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January

January 8, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 1 | January 15, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 26
January 22, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 3 | January 29, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 4



January 8, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 1

Staff News

Effective January 2, Anthony Feschyn accepted the Document Delivery Services Retrieval Supervisor position in Customer and Access Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Anthony worked at J.C. Penny Company, Inc. He has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University.

I am happy to announce that effective January 2, Jim Halliday accepted the position in UITS of Software Analyst/Programmer on the Digital Music Library project. Jim is currently a doctoral student in music theory at IU and has an M.M. in music theory from IU and a B.M. in piano performance from the University of Georgia. He has previously worked as a UITS consultant and as an instructor in the Music Theory department. Please join me in welcoming Jim to the Digital Library Program and the Digital Music Library project!


Submitted by: Jon Dunn, Assistant Director for Technology, Digital Library Program


David Lasocki, Head of Reference Services, Cook Music Library, IUB, is the author (or co-author) of 21 articles in the recently published second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (online at www.grovemusic.com): "Ashe, Andrew," "Banister, John (ii)," "Bassano [sections 1-3]," "Baston, John" (co-author with Owain Edwards), "Echo flute," "Flauto," "Flautino," "Freillon-Poncein, Jean Pierre," "Guillemant, Benoit" (co-author with Elizabeth Keitel), "HIER.S," "La Riche, Franois," "Mercy, Luis," "Moeck," "Paisible, Jacques," "Petri, Michala," "Recorder," "Salter, Humphry," "Schickhardt, Johann Christian" (co-author with Pippa Drummond), "Tonguing" (co-author with Bruce Dickey), "Vetter, Michael," and "Woodcock, Robert." David's books, articles, dissertation, and editions are cited in 33 other articles in NG2.


Library News and Events


 The IU Libraries Personnel Directory for the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Regional Campus Libraries, can be found on the web at: http://www.indiana.edu/~libadmin/directry.html. This directory is updated weekly. Please submit corrections or questions to Betty Bell (bettbell@indiana.edu), Libraries Human Resources, Main Library, C-201, IU Bloomington.

*Lecture - Changing the Way Research is Done

"Changing the Way Research is Done: Advances in Chemical Information Science and Cheminformatics," 25th Anniversary Lecture by Gary Wiggins, Wednesday, January 10, 4:00 PM, Harry G. Day Auditorium, Chemistry Building, Room C122, IU-Bloomington. Reception to follow in Room C127 (Faculty Lounge).


*IUPUI Rufus Reiberg Reading Series Announced

The IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Department of English Creative Writing Program and the IUPUI University Library are collaborating to present the Rufus Reiberg Reading Series of visiting writers for Spring 2001. Featured national authors will include Richard Jones (Thursday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.), Reginald Shepherd (Thursday, February 22, 4:00 p.m.), Patricia Goedicke (Wednesday, March 7, 4:00 p.m. & Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.), and Ronald Wallace (Thursday, April 5, 4:00 p.m.).

The Rufus Reiberg Reading Series was established in 1997 with an endowment in honor of Dr. Reiberg, the late chair of the Liberal Arts Department of English. The intention for the series is to present nationally recognized writers on the IUPUI campus, for the benefit of students and the community. Through partnership with the IUPUI University Library, funding for the series has been expanded, with support from the Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, Associated Writing Programs, and the Copper Canyon Press, with funding from the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund through the American Library Association's LIVE! At The Library 2000 program.

The works of poet Richard Jones were most recently published in a collection entitled, The Blessing: New and Selected Poems. An earlier collection of poetry was entitled, 48 Questions. Jones serves as editor of Poetry East, and teaches at DePaul University, Chicago.

Award winning poet Reginald Shepherd was the recipient of the 1993 Associated Writing Programs' Award for Poetry, for his first book, Some Are Drowning. He has also received a "Discovery"/ The Nation award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and an Illinois Arts Council poetry fellowship. Recently, Shepherd's book, Wrong, was a selection of the Poetry Club of the Academy of American Poets, and he teaches at Cornell University.

Patricia Goedicke's readings will be part of the IUPUI Women's Studies, International Women's Day celebration. She has had twelve volumes of poetry published, including As Earth Begins to End and The Tongues We Speak: New and Selected Poems, which was named one of best books of the year by The New York Times. Goedicke teaches creative writing at the University of Montana.

Author Ronald Wallace has produced books of poetry, fiction and criticism, with the most recent being a collection of stories, Quick Bright Things, and a volume of poems, The Uses of Adversity. He has been the recipient of four, Council for Wisconsin Writers Book Awards and a Lynde and Harry Bradley Major Lifetime Achievement Award. Wallace is also the Director of Creative Writing for the University of Wisconsin.

All of the Rufus Reiberg Reading Series presentations are free to the public and will take place at the IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium, Lower Level, 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking available at the North Street Garage. For further information, please call (317) 274-9831.


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team,IUPUI University Library


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January 15, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 26

Staff News

Effective January 4, 2001 Helena Walsh resigned from her position as Office Services Assistant in the Technical Services Department of the Main Library at IU-Bloomington.

Effective January 5, 2001 Neil Foulger resigned from his position as Acquisitions Coordinator in the Technical Services Department of the Main Library at IU-Bloomington.


I am happy to announce that effective January 8, Matt Jadud accepted the position in UITS of Software Analyst/Programmer on the Digital Music Library project. Matt is currently completing his M.A. in computer science at IU and will be continuing in the doctoral program. He has a B.A. in physics from Kenyon College. Matt has taught courses for the IU CS department and School of Education and also developed a web-based course management system for the CS department. Please join me in welcoming Matt to the Digital Library Program and the Digital Music Library project!


Submitted by: Jon Dunn, Assistant Director for Technology, Digital Library Program


Library News and Events


*Jenkins Award - Reminder

Nominations for the Jenkins Award are due in Libraries Human Resources on February 1, 2001. This award is presented annually to current or former IU-Bloomington librarians in recognition of outstanding contributions to the IU Libraries or to the library profession. For a copy of the nomination form or for more information about the award, consult the Library Faculty Handbook on the web at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/jenkins.html or contact Betty Bell in Libraries Human Resources at 855-8196 or bettbell@indiana.edu.

*WebCat: Beyond the Basics -- Workshops for Public Services Staff

There are still some spaces left in the WebCat: Beyond the Basics Workshops. We have also added another workshop at Fort Wayne. The remaining workshops are:

Friday, January 19
Main Library - Bloomington (Room E172)
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday, January 24
University Library -- IUPUI (Room UL0106)
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 1
IPFW Library

1:00 - 3:00 pm

To ensure we have adequate space for everyone, please sign up for a preferred time. You may register by contacting Nonie Watt at wattn@indiana.edu indicating your preference. Additional workshops may be scheduled if demand warrants.

The sessions include an in-depth look at the features and functionality of the new OPAC. Before attending the workshop, it would be helpful for participants to have completed the WebCat online tutorial found at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/webcat and to have at least some minimal experience using the WebCat. The objective of these workshops is to follow up on that basic instruction, with more attention paid to sophisticated search techniques as well as features of the system that may be less intuitive, all in a "live" environment rather than a test database. In addition, instructional handouts that could be adapted for local library usage are provided.

Coming later in January and in February will be follow-up sessions, entitled Introduction to WorkFlows, designed to train public services staff in locating information only available from the staff side of Unicorn. The schedule will be announced in next week.


Submitted by: Rosanne Cordell, Mary Popp, and Nonie Watt


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January 22, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 3

Staff News

*Lisa Reynolds, who has served as my secretary for two years even as she worked on her library degree part time, is leaving to finish that degree this semester. Lisa wants to be a reference librarian in a public library and particularly one that allows her to work in the Hispanic community. She has done a splendid job, and I hope you will join me in wishing her the very best. We will miss her.

At the same time, we welcome Sarah Wyatt, who will be filling in temporarily on a part-time basis. Sarah comes to us from Danville, Virgina, where she worked as a receptionist and clerical assistant. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Virgina. Please stop by to welcome Sarah!


Submitted by: Suzanne Thorin,Ruth Lilly University Dean of University Libraries


*I regret to announce that Dennis Gillespie has accepted the position of Support Center Manager at UITS effective January 15th. We are sad to see Dennis leave, but wish him the best of luck. He will still be working closely with us on the Information Commons, and in support for Unicorn.

During the search process to fill this position, I have asked Vern Wilkins to act as the Assistant Director of Information Technology/Operations Manager. This appointment is effective January 15, 2001, and will continue until the position is filled. Vern has been the LIT hardware specialist for the Libraries since 1998. He has been responsible for the programming and set up of the workstation builds on all staff and public workstations. He has also been instrumental in assisting Dennis in the planning and implementation of workstation replacements. He has an excellent technical background as well as an MLS degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MS in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University. We appreciate Vern's willingness to serve in this capacity.


Submitted by:Phyllis Davidson,Director Libraries Information Technology


Library News and Events


<*InULA Grant Deadline Approaching

February 1, 2001, is the deadline for applications for InULA professional development grants.

For grant guidelines see:
http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/profdevelgrant.html
The grant application form is at:
http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/profdevelform.html

Send applications to:
Marty Joachim, Chair
InULA Professional Development Committee
Technical Services Dept.
Main Library
IUB


*Unicorn Update

Unicorn Update: http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update

December 22, 2000 Issue #11

In this issue:

* Student response to the new IUCAT at Bloomington

* Acquisitions Update

* And More!

The Unicorn Update is a bi-weekly news update created by the Sirsi Communications and Training Working Group to inform staff about our new Unicorn (Sirsi) System. This issue is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update. Past issues are archived at this site.


Submitted by: Diane Dallis, UGLS

*Fine Arts Library Benefit Dinner

Please join the Friends of Art for our annual Fine Arts Library Benefit Dinner on January 27, Saturday. Professor Sarah Burns, History of Art will present a lecture before dinner on "Painting the Dark Side: Art and the Gothic Imagination in 19th Century America".

The cost of the dinner is $40.00 per person and $20 of this amount is tax deductible. If you cannot attend the dinner but would like to make a donation, your gift would be greatly appreciated. For reservations information, contact the Friends of Art office, 855-5300.

Lecture is open to the public and begins at 5:00 pm. Dinner activities begin at 6:00 p.m.

For additional information, you may also contact B.J. Irvine, FA Library, 855-5743.


Submitted by:B. J. Kish Irvine, Ph.D., Fine Arts Librarian


*WebCat: Beyond the Basics -- Workshops for Public Services Staff

There are still a few spaces left in the WebCat: Beyond the Basics Workshops. To meet the demand we have added two workshops: January 29 at Bloomington and February 1 at Fort Wayne. There is still space available in the following sessions:

Wednesday, January 24
University Library -- IUPUI (Room UL0106)
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Monday, January 29
Main Library - Bloomington (Room E172)
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 1
IPFW Library
1:00 - 3:00 pm

To ensure we have adequate space for everyone, please sign up for a preferred time. You may register by contacting Nonie Watt at wattn@indiana.edu indicating your preference. Additional workshops may be scheduled if demand warrants.

The sessions include an in-depth look at the features and functionality of the new OPAC. Before attending the workshop, it would be helpful for participants to have completed the WebCat online tutorial found at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/webcat and to have at least some minimal experience using the WebCat. The objective of these workshops is to follow up on that basic instruction, with more attention paid to sophisticated search techniques as well as features of the system that may be less intuitive, all in a "live" environment rather than a test database. In addition, instructional handouts that could be adapted for local library usage are provided.

Coming later in January and in February will be follow-up sessions, entitled Introduction to WorkFlows, designed to train public services staff in locating information only available from the staff side of Unicorn. The schedule will be announced soon.


Submitted by: Rosanne Cordell, Mary Popp, and Nonie Watt


AWARDS

Ameritech Grant Awarded To IUPUI University Library Faculty Member

The Ameritech Fellows Program recently announced the award of a grant of $14,800 to IUPUI University Library faculty member Michelle Fiander, one of five IUPUI faculty members to receive such a grant. Grants are awarded to promote innovation in teaching and learning as facilitated through the use of information technology.

Fiander, who joined the University Library faculty in 1998 as a Reference and Cataloging Librarian, stated that the grant funds will support the development of an "Interactive Virtual Reference Desk. " This virtual reference service will be a tool for promoting information literacy and will be available online within the coming year. Using Web collaboration software, the virtual desk will allow distance learners and patrons outside of University Library to receive research assistance from librarians at the University Library Reference Desk. A Virtual Reference Desk will offer live, interactive reference services over the Web, and librarians can "push" Web pages to the patron's browser, escort patrons around the Web and search databases together with patrons.

Created in 1999, the Ameritech Fellows Program established support with a total of $1,000,000 to Indiana University faculty members in their efforts to integrate information technology into campus and distance education. The Fellows Program is provided with the support of the IU Office of Distributed Education and the UITS Teaching and Learning Information Technologies.

For further information about the development of the IUPUI University Library Interactive Virtual Reference Desk, please contact Michelle Fiander at (317) 274-0487 or mfiander@iupui.edu.

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NOTE: Digital photo of M. Fiander available.

CONTACT:


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, IUPUI University Library


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January 29, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 4

Staff News

*Effective January 16, Michael Bradford accepted the position of Fast Track Serials Cataloger in the Technical Services/Cataloging Department at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Michael worked in Technical Services/Cataloging as the Serials Conversion Coordinator for the Lilly Library. He is pursuing an MLS degree.


*Taemin K. Park, Technical Services Department, IU Bloomington, won the Marcia Tuttle International Grant for 2001. The grant will assist Taemin's trip to China to present her paper on library education in information organization and access of networked resources including online serials at the 13th International Conference on New Information Technology, Beijing, China May 29-31, 2001.


*Two Retirements this Spring

Later this spring, IU Bloomington Libraries will lose two of their senior librarians to retirement. Lois Heiser, Head of the Geosciences Library, has announced her April 30th retirement and Thomas Lee, Librarian for the East Asian Collection, will retire at the end of June. While we rejoice in their many contributions and good fortune in retiring, we will also sorely miss the expertise and collegiality that they bring to our mission. Please extend your congratulations and best wishes to them. Information about filling these positions and the formation of Search & Screen Committees will be forthcoming shortly.


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean


Library News and Events 


*Search & Screen Committees Appointed at IU Bloomington

Search and screen committees have been appointed for the following positions:

Electronic Text Specialist (PA10) - The members are: George Andrew Spencer, chair, Digital Library Program; John Walsh, LETRS; and Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, ex-officio, Libraries Human Resources.

Library Web Administrator (PA15) - The members are: Jon Dunn, chair, Digital Library Program; Mary Popp, Library Information Technology; Chuck Morrow, Library Information Technology; Diane Dallis, UGLS; Eric Bartheld, Library Administration; Jian Liu, Reference; Amanda Moore, Chemistry Library; and Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, ex-officio, Libraries Human Resources.


Submitted by: Suzann Westerfield, Libraries Human Resources


*Changes at the Main Library, IU Bloomington

The services of Media/Reserves, Kent Cooper Current Periodicals, and Microforms Services have been combined into one new service point, now located in a newly renovated space on the lower level. One staff desk remains in the microforms area but customers are being served at one service point for the newly combined operation. Phones have been transferred so numbers remain the same.

New furniture for users and staff as well as new paint, carpet, and video storage were part of the move. We will plan an open house with tours this semester so watch for announcements. In the meantime, stop in and see the changes. The former first floor location of media and reserves eventually will be transformed into the Information Commons. Until work begins, we will use it as a study area.


Submitted by: Patricia Steele, Head, Customer & Access Services


*IUB Libraries' Public Policies

IUB Libraries' Public Policies are now available at:
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/public.html

These include policies for the following:

P1:Libraries Quiet Policy
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/p1.doc

P2:Library Services for Persons with Disabilities in the IUB Libraries
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/p2.doc

P3:Services to School Groups in the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/p3.doc

P4:Food and Beverages in the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/p4.doc

P5:Internet Access and Printing Fee for Non-Affiliated Users
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/p5.doc

P6: Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/p6.doc

These policies were discussed with various groups and finalized by LMT late last year. We wanted to make sure all library staff were aware that they are in effect and are now available on the Web. Please address any questions to one of the coordinators: Pat Steele - AIS, Gary Wiggins - Sciences, Steven Sowell - HHS, or Lou Malcomb - RCSD.)


Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head, Government Publications/Geography & Map 


*2001 Indiana University Librarians' Day

The 2001 Indiana University Librarians' Day will be held Monday, April 23rd, 9:00am-3:30pm at the IUPUI University Library. This year's theme is Practical Tools for the 21st Century Library. Suggestions for roundtable sharing session topics are welcome. Additional details will be announced when available. Suggestions and questions may be sent to Sue London, slondon@iupiu.edu.


Submitted by: Sue London,Chair, 2001 Librarians Day Committee


*WebCat: Beyond the Basics -- Workshops for Public Services Staff

The January 29 WebCat: Beyond the Basics Workshop in Bloomington is full. We have added one more Bloomington session. These will be the last Beyond the Basics Workshop sessions unless we have additional demand. There is still space available in the following sessions:

Tuesday, January 30
Main Library - Bloomington (Room E172)
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 1
IPFW Library -- Fort Wayne
1:00 - 3:00 pm

To ensure we have adequate space for everyone, please sign up for a preferred time. You may register by contacting Nonie Watt at wattn@indiana.edu indicating your preference. If you have not signed up, we cannot guarantee a seat in the session for you.

The sessions include an in-depth look at the features and functionality of the new OPAC. Before attending the workshop, it would be helpful for participants to have completed the WebCat online tutorial found at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/webcat and to have at least some minimal experience using the WebCat. The objective of these workshops is to follow up on that basic instruction, with more attention paid to sophisticated search techniques as well as features of the system that may be less intuitive, all in a "live" environment rather than a test database. In addition, instructional handouts that could be adapted for local library usage are provided.

Introduction to WorkFlows, designed to train public services staff in locating information only available from the staff side of Unicorn, will begin in February. The schedule is now being finalized.


Submitted by: Rosanne Cordell, Mary Popp, and Nonie Watt 


*Ameritech Grant Awarded To IUPUI University Library Faculty Member

The Ameritech Fellows Program recently announced the award of a grant of $14,800 to IUPUI University Library faculty member Michelle Fiander, one of five IUPUI faculty members to receive such a grant. Grants are awarded to promote innovation in teaching and learning as facilitated through the use of information technology.

Fiander, who joined the University Library faculty in 1998 as a Reference and Cataloging Librarian, stated that the grant funds will support the development of an "Interactive Virtual Reference Desk. " This virtual reference service will be a tool for promoting information literacy and will be available online within the coming year. Using Web collaboration software, the virtual desk will allow distance learners and patrons outside of University Library to receive research assistance from librarians at the University Library Reference Desk. A Virtual Reference Desk will offer live, interactive reference services over the Web, and librarians can "push" Web pages to the patron's browser, escort patrons around the Web and search databases together with patrons.

Created in 1999, the Ameritech Fellows Program established support with a total of $1,000,000 to Indiana University faculty members in their efforts to integrate information technology into campus and distance education. The Fellows Program is provided with the support of the IU Office of Distributed Education and the UITS Teaching and Learning Information Technologies.

For further information about the development of the IUPUI University Library Interactive Virtual Reference Desk, please contact Michelle Fiander at (317) 274-0487 or mfiander@iupui.edu.


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, IUPUI University Library


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February

February 5, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 5 | February 12, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 6
February 19, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 7 | February 26, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 8



February 5, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 5

Staff News

*Adjunct Faculty Appointment -
The English department at IU Bloomington recently approved Marion Frank-Wilson for adjunct faculty status in the department. Chair Ken Johnston wrote: "We felt that her expertise and experience in Africa and with English-language African writers would make her a valuable resource person for our expanding work in postcolonial studies generally." Marion regularly teaches a spring semester course in the African Studies Program, offered through the Graduate School, "Introduction to the Bibliography of Sub-Saharan Africa," which is required of all African Studies graduate students. 


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean and Director of Collection Development 


*B. J. Kish Irvine of the Fine Arts Library, at IU Bloomington, has just published two articles in a journal published in London:
"Chinese Art Libraries: Developments and Trends" ART LIBRARIES JOURNAL [United Kingdom] Part I 25/4(2000):28-33; Part II 26/1(2001):36-41.
In addition an interview with me was published in journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America: "Metamorphosis of a Mentor: An Interview with B.J. Kish Irvine" Conducted by Betsy Peck Learned and Stephanie Sigala in Pittsburgh, March 2000. ART DOCUMENTATION 19/2(2000):22-26.
IUB's January 2001 issue of RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITY also has an article/interview about my work: "The Fine Art of Finding Information" by Nick Riddle, pp. 5-6. 


Library News and Events   


*Search & Screen Committee Appointed at IU Bloomington

A search and screen committee have been appointed for the following position:

Assistant Director of Information Technology/Operations Manager (PA16) - The members are: Kathy McCarnes, chair, Libraries Budget Office; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, ex-officio, Libraries Human Resources; Tim Ryder, Library Information Technology; Doug Freeman, Optometry Library; Carolyn Walters, UGLS; Timothy O'Donnell, Cook Music Library; and Keith Welch, Customer & Access Services.

A copy of the job posting can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/010vvn.html 


Submitted by: Suzann Westerfield, Libraries Human Resources 


*SLIS Teaching Opportunities

Interested in influencing the next generation?

SLIS has teaching opportunities for information professionals who care to make a contribution to the future through teaching. Both core and elective courses are available at IUB and IUPUI most semesters. Course descriptions, links to syllabi for many courses, and tentative schedules are on the web at: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/Courses/

If you would like more information, or to explore options, contact:

Debora Shaw, Associate Dean
School of Library and Information Science
Main Library 011D - IUB
812.855.3261
shawd@indiana.edu 


*Unicorn Update

Unicorn Update: http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update

February 2, 2001 Issue #12

In this issue:

* Changes for reserve procedures

* Workflows training for fund managers

* Question & Answer Sessions

The Unicorn Update is a bi-weekly news update created by the Sirsi Communications and Training Working Group to inform staff about our new Unicorn (Sirsi) System. This issue is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update. Past issues are archived at this site. 


Submitted by: Diane Dallis, UGLS 


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February 12, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 6

Staff News

*Effective February 6, Elizabeth Sullivan accepted the position of Stacks Maintenance and Public Services Assistant in the Bus/SPEA Library at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Elizabeth worked as a Project Leader and Government Reporter at SIRS Mandarin in Boca Raton, Florida. She has a B.S. in Journalism from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

*Moira Smith, IU-Bloomington, has been appointed book review editor for the Journal of American Folklore for a five-year term beginning November 2000. Now in its 114th year of publication, the Journal of American Folklore is published by the American Folklore Society and is the leading journal for folklore study in the United States. Congratulations, Moira! 


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development 


Library News and Events 


*WorkFlows Training

Many staff members have asked about training on the use of the staff WorkFlows client for collection management activities and to answer reference questions. A read-only tool bar for WorkFlows is being set up to allow public services staff to view acquisitions, serials and cataloging records. This tool bar will be able to be loaded on machines at any reference desk and will include a generic signon that can be shared with all staff. Before it is distributed, however, users must have training on how to use it.

Representatives from the Communications and Training Working Group and the Acquisitions Working Group have developed a workshop outline for collection managers. A second workshop outline will be developed for reference staff. These workshops will include information on how to download the WorkFlows client to the user's computer and how to find and interpret the WorkFlows information. These outlines will be tested in Bloomington beginning this week. In the next week or so they will be made available to technical services staff on all campuses so that they can design workshops for their own collection management and reference staff members, using the policies and procedures unique to their own libraries.

The WorkFlows workshop previously scheduled for February 9 in South Bend will not be held. 


Submitted by: Nonie Watt, Rosanne Cordell, and Mary Pagliero Popp 


*New Award Competition for Librarians

The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, is pleased to announce a new award competition for librarians in all areas of the profession. The 21st-Century Librarian Award will recognize a librarian who has been a leader in the evolution of librarianship in our increasingly global and digital information environment. The award is a project of students in Syracuse's MLS program, who have developed the criteria for the award and will judge the applications and make the final decisions. This is the first annual competition for what we hope will become a major award in our field. This year's award carries a cash prize of $5,000.

Candidates for the award may be nominated by others or may submit applications on their own behalf. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2001; third-party nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2001. Details about the 21st-Century Librarian Award are available at http://istweb.syr.edu/librarianaward/


*Victorian Valentine cards online

Please visit the Lilly Library's latest online exhibition: A Flowering of Affection: Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library (http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/valentines/valentine.html). View a selection of nineteenth century Valentine cards, from the sentimental to the comic, and send your own e-Valentine greetings featuring cards from the exhibition. Many thanks to Jian Liu for help with scanning, but especially for the inspiration and technical know-how that made the e-Valentines portion of the exhibition possible. 


Submitted by: Erika Dowell, Lilly Library 


*Herbert S. And Virginia White Professional Development Award

The 2000-2001 White Award Committee is pleased to announce that Jian Liu, Associate Librarian in the Reference Department of the Main Library, IUB, has been selected as the recipient of the Herbert S. And Virginia White Professional Development Award. This is the seventh year of the award established by the Whites to support individually motivated professional growth. The award certificate will be presented to Jian on Librarians' Day, April 23rd.

Jian's project is to develop a web-based, biographical database of Chinese students who came to the U.S. between 1909 and 1929 via Boxer Indemnity Fund scholarships established by the U.S. government. The award provides $2500 in support of travel expenses to conduct archival research at the four universities where most of the Boxer scholars studied: Cornell, Yale, Harvard and Columbia.

The committee wishes to thank and recognize all applicants for their interesting and well-prepared proposals. 


Submitted by: Cindy Lee Stokes, Chair, White Award Committee 


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February 19, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 7

Staff News

*Effective February 16, Jonathan Ingels has resigned from his position as Serials Cataloger in Technical Services at IU-Bloomington.

*E. Gail Matthews, former Librarian for Interlibrary Loan Services for the IUB Libraries, died Monday, February 12 in Bedford, Indiana. Services will be held on Friday at 12:30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to Christopher Care Bags & Bears Trust Fund for Abused and Neglected Children, a project designed by Gail to help needy children. 


Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Government Publications 


Library News and Events 


*Position Announcement at IU Bloomington

Geology and Digital Maps Librarian, Geosciences Library - salary and rank are negotiable and competitive dependent upon qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2001. For more information and/or a copy of the complete posting contact Betty Bell in Libraries Human Resources at Bloomington at (812) 855-8196 or e-mail her at bettbell@indiana.edu


*Search & Screen Committees Appointed at IU Bloomington

The search and screen committee has been appointed for the position of Geology and Digital Maps Librarian. The members are: Abhijit Basu, Geology; Roger Beckman, Life Sciences Library; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Tom Evans, Geography; Dan Johnson, Digital Library Program; Guy Livingstone, Customer and Access Services; Lou Malcomb, Government Publications; Bryan Motzel, Geology; John Steinmetz, Indiana Geological Survey; and Gary Wiggins (chair), Chemistry Library.

The search and screen committee has been appointed for the position of Director of the Lilly Library. The members are: Cheryl Baumgart, Lilly Library; Nancy Boerner, Bibliographer for Modern European Languages; Becky Cape, Lilly Library; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Harriette Hemmasi (co-chair), Library Administration; David Nord (co-chair), Journalism; Patrick O'Meara, International Programs; Joyce Owens, Fine Arts Library; Saundra Taylor, Lilly Library. 


Submitted by: Betty Bell, Libraries Human Resources 


*InULA Scholarship 2001

The InULA Board invites applications for the InULA Scholarship to be awarded by May 1, 2001. This scholarship is intended to encourage and reward the potential for excellence in the library and information science profession. Guidelines for application are available on the InULA website at: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/scholguide.html

Applicants should note that weight is placed "on the candidate's personal statement of philosophy of librarianship and career goals." The deadline for applications is March 16, 2001. Application materials should be sent to:

Julie Nilson
President, InULA
Library E660
Main Library
1320 E. 10th Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907 


*Unicorn Update

Unicorn Update: http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update

February 16, 2001 Issue # 13

In this issue:

* February changes to the OPAC, future OPAC changes & MORE

The Unicorn Update is a bi-weekly news update created by the Sirsi Communications and Training Working Group to inform staff about our new Unicorn (Sirsi) System. This issue is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update. Past issues are archived at this site. 


Submitted by: Diane Dallis, UGLS 


*IUPUI Rufus Reiberg Reading Series 

Rufus Reiberg Reading Series Presents Second National Author The IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Department of English Creative Writing Program and the IUPUI University Library are presenting the second of the Rufus Reiberg Reading Series of visiting writers for Spring 2001. Featured national author Reginald Shepherd will present his poetry on Thursday, February 22, 4:00 p.m., in the University Library Lilly Auditorium.

Award winning poet Reginald Shepherd was the recipient of the 1993 Associated Writing Programs' Award for Poetry, for his first book, Some Are Drowning. He has also received a "Discovery"/ The Nation award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and an Illinois Arts Council poetry fellowship. Recently, Sheperd's book, Wrong, was a selection of the Poetry Club of the Academy of American Poets, and he teaches at Cornell University.

All of the Rufus Reiberg Reading Series presentations are free to the public and will take place at the IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium, Lower Level, 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking available at the North Street Garage. For further information, please call (317) 274-9831. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, IUPUI University Library 


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February 26, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 8

Staff News

*Effective February 26th, Jacintha Nambi accepted the position of Office Services Assistant in the Budget and Supply Office at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Jacintha worked at the School of Education.


Library News and Events 


*Spring 2001 Events at Schurz Library, IUSB

Franklin D. Schurz Library
Indiana University South Bend

Spring 2001 Events

March 1, 2001, 1 - 4 p.m., L009
Linda Fisher, Government Publications-Business Workshop
"Going about your Business: Accessing Information on the Internet"

March 27-10 AM to 6 PM, and March 28 - 8 AM to 4 PM
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
IUSB Cafeteria

March 27, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
"Perspectives: A Forty-Year Retrospective of Adult Literacy"
Anabel Newman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Language Education, School of Education, IU Bloomington, and a nationally respected literacy professional, with responses from local literacy leaders.
Respondents: Kay van Duesen, Executive Director of the Literacy Council of St. Joseph County; Gayle Silver and Greg Long, South Bend Community School Corporation Adult Basic Education
Sponsored also by the IUSB School of Education
Reception follows

April 17, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
Dr. Otis R. Bowen, booksigning and author talk
"Doc: Memories from a Life in Public Service"
with co-author William Du Bois, Jr.
Sponsored also by the IU Press
Reception follows

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Schurz Library. The public is invited to attend. 


Submitted by: Nancy Wootton Colborn, Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Staff Development and Public Relations 


*Antique Quilt Exhibit at Wylie House Museum

Wylie House Museum, a historic house museum built in 1835, will have approximately twenty antique quilts on display from March 1-3, 2001. The exhibit will run concurrently with the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show held at the Bloomington Convention Center. A trolley will provide free transportation between the Convention Center and other locations, including Wylie House, the Mathers Museum and the Monroe County Historical Society Museum (both of which are also having quilt exhibits). Wylie House will extend its hours for these three days, offering free viewing between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Museum is located at 307 E. Second Street, Bloomington, IN and is handicap accessible from the east drive. 


Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum 


*Historic Seed Sale at Wylie House Museum

Wylie House Museum will hold its annual Spring Seed Sale on Saturday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Visitors to the Seed Sale can choose from 25 historic varieties of flower, herb and vegetable seeds - all grown in the Wylie House garden using organic methods and germination-tested to insure viability. These are varieties that were grown in America before 1850, and many are rare today. Seed packets include historical information, as well as how to grow and save seed.
This year, in addition to our own seeds, we will offer over thirty varieties from the Seed Savers Exchange including beans, cantaloupes, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, squash and tomatoes. We will also have a resource area with information on seed-saving and heirloom gardening, which will prove helpful to beginning gardeners and veterans alike.
The sale is being held in conjunction with an antique quilt exhibit at the Museum, so visitors can enjoy both events for free. Wylie House Museum is located at 307 E. Second Street in Bloomington, Indiana. It is handicap accessible from the east drive. For more information, call 812-855-6224 or send email to libwylie@indiana.edu


Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum 


*Chemoinformatics Lecture at IU Bloomington

Chemoinformatics: Where it has come from, where it is now and where it is going

Lecture by Peter Willett (Professor, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Wednesday, February 28, 2001, 4:00 p.m.
Harry G. Day Lecture Hall, Chemistry 122, IUB

This presentation will begin with an historical overview of the development of computer techniques for the processing of databases of chemical structure information. These techniques provide many of the tools for the emerging subject of chemoinformatics, which also draws upon developments in molecular modelling, in chemical synthesis and biological testing, and in computer hardware and software. The presentation will then provide an overview of some of the main foci of current interest in chemoinformatics, highlighting areas that may be of importance in the future, and conclude with an overview of recent UK developments in the provision of postgraduate programmes in chemoinformatics. 


Submitted by: Gary Wiggins, Head, Chemistry Library 


*An ALA Reminder for San Fransisco

This Friday, February 23d is the deadline for early-bird registration for ALA. ALA personal/division member registration is $120 compared to advanced registration of $145 prior to May 18th. On-site registration is $200. You can register online at: https://cs.ala.org/annual/default.cfm or by going to ALA's home page: www.ala.org


Submitted by: Martha L. Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development, IUB Libraries 


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March

March 05, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 09 | March 12, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 10
March 26, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 11



March 05, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 09

Staff News

*Natalia Rome-Lindval Accepts Position of Electronic Text Specialist

Effective March 1, Natalia Rome-Lindval has accepted the position of Electronic Text Specialist for the Letopis Zhurnal 'nykh Statei Project in the Digital Library Program. Prior to accepting this position she has worked in an hourly staff position for the project performing a wide variety of tasks such as translation, OCR, text encoding page, image scanning and proofreading. Ms. Rome-Lindval has extensive experience as a translator. In addition to these technical duties and translation, she will be assisting in the design and usability testing of the web site. Ms. Rome-Lindval holds degrees in Management and Jurisprudence and a Candidates Degree in Political Economy, all from Kazan State University in Russia. Please join us in welcoming Natalia to the staff! 


Library News and Events


*Search & Screen Committee Appointed at IU Bloomington

The search and screen committe has been appointed for the position of Head, User Services (PA11) in the Cook Music Library at IU-Bloomington. The members are : Terry Reynolds, chair, Head, Business/SPEA Library; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, ex officio, Libraries Human Resources; David Lasocki, Cook Music library; Nicolas del Grazia, Cook Music Library; Charles Peters, Cook Music Library; and Gretchen Horlacher, School of Music. To see the job posting go to: http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/010b95.html 


*Unicorn Update

Unicorn Update: http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update

March 2, 2001 Issue #14

In this issue:

* Online FAQ

* Helpful tips from the Q & A

* support model information

The Unicorn Update is a bi-weekly news update created by the Sirsi Communications and Training Working Group to inform staff about our new Unicorn (Sirsi) System. This issue is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update. Past issues are archived at this site.

 

Submitted by: Diane Dallis, UGLS 


*Spring 2001 Events at Schurz Library, IUSB

Franklin D. Schurz Library
Indiana University South Bend

Spring 2001 Events

March 1, 2001, 1 - 4 p.m., L009
Linda Fisher, Government Publications-Business Workshop
"Going about your Business: Accessing Information on the Internet"

March 27, 2001, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
IUSB Cafeteria

March 27, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
"Perspectives: A forty-Year Retrospective of Adult Literacy"
Anabel Newman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Language
Education, School of Education, IU Bloomington, and a nationally
respected literacy professional, with responses from local literacy leaders.

Respondents: Kay van Duesen, Executive Director of the Literacy Council
of St. Joseph County; Gayle Silver and Greg Long, South Bend Community
School Corporation Adult Basic Education
Sponsored also by the IUSB School of Education
Reception follows

April 17, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
Dr. Otic R. Bowen, book signing and author talk
"Doc: Memories from a Life in Public Service"
with co-author William Du Bois, Jr.
Sponsored also by the IU Press
Reception follows

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Schurz Library. The Public is invited to attend. 


Submitted by: Nancy Wootton Colborn, Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Staff Development and Public Relations 


*Antique Quilt Exhibit at Wylie House Museum

Wylie House Museum, a historic house museum built in 1835, will have approximately twenty antique quilts on display from March 1-3, 2001. The exhibit will run concurrently with the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show held at the Bloomington Convention Center. A trolley will provide free transportation between the Convention Center and other locations, including Wylie House, the Mathers Museum and the Monroe County Historical Society Museum (both of which are also having quilt exhibits). Wylie house will extend its hours for these three days, offering free viewing between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Museum is located at 307 E. Second Street, Bloomington, IN and is handicap accessible from the east drive. 


Submitted by:  Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum 


*Historic Seed Sale at Wylie House Museum

Wylie House Museum will hold its annual Spring Seed Sale on Saturday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Visitors to the Seed Sale can choose from 25 historic varieties of flower, herb and vegetable seeds - all grown in the Wylie house garden using organic methods and germination-tested to insure viability. These are varieties that were growing in American before 1850, and many are rare today. Seed packets include historical information, as well as how to grow and save seed.

This year, in addition to our own seeds, we will offer over thirty varieties from the Seed Savers Exchange including beans, cantaloupes, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, squash and tomatoes. We will also have a resource area with information on seed-saving and heirloom gardening, which will prove helpful to beginning gardeners and veterans alike.

The sale is being held in conjunction with an antique quilt exhibit at the Museum, so visitors can enjoy both events for free. Wylie House Museum is located at 307 E. Second Street in Bloomington, Indiana. It is handicap accessible form the east drive. For more information, call 812-855-6224 or send email to libwylie@indiana.edu


Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum. 


*IUPUI Rufus Reiberg Reading Series Continues

The IUPUI School of liberal Arts Department of English Creative Writing Program and the IUPUI University Library continue a collaborative presentation of the Rufus Reiberg Reading Series, featuring national author Patrica Goedicke. Readings will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 4:00 p.m. and as part of the IUPUI International Women's Day activities, Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.

Patricia Geodicke has had twelve volumes of poetry published, including As Earth Begins to End and The Tongues We Speak: New and Selected Poems, which was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times. Goedicke teaches creative writing at the University of Montana.

All Rufus Reiberg Reading Series presentations are free to the public and will take place at the IUPUI University library, Lilly Auditorium, Lower Level, 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking available at the North Street Garage. For Further information, please call (317) 274-9831. 


Submitted by:  Norman Brandenstein, IUPUI University Library 


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March 12, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 10

THANKS

Dear Colleagues,

Dottie has completed a difficult 6 week regimen of chemotherapy and radiation which was designed to shrink her pancreatic cancer tumor after an operation on Dec. 14, 2000 which resolved her major symptoms but was not successful in removing the tumor. New CAT-scans last Friday show that the tumor has not shrunk much but that it also has not grown or spread beyond the local area. Most importantly it appears to have pulled back from the portal vein, around which the tumor was wrapped and which prevented removal of the tumor without danger of major bleeding. The surgeon at IU Medical now feels he can safely remove that vein and replace it with one from the leg. Therefore, he has scheduled a full "Whipple" operation for Wednesday March 28. This should give Dottie time to recover from the radiation and chemotherapy, which she has survived well but which has weakened her. Our two daughters (and two granddaughters), plus two of Dottie's sisters are coming in the meantime during Spring break and after to help out and keep her cheered up.

We want to thank all of you for your concern and tremendous support during the past several difficult months. We like to think that this support, and that of our family and friends, has made the difference in keeping us optimistic and able to fight this disease. We remain realistic about the dismal long term statistics for this type of cancer but also remain confident that the operation will be a complete success this time and the cancer completely removed. In the meantime, our faith in the ability of people to care for each other and thus in the future of our profession and our society has been greatly strengthened by the support and love we've received from those around us. Our deepest thanks for that. 


Submitted by:  Mark Day, Reference and Librarian for Middle Eastern Studies 


Staff News

*Fenton Martin, First Recipient of the Gros Louis Special Recognition Award

Fenton Martin, Head of the Research Collection in Woodburn Hall, has been selected to be the first recipient of the Gros Louis Special Recognition Award from the Office for Women's Affairs. This is a new award, established this year in Ken Gros Louis' honor, to recognize women's contributions to the research and teaching mission of the University. 


Submitted by:  Robert Goehlert, Ph.D., M.L.S., Librarian for Economics, Political Science, Criminal Justice and The Center for the Study of Global Change 


Library News and Events 


*Annual InULA Booksale

Mark your calendars!!

ANNUAL InULA BOOKSALE
IUB Main Library, Room E174
April 1-2, 2001

Sunday, April 1, 1:00-4:00pm Preview sale

Sunday, April 1, 1:00-4:00 pm Preview sale ($10 admission)                 4:00-7:00 pm free admissionMonday, April 2, 9:00 am-8:00 pm                 noon-5:00 pm Half price sale                 5:00-5:30 closed                 5:30-8:00 pm $2/bag sale
BOOK DONATIONS REQUESTED

The Indiana University Librarians Association is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in library service and to provide opportunities for continuing education and professional development. A letter can be provided to donors for tax purposes.

To donate books, please contact David Frasier 855-8028 or frasier@indiana.edu. 


Submitted by:  Anne Haynes, Associate Librarian, Reference Department, Distributed Education Library Services Coordinator, Indiana University Libraries 


*Serials Cancellation Requests 

The following serials cancellation requests have been received.

Collection Managers who wish to assume any of the titles should contact Judy Grannan, Technical Services/Acquisitions (email: jgrannan@indiana.edu ) within two weeks following date of this newsletter.

1. LAST COPY HELD IN IUB

Fund 17(Business)
- ACCOUNTING FORUM

Fund 40(Government Publications)
- UNBIS PLUS ON CD-ROM
- UNITED STATES CODE ANNOTATED

Fund 43(Geology)
- GSA JOURNALS ON COMPACT DISC

Fund 89(SciRef)
- BIBLIOGRAHY AND INDEX OF GEOLOGY

2. MULTI-COPY HELD IN IUB

Fund 17(Business)
- RUSSIAN LIFE

Fund 41(Geography)
- TRANSPORTATION (ISSN: 0049-4488)

Fund 74(MedSci)
- MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT

Fund 87(Slavic)
- AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY

Fund 97(UGL)
- FACTS ON FILE 


Submitted by:  Judy Grannan, Serials Procurement Specialist

 

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March 26, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 11

THANKS

Friends, I am at a loss of words to express my gratitude. I do hope, however, this simple note will give emphasis to my thankfulness for such wonderful friends. The notion that such an outpouring of generosity could occur at a time such as this is overpowering. My family was impressed and calmed by the affection given to me by all of you from the IU Library.

Please accept this message as my humble thank you and please know how very much I appreciate your gift and thoughtfulness. 


Submitted by:  Tammy Sharp, Technical Services 


Staff News

*2001 Frye Leadership Institute

It is my pleasure to announce that Martha Brogan, Associate Dean and Director of Collection Development, has been selected to participate in the 2001 Frye Leadership Institute, which will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, June 3-15, 2001. Supported by a grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources, EDUCAUSE, and Emory University, the Frye Leadership Institute exists to bring the insights and understanding of tomorrow's issues to the potential leaders of today.

The institute results from work that these organizations have done to assess the implications of information technology for the scholarly and educational enterprise: the blurring of the formerly distinct boundaries among teaching, research, information management, and scholarly communication; and the extension of information resources, and services beyond the walls of traditional organizations (such as libraries, computer centers, and museums) to permeate the educational enterprise.

This is the right moment for Martha to take advantage of the opportunities that the Frye Institute offers her and to use them to further develop her own leadership.

Please take a moment to congratulate her on this honor. 


Submitted by: Suzanne Thorin, Ruth Lilly University Dean of University Libraries 


Library News and Events

IT Seminar Series

A series of seminars designed to present technical details of various information technology projects throughout Indiana University includes "Digital Libraries in Music," a presentation by Jon Dunn, Assistant Director for Technology, IU Digital Library Program, on the following dates:

IUB: Wednesday, April 25 11am - noon, IMU Oak Room
IUPUI: Thursday, April 26, 11am - noon, Lilly Auditorium, University Library

"Indiana University is a nationally recognized leader in digital library systems for music content. The VARIATIONS system at IUB is used daily by music students, instructors, and researchers to access a digital sound recording and musical score collection of more than 1.5 terabytes in size. This seminar will explore the technical implementation of VARIATIONS, including digitization, organization, storage, and network access, and also provide a look at some of the technical challenges being explored in IU's new NSF- and NEH-funded Digital Music Library project."
(http://it.iu.edu/itseminars.html)

The series schedule appeared in the March 2 issue of IU Home Pages. 


Submitted by: Martha L. Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development, IUB Libraries 


*Musical Memorials for Musicians

Michael Fling (Cook Music Library, Bloomington) has published "Musical Memorials for Musicians: A Guide to Selected Compositions" as no. 29 of the Music Library Association's Index and Bibliography Series (Scarecrow Press). This 376-page bibliography provides access to more than 2,100 musical works composed between the late fourteenth century and the year 2000 as memorials to musicians. This unique resource provides name, dates, and professional details of the musician being memorialized; name and dates of the composer; title, subtitle, and quote of the memorial dedication of the musical work; publication data, and additional descriptive notes when warranted to clarify the context of the work's creation. The bibliography is indexed by composer names as well as by birth and death dates of the dedicatees.

Submitted by: Michael Fling, Collection Development Librarian, Cook Music Library

*Gros Louis Special Recognition Award

At a ceremony on March 23, B.J. Irvine received the Gros Louis Special Recognition Award from the Office for Women's Affairs. This new award, established this year in Ken Gros Louis' honor, recognizes women's contributions to the reseach and teaching mission of the university. Congratulations to B.J. for winning this fine award.

*New Appointment

Effective March 19, Misty Walter accepted the position of Senior Collection/Reference Assistant with the Subject and Area Librarians at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Misty worked at Almagre Books in Bloomington. She has a degree in Studio Art and Art History from IU.

*Search Committee Appointed

*Search Committee Appointed The following members were appointed to the search committee for Multicultural Outreach Librarian: June Cargile, FASE Mentoring Program; James Castrataro, Technical Services; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Diane Dallis (chair), Undergraduate Library Services; Emma Dederick-Colon, Cook Music Library; Wen-ling Liu, Technical Services; Debbie Thorson, Education Library.

The position position may be found on the web at:
http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/outreach.html. 


*SLIS to Grow its IUPUI Program

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus are collaborating on strengthening and developing the Master of Library Science (MLS) program offered at IUPUI. Both parties are fully committed to re-energizing the program in library science to meet state and regional needs. The IUPUI program will complement the master's and doctoral programs available at IU Bloomington, but will have a distinct focus and a mission oriented toward professional practice at the master's level.

With significant additional campus support, the School will undertake to recruit faculty and to accelerate the program's growth. The MLS will continue to be offered in its entirety at IUPUI, and will be developed as an area of strength for Indiana University as a whole as well as IUPUI. Students in the program may augment the MLS with course work from IU Bloomington. The SLIS IUPUI program will report to the Dean of SLIS, but will follow the models of other professional schools (e.g., business, education, public and environmental affairs) in offering a complete program which can seek separate professional accreditation, if and when the SLIS Dean and the IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor determine this to be advisable. The IUPUI program will be directed by an Executive Associate Dean, who will report both to the SLIS Dean and to the IUPUI Chancellor.

An internal, fast-track search to fill the Executive Associate Deanship will be conducted during the spring 2001 semester.

For further information contact:

Dr. Blaise Cronin
Dean and Rudy Professor of Information Science
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University Bloomington
IN 47405
(812) 855-2848
bcronn@indiana.edu 


Submitted by: Debora Shaw, School of Library and Information Science 


*IU Joins Nationwide Library Survey

In the coming weeks, a random sample of Indiana University Bloomington students and faculty will be asked to participate in a survey of satisfaction with local library services. The Web-based survey, LibQUAL+, is a research and development project to define and measure the quality of services across nearly 50 libraries nationwide. Results from Indiana University will help the IU Bloomington Libraries assess five service characteristics--reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy, and physical facilities and equipment--and compare the results with similar institutions.

The project is based at the Association of Research Libraries in collaboration with the Texas A&M University Libraries and is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. For more information, see http//www.arl.org/libqual/.

If you are selected as a member of the random sample, the IU Bloomington Libraries would like to thank you in advance for your participation. Results of the survey will be shared with the Indiana University community. 


*IU Parents Fund

Students in the Main Library campus will benefit from wireless technology and a newly furnished media center, thanks in part to the IU Parents Fund.

Donations to the Parents Fund allowed the IU Libraries to purchase four laptop computers, four digital cameras, and four video cameras students can use for their projects. The wireless laptops can be used anywhere in the library: students can use them to type reports in the stacks, take them to the lobby to work on group projects, or create presentations at a study carrel. When used on the first floor of the Main Library's west tower, the laptops also provide access to the library's computer network, allowing students to search the Internet or find a resource in the library's electronic catalog. The laptops can be signed out for three-hour increments.

With Parents Fund income the IU Libraries also purchased equipment for students to use in video production. The equipment includes a computer workstation, television, and VCR to support video and audio editing. Students will be able to create, duplicate, and edit their own videos for classroom assignments. In addition, a computer workstation with a scanner will allow students to manipulate static images. Both workstations will also provide support for the new digital cameras. Student can check out the cameras, take pictures, then return to the multimedia area to download, edit, or copy the resulting digital images.

The Main Library also provides one of the few media centers on campus for students to use videos, films, DVD, audio cassettes, and laser discs. The media department recently relocated to the ground floor of the Main Library to renovated space, and new furnishings for the area were provided by an anonymous donor and the Parents Fund.

"This is a pivotal time for the IU Libraries," says Dean Thorin. "Technology is transforming libraries, and we're grateful that the Parents Fund is helping us to increase our services to benefit students." 


Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Assistant Development Director, Public Relations and Grants, IU-Bloomington 


*Unicorn Update

Unicorn Update: http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update

March 23, 2001 Issue #14

In this issue:

* March 4th IUCAT changes

* Training Documentation on the Web

The Unicorn Update is a bi-weekly news update created by the Sirsi Communications and Training Working Group to inform staff about our new Unicorn (Sirsi) System. This issue is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update. Past issues are archived at this site. 


*IUB Library Staff Awards

It's time to think about awards! The Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries' annual staff awards recognize exceptional Support Staff, Professional Administrative staff, and Student Employees who work for the good of the Libraries and display a combination of competence, a positive attitude, and helpfulness that is notable among his/her peers.

Information and nomination forms can be found on the Libraries Human Resources Web page at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/iuawards.html and http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/staffawards.html.

Nominations should be submitted to Libraries Human Resources by April 9,2001.

We are also seeking volunteers to be on the Awards' Committees.

Support Staff Award - five support staff: 2 from the Main Library, 2 from campus libraries, and one at large.

Professional Administrative Award - three professional staff: 1 from the main library, l from campus libraries, and one at large.

Student Award - three staff members: 1 support staff, 1 professional staff, and one librarian.

If you would like to volunteer for one of these committees or if you have any questions regarding the award process, please contact Barb McDonald e-mail bjmcdona or by phone at 5-5988, in Libraries Human Resources as soon as possible.

Thank you. 


Submitted by: Barb McDonald, Libraries Human Resources 


*Annual InULA Booksale

Mark your calendars!!

ANNUAL InULA BOOKSALE
IUB Main Library, Room E174
April 1-2, 2001

Sunday, April 1, 1:00-4:00 pm Preview sale ($10 admission)                 4:00-7:00 pm free admissionMonday, April 2, 9:00 am-8:00 pm                 noon-5:00 pm Half price sale                 5:00-5:30 closed                 5:30-8:00 pm $2/bag sale
BOOK DONATIONS REQUESTED

The Indiana University Librarians Association is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in library service and to provide opportunities for continuing education and professional development. A letter can be provided to donors for tax purposes.

To donate books, please contact David Frasier 855-8028 or frasier@indiana.edu. 


Submitted by:  Anne Haynes, Associate Librarian, Reference Department, Distributed Education Library Services Coordinator, Indiana University Libraries 


*InULA Book Sale 2001 Call For Volunteers

The annual InULA used book sale is to be held this year on April 1 and 2. This is the major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships and grants for research and professional development. We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and clean-up.

If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Erika Dowell (edowell@indiana.edu) or Mary Popp (popp@indiana.edu). Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number. Sign-up sheets should also be posted in departments.

Volunteers may select several of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work. They also receive a nice letter of appreciation from the Co-Chairs of the book sale, always useful in a P & T dossier as evidence of service!

Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

Saturday, March 31, 2001 -- Setup
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Help bring boxes down from the fifth floor storage area, remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject on tables in room E174.

Sunday, April 1, 2001
12:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during the preview sale, organization of books for major buyers, tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.

Monday, April 2, 2001
9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up throughout the day. The most critical times are between 4:00 and 8:00 pm (during the half-price and bag sales).

Tuesday, April 3, 2001 -- Clean-up
8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to the loading dock area; sweeping the floor. Matt Myers and his staff will remove the tables. 


*Lilly Library Exhibition

The Lilly Library is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition Victorian Fiction. This exhibition is based on a 1947 National Book League display of Victorian books. Patrick Brantlinger, professor of English at Indiana University, will present an opening lecture for the exhibition entitled "The Fiction Question: Victorian Novels and Libraries" on Tuesday, April 3, at 4:00 p.m. in the Lilly Library lounge.

Few readers of Victorian novels now know what these books looked like when they were new. What these books look like not only tells us something about how fiction was packaged and promoted as an important kind of Victorian entertainment, but it also tells us about how this fiction was read by its first readers. Victorian readers often read novels in pieces, and delay was a common condition of their reading. Sometimes they read episodes of long novels week by week, or month by month, in separately published penny, sixpenny, or shilling parts. Sometimes they read chapters of novels, as serials published in magazines. Readers who subscribed to lending libraries usually took out three-volume editions - the expensive three-deckers that for most of the period were the mainstay of Victorian literary publishing - volume by volume. Other readers waited until novels were republished in cheaper editions, often in one volume, or still later showed up in a publisher's series of yet cheaper reprints.

A complementary display of Victoriana will be in the lounge of the Lilly Library. This will feature materials representing British learning, culture, and society of the Victorian period. Among the items exhibited are Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, works of Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale, a model stage for The Mikado, the Happy Families game and a jigsaw puzzle. The display will also include albumen photographs, William Robinson's The English Flower Garden, and documents concerning legislation to improve living and working conditions among the poor and laboring classes.

The exhibitions will be on display in the Lilly Library through June 9, 2001. 


*African American Cultural Center Library's Annual Lock-In

The Indiana University Office of Multicultural Affairs, the African American Cultural Center Library, and Atkins Living Learning Center present the 4th Annual Lock-In. This year's theme is: Reclaiming our Heritage in the New Millennium.

Friday, March 23, 2001
6:00 p.m. until ???
Ashton Center Clubhouse

In Ashton Center Building Call 855-3237 for information.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Matthew Kwane Oware
Mr. Oware is a doctoral student and an associate instructor in IU Bloomington's Department of Sociology. He is the 2000 Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award recipient.

DINNER SERVED AT 6:00 p.m.:
The dinner menu includes barbecued ribs and chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato pie.

After dinner stay and relax, socialize, and network with African American faculty, staff members, and students. Make new friends, and rekindle old friendships. Enjoy music, games, and prizes!!!

The evening's events are free!! Everyone is welcome!!!!! 


Submitted by: Marianna Brough, Branch Coordinator, African American Cultural Center Library 


*IUPUI University Library Front Door Host of Herron Student Art

"Whirligig," an interactive visual communications project by Matthew Gavin Walsh and Anita Rodriguez, both students of the Herron School of Art, appeared on the front revolving glass door of the IUPUI University Library on Sunday, March 11, and will remain installed through March 25.

A site-specific installation created in response to writings of French author, Jean Baudrillard and artist, Marcel Duchamp, the project was the result of student work in the Visual Communications Department class of Professor Maya Drozdz.

In describing the art installation, Walsh and Rodriguez stated, "When one window-shops, they desire a remote object that they cannot possess. In order to acquire the object, one must break the glass; however, the actual object never lives up to the adventures we subject it to; and we are left with an un-mysterious, un-tantalizing piece. And we've broken the glass, rendering a return to mystery impossible." Fortunately, no broken glass was required in this actual art installation.

For further information, please call the IUPUI University Library External Relations Office at (317) 278-0232.

Submitted by:  Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library

*Spring 2001 Events at Schurz Library, IUSB

March 27-10 AM to 6 PM, and March 28 - 8 AM to 4 PM
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
IUSB Cafeteria

March 27, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
"Perspectives: A Forty-Year Retrospective of Adult Literacy"
Anabel Newman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Language Education,
School of Education, IU Bloomington, and a nationally respected literacy
professional, with responses from local literacy leaders.

Respondents: Kay van Duesen, Executive Director of the Literacy Council of St. Joseph
County; Gayle Silver and Greg Long, South Bend Community School
Corporation Adult Basic Education. Sponsored also by the IUSB School of Education. Reception follows.

April 17, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
Dr. Otis R. Bowen, booksigning and author talk "Doc: Memories from a Life in Public Service" with co-author William Du Bois, Jr. Sponsored also by the IU Press. Reception follows.

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Schurz Library. The public is invited to attend. 


Submitted by: Nancy Wootton Colborn, Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Staff Development and Public Relations, Schurz Library, IU South Bend

 

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April 2, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 12 | April 9, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 13
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April 27, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 16



April 2, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 12

Staff News

*Marianne Mason Leaving Law Library

I am sorry to announce that Marianne Mason has submitted her resignation from the Law Library to accept the position of Federal Documents Collection Librarian at the University of Iowa. Marianne has been the Documents Librarian since October, 1988. During her tenure at the Law Library, Marianne has been instrumental in directing many important projects, including the retrospective conversion of the Law Library's documents collection using Marcive. Marianne has also been active in local, state and national library organizations. We will certainly miss her expertise in documents and reference.

Marianne's last day at the Law Library will be April 13th. 


Submitted by: Linda K. Fariss, Associate Director, Law Library

 

*New Appointment

I am pleased to announce that Monique Threatt has accepted the appointment as Reference Services and Media Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries effective April 2, 2000. Monique will coordinate Reference Services in the Undergraduate Library/Information Commons and serve as Collection Manager for Media. Monique comes to us after ten years at the Black Film Center/Archive, where she served as Archivist/Head of Reference and Technical Services and Webmaster. The Black Film Center/Archive is a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Monique holds a Master's degree in Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Search & Screen Committee: Anne Bock and Kris Brancolini, co-chairs; Susan Johnson-Roehr, Gwen Pershing, Colleen Talty, and Yolanda Cooper-Birdine. 


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean of Libraries & Director of Collection Development 


Library News and Events

*Group Fitness Classes Offered

Group fitness classes are offered over the lunch hour for all faculty and staff on weekdays in the HPER Building, Room 169. On Mondays and Wednesdays the focus is on stretching and strengthening, and the instructors pay particular attention to neck, shoulder, and upper back areas which are prone to stiffness from sitting at computer terminals for long periods of time. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the classes consist of exercises which work the cardiovascular system. Fridays offer more relaxed stretching routines and body awareness exercises. These classes and others are available with a Faculty/Staff Membership to the HPER facility, which is offered for a modest fee, based on an employee's salary. For example, the fee is only $30.00 per year for someone with a salary under $20,000, or $36.00 per year for those making between 20 and $39,000. There are also package rates for employees, spouses, and dependents under 18. All fees may be deducted from the employee's paycheck, if desired. For an additional $45.00 per year, a locker may be rented, including towels, showers, sauna, hair dryers, etc.

Additional information about other classes, facilities, and fitness services may be found at http://www.indiana.edu/~recsport 


Submitted by: Mary R. Strow, Head HPER Library 


*IUB Library Staff Awards

It's time to think about awards! The Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries' annual staff awards recognize exceptional Support Staff, Professional Administrative staff, and Student Employees who work for the good of the Libraries and display a combination of competence, a positive attitude, and helpfulness that is notable among his/her peers.

Information and nomination forms can be found on the Libraries Human Resources Web page at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/iuawards.html and http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/staffawards.html.

Nominations should be submitted to Libraries Human Resources by April 9, 2001.

We are also seeking volunteers to be on the Awards' Committees.

Support Staff Award - five support staff: 2 from the Main Library, 2 from campus libraries, and one at large.

Professional Administrative Award - three professional staff: 1 from the main library, l from campus libraries, and one at large.

Student Award - three staff members: 1 support staff, 1 professional staff, and one librarian.

If you would like to volunteer for one of these committees or if you have any questions regarding the award process, please contact Barb McDonald e-mail bjmcdona or by phone at 5-5988, in Libraries Human Resources as soon as possible.

Thank you. 


Submitted by: Barb McDonald, Libraries Human Resources 


*Librarian's Day

LIBRARIAN'S DAY will be held on Monday, April 23, 2001, at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Would you like to share any accomplishments in your librarianship in the last year? Are you looking for a place to share your work? Look no farther; your opportunity is here! Bring a poster session to Librarian's Day, April 23, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. It can be something old, new or in-between! Let us know if you need a table or easel for display purposes by Monday, April 16, 2001. We need at least five presentations to make this session available. This will be a great opportunity to test a new idea, share what you care about, or show what you know, and the best part is you're among friends! E-mail, phone, mail or fax your responses to:

Felicia A. Young, M.L.S. Indiana University School of Medicine
Northwest Center for Medical Education
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Phone: (219) 980-6709
Fax: (219) 980-6566
E-mail: fayoung@iun.edu 


Submitted by: Felicia Young


*ILF Reception Hosted by SLIS

SLIS To Hold A Reception at ILF Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Monday, April 9, 3-4 pm

ILF Reception Hosted by SLIS at IU
Monday, April 9, 2001
3:00 to 4:00 pm
Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Annual Conference
Indiana Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B, Vendor Connection, Booth's 236 and 337
Indianapolis, Indiana

Everyone interested in promotion of library and information science education is welcome, including SLIS Alumni, ILF attendees, current and prospective MLS/MIS/PhD & Specialist Degree students are invited to join us in Indianapolis!

SLIS is holding an open reception at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Monday April 9, from 3 to 4 pm., in the Indiana Convention Center's Exhibit Hall B. The main gathering will be located in booths #236 and #337, which are right next to one another at the back of the hall and just across from the lounge area. During this time the Exhibit Hall will be open to other ILF attendees. Visitors are welcome to stop by the SLIS booth #427 as well.

The Indiana Library Federation (ILF) is the largest professional organization for library and media center staff and supporters in Indiana.

Contact Danny Callison (812-855-1490, callison@indiana.edu or Diane J. Squire (812-855-5530, djsquire@indiana.edu) with further questions.

Related Links:

SLIS NEWs: SLIS To Hold A Reception at ILF Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Monday, April 9, 3-4 pm:
http://www.slis.indiana.edu/news/event/stories/story3.cfm?EntryID=281

SLIS at Indiana University:
http://www.slis.indiana.edu/

Indiana Library Federation (ILF):
http://www.ilfonline.org/

Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Annual Conference Schedule:
http://www.ilfonline.org/Conf/AnnualConference/annconf.htm

Indianapolis Maps:
http://www.iccrd.com/conv/community_maps.html

Indiana Convention Center Diagrams:
http://www.iccrd.com/conv/diagrams_facilty.html


Submitted by: Diane J. Squire, M.B.A., Director of Marketing and communications 


*IUPUI University Library to Host Herron Student Exhibition

The Herron Photography Club of the Herron School of Art has announced the installation of an exhibition of the artwork of sophomore and junior photography students, entitled Debut. The exhibition will be on display in the Level One Lobby of the IUPUI University Library, April 1 - 29, 2001, during regular hours. A reception will be held at the Library to honor the student artists on Thursday, April 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The spectrum of photography mediums presented in the exhibition art includes silver gelatin prints, color c-prints, image transfers, as well as a book, and a variety of themes and ideas are expressed.

In its second year of presenting a public exhibition, the Herron Photography Club narrowed a field of entries, assisted by adjudicator Jim May, Curator, Indiana State Museum. Artists who will be represented in the Debut display include: Whitney Andress, Heather Ashton, Jennifer Beasley, Jason Campbell, Cindy Fehrenbacher, Maggie Gordon, Edna Gray, Kimberley Gross, Angel Harouff, Martha Hartwell, Alissa Lawrence, J. Andrew Salyer, Susan Stout, Eric Strohacker, Laura Titzer, Chris Tracy, Colin Warnecke.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Lindy Shupe, Sara Preston, Adam Noel, or Autumn Mitchell at (317) 635-3167. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library 


*IUPUI Rufus Reiberg Reading Series Concludes

The IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Department of English Creative Writing Program and the IUPUI University Library will conclude a collaborative presentation of the Rufus Reiberg Reading Series, featuring national author Ronald Wallace. The reading will be held on Thursday, April 5, at 4:00 p.m. Author Ronald Wallace has produced books of poetry, fiction and criticism, with the most recent being a collection of stories, Quick Bright Things, and a volume of poems, The Uses of Adversity. He has been the recipient of four, Council for Wisconsin Writers Book Awards and a Lynde and Harry Bradley Major Lifetime Achievement Award. Wallace is also the Director of Creative Writing for the University of Wisconsin.

This Rufus Reiberg Reading Series presentation is free to the public and will take place at the IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium, Lower Level, 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking available at the North Street Garage. For further information, please call (317) 274-9831. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team IUPUI University Library 


*Spring 2001 Events at Schurz Library, IUSB

March 1, 2001, 1 - 4 p.m., L009
Linda Fisher, Government Publications-Business Workshop
"Going about your Business: Accessing Information on the Internet"

March 27-10 AM to 6 PM, and March 28 - 8 AM to 4 PM
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
IUSB Cafeteria

March 27, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
"Perspectives: A Forty-Year Retrospective of Adult Literacy" Anabel Newman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Language Education, School of Education, IU Bloomington, and a nationally respected literacy professional, with responses from local literacy leaders. Respondents: Kay van Duesen, Executive Director of the Literacy Council of St. Joseph County; Gayle Silver and Greg Long, South Bend Community School Corporation Adult Basic Education Sponsored also by the IUSB School of Education Reception follows

April 17, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
Dr. Otis R. Bowen, book signing and author talk
"Doc: Memories from a Life in Public Service"
with co-author William Du Bois, Jr.
Sponsored also by the IU Press
Reception follows
All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Schurz Library. The public is invited to attend. 


Submitted by: Nancy Wootton Colborn, Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Staff Development and Public Relations, Schurz Library 


*Annual InULA Book Sale

Mark your calendars!!

ANNUAL InULA BOOKSALE
IUB Main Library, Room E174
April 1-2, 2001

Sunday, April 1, 1:00-4:00 pm Preview sale ($10 admission)
4:00-7:00 pm free admission

Monday, April 2, 9:00 am-8:00 pm
noon-5:00 pm Half price sale
5:00-5:30 closed
5:30-8:00 pm $2/bag sale 


BOOK DONATIONS REQUESTED

The Indiana University Librarians Association is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in library service and to provide opportunities for continuing education and professional development. A letter can be provided to donors for tax purposes.

To donate books, please contact David Frasier 855-8028 or frasier@indiana.edu 


*InULA Book Sale 2001 Call for Volunteers

The annual InULA used book sale is to be held this year on April 1 and 2. This is the major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships and grants for research and professional development. We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and clean-up.

If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Erika Dowell(edowell@indiana.edu ) or Mary Popp (popp@indiana.edu ). Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number. Sign-up sheets should also be posted in departments.

Volunteers may select several of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work. They also receive a nice letter of appreciation from the Co-Chairs of the book sale, always useful in a P & T dossier as evidence of service!

Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

Saturday, March 31, 2001 -- Setup
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Help bring boxes down from the fifth floor storage area, remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject on tables in room E174.

Sunday, April 1, 2001>br> 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during the preview sale, organization of books for major buyers, tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.

Monday, April 2, 2001
9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up throughout the day. The most critical times are between 4:00 and 8:00 pm (during the half-price and bag sales).

Tuesday, April 3, 2001 -- Clean-up
8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to the loading dock area; sweeping the floor. Matt Myers and his staff will remove the tables. 


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April 9, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 13


Staff News

*Todson Jeffcoat Leaving Education Library

Effective March 30, Todson Jeffcoat resigned from his position as Technical Services Assistant in the Education Library at IU-Bloomington.

*New Appointments

Effective April 2, Judith Walters accepted the position of Office Services Assistant in the Technical Services/Acquisitions Department at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Judith worked at BBM Office Products in Bloomington.

Effective April 3, Erica Whichello accepted the position of Acquisitions Control Coordinator in the Technical Services/Acquisitions Department at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Erica worked in Customer and Access Services. She has an MLS from Indianapolis. 


Library News and Events

*InULA Scholarship Recipients

The Board of the Indiana University Librarians Association is pleased to announce that Becky A. White and Jane VanAuken have been selected as recipients of the 2001 InULA Scholarships.

Becky A. White has worked at the North Manchester Public Library in a variety of positions for nearly 11 years. Her current assignment as the Children's Program Coordinator covers many responsibilities including the "Radical Reading Club," an after school program for children in K-4th grades and educational programs for homeschoolers. She is pursuing her degree on a part-time basis and plans to finish it in December 2002. Her letters of recommendation noted her "academic excellence," "stunning" class work, and "creativity with assignments." She was identified "as a rising star in this profession."

Jane VanAuken is currently working as the Campus Library Coordinator for the Geography-Map Library at Indiana University. She has worked in both academic and public libraries, recently completing an internship in the Indiana Room of the Monroe County Public Library. She plans to complete her MLS in December 2001. Her letters of recommendation noted that she "enjoys scholarship," "possesses a real desire for public service," and exhibits an outstanding professional service dynamic that will benefit "future library patrons."

Their essays will be published in the May issue of InULA Notes. 


Submitted by: Julie Nilson, President, Indiana University Librarians Association 


*IUPUI University Library Staff To Serve Faculty Councils

Two librarians of the IUPUI University Library will join other IUPUI faculty as representatives to the Indiana University Faculty Council. James Baldwin, Collection Development Team Leader, and Polly Boruff-Jones, of the Reference and Instructional Teams, will each serve on the Faculty Council for a two-year term.

Vania Goodwin, Acquisitions Team Leader, has been elected to the IUPUI Faculty Council as a member-at-large, and will serve a two-year term. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library 


*Article Level Links Available via Web of Science

As of this week, IUB Libraries patrons will now find links to the full-text version of selected articles from over 480 journal titles available through Web of Science.

Many of the databases and online indexes to which the IUB Libraries subscribe offer article-level linking. In some cases, such as Web of Science, we must provide the publisher with a list of journal titles they index to which we already have online access. The publisher can then activate links to the full-text version of articles they have available.

Linking is not comprehensive -- meaning that not all articles are currently available, nor are all journal titles to which we have online access available via Web of Science. Web of Science is still developing their article-level linking process. As agreements and methods are solidified with publishers, ISI will provide us with links to more online journals and articles.

To view the links to full-text articles through Web of Science, try these sample searches.

Royal Society of Chemistry
Full Search
Year Selection: all years
General Search
Author: Anastas PT
Topic: Green Chemistry
Source Title: Green Chemistry

The record you want to click on is:
Life cycle assessment and green chemistry: the yin and yang of industrial ecology. Anastas PT, Lankey RL
GREEN CHEMISTRY 2: (6) 289-295 DEC 2000

(In the Web of Science full record view, click on the full text box in the upper right corner to execute the full text link.)

SIAM Full search Year selection: all years General search Author: Ruppert E Source title: SIAM JOURNAL ON COMPUTING Click search

The record you want to click on is:
Determining consensus numbers. Ruppert E SIAM JOURNAL ON COMPUTING 30 (4): 1156-1168 OCT 12 2000 


Submitted by: Harriette Hemassi, Associate Dean and Director of Technical Services 


*Technical Services Contact List Updated

The list is posted on the technical services web site http://www.indiana.edu/~libtserv/index.html and will be added to the electronic phone directory. 


Submitted by: Harriette Hemassi, Associate Dean and Director of Technical Services 


*IUB Library Staff Awards

It's time to think about awards! The Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries' annual staff awards recognize exceptional Support Staff, Professional Administrative staff, and Student Employees who work for the good of the Libraries and display a combination of competence, a positive attitude, and helpfulness that is notable among his/her peers.

Information and nomination forms can be found on the Libraries Human Resources Web page at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/iuawards.html and http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/staffawards.html .

Nominations should be submitted to Libraries Human Resources by April 9, 2001.

We are also seeking volunteers to be on the Awards' Committees.

Support Staff Award - five support staff: 2 from the Main Library, 2 from campus libraries, and one at large.

Professional Administrative Award - three professional staff: 1 from the main library, l from campus libraries, and one at large.

Student Award - three staff members: 1 support staff, 1 professional staff, and one librarian.

If you would like to volunteer for one of these committees or if you have any questions regarding the award process, please contact Barb McDonald e-mail bjmcdona or by phone at 5-5988, in Libraries Human Resources as soon as possible.

Thank you. 


Submitted by: Barb McDonald, Libraries Human Resources 


*Gardening Day at Wylie House

Wylie House is looking for volunteer gardeners on Saturday April 14, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. We need to turn the beds, plant the early seeds and plants, spread wood chips on the paths, and dig up yucca plants. If you'd like to help, bring your gardening gloves, spades, and hand tools! Address is 307 E. Second Street. Rain date is April 21. Hope to see you there! 


Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum 


*IUPUI University Library to Host Herron Student Exhibition

The Herron Photography Club of the Herron School of Art has announced the installation of an exhibition of the artwork of sophomore and junior photography students, entitled Debut. The exhibition will be on display in the Level One Lobby of the IUPUI University Library, April 1 - 29, 2001, during regular hours. A reception will be held at the Library to honor the student artists on Thursday, April 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The spectrum of photography mediums presented in the exhibition art includes silver gelatin prints, color c-prints, image transfers, as well as a book, and a variety of themes and ideas are expressed.

In its second year of presenting a public exhibition, the Herron Photography Club narrowed a field of entries, assisted by adjudicator Jim May, Curator, Indiana State Museum. Artists who will be represented in the Debut display include: Whitney Andress, Heather Ashton, Jennifer Beasley, Jason Campbell, Cindy Fehrenbacher, Maggie Gordon, Edna Gray, Kimberley Gross, Angel Harouff, Martha Hartwell, Alissa Lawrence, J. Andrew Salyer, Susan Stout, Eric Strohacker, Laura Titzer, Chris Tracy, Colin Warnecke.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Lindy Shupe, Sara Preston, Adam Noel, or Autumn Mitchell at (317) 635-3167. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team IUPUI University Library 


*Spring 2001 Event at Schurz Library, IUSB

April 17, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
Dr. Otis R. Bowen, book signing and author talk
"Doc: Memories from a Life in Public Service"
with co-author William Du Bois, Jr.
Sponsored also by the IU Press
Reception follows

Sponsored by the Friends of the Schurz Library. The public is invited to attend. 


Submitted by: Nancy Wootton Colborn, Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Staff Development and Public Relations, Schurz Library 


*Librarian's Day

LIBRARIAN'S DAY will be held on Monday, April 23, 2001, at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Would you like to share any accomplishments in your librarianship in the last year? Are you looking for a place to share your work? Look no farther; your opportunity is here! Bring a poster session to Librarian's Day, April 23, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. It can be something old, new or in-between! Let us know if you need a table or easel for display purposes by Monday, April 16, 2001. We need at least five presentations to make this session available. This will be a great opportunity to test a new idea, share what you care about, or show what you know, and the best part is you're among friends! E-mail, phone, mail or fax your responses to:

Felicia A. Young, M.L.S.
Assistant Librarian
Indiana University School of Medicine
Northwest Center for Medical Education
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Phone: (219) 980-6709
Fax: (219) 980-6566
E-mail: fayoung@iun.edu  


Submitted by: Felicia Young

 

SERIALS CANCELLATION REQUESTS

The following serials cancellation requests have been received.

Collection Managers who wish to assume any of the titles should contact Judy Grannan, Technical Services/Acquisitions (email: jgrannan@indiana.edu ) within two weeks following date of this newsletter.

1. LAST COPY HELD IN IUB

Fund 39 (General)
- THE GUARDIAN (newspaper)

Fund 82 (SPEA)
- WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (PRINT ONLY CANCELLED-WILL RETAIN ONLINE ACCESS) 


Submitted by: Judy Grannan,Serials Procurement Specialist, Technical Services/Acquisitions 


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April 14, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 14

Library News and Events

*Halls of Residence Libraries Update

Management of the Halls of Residence Libraries will officially transfer from the IUB Libraries/HRL to Residential Programs & Services (RPS) on July 1, 2001. Staff in the Halls of Residence Libraries are working closely with staff from RPS on transition planning.

Because a great deal of time is needed to dismantle the collections, all HRLs will be closed by May 4. (Apartment Housing Library will be closed on June 14.) This will allow sufficient time to pack up books, to disconnect and relocate computers, and in general, to provide for an orderly transition to new management.

Elinor Okada will continue as the HRL contact for bills and fines. Sheila Hoff and Jo McClamroch will be coordinating the transfer of selected materials to the Main Library.

RPS will continue to provide "full service libraries" at Apartment Housing, Collins, Eigenmann, Foster, Teter, and Willkie residence centers. At these locations, books, music, and videos will be available to patrons.

RPS will develop centers for lending movies and music at Ashton, Briscoe, Forest, McNutt, Read, and Wright residence centers.

We wish RPS every success in this endeavor. 


Submitted by: Jo McClamrock, M.L.S., M.Ed., Main Library, Indiana University Bloomington 


*IUPUI University Library Staff Create Government Website

What do the Congressional Quarterly, National Library of Australia and the Pentagon Library share in connecting with the IUPUI University Library? They have all recently joined public libraries and academic libraries from around the globe in adding a unique resource link to their Internet websites, Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U.S. Government, created and maintained by Kelly Smith, of the University Library Reference Team.

Hundreds of agencies of the federal government are actually known more commonly by their acronym than by their full name. Examples include the CDC, IRS, and NAFTA. The University Library page was designed to help clear up some of the frustration often encountered in trying to decipher the real names of government entities.

Located at www.ulib.iupui.edu/subjectareas/gov/docs_abbrev.html, the site provides the unique element of direct links to the Internet website for each of the more than 600 agencies, programs and publications listed. In a recent assessment of the month of March 2001, the site received over 6100 hits, representing all domain types (.com, .edu, .gov, etc.) and 20 different countries from around the world.

For more information about the Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U.S. Government site, contact Kelly Smith at kelsmith@iupui.edu, or by calling (317) 278-1376. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team,IUPUI University Library

*Workshop on Copyright Issues in the New Millennium

STEAL THIS!
A Scenario-based Workshop on Copyright Issues in the New Millennium

Indiana Online Users Group Spring 2001 Meeting
April 27, 2001

Indiana Wesleyan University
Conference Center
3777 Priority Way South Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana

Join your colleagues for a program that merges theory and practice.

In the morning, Dwayne K. Buttler, Senior Copyright Analyst with the Indiana University Copyright Management Center, will describe what copyright is and is not, how it applies to libraries, and current fair use issues and implications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The afternoon session will feature small group discussions of several "real life" copyright scenarios with responses by our panel of experts. Joining Dr. Buttler on the panel will be: Dr. Fritz Dolak, Copyright and Electronic Resource Librarian at Ball State University and an International Intellectual Property lawyer with Woodard, Emhardt, Naughton, Moriarty & McNett, a large Indianapolis-based legal firm. Be prepared to add your voice to the conversation. Jeffrey Beck, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Wabash College, will moderate.

Schedule for the day:

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registration and Entry for Drawing
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. IOLUG Business Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Introduction and Copyright Pre-Test
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker -- Dwayne K. Buttler
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Small Group Scenario Discussion and Panel
Responses
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concluding comments from panelists
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Wrap-up and Drawing for Door Prizes (You
must be present to win.)
Registration is $30 for current IOLUG members or $40 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch (pasta buffet with vegetarian choices), and handouts provided by our speakers.

There is a $5 charge for registrations received after April 20 or on-site registrations.

Make checks payable to Indiana Online Users Group.

Mail to:
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
PO Box 211
BS&T Section: Robin Kelley
Indianapolis, IN 46206-0211

Online registration is available on the IOLUG web page:


Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum 


*IUPUI University Library to Host Herron Student Exhibition

The Herron Photography Club of the Herron School of Art has announced the installation of an exhibition of the artwork of sophomore and junior photography students, entitled Debut. The exhibition will be on display in the Level One Lobby of the IUPUI University Library, April 1 - 29, 2001, during regular hours. A reception will be held at the Library to honor the student artists on Thursday, April 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The spectrum of photography mediums presented in the exhibition art includes silver gelatin prints, color c-prints, image transfers, as well as a book, and a variety of themes and ideas are expressed.

In its second year of presenting a public exhibition, the Herron Photography Club narrowed a field of entries, assisted by adjudicator Jim May, Curator, Indiana State Museum. Artists who will be represented in the Debut display include: Whitney Andress, Heather Ashton, Jennifer Beasley, Jason Campbell, Cindy Fehrenbacher, Maggie Gordon, Edna Gray, Kimberley Gross, Angel Harouff, Martha Hartwell, Alissa Lawrence, J. Andrew Salyer, Susan Stout, Eric Strohacker, Laura Titzer, Chris Tracy, Colin Warnecke.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Lindy Shupe, Sara Preston, Adam Noel, or Autumn Mitchell at (317) 635-3167. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team,IUPUI University Library

*Spring 2001 Event at Schurz Library, IUSB

April 17, 2001, 7:30 p.m., 5th floor atrium
Dr. Otis R. Bowen, book signing and author talk
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*gardening day at wylie house

wylie house is looking for volunteer gardeners on saturday april 14, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. we need to turn the beds, plant the early seeds and plants, spread wood chips on the paths, and dig up yucca plants. if you'd like to help, bring your gardening gloves, spades, and hand tools! Address is 307 E. Second Street. Rain date is April 21. Hope to see you there! 


Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum 


*Librarian's Day

LIBRARIAN'S DAY will be held on Monday, April 23, 2001, at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Would you like to share any accomplishments in your librarianship in the last year? Are you looking for a place to share your work? Look no farther; your opportunity is here!

Bring a poster session to Librarian's Day, April 23, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. It can be something old, new or in-between! Let us know if you need a table or easel for display purposes by Monday, April 16, 2001. We need at least five presentations to make this session available. This will be a great opportunity to test a new idea, share what you care about, or show what you know, and the best part is you're among friends!
E-mail, phone, mail or fax your responses to:

Felicia A. Young, M.L.S.
Assistant Librarian
Indiana University School of Medicine
Northwest Center for Medical Education
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Phone: (219) 980-6709
Fax: (219) 980-6566
E-mail: fayoung@iun.edu 


Submitted by: Felicia Young 


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April 20, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 15

Library News and Events

*BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS LIBRARIES RETROCON NEARING COMPLETION

After more than seven years of work that has resulted in the conversion of more than 800,000 manually cataloged monographic records to online records in IUCAT, the IUB Technical Services Department has nearly completed the conversion of the card catalogs for the Main and campus libraries on the Bloomington campus.

Completing retrocon is an essential step in preparing for the transfer of library materials to the ALF. Its completion is also essential to finalizing the decision about removing the public card catalog from the Reference Room in the Main Library. And removing the public card catalog from the Reference Room is an important step in facilitating the much-anticipated Information Commons and other renovations planned for the Main Library first floor.

In order to complete retrocon by our target date of June 31, 2001, I have asked the cataloging staff to join efforts with Tim Larson, Retrospective Conversion Project Manager, and the large group of student assistants who have been steadily working on retrocon during this fiscal year. Over the next 10-12 weeks they will work together to convert the remaining Roman alphabet titles, approximately 55,000, which are mostly form shelf list series cards.

A number of cataloging staff will devote from 10-20 hours per week to retrocon until the project is completed. All cataloging units will maintain more than half of their usual work assignments, but there will be a reduction in the cataloging of new materials that may take some time to rectify. Once the project is completed, staff of the Cataloging Division will resume their full force in cataloging new materials. In an effort to keep materials moving, FastCat will not participate in the retrocon project and all rush books will continue to be cataloged within their usual timeframe. We ask for your understanding and cooperation as we join forces to fulfill the Libraries' commitment to retrocon and in so doing help prepare the way for other important changes within the Libraries.


Submitted by: Harriette Hemmasi, Associate Dean and Director of Technical Services 


GROWTH PLANS for SLIS at IUPUI

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is set to make a significant investment in its program on the IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) campus. The initiative will be spearheaded by Dr. Daniel Callison, who has been appointed Professor of Library Science and Executive Associate Dean of SLIS at IUPUI, effective July 1st. Dr. Callison's appointment was welcomed warmly by SLIS Dean Blaise Cronin and William Plater, Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties at the IUPUI campus. "Our goal is to strengthen the school's presence on the IUPUI campus," said Cronin, "and Danny Callison, who has been at Indiana University for twenty years, is just the person to take the MLS (Master of Library Science) program to its next stage of growth by expanding enrollments, recruiting full-time faculty, and developing distance education initiatives."

The revitalization of the IUPUI program coincides with the introduction of a new curriculum for the MLS on both campuses. Henceforth, the MIS (Master of Information Science) program will be available only on the Bloomington campus. "These developments," said Dean Cronin, "will allow both campuses to play to their particular strengths and, over time, I fully expect new connections and linkages to emerge. All in all, this is good news for students, the profession and the state of Indiana."

Dr. Callison will continue to advise students (from either campus) in the school library/media certification programs.


Submitted by: Diane Squire, Director of Marketing and Communications, Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science 


IUPUI UNIVERSITY LIBRARY DEVELOPS ELECTRONIC ATLAS FEATURES

The Digital Libraries Team of the IUPUI University Library has announced the redesign of the Electronic Atlas of Central Indiana (). New features that have been added to the electronic atlas site include the first of multiple phases of historic aerial photographs of several Indiana counties and updated maps reflecting 2000 census data.

The Historical Aerial Archive Project has released the first of a series of opportunities for a user to view historic aerial photographs from six of the nine counties within the metropolitan statistical area (). This region includes the counties of Marion (1956, 1962), Boone (1970), Hamilton (1941, 1956, 1962, 1972), Hancock (1950, 1956, 1969, 1987, 1992), Hendricks (1946, 1958, 1970), and Shelby (1970). The site is broken down into the county/year page, township maps within each county, and a geography map of the townships. The user can click the area of interest on the township map and the photo of that region will appear. To further the user's capability, Mr. Sid Image Viewer has been added to the page to provide zoom and pan features. Once the area of interest is identified, a simple click of the print button allows the user to have a historical photo in hand.

Electronic Atlas of Central Indiana now provides the latest updates for Census 2000 data (). The Digital Libraries Team receives current data from the U.S. Census Bureau and creates new view maps that show population and ethnic trends by census tract levels for the Metropolitan Statistical Area. Features of this page also include: Latest Releases, Tentative Release dates, American Facts Finder, and the 990 Census Data. For further information on the IUPUI University Library development of the Electronic Atlas of Central Indiana, contact Jennifer Johnson, (317) 278-6709, or at jennajoh@iupu.edu. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein External Relations Team IUPUI University Library 


LIZARDTECH COMPRESSION SOFTWARE PRESENTATIONS

Learn about compressing images and documents

The UITS Data Management Support Group is hosting Lizardtech compression software presentations at IUB and IUPUI May 3.

LizardTech develops imaging software and solutions that simplify and enhance the distribution, management and control of digital images and documents. LizardTech is focused on innovative solutions that provide users of all levels with bandwidth optimization and instant access to high-resolution, multipurpose digital images and multimedia content.

LizardTech's imaging solutions include its patented MrSID and DjVu imaging technologies and the LizardTech Content Server. MrSID and DjVu significantly reduce large high-resolution image and document files to a fraction of their original size, while maintaining the quality and integrity of the original. Once encoded by LizardTech's technologies, files may be easily accessed and distributed using the Internet, wireless protocols or standard networks.

The LizardTech Content Server is the fastest Internet application for delivering high-resolution photographs and perfect reproductions of documents. LizardTech develops specific solutions that address the needs of Internet users, E-Commerce, Business-to-Business, Healthcare, Geospatial, and Business Communications & Publishing.

When: Thursday, May 3, 10:00 pm

Where: IUB Geology Building S-201

When: Thursday, May 3, 3:00 pm

Where: IUPUI University Library 1126 Meeting Room on Level One

To register for a presentation, please send an email to doqqs@indiana.edu 


Submitted by: Anna Radue 


I-ASSIST SPRING PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Indiana Chapter of American Society for Information Science and Technology Spring Program Announcement "IA means Information Architecture: But what does it mean to web developers, system analysts, educators, and librarians?"

A panel presentation by: Daniel P. Johnson (Digital Library Technology Analyst, Digital Libraries Team, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) Howard Rosenbaum (Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington) Ian McLein (ONEX Director of Infrastructure and Network Solutions, Indianapolis).

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2001, 5:00-9:00 pm
Social time:5-6 pm
Dinner: 6-7 pm
Program: 7-9 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Select-Airport, Indianapolis
2501 South High School Road

Directions: Located directly at the Indianapolis International Airport exit 11B, I-465

The I-ASIST Executive Committee cordially invites you to join us in a lively discussion at our Spring Program. Three distinguished speakers will share their ideas and knowledge on the very timely topic of information architecture for information professionals.

Mr. Johnson plans to talk about the Electronic Atlas of Central Indiana, its current and future architecture and how the design issues have affected project members' job roles.

Mr. McLein is responsible for refining the infrastructure service offerings, growing infrastructure market presence of ONEX and serves as a key leader of ONEX's Indianapolis management team.

Prof. Rosenbaum notes that, "These days, there is a lot of talk about information architecture for information professionals. Is IA a set of old skills repackaged for a new generation? Or is it something truly innovative? In this presentation, the panelists will explore what IA is and how it will affect our work."

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and friends who may have an interest in this program. Mark your calendar and make a reservation now.

We are looking forward to seeing you May 9!

Costs:

For students: $10

For ASIST members and non-ASIST guests: $20

RSVP: Taemin K. Park by Thursday, May 3, and indicate your choice of dinner menu (Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian).

Please make a printed copy of this announcement and send your payment with your meal choice to the address below. Please make checks payable to: Indiana ASIST 


Submitted by: Taemin K. Park, Technical Services Dept. 


*BRUCE WHITEMAN PUBLIC PRESENTATION AT LILLY

Bruce Whiteman, Head Librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA and candidate for the position of Director of the Lilly Library, will make a public presentation in the Lilly Library Lounge on Tuesday, April 24, at 3:30p.m. The presentation will be followed by an informal question and answer period with refreshments. 


Submitted by: Becky Cape, Public Services Department, The Lilly Library 


*UPCOMING LECTURE AT THE KINSEY INSTITUTE New York artist Norman Shapiro has been creating and publishing pornographic artist's books (to use his own terminology) since the 1960s. His work is in the collections of The Kinsey Institute and the IU Fine Arts Library. He is bringing examples of his art for a noon-time presentation at The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall 313, on Friday, April 20th from 12:15 to 1:30. The title of his talk is "In the eye of the beholder--Pornography or Erotic Art? A mid-day discussion and exhibition of computer graphics by Norman Shapiro." It is open to everyone, so please feel free to invite others to attend. For more information, contact Catherine Johnson at 855-8890 or by e-mail at catjohns@indiana.edu. 


*WORKSHOP ON COPYRIGHT ISSUES IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

STEAL THIS!
A Scenario-based Workshop on Copyright Issues in the New Millennium

Indiana Online Users Group Spring 2001 Meeting
April 27, 2001

Indiana Wesleyan University

Conference Center

3777 Priority Way South Drive

Indianapolis, Indiana

Join your colleagues for a program that merges theory and practice.

In the morning, Dwayne K. Buttler, Senior Copyright Analyst with the Indiana University Copyright Management Center, will describe what copyright is and is not, how it applies to libraries, and current fair use issues and implications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The afternoon session will feature small group discussions of several "real life" copyright scenarios with responses by our panel of experts. Joining Dr. Buttler on the panel will be: Dr. Fritz Dolak, Copyright and Electronic Resource Librarian at Ball State University and an International Intellectual Property lawyer with Woodard, Emhardt, Naughton, Moriarty & McNett, a large Indianapolis-based legal firm. Be prepared to add your voice to the conversation. Jeffrey Beck, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Wabash College, will moderate.

Schedule for the day:

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Registration and Entry for Drawing
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

IOLUG Business Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Introduction and Copyright Pre-Test
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker -- Dwayne K. Buttler
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Sm Group Scenario Discussion & Panel Responses
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Questions and Answers
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Concluding comments from panelists
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Wrap-up and Drawing for Door Prizes

Registration is $30 for current IOLUG members or $40 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch (pasta buffet with vegetarian choices), and handouts provided by our speakers.

There is a $5 charge for registrations received after April 20 or on-site registrations.

Make checks payable to Indiana Online Users Group.

Mail to:

Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

PO Box 211

BS&T Section: Robin Kelley

Indianapolis, IN 46206-0211

Online registration is available on the IOLUG web page: http://www.iolug.org/home.php?style=table&body=regform

Directions:

To get to Indiana Wesleyan University Conference Center:
Go to Indianapolis and take I-465 to the north side of the city. Exit on Keystone Avenue and head north. Get into the right lane for an immediate right turn (east) onto 96th Street. Turn right (south) onto Priority Way West Drive. Follow the road as it curves to the Conference Center.

Lost?
Call the Conference Center at 317-574-3980 


Submitted by: Randall Halverson, Science Reference Librarian, IUPUI University Library 


*IUPUI UNIVERSITY LIBRARY TO HOST HERRON STUDENT EXHIBITION

The Herron Photography Club of the Herron School of Art has announced the installation of an exhibition of the artwork of sophomore and junior photography students, entitled Debut. The exhibition will be on display in the Level One Lobby of the IUPUI University Library, April 1 - 29, 2001, during regular hours. A reception will be held at the Library to honor the student artists on Thursday, April 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The spectrum of photography mediums presented in the exhibition art includes silver gelatin prints, color c-prints, image transfers, as well as a book, and a variety of themes and ideas are expressed.

In its second year of presenting a public exhibition, the Herron Photography Club narrowed a field of entries, assisted by adjudicator Jim May, Curator, Indiana State Museum. Artists who will be represented in the Debut display include: Whitney Andress, Heather Ashton, Jennifer Beasley, Jason Campbell, Cindy Fehrenbacher, Maggie Gordon, Edna Gray, Kimberley Gross, Angel Harouff, Martha Hartwell, Alissa Lawrence, J. Andrew Salyer, Susan Stout, Eric Strohacker, Laura Titzer, Chris Tracy, Colin Warnecke.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Lindy Shupe, Sara Preston, Adam Noel, or Autumn Mitchell at (317) 635-3167. 


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library 


*LIBRARIAN'S DAY

LIBRARIAN'S DAY will be held on Monday, April 23, 2001, at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Would you like to share any accomplishments in your librarianship in the last year? Are you looking for a place to share your work? Look no farther; your opportunity is here!

Bring a poster session to Librarian's Day, April 23, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. It can be something old, new or in-between! Let us know if you need a table or easel for display purposes by Monday, April 16, 2001. We need at least five presentations to make this session available. This will be a great opportunity to test a new idea, share what you care about, or show what you know, and the best part is you're among friends! E-mail, phone, mail or fax your responses to:

Felicia A. Young, M.L.S.

Assistant Librarian

Indiana University School of Medicine

Northwest Center for Medical Education

3400 Broadway

Gary, IN 46408

Phone: (219) 980-6709

Fax: (219) 980-6566

E-mail: fayoung@iun.edu 


Submitted by: Felicia Young 


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April 27, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 16

Staff News

*Documents Librarian Appointed at Law Library

Jennifer Bryan has been appointed Documents Librarian at the Law Library, replacing Marianne Mason. Jennifer's appointment begins May 1st. She is currently the Head of Circulation and Patron Services at the Law Library, a position she has held since 1995. 


Submitted by: Linda Fariss, Associate Director Law Library 


Library News and Events 

*IU Bloomington Library Staff Award Recipients

Congratulations to the winners of the 2001 Library Staff Awards:

PA Award: Vaughn Nuest, Customer & Access Services

Support Staff Award: Peter Kaczmarczyk, Technical Services/Cataloging

Student Recognition Awards:

Nickolas Boyce, Fine Arts Library

Elizabeth Fehlinger, Government Publications

Brandon Rome, Halls of Residence, Wilkie Library

Stephanie Thompson, Technical Services/Cataloging

The staff awards will be presented at the Retirement & Recognition Reception on May 03, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the third floor staff lounge of the Main Library.

We would also like to send out a special thanks to those who submitted nominations, and the members of the selection committees. 


*$504 Million Raised for Bloomington Endowment Campaign

At a faculty and staff lunch at the Memorial Union, Chancellor Ken Gros Louis thanked IU faculty and staff for their participation in the Bloomington Endowment Campaign. The campaign raised $504 million, or 144 percent of its goal. IU faculty and staff made gifts totaling an unprecedented $27 million. IU now leads the Big Ten publics in the number of endowed faculty positions, with 333 chairs, professorships,and curatorships.

Faculty and staff also helped in other ways that include: educating donors, making presentations to campaign volunteers, agreeing to be featured in publications, ensuring that gift funds are used for the purposes for which they are intended, and inspiring students--tomorrow's leaders and scholars.

The IUB Libraries raised $5.4 million, exceeding its goal by $1.4 million, or 136 percent. With grateful appreciation, we celebrate these and the many other contributions you have made, and continue to make, to IU's enduring success.

 

Submitted by:  Beverly Byl, Executive Director of Development 


*New Wireless Network Available at IUPUI

University Library and University College on the IUPUI campus have announced a collaborative initiative with the creation of a new computing experience. Effective immediately, a public beta wireless network will be available for all IUPUI students, faculty, and staff.

The University Library/University College, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) will allow users to roam about the University Library and the University College buildings with a laptop or handheld computer while maintaining a connection to the Internet, Email, library databases, etc. This will support the use of technology for personal academic and group studies. Library databases, IUCAT and other library online resources will be available to use within centralized public study areas of the library. Lounge areas and public study spaces are available on the 2nd floor of the University College building for individual and group study, as well as food and beverage areas on the 1st floor and lower level.

"The wireless laptop services previously established within the University College support all of our entering students in Orientation and in the Learning Communities," said Scott Evenbeck, Dean, University College, "and I feel that this collaborative initiative with the University Library is vital to extending the effectiveness of the wireless technology that builds on our instructional team model."

David Lewis, Dean of the IUPUI University Library, stated, "The University Library prides itself its on innovative use of technology in service to our students, faculty and staff. We are particularly pleased that through this partnership with the University College we create a centralized campus corridor for wireless connectivity."

The current WLAN supports Microsoft Windows 9x, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000 as well as Apple OS 9.x and OS 10.x. Standard equipment consists of an IBM compatible laptop or an Apple PowerBook with a type II PC Card (PCMCIA) card slot with a Lucent, Orinoco, or Avaya Silver or Gold 802.11B wireless network card, or an Apple PowerBook or iBook with an AirPort wireless network card.

For more information please contact: Renee Jackson, University Library, (317) 274-2944, rjacks@iupui.edu, or Nathan Byrer, University College, (317) 274-5609, nsbyrer@iupui.edu. Information is also available at the University Library Reference and Circulation Desks and the University College Information Desk, as well as at: http:www.ulib.iupui.edu/wireless


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library 


*Staff Selected for Bryn Mawr and ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institutes

Rosanne Cordell, Head of Reference Services, IUSB, has been selected to attend the Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education.

Michele Russo, Director of Library Services, IUSB, has been selected to attend the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute. 


*Annual Retirement and Recognition Reception<

You are cordially invited to attend the Indiana University Libraries
Annual Retirement and Recognition Reception honoring:
Lois Heiser (Head, Geosciences Library)
Barbara Henn (Government Publications)
Thomas Lee (East Asian Studies Area Bibliographer)
upon the occasion of their retirement
Indiana University
Thursday, May 3, 2001
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Third Floor Staff Lounge
Main Library
 

The following individuals are being honored for their years of service to Indiana University.

40 Years

Julie Nilson, Librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies

35 Years

Lois Sewell, Technical Services

Charles Sweet, Library Information Technology

30 Years

Cynthia Baxter, Technical Services

Sue Presnell, Lilly Library

25 Years

James Castrataro, Technical Services

Michael Fling, Cook Music Library

Pam Glim, Government Publications

Nancy Titus, Cataloging Division, Technical Services

Gary Wiggins, Chemistry Library

20 Years

Joetta Black, Information Technology

Julie Bobay, SLIS Library

Diana Hanson, Customer and Access Services

Vera Heitink, Acquisitions Division, Technical Services

Tim Larson, Cataloging Division, Technical Services

Vaughn Nuest, Facilities Services

Ada Pennington, HPER Library

Colleen Talty, Media and Reserves

Steven Sowell, Education Library

Patricia Steele, Customer and Access Services

15 Years

Jerilyn Anderson, Business/SPEA Library

Mary Buechley, Fine Arts Library

Stephen Cape, Lilly Library

Janice Clinch, Customer and Access Services

Marcia Corner, Cataloging Division, Technical Services

Lisa Figg, Information Technology

Robert Gowin, Life Sciences Library

Anne Haines, Subject and Area Librarians Council

P. Douglas McKinney, Library Administration

Taemin Park, Technical Services

Morteza Sorury, Acquisitions Division, Technical Services

10 Years

Michael Smith, Library Information Technology (physically locatedat Indianapolis)

Michael Walter, Cataloging Division, Technical Services

Jolanta Wojciechowska, Cataloging Division, Technical Services

The following individuals are being honored for awards they have received in FY 2000-01.

Awards

Phil Bantin (Co-recipient of the Margaret Cross Norton Award)

Lois Heiser (Certificate of Appreciation from the Professional Geologists of Indiana)

B.J. Irvine (Ken Gros Louis Special Recognition Award)

Jian Liu (Herbert and Virginia White Award)

Taemin Park (Marcia Tuttle International Grant)

Mary Pagliero Popp (William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award)

Jane Van Auken (InULA Scholarship)

The following individuals are being honored for their volunteer service to the Libraries.

Volunteers

Carla Carson

Jean Smith

Maria Fiorito

Phil Evans

Steve Yandell

Janice Lorenz

If you have suggestions or corrections to make to the above list, please contact Doug McKinney at 855-3403 or send e-mail to pdmckinn@indiana.edu 


Submitted by: Doug McKinney, Assistant to the Dean 


*Geoffrey Smith Presentation at Lilly Library

Geoffrey Smith, Head of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ohio State University, and candidate for the position of Director of the Lilly Library, will make a public presentation in the Lilly Library Lounge on Monday, April 30, at 3:30p.m. The presentation will be followed by an informal question and answer period with refreshments. 


Submitted by: Becky Cape, Public Services Department, The Lilly Library 


*LIZARDTECH COMPRESSION SOFTWARE PRESENTATIONS

Learn about compressing images and documents

The UITS Data Management Support Group is hosting Lizardtech compression software presentations at IUB and IUPUI May 3.

LizardTech develops imaging software and solutions that simplify and enhance the distribution, management and control of digital images and documents. LizardTech is focused on innovative solutions that provide users of all levels with bandwidth optimization and instant access to high-resolution, multipurpose digital images and multimedia content.

LizardTech's imaging solutions include its patented MrSID and DjVu imaging technologies and the LizardTech Content Server. MrSID and DjVu significantly reduce large high-resolution image and document files to a fraction of their original size, while maintaining the quality and integrity of the original. Once encoded by LizardTech's technologies, files may be easily accessed and distributed using the Internet, wireless protocols or standard networks.

The LizardTech Content Server is the fastest Internet application for delivering high-resolution photographs and perfect reproductions of documents. LizardTech develops specific solutions that address the needs of Internet users, E-Commerce, Business-to-Business, Healthcare, Geospatial, and Business Communications & Publishing.

When: Thursday, May 3, 10:00 pm

Where: IUB Geology Building S-201

When: Thursday, May 3, 3:00 pm

Where: IUPUI University Library 1126 Meeting Room on Level One

To register for a presentation, please send an email to doqqs@indiana.edu 


Submitted by: Anna Radue 


*I-ASSIST SPRING PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Indiana Chapter of American Society for Information Science and Technology Spring Program Announcement "IA means Information Architecture: But what does it mean to web developers, system analysts, educators, and librarians?"

A panel presentation by: Daniel P. Johnson (Digital Library Technology Analyst, Digital Libraries Team, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) Howard Rosenbaum (Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington) Ian McLein (ONEX Director of Infrastructure and Network Solutions, Indianapolis).

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2001, 5:00-9:00 pm
Social time:5-6 pm
Dinner: 6-7 pm
Program: 7-9 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Select-Airport, Indianapolis
2501 South High School Road

Directions: Located directly at the Indianapolis International Airport exit 11B, I-465

The I-ASIST Executive Committee cordially invites you to join us in a lively discussion at our Spring Program. Three distinguished speakers will share their ideas and knowledge on the very timely topic of information architecture for information professionals.

Mr. Johnson plans to talk about the Electronic Atlas of Central Indiana, its current and future architecture and how the design issues have affected project members' job roles.

Mr. McLein is responsible for refining the infrastructure service offerings, growing infrastructure market presence of ONEX and serves as a key leader of ONEX's Indianapolis management team.

Prof. Rosenbaum notes that, "These days, there is a lot of talk about information architecture for information professionals. Is IA a set of old skills repackaged for a new generation? Or is it something truly innovative? In this presentation, the panelists will explore what IA is and how it will affect our work."

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and friends who may have an interest in this program. Mark your calendar and make a reservation now.

We are looking forward to seeing you May 9!

Costs:

For students: $10

For ASIST members and non-ASIST guests: $20

RSVP: Taemin K. Park by Thursday, May 3, and indicate your choice of dinner menu (Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian).

Please make a printed copy of this announcement and send your payment with your meal choice to the address below. Please make checks payable to: Indiana ASIST 


Submitted by: Taemin K. Park, Technical Services Dept. 


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May

May 04, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 17 | May 14, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 18
May 21, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 19 | May 29, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 20



May 04, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 17

Staff News

The InULA Board wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the many organizers, volunteers, contributors, and library administrators who helped to make this year's book sale a successful event. You raised more than $5,000 for next year's Scholarship, Research Incentive, and Professional Development funds. Individual participation in the event was exceptional. We regret that there is not a complete list of everyone who contributed to making this another very successful sale, but the Board is grateful for all your collaboration and volunteerism. The sale could not be held without you and we appreciate your contribution. Thank you.

Submitted by: InULA Board

Julie Nilson, President

Ralph Papakhian, Vice-President

Jo Burgess, Secretary

Wendell Johnting, Treasurer

Jennifer Hehman, Representative-at-Large

Jian Liu, Representative-at-Large

Suzanne Mudge, Representative-at-Large

*Mary Strow to Visit China

This Sunday, Mary Strow, head of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Library, will travel to China with 30 other HPER faculty, students, and friends for a historic hike along China's Great Wall.

A group from the Beijing University of Physical Education will join the IU contingent for a five-day, 50-mile hike, which will include several closed sections. It will be the first official international hike permitted in the closed sections by the Great Wall Commission. The trip marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between the two schools.

Mary contacted officials in two libraries--one at the Beijing University of Physical Education and the other at the China Sports Information Institute--and is taking them six boxes of donated or duplicate materials. "They are desperate for books in English," she says.

Determined to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime trip to the fullest, Mary has been training for the hike for six months, joining a group at the IU football stadium every weekend to scale the steps. She says she's probably in the best shape of her life. And exactly how many steps are there? "I have not counted them yet," she says. "Each time I try, I lose count!"

Follow Mary's itinerary at: http://www.greatwallwalk.indiana.edu


*Birth Announcement

David Lasocki, Head of Reference Services in the Cook Music Library, Indiana University, and his wife Lilin Chen, doctoral student in piano pedagogy in the School of Music, proudly announce the birth of their son, Lucien H�o-M�ng Lasocki, on Thursday, 3 May 2001 at 4:18 p.m. EST. He weighed 8 lb 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Mother, son, father, and half brother Garrett (aka Wei-Wei) are all doing well.


Submitted by: David Lasoski, Head of Reference Services, William and Gayle Cook Music Library


*John Cash Attends Conference

John Cash, of Government Publications, and Ph.D student in Folklore and American Studies, attended the 7th conference of the Societe International d'Ethnologie et Folklore in Budapest, April 23-27, 2001. He presented a paper, "The usable past revisited: an ethnography of American Civil War reenactors," based on his dissertation work.

 

Library News and Events


*Breon Mitchell Public Presentation at Lilly

Breon Mitchell, Professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature, Indiana University, and candidate for the position of Director of the Lilly Library, will make a public presentation in the Lilly Library Lounge on Thursday, May 10, at 3:00 p.m. The presentation will be followed by an informal question and answer period with refreshments.


Submitted by: Becky Cape, Public Services Department, The Lilly Library


*I-ASSIST SPRING PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Indiana Chapter of American Society for Information Science and Technology Spring Program Announcement "IA means Information Architecture: But what does it mean to web developers, system analysts, educators, and librarians?"

A panel presentation by: Daniel P. Johnson (Digital Library Technology Analyst, Digital Libraries Team, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) Howard Rosenbaum (Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington) Ian McLein (ONEX Director of Infrastructure and Network Solutions, Indianapolis).

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2001, 5:00-9:00 pm
Social time:5-6 pm
Dinner: 6-7 pm
Program: 7-9 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Select-Airport, Indianapolis
2501 South High School Road

Directions: Located directly at the Indianapolis International Airport exit 11B, I-465

The I-ASIST Executive Committee cordially invites you to join us in a lively discussion at our Spring Program. Three distinguished speakers will share their ideas and knowledge on the very timely topic of information architecture for information professionals.

Mr. Johnson plans to talk about the Electronic Atlas of Central Indiana, its current and future architecture and how the design issues have affected project members' job roles.

Mr. McLein is responsible for refining the infrastructure service offerings, growing infrastructure market presence of ONEX and serves as a key leader of ONEX's Indianapolis management team.

Prof. Rosenbaum notes that, "These days, there is a lot of talk about information architecture for information professionals. Is IA a set of old skills repackaged for a new generation? Or is it something truly innovative? In this presentation, the panelists will explore what IA is and how it will affect our work."

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and friends who may have an interest in this program. Mark your calendar and make a reservation now.

We are looking forward to seeing you May 9!

Costs:

For students: $10

For ASIST members and non-ASIST guests: $20

RSVP: Taemin K. Park by Thursday, May 3, and indicate your choice of dinner menu (Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian).

Please make a printed copy of this announcement and send your payment with your meal choice to the address below. Please make checks payable to: Indiana ASIST

 

Submitted by: Taemin K. Park, Technical Services Dept.


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May 14, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 18

Staff News

*Sharon Brunoehler Accepts Wylie Position

Effective May 7, Sharon Brunoehler accepted the position of Coordinator of Outdoor Interpretation at Wylie House at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Sharon was owner and manager of Great Geode Garden-West. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from IU.


*Marilyn Irwin Elected to Represent ASCLA

Marilyn Irwin was recently notified that she has been elected to represent the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA). The position is a three-year term, beginning in June 2001. Marilyn is Director of the Center for Disability Information and Referral at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community on the Bloomington campus.


Library News and Events

*Ameritech Fellows Program Issues New Request for Proposals

The Ameritech Fellows Program, designed to promote innovation in teaching and learning through the use of information technology, has issued its latest request for proposals. Proposals must be received by October 19 to be considered for the third round of funding, as indicated by guidelines available at:

http://amfellow.iu.edu/

IU established the program in the fall of 1999, with a gift of $1,000,000 from the Ameritech Foundation to support five years of program activity. Questions should be directed to fellows@iu.edu.

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, IUB Libraries Development Office

 

IUPUI University Library Exhibit Takes International Focus

An exhibit, IUPUI: An International Campus, now on display in the University Library Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, focuses on the international aspects of IUPUI and its academic units. The exhibit will be on display through August 31, 2001.

The common perception of IUPUI is of a university designed to serve students and citizens of Indianapolis and central Indiana. IUPUI and its academic units have also served an international constituency throughout their history. Students have continued their education at the Indianapolis campus from all over the world, while IUPUI students have traveled globally as part of their studies. The IUPUI faculty includes professors from several nations, and the university has established collaborations with institutions on five continents to further education, research, and mutual understanding.

IUPUI: An International Campus presents original and reproduced items to highlight the global aspects of the IUPUI mission, from the arrival of the first international students almost a century ago, to current partnerships that make IUPUI a recognized name in cities worldwide. Additional information is also available in print.

The Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives are located on the Lower Level of the IUPUI University Library, Room UL 0133, and are open 8AM-5 PM Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 AM-8 PM Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 AM-noon on Saturday (Closed Saturdays for month of May). For further information, call Special Collections and Archives at (317) 274-0464, send e-mail to speccoll@iupui.edu or visit web site: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/special/


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library


*Library Picnic Announcement

THE ANNUAL LIBRARY PICNIC IS HERE!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2001

TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter House (next to the pool)

ALL IUB LIBRARY EMPLOYEES: Please plan on attending the Indiana University Libraries Annual Family Picnic. Lunch will be served from 11:00 - 1:45 for those who RSVP. If you plan on joining us for lunch, it is essential that you RSVP by May 28, 2001 so that we can plan for the appropriate amount of food.

Bring your chairs, blankets, and your favorite game. There will be door prizes!!

If there are any questions, please contact:

JANICE LORENZ (5-1666) jlorenz@indiana.edu

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LIBRARY PICNIC RSVP FORM
NAME ________________________________________________

PHONE____________________

NUMBER OF ADULTS_______ NUMBER OF CHILDREN________

INTERESTED IN:

[ ] Bringing a side dish, salad, fruit, or dessert

Food item:________________________________

We will provide fried chicken/vegetarian selection and drinks.

[ ] Swimming:

Group discount if 15 or more sign up.

Total Adults interested in swimming:_______

Total Youths interested in swimming:_______

*Please return this form by May 28, 2001 to:

Janice Lorenz
Technical Services
Main Library, E-350


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May 21, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 19

Staff News

*Jennifer Beasley Resigns From Position

Effective May 11, Jennifer Beasley resigned from her position in Techinical Services at IU-Bloomington.


*Jake Nadal Accepts Position of Half-time Technical Services Position

Effective May 7, Jake Nadal accepted the half-time of Technical Services Assistant in the Education Library. Jake will also continue his half-time position in Preservation.


Library News and Events


IUPUI University Library Staff Elected to National Council

IUPUI University Library Staff Elected to National Council The American Library Association (ALA) recently held annual national elections, and Marie Turner-Wright, Associate Librarian, University Library was elected to join colleagues from around the country as a member of the ALA Council as Councilor-at-large, 2001-2004.

The Council is the governing body of the ALA, and it delegates authority to the divisions of the Association to plan and carry out programs and activities with policy established by the Council. The ALA promotes the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of a learning society, encouraging its members to work with educators, government officials, and organizations in coalitions to initiate and support comprehensive efforts to ensure that school, public, academic, and special libraries in every community cooperate to provide lifelong learning services to all.

Marie Turner-Wright joined the IUPUI library staff in 1981, and has worked in the areas of public services. For 10 years Marie has also taught Chidren's Literature for IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, Department of English.

Turner-Wright's interest in programming resulted in the selection of the IUPUI University Library as the site for three ALA-sponsored national touring exhibitions, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is currently finalizing plans as coordinator for an ALA "Live @ the Library" program, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and to be hosted by the University Library, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of American jazz great, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.


*Bloomington Library Faculty Council Election

The BLFC Election Committee met on Tuesday, May 15 to tally the votes for the new members of the Bloomington Library Faculty Council for the 2001-2003 term. Congratulations to the newly elected Council members Nancy Boerner, Robert Noel, Mary Popp, Mary Strow and Gary Wiggins. Best wishes to each for a productive term of office.

 

*Library Picnic Announcement

THE ANNUAL LIBRARY PICNIC IS HERE!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2001

TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter House (next to the pool)

ALL IUB LIBRARY EMPLOYEES: Please plan on attending the Indiana University Libraries Annual Family Picnic. Lunch will be served from 11:00 - 1:45 for those who RSVP. If you plan on joining us for lunch, it is essential that you RSVP by May 28, 2001 so that we can plan for the appropriate amount of food.

Bring your chairs, blankets, and your favorite game. There will be door prizes!!

If there are any questions, please contact:

JANICE LORENZ (5-1666) jlorenz@indiana.edu

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LIBRARY PICNIC RSVP FORM
NAME ________________________________________________

PHONE____________________

NUMBER OF ADULTS_______ NUMBER OF CHILDREN________

INTERESTED IN:

[ ] Bringing a side dish, salad, fruit, or dessert

Food item:________________________________

We will provide fried chicken/vegetarian selection and drinks.

[ ] Swimming:

Group discount if 15 or more sign up.

Total Adults interested in swimming:_______

Total Youths interested in swimming:_______

*Please return this form by May 28, 2001 to:

Janice Lorenz
Technical Services
Main Library, E-350

 

*Indiana Chapter of SLA

Welcome to the InfoZone

Thursday, May 31, 2000, 5:00PM

It has been long since our last meeting and it is time to catch up with old friends and colleagues and learn what is happening in special libraries across the state.

Indiana Chapter of Special Libraries Association continues a tradition of introducing new special libraries on the state map. This time it is InfoZone which opened in December 2000 at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis.

Make sure you mark your calendar right away and register now for the opportunity to network and explore new resources.

InfoZone is a library within a museum representing an innovative approach in bringing together special and community libraries. It is a joint venture between the Museum and the Indianapolis- Marion County Public Library (I-MCPL). Library and museum officials believe InfoZone will serve as a national model for partnerships between museums and libraries.

Featured speakers - Marti Mosemiller, the InfoZone director and Haley Barger Whalen, a Development Researcher of the Museum - will present resources available to patrons and community, resources the museum uses in its fund-raising efforts, and the technology projects in which the library and information museum professionals are involved. The program will also feature Theresa M. Tyner, a senior librarian at the Indiana Youth Institute, who will expand your knowledge of the state resources that are available to educators.

The meeting will begin with a private tour of the museum collections. The collections are rarely seen by the general public (there is a plan to digitize some of them). A tour of the InfoZone follows.

Agenda:

5:00 - 5:45 PM - Collections tour, meet in the front lobby of The Children's Museum.
6:00 - 6:15 PM - InfoZone tour, meet on Level 2 by the library.
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Presentations and dinner, Executive Board Room, 3d Level Administrative Offices.

Address:

The Children's Museum,

3000 N. Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208

(317)269-5390.

Parking: Use free parking lot north of 30th Street on Illinois Street.

Directions: The museum is located on the corner of 30th Street and Meridian Street. For a map and detailed directions, see an interactive map at http://www.imcpl.lib.in.us/tcm.htm.

For questions, call Zoya Golban at (317) 237-1446 or e-mail to zgolban@bakerd.com

Registration is accepted by e-mail and/or fax.You may pay at the door.

E-mail to: zgolban@bakerd.com
Fax: (317)237-1446

Registration Form:

Your Name:
Title:
Organization:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
SLA member ($20) :
Non-member ($25) :
Student ($12) :

Thank you and hope to see you soon!


 

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May 29, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 20

Staff News

*Promotion and Tenure

Congratulations to the following individuals who were promoted and/or tenured during the 2000/01 fiscal year:

 

Richard Humphrey Associate Librarian with Tenure IndianapolisDavid Lasocki Librarian Bloomington Susan London Associate Librarian with Tenure IndianapolisChristopher Long Associate Librarian with Tenure Indianapolis Sue McFadden Associate Librarian with Tenure Richmond


*Lisa Browar New Member of SALC

Effective June 1, 2001, Lisa Browar will become the Librarian for English & American Literature, Film Studies, and Philosophy. As a member of SALC, Lisa's office will be located on the 10th floor of the Main Library, E1060. For the past year, Lisa has served as the Film Studies bibliographer along with additional responsibilities in University Archives and writing descriptive essays for a new collections' overview brochure. Lisa's B.A. in English and American literature is from Indiana University while her M.A. is from the University of Kansas. She also received her M.L.S. from Indiana University and is currently pursuing an Executive Master of Arts degree in the history of philanthropy at IU's Center on Philanthropy in Indianapolis. She will receive her certification as a fundraising manager in early June. She is the editor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and serves on two ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) committees. Prior to coming to Indiana University in 1996, Lisa held positions at the New York Public Library, Vassar, and Yale. Please join me in welcoming Lisa to her new responsibilities. We are happy to have a person of her abilities and academic background to fill this important position.


 

Library News and Events


*Cook Music Library announces Carla Williams as new Head of User Services

The Cook Music Library is pleased to announce that Carla Williams has been appointed Head of User Services, as of May 14, 2001. She has been the Circulation Supervisor and Reserves Coordinator here since November, 2000.

Carla came to Indiana University School of Music in 1994 as adoctoral candidate in Early Keyboard Performance. She had already earned degrees in both Music History and Literature (B.A.), and Piano Pedagogy and Performance Practice (M.Mus.) from the University of Idaho, where she also served as Instructor of class piano and continuing education. In Bloomington she has performed widely as a soloist or accompanist, on harpsichord, piano, and organ, including concerts at Wylie House, where she is also a docent.

Our thanks to the Search & Screen Committee, including: Terry Reynolds, Head of User Services at the Business/SPEA Library (Chairwoman); Nicolas del Grazia, Circulation Supervisor/Bills & Fines; David Lasocki, Reference Librarian; Charles Peters, Cataloging Technician, and Gretchen Horlacher, Associate Professor of Music (Theory).


*IUPUI University Library Recipient of IU Faculty Recognition

The Indiana University Trustees recently announced their annual recognition of faculty academic contributions, and Maymanat Montaser Jafari, Librarian, University Library was the recipient of a 2000 Trustees Teaching Award. This recognition represents one of the few provided to honor the instructional contribution made by librarians as librarians.

In providing his nomination, David Lewis, Dean of the IUPUI University Library stated, "Ms. Jafari has been actively engaged in instructional activities both in campus learning communities and at more advanced levels. She has been the sole librarian working with the Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology, Indianapolis, providing creative integration of library skills and information literacy components throughout the school's curriculum."

Having joined the University Library staff in 1991, May has also been involved in the areas of Reference and Research and was recently appointed as the Science, Engineering and Technology, and Nursing Team Leader within the Library staff organization.


*B.J. Irvine Presents Paper at Bryn Mawr College

B. J. Irvine was invited to presented a paper for the jointly sponsored New York and Delaware Valley Regional Meeting, Art Libraries Society of North America Delaware Valley/NY Chapters. Hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Bryn Mawr College, the program title was "How Soon is Now? Art Information Professionals in the 21st Century", May 14.


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June

June 4, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 21 | June 11, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 22
June 18, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 23 | June 25, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 24



June 4, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 21

Staff News 
*Dennis Scoville resigns from position

Effective May 25, Dennis Scoville resigned from his position as Senior Branch Assistant in the Geosciences Library at Bloomington. 


*Suzann Westerfield resigned from position

Effective May 26 Suzann Westerfield resigned from her position as Secretary/Receptionist in Libraries Human Resources at Bloomington. 


Library News and Events 


*Susan London Appointed to position of Executive Associate Director for Academic Affairs

After an internal search, and with virtually unanimous support from the Ruth Lilly Medical Library Committee Selection Sub-committee and the RLML librarians, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Susan London to the position of Executive Associate Director for Academic Affairs. She joins Lola Thompson, Executive Associate Director for Finance and Administration, as part of the senior leadership team of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

Submitted by: Julie J. McGowan, Ph.D., Professor, Knowledge Informatics;Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Library & Information Resources, Indiana University School of Medicine, 975 W. Walnut Street, IB-310,Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121. 


*Elizabeth Hanson new Acting Head of Geology

Elizabeth Hanson is serving as Acting Head of the Geosciences Library while the search for Lois Heiser's successor continues. Elizabeth is also spending part of her time in the Chemistry Library, the home base in her role as Science Reference/Instruction Librarian. 


Submitted by: Gary Wiggins, Coordinator, Science Libraries

 

*Baseball History Collection Featured at IUPUI University Library 

A sampling of the National Art Museum of Sport collection of baseball cartoons by Willard Mullin, noted artist for the New York World Telegram from 1934 to 1966 are featured for the month of June in an IUPUI University Library, Level One Lobby display.

The large-scale inllustrations include a representation of the 1937 World Series win by the New York Yankees over the New York Giants, with Joe DiMaggio at bat. There are also cartoons of Gabby Hartnett, manager of the Chicago Cubs, who won the 1938 National League pennant, and the 1939 World Series "fireworks," when the Cincinnatti Reds fell to the Yanks.

The baseball cartoons will be joined by a display of promotions for IUPUI neighbor, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, host to the "Iggaipaa: Celebrating Inuit Art, 1948-1970" exhibition, opening June 9, and the annual Indian Market event, June 23 & 24.

The University Library is located at the heart of the IUPUI campus, 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking at the North Street Garage. Call (317) 278-0232 for further information.

CONTACT:
Norman Brandenstein
External Relations Team
IUPUI University Library - UL 1112D
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5195
Phone: (317) 278-0232
Fax: (317) 278-2300
email: nbranden@iupui.edu

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June 11, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 22

Staff News

 *Daniel Comiskey Resigns from Position

Effective June 1, 2001, Daniel Comiskey resigned from his position as Document Delivery Services Coordinator in Customer and Access Services at Bloomington. 


*Molly Oltrogge Resigns from Position

Effective June 1, 2001, Molly Oltrogge resigned from her position as Serials Control Coordinator in the Acquisitions Division of Technical Services at Bloomington. 


Library News and Events 


*Garry Harrison Accepts Collections Conservator Position

Im delighted to announce that Garry Harrison has been appointed to the position of Collections Conservator in the Preservation Department. Garry has worked as a Conservation Technician in the Collections Conservation Section of the Department since December 1998. During the past ten months he has served as Acting Head of this Section. In his new position, Garry will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Libraries collections conservation program. This program focuses on damaged materials from the circulating collections that are held in the Main and Campus Libraries. In addition to overseeing conservation treatments, Garry will also be responsible for disaster planning and recovery activities.

Please join me in welcoming Garry to his new position! He can be reached by telephone at 855-6282. His e-mail address is gaharris@indiana.edu


Submitted by: Melissa McAfee, Head, Preservation Department 


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June 18, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 23

Staff News

*Brian Winterman Accepts Assistant Circulation Supervisor Position

Effective June 11 Brian Winterman accepted the position of Assistant Circulation Supervisor in Customer and Access Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Brian worked at Alexandrian Public Library in Mount Vernon, Indiana. He has a BA degree from Indiana University. 


Library News and Events 


*Summer Exhibition at the Lilly Library

Miniature books, most of which are less than three inches tall and some of which are smaller than a penny, have delighted readers for centuries. Popular because they were easily carried or concealed, these historic books range from tiny "Thumb Bibles" to illustrated nursery rhymes. The earliest piece of block printing to which an accurate date can be ascribed--a Japanese wooden block print from about 770 AD--is a miniature scroll and part of the Lilly Library's collections. More than 900 of the library's 16,000 miniatures will be on display.

Four Thousand Years of Miniature Books

June 18 through September 15

Lilly Library Main Gallery

A public opening for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Lilly Library. The opening is free and open to the public.

Featured speaker: Julian I. Edison
Editor, Miniature Book News 

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June 25, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 24

Staff News

Staff News Effective June 15, Melanie Hughes joined the faculty of the Indiana University Southeast Library as Assistant Librarian and Coordinator of Automation and Technical Services. Melanie has her B.A. and M.L.S. degrees from Indiana University. During her graduate studies, Melanie served as a Graduate Assistant with the Digital Library Program; she also served as a reference assistant at the Journalism and the Education Libraries. Her email address is mehughes@ius.edu; her office phone number is (812) 941-2145.


Submitted by: Marty Rosen, Indiana University Southeast 


Library News and Events 


*Summer Exhibition at the Lilly Library

Miniature books, most of which are less than three inches tall and some of which are smaller than a penny, have delighted readers for centuries. Popular because they were easily carried or concealed, these historic books range from tiny "Thumb Bibles" to illustrated nursery rhymes. The earliest piece of block printing to which an accurate date can be ascribed--a Japanese wooden block print from about 770 AD--is a miniature scroll and part of the Lilly Library's collections. More than 900 of the library's 16,000 miniatures will be on display.

Four Thousand Years of Miniature Books

June 18 through September 15

Lilly Library Main Gallery

A public opening for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Lilly Library. The opening is free and open to the public.

Featured speaker: Julian I. Edison
Editor, Miniature Book News


*Reminder: NOTIS Access Going Away

Please be aware that, as previously planned, online read-only access to our old NOTIS records will no longer be available after June 27th.

Phyllis H. Davidson
Director of Information Technology
I.U. Libraries
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812)856-4834
pdaviso@indiana.edu
fax: (812) 855-2576    


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July

July 02, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 25 | July 09, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 26
July 13, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 27 | July 20, 2001 Volume - 28, Number 28
July 27, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 29



July 02, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 25

Staff News

Effective July l, 2001 Gary Wiggins will begin a second, 2-year term as the Coordinator for the Science Libraries. Lou Malcomb will continue as the RCSD Coordinator through November 2001 at which time her split sabbatical begins. Patricia Steele's appointment as Coordinator for Academic Information Services is ongoing. Steven Sowell's appointment as Coordinator of the Humanities & Social Science Libraries continues through September 2002.

Harriette and I would like to thank the Coordinators for their leadership and continuing support of the Libraries' mission. Their participation and input to LMT is greatly appreciated as is their advice to us in our capacities as Associate Deans.


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean of Libraries & Director of Collection Development, Indiana University, Bloomington. 


Library News and Events 

*Garden Social at Wylie

Join us at Wylie House on Saturday, July 7 between 10am and 2pm.

Second Street is closed, but Wylie House Museum is still open and we're having a Garden Social on Saturday, July 7 between the hours of 10am and 2pm. We will have period plants for sale as well as bouquets. Costumed interpreters will provide free tours of the Museum on the hour, and the garden will be open for your pleasure. Bring the family and enjoy a bit of old time entertainment.

Jo Burgess
Director, Wylie House Museum
Indiana University Libraries
317 E. Second St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-855-6224
jburges@indiana.edu


*Summer Exhibition at the Lilly Library

Miniature books, most of which are less than three inches tall and some of which are smaller than a penny, have delighted readers for centuries. Popular because they were easily carried or concealed, these historic books range from tiny "Thumb Bibles" to illustrated nursery rhymes. The earliest piece of block printing to which an accurate date can be ascribed--a Japanese wooden block print from about 770 AD--is a miniature scroll and part of the Lilly Library's collections. More than 900 of the library's 16,000 miniatures will be on display.

Four Thousand Years of Miniature Books

June 18 through September 15

Lilly Library Main Gallery

A public opening for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Lilly Library. The opening is free and open to the public.

Featured speaker: Julian I. Edison
Editor, Miniature Book News

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July 09, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 26

Staff News

*Sarah Wyatt Resigns Position

Effective June 22, Sara Wyatt resigned from her position as Office Services Assistant in Library Administration.


*Taemin Park Attends Conference

Taemin K. Park, Associate Librarian, Technical Services attended the 12th International Conference on New Information Technology: Global Digital Library Development in the New Millennium, May 28-31, Beijing, China. Taemin presented a paper entitled Library Education in Information Organization and Access of Networked Resources at the poster session of the conference. The conference was held at and sponsored by the world- renowned Tsinghua University, Beijing as one of the celebration events for its 90th anniversary. Marcia Tuttle International Grant, IUL's Research Leave/Support Grants, and IU Office of International Programs helped the partial cost of her trip to China. A full paper based on the presentation will appear in the Serials Librarian.

Taemin was a moderator for the program "Reform Initiatives in Scholarly Communication" sponsored by ALCTS/Scholoarly Communication Discus- sion Group at the 2001 ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco.


Library News and Events 

*Garden Social at Wylie

Join us at Wylie House on Saturday, July 7 between 10am and 2pm.

Second Street is closed, but Wylie House Museum is still open and we're having a Garden Social on Saturday, July 7 between the hours of 10am and 2pm. We will have period plants for sale as well as bouquets. Costumed interpreters will provide free tours of the Museum on the hour, and the garden will be open for your pleasure. Bring the family and enjoy a bit of old time entertainment.

Jo Burgess
Director, Wylie House Museum
Indiana University Libraries
317 E. Second St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-855-6224
jburges@indiana.edu


*Walden University News

It is summer and Walden is coming! This year the Walden University session will be from July 8 - July 28. Plans are being made for 400 doctoral students and 50 faculty to enjoy the campus and library facilities during that period. Since some groups will leave before the last week, numbers will be smaller toward the end of the month. I know that library staff is prepared to give the excellent and welcoming service that makes the IUB Libraries popular and useful to these summer scholars. Contact Rita Barsun or Jay Wilkerson in the WU Library Liaison Office with any questions you may have about this year's visit.


Submitted by: Pat Steele


*Retrocon Completed

I am pleased to announce that the IUB Technical Services staff have completed the conversion of the manual card catalogs for the Main and campus libraries on the Bloomington campus to online records in IUCAT. June 30, 2001 marks the official completion date of a seven-year-long effort to convert more than 800,000 manually cataloged monographic records to online records.

Even though June 30 is the official completion date, Tim Larson will continue his assignment as Retrospective Conversion Project Manager until the end of August, 2001 in order to provide important clean up and follow up work related to retrocon. During this time, several cataloging staff will also be finishing the last small pockets of non-Roman retrocon.

Over the past three months catalogers joined efforts with Tim and a large group of student assistants to convert the last 55,000 Roman alphabet cards, most of which were from shelf list series cards, and a variety of non-Roman alphabet cards. These cards represent some of the most difficult items to convert. Our staff once again demonstrated their exceptional expertise and dedication by completing the last stage of this project in record time and with remarkable precision, given the nature of the task.

By joining efforts to complete retrocon, catalogers temporarily reduced the amount of time they spent on cataloging newly received materials. Now that the project is finished, staff of the Cataloging Division are resuming their full efforts to catalog new materials.

While backlogs of uncataloged materials have accumulated, staff will be working through these materials as well as those newly received. If library users require immediate access to any of uncataloged items, please feel free to submit a rush cataloging request form. Rush cataloging is usually supplied within 24 hours.

I know that you join me in extending a special thank you and congratulations to the Technical Services Division for their excellent work and outstanding accomplishment in completing retrospective conversion.


Submitted by:  Harriette Hemmasi


*Workshop in Music Cataloging Concludes

The week-long Workshop in Music Cataloging, directed by Ralph Papakhian and Sue Stancu (Cook Music Library), concluded June 29. Participants came from the Univ. of San Diego, Univ. of Rhode Island, Arkansas Tech Univ., Jacksonville Public Library, Library of Congress, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Curtis Institute of Music, Northwestern Univ., and the Univ. of North Florida.

The Workshop included presentations on archival sound recordings (Archives of Traditional Music--Suzanne Mudge), rare music materials (Lilly Library--Stephen Cape), and the Variations Project (Music Library--Emma Dederick-Colon). It concluded with a tour of the Musical Arts Center (Tom Wieligman)


Submitted by:  Ralph Papakhian


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July 13, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 27

Library News and Events


*Plan for Unicorn Changes

The IU Libraries will not implement the 2000 version of Unicorn and instead plan to implement Unicorn 2001 at Thanksgiving. Beginning with Unicorn 2000, all indexing is done in real time (new records added to the database are immediately available in IUCAT, etc.). This process is much improved in Unicorn 2001, making it desirable to postpone the upgrade for a few months. This and other issues that influenced this decision are explained in this week's issue of the Unicorn Update http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update.

To minimize the disruption to IU students, faculty, and staff, the Libraries will be taking advantage of the August time slot previously reserved for the upgrade to make some interface improvements and perform complete keyword re-indexing. Every effort is being made to minimize the impact of the 2001 upgrade on users.


Submitted by: Spencer M. Anspach, co-chair, Communications and Training Working Group


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July 20, 2001 Volume - 28, Number 28

Staff News

*Dung-Lan Chen Accepts Position

Effective July 12, Dung-Lan Chen accepted the position of Approval Plan Specialist in the Acquisitions Division of Technical Services at Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position Dung-Lan worked in Acquisitions as Procurement Coordinator.


*Sad News

Jim Cruse, former employee of the IU Libraries in the 1970s and most recently of the Stanford University Library, died peacefully on July 4, 2001, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by a wide circle of loving friends who will miss his sense of humor, his humanity, and his devotion to his work. Jim began his library career in Reference and ILL at Indiana University; he spent a number of years at the University of Michigan in ILL and Access Services before becoming Assistant Head of Access Services at Stanford in April 1989. He bridged technology changes from manual circulation, to batch, and then into the online environment. Jim's aptitude for technology positioned him to be a major player in SUL's transition to online circulation, both within Access Services and, starting in 1991, in the Library Systems Department. Those wishing to honor Jim may send donations to the San Francisco Zoological Society. Please mention Jim and direct letters to: Sam McIlraith, San Francisco Zoological Society 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco CA 94132-1098. A plaque will be placed in his memory near the Gorilla World exhibit, his favorite place and one that he visited with great enjoyment just two weeks ago.


Library News and Events


*New LOCKSS Technology Testing

LOCKSS stands for "Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe". As the name suggests, it applies contemporary automation to the old idea of pre- venting loss by multiplying copies. LOCKSS provides a bootable floppy disk that converts a generic PC into a preservation appliance. The PC runs an enhanced web cache that collects new issues of the e-journal and continually but slowly compares its contents with other caches. Damage or corruption in content can be repaired from the publisher or from other caches. The intent is to make it feasible and affordable for even smaller libraries to preserve access to the e-journals to which they subscribe. After a successful small initial trial, Stanford University is leading an international team of 40 libraries, with support from National Science Foundation and Sun Microsystems, in beta tests of this technology. At Indiana University, LIT has been an active member of this beta test team for a number of months. LIT hosts one of the caching servers, performing a series of updates to the system as the experiment progresses and contributing feedback to Stanford. Other test sites on the team range from major libraries such as the Library of Congress to smaller ones like the University of Otago in New Zealand. Results of the team's efforts will help development of beta software to be released as open source as a minimum. With experience from the beta tests and further funding, it is hoped to produce a production version in 2002. This summary was drawn from , from which more details on LOCKSS are available.


Submitted by: Ralph Quarles

 

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July 27, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 29

Staff News

*Acquisitions Division Announcement

Happy News from B-Main Acquisitions: The Acquisitions Division is very happy to announce we have filled two vacant positions. Dung-Lan Chen is beginning work as the- Approval Plan Specialist in the Ordering Unit. Johannes van der Genugten is beginning work as the Serials Receiving Specialist in the Serials Receiving Area. Dung-Lan has been an Acquisition Coordinator since 1996. Prior to that she was an Online Chinese Cataloging Assistant in IOCM and also worked as the Collection Development Assistant for the East Asian Collection. Johannes (Hans) Hans received his MLS from IU in 1988. He was the owner/operator of the Bookcellar for ten years. He also operated a web-based bookstore, Taxandria Books, from 1998-1999. In 1999, he commenced working for Customer and Facilities Services in the Library as an Assistant Circulation Supervisor. Last year, he joined the serials check in staff in the Receipts and Accounting Section of Technical Services. Join us in congratulation Hans and Dung-Lan in their new positions.


Submitted by: JoAnne Deeken, Head, Acquisitions Division, Indiana University Libraries

 

*Karissa Tatman accepts position as Conservation Technician

IUB Main Library Preservation Department welcomes Karissa Tatman to its support staff ranks. Karissa has worked as a student assistant in the department since July, 2000 and recently accepted the position of Conservation Technician. She reported in for the first time in her new capacity on Monday, 7/23/01.


Submitted by:  Garry Harrison


*Wen-ling Diana Liu accepts position as Librarian for East Asian Studies

I am pleased to announce that Wen-ling Diana Liu will become the Librarian for East Asian Studies and a member of the Subject & Area Librarians Council effective August 15, 2001. CJK Unit Supervisor in the Area Studies Cataloging Section of the Technical Services Department since April 1999, Wen-ling has served as East Asian Cataloger since 1990. Her affiliation with IU Libraries, however, dates back to her student days in 1977. Wen-ling pursued graduate study in Comparative Literature at Indiana University and has also undertaken course work in Chinese poetry and contemporary Chinese literature. In addition to fluency in Chinese, Wen-ling studied Japanese for several years and has also taken Korean language and culture courses at Indiana University. She received her MLS in Bloomington in 1983. Wen-ling is active nationally in many library and area studies organizations. She currently serves as Treasurer and Executive Board member of the Council on East Asian Libraries, Chair of the OCLC CJK Users Group, and elected member of the Board of Directors of the Chinese American Librarians Association. Please join me in welcoming her to her position. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Search & Screen Committee chaired by Marion Frank-Wilson with members: Carl Horne, BJ Irvine, Mayumi Koide, Tim Larson, Taemin Park, Lynn Struve, and Yasuko Watt.


Submitted by:  Martha Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development


*Tiff Adkins accepts position at IPFW Helmke Library

Effective August 1, Tiff Adkins joined the faculty of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Helmke Library as Reference & Information Services Librarian. In addition to providing general reference service, Tiff will be liaison to the School of Education and the Communication Department. He will coordinate outreach activities to provide library orientation and instruction to beginning students, and work as part of a team developing an academic support center to promote information literacy skills. Tiff has B.S. and M.A. degrees in education from Ball State University, and a M.L.S. from Indiana University (Indianapolis). He has worked as Information Services Librarian at Ball State University, and as a reference assistant at Indiana University East while pursuing his library degree, and also has experience as a middle school teacher and instructor of communication and graphic arts. His phone number is 219-481-6708, and he can be reached by e-mail at adkinst@ipfw.edu


Submitted by: Pamela Sandstrom, Head of Reference & Information Services, IPFW Helmke Library


Library News and Events


*Christopher Walker Awarded ALA Scholarship

Christopher Walker, CONSER/NACO Serials Cataloger (Technical Services IUB), has been selected as the recipient of the American Library Association - Association for Library Collections and Technical Services' Blackwell Student Scholarship Award for 2001. This award was granted by IU's School of Library and Information Science in acknowledgement of Christopher's "commitment and high achievement" as a graduate student who maintains a 4.0 grade point average in the M.L.S. program. Blackwell Publishers endows this substantial scholarship by honoring the author(s) of the year's outstanding monograph, article or original paper in the field of acquisitions, collection development and related areas of resources development in libraries. This year's winner, Dean Suzanne Thorin, chose SLIS to receive the scholarship monies. Our congratulations to Christopher for receiving this prestigious award.


Submitted by:  Sylvia Turchyn, Head, West European Cataloging Section IUB


*Head of Preservation Search and Screen Committee

The search and screen committee for Head of Preservation has been appointed. The committee members are: Phil Bantin, University Archives; Mechael Charbonneau (Chair), Cataloging; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Garry Harrison, Preservation; Vaughn Nuest, Facilities Services; Joel Silver, Lilly Library; Jane Van Auken, Geography and Map Library; Perry Willett, Digital Library Program; Celestina Wroth.


Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB


*Reorganization in Acquisitions Division at IUB

We are happy to announce a slight reorganization inside the Acquisitions Division. Effective 8/1/01, we are realigning some reporting lines. The biggest change affects serials receiving. Currently serials receiving is part of the Accounting/Receiving Unit and reports to Kay Martin. Effective 8/1 serials receiving will merge with Electronic Resources and report to Pam Owens. The majority of Pam's time will continue to be spent dealing with Electronic Resources. But she will be the supervisor for the staff doing serials receiving. This plan will take advantage of Pam's many year's experience with serials material. Her job will be supervisory only and Hans Van der Genugten (see other IUL news article) will handle the day to day questions and responsibilities. We are in the process of updating the contact lists on our Web site. Please join us in thanking Kay Martin for her good work in the past and in congratulating Pam Owens on her new responsibilities.


Submitted by: JoAnne Deeken, Head, Acquisitions Division, IUB Libraries


*Information regarding articles submitted to IUL News

Questions regarding IUL News should be directed to Sheila Hoff at shoff@indiana.edu or 856-0120. Articles for IUL News should be submitted to libnews@indiana.edu in the event articles need to be retrieved by other LHR staff.


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August

August 3, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 30 | August 10, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 31
August 17, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 32 | August 24, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 33
August 31, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 34



August 3, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 30

Staff News

Many of you have heard the news that Melissa McAfee, our Head of Preservation since February 2000, will leave August 13th to become the Library Director of the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, New York. In her tenure here, Melissa has contributed tirelessly to many major new initiatives in the Preservation Department, including establishing a brittle books and mass deacidification program, assisting with grant-writing and fund-raising, and drafting the design for our new Preservation Lab in ALF.

While we wish Melissa all the best in her new endeavors, we welcome Jake Nadal as the Acting Head of Preservation and Visiting Assistant Librarian, effective August 14, 2001. Jake completed a BA with Honors in Music in 1998 from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He then came to Bloomington where he enrolled in SLIS and expects to receive his MLS this December, having pursued coursework such as Library Preservation, the History of the Book, Metadata, Computer Programming for Information Management and User-Centered Database Design.

Jake began to work in the Preservation Department in September 1999, reformatting brittle books, and became the Brittle Books Coordinator a year later. With two years of experience in the Preservation Department, Jake is familiar with most of their current projects as well as trends in the field. He worked previously in the Fort Vancouver Regional Library.

I appreciate Jake's willingness to take on this major responsibility during a time of great activity and promise in the Preservation Department.

Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean & Director Collection Development IUB Libraries


Library News and Events

*Unicorn Update

Unicorn Update: http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update

August 3, 2001 Issue #17

In this issue:

* Preview the upcoming OPAC changes

* The return of "Lost and Missing"

* Outage schedule for August

The Unicorn Update is a bi-weekly news update created by the Sirsi Communications and Training Working Group to inform staff about our new Unicorn (Sirsi) System. This issue is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update. Past issues are archived at this site.


Submitted by:  Diane Dallis

*Citations with bibliographic software

FRUSTRATIONS WITH FOOTNOTES? Manage your citations with bibliographic software.

Students, faculty and staff on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses will soon have free access to the three premier bibliographic management software packages: Endnote, Procite and Reference Manager. With these tools you will be able maintain a database of your references and citations and create bibliographies instantly. Say goodbye to index cards and manage your data more effectively with these powerful research aids.

On August 13th the software will be available to download for free through IUware Online, and it will also go on sale as a single CD at the IU Bookstores on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Cost for the CD will be $5.00.

For more information about the three applications, go to: http://www.isiresearchsoft.com. The software is being made available through a three-year site license paid for by the IU Libraries in Bloomington and Indianapolis, and UITS. If access is needed urgently prior to August 13th please contact Mark Lynch at cdware@indiana.edu

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August 10, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 31

Staff News

*Xiaoqiang (Kirby) Cheng accepts positoin at IUSB

The IUSB Schurz Library is pleased to welcome Xiaoqiang (Kirby) Cheng as our new Head of Library Information Technology. Kirby received his MLS from the University of Texas at Austin and was most recently employed by Hendrix College Library in Arkansas. You may reach Kirby at xicheng@iusb.edu or (219) 237-4421.
 
Submitted by: Michele C. Russo, Director of Library Services, IUSB

*DeLoice Holiday accepts position at IUB

I am pleased to announce the appointment of DeLoice Holiday as the Multicultural Outreach Librarian in Undergraduate Library Services effective August 20, 2001. DeLoice has been the Coordinator of the Science Information Center at the Helmke Library at IPFW since its inception in 1998. DeLoice directed the services and activities of the center and served as the liaison to the science and engineering programs on the Fort Wayne campus.

In her work with the Science Information Center, DeLoice provided reference and information assistance to the IPFW campus and the wider northeast Indiana community. Prior to the opening of the Science Information Center, DeLoice was the science librarian in the Information Support Services Department in the Helmke Library. She participated in the instruction program and in providing reference.

DeLoice received her MLS from IU-Bloomington and her B.A. in English and Linguistics from Indiana University at IPFW. While she was in SLIS, DeLoice worked in the Main Library's Government Publications Department. In her new position DeLoice will develop outreach, educational and collection-specific programs and activities to promote library services to students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. She will also be the liaison to the Office of Academic Support & Diversity and the Campus Cultural Centers.

I would also like to thank the Search & Screen Committee for their work under the leadership of Diane Dallis, Chair: James Castrataro, Debra Lynn Thorson, June Cargile, Emma Dederick-Colon, and Wen-Ling Liu.

Submitted by:  Martha Brogan, Associate Dean, IUB Libraries

*Announcements

Effective July 27, Robert Gowin resigned from his position as Branch Coordinator in the Life Sciences Library at Bloomington.

Effective August 6, Steven Ingeman resigned from his position as Office Services Supervisor in Customer and Access Services at Bloomington.

Effective August 1, Chris Lipscombe resigned from his position as Computer Support Assistant for Technical Services at Bloomington.

Effective August 10, Harold Stone resigned from his position as Document Delivery Services Assistant in Customer and Access Services at Bloomington.

Effective August 3, Rayna Stowe resigned from her position as Serials Control Coordinator in Technical Services at Bloomington.

Effective July 27, Elizabeth Sullivan resigned from her position as Stacks Maintenance and Public Service Assistant in the Business/SPEA Library to accept a position with the Law Library at Bloomington.

Effective July 23, Karissa Tatman accepted the position of Library Conservation Technician in the Preservation Department at Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Karissa worked in the Preservation Department as a student employee. She will receive an MLS degree in August.


Library News and Events

*Walden University

The 2001 Summer Session for Walden University on the Bloomington campus has been successfully concluded. I join Rita Barsun, Jay Wilkerson, and the WU student staff in thanking you for the excellent IU Libraries service you extended to the summer scholars. They were glowing with praise and thanks.


Submitted by:  Pat Steele

*Program for Cooperative Cataloging

Two New I.U. Appointments to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

Gary Charbonneau (Systems Librarian, Library Information Technology Dept.) has been appointed as Chair of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Standing Committee on Automation (SCA) effective October 2001. This committee identifies automation issues to be resolved in order to provide a more timely availability of bibliographic and authority records in a more cost-effective manner. In addition, the SCA formulates plans to present PCC requirements to vendors and facilitates cooperation among Program participants and the bibliographic utilities.

Mechael Charbonneau (Head, Cataloging Division, IUB Technical Services Dept.) has been appointed as Member of the PCC BIBCO Operations Committee effective October 2001. This group establishes operational procedures, suggests changes to policies and practices, develops and maintains documentation, and contributes to the development of standards for monographic publications and integrating resources in all formats.

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging is an international cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing reliable, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets the agreed upon standards of libraries around the world. Indiana University is an active participant in all four of the PCC programs: Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO), Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO), Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program (BIBCO) and the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER). By participating in these various programs, Indiana University benefits from the increased availability of shared bibliographic and authority records that enables us to perform cataloging in a more cost-effective manner.

Congratulations to both Gary and Mechael on these significant and important appointments. Through their service on these committees they will be positioned to influence the objectives, policies, and standards on the largest cooperative cataloging operations in the world. Likewise, they will share knowledge and expertise gained through this external service with colleagues at IU, thereby enhancing our local practices and efficiencies.

Submitted by: Phyllis Davidson and Harriette Hemmasi

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August 17, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 32

Staff News

*Steven Williams accepts position at IUB Libraries

I am pleased to announce that Steven Williams has accepted the Serials Control Coordinator position in the Serials Receiving Unit, Acquisitions Division, Technical Services Department effective August 20, 2001. Steven has been the Circulation Supervisor in Customer and Access Services Department since September 21, 2000. Prior to this, Steven worked in the Periodicals Department, Camden Carroll Library at Morehead State University. His duties there included maintenance of bound and unbound periodicals and the preparation of periodicals for bindery shipment. We welcome Steven to the unit.

Submitted by: Pam Owens

*Fall Faculty/Staff Golf Tournament

Mark Your Calendars!

Annual Faculty/Staff Fall Golf Tournament September 12, 2001
Printable registration forms available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~recsport/specialevents/fsgolfs01.html
Sponsored by the Division of Recreational Sports at the IU Championship Golf Course

Proceeds to benefit the HPER Library!

Fee: $28 for members & $42 for non-members Includes:

*Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on the course

*Green fees

*Cart fees

*Great door prizes

*Awards

*Hole Contests

*Hole-in-One contests on par 3's - win $10,000 in cash, a cruise

or airline tickets anywhere in US

For more information and a registration form, please visit us at http://www.indiana.edu/~recsport/specialevents/fsgolfs01.html. Please forward this e-mail to your colleagues across campus -- the more the merrier! Registration forms are also available at the HPER Library.


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August 24, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 33

Staff News

*Shawny Taysom accepts position at IUB

Effective August 20, Shawny Taysom accepted the position of Administrative Secretary to the Ruth Lilly University Dean of University Libraries at Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Shawny worked at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young.

*Free Bibliographic Software now available

Students, faculty, and staff on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses now have free access to the three premier bibliographic management software packages: EndNote, ProCite and Reference Manager. Thanks to a site license funded by the IU Libraries and UITS, the software is now available for free download from IUware Online and for $5 plus tax on CD from the IU Bookstore. The CD contains EndNote 5 for Macintosh and Windows, ProCite 5 for Windows, ProCite 4.03 for Macintosh, and Reference Manager 9.5 for Windows. Faculty and staff may place departmental orders for CDs at: http://iuware.indiana.edu/deptorder Students who can't come to a campus may order software by mail at: http://www.indiana.edu/~dsl/software/offcampus Software downloads are restricted to computers with IUB IP addresses. Those with other IP addresses should see: http://bell.ucs.indiana.edu/edit/akal.html For help using EndNote, ProCite, or Reference Manager, visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~libweb/bibsoftisi/index.php3


Library News and Events


*News from the Digital Library Program (DLP)

On Thursday, August 23, the Digital Library Program launched its newly-redesigned web site. Initial work on the site design was completed by a team of SLIS students working on a project for Katy Boerner's Human Computer Interaction class, Stace Chow, Jiah Kim, Natalia Minibayeva, and Min Xiao. The students worked with Deborah Horn, Content Analysis and Interface Design Specialist for the Digital Library Program. Once the class project had been completed, the DLP Administrative Team began working with Horn and Jenn Riley, Digital Media Specialist, to refine the design. Jenn implemented the changes and maintains the web site. Please visit the new web site and give us your feedback: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu. There's a form linked from the home page to send us your comments. To coincide with the beginning of the fall semester, the DLP has extended access to the DIDO Image Bank http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/dido to all campuses of Indiana University. Previously, this art image resource has only been accessible on the Bloomington campus. The image bank includes approximately 20,000 images from the Fine Arts Slide Collection, which serves the Department of the History of Art. Working leadership from Slide Librarian Eileen Fry, we will be appointing DIDO advisory group. Comprised of librarians and faculty, this group will meet throughout the coming academic year to advise on enhancements to DIDO and ways to provide improved service to users on all campuses. Currently, image selection for DIDO is determined by the teaching needs of the School of Fine Arts.

Submitted by: Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program


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August 31, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 34

Staff News

*JoAnne Deeken accepts new position

JoAnne Deeken has accepted the position of Head, Technical Services and Digital Access at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, effective December 1, 2001.

JoAnne joined the IU Libraries in early 1999 as the first Head of Acquisitions and Assistant Director of Technical Services for the newly formed Technical Services Department. During the short time that JoAnne has been here, she has taken a leadership role in many areas, most significantly in the reorganization and formation of the unit and the migration from Notis to Unicorn. She has initiated substantial improvements in the Acquisitions Division's workflow and procedures and has conscientiously worked with staff in her unit and throughout the Libraries to increase efficiencies, understanding and cooperation, and the overall level of service.

JoAnne's last working day at IU has not yet been determined, nor has her temporary replacement been decided. These announcements will follow, along with a nationally advertised search.

While JoAnne's expertise and many contributions to the IU Libraries will be missed, I know that you join me in thanking her for her excellent work and wishing her well in this new position at the University of Tennessee.
 

Submitted by: Harriette Hemmasi, IUB, Associate Dean of Libraries & Director of Technical Services

*ISI Bibliographic Training for IU Librarians and Staff

Next week, Randy Wright will be visiting us from ISI ResearchSoft to deliver a full slate of demonstrations and training sessions on three bibliographic management software packages: EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager. Beginning this semester, students, faculty and staff on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses have free access to these packages, thanks to a collaboration between the IU Libraries and UITS. For more information see:http://www.bibsoft.indiana.edu.

Randy will be in Bloomington on September 4 and Indianapolis September 5. A detailed schedule of these events on each day follows, along with information on who to contact to sign up for them.

IU Bloomington: Tuesday, September 4, 2001

9:00-10:00 General presentation and overview of all

products for librarians and IT staff

Library E174. .

11:00-1:00 Hands-on train the trainer session on

EndNote HPER 154 (27 workstations)

2:00-3:30 Individual consultations with trainers

LETRS seminar room

4:00-5:00 General presentation and overview of all

products for the public and users

Indiana Memorial Union, Oak Room

(holds 60)

Please sign up for all sessions with Anne Haines ahaines@indiana.edu.

IUPUI: Wednesday, Sept. 5th.

8:30-9:30 General presentation and overview of all

three products for librarians and LSPs

(UL Auditorium)

9:45-11:45 Train-the-trainers in Endnote only

(UL 1130) seats 30 people

Noon-1:00 Presentation for end-users of all three

products (UL Auditorium)

1:00-1:30 End-user follow-up questions

(UL Auditorium)

**2:30-4:00 Train-the-trainers in Reference Manager

only (IB 318/319) Medical Library

Classroom-20 people.

-------------- **RSVP for these sessions to Julie Fore, jfore@iupui.edu, as space is limited.


Library News and Events


*Unicorn Indexing Changes

See this week's issue of the Unicorn Update at http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update for information about indexing changes
being made this weekend and how they will affect users of WebCat as well as WorkFlows.

Submitted by: Spencer M. Anspach, IUB, co-chair, Communications and Training Working Group

*Master Calendar

DON'T FORGET TO USE THE LIBRARY MASTER CALENDAR!

There is a master calendar in Libraries Human Resources where we list meetings, training sessions, and events that have been widely announced. If you are scheduling a meeting, event, etc., it is essential that you add this information to the calendar and check for conflicts. The master calendar is located in the Libraries Human Resources Office and on our web page at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/master2001.html http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/master2001.html. It is now also in the Public Folders of Outlook! You will only be able to view the calendar so if there is anything that you want to change or add to it, please send Sheila Hoff shoff@indiana.edu or 856-0120) the information. It then will be put on the Outlook calendar for you. In order to view the calendar, scroll down your Outlook folder list to "Public Folders". Keep opening folders until you come to "All Public Folders", "Departments", "BL-Library", "BL-Master Calendar". Once you find it, you can make a shortcut by adding it to the Outlook bar on the left side, by clicking on it and dragging it over to that bar. Again, if you have any questions or would like to add something to the calendar, contact Sheila Hoff.
 

*David Lasocki Interview published in Tibia

The world's leading woodwind journal, Tibia, has just published an interview in German with David Lasocki (Head of Reference Services, Cook Music Library) under the title "David Lasocki -- Forscher in Sachen Holzblasinstrumente." This is the fourth time that Dr. Lasocki has been interviewed in print about his research.


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September

September 7, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 35 | September 14, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 36
September 21, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 37 | September 28, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 38



September 7, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 35

Library News and Events

*Elizabeth Larson participates in Law School's Faculty Exchange Program

Through the Law School's faculty exchange program with the Adilet Higher Law School, I was able to spend the month of May working in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This exchange is funded by a Soros Foundation grant and is administered by Professor Joseph Hoffmann of IU's School of Law.

Kazakhstan, located in Central Asia and rich in oil and gas, was part of the Soviet Union but is now an independent nation. While Kazakh is now the official language there, Russian is still the lingua franca (for now--this is expected to change over the next decade). I majored in Russian Studies at UCLA and took a Russian language course here at IU this past Spring to refresh my memory, so I was able to converse with the locals, find my way around the city, and work in Adilet's law library. Thanks to Adilet's sister-school programs with law schools at IU, the University of Westminster (in London), and Lewis & Clark College (in Oregon), the library has a large collection of English-language books. However, because nobody on the library staff reads English, none of the books had been entered into the online catalog. During my stay, I transliterated into Cyrillic the title, author's name, and publication information for each book. In addition, I translated the subject matter of each book into Russian. This enabled the library staff to finally enter the books into the online catalog. I also took an inventory of the library's English-language collection so that Professor Hoffmann can determine which books to purchase for Adilet with the Soros grant money earmarked for book purchases.

Everyone I met in Kazakhstan was incredibly friendly and hospitable, the mountains were gorgeous, and the food was delicious. I had a wonderful time!

Submitted by: Elizabeth Larson

*Representatives from Research Libraries Group (RLG) to visit IUB Libraries

September 12-14, 2001 Sue Marsh and Karen Smith-Yoshimura will be visiting the IUB Libraries.

Sue is the RLG Program Officer and Karen is the RLG Manager of Bibliographic Initiatives.

Sue and Karen will be meeting with various library groups during their visit, and several of those meetings will be open to all library staff or to targeted audiences.

Please join us at the open sessions which include:

Wednesday, 9/12
10:30-1200, Room E174

RLG Overview Update (Sue & Karen)

including Cultural Materials Resource dem

and use of original script features in RLG

databases

Target Audience: all staff

1:30-3:00, Room E172

Eureka training (Sue)

Target Audience: public service librarians

3:00-4:30, Room E172

Eureka training (Sue)

Target Audience: public service librarians

Thursday, 9/13
1:30-3:30, Room E172

Tech Services' use of the Sirsi SmartPort

Z39.50 client to retrieve MARC records from the

RLG Union Catalog

Target Audience: technical services staff and Lit

Friday, 9/14
9:30-11:00, Room E174

SHARES partnership (Karen & Sue)

Target Audience: ILL, CAS, Tech Services

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September 14, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 36

Staff News

*IUPUI University Library announces new Development officer

The University Library of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has announced the appointment of Mary Ann Houff Shields, CFRE, as Development Officer and External Relations Team Leader. Relocating from Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Ann will provide direction and development of the annual and long-term fundraising and promotion of the University Library, in a dual assignment shared with the Indiana University Foundation Indianapolis. Private and public funds raised as part of the recently announced IUPUI Comprehensive Campaign maintain and enhance the annual operations, programs and services represented in the University Library budget of $7.5M - $8M. The IUPUI University Library serves over 28,000 IUPUI students, as well as the citizens of Central Indiana.

While in Atlanta, Mary Ann provided leadership for several community non-profit organizations, including service as Director of Development and Public Relations for the First Montessori School of Atlanta, Capital Campaign Director of Zoo Atlanta for the Campaign for Giant Pandas, and as Director of Development and Communications Director of The Devereux Center in Georgia, a psychiatric facility for teens.

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Mary Ann has served as Chair, Greater Atlanta Chapter NSFRE Interstate Conference, and as the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Region IV Conference Registrar and AHP Foundation Georgia Campaign Chair. Subsequent to receiving an MA in English from Georgia State University, Mary Ann continued her studies in Finance and Management and in Education.

Active in community service, Mary Ann has volunteered with the Central Indiana Biking Association, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and Neotropical Migratory Bird Banding Project of Zoo Atlanta, and is a member of the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library


*Temporary reassignments in Technical Services at IUB

Jackie Byrd has been appointed Interim Head of the Acquisitions Division, effective mid-October. Jackie is currently head of the Area Studies Cataloging Unit and has been a Slavic cataloger at IU for the last 18 years. Prior to that she worked in the former Automated Processing Department as a subject authority assistant and as an online cataloger and catalog editor.

Because of language expertise, Jackie and the Area Studies staff have been involved in ordering and receiving area studies materials via Unicorn. Since the time of the Unicorn implementation, Jackie has been an active participant in the acquisitions managers group.

Carl Horne will serve as interim head of the Area Studies Cataloging unit. Carl is a member of the unit and has been a Slavic cataloger at IU for the past 16 years. He has also been a collection manager for Slavic materials for the last 10 years. Carl is a BIBCO (cataloging) trainer in the national Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

The IU Libraries are fortunate to have two such capable and willing individuals to step into these important management positions. Please join me in welcoming Jackie and Carl to their new roles and in providing them with the support and cooperation they need to maintain effective service and leadership.

 

Submitted by: Harriette Hemmasi, Associate Dean and Director of Technical Services, IUB

*Staff Updates

Effective September 6, Paula Bremer resigned from her position as Office Services and International Technical Services Coordinator in Government Publications at IU-Bloomington.

Effective September 7, Marty Chambers accepted the Office Services Assistant position in Customer and Access Services. Prior to accepting this position Marty was Document Delivery Services Assistant in Customer and Access Services at IU-Bloomington.

Effective August 24, Heidi Detrick resigned from her position as Acquisitions Control Coordinator in Technical Services at IU-Bloomington.

Effective September 7, Jamie Marquart resigned from his position as Digital Library Systems Administrator in the Digital Library Program at IU-Bloomington.

Effective September 10, Victoria McQueen accepted the Acquisitions Coordinator position in Technical Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Victoria worked at Mooresville Public Library as an Assistant Librarian. She has an MLS from Indiana University.

Effective September 8, Natalia Rome-Lindval resigned from her position as Electronic Text Specialist in the Digital Library Program at IU-Bloomington.

Effective September 3, Brian Winterman accepted the Campus Library Coordinator position in the Life Sciences Library at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Brian worked in Customer and Access Services as Assistant Circulation Supervisor. He is currently working toward an MLS.

Library News and Events

 
*Phil Bantin receives prestigious awards

Phil Bantin was recently awarded the Fellow's Ernst Posner Award from the Society of American Archivists for his article: "The Indiana University Electronic Records Management Strategy - Revisited." The Posner Award recognizes the author(s) of an outstanding article dealing with some facet of archival administration, history, theory and/or methodology that was published during the preceding year in the American Archivist. Past recipients include James M. O'Toole, Helen Tibbo, Avra S. Michelson, Jeff Rothenberg, Frederick J. Stielow, and the Working Group on Standards for Archival Description. The Award, a certificate and a cash prize funded by the Fellows of the Society of American Archivists, is presented in late summer during SAA's annual meeting.

At the Spring 2001 meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference, Phil was also awarded the Margaret Cross Norton Award for another of his articles. The Midwest Archives Conference is the largest regional organization of archivists in the country. Every two years it presents the Margaret Cross Norton Award for the best article for that 2 year period appearing in its journal Archival Issues. Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference. Phil's article "Strategies for Managing Electronic Records: A New Archival Paradigm? An Affirmation of Our Archival Traditions?" was judged the best article published in Archival Issues during 1998-1999.

Congratulations to Phil for his outstanding accomplishments as well as his continuing service to the IU Libraries and IU community.

Submitted by:  Harriette Hemmasi, Associate Dean and Director of Technical Services, IUB


*Indiana Special Libraries Association (InSLA) Fall 2001 Program

Indiana Special Libraries Association (InSLA) Fall 2001 Program: From Science Information to Science Informatics: Parallels and Paradoxes in Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Speaker: Dr. Gary Wiggins, Indiana University

Time/Date: 5:30 Thursday, October 11, 2001

Place: Eli Lilly Corporate Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN

Please put the event on your calendar!

Dr. Wiggins will provide an overview of recent trends in science information and science informatics. He will examine the "case study" examples of molecular biology and chemistry, and provide predictions for future developments. Dr. Wiggins will also discuss the significance of the newly created School of Informatics at Indiana University.

Please note that due to the need for security badges, your registration with payment must be received by Friday September 28. Thank you! Security Badges will be prepared ahead of time and be available at the door.

About the Speaker:

GARY WIGGINS' BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Gary Wiggins is Head of the Indiana University Chemistry Library and Coordinator of IU's seven science libraries on the Bloomington campus. Dr. Wiggins is author of the book Chemical Information Sources and the list owner of CHMINF-L (the Chemical Information Sources Discussion List). Dr. Wiggins directs the Joint Special Libraries Association/American Chemical Society Clearinghouse for Chemical Information Instructional Materials. He also maintains a Web guide to Internet and other chemistry resources, CHEMINFO, Chemical Information Sources from Indiana University ().

Dr. Wiggins teaches chemical information courses in the IU Department of Chemistry and directs a joint program to train chemical information specialists in the School of Library and Information Science. He is also the Director of the Programs in Bioinformatics and Chemical Informatics in the newly created School of Informatics at Indiana University. In 1998, he received the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information (CINF)'s highest award, the Herman Skolnik Award for outstanding contributions in the field of chemical information.

Program Summary:

The rapid transition from print to electronic forms of communication has been happening in all areas of science, but it is perhaps most dramatically evident in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology. In some respects, developments in the two disciplines have been parallel, mirroring the electronic revolution in other areas of science. However, two very different cultures have evolved with regard to key aspects of the primary and secondary information in chemistry and molecular biology. This is reflected in the vast amount of free information in the latter, and the relative paucity of free sources of information in the former. Now the two subjects are moving even closer as genomic research evolves to the next plateau, proteomics. Informatics is forging links between the two areas that have not existed before.

Program Agenda:

4:15 p.m. Indiana SLA Board meeting (open to all); 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Registration with beverage service 5:45 Tour of Eli Lilly Information Services 6:15 Buffet Dinner 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. Informatics Program with time for Questions/Answers

Meal Details:

Deli buffet dinner including sliced turkey, ham, and chicken; vegetarian options; homemade cookies and beverages.

Directions and Parking:

FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-65 North to Indianapolis. Proceed west on I-70 to the McCarty Street exit. Turn right at the first stop light, this will be McCarty Street. McCarty Street will run directly into the entrance of Eli Lilly. Take a right turn around the fountain and proceed into the guest parking area. There will be visitor parking on the right side. After parking, walk into the front reception area and a Lilly employee will escort the group(s) to the meeting area.

FROM DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS: Take Meridian Street south to McCarty Street and take a left at McCarty Street. McCarty Street will run directly into the entrance of Eli Lilly. Take a right turn around the fountain and proceed into the guest parking area. There will be visitor parking on the right side. After parking, walk into the front reception area and a Lilly employee will escort the group(s) to the meeting area.

A map and additional driving information will be posted on the Indiana SLA website. See: http://birch.palni.edu/~insla/

Questions:

If you have questions, please contact Randall -- Phone: (317)-274-3668 Fax: (317) 278-2300 Email: rahalver@iupui.edu

Randall Halverson IUPUI University Library 755 W. Michigan Indianapolis, IN 46202

Registration:

Please mail the registration form to Randall with check made out to In-SLA.

Your name:

Title:

Organization/Address

Phone:

Email:

Check one:

___$20 Special Libraries Association member

___ $25 Non-member

___ $12 Student Rate

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September 21, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 37

Staff News
*Adam Wead accepts position at Cook Music Library, IUB

Effective September 17, Adam Wead has accepted the position of Library Administrative Office and Acquisitions Supervisor (Library Associate II), in the Cook Music Library. Formerly he was Circulation Assistant Supervisor (Library Associate I) in the Cook Music Library

Submitted by: Mary Wallace Davidson, Cook Music Library, IUB

*Randall Floyd accepts position with the Digital Library Program, IUB

I am happy to announce that Randall Floyd started work in the Digital Library Program on Thursday, September 20 as our new Digital Library System Administrator. This position was previously held by Jamie Marquart.

Randall comes to IU from WAM!NET, Inc., where he was a network engineer based at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. Prior to that, he had served as a system administrator for both BlueMarble Telecom and Otis Elevator in Bloomington. Randall has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Southwest Missouri State University.

Please join me in welcoming Randall to IU!

Submitted by: Jon Dunn, Digital Library Program, IUB

*Barbara Cox accepts position at the Geosciences Library, IUB

Effective September 18, Barbara Cox accepted the position of Senior Campus Library Assistant in the Geosciences Library at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position Barbara worked at Hillcrest Research Center in the Psychology Department at IU-Bloomington. She has a BA in Fine Arts from IU.

*Jonathan Herr accepts position with Document Delivery Services, IUB

Effective September 19, Jonathan Herr accepted the position of Document Delivery Services Assistant in Customer and Access Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position Jonathan worked as Assistant Circulation Supervisor in Customer and Access Services.

Library News and Events

*R. Michael Fling appointed to position as Assistant Editor of Notes

R. Michael Fling, Assistant Head and Collection Development Librarian, Cook Music Library, has been appointed to one of two positions as Assistant Editor of Notes, The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, beginning with volume 57 (September 2001). He will oversee the final versions of all the articles, the reviews of scores, and the "Notes for Notes" section.

Submitted by: Mary Wallace Davidson, Cook Music Library, IUB

*Upcoming grant opportunities and deadlines

Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund
To provide partial support for new projects of faculty and librarians from at least two different disciplines.
Deadlines: October 15, 2001 and February 25, 2002
http://www.iub.edu/~deanfac/download/multidisc.html

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
To support digitization of unique local print resources; to support retrospective conversion; to fund innovative technological application to library information services.
Deadline: November 15, 2001
http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/ldo/LSTamenu.HTML

Arts & Humanities Initiative
To encourage and support research and creative activity in the arts and humanities by IU faculty.
Deadline: December 1, 2001

IMLS National Leadership Grants
To provide models that can be widely adapted or replicated by others to extend the benefit of federal support. This program funds three broad areas: 1) Education and Training supports training and education in library and information science, including traineeships, institutes, graduate fellowships and other programs. Education and training proposals should address recruitment and retention issues as well as intended learning outcomes. <<...OLE_Obj...>> 2) Research and Demonstration encourages strong proposals for research in library science and for demonstration projects to test potential solutions to problems in real-world situations. <<...OLE_Obj...>> 3) Preservation or Digitization of Library Materials helps to preserve and/or digitize library resources.
Deadline: February 1, 2002
http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nlgl.asp#vitals

If you have questions about any of these programs, or if you are planning to submit a proposal, please contact Eric Bartheld at 856-4817 or ebarthel@indiana.edu

*Robert Darnton to speak on E-Books next week

Princeton University's endowed professor of European History, Robert Darnton, will give two public lectures next week on the Bloomington campus. Of special interest is his Tuesday, Sept. 25th History of the Book Seminar on E-BOOKS AND OLD BOOKS: PUBLISHING AND THE BOOK TRADE FROM THE ENLIGHTEN- MENT TO THE INTERNET. The lecture is based on Darnton's Presidential Address for the American Historical Association which appeared in the February 2000 issue of THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW and as an e-article in a website created by Jian Liu, IU Reference Librarian. The title of that article is "An Early Information Society: News and the Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris," and to get an idea both of the possibilities of e-articles and e-books and a preview of what Darnton is likely to be talking about with us, you might consult that website at:

http://www.indiana.edu/~ahr/darnton

Professor Darnton's stay in Bloomington will begin with his Branigin lecture, POETRY AND POLICE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PARIS, to be given on MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Club of the Indiana Memorial Union. 

Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development, IUB 

*2001 Staff merit Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for 2001 Staff Merit Awards!

Two $1,000* awards will be awarded to staff members in each of three categories:

Service Staff - includes Service Maintenance/Food Service/General Supervision/ Stagehands (SM/FS/GS/TE)

Support Staff - includes Support Staff/Nurses/Nursing Assistants (SS/NU/NA)

Professional Staff (PA/PB/PC) below level 16

Full-time appointed staff members working at Bloomington with at least three (3) years of continuous service are eligible. Nominations may be made by anyone. Final selections will be made by committees appointed by Bloomington Campus Chancellor Sharon Stephens Brehm, with representation from the employee groups involved. The finalists will be interviewed by the committees.

Criteria, as in past years, include:

1. Demonstration of a positive attitude toward one's job and the University

2. Exemplary job performance

3. Good attendance record (persons who have had surgery or a chronic illness, or have been on approved FMLA will not be penalized)

4. Demonstrated special effort toward improving Indiana University for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other University associates.

The deadline for nominating employees for the Staff Merit Awards is Oct. 9, 2001. Forms may be obtained by contacting University Human Resource Services at 855-2172 or printed from http://www.indiana.edu/~hrm/Newsbox/staffmeritaward.html

*Applicable federal, state, and local taxes will be withheld as required by law.  

*New Library Committee

To assist in the implementation of diversity initiatives in the Libraries Strategic Plan (Issue 4: to create a climate that values diversity), I will be convening a Libraries Diversity Committee. The Committee will take the lead in developing and promoting activities and programs in the areas of diversity. If you are interested in participating on the Libraries Diversity Committee or you would like more information please contact me at 855-8165, or send an e-mail to: ycooperb@indiana.edu.  

Submitted by: Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, Libraries Human Resources Officer,IUB


*Herron Library Book Art displayed at IUPUI University Library

The Herron Art Library, located on the Herron School of Art campus is home to a growing and unique collection of artists' books. Currently on exhibit through September 28 at the IUPUI University Library are unique art objects, which demonstrate the vast variety of book structures, bindings, materials, concepts, and content that artists integrate into their creative processes to make a 'book'. The books, or metaphors, explore the container of the written work as a sculptural form, representing artists' ideas that challenge the notion of the traditional book.

In an interview, "Speaking of Book Art: Interviews with British and American Book Artists," by Cathy Courtney, Julie Chen, a California book artist states, "The fact that the reader is first presented with a package that can be opened in order to get to the book is a very deliberate choice on my part. I want to create a sense of mystery and anticipation, of having to 'go through' something before getting to the work."

Julie Chen's works, "Time, Space, Geometry," "World Without End," and "Leavings" are included in the University Library display. Other artists represented within the Herron Library collection display include Carol June Barton, Paul Brown, Matt Eberle, Sharry L. Herbertz, Charles Hobson, Mei-Ling Hom, M. Howe, Rita McDonald, Claire Maziarczyk, Lois Morrison, Emily Payne, Maria G. Pisano, Carol Schwartzott, Patricia Scobey, Bonnie Stahlecker, Heather Weston, and Jody Williams.

The display of "Book Arts at the Herron Art Library - Highlights for Fall 2001" is located in the Level One Lobby of the IUPUI University Library, 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking available in the North Street Garage. For further information, please call (317) 278-0232. The artists' books at the Herron Art Library may be viewed by appointment. Please call 920-2433 to schedule an appointment.  

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, IUPUI University Library   

*IUPUI University Library Opens IUPUI Philanthropy display

"IUPUI: A Study in Philanthropy, 1914-2001," is now on display in the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library located in the IUPUI University Library. Using original materials housed in the collection of the IUPUI University Library Special Collections and Archives, the exhibit portrays the impact of philanthropy on the history of the IUPUI campus and its surrounding community. The display is available to the public through December 2001.

Philanthropy has shaped the IUPUI campus in many ways. Gifts of buildings, technology, educational resources, endowments, and research grants have had a positive effect for the campus, benefiting students, faculty and staff, as well as the citizens of central Indiana. The display images and text represent the range of gifts to IUPUI since the early years and identifies the individuals and organizations whose generosity have helped shape the face of the campus.

A second component of philanthropy at IUPUI reflected in the display is the service of students, faculty and staff given in return to the central Indiana community. As an urban university located in the heart of Indianapolis, the IUPUI community has had the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and philanthropic efforts over the years that have been in response to the special needs of the larger community.

The Payton Philanthropic Studies Library display of "IUPUI: A Study in Philanthropy, 1914-2001," is located on Level Two of the IUPUI University Library and is accessible during regular library hours. For more information, contact the IUPUI University Library Special Collections and Archives at (317) 274-0464 or speccoll@iupui.edu 

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, IUPUI University Library

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September 28, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 38

Staff News

*Interim Brittle Books Coordinator hired, IUB

The Preservation Department is pleased to welcome Sarah Anderson as our interim Brittle Books Coordinator. Sarah will be primarily responsible for overseeing our bibliographer review program and our scan and print reformatting services. Sarah has already been involved in reformatting and mass deacidification activities with the Preservation Department for over two years. She brings great expertise and a proven record of attentiveness and initiative to this job. Sarah is working on her MLS here at SLIS and has previous experience at the Navy Medical Library in San Diego, California, where she worked in technical services, circulation, and reference. We hope you will join us in welcoming Sarah Anderson to her new position. 
 

Submitted by: Jake Nadal, Acting Head, Preservation Dept., IUB  

*Training & Development Programs offered at IUB

IU Training and Development Programs are offered by University Human Resource Services. Some sessions are specifically designed for supervisors/managers, some are for support staff and some are of general interest and are open to all employees. You can access the programs on-line and register electronically at: http://www.indiana.edu/~hrm/td

Listed below are the upcoming programs for October.

Supervisory/Management Programs:

Analyzing Your Processes for Quality Customer Service Oct. 1, 2001, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Poplars 181

Developing an Emotionally Intelligent Workplace, Oct. 15, 2001, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Poplars 181

Managing Change: the Human Factor, Oct. 17, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

How to Develop a Performance Appraisal Systems, Oct. 19, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

Dealing with an Employee's Attitude Problems, Oct. 23, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

Supervising Student Employees, Oct. 24, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

Promoting Civility, Oct. 24, 2001, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Poplars 181

Time Management for Busy Supervisors, Oct. 26, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

General Interest Programs:

Building Bridges: Communicating for Improved Work Relationships, Oct. 2, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

Honing Emotional Intelligence, Oct. 8, 2001, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Poplars 181

Developing an Office Procedures Manual, Oct. 9, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181 Oct. 30, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 101

Gender Talk, Oct. 16, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

Practical Introduction to Records and Information Management, Oct. 22, 2001, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Poplars 181

Lunch and Learn:

Beating the Burn Out Blues, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., IMU Distinguished Alumni Room

Bridging the Gen-X and Baby Boomer Gap, Nov. 1, 2001, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., IMU Distinguished Alumni Room

Support Staff Programs:

Purchasing Procedures, Oct 1, 2001, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Poplars 181

Telephone Tactics, Oct. 3, 2001, 1:00- 4:004 p.m., Poplars 181

ETC Advanced Series 2001-2002, Change and Accountability, Oct. 17, 2001, 9:00-12:00 noon, IMU Persimmon

Excellence Training for Clericals (ETC):

The ETC Program is a ten-month training program with classes meeting two days each month for two and a half hours each session. The content is structured around four major areas: communication, business skills, computers, and personal and career growth. Additional details may be obtained by contacting Tatiana Kolovou, consultant, at 856-6001 or the Department Secretary at 855-9674

Manage Training Series (MTS):

The MTS is a seven-month program which brings managers together from all IU campuses for one day of training each month. Participants are selected by the Vice-Presidents and Chancellors. For more information, call Mary Ellen McCann, Consultant, at 855-1488. 

Library News and Events 


*New service award established

Herbert White, retired dean of the School of Library and Information Sciences and benefactor of the Herbert and Virginia White Professional Development Award, will reward creative activity at the IU Bloomington Libraries. The activity should supplement the baseline services for which state funding is available.

The Herbert S. White Collaborative Award will recognize collaborative efforts developed by two or more IUB Libraries employees. Projects should demonstrate employee initiatives that extend beyond daily operational duties and broadly support the goals of the IUB Libraries strategic plan. Specifically, projects should increase the quality of service the IUB Libraries provide to students and faculty on the Bloomington campus by introducing partnerships or collaborations that cross departmental or campus lines, including work with faculty, information technologists, or other service providers. Collaborations should demonstrate the pivotal role of the IUB Libraries to the Bloomington campus and highlight the substantive and essential contributions of the IUB Libraries employees.

AWARD PURPOSE: To recognize collaboration among IUB Libraries employees who improve service to students and faculty; to support the teaching and learning mission of Indiana University.

AWARD: The $2,500 award, to be divided equally among the collaborators, may be spent by the recipients to:

* further benefit the project

* project-related travel

* fund collections or departmental equipment

ELIGIBILITY: IUB Libraries support staff, PAs, and librarians.

ADMINISTRATION: Awarded by a committee comprising representatives from each of the three staffing categories: support staff, PA, and librarian. IU Libraries human resources officer and development officer are ex-officio members.

PROCEDURE: Applications should be submitted to Libraries Human Resources.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2002 

Submitted by: Beverly Byl, Executive Director of Development, IUB

 

*New Library Committee

To assist in the implementation of diversity initiatives in the Libraries Strategic Plan (Issue 4: to create a climate that values diversity), I will be convening a Libraries Diversity Committee. The Committee will take the lead in developing and promoting activities and programs in the areas of diversity. If you are interested in participating on the Libraries Diversity Committee or you would like more information please contact me at 855-8165, or send an e-mail to: ycooperb@indiana.edu.

Submitted by: Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, Libraries Human Resources Officer,IUB

 

*In celebration of the Life of Roy Sieber, Rudy Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus, 1923-201

 The Fine Arts Library is proud to present In Celebration of the Life of Roy Sieber, an exhibit of African chairs and headrests from the collections of Roy and Sophia Sieber and William Itter. The exhibit, installed by Professors Sieber and Itter shortly before Professor Sieber's recent death, will continue through October 9 in honor of the I.U. African Studies Program's 40th Anniversary. Please stop by and enjoy this important exhibition. 

Submitted by: Joyce Owens, IUB  

*15th annual HPER Library Auction

CIRCLE THE DATE!

The 15th Annual HPER Library Auction will take place on Friday, October 26th!

Auction will begin at 12 noon, and continue until 1:15pm.

Location: HPER Building, Room 125.

Time: Preview of items up for bid: 11:30am- 12 noon.

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Auction, many special items will be offered for bidding and several special guests will be on hand. We will even have a professional auctioneer this year to keep the process moving. Please consider donating a wonderful piece of "junk," a gourmet treat, perennials from your garden,books, videos, or CDs. Last year the highlight was a Victorian "fainting couch," that started a bidding war. Proceeds from this event go to the HPER Library and are used for books and equipment. We already have several nifty items that have been donated this Fall: tickets to the IU Auditorium, books from IU Press, a wicker love seat, and dog training lessons. We anticipate many more in the coming weeks.

Please contact us if you have ideas for donations. We can arrange to pick up large items from your home, if you are unable to bring them in. As always, we will give you a receipt and a credit slip for tax purposes in the amount of the value of your donation, if you wish. It is not necessary for certain items to be present on the day of the Auction; we will be glad to make a certificate with a description of your donation on it, and the winning bidder will contact you.

In conjunction with the Auction, the School of HPER Support Staff Council will be hosting a Sloppy Joe lunch in the same room, beginning at 11:30am. This is a VERY popular event, so come early and have lunch while your browse amongst the items that will be auctioned off. This year will also be School of HPER Dean Tony Mobley's last "official" HPER Library Auction (he will retire in June), and we will have some surprises for him. He was one of the founders and continues to lend his support to this event annually.

We welcome and rely upon your generous donations, so please consider making one this year. The HPER Library Auction is a great way spend a lunch hour, and brings faculty, staff, and students together for food, fun and a great cause! We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 26th! Feel free to E-mail any of us if you have questions. 

Submitted by: Mary Strow, Head Librarian, HPER Library, IUB


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October

October 5, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 39 | October 12, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 40
October 19, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 41 | October 26, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 42



October 5, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 39 

Staff News

*Sarah Cornell accepts position with Technical Services, IUB

I am pleased to announce that Sarah Cornell has accepted the Serials Control Coordinator position in the Serials Receiving Unit, Acquisitions Division, Technical Services Department effective October 8, 2001. Sarah has been an Assistant Manager at Borders Books and Music for 3 years. Prior to this, she worked in the Stonewall Resource Center at Grinnell College. Sarah has her BA in Classics from Grinnell College. We welcome Sarah to the unit.

Submitted by: Pam Owens, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist, IUB

*David Johnson accepts position with Customer & Access Services, IUB

Effective September 24, David Johnson accepted the position of Assistant Circulation Supervisor in Customer and Access Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, David worked at Borders Books and Music in Bloomington.

*Melissa Jones accepts position at the Education Library, IUB

Effective September 26, Melissa Jones accepted the position of Technical Services Assistant in the Education Library at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position Melissa worked at the Savannah College of Art and Design Slide Library in Savannah, Georgia. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design.

*Diane Payne accepts position at the Bus/SPEA Library, IUB

Effective September 24, Diana Payne accepted the position of Stacks Maintenance and Public Services Assistant in the Business/SPEA Library at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Diana worked as a Teaching Assistant at Edgewood Junior High School in Ellettsville.

*Joyanne Hawkins resigned from her position, IUB

Effective September 28, Joyanne Hawkins resigned from her position as Document Delivery Services Assistant in Customer and Access Services.

*Announcements

Please join colleagues and friends as we honor the outstanding service and leadership that JoAnne Deeken has given to the IU Libraries during the past two years as Head of Acquisitions.

JoAnne's last day at IU is 10/12/01. We will miss her but wish her well in her new position as Head, Technical Services and Digital Access at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

WHAT: Reception in honor of JoAnne Deeken

WHEN: 10/8/01 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Technical Services Lounge - Main Library, 3rd floor


Submitted by: Harriette Hemmasi, Associate Dean and Director of Technical Services

Library News and Events

*Search Committee appointed for Metadata librarian position, IUB

The search committee for the position of Metadata Librarian has been appointed. The members are: Jackie Byrd (chair), Cataloging; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Jon Dunn, Digital Library Program; Eileen Fry, Fine Arts Slide Library; Jian Liu, Reference; Jacob Nadal, Preservation; Doug Ryner, Library Information Technology; and Laila Salibi-Cripe, Cataloging.

*Nominations for FACET open for 2002

The Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) is now soliciting nominations for the FACET Class of 2002.

Having grown to more than 320 members since 1989, FACET is committed to teaching and learning excellence. Members serve as catalysts for students and faculty, are creative in course preparation and presentation, and demonstrate skill in integrating instruction, research and scholarship. In addition, they champion campus, state, regional and national issues that support teaching and learning excellence.

Acknowledging that there are many different approaches to teaching excellence, the FACET selection process is based on principles of inclusivity and diversity. In the words of John Woodcock, FACET Class of 1998, FACET is an Academy in which there are:

no lines between new and old members,

no lines between campuses,

no lines between ages,

no lines between disciplines,

no lines between the possible and the impossible

New members will be inducted at the annual FACET retreat at the Fourwinds Resort in southern Indiana near Bloomington. The 2002 dates are May 17-19. At the retreat, they will participate in workshops and discussions with other FACET members and higher education leaders. They will address collegiate teaching challenges, and develop and share strategies that enhance pedagogy and practice. During the academic year, FACET faculty will be invited to workshops and symposia related to teaching and learning enhancement.

Anyone can nominate a colleague, although candidates may not self-nominate. Candidates can be tenured, tenure-track or clinical faculty, librarians, or full-time lecturers. For more details, visit the FACET website located at and click on the "Nominations" link. If you have any questions, please contact Raejean Young, FACET Coordinator, at 274-0086 or rcyoung@iupui.edu or Peggy Wilkes, Executive Administrative Assistant at 274-5647 or mwilkes@iupui.edu

Thank you for taking the time to seek out those who are making an excellent contribution to teaching and learning, and who might enjoy the FACET experience.

Submitted by: Sharon J. Hamilton & Robert H. Orr, FACET Directors

*IUPUI University Library hosts Herron Printmaking display

The Herron School of Art Printmaking Program is the focus of a display of student art at the IUPUI University Library through the month of October. The prints featured in the display are representative of a spectrum of subjects, including abstracts, landscapes, fantasy and humor. Two of the student art prints also reflect themes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

A wide variety of techniques and images are encompassed in the print creations by the Herron printmaking classes, under the instruction of Professor David Morrison. He states, "The Herron program curriculum provides intensive experience in lithography and etching at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Students acquire deeper expertise through courses in monotype, woodcut, and silkscreen."

The Herron School of Art Printmaking Program display is available for public viewing in the Level One Lobby of the University Library, 755 West Michigan Street, during regular hours. For further information call (317) 278-0232.

*Workshop on Linking to Full-text Journal Articles

"How Do I Know What We Have?
Linking You With Your Full Text Articles"
Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG)
November 2, 2001

At the Indiana Wesleyan University Conference Center, 3777 Priority Way South Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana

The ability to access thousands of full text articles online has provided both opportunities and challenges for librarians. How can we locate these articles through our online catalogs? If WE don't know what we have, how will we serve our patrons? Will new technology solutions be the answer? Join us as we look at the issues, emerging technology solutions, such as SFX and Serials Solutions, and receive practical advice from the trenches. The morning will begin with keynote speaker Nancy John (University of Illinois, Chicago) who will provide an overview of this hot topic. The afternoon will follow with a reality check, as IUPUI's Robin Crumrin, and Notre Dame's Carol Richter lead us through their own libraries' decision making processes in selecting technology solutions to this library dilemma.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:8:30-9:15  Registration 9:15-11:00  Keynote Speaker Nancy John 11:15-12:00  Panel Reactions 12:00-1:15  Lunch and Business Meeting1:15-2:45  Reality Check-Practical Advice from the Trenches-- Robin Crumrin-- Carol Richter2:45-3:00  Panel Q&ADIRECTIONS:

To get to Indiana Wesleyan University Conference Center: Go to Indianapolis and take I-465 to the north side of the city. Exit on Keystone Avenue and head north. Get into the right hand lane for an immediate right turn (east) onto 96th Street. Turn right (south) onto Priority Way Drive. Follow the road as it curves to the Conference Center. Lost? Call the Conference Center at 317-574-3980.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration is $30 for current IOLUG members or $40 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch (buffet with vegetarian choices), and handouts provided by speakers.

There will be a $5 charge for on-site or registrations received after October 26.

No refunds after October 26.

Registration forms and additional information about IOLUG will be available at: www.iolug.org

Mail completed registration form and check payable to Indiana Online Users Group to: Sam Skutnik, Butler University Libraries, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3487

Submitted by: Randall Halverson, IOLUG Program Committee Assistant Librarian, IUPUI University Library

 

*"Who Put Moses and Jesus in the Stacks", presented by Ellen Bosman

Ellen Bosman, Associate Librarian and Head of Technical Services at IUN, presented a speech and PowerPoint presentation at the Indiana Library Federation District One Conference. The presentation, entitled "Who Put Moses and Jesus in the Stacks: Using the Internet to Develop Religious Collections," was based on Ellen's web page "Selection Sources for Congregational Libraries" http://www.iun.edu/~libemb/church/churchlib.htm Ellen will also be speaking to the Evangelical Church Library Association on October 13, 2001, and previously addressed the Church and Synagogue Library Association in July.

Submitted by: Ellen Bosman, Technical Services Librarian, Indiana University Northwest Library

*Wylie House Fall Festival

Wylie House Fall Festival this Saturday from 10:00 - 2:00. Please join us at Wylie House this Saturday, October 6, for a fall festival. Costumed docents will give tours of this historic house museum, focusing on how a family got ready for winter in the 1840s. Outdoors, there will be live entertainment, free refreshments, and houseplants, dried flowers and crafts for sale. Bring the family for this free event.

Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum, IUB

*Upcoming event at the Schurz Library, IUSB

Elizabeth Johnson from the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington will speak on Thursday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the Schurz Library atrium. Her topic will be, " For your Amusement and Instruction: Children's Literature in the Lilly Library Collections." This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Schurz Library and the School of Education. Reception follows.

Elizabeth Johnson is head of technical services at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington. She holds an undergraduate degree in linguistics and an M.L.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. Before becoming a librarian she worked for rare book dealers in London, England, and Austin, Texas. She is the author of For Your Instruction and Amusement: The Elisabeth Ball Collection of Historical Children's Materials (Bloomington, Ind.: The Lilly Library, 1987) and has served as curator of exhibitions of children's materials from the Lilly Library collections in Bloomington, Cambridge, England, and Japan.

The Lilly Library includes some of North America's most important resources for the study of historical children's materials. The library's holdings in children's materials stem from J.K. Lilly's own collections. He was particularly interested in boys' adventures stories, but his collections of British and American literature contained children's classics as well. Other important collections of children's materials acquired by the library over the years include works illustrated or written by Howard Pyle; a nearly complete collection of works illustrated by N.C. Wyeth; an extensive collection of editions of Clement C. Moore's A Visit from St. Nicholas; and production materials for movable toy books by Lothar Meggendorfer. In 1983 the Elisabeth Ball collection, was presented to the Lilly Library. This world-renowned library consists of approximately 8,500 books and related juvenile materials such as hornbooks, paper dolls, and games, and 1,223 manuscripts. The books date primarily from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but there are items from as early as the sixteenth century and as late as the mid-twentieth century. Major strengths of the collection are eighteenth-century imprints; fairy tales; cries; chapbooks; books of instruction; poetry and verse; history, geography, and travel; nursery rhymes and alphabets; games; and toy and movable books. The 438-piece manuscript nursery library made by Jane Johnson for her children in the mid eighteenth century is the most unique part of the Ball collection. In 1996, the bequest to the Lilly Library of Ruth E. Adomeit's collections of miniature books and American juvenile books added significantly to the library's holdings. The Lilly Library is committed to acquiring additional children's materials by gift and purchase, adding new items regularly to the 12,000 books and games and 1,250 manuscripts now in the library.

Submitted by: Nancy Wootton Colborn Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Staff Development and Public Relations Schurz Library, Indiana University South Bend

 

*New grant program for assessing technology in the classroom

IU faculty are invited to submit proposals for the IU Technology Assessment Grant (TAG) program, which aids in assessing the impact of educational technology on teaching and learning.

Full-time IU faculty are eligible for up to 15 grants, ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. Proposals are due by November 9; awards will be announced December 1.

For more information, see:

www.iupui.edu/~uits/tag

[from The Monitor, UITS' weekly newsletter]

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October 12, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 40 

Staff News

*Staff Updates, Library, IUB

Effective October 5, Matthew Maylath accepted the position of Document Delivery Services Borrowing Supervisor in Customer and Access Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Matthew worked at Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a B.A. from Purdue University.

Effective October 5 Jacintha Nambi resigned from her position as Office Services Assistant in the Budget/Supply Office at IU-Bloomington.

*Peter Hook Joins Staff of Law Library, IUB

I am pleased to announce that Peter Hook joined the Law Library staff as the new Electronic Services Librarian, effective October 8, 2001. Prior to coming to IU, Peter was a reference librarian at the University of Illinois Law Library. He received his JD from the University of Kansas School of Law and his MLS from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

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

Library News and Events

*Search Committee appointed for Head of Acquisitions Division, IUB

The search committee for the position of Head, Acquisitions Division has been appointed. The members are: Nancy Boerner (chair), SALC; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Ellen Bosman, IU Northwest Library; Pat Hornick, Technical Services; Lisa Lent, Technical Services; Kay Martin, Technical Services; Steven Sowell, Education Library; and Sylvia Turchyn, Technical Services.

*LMT Summaries relocated within the LHR website

LMT Summaries have been relocated within the Libraries Human Resources website at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers. They are now located under Committees and Councils at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/comm.html

*Current Contents Connect Training

Don Sechler from the Institute for Scientific Information will be giving two training sessions in the Main Library on November 13 for Current Contents Connect. The morning session (10:00-11:30, E-172) will be a hands-on training session where librarians and staff can be using CCC while he instructs. Currently the IUB license is for three concurrent users, but ISI will open that up on the 13th for training. The afternoon session (1:00-2:30, E-174) will be more of a presentation and descriptive format. Profiles and weekly current awareness alerts can be valuable tools for your users. Other faculty and staff are welcome to sign up as well, so please pass on this information to those that may have an interest. Sign up sheet is at www.indiana.edu/~libswain. There is also a link to the database itself on that page.

Submitted by: Bob Noel, Head, Swain Hall Library, IUB.

 

*Lecture/Presentation by Dr. Gary Wiggins

Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science invites you to our Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture. Speaker is Dr. Gary Wiggins. The lecture will be on Wednesday, 10/31/01 and starts at 1:30 ending at 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the SLIS Library located in the Main Library building, room 011. The lecture is in titled, "gobElins and gMelin's: European Influences on a American Chemistry Librarian". Refreshments will be served.

*Shop for a cause to benefit the Wylie House Museum

"Shop for a Cause" to benefit the Wylie House Museum The Lazarus store in Bloomington is hosting its semi-annual shopping event for charity on Saturday, October 27. By making a $5 donation to the Wylie House Museum, you will be given an all day shopping pass that entitles you to an extra 20% off regular, sale and clearance price fashions and accessories for men, ladies, and kids, and an extra 10% off in the other departments in the store, as well as a coupon good for $5 off any $25 purchase between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon. In addition, you will be eligible to win a $500 shopping spree at Lazarus if you drop your coupon stub in the entry box before noon that day. What a deal! Call 855-6224 or send email to libwylie@indiana.edu to order your coupons today!

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October 19, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 41 

Staff News

*Sarah Cornell accepts position of Serials Control Coordinator, IUB

Effective October 8, Sarah Cornell accepted the position of Serials Control Coordinator in the Acquisitions Division of Technical Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position Sarah worked at Borders Books and Music in St. Lawrence, Kansas.

*Herb McBride accepts position of Enclosure Specialist, IUB

The Preservation Department is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Herb McBride. Herb is taking on the new Enclosure Specialist position, operating our new Kasemake 503A box making machine. This machine is the first to be installed in a university library, and one of only 7 machines in use in libraries worldwide. The box making machine is a key component of our plans to safely move collections to the ALF over the next 2 to 3 years and to increase the ability of the preservation department to deal with the many items in need of treatment in the Indiana University Libraries.

Herb comes to us from Indiana University's Bureau of Facilities Programming and Utilization, where he was involved in creating CAD renderings of numerous Indiana University buildings, including the Main Library. Herb received his first CAD training in the Custodians to Crafts program and has since acquired an ASE CAD certification. We are pleased to welcome an employee with such a strong computer background and knowledge of Indiana University to our department. We hope you will all extend a warm welcome to Herb.

Submitted by: Jacob Nadal, Acting Head, Preservation Department, IUB 

Library News and Events  

*Search Committee appointed for the Assistant Director for Collection Development and Head of SALC, IUB

The search and screen committee for the position of Assistant Director for Collection Development and Head of SALC has been appointed. The members are: Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; B.J. Irvine, Fine Arts Library; Kay Martin, Acquisitions Division; Gail McKenzie, Library Administration; Moira Smith, SALC; Carolyn Walters (chair), UGLS; Gary Wiggins, Chemistry Library.

 

*HPER Library 15th Annual Auction

The HPER Library 15th Annual Auction is coming up fast! You still have time to donate something, whether it be a plate of cookies or Grandma's rocking chair. Contact Mary Strow at (mstrow) at the HPER Library if you wish to contribute. Remember, you may receive a tax receipt for the value of the item if you request it.

We also hope that in addition to making a donation, you will join us in person at the Auction, held in Room 125 of the HPER Building on Friday, Oct. 26. At 11:30 a.m., the HPER Support Staff Council will begin serving a Sloppy Joe lunch for the astronomical price of $2.00, and you may also preview this year's donations which will be on display around the room until 12 noon. The bidding will begin at noon, and continue until 1:15 p.m., when we hope all items will be sold! Next week a list of donations, in the order that they will be auctioned on the 26, will be sent out so that you can see if there is something you "can't live without." A professional auctioneer will be running the show this year, and we will have a special table of low-priced items.

So please join us on the 26...for food, fundraising, and FUN!

Submitted by: Mary Strow, Head, HPER Library, IUB

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October 26, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 42 

Staff News

*New Appointments, IUB

Jacqueline Troy accepted position of Office Services Assistant, IUB

Effective October 22, Jacqueline Troy accepted the position of Office Services Assistant in Library Development at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Jackie worked in Library Development as an hourly employee. She is working on a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Political Science.

Rosanna Fidler accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor, IUB

Effective October 22, 2001, Rosanna Fidler accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor, Customer and Access Services, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Rosanna worked at the Admissions Office, Indiana University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Music and English from Indiana University.

Kevin Kishimoto accepted position in the Music Library, IUB

Effective October 24, Kevin Kishimoto accepted the position of Circulation Assistant Supervisor/Assistant Stacks Supervisor, Music Library, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Kevin worked for Personnel Management, Inc., Bloomington. He has an MM degree; Performer's Certificate, in Music from Northern Illinois University.

Rowan Harris accepted the position of Serials Control Coordinator, IUB

Effective October 29th, Rowan Harris has accepted the position of Serials Control Coordinator in the Serials Receiving Unit, Acquisitions Division. Rowan previously held student positions in the IU Music Library as an Acquisitions Clerk and the Fine Arts Library as a Circulation Clerk. She has a B.A. in Art History from Indiana University. Please join me in welcoming Rowan to her new position.

Submitted by: Pam Owens, Head, Serials Receiving Unit Technical Services/Acquisitions, IUB

*University Library recent staff appointments, IUPUI

With the Fall Semester 2001 well underway, the IUPUI University Library has announced several recent appointments, including librarians, professional administration, clerical and technical staff. These staff members will be joining the multiple teams that provide the University Library services and programs for the IUPUI campus and citizens of Indiana.

Raymond Dunaway joined the Client Support Team as a lead library technology analyst, and previously on campus he was a University Information Technology Services digital engineer and Renal Care group systems technician. Raymond received an associate degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, ITT Tech, and has Microsoft Professional and Comptia A+ Certifications.

Omar Hackett will be serving as a senior administrative secretary with the Administrative Support and External Relations Teams, located in the Office of the Dean of the IUPUI University Library. Most recently, Omar received a BA in Sociology from the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts.

Kathleen A. Hanna is an assistant librarian serving the Digital Libraries and Professional Programs Teams. Having received a BA in English at Purdue University, Kathleen most recently completed an Indiana University Master of Information Science on the IUPUI campus.

Karen Janke, assistant librarian with the Professional Programs Team, previously served as a graduate assistant in the Reference Library and the Interlibrary Borrowing Office at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Karen also received her MS in Library Information Science from the University of Illinois.

Ryan T. Knapp, is serving on the Client Support Team as an operations technician. Ryan formerly worked as an equipment operator for Federal Express following his graduation from Brownsburg High School.

Kathleen McByran joined the Client Support Team as a client support analyst, having previously served as a supervisor for Reference and Research Team processing. Kathleen completed general studies at IUPUI and business studies at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Teresa McCurry has moved to the Administrative Support and Professional Programs Teams as a senior administrative secretary from having served as the circulation assistant for media on the Access Services Team. Previously, Teresa worked for several other IUPUI units, including the University Bookstore, Curriculum Resource Center, and the Honors Program.

Sally Neal, visiting librarian with the Science, Engineering and Technology, Nursing Team, relocated from a 7-year term as an instruction/reference librarian and coordinator of lending services at DePauw University, Greencastle. Sally received a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Kevin Petsche has been appointed as assistant librarian with the Digital Libraries and Cataloging Teams, having previously served University Library as a Copy Cataloger, and an assistant federal documents catalog librarian with the Indiana State Library. Kevin received his Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Daniel Schuetz joined the Science, Engineering and Technology, Nursing Team as an assistant librarian, having recently moved from his position as a reference librarian at the University of Indianapolis Library. Daniel received his Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Stephen E. Towne has joined the Special Collections and Archives Team as an assistant university archivist. Previously, Stephen was senior reference archivist at the Indiana State Archives, and received his M.A. in History from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, University Library, IUPUI

*Electronic resources accessing problems

To report problems with accessing electronic resources, please go to http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/administrative.html and click on "Reporting Database Problems". Please follow the written guidelines.

 

Library News and Events  

*Richard Carr appointed to serve on the search and screen committee, IUB

Richard Carr, Professor of French & Italian and BLFC Chair has been appointed to serve on the search and screen committee for Assistant Director for Collection Development and Head of SALC. He serves on the committee in addition to: Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; B.J. Irvine, Fine Arts Library; Kay Martin, Acquisitions Division; Gail McKenzie, Library Administration; Moira Smith, SALC; Carolyn Walters (chair), UGLS; Gary Wiggins, Chemistry Library.

*Unicorn Update

http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update/

October 26th, 2001 - Issue #19

In this issue:
1) Unicorn Upgrade
2) Upgrade Timeline
3) Informational training sessions for staff

Unicorn Update is an online newsletter for the staff of Indiana University Libraries about the IUL Unicorn System. You can find past issues of the update at: http://www.indiana.edu/~sirsi/update/

Submitted by: Diane Dallis, IUB

*InULA Memberships (renewal and new members)

INVITATION TO ALL INULA MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

Violence, war, and destruction challenge our conceptions of civilization. On the other hand, libraries, museums, and those institutions that gather, cherish, and preserve the products of human creativity form the very basis of civilization. For those of us working in librarianship, one legitimate response to the horrific events of the past few months is to redouble our efforts in improving library services. This is a modest response, but a civilizing one. In that context, I invite you to renew your membership or to join InULA for the first time.

Thanks to the strenuous and successful efforts of former Treasurer, Wendell Johnting, and former President, Julie Nilson, I am pleased to report that InULA is now officially a not-for-profit organization as described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This status means that InULA is not only exempt from federal income tax, but we can now also develop the Anniversary Fund into a scholarship endowment. So when you fill out the InULA Membership & Committee Form (http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/member/form.html) please consider making a donation to the Fund.

In order to achieve not-for profit status, the InULA Board has proposed a new By-law having to do with the purposes of the organization as well as the methods of dispensing organizational funds. One of the first items of business this year will be to have the membership vote on the By-law so that we can comply with IRS requirements for maintaining not-for-profit status.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone to volunteer for one of the InULA committees. We are seeking members for the Book Sale, Communications, Constitution and By-Laws, Program and Social, and Professional Development committees in addition to three ad-hoc committees: Committee to Organize a Second Book Sale, InULA Indianapolis Book Sale Committee, and the InULA Heritage Committee (this committee will continue to analyze and develop the organization's historical record, a task started during InULA's 25th Anniversary Celebration).

As always, InULA welcomes your membership, participation, suggestions and comments. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the Executive Board at 812-855-2970 or email to:papakhi@indiana.edu

Submitted by: Ralph Papakhian, InULA President

*Freedom of Tibet Focus of Photo Exhibition

In the early morning of April 25, 2000, about 300 people gathered at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to celebrate the start of a 500-mile-walk to Los Angeles, California. The core number of walkers was approximately fifteen, including a Tibetan monk and two nuns who had previously been imprisoned from 8 months to 21 years for maintaining traditional Buddhist practice, or publicly stating, "Tibet belongs to Tibetans." This walk was one of a continuing series of activities supported by the International Tibet Independence Movement in efforts to regain the independence of Tibet since the invasion and cultural suppression by the People's Republic of China in 1959.

Indiana artist, Jun Itoi, documented the walk of demonstration in black and white photographs. Fifteen images of the original 2,700 are the focus of an exhibition, Tibet's March for Independence, being presented by the IUPUI University Library, November 2-29, 2001.

Jun Itoi completed an MFA in Photography at the University of North Texas this year, and a BFA from the Herron School of Art, IUPUI, in 1997. Currently, Itoi is a visiting assistant professor of photography for the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Recent exhibition sites of the photography of Jun Itoi include Tisch School of Art at New York University, the Himalayan Research Bulletin juried exhibition at Portland State University, and gallery installations in Denton and Dallas, Texas. Itoi's photographs have been published in the Paseo Flamenco, in Japan, The Tibet Times, India, and The Dallas Morning News. In addition, he was the 1998 recipient of a best news photography award presented by the Illinois Press Photographers Association.

The International Tibet Independence Movement was founded in 1995 to obtain Tibet's Independence through non-violent methods. For further information about the organization, visit the web site: http://www.rangzen.com/

The installation of Tibet's March for Independence, was provided with the support of David Russick, gallery director, Herron Gallery, Herron School of Art. Information about the Gallery can be found at: http://www.herron.iupui.edu/gallery/

The free exhibition will be available for public viewing in the IUPUI University Library, Level One Hall, 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking available in the North Street Garage. Library hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. For further information, call (317) 278-0232.

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, University Library, IUPUI

 

*60th Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association Midwest Chapter

MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION MIDWEST CHAPTER, 60TH ANNUAL MEETING, OCT. 18-20, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON

Over 80 music librarians from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin attended the 60th Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association Midwest Chapter held at the Indiana Memorial Union, Oct. 18-20. Speakers included John Anderies (Haverford College), Dean Emeritus Charles Webb (IU, School of Music), Emma Dederick-Coln, (IU Music Library), Gerardo Diri (IU, Latin American Music Center), Dr. Mark Ciancone (IU Health Center), Suzanne Mudge (IU Archives of Traditional Music), Dick Bishop (IU Foundation), and Jon Dunn (IU Digital Library Program). Tours were provided to the attendees by David Lasocki (Music Library), Suzanne Mudge (Archives of Traditional Music), Stephen Cape, Carla Carlson, Erika Dowell and Sue Presnell (Lilly Library), and Dara Eckart (Kinsey Institute). The Local Arrangements Committee for the conference included: Ralph Papakhian (Co-Chair), Sue Stancu (Co-Chair), Donna Campbell, Mary Wallace Davidson, Emma Dederick-Coln, Joe Hafner (Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library), David Lasocki, Suzanne Mudge, Charles Peters, and Holling Smith-Borne (DePauw University). The success of the meeting was due, in large measure, to the support provided by Chancellor Brehm; IU Deans Moya Andrews, Gwyn Richards, and Suzanne Thorin; Kathy Davis (Director, DePauw University Libraries); Danny Dean (Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library); Helen Small (American Pianists Association); and Christine Clark (Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.).

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November

November 2, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 43 | November 9, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 44
November 16, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 45 | November 30, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 46



November 2, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 43

Staff News

*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective October 24, Jeanne Myers resigned from her position as Senior Circulation Assistant in the Fine Arts Library.

Effective October 29, Rowan Harris accepted the position of Serials Control Coordinator in Acquisitions at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Rowan worked as a student employee in the Fine Arts Library. She has a B.A. in Art History from Indiana University.

*Librarian Retirement at University Library, IUPUI

The IUPUI University Library has announced the retirement of associate librarian, Marie Turner Wright, who began her IUPUI professional association in 1981 as the head of Government Documents and as a reference librarian. Marie also provided service as acting head of Public Services at the 38th Street Science and Engineering Library, and most recently served with the University Library Reference and Research, External Relations and Resource Development Teams. In addition, she was a children's literature specialist.

Turner Wright received her A.B. in English, with a minor in Folklore, and a Masters in Library Science, both from Indiana University. She then stepped into library leadership as branch manager of the Emerson Library with the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library.

Since beginning her tenure at the IUPUI University Library, Turner Wright has provided undergraduate instruction for the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, English Department, and the IU Kokomo Humanities Division. Most recently, as a member of the University Library External Relations Team, she provided site coordination for a series of special programs featuring the American Library Association national touring exhibitions of The Many Realms of King Arthur, The Frontier in American Culture, and The Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940, and a LIVE @ Your Library program, A Tribute to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong: New Orleans, Chicago, Harlem, the World.

Honors and awards received by Turner Wright include the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award, Indiana University; the Glen W. Irvin, Jr., M.D. Experience Excellence Recognition Award, IUPUI; and the T-Sun-Ga-Ni Award of Merit from the Crossroads of America chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. Her professional associations include the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee and Association of College and Research Libraries, Indiana Library Federation, Freedom to Read Foundation, and the Writers' Center of Indianapolis Board of Directors.

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, University Library, IUPUI

*Training & Development Programs offered at IUB

IU Training and Development Programs are offered by University Human Resource Services. You can access the programs on-line and register electronically at: http://www.indiana.edu/~hrm/td

Listed below are the upcoming programs for November 2001:

Thursday November 01, 2001

Bridging the Gen-X and Baby Boomer Gap NEW Distinguished Alumni Room 11:30am-1:00pm

Friday November 02, 2001

FISH! Philosophy: A New Look at Workplace Motivation Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Monday November 05, 2001

Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines Poplars 181 1:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday November 06, 2001

Project Management Poplars 181 8:30am-4:00pm

Wednesday November 07, 2001

Supervisors' Seminar: Motivation Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Wednesday November 07, 2001

International Intelligence: A Practical Approach to Intercultural Communication Poplars 181 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday November 09, 2001

Attitude is a Choice! Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Monday November 12, 2001

Publications That Cook: Making Creativity the Main Ingredient Poplars 181 1:00pm-4:30pm

Tuesday November 13, 2001

Team Building Series Session 1 Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Tuesday November 13, 2001

Conflict and Confrontation Poplars 181 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday November 14, 2001

AETC: Business Writing IMU Maple Room 9:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday November 14, 2001

Supervisors' Seminar: Coaching Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Friday November 16, 2001

Building A Collaborative Work Environment NEW Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Tuesday November 27, 2001

Team Building Series Session 2 Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Tuesday November 27, 2001

How to be an Effective GLBT Ally NEW Poplars 181 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday November 28, 2001

Supervisors' Seminar: Situational Leadership Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Wednesday November 28, 2001

Nerves, Nail-biting, & Nausea: Overcoming Communication Anxiety Poplars 181 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday November 30, 2001

The Mindset of an Exceptional Leader NEW Poplars 181 8:30am-11:30am

Library News and Events

*Search Committee Appointed, IUB

The search committee for the position of Technical Services Analyst/Programmer has been appointed. The members are: Ralph Quarles (chair), Information Technology; Yolanda Cooper-Birdine (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Annette Carasco, Acquisitions Division; James Castrataro, Cataloging Division; Tim Ryder, Information Technology; Dan Seldin, Cataloging Division.

*Electronic Resources Acquisitions Unit new shared e-mail address

Electronic Resources Acquisitions unit (ERA) is pleased to announce a new, shared e-mail address.

Please direct all communication regarding the acquisition and ongoing support for e-resources to libera@indiana.edu

Let me know what questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submitted by: Jo McClamroch, Technical Services Department, IUB

*Herbert S. And Virginia White Professional Development Award

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE HERBERT S. AND VIRGINIA WHITE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Employees of the IU Libraries systemwide who hold an MLS or equivalent degree are invited to submit applications for the Herbert F. and Virginia White Professional Development Award. All IU Libraries staff on all campuses in clerical, technical, and PA positions, and all individuals with librarian appointments are eligible to apply for this award. The White Award has been established to support the career growth of individuals who have chosen librarianship as a profession. Further information about the Award, the process, eligibility, criteria, and the application form are available on the web at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/hvwhite.html

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2001. Please send your information to Libraries Human Resources, Main Library 201A, Bloomington, by that date.

The Committee will make the award decision in late January, with notification letters sent by February 15. If you have questions, please contact Betty Davis in Libraries Human Resources at (812) 855-8196 or email to: betdavis@indiana.edu

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB

*InULA Research Incentive Grant Deadline Approaching

The next deadline for InULA's Research Incentive Grant is November 30. Please submit proposals according to the InULA Research Incentive Fund Guidelines http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/rifguide.html using the application form at: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/rifform.html

Submitted by: Ralph Papakhian, Music Library, IUB

*IUB Libraries Web Site through webNews

Keep track of the NEW IU Bloomington Libraries Web Site through webNews!

http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews

To keep you informed of progress on the new IUB Libraries Web Site, the Web Team has created a site that gives you access to helpful links, project documents, news and announcement.

Throughout the stages of development the team will add information that will help you and your department or library stay informed of the changes to come. Book mark http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews and stay informed!

Submitted by: Diane Dallis, Undergraduate Library, IUB

 

*Herron Student Art & Eiteljorg Museum Native American Month Display

The IUPUI University Library will present a display of book art binding by students of a Herron School of Art class, November 5 - 29, 2001, in the Level One Lobby display area during regular Library hours. The book binding display will include the creative works of students Philip Austin, Anthony Cain, Angela Fritz, Mandy Falco, Martha Hartwell, Kelly Holden, Jennifer Knapek, Autumn Mitchell, Rebecca Padget, Greg Prosser, Erin Reeser, and Shanay Sotomayor.

These Herron students, with instruction by professors Karen Baldner and Paul Brown, have participated in the introductory year of principles for binding books and extending the book into expressive formats. Professor Baldner explained, "The intention is to integrate narrative content with materials and binding styles to find optimal expressive statements. Traditional and non-traditional book binding formats were used, involving cutting, folding and sewing techniques including Japanese stab binding, french doors, concertina and piano hinge."

Autumn harvest activities and celebrations will be the focus of the Native American Heritage programs during the month of November at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. In support of this program, the IUPUI University Library will also host a display of Native artifacts and museum program materials for the month of November.

From November 3 - 17, a range of traditional native cultural elements will be featured at the Eiteljorg Museum, located within walking distance of IUPUI, adjacent to the White River State Park. Museum programs will include the work of visiting artist Helena Guzman', the opening exhibition of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, authentic dinners with members of the Miami Nation of Indians, and the Harvest Celebration Family Day. For further information about the Eiteljorg Museum, call (317) 636-9378, or visit the web site: http://www.eiteljorg.org

For hours, parking and additional information about IUPUI University Library displays, call (317) 278-0232 or visit the library web site: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, University Library, IUPUI

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November 9, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 44

Staff News

*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective November 2, Sarah McKee resigned from her position as Acquisitions Specialist in Technical Services at IU-Bloomington.

Effective November 5, Harrison Wick accepted the position of Acquisitions Coordinator in Technical Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Harrison worked in the Preservation Department at IU-Bloomington.

*Libraries Human Resources Web page update, IUB

Libraries Human Resources has created an "Announcement" web page! The web address is http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/announcements.html Postings will display for a term of 6 months. If you have an announcement you would like to place on this page, please send the information to shoff@indiana.edu. Please note this page is designed for announcements that have a duration of more than one week. All other announcements (ie Holiday party announcements, Library Picnic, etc.) would be placed in IUL News. Libraries Human Resources will edit announcements to determine if they should be posted to this website.

*Librarians by Rank

For your information, listed below is the total number of librarians for each campus broken down by rank:

Total Affiliate Assistant Associate Full
Bloomington 96 1 21 49 25
Indianapolis 56 0 17 30 9
East 4 0 1 3 0
Fort Wayne 10 0 3 7 0
Kokomo 5 0 1 3 1
Northwest 9 0 3 4 2
South Bend 8 0 2 6 0
Southeast 6 0 1 5 0

Library News and Events

*ProCite Training for IU Librarians and Staff

ISI Bibliographic Training for IU Librarians and Staff

On Monday, November 12, Gary Siler will be visiting us from ISI ResearchSoft to offer an in- depth training session on the bibliographic management software tool ProCite. For more information about ProCite and the special agreement signed between IU and ISI ResearchSoft, see

www.bibsoft.indiana.edu

This class is limited to IU Libraries staff and librarians and IT staff. It will introduce you to ProCite if you have never used it before and allow you to polish your skills if you are already a user. The class will be hands-on.

Where: Spea 151
Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 10:00-12:00 a.m.

Please contact Anne Haines at ahaines@indiana.edu to register for this class.

Gary will also be offering classes on ProCite and Reference Manager at IUPUI on the afternoon of November 12 and the morning of November 13. Details on his IUPUI schedule will be forthcoming.

Submitted by: Moira Smith Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, IUB

*Paper presented by Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom

Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom will present their paper "Artifacts, Facilities, and Content: Information as a Common-Pool Resource" at the Conference on the Public Domain, Duke University Law School, Durham, NC, Nov. 9-11, 2001.

The conference will focus on the effects of recent copyright and patent legislation on the intellectual public domain. Other presenters include Pamela Samuelson, James Boyle, and Lawrence Lessig. The papers are available on the conference page at: http://www.law.duke.edu/pd Comments are welcome.

Submitted by: Charlotte Hess, IUB

 

*IU GIS Day Open House

GIS Day 2001 is a global event that celebrates geographic information systems (GIS), the exciting technology that uses geography to change the world. This year there will be an open house event here at IU on Wednesday November 14th from 3-5 p.m. in the Geography/Map Library (Student Building). GIS is being used at more than 40 departments across IU campuses. Come by and learn what GIS is, how GIS is being used at IU, what GIS classes and resources exist on campus, and see GIS in action. For more information about IU's GIS Day see:

http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday.html

*Preservation Open House

The Preservation Department will be holding an open house on Monday,

November 19. Throughout the day, IU Libraries staff are welcome to come in and find out more about the services the department offers. Our most recent addition, the new Kasemake K503A box making machine will be in action and we will offer a number of demonstration and information sessions throughout the day. A schedule of these activities will be in next week's IUL news. Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Jake Nadal, Acting Head of Preservation, IUB

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November 16, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 45

Staff News

*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective October 22, 2001, Rosanna Fidler accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor, Customer and Access Services, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Rosanna worked at the Admissions Office, Indiana University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Music and English from Indiana University.

Effective October 24, Kevin Kishimoto accepted the position of Circulation Assistant Supervisor/Assistant Stacks Supervisor, Music Library, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Kevin worked for Personnel Management, Inc., Bloomington. He has an MM degree; Performer's Certificate, in Music from Northern Illinois University.

Effective November 12, Shelly Couvrette accepted the position of Office Services and International Technical Services Coordinator in the Government Publications Department at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position Shelly worked as Architecture Library Assistant at the Alexander M. Bracken Library.

*Announcement

There will be no IUL News for the week of November 19, 2001. The IUL News will resume the week of November 26, 2001.

Library News and Events

*Jenkins Award

JENKINS AWARD: "INTENT TO NOMINATE" DUE BY NOVEMBER 30

The William Evans Jenkins Award may be presented annually in recognition of truly outstanding contributions to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general by a present or former librarian. The award is based on one or more of the following criteria: (1) That the librarian has made a professional contribution which has had significant influence on the operations of the Indiana University Libraries; (2) That the librarian has made a significant professional contribution which earns the recognition of the University community; (3) That the librarian has made a significant contribution to the library profession which reflects achievement in librarianship at Indiana University; (4) That the librarian has shown excellence in service to the Indiana University Libraries as evidenced by continuous leadership and innovation. The following items may be used in support of the application: publications, research projects, grants, fellowships, teaching, guest lectures, consulting services, training workshops, and national, state, and local offices and chairs in the library field or related subject fields.

If you INTEND TO NOMINATE someone for the award this academic year, you need to send a message to this effect to Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, Libraries Human Resources Officer, ycooperb@indiana.edu, by November 30th. Please note that only this "intent to nominate" is due at the moment. The nomination dossier itself is due by 1 February 2002.

For further details about the award as well as the nomination form, see http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/jenkins.html

David Lasocki, Cook Music Library, IUB, lasocki@exchange.indiana.edu, is the chair of the Jenkins Award Committee this year. Please get in touch with him if you have questions about anything to do with the award.

*Web Team

************** WebNews 11/13/01 **************

http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews

What is the Web Team doing any way?

Keep an eye on the webNews site at: http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews to stay informed about the development of the IUB Libraries new web site. Click on the "News & Announcement" link on the top of the screen to see the latest.

Latest News:

* The web team is developing the information architecture for the new site

* Invite us over!

* What the heck is Information Architecture?

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Submitted by: Diane Dallis, Main Library, IUB

*IUPUI Libraries Offer New Research Resources

As IUPUI students prepare final research for the Fall semester, the IUPUI Libraries have announced a new reference research tool called SFX, which is now available on the campus to assist students and faculty in their academic research. SFX supplements some existing research databases and provides a one click step for accessing full text articles, abstract services, a streamlined search of IUCAT, and quick access to other resources, thus making the research process more efficient and effective.

A demonstration of the SFX resource will be provided for those interested from the IUPUI campus on Monday, November 19, 2001 in the Lilly Auditorium, located on the Lower Level of the IUPUI University Library. Three orientation sessions will be offered at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For further information about the SFX service and orientation, please contact Kevin Petsche, Digital Libraries Team, at (317) 278-2330, or kpetsche@iupui.edu

Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, IUPUI, University Library

*InULA Membership Announcement

Gain a New Perspective: Join InULA Today

The Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) reminds you that it's registration time. If you haven't already done so, please complete your annual registration/membership form sent to you via campus mail a couple of weeks ago or register online at: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/member/form.html.

Anyone can become a member and serve on a committee. Dues for regular members are $10.

InULA sponsors programs and workshops, publishes a newsletter, the InULA Notes, provides Research Incentive Grants to support the research of its members, awards a scholarship, and sponsors an annual National Library Week Book Sale. Most of the work of the organization is done by members working on committees.

Submitted by: Gail MacKay, IUK

*National Conference on Diversity in Academic Libraries

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

DIVERSITY: BUILDING A STRATEGIC FUTURE

3rd National Conference on Diversity in Academic Libraries

the University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa

April 4 - 6, 2002

Over the past decade, academic libraries throughout the United States have worked to develop and put into practice strategies and initiatives that respond to changing demographics in the workplace and among communities of library users. We have also sought to expand services and collections to meet the needs of an increasingly global and pluralistic community. And, we have devoted efforts to increase the understanding and awareness of our staff of issues of identity as related to gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and disability.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC Invites you to be a part of the 3rd National Conference on Diversity in Academic Libraries by submitting a proposal to present a paper or poster session paper, or formation of a panel presentation that will explore current issues in diversity as related to any one of the following tracks:

  • Collections
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Services and outreach
  • Organizational/workplace climate

DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES

December 1, 2001

Proposals due for contributed papers and panel sessions.

Submit paper abstracts to: Sue Searing at: searing@uiuc.edu

Submit panel session abstracts: Linda DeBeau-Melting at: 1-debe@tc.umn.edu

December 15, 2001

Proposals due for poster sessions.

Submit to Jo Kibbee at: j-kibbee@uiuc.edu

February 1, 2002

Registration deadline

March 1, 2002

Contributed papers due

For more information and submission guidelines: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/cicdiversity

 

*Stress Management Class

Libraries Human Resources is offering a class on Stress Management on Wednesday, December 5, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in E174 of the Main Library. The session will be taught by a representative from the University Human Resources Training and Development Program. We have room for 34 people. If you'd like to sign up for the class, please e-mail Betty Davis betdavis@indiana.edu by Monday November 26. Thanks.

*IUB Electronic Reserves Forum

IUB ELECTRONIC RESERVES FORUM - DECEMBER 5, 2001
There will be a public forum about the IUB Electronic Reserves Pilot Project on December 5, 2001 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Main Library E174. We will demonstrate the Docutek ERes module that IUB purchased and will discuss the pilot implementation to date, as well as the desired expansion of the pilot to all campus libraries in the spring semester. Please make sure your public service unit is represented. Contact Pat Steele with any questions you may have about this forum at: steele@indiana.edu or 855-9294.

Submitted by: Pat Steele, Main Library, IUB

*Preservation Open House

Main Library E050 (adjacent to the Newspaper Reading Room)

Reputed to be THE social event of the season, the Preservation Open House will be held from 9 am - 5 pm on Monday, November 19. You are all welcome to come down throughout the day and see the range of activities we are engaged in. Our new box making machine will be running and staff will be on hand to answer questions about all of our services, including conservation, reformatting, mass deacidification, microfilming, and disaster planning. Example treatments will also be on display, including examples of the stabilizations that will be used for ALF-bound materials.

In addition, we will present a series of demonstrations and information sessions throughout the day, so you can have a chance to see first hand how our treatments are performed:

9:00 AM-
Disaster Planning + General Q and A (Jake Nadal)
10:00 AM-
Recasing a book (Garry Harrison)
11:00 AM-
Scanning and Reformatting (Sarah Anderson)
12:00 PM-
Movie Hour! Slow Fires and Heckmann Bindery Videos
1:00 PM-
Recasing a book (Garry Harrison)
2:00 PM-
Scanning and Reformatting (Sarah Anderson)
3:00 PM-
Leather Book Covering (Jim Canary)
4:00 PM-
Disaster Planning + General Q and A (Jake Nadal)

Contact Jake Nadal at: jnadal@indiana.edu 855-6281) if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jake Nadal, Acting Head of Preservation, IUB

 

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November 30, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 46

Staff News

*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective November 16, Dorothy Ansart resigned from her position as Senior Collections/Reference Assistant in the African Studies section of the Subject and Area Librarians at IU-Bloomington.

Effective November 26, Jennifer Tolpa accepted the position of Senior Circulation Assistant, Fine Arts Library, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position Jennifer worked at the Kelley School of Business and the I.U. Law Library. She has an MLS from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts.

Effective November 28, Zachary Downey accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor, Customer and Access Services, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Zachary worked at Borders Books, Music and Cafe, Bloomington. He has a degree in General Studies at Indiana University.

Library News and Events

*New book released by Arcadia Press

Nancy Eckerman's announces the release of a new book titled, "Indiana in the Civil War: Doctors, Hospitals and Medical Care". This title is listed in IUCAT, for more details please go to: http://www.iucat.iu.edu.

Submitted by: Nancy Eckerman, Special Collections Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library

*Distributed Education Advisory Committee formed for the IUB Libraries

The IUB Libraries' Distributed Education Advisory Committee will work closely with the Reference Department and the Distributed Education Library Services Coordinator to bring coherence and a framework to library support for distance learning. The Distributed Education Library Services Coordinator and the Reference Department are responsible for planning, implementing, packaging and coordinating library services for distance learning. The Coordinator serves as the IUB Libraries' primary campus and professional contact for distributed education.

The Advisory Committee will provide support, offer advice and serve as a resource to the Reference Department and the Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development in the development of services and tools for distance learners. The Committee will invite resource liaisons and other librarians, staff and faculty with expertise in specific areas to provide specialized input and guidance in their areas of expertise.

The Committee will investigate means for facilitating, where appropriate, the integration of library support for distance education into functional areas and units throughout the libraries. By integrating support for distance education into units with operational responsibility for library services and resources, we can ensure depth, dependability, quality, and equity of service and access to all IUB students and faculty, on-site and at a distance. The Committee will issue a semi-annual report to the Associate Dean and an annual report to the Library Administration about its activities.

Committee Membership (2001 - December 2002):

  • Julie Bobay, chair
  • Anne Haynes
  • Perry Willett
  • Marilyn Irwin
  • Ann Bristow
  • Mary Strow
  • Jian Liu
  • Steven Sowell
  • Rita Barsun
Resource liaisons:
  • Randy Lent
  • Rita Rogers
  • Emily Okada
  • Mary Popp

Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean and Director of Collection Development and University Bibliographer, IUB

*WebNews

Stay on top of the development of the New IUB Libraries Web Site.

Read WebNews at: http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews

Click on the "News & Announcement" link on the top of the screen to see the latest.

Latest News:

  • Get your questions answered
  • Participate in building the architecture for the new site
Current and past issues of Web News are available at: http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews

Submitted by: Diane Dallis, IUB

*News from the Digital Library Program

Kris Brancolini, Jon Dunn, Jenn Riley, and Perry Willett attended the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Fall Forum in Pittsburgh, Nov. 16-18. There were many informative presentations on GIS, electronic publishing, metadata standards, and other exciting issues (well, we thought they were exciting). For more information, see the DLF website at http://www.diglib.org/forums/fall2001/fall2001.htm

Perry Willett has been elected to a two-year term on the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) Advisory Council. The TEI-C is an international consortium devoted to creating and maintaining standards for electronic text. Indiana University has agreed to join the TEI-C, becoming one of the Founding Members. The TEI-C Council will hold its inaugural meeting in London in January 2002. More information on the TEI-C can be found on its website at http://www.tei-c.org.

Submitted by: Perry Willett, IUB


*News from IU-B Undergraduate Library Services

Extended Hours in the West Tower Begin December 3rd.

The West Tower of the Main Library will remain open until 2 a.m. from Monday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 13th for the last week of classes and finals. Many thanks in advance to the staff of Customer and Access Services, the cadets, and the Reference Assistants in the Undergraduate Library for making the extended hours possible.

Food for Thought December 10th

The College of Arts and Sciences will again serve free food and soft drinks to students on Monday evening, December 10 from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Main Library Lobby. The Deans and Faculty of the College and its departments will be serving the food, which includes fresh fruit, sandwiches, wraps, cookies, candy, bottled water and soda and more. This event was held for the first time during finals last spring and it was a big success. What's not to like about free snacks! We are buying lots more Mountain Dew, which we learned last spring is overwhelmingly the drink of choice during finals.

Renovation In the West Tower/Closing Over Break

Renovation of the restrooms on the first floor of the West Tower will begin on Monday, December 17th. The complete renovation of the restrooms and the electrical and janitor closets expected to take eight to nine weeks. Because of the demolition work required to complete the project the West Tower and the Undergraduate Library will be closed from December 15th through January 1st. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on January 2nd. If materials are needed from the UGL collection, please contact the Main Library Circulation Desk to have materials retrieved. Staff will still be able to access materials stored on the 4th and 5th floor of the West Tower. We are hopeful (as always!) that this is the first step in the complete renovation of the first floor and the development of the Information Commons.

Submitted by: Carolyn Walters, Head, Undergraduate Library Services


*Wylie House by Lamplight

On Saturday, December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Wylie House Museum will welcome guests to its annual winter open house. Period furniture and lighting and costumed hostesses will provide a glimpse into the mid-nineteenth century when holiday celebrations were more simple. Jamie Gans and friends, and Carla Williams and Rebeckah Valentine will provide musical entertainment and there will be a carol sing-along starting at approximately 7 p.m. Admission is free. Wylie House is located at the corner of Second and Lincoln Streets, Bloomington. Call 855-6224 for more information.

Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum, IUB

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December

December 7, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 47 | December 14, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 48
December 21, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 49



December 7, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 47

Staff News

*Lori Badger has accepted the Acquisitions Assistant Floater Position

I am pleased to announce that Lori Badger has accepted the Acquisitions Assistant Floater position in the Acquisitions Division, Technical Services Department effective December 17th. Lori is currently a student in the SALC Office. She has a degree in Music Education from Indiana University and is currently working on her MLS. Please join me in welcoming Lori to her new position.


Submitted by: Pam Owens, Technical Services Department, IUB


*Linda Zellmer has accepted the position of Head of the Geolgoy Library

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Zellmer as the Head of the Geosciences Library effective January 14, 2002. Since 1997, Linda has been the Maps Librarian at Arizona State University in Tempe, where she implemented GIS (geographic information system) services, collected geospatial data and developed metadata for the spatial and statistical data in the collection. Previously she served for nine years as the Geology & Map Librarian at the University of Wyoming. Linda has a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Master of Arts in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary, and a BA with majors in Geology and Biology and Minors in Chemistry and German from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Active nationally in various GIS, map, geoscience and geography associations, Linda is a frequent speaker at conferences and has numerous publication credits, particularly with the Western Association of Map Libraries where she serves as the Editor and Production Manager of their Information Bulletin. I would like to thank the Search & Screen Committee for their fine work: Gary Wiggins (Chair), Abhijit Basu; Roger Beckman; Tom Evans, Daniel Johnson, Lou Malcomb, Bryan Motzel, John Steinmetz, and Yolanda Cooper-Birdine.


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development, IUB


Library News and Events

*Library Master Calendar has moved!

The Library Master Calendar has moved to Outlook. It will no longer be available on the web. To access and view the Master Calendar in Outlook please follow the steps listed below:

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Double Click On "Public Folders"
  3. Double Click on "All Public Folders"
  4. Double Click on "Departments"
  5. Double Click on "BL-Library"
  6. Double Click on "BL-Master Calendar"

Please note you may create a shortcut to the Master Calendar by clicking on "Master Calendar" hold it and drag it to your Outlook shortcut bar. To post items to the Master Calendar please send items to: shoff@indiana.edu.


*Training & Development Programs Offered at IUB

IU Training and Development Programs are offered by University Human Resource Services. You can access the December programs on-line and register electronically at: http://www.indiana/edu/~hrm/td


*Rare books donated to IUPUI University Library

INDIANAPOLIS - A descendant of German immigrants who established one of the most extensive printing operations in the American colonies has donated valuable 18th century publications to the IUPUI University Library.

Christopher Saur of Germantown, Pennsylvania, ancestor of Wayne K. Sowers, printed the first Bible published in America for European colonists five years after opening the printing shop that launched the family business and would pass from him to his son, and then his grandson. Sowers, a Bloomington resident, recently donated a collection of 11 books printed by the Saur family from 1750-1797 to the IUPUI University Library's Special Collection and Archives.

"The donation by Wayne K. Sowers expands in a significant way the extensive collections of German-American materials in the IUPUI Special Collections and Archives," said Giles Hoyt, IUPUI professor of German and Associate Dean of International Affairs. "Mr. Sowers has provided IUPUI with a unique collection of his ancestor's imprints. The 11 volumes provide a body of primarily religious early American English and German texts useful for research in a number of areas related to American and religious studies."

The books donated to the IUPUI University Library include such diverse titles as "The Archbishop of Chambray's Dissertation on Pure Love," printed in 1750, "The Fatal Consequences of the Unscriptural Doctrine of Predestination and Reprobation," printed in 1753, and "The Ready Reckoner," printed in 1774. According to David Lewis, Dean of the IUPUI University Library, "These volumes are excellent examples of Colonial American publishing and provide our students, faculty, and the public with a wonderful opportunity to study this period of American printing and publishing."

Holman Bible Publishers, part of the present-day Broadman & Holman Publishers that prints Bibles, Christian devotionals, and other religious publications, traces its roots to the company founded by Saur.

The Saur family books will be housed in the IUPUI University Library's Special Collections and Archives. The 11 volumes, most found in only a handful of American libraries, will not circulate, but will be available for viewing and study during the Special Collections and Archives' regular hours.

The IUPUI University Library's Special Collections and Archives encompass Manuscript Collections, University Archives, and Rare Books. These collections have been developed in relation to the teaching and research activities of the University and the community and are available to visiting scholars, the general public, and IUPUI faculty and students. The Manuscript Collections contain significant primary sources for the study of Philanthropy, German-Americana, and individuals and organizations with ties to the University and/or Indianapolis. The University Archives preserves the official records of IUPUI and its various predecessor institutions. Rare Books preserves titles from the 16th century to recent first editions, as well as faculty publications.

The IUPUI University Library, opened in 1993, now serves over 25,000 students, the faculty and staff of IUPUI, as well as the citizens of Central Indiana. With over 650,000 volumes in its main collection and subscriptions to over 4,500 periodicals and journals, the Library also provides access to over 250 public computer stations and a range of electronic resources. For further information about the IUPUI University Library and its Special Collections and Archives, log on at:http://www.ulib.iupui.edu or call (317) 274-8278.


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library


*Representatives From Research Libraries Group (RLG) To Visit IUB Libraries

December 12-14, 2001 Sue Marsh and Karen Smith-Yoshimura will be visiting the IUB Libraries. This visit was previously scheduled September 12-14.

Sue is the RLG Program Officer and Karen is the RLG Manager of Bibliographic Initiatives.

Sue and Karen will be meeting with various library groups during their visit, and several of those meetings will be open to all library staff or to targeted audiences.

Please join us at the open sessions which include:

Wednesday, Dec. 12
10:30-12:00
E174
RLG Overview Update (Sue & Karen) including Cultural Materials Resource demo and use of original script features
Target Audience: all staff
1:30-3:00
E172
Eureka training (Sue)
Target Audience: public services librarians
3:15-4:45
E172
Eureka training (Sue)
Target Audience: public services librarians
Thursday, Dec. 13
8:30-10:00
DLP
Discussion with DLP regarding IU's participation in the Cultural Materials Alliance
10:30-11:30
ACR
Discussion with LMT (SUE & Karen)
1:30-3:30
E172
Tech Services, use of Z39.50, etc (Karen)
Target Audience: tech services staff
Friday, Dec. 14
9:00-10:30
E174
SHARES PARTNERSHIP (Karen and Sue)
Target Audience: ILL,CAS,TS


*Tibetan Photo Exhibition Presentation at IUPUI University Library

The IUPUI University Library is hosting a photography exhibition entitled, Tibet's March for Independence, through December 21. The artist, Jun Itoi, will be presenting insights from his documentation of the 3-day demonstration march on Thursday, December 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the Lilly Auditorium, Lower Level.

A presentation of slides representative of over 2,500 black and white photos will chronicle the 500-mile walk from San Francisco to Los Angeles in April 2000, which was sponsored by the International Tibet Independence Movement. The movement works to help Tibet regain its independence from the People's Republic of China, which has occupied Tibet since 1950. Itoi will also speak about the digital journal generated daily during the walk.

A panel discussion about the current issues of Tibet will follow Itoi's presentation. Joining the artist for the panel discussion will be Benjamin Cox (director, International Tibet Independence Movement) and Namgyal Shallung (Tibetan political refugee).

Jun Itoi completed an MFA in Photography at the University of North Texas this year, and a BFA from the Herron School of Art, IUPUI, in 1997. Currently, Itoi is a visiting assistant professor of photography for the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington.

The IUPUI University Library is located at 755 West Michigan Street, with guest parking available in the North Street garage. Please call (317) 278-0232 for further information about this program.


Submitted by: Norman Brandenstein, External Relations Team, IUPUI University Library


*National Leadership Grants

In 2002, the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services will award National Leadership Grants to libraries, professional library service organizations, and library-museum partnerships. IMLS encourages all eligible libraries to apply for 2002 National Leadership Grant funds. Applicants may request up to $500,000. Most deadlines fall on February 1. For the press release summarizing the National Leadership Grant program for libraries, please access: http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/120401.htm IUB Libraries employees interested in submitting a grant proposal should contact Eric Bartheld, 856-4817.


Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Assistant Development Director, Public Relations & Grants, IUB


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December 14, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 48

Staff News

*Libraries Holiday Party, IUB

Thanks for a successful Holiday Party this year. There was plenty of food donated, there were plenty of door prizes donated, and lots of people came and helped us celebrate. We couldn't have pulled this off without lots of help. We really appreciate all that was contributed.

The Libraries Holiday Party Committee:

  • Janice Loren, co-chair
  • Jackie Troy, co-chair
  • Ria Collee
  • Judy Walters
  • Betty Davis

*Announcements web page

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE "ANNOUNCEMENTS" WEB PAGE!

Libraries Human Resources has created an "Announcements" web page! The web address is http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/announcements.html. Postings will display for a term of 6 months. If you have an announcement you would like to place on this page, please send the information to shoff@indiana.edu. Please note this page is designed for announcements that have a duration of more than one week. All other announcements (ie Holiday party announcements, Library Picnic, etc.) would be placed in IUL News. Libraries Human Resources will edit announcements to determine if they should be posted to this website.


*Library Job Postings

For the current job postings with the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries, please see http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/jobs.html.

To advertise IUB Library Student Jobs, you may submit your posting online at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/studentjobpostform.html.


Library News and Events


*IUL News release during the Holiday Season

The last issue of the IUL News for 2001 will be December 21. There will be no IUL News for the week of December 24. The first IUL News release for 2002 will be January 4.


*Library Holiday Hours and Department Closings, IUB

Libraries Human Resources Office

The Libraries Human Resources Office will be officially closed from December 24 through January 1. For those units who do not have support staff or students working on December 22 & 23, you can turn your payroll in to Libraries Human Resources on Friday, December 21. The Libraries Human Resources Office will be open Wednesday, December 26th, from 8 - 10pm, to accept all other timesheets.

If you have questions contact Barb McDonald or Lynn Severn at 855-1635 or 855-5989

Libraries Budget and Supply Office

The Budget and Supply Office will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2001 and will remain closed until 8:00 a.m.Wednesday, January 2, 2002. Please stock up on your supplies, computer/laser paper and toner cartridges to ensure that your supply needs are covered during the holiday break.

Undergraduate Library Services

Renovation of the restrooms on the first floor of the West Tower will begin on Monday, December 17th. The complete renovation of the restrooms and the electrical and janitor closets expected to take eight to nine weeks. Because of the demolition work required to complete the project the West Tower and the Undergraduate Library will be closed from December 15th through January 1st. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on January 2nd. If materials are needed from the UGL collection, please contact the Main Library Circulation Desk to have materials retrieved. Staff will still be able to access materials stored on the 4th and 5th floor of the West Tower. We are hopeful (as always!) that this is the first step in the complete renovation of the first floor and the development of the Information Commons.

For a complete listing of the Main Library and Campus Libraries' hours please go to http://www.indiana.edu/~libweb/hours/index.html.


*WebNews

Stay on top of the development of the New IUB Libraries Web Site.

Read WebNews at: http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews.

In this issue: Answers to some of the questions the Web Team has recieved.

Past issues of Web News are available at: http://yaz.lib.indiana.edu/webNews.


Submitted by: Diane Dallis, IUB


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December 21, 2001 - Volume 28, Number 49

Staff News

*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective December 17 Lori Badger accepted the position of Acquisitions Assistant in the Acquisitions Division of Technical Services at IU-Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Lori worked in the Lilly Library and for the Subject and Area Librarians at IU. She has a Bachelor of Music Education.


*Acting Head of Preservation, IUB

Jake Nadal has been appointed Visiting Assistant Librarian and Acting Head of Preservation, effective January 1, 2002--extending his current appointment for another six months. Jake will receive his MLS from SLIS on December 15, 2001. His coursework includes Library Preservation, the History of the Book, Collection Development, and Metadata. He previously completed a BA with Honors in Music in 1998 from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Jake began to work in the Preservation Department in September 1999, reformatting brittle books, and became the Brittle Books Coordinator a year later. In this capacity he supervised the Library's microfilming, digital reformatting, and mass deacidification projects. He was appointed Acting Head of Preservation in August of 2001. With two years and a half of experience in the Preservation Department, Jake is familiar with their current projects as well as emerging trends in the field. He worked previously in the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System.

I would like to thank Jake for his willingness to continue this responsibility during an especially critical period of the Preservation Department's growth and development, particularly as they prepare to move to the ALF. At the same time, I appreciate the leadership of Mechael Charbonneau and other members of the Search & Screen Committee for their work in screening candidates. In six months we'll revisit the issue of continuing the national search for a new Head of Preservation.


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development, IUB


*New Interim Assignments

Due to Lou Malcomb's much-deserved sabbatical leave and resignation as RCSD Coordinator on December lst, the following interim arrangements are being put into place immediately until a new Assistant Director of Collection Development/Head of SALC is hired at which time the entire Main Library organization structure will be reviewed.

Pat Steele will serve as the Coordinator for Main Library public services with responsibility for all public service units in both Academic Information Services and Research Collections & Services. This will bring together all public service units under one coordinator including Undergraduate Library Services, Reference, and Government Publications with the heads of these units reporting directly to Pat. This is an enhancement of the current arrangement whereby these units meet together, under Pat's leadership, on a regular basis.

The Main Library Research & Collection Services will be represented at LMT by Ann Bristow, also on an interim basis.

I would like to thank Pat and Ann for their willingness to serve in these enhanced capacities.


Submitted by: Martha Brogan, Associate Dean & Director of Collection Development, IUB

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Library News and Events


*InULA Research Incentive Grant Awarded


I am pleased to report that Bob Noel has been awarded an InULA Research Incentive Grant. The award will enable Bob to attend the International School on the Digital Library and E-Publishing for Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics in Geneva, Switzerland this coming March. Attendance at the School will enable Bob to complete his research "to establish collection management strategies, best practices, and purchasing criteria for an increasingly responsive digital library." Congratulations Bob!


Submitted by: A. Ralph Papakhian, Indiana Universtiy Music Library, IUB


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