or service are due on April 15. Applications are reviewed after the deadline by the InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee and recommendations made to the Executive Board for approval and funding. Notice of awards is provided to the applicants as soon as possible.


Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Chair, InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee


Archives of Traditional Music - Duplicate Sound Recording Sale

The Archives of Traditional Music announces a duplicate sound recording sale to be held Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall, Room 006 on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington. A large selection of jazz, popular, and classical LPs, 78- and 45-rpm discs will be on sale. The sale of these items will be used to further the mission of the Archives of Traditional Music, one of the largest ethnographic sound recording archives in the United States.


For more information, call the Archives at 812-855-4679.


Submitted by: Sarah McAfoose, Student of Music Librarianship Group Vice President, Social Chair


Indiana University - March 21 Statewide Tornado Drill

With spring around the corner and the threat of severe weather upon us, Indiana University campuses will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 21, as part of Indiana's Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 18 to 24.


Each campus will activate a Tornado Warning Test Drill using IU-Notify, the university's emergency notification system, between 10 and 10:30 a.m. for the first test and between 7:30 and 8 p.m. for the second, both coinciding with the statewide drill. Test messages will be sent to IU faculty, staff and students across the state via email, text message (SMS), social media, digital signage, campus cable TV and website updates.


This test of IU-Notify is part of "Operation Stormy Weather," a university campaign to raise awareness of preparedness and safety procedures during severe weather season. The campaign was created to reach IU communities since this is the first time in recent years that no IU campus is on spring break during the state's Severe Weather Awareness Week.

 

Because the tests are statewide, alerts also will be broadcast on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio and local media. The outdoor warning sirens and public address systems also will be tested at both times.

 

"Operation Stormy Weather" is designed to encourage faculty, staff and students to be prepared for the downside of spring: tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, which can include damaging winds, hail, lightning and flooding.


All members of the IU community should review severe weather communications and shelter plans for their respective buildings before the test on March 21. All members of the IU community are expected to follow tornado procedures as if this were a real tornado warning by seeking shelter when notification is received, whether that is via sirens or IU-Notify alerts.

 

The IU-Notify test also marks a good time to replace batteries in departmental weather radios, which IU Emergency Management and Continuity recommends for every university building and department.


Excerpted from: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/21524.html IU Newsroom, Indiana University. (2012, March 7). Indiana University to participate in statewide tornado drill on March 21 [press release].


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March 23rd, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 12

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Digital Library Brown Bag
  • Metadata Discussion Group

Library News and Events

Digital Library Brown Bag

Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 28, 2012 for a digital library brown bag panel discussion led by Professor Jason Jackson, Folklore and Ethnomusicology with Jennifer Laherty and Jim Halliday for IUScholarWorks. The panel discussion will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm-1:00pm.


Panelists include:


  • Elizabeth Boling (School of Education - Instructional Systems Technology department) and PhD candidates: Craig Stewart and Rod Myers for International Journal of Designs for Learning
  • Wayne Storey (College of Arts and Sciences - French and Italian department) for Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation
  • Sarah Phillips (College of Arts and Sciences - Anthropology department) for Anthropology of East Europe Review
  • Marieke Van Puymbroeck (School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation - Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies Department) and PhD candidates Lauren Duffy, Jasmine Townsend, and Wei Wang for Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies

The IUScholarWorks Journal Service is an open access publishing option for IU scholars who desire local control over their journals. Editors from four IUScholarWorks journals will discuss their experiences working with IUScholarWorks to host their publications focusing on:
  • Editorial workflow support
  • Software training
  • Design customization
  • Technical processes
  • Peer Review processes
  • Migrating backfile content
  • Publishing formats: pdf, xml, html, flash
  • Copyright consultation

The editors will comment on how the software program, Open Journal Systems, support their needs as publishers, and share their view on the open access business model. They will also provide feedback from their authors and readers.
Jennifer Laherty, Head of IUScholarWorks and Jim Halliday, Digital Library Programmer for IUScholarWorks will give a brief update of services and the software upgrade completed in late 2011.


IUScholarWorks is supported by the IU Libraries and the IU Digital Library Program, a collaborative effort of the IU Libraries and University Information Technology Services.

 

Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to http://breeze.iu.edu/diglib to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.
The Digital Library Brown Bag serie s is held most Wednesdays this spring semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/.

 

To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email tolistserv@indiana.edu with the message body:

 

sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name


Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, IUB


Metadata Discussion Group

The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group will be on Tuesday, April 3rd. Please note the changes in time and location below. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.
Our exploration of user-contributed metadata culminates in a viewing of the recorded OCLC webinar, Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, originally broadcast on March 9, 2012. As the recording is one hour and fifteen minutes, this meeting will be extended by an extra half hour.
Bring your beverages; popcorn will be provided.

 

Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 9:30pm-11:00pm
Location: Wells Library E174
Topic: User-contributed metadata redux: a group viewing the OCLC Social Metadata for LAMs webinar recording

 

A resource to consult: Social Metadata for LAMs Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Social.Metadata.for.LAMs (no login necessary)
Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog, blogs.libraries.iub.edu/metadata, or join the group email list by sending the following in the body of a message (leave the subject blank) to listserv@indiana.edu:

 

subscribe metadata-discuss-l


Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB


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March 30th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 13

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Call for Proposals: Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium
  • INSPIRE RFPs Underway for Search and Database Components
  • IU Libraries Film Archive in Prestigious Company with Association Membership
  • Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs

Staff News

Caroline Pynes resigned her position as Sr. Collections Reference Assistant in Area Studies effective April 3, 2012. Caroline will be pursuing a career in radio at 92.3 WTTS.


Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator


Library News and Events

Call for Proposals: Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium

The 1st Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme: Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian.


While stereotypical images of the library would have us believe that learning takes place in hushed silence, the truth is that learning is not necessarily a quiet endeavor. Learning can be complicated, messy, loud, boisterous, and exciting.


We seek stimulating proposals that examine the implications Learning Out Loud has for information literacy pedagogy. How can instruction librarians take into account the sometimes chaotic, highly complex learning process when planning and delivering instruction sessions? How do we reach diverse learners with diverse learning styles? How might instruction librarians partner with other campus entities in order to foster student learning and enhance information literacy pedagogy? How do we envision the future of library instruction? Possible topic areas related to information literacy pedagogy may include, but are not limited to:


· Assessment

 · Collaboration

 · Communication

 · Learning activities

 · Lesson plans

 · Marketing and outreach

 · Pedagogical theory and practice

 · Professional development for instruction librarians

 · Teaching with technology


Proposal guidelines: Proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes. All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community. Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form: http://ius.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2sqrL75u53mzK0k

Proposal deadline: April 30, 2012. Proposal status notification will take place by May 21, 2012.

 

About the Colloquium: http://libguides.ius.edu/colloquium  


Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching and Learning, IUB


INSPIRE RFPs Underway for Search and Database Components

INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library, is a service of the Indiana State Library. INSPIRE consists of a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by residents within the state of Indiana (www.inspire.in.gov/). There are currently two RFPs (Request for Proposals) underway for both the searching functionality and database components of the INSPIRE program. The INSPIRE Advisory Committee, a group of librarians representing various constituencies throughout the state, worked with State Library staff to identify and evaluate specifications to select search functionality for the INSPIRE website and databases to be included in the INSPIRE program for the next few years. Both RFPs are due to be completed by May 2012. For more information on INSPIRE, visit: http://www.in.gov/library/inspire/faq.html  


Submitted by: Lori Duggan, Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) representative for the INSPIRE Advisory Committee (IAC)


IU Libraries Film Archive in Prestigious Company with Association Membership

Members include the Harvard Film Archive, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress. And now, the Indiana University Libraries Film Archive can add its name to that list.


IU's film archive is the newest U.S. member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), a collaborative association of the world's leading institutions dedicated to the rescue, collection, preservation and screening of moving images. Founded in Paris in 1938, FIAF's mission is to advance the field of film preservation, recognizing the value of the art form both for its cultural heritage and the historical record it provides.

 

"FIAF membership is a distinction granted to few university collections," IU Libraries Dean Brenda L. Johnson said. "It demonstrates the outstanding nature of the IU Libraries Film Archives, which contains a number of extraordinary and rare films. Our goal is to enable film scholars and enthusiasts everywhere to benefit from this collection, which is one of the gems of Indiana University. FIAF membership will go a long way toward informing the worldwide film community about this resource."

 

IU film archivist Rachael Stoeltje will attend the FIAF annual conference in Beijing later this year, where she will accept the archive's membership into the organization.

 

"The IU Libraries Film Archive was formally established only last October, and this membership is a recognition that we have established an archive that meets industry standards for storage and screenings," she said. "For us, this opens up a lot of funding and international film preservation partnership opportunities that didn't exist before."

 

Indiana University Cinema is a partner in the university's efforts toward film preservation and access, screening more than 200 films in the past year. About 20 percent of the film prints were borrowed from FIAF affiliate archives, including the university's own archive.

 

"This is a big step for the archive," IU Cinema director Jon Vickers said. "Approved membership validates the effort and resources that the university has dedicated to preserving its significant film collection. Membership will undoubtedly draw more attention to the collection."

 

The IU Libraries Film Archive collections now include about 82,000 films, including an educational collection ranging from social adjustment and personal hygiene films from the 1940s to 1960s to World War II propaganda films; the collections of filmmakers John Ford, Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich; films from the university's archives; and more than 3,000 titles from the Lilly Library's David Bradley collections.

 

With the establishment of the archive, films from across the Bloomington campus were consolidated into the Auxiliary Library Facility, where they're kept in a controlled environment of 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 30 percent relative humidity, capable of preserving the films for more than 250 years.
Much of the film archive's collections are searchable through IUCAT, the IU libraries' online catalog, and are available for on-site viewing or through a digital streaming service.


Taken from: News & Events, IUB Libraries Website, March 29, 2012 http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=280&checkNewsId=883


Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2012 Librarians’ Day to be held Friday, June 8th at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
The theme for this year’s event is “Redefining the IU Libraries”.


The theme for Librarians’ Day 2012 is inspired by Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services a report published by the Educational Advisory Board, University Leadership Council (http://www.educationadvisoryboard.com/pdf/23634-EAB-Redefining-the-Academic-Library.pdf). The report reveals the results of a study of academic library Deans and university Provosts, and it discusses the transformational change of library services in the information landscape. Further, it details ways in which libraries can manage the migration to digital information services by leveraging digital collections, rethinking the scholarly publishing model, repurposing library space, and redeploying library staff.

 

Though proposal topics should not be restricted, the Librarians’ Day Committee is especially excited to receive proposals around the following topics:

  • Measuring value/impact
  • New roles for librarians
  • eBooks
  • Deselection
  • Metadata/Cataloging
  • Hot topics
  • Collaboration
  • Emerging technologies
  • Intellectual property & copyright
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Professional/Staff development
  • Technical services & acquisitions
  • Open Access
  • Outreach/Engagement
  • Tablet Computers
  • Future of reference services
  • Embedded librarianship
  • Innovation
  • Discovery System
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Archives
  • Organizational change
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Technology trends
  • Utilizing alternative/free information resources
  • New models for collection development
  • Space design/redesign
  • Information literacy
  • Data management
  • Assessment
  • Diversity
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Mentoring
  • Mobile technologies
  • Teaching & learning
  • User experience

To submit a proposal for consideration, please send the following information to Lora K. Baldwin, mcclell@indiana.edu :
  1. Type of presentation: Poster, Breakout Session or Round Table
  2. Title
  3. Brief Description (100-300 words) of the proposed presentation
  4. Full name(s) of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear along with campus affiliation
  5. Equipment needs

Proposals are due April 18th, 2012.


Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


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April

 

April 6th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 14 | April 13th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 15

April 20th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 16 | April 27th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 17

 


April 6th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 14

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!
  • Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs
  • Call for Proposals: Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium

Staff News

Cory Wiggington has accepted the position of Manager of User Support and Helpdesk Operations in the Libraries Technologies Core Services unit of Libraries Technologies and Digital Libraries. Cory is currently a System Administrator in the College Information Technology Office, which provides support for the College of Arts and Sciences, where he has worked since 2005. Prior to that, he worked for the Office of the Registrar as the Computer Network Coordinator. Cory has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute in the Computer Information Systems Program. In addition to his breadth and depth of experience and skills, Cory has an associate’s degree from Ivy Tech in Applied Science and a bachelor’s degree in Informatics from Indian University.


Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, IUB


After more than 6 years in Bloomington, Virginia Dearborn will return to her East Coast roots later this spring. Virginia has accepted the position of Information Services Librarian at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, effective May 7, 2012. Virginia most recently worked as a Reference/Technical Assistant for IU’s Education Library (beginning in August 2007). From 2009—2011, she spent some of her working time assisting Erika Dowell at the Lilly Library. While she was a graduate in SLIS, Virginia worked in the Wells Library, the Geosciences (then, Geology) Library, and IU’s Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, as well as in the Walden University Library (which was located in the basement of Wells at the time). She graduated with an M.L.S from IUB in 2007.

 

Library News and Events

ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!

This year’s ILF District 5/7 Conference will be held at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU-Bloomington campus: Thursday, May 10, 2012. This year’s program includes 12 informative Break-Out Sessions, presented by several of our IU-Bloomington Libraries and Monroe County Public Library colleagues. Three guest speakers will present on timely and engaging topics: John Bower, Indiana photographer (Capturing the Soul of Indiana); Carol Rogers, Indiana Business Research Center (Finding It!); and Keynote Speaker, Caroline Dowd-Higgins, author of “This is Not the Career I Ordered”.

Online registration is now open (until May 3): http://www.ilfonline.org/ events/2012/05/10/district/ilf-district-5-7-conference/.


Submitted by:Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian, IUB


Indiana University Librarians’ Day – Call for Programs

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2012 Librarians’ Day to be held Friday, June 8th at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

The theme for Librarians’ Day 2012 is inspired by Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services, a report published by the Educational Advisory Board, University Leadership Council (http://www.educationadvisoryboard.com/pdf/23634-EAB-Redefining-the-Academic-Library.pdf). The report reveals the results of a study of academic library Deans and university Provosts, and it discusses the transformational change of library services in the information landscape. Further, it details ways in which libraries can manage the migration to digital information services by leveraging digital collections, rethinking the scholarly publishing model, repurposing library space, and redeploying library staff.

 

Though proposal topics should not be restricted, the Librarians’ Day Committee is especially excited to receive proposals around the following topics:

  • Measuring value/impact
  • New roles for librarians
  • eBooks
  • Deselection
  • Metadata/Cataloging
  • Hot topics
  • Collaboration
  • Emerging technologies
  • Intellectual property & copyright
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Professional/Staff development
  • Technical services & acquisitions
  • Open Access
  • Outreach/Engagement
  • Tablet Computers
  • Future of reference services
  • Embedded librarianship
  • Innovation
  • Discovery System
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Archives
  • Organizational change
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Technology trends
  • Utilizing alternative/free information resources
  • New models for collection development
  • Space design/redesign
  • Information literacy
  • Data management
  • Assessment
  • Diversity
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Mentoring
  • Mobile technologies
  • Teaching & learning
  • User experience

To submit a proposal for consideration, please send the following information to Lora K. Baldwin, mcclell@indiana.edu :
  1. Type of presentation: Poster, Breakout Session or Round Table
  2. Title
  3. Brief Description (100-300 words) of the proposed presentation
  4. Full name(s) of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear along with campus affiliation
  5. Equipment needs

Proposals are due April 18th, 2012.


Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


Call For Proposals: Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium

The 1st Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme: Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian.

 

While stereotypical images of the library would have us believe that learning takes place in hushed silence, the truth is that learning is not necessarily a quiet endeavor. Learning can be complicated, messy, loud, boisterous, and exciting.

 

We seek stimulating proposals that examine the implications Learning Out Loud has for information literacy pedagogy. How can instruction librarians take into account the sometimes chaotic, highly complex learning process when planning and delivering instruction sessions? How do we reach diverse learners with diverse learning styles? How might instruction librarians partner with other campus entities in order to foster student learning and enhance information literacy pedagogy? How do we envision the future of library instruction? Possible topic areas related to information literacy pedagogy may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Learning activities
  • Lesson plans
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Pedagogical theory and practice
  • Professional development for instruction librarians
  • Teaching with technology

Proposal guidelines: Proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes. All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community. Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form: http://ius.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2sqrL75u53mzK0k

 

Proposal deadline: April 30, 2012. Proposal status notification will take place by May 21, 2012.

 

About the Colloquium: http://libguides.ius.edu/colloquium  


    Submitted by:Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching and Learning, IUB


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    April 13th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 15

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs
    • ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!
    • Keep up with OLE@IU
    • MLA Webcast
    • IOLUG Spring Program

    Staff News

    Martha Harsanyi is retiring from the Libraries effective May 31. She began her career at the Kinsey Institute, where she was in charge of the film and photograph collection for five years. She found that to be a highly educational experience, especially since it was there that she learned what librarians really do and completed most of her work on an MLS. When the information service grant ended at the Kinsey Institute, she moved to IU’s Audio-Visual Center, one of the nation’s oldest and largest university-based film/video rental centers, where she provided reference service to customers all over the country as well as to IUB faculty. During her 31 years there, she also earned a specialist degree from SLIS, with an emphasis on reference service. In 2006, when the Audio-Visual Center ceased operations, she moved to Media & Reserve Services in Wells Library, along with 7,000 videos and 48,000 reels of film. She has helped to merge these materials with the Libraries’ holdings, with the educational films forming the bulk of the new IU Libraries Film Archive, and also continued to provide service to faculty and students in their use of media. She received the Libraries’ “Attitude Matters” award in 2008 and the “Angel Award” in 2010. She has enjoyed working with enthusiastic faculty integrating media in fascinating courses, nurturing student employees through their college experience, maintaining deep friendships with many colleagues through the years, and walking to work for 42 years through one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Martha will forever remain an integral and instrumental part of IU, and the community. To know Martha is to know her valued expertise, and wicked sense of humor. She will be sorely missed.


    Reception: Friday, May 4, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Wells Library Staff Lounge.


    Submitted by: Monique Threatt, Head, Media & Reserve Services, Wells Library, IUB


    Xiaohong Chen has accepted the position of East Asian Acquisitions Specialist effective April 16, 2012. Xiaohong is currently a Folklore Doctoral Candidate at Indiana University with minors in Information Science and East Asian Studies. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University and a Master degree in Folklore from Peking University. Please join me in welcoming Xiaohong to the IUB Libraries!


    Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs

    You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2012 Librarians’ Day to be held Friday, June 8th at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
    The theme for this year’s event is “Redefining the IU Libraries”.


    The theme for Librarians’ Day 2012 is inspired by Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services a report published by the Educational Advisory Board, University Leadership Council (http://www.educationadvisoryboard.com/pdf/23634-EAB-Redefining-the-Academic-Library.pdf). The report reveals the results of a study of academic library Deans and university Provosts, and it discusses the transformational change of library services in the information landscape. Further, it details ways in which libraries can manage the migration to digital information services by leveraging digital collections, rethinking the scholarly publishing model, repurposing library space, and redeploying library staff.

     

    Though proposal topics should not be restricted, the Librarians’ Day Committee is especially excited to receive proposals around the following topics:

    • Measuring value/impact
    • New roles for librarians
    • eBooks
    • Deselection
    • Metadata/Cataloging
    • Hot topics
    • Collaboration
    • Emerging technologies
    • Intellectual property & copyright
    • Digital Scholarship
    • Professional/Staff development
    • Technical services & acquisitions
    • Open Access
    • Outreach/Engagement
    • Tablet Computers
    • Future of reference services
    • Embedded librarianship
    • Innovation
    • Discovery System
    • Fundraising/Development
    • Archives
    • Organizational change
    • Scholarly Communication
    • Technology trends
    • Utilizing alternative/free information resources
    • New models for collection development
    • Space design/redesign
    • Information literacy
    • Data management
    • Assessment
    • Diversity
    • Intellectual freedom
    • Mentoring
    • Mobile technologies
    • Teaching & learning
    • User experience

    To submit a proposal for consideration, please send the following information to Lora K. Baldwin, mcclell@indiana.edu :
    1. Type of presentation: Poster, Breakout Session or Round Table
    2. Title
    3. Brief Description (100-300 words) of the proposed presentation
    4. Full name(s) of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear along with campus affiliation
    5. Equipment needs

    Proposals are due April 18th, 2012.


    Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


    ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!

    This year’s ILF District 5/7 Conference will be held at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU-Bloomington campus: Thursday, May 10, 2012. This year’s program includes 12 informative Break-Out Sessions, presented by several of our IU-Bloomington Libraries and Monroe County Public Library colleagues. Three guest speakers will present on timely and engaging topics: John Bower, Indiana photographer (Capturing the Soul of Indiana); Carol Rogers, Indiana Business Research Center (Finding It!); and Keynote Speaker, Caroline Dowd-Higgins, author of “This is Not the Career I Ordered”.


    Online registration is now open (until May 3): http://www.ilfonline.org/events/2012/05/10/district/ilf-district-5-7-conference/.


    Submitted by: Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian, IUB


    Keep up with OLE@IU

    Be sure to check out the most recent update on the Kuali OLE project status on the OLE@IU Blog: https://blogs.libraries.iub.edu/ole/2012/03/29/ole-february-2012-highlights/.


    Submitted by: Diane Dallis, Associate Dean for Library Academic Services, IUB


    MLA Webcast

    The Ruth Lilly Medical Library will host the MLA Webcast “Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries”, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 2:00pm-3.30pm EST. There are some great speakers representing both the academic health sciences and hospital library settings.

     

    Attendees can earn 1.5 MLA CE for attending—there is no cost for attendees, but you must attend in person.


    More information and to register, please go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDVueHl2cGFQZlBrX2toZ3dUaDBYaGc6MQ

     

    More information about the session and the speakers can be found here: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/techtrends/index.html

     

    The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.


    Submitted by: Beth Whipple, Research Informationist/Assistant Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IUPUI


    IOLUG Spring Program

    Event: IOLUG Spring Program; Unbundling Distance Education and Demystifying Assessment
    Time: April 27, 2012; 9:00am-3:30pm
    Location: Indiana Education Center West; 6325 Digital Way Suite 222, Indianapolis, IN 46278


    Registration is now open for the Spring IOLUG program. Is your library looking for ways to demonstrate the value of its services? Do you want to learn more about the library’s role in distance education? Join us for the Spring IOLUG program and learn about library assessment and how distance education is impacting libraries.

     

    During this program we will be giving away prizes including an iPad, a Nook and a Kindle Fire! You must be in attendance to win!
    Note: Be sure you register for the program on the IOLUG website and submit payment through Pay Pal.
    For more information and a detailed schedule for the event, please refer to: http://www.iolug.org/index.php/programs/spring-2012-program/  


    Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


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    April 20th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 16

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs
    • Indiana Library Leadership Academy Announced for Public, Academic, and School Librarians
    • ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!
    • Digital Library Brown Bag

    Library News and Events

    Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs

    You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2012 Librarians’ Day to be held Friday, June 8th at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
    The theme for this year’s event is “Redefining the IU Libraries”.


    The theme for Librarians’ Day 2012 is inspired by Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services a report published by the Educational Advisory Board, University Leadership Council (http://www.educationadvisoryboard.com/pdf/23634-EAB-Redefining-the-Academic-Library.pdf). The report reveals the results of a study of academic library Deans and university Provosts, and it discusses the transformational change of library services in the information landscape. Further, it details ways in which libraries can manage the migration to digital information services by leveraging digital collections, rethinking the scholarly publishing model, repurposing library space, and redeploying library staff.

     

    Though proposal topics should not be restricted, the Librarians’ Day Committee is especially excited to receive proposals around the following topics:

    • Measuring value/impact
    • New roles for librarians
    • eBooks
    • Deselection
    • Metadata/Cataloging
    • Hot topics
    • Collaboration
    • Emerging technologies
    • Intellectual property & copyright
    • Digital Scholarship
    • Professional/Staff development
    • Technical services & acquisitions
    • Open Access
    • Outreach/Engagement
    • Tablet Computers
    • Future of reference services
    • Embedded librarianship
    • Innovation
    • Discovery System
    • Fundraising/Development
    • Archives
    • Organizational change
    • Scholarly Communication
    • Technology trends
    • Utilizing alternative/free information resources
    • New models for collection development
    • Space design/redesign
    • Information literacy
    • Data management
    • Assessment
    • Diversity
    • Intellectual freedom
    • Mentoring
    • Mobile technologies
    • Teaching & learning
    • User experience

    To submit a proposal for consideration, please send the following information to Lora K. Baldwin, mcclell@indiana.edu :
    1. Type of presentation: Poster, Breakout Session or Round Table
    2. Title
    3. Brief Description (100-300 words) of the proposed presentation
    4. Full name(s) of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear along with campus affiliation
    5. Equipment needs

    The deadline for proposals has been extended to April 30th, 2012.


    Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


    Indiana Library Leadership Academy Announced for Public, Academic and School Librarians

    Today’s library professional cannot rely on a similar knowledge and skill set than that of their counterparts a century ago or even just a decade ago. Technology, funding, and communities are all evolving, and the role of the librarian is no longer that of gatekeeper to knowledge. But, what is the role of the librarian now and in the future?

    In an effort to prepare the library community’s future leaders for these 21st-Century challenges, the Indiana State Library’s Professional Development Committee has established the Indiana Library Leadership Academy. At the end of this program, you will:

     

    - UNDERSTAND the major landscape changes within the library industry

    - RECOGNIZE the major societal and cultural changes in your community have been

    - IDENTIFY key indicators of upcoming change

    - VERIFY library stakeholders

    - COMPLETE a capstone project independently, or with Academy cohorts, which will:

    • identify a need
    • complete a community scan – to identify possible sources of funding
    • find the appropriate partners and funding
    • launch the project
    • develop a plan for sustainability
    - MENTOR future leaders and beyond - LEAD as part of the Professional Development Committee Speakers’ Bureau


    Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Head of Information Services, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and Chair, Indiana State Library Professional Development Committee


    ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!

    This year’s ILF District 5/7 Conference will be held at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU-Bloomington campus: Thursday, May 10, 2012. This year’s program includes 12 informative Break-Out Sessions, presented by several of our IU-Bloomington Libraries and Monroe County Public Library colleagues. Three guest speakers will present on timely and engaging topics: John Bower, Indiana photographer (Capturing the Soul of Indiana); Carol Rogers, Indiana Business Research Center (Finding It!); and Keynote Speaker, Caroline Dowd-Higgins, author of “This is Not the Career I Ordered”.

    Online registration is now open (until May 3): http://www.ilfonline.org/ events/2012/05/10/district/ilf-district-5-7-conference/.


    Submitted by: Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian, IUB


    Digital Library Brown Bag

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, April 25, 2012 for the final digital library brown bag presentation of the Spring 2012 series by Lori Dekydtspotter, Erika Dowell, Jennifer Liss, and Dot Porter. The presentation, Partnering for Discovery on the War of 1812 Project, will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

     

    As libraries face diminishing resources and increased pressure to provide innovative services, librarians are looking to partnerships that cross departmental and institutional boundaries to bring together the necessary expertise to complete unique, finite projects. Flexibility mixed with creativity on the part of administrators, supervisors and staff in these cooperative efforts is fundamental in making the most of new ideas and new approaches. The online exhibition and discovery portal created for the Lilly Library’s War of 1812 related collections are the result of such a collaborative effort, one that brought together expertise from the Lilly Library and outside specialists in metadata description and digitization. This presentation will discuss the results of this project and share relevant issues that will help others who are contemplating such partnerships.

     

    Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to http://breeze.iu.edu/diglib to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

     

    The Digital Library Brown Bag series will commence with a new program in the Fall 2012 semester. Stay tuned for the Fall schedule by checking our web site, http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/, or joining our listserv.


    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:


    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name


    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, IUB


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    April 27th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 17

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs
    • May Day Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
    • Indians Game Get-Together
    • ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!
    • Celebrating the Rainbow: GLBT Library Exhibit

    Staff News

    Ruth Light has accepted the position of Serials Procurement and Access Specialist effective April 23, 2012. Ruth most recently worked as the Technical Services Coordinator for Harrison College in Indianapolis. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from Purdue University and an MLS from IUPUI. Please join me in welcoming Ruth.


    Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Junko Tanaka has accepted the position of RPS Cataloger and Technical Services Liaison for Access Services effective May 8, 2012. Junko has been employed by the Libraries as a Japanese Cataloger since June 2007 and as an East Asian Acquisitions Specialist since September 2007. She holds two advanced degrees, including an MA in Linguistics and a PhD in Language Education, both from Indiana University. Please join me in congratulating Junko on her new role!


    Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Indiana University Librarians' Day - Call for Programs

    You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2012 Librarians’ Day to be held Friday, June 8th at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
    The theme for this year’s event is “Redefining the IU Libraries”.


    The theme for Librarians’ Day 2012 is inspired by Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services a report published by the Educational Advisory Board, University Leadership Council (http://www.educationadvisoryboard.com/pdf/23634-EAB-Redefining-the-Academic-Library.pdf). The report reveals the results of a study of academic library Deans and university Provosts, and it discusses the transformational change of library services in the information landscape. Further, it details ways in which libraries can manage the migration to digital information services by leveraging digital collections, rethinking the scholarly publishing model, repurposing library space, and redeploying library staff.

     

    Though proposal topics should not be restricted, the Librarians’ Day Committee is especially excited to receive proposals around the following topics:

    • Measuring value/impact
    • New roles for librarians
    • eBooks
    • Deselection
    • Metadata/Cataloging
    • Hot topics
    • Collaboration
    • Emerging technologies
    • Intellectual property & copyright
    • Digital Scholarship
    • Professional/Staff development
    • Technical services & acquisitions
    • Open Access
    • Outreach/Engagement
    • Tablet Computers
    • Future of reference services
    • Embedded librarianship
    • Innovation
    • Discovery System
    • Fundraising/Development
    • Archives
    • Organizational change
    • Scholarly Communication
    • Technology trends
    • Utilizing alternative/free information resources
    • New models for collection development
    • Space design/redesign
    • Information literacy
    • Data management
    • Assessment
    • Diversity
    • Intellectual freedom
    • Mentoring
    • Mobile technologies
    • Teaching & learning
    • User experience

    To submit a proposal for consideration, please send the following information to Lora K. Baldwin, mcclell@indiana.edu :
    1. Type of presentation: Poster, Breakout Session or Round Table
    2. Title
    3. Brief Description (100-300 words) of the proposed presentation
    4. Full name(s) of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear along with campus affiliation
    5. Equipment needs

    The deadline for proposals has been extended to April 30th, 2012.


    Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


    May Day Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group will be on May Day, Tuesday, May 1st. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.


    May Day: the springtime festival of renewal and revitalization. Mayday: the distress signal used by vessels or persons in imminent danger. When considering the future of LAMs data, in particular linked data, there is considerable hope and excitement—and fear and despair. Come and work through your metadata exhalations and/or trepidations with us at our final meeting for the 2011-2012 academic year!


    DATE: Tuesday, May 1st

     TIME: 9:30am-10:30am

    PLACE: Wells Library 043

    TOPIC TO INVESTIGATE: LAMs linked data: why and (possibly) how
    RESOURCES TO CONSULT: Bowen, J. & Schreur P. E. (2012). Linked data for libraries: Why should we care? Where should we start? CNI Spring 2012 Project Briefings. Retrieved from Coalition for Networked Information website: http://www.cni.org/topics/information-access-retrieval/linked-data-for-libraries/ -Schreur, P. Linked data as transformation. Powerpoint and paper -Bowen, J. Linked-data ready software for libraries: the eXtensible Catalog (XC). Powerpoint
    Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog, blogs.libraries.iub.edu/metadata, or join the group email list by sending the following in the body of a message (leave the subject blank) to listserv@indiana.edu:
    subscribe metadata-discuss-l


    Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB


    Indians Game Get-Together

    Hello baseball fans! Once again this year we are putting together a group from the libraries to attend an Indians game at Victory Field in Indianapolis. This year the Indians have already reserved a section of box seats for the IU Libraries. The seats are close to the field, near 1st base. The game will be Friday, June 1 at 7:15pm vs. Syracuse. There will be post game fireworks!


    The cost is only $12 per person, a discount of $3 because of the group rate. We need to get a group of at least 25 people. If you are interested please contact Tim Larson before April 31. Friends and family are welcome. Let’s go for another fun evening.


    Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB


    ILF District 5/7 Conference on May 10 at IU-Bloomington: Online Registration Now Open!

    This year’s ILF District 5/7 Conference will be held at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU-Bloomington campus: Thursday, May 10, 2012. This year’s program includes 12 informative Break-Out Sessions, presented by several of our IU-Bloomington Libraries and Monroe County Public Library colleagues. Three guest speakers will present on timely and engaging topics: John Bower, Indiana photographer (Capturing the Soul of Indiana); Carol Rogers, Indiana Business Research Center (Finding It!); and Keynote Speaker, Caroline Dowd-Higgins, author of “This is Not the Career I Ordered”.


    Online registration is now open (until May 3): http://www.ilfonline.org/events/2012/05/10/district/ilf-district-5-7-conference/.


    Submitted by: Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian, IUB


    Celebrating the Rainbow: GLBT Library Exhibit

    For the rest of April and May, the display on the west side of the Wells Library lobby will feature resources from IU’s GLBT Library that complement the Herman B Wells Library’s research collections. Together, these libraries will have you covered every day of the week for all your gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender research and entertainment needs! Stop by to learn more about what the GLBT Student Support Services office does, how the GLBT Library supports it, and how you can show that your office is a positive, affirming space that welcomes students of all gender identities and sexual orientations.


    Submitted by: Michael Courtney, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, IUB


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    May

     

    May 4th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 18 | May 18th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 19

    May 25th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 20

     


    May 4th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 18

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • New InULA Notes
    • Digital Library Brown Bag Series Survey

    Staff News

    Please join me in congratulating Carrie Donovan, who was granted tenure at the spring Board of Trustees meeting. Way to go Carrie!!


    Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB


    Library News and Events

    New InULA Notes

    The newest issue of InULA Notes is now available! In this issue, you can read InULA updates from our President, Jennifer Laherty, and enjoy articles from Andrea Morrison, who follows up with retired IU Librarians about their thoughts on tenure, Cheryl Truesdell who discusses the recent work of the Academic Libraries of Indiana’s (ALI) Open Access Subcommittee, and Francis Yates who informs us about academic outreach efforts at IU East. In addition, check out how Florence Mugambi and Taemin Park have used funding from InULA’s Research Incentive Fund to continue their research, and read the essay of Jaminnia States, the recipient of this year’s Julieann V. Nilson Scholarship! All this and more is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/notes/v24/no1/index.html!!


    Submitted by: Kate B. Moore, Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Electronic Resources, IUSE


    Digital Libraries Brown Bag Series Survey

    The Digital Library Brown Bag Series, coordinated by the Indiana University Digital Library Program, began in 2003 as a forum for exploring digital library projects, initiatives and trends happening locally at Indiana University and in the greater community. Nearly 140 presentations have been given by staff, faculty, librarians and students, representing a wide array of topics including digital library infrastructure, metadata, digital preservation, institutional repositories, open-access publishing and more. For a complete list of presentations with links to presentations materials or recordings, visit: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/archives.shtml.

     

    As we enter our summer hiatus, we would like to know what you think about the Series, ways in which we can improve programming, and any other suggestions you may have.

     

    Please complete this short survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9TBFGY8.

     

    Your feedback ensures that we continue to provide a relevant, engaging series in the semesters to come.


    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, IUB


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    May 18th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 19

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • IU Northwest Awarded LSTA Grant
    • Free IT Workshops for Staff and Faculty to Continue

    Staff News

    Ruth Chapman has accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor for Access Services effective May 14, 2012. Ruth comes to us with 28 years of experience at T.I.S. Bookstore. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Humboldt State University and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Oregon. Please join me in welcoming Ruth!

     

    Theresa Quill has accepted the position of Map/GIS Associate for Government Information effective May 15, 2012. Theresa most recently worked at Macy’s as an Administrative Support Team Associate as well as serving as a reference assistant in the Education Library and Wells Reference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Georgia and is currently working towards a Master of Library Science here at Indiana University – Bloomington. Please join me in welcoming Theresa to the Libraries!

     

    Dirk Ton has accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor for Access Services effective May 21, 2012. Dirk previously worked at the Indiana University Libraries as an hourly employee in Access Services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese, Asian Studies, and History from Purdue University. Please join me in welcoming Dirk!

     

    Michelle White has accepted the position of Technical Services Office Assistant effective June 4, 2012. Michelle most recently worked as the Director of Operations for NoMoCho, an educational software development firm. Please join me in welcoming Michelle to the Libraries!
    Chris Woodall resigned his position as Reshelving Supervisor within Access Services effective May 26, 2012. Chris will be joining the faculty of Salisbury University’s Blackwell Library as the new Technology Librarian. SU is located in Salisbury, MD and is one of the universities in the University System of Maryland.

     

    James Rodgers resigned his position as Accounting Associate within Technical Services, Acquisitions effective May 25, 2012. James has accepted the position of Assistant Professor/Acquisitions Librarian at Mississippi State University Library.


    Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Library News and Events

    John W. Anderson Library Awarded LSTA Grant

    The John W. Anderson Library at Indiana University – Northwest has been awarded a 2012 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Sub-Grant, allowing the library to add six additional community patron computers to the six public computers currently available. The additional computers will address the need for computer and Internet access for the citizens of Gary and the surrounding community.

     

    The closing of the Gary Public Main Library on January 2, 2012 and the lack of sufficient public access computers at the Gary Public Library Kennedy Branch (the branch library closest to Indiana University – Northwest) has led to an increased demand for computer access at the John W. Anderson Library. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.


    Submitted by: Scott Sandberg, Visiting Librarian, John W. Anderson Library, IU Northwest


    Digital Libraries Brown Bag Series Survey

    University Internet Technology Services (UITS) has announced that they will be able to continue offering free IT Training workshops for members of the Indiana University staff and faculty for the foreseeable future. Spring of 2012 was IT Training's highest enrolling semester in the history of the program, and much of this success is due to the fee-free pilot program for staff and faculty.

     

    While there are instructor led workshops available on a few campuses, those who cannot make the drive also have access to online workshops offered by UITS. Workshops in Microsoft and Adobe applications, academic technology, and programming are available all summer long, and will continue at the beginning of the fall semester. For more information, please visit http://ittraining.iu.edu.


    Submitted by: Colleen Martin, on behalf of IUB Libraries Human Resources


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    May 25th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 20

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Getting to Know Your Web Pages
    • Registration for Librarian's Day Now Open
    • Spring Meeting of the IULFC
    • Continuing Education Opportunity in Indianapolis

    Staff News

    After more 32 years with the IUB Libraries, Elizabeth Johnson has retired from her position as Head of Technical Services for the Lilly Library.


    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Getting to Know Your Web Pages

    Would you like to know more about the who, what, when, and where of how your web pages are used? Google Analytics can begin to answer these questions and help you better understand how users interact with your pages. Join DUX for a hands-on workshop covering the basics of Google Analytics to get you started looking at the data available about webpage usage. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

     

    When: Wednesday, June 6, 1:00-2:30pm

    Where: Wells Library, Information Commons Instruction Cluster #1

     

    So that we can prepare enough handouts and working examples, please RSVP to Courtney Greene (crgreene@indiana.edu) by 8:00 am on Monday, June 4.


    Submitted by: Courtney Greene, Head of the Digital User Experience, IUB


    Registration for Librarian’s Day Now Open

    Librarians' Day 2012
    Redefining the IU Libraries
    June 8, 2012
    IUPUI University Library
    Indianapolis, IN

    Registration is now open for Librarians' Day 2012. Please access the following link to register: http://iue.libguides.com/LibDayRegistration. Registration will be open until Friday, June 1, 2012.

    Register today!


    Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, on behalf of the Librarian’s Day Committee


    Spring Meeting of the IULFC

    The Spring meeting of the Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council will take place on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern Time.

    Bridge 229876
    Bloomington: Administration Conference Room
    East: EA-WZ-213
    Fort Wayne: Helmke B37
    IUPUI: UL 2115G
    Kokomo: KO-111
    Northwest: nw-hh-318
    South Bend: N037
    Southeast: SE-ky-112


    Submitted by: Scott Opasik, Head of Technical Services, Schurz Library, IUSB


    Continuing Education Opportunity in Indianapolis

    Save the date for this Continuing Education Opportunity:

    When: June 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00 pm
    Where: Marten House - 801 West 86th Street -Indianapolis, IN 46260
    What: Central Indiana Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (CIHSLC) is offering a low-cost continuing educational opportunity to all librarians in Indiana. The two programs are eligible for Medical Library Association CE credit AND State of Indiana LEU credits.

    Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants. Price is $20 for non-IHSLA and non-CIHSLC members and includes lunch.

    4 CE/LEU Hours – Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy - Participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection and reporting. The workshop will feature a case-based scenario that moves participants through the steps of an evaluation process.

    2 CE/TLEU Hours – Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion - Clinical informatics is described as the “intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science.” The objective is to explore this intersection and ascertain the “front-facing” skills that librarians, a.k.a information scientists, bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology.

    Please visit our website - http://cihslc.pbworks.com/w/page/4229306/FrontPage - to register and for more information about the programs.


    Submitted by:Barbara A. Gushrowski , Access and Instructional Services Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library, IUPUI


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    June

     

    June 1st, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 21 | June 8th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 22

    June 15th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 23 | June 29th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 24

     


    June 1st, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 21

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Getting to Know Your Web Pages
    • Continuing Education Opportunity in Indianapolis
    • Spring Meeting of the IULFC

    Staff News

    I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Sherri Michaels to the position of Head of Collection Management for the IU Bloomington Libraries, effective July 1, 2012. In this new position Sherri will work with colleagues throughout the libraries and the campus to articulate and implement a model for supporting the IUB Libraries’ physical collections in a digital age. This will include planning, data gathering and analysis, development of policies and procedures that are supportive of varying cultures and modes of scholarly work, and management of operational units that carry out these policies and procedures.

    Sherri has contributed immensely to the IU Libraries since she came in 2003 as Instructional Services Librarian, then as Interim Head of Customer and Access Services Department, and finally as Intellectual Property Librarian, including serving as the collection manager for Psychology and liaison to the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. Feedback from the search committee and throughout the libraries repeatedly noted her unique combination of experience, management, and a clear vision for this position. Please join me in welcoming Sherri to her new position.


    Submitted by: Brenda Johnson, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries


    After more than 41 years of service at IU and almost 35 years with the IUB Libraries, Sue Presnell has retired from her position as Reference/Technical Associate for the Lilly Library.


    Submitted by:Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Getting to Know Your Web Pages

    Would you like to know more about the who, what, when, and where of how your web pages are used? Google Analytics can begin to answer these questions and help you better understand how users interact with your pages. Join DUX for a hands-on workshop covering the basics of Google Analytics to get you started looking at the data available about webpage usage. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

     

    When: Wednesday, June 6, 1:00-2:30pm

    Where: Wells Library, Information Commons Instruction Cluster #1

     

    So that we can prepare enough handouts and working examples, please RSVP to Courtney Greene (crgreene@indiana.edu) by 8:00 am on Monday, June 4.


    Submitted by: Courtney Greene, Head of the Digital User Experience, IUB


    Continuing Education Opportunity in Indianapolis

    Save the date for this Continuing Education Opportunity:

    When: June 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00 pm
    Where: Marten House - 801 West 86th Street -Indianapolis, IN 46260
    What: Central Indiana Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (CIHSLC) is offering a low-cost continuing educational opportunity to all librarians in Indiana. The two programs are eligible for Medical Library Association CE credit AND State of Indiana LEU credits.

    Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants. Price is $20 for non-IHSLA and non-CIHSLC members and includes lunch.

    4 CE/LEU Hours – Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy - Participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection and reporting. The workshop will feature a case-based scenario that moves participants through the steps of an evaluation process.

    2 CE/TLEU Hours – Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion - Clinical informatics is described as the “intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science.” The objective is to explore this intersection and ascertain the “front-facing” skills that librarians, a.k.a information scientists, bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology.

    Please visit our website - http://cihslc.pbworks.com/w/page/4229306/FrontPage - to register and for more information about the programs.


    Submitted by:Barbara A. Gushrowski , Access and Instructional Services Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library, IUPUI


    Spring Meeting of the IULFC

    The Spring meeting of the Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council will take place on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern Time.

    Bridge 229876
    Bloomington: Administration Conference Room
    East: EA-WZ-213
    Fort Wayne: Helmke B37
    IUPUI: UL 2115G
    Kokomo: KO-111
    Northwest: nw-hh-318
    South Bend: N037
    Southeast: SE-ky-112


    Submitted by: Scott Opasik, Head of Technical Services, Schurz Library, IUSB


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    June 8th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 22

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • First Annual IUL Informational Literacy Colloquium
    • Symphony Workflows Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 23
    • Continuing Education Opportunity in Indianapolis
    • Spring Meeting of the IULFC

    Library News and Events

    First Annual IUL Informational Literacy Colloquium

    It is with great excitement that we invite you to register for the First Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium!

    Online registration is now open at: https://indianauniv-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=GENERAL&eventid=5229.

    The First Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium will take place on Friday, August 3rd in New Albany, Indiana. The conference theme is Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian. The program will offer opportunities for academic librarians to learn about the theories, methods, and practice of teaching in libraries, especially when it is loud, boisterous, and engaging. The full program and additional information about the event is available via the Colloquium web site: http://libguides.ius.edu/colloquium.

    Registration is limited to 100 participants and will end on July 8, 2012. The $50 registration fee includes light refreshments, lunch, and all relevant conference materials.


    Submitted by: Maria Accardi & Carrie Donovan, Colloquium Co-planners


    Symphony Workflows Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 23 for Rollover to Fiscal Year 2013

    Symphony WorkFlows rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2013 will commence the last week of June. To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 23. While a notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed, normal work activities are expected to resume July 3.

    All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover. Cataloging is not affected by rollover. Order links in bibliographic records should not be altered. Serials check-in should cease. A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available in SharePoint at:

    https://www.sharepoint.iu.edu/sites/IUB-Libraries/Departments/TechnicalServices/Internal%20Documents/ACQUISITIONS%20DIVISION/Workflows%20functions%20to%20avoid%20during%20rollover.doc  

    Please arrange your work so that you will not use Symphony WorkFlows acquisitions from June 23 to July 2.


    Submitted by: Kay Martin, Head Acquisition Accounting, Technical Services, IUB


    Continuing Education Opportunity in Indianapolis

    Save the date for this Continuing Education Opportunity:

    When: June 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00 pm
    Where: Marten House - 801 West 86th Street -Indianapolis, IN 46260
    What: Central Indiana Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (CIHSLC) is offering a low-cost continuing educational opportunity to all librarians in Indiana. The two programs are eligible for Medical Library Association CE credit AND State of Indiana LEU credits.

    Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants. Price is $20 for non-IHSLA and non-CIHSLC members and includes lunch.

    4 CE/LEU Hours – Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy - Participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection and reporting. The workshop will feature a case-based scenario that moves participants through the steps of an evaluation process.

    2 CE/TLEU Hours – Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion - Clinical informatics is described as the “intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science.” The objective is to explore this intersection and ascertain the “front-facing” skills that librarians, a.k.a information scientists, bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology.

    Please visit our website - http://cihslc.pbworks.com/w/page/4229306/FrontPage - to register and for more information about the programs.


    Submitted by:Barbara A. Gushrowski , Access and Instructional Services Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library, IUPUI


    Spring Meeting of the IULFC

    The Spring meeting of the Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council will take place on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern Time.

    Bridge 229876
    Bloomington: Administration Conference Room
    East: EA-WZ-213
    Fort Wayne: Helmke B37
    IUPUI: UL 2115G
    Kokomo: KO-111
    Northwest: nw-hh-318
    South Bend: N037
    Southeast: SE-ky-112


    Submitted by: Scott Opasik, Head of Technical Services, Schurz Library, IUSB


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    June 15th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 23

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Join InULA Today!
    • Spring Meeting of the IULFC

    Staff News

    Stephanie Niemeyer has accepted the position of Serials Binding and Bibliographic Control Coordinator effective June 18, 2012. Stephanie most recently worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Federal Depository Unit of the William T. Young and King Libraries at The University of Kentucky. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. Please join me in welcoming Stephanie to the Libraries!

    Lara Tokarski has accepted the position of Library Conservation Technician effective June 25, 2012. Lara most recently worked as an Administrative and Graduate Secretary for East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. Additionally, she has worked out of her home studio for seven years, completing book repairs for individuals in the community, and making hand-bound journals and archival boxes. Lara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the Indiana University. Please join me in welcoming Lara to the Libraries!


    Submitted by:Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Join InULA Today!

    Want to help promote excellence in librarianship? Are you looking for more opportunities to work with IUL employees from other campuses? Become a member of InULA!

    InULA sponsors several professional development events throughout the year. The Program and Social Committee has sponsored events such as workshops on creating professional posters, creating accessible PowerPoint presentations, and tools for taking notes digitally. InULA’s Research Incentive Fund encourages and supports research by providing funding for research projects of any size or scope. Also, this year, InULA will develop a Research and Publishing Group to help you overcome any hurdles you may have with research and publishing. Annual dues are only $10 for librarians and $3 for professional and support staff.

    To join or renew your membership, go to: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html. Please indicate if you are willing to chair or serve on a committee. Not all committees require you to serve from the Bloomington campus. Committees such as: Communication; Constitution; Grants and Scholarship; and Membership work remotely. We look forward to hearing from you.

    If you have any questions please contact:

    Latrice Booker
    InULA Membership Committee Chair
    lbooker@iun.edu
    219-980-6547


    Submitted by: Latrice Booker, InULA Membership Committee Chair


    Spring Meeting of the IULFC

    The Spring meeting of the Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council will take place on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern Time.

    Bridge 229876
    Bloomington: Administration Conference Room
    East: EA-WZ-213
    Fort Wayne: Helmke B37
    IUPUI: UL 2115G
    Kokomo: KO-111
    Northwest: nw-hh-318
    South Bend: N037
    Southeast: SE-ky-112


    Submitted by: Scott Opasik, Head of Technical Services, Schurz Library, IUSB


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    June 29th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 24

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • New Fine Arts Library Homepage

    Staff News

    Congratulations to Mary Popp and Erika Dowell on their new leadership roles in ALA! As of July 1 Mary Popp is the President of the Reference and User Services Association section of the American Library Association (ALA) and Erika Dowell is the chair of the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of ALA. These are both elected positions and a reflection on their outstanding contributions to their areas of expertise in librarianship. We are fortunate to work with such esteemed colleagues.


    Submitted by: Diane Dallis, Associate Dean for Library Academic Services, IUB


    Bill Hudson resigned his position of Circulation Supervisor/Reserves Coordinator within the William & Gayle Cook Music Library effective July 5, 2012. Bill has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he will teach voice and diction.


    Submitted by:Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Library News and Events

    New Fine Arts Library Homepage

    I'd like to announce the launch of the new Fine Arts Library Home Page. We've changed the format and links to make it more user-friendly and useful.

    Some highlights:

    • Tabs at the top of the page with heavily-used links like Onestart, Oncourse, Art & Architecture Resources, library class pages, IUCAT, ARTstor and a nice Art Full Text search function
    • An RSS feed that continually updates with New Books and Journals coming into FAL
    • An "Hours and Events" calendar that shows our hours, exhibitions, seminar room availability, and other events
    • An RSS feed from our blog "News from the Fine Arts Library"
    • Video tutorials for ARTstor and other arts databases

    We are continuing to work on ways to make the website more interesting, useful and dynamic. Please never hesitate to give me your suggestions and feedback! While the website is about the Fine Arts Library, what it's really about is you and your research needs.

    Lastly, I'd like to thank Courtney Mitchel, recent Art History MA grad, who has lent her webmaster expertise to this project.


    Submitted by: Emilee Mathews, Interim Head, Fine Arts Library, IUB


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    July

     

    July 6th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 25 | July 13th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 26

    July 20th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 27 | July 27th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 28

     


    July 6th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 25

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Information Literacy Colloquium
    • New State Law on Smoking

    Staff News

    Ashley Ahlbrand has joined the staff of the Law Library in the new position of Educational Technology Librarian, effective July 1. Ashley has a JD from William and Mary and an MLS. from Indiana University.


    Submitted by: Linda K. Fariss, Director of the Law Library, IUB


    Rayla Hanselmann has resigned her position as Document Delivery Assistant in Technical Services effective July 10, 2012. Rayla has accepted a position as an Information Services Librarian at Trine University, which is located in Angola, IN.

    Steve Williams has resigned his position as FastCat Specialist in Technical Services effective July 13, 2012. Steve will be moving to Norway, where he plans to enjoy the scenery, long winters, and cool summers.


    Submitted by:Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Information Literacy Colloqium


    The Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium will take place on Friday, August 3 in New Albany, Indiana. The conference theme is Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian. The program will offer opportunities for academic librarians to learn about the theories, methods, and practice of teaching in libraries, especially when it is loud, boisterous, and engaging. The full program and additional information about the event is available via the Colloquium web site: http://libguides.ius.edu/colloquium.

    Register online at: https://indianauniv-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=GENERAL&eventid=5229. Registration is limited to 100 participants and will end on July 8, 2012. The $50 registration fee includes light refreshments, lunch, and all relevant conference materials.


    Submitted by: Maria Accardi & Carrie Donovan, Colloquium Co-planners


    New State Law on Smoking

    As of July 1, a new state law regarding smoking in public locations and workplaces has gone into effect. This law does affect all IU campuses. The law mandates that essentially all public places must remain smoke free. To read the House Enrolled Act 1149 in its entirety, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2012/HE/HE1149.1.html.

    Though Indiana University has had its own tobacco-free policy since 2008 (www.smokefree.indiana.edu/), the law does call for certain changes. For example, the mandate makes smoking within eight feet of a public building (i.e. any facility on an IU campus) a citable offense. In order to raise awareness about this ban, IU will be posting signs and sending out notices about the new law to all campuses.

    The IU Police Department will be involved in enforcing the new law. They will begin by issuing only warnings to violators. Shortly thereafter, however, they will have to issue citations to any violator. In order to ensure that returning students are not caught off guard and become familiar with the new law, the IUPD will again begin with warnings, and follow shortly thereafter return to issuing citations once the Fall semester begins.

    The State Department of Alcohol , Tobacco, and Firearms is taking this law very seriously. They may visit IU to gauge how well the law is being implemented. Be sure to familiarize yourself with Act 1149, and read all notices about the law so that you are fully aware of what will be expected not only on IU campuses, but all public spaces.


    Submitted by: Colleen Martin, on behalf of IUB Human Resources


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    July 13th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 26

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News

    Staff News

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Hardesty to the position of Metadata Analyst for the IU Libraries Digital Library Program, effective August 14, 2012. In this position Julie will work with colleagues from throughout the Libraries and IU. She will provide long-term strategies for metadata management, and will participate in the design and development of services to support preservation of and access to digitized and born-digital content from IU's collections.

    Julie has been working on behalf of the IU Libraries since 2002, when she first started as a Systems Analyst/Programmer with UITS Library Information Systems, developing and maintaining IUCAT and OneSearch@IU. In 2007 Julie moved to the position she has held since that time, User Interface Design Specialist. Julie's unfailing positive outlook and good humor are appreciated by her colleagues, and that, in addition to her understanding of the Library's digital initiatives and her technical skill have served, and will continue to serve her well. Please join us in welcoming Julie to her new position.


    Submitted by:Dot Porter, Associate Director for Digital Library Content & Services, IUB


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    July 20th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 27

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - June 2012

    Library News and Events

    OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - June 2012

    The Kuali OLE Monthly Update for Partners for June 2012 has been posted to the OLE@IU Blog and can be viewed at: https://blogs.libraries.iub.edu/ole/2012/07/16/kuali-ole-monthly-update-for-partners-june-2012.

    Highlights from this month include:


    Submitted by:Lori Duggan, Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions, IUB


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    July 27th, 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 28

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News

    Staff News

    Angela Bailey has accepted the position of Reshelving Supervisor effective July 30, 2012. Angela most recently worked as an hourly employee in Collection Management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Southwest Minnesota State University and is currently working towards her Masters of Library Science and Information Science at Indiana University. Please join me in welcoming Angela to the Libraries!

    Sarah Guido resigned her position of Circulation Supervisor in Access Services effective July 31, 2012. Sarah will attend graduate school at the University of Michigan, where she will work towards her degree in Information Science.


    Submitted by:Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


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