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January

January 4th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 1 | January 11th - Volume 35, Issue 2 
 January 18th - Volume 35, Issue 3 | January 25th - Volume 35, Issue 4



January 4th 2008 -Volume 35, Issue 1

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Research Incentive Funds Applications Deadline


    Staff News

    Tammy Sharp Retires

    After completing 35 years of service to the Wells Library, Tammy Sharp retired on December 28, 2007.  Tammy has held numerous positions throughout the years, all of them in Technical Services.  Tammy began her employment as a clerk typist in the former Cataloging Dept. in 1970.  She has also held the positions of terminal operator, operator of the duplicating machine that copied catalog cards, online cataloger and monographic cataloger.  Tammy witnessed the demise of the card catalog, the introduction of the OCLC Beehive 100 terminals and the implementation of the first integrated library system, NOTIS.  In addition, she endured several reorganizations and always with her trademark good humor intact.  One of Tammy’s most notable contributions was her ability to locate books requested for rush cataloging.   Tammy was relentless in these pursuits, to the great benefit of our catalog users.  We will miss Tammy and wish her all the best in retirement.

    Doug McKinney Moves to Music Library

    Effective January 1, Doug McKinney, the IU Libraries Statistics and Assessment Analyst, transferred to the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, where he is now the Head of Acquisitions. Doug’s previous duties, which included the gathering, analyzing, and assessment of IU Libraries statistics, will now be performed by Lynda Clendenning. Lynda is the Head, Acquisitions Division, Technical Services Department. Doug also coordinated the IU Board of Trustees elections. Shawny Taysom, Assistant to the Ruth Lilly Interim Dean of University Libraries, has assumed that duty.


    Library News and Events


    The next InULA Research Incentive Funds Application deadline is February 1. 

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

    Categories of support include:

  • Seed support of research and research-related activities used to develop a larger research proposal.
  • Funds for research equipment or materials.
  • Travel to support the research project.
  • Publication subsidies.
  • Other needs not defined above, including copying, secretarial services, preparation of graphics for publications, computing services, ILL costs, postage, telephone, etc.

    For more information and the application form, see the InULA web page:
    http://wwwcgi.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

    Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply. Applications should be sent electronically to InULA President Monique Threatt.

    Submitted by: Kirsten Leonard, InULA Secretary


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    January 11th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 2


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Sony Discounts for IU Staff/Students
  • InULA Research Incentive Funds Applications Deadline

    Staff News

    Effective January 8, Chester Williams resigned his position as Circulation Supervisor for Customer & Access Services.

    Effective January 16, Laurie Lake resigned her position as Performing Ensemble Division Coordinator for the William & Gayle Cook Music Library. Laurie has accepted employment outside the university.

    Effective January 18, Sarah Anderson resigned her position as CONSER NACO Serials Cataloger for Technical Services’ Serials Cataloging Unit. Sarah will be managing a fitness center in Champaign, Illinois.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

    Library News and Events

    Second Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

    The second meeting of the newly formed Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon! Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the January meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Date: January 29, 2008
    Time: 10-11 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower
    Article to discuss: Elings, Mary W. and Guenter Waibel. "Metadata for All: Descriptive Standards and Metadata Sharing across Libraries, Archives and Museums." First Monday 12, no. 3 (March 2007).
    Available from: .

    We'd also like to take this opportunity to let you know that the March and April Metadata Discussion Group sessions have been moved one week earlier than originally announced; they will now be held on March 18 and April 22, 2008. Thank you for your patience as we work through scheduling issues.

    Announcements for Metadata Discussion Group meetings will be widely distributed; however, we have also created a dedicated email list for the group. This list will provide a forum for more detailed information about the group, and communication between those interested in its activities. To join the email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu: subscribe metadata-discuss-l The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC).

    Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu. More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at . IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at . Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian Lynda Clendenning, Chair, Technical Services Advisory Council

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    Sony Discounts (Article from the January 9 UITS Monitor)


    Students, faculty, and staff:

    You can now take advantage of special pricing on personal purchases of select Sony consumer electronics. Thanks to a unique agreement between IU and Sony, IU's new Sony Purchase Program provides cost savings, plus enhanced products and services such as VAIO configure-to-order, MyStyle color variations, trade-ins for purchase credit, and more.

    To register:
    1. Go to: http://www.sonystyle.com/iu
    2. Submit your information, and IU's Company PIN: EPP_IU_29 (The PIN is case sensitive; all letters are uppercase.)

    Applied when you place items in your cart, discounts include 10% off of HDTVs, digital cameras, camcorders, VAIOs, and other popular Sony products. To learn more about the IU-Sony alliance that made this possible, go to: http://uitsnews.iu.edu/?p=1103

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

    InULA Research Incentive Funds Applications Due Soon

    The next InULA Research Incentive Funds Application deadline is February 1. The InULA Research Incentive Fund is intended to encourage and support research by providing funding for research projects of any size or scope. All applications will be considered on their merits. In the case of equally meritorious proposals, those of non-tenured librarians may be given priority, because it is often difficult for beginning researchers to obtain research grants. Categories of support include: Seed support of research and research-related activities used to develop a larger research proposal. Funds for research equipment or materials. Travel to support the research project. Publication subsidies. Other needs not defined above, including copying, secretarial services, preparation of graphics for publications, computing services, ILL costs, postage, telephone, etc. For more information and the application form, see the InULA web page: http://wwwcgi.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply. Applications should be sent electronically to InULA President Monique Threatt.

    Submitted by: Kirsten Leonard, InULA Secretary


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    January 18th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 3


    This Week in IUL News

  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • InULA Research Incentive Funds Applications Deadline


    Library News and Events


    Second Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

    The second meeting of the newly formed Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon! Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the January meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Date: January 29, 2008
    Time: 10-11 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Elings, Mary W. and Guenter Waibel. "Metadata for All: Descriptive Standards and Metadata Sharing across Libraries, Archives and Museums." First Monday 12, no. 3 (March 2007). Available from:
    .

    To join the email list for this group, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu:

    subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu.
    More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at
    .

    IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    InULA Research Incentive Funds Applications Due Soon

    The next InULA Research Incentive Funds Application deadline is February 1. 

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

    Categories of support include:
    Seed support of research and research-related activities used to develop a larger research proposal.
    Funds for research equipment or materials.
    Travel to support the research project.
    Publication subsidies.
    Other needs not defined above, including copying, secretarial services, preparation of graphics for publications, computing services, ILL costs, postage, telephone, etc.

    For more information and the application form, see the InULA web page:
    http://wwwcgi.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

    Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply. Applications should be sent electronically to InULA President Monique Threatt.

    Submitted by: Kirsten Leonard, InULA Secretary



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    January 25th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 4

    This Week in IUL News


  • Staff News
  • Fine Arts Library Benefit Dinner
  • Archives Open House
  • IUB Libraries Holiday Pictures
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • InULA Research Incentive Funds Applications Deadline


    Staff News

    Effective January 28, Carole Williams, Department Secretary in Library Administration, will transfer to the William Gayle Cook Music Library, where she will be the Music Library Department Secretary.

    In the interim, please call 855-3403 or contact Shawny Taysom to request borrowing cards, to schedule Wells Library meeting rooms, or to report Wells Library building problems.


    Library News and Events

    2008 Fine Arts Library Benefit Dinner

    The 2008 Library Benefit Dinner takes place this Saturday to benefit the Fine Arts Library. Our speaker Professor James Marrow is an art historian from Princeton. He has written extensively and influentially on medieval manuscripts. He co-curated an important show last year for the New York Public Library called �The Splendor of the Word.� Prof. Marrow's lecture is titled ""Re-Inventing the Book in the Late Middle Ages: Flamboyant Design in Netherlandish Illuminated Manuscripts of the 15th & 16th Centuries," and it is co-sponsored by the Robert and Avis Burke Lecture Series. For more information call 855-5300.

    Date: Saturday, January 26
    Time: Lecture begins at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.
    Place: Lecture in the Fine Arts auditorium, dinner in the Fine Arts Library

    Submitted by: Tom Rhea, Friends of Art

    Archives Open House

    The Office of University Archives and Records Management has relocated to the Herman B Wells Library. The new space, located on the fourth floor of the East Tower, offers more than three times the space for researchers than the previous Bryan Hall location. In addition to a well-lit reading room with large tables, researchers can also use a small conference room and enjoy easy access to other collections, technology, and expertise within the Wells Library.

    You’re invited to the Open House:
    Date: Monday, February 4
    Time: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
    Place: Wells Library, 4th Floor East Tower (take a left from the elevator)

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications

    IUB Libraries Holiday Party Pictures

    The pictures from the Holiday Party in December are finally ready. I’ve had to put them in two different files because we took so many pictures! I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we did taking them!

    Submitted by: Charla Lancaster, Collections Reference Assistant

    Second Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

    The second meeting of the newly formed Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon! Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the January meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Date: January 29, 2008
    Time: 10-11 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Elings, Mary W. and Guenter Waibel. "Metadata for All: Descriptive Standards and Metadata Sharing across Libraries, Archives and Museums." First Monday 12, no. 3 (March 2007). Available from:
    .

    To join the email list for this group, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu:

    subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu.
    More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at
    .

    IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    InULA Research Incentive Funds Applications Due Soon

    The next InULA Research Incentive Funds Application deadline is February 1. 

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

    Categories of support include:
    Seed support of research and research-related activities used to develop a larger research proposal.
    Funds for research equipment or materials.
    Travel to support the research project.
    Publication subsidies.
    Other needs not defined above, including copying, secretarial services, preparation of graphics for publications, computing services, ILL costs, postage, telephone, etc.

    For more information and the application form, see the InULA web page:
    http://wwwcgi.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

    Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply. Applications should be sent electronically to InULA President Monique Threatt.

    Submitted by: Kirsten Leonard, InULA Secretary


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    February


    February 1st, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 5 | February 8th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 6
    February 15th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 7 | February 22nd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 8
    February 29th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 9



    February 1st, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 5


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Archives Open House
  • IULFC Meeting
  • Search Committee Appointed
  • DeLoice Holliday Appointed to Campus Diversity Committee
  • Updated Organization Charts
  • Staff Photos on the Intranet


    Staff News

    Effective February 4, Alicia McCarther accepted the position of Administrative Secretary for Administration. Alicia is currently a Department Secretary for the Kelley School of Business.

    Effective February 26, Zach Downey accepted the position of Public Services Assistant for the Lilly Library. Zach is currently a Document Delivery Services Assistant in the Document Delivery Services Unit.

    Library News and Events

    Archives Open House

    The Office of University Archives and Records Management has relocated to the Herman B Wells Library. The new space, located on the fourth floor of the East Tower, offers more than three times the space for researchers than the previous Bryan Hall location. In addition to a well-lit reading room with large tables, researchers can also use a small conference room and enjoy easy access to other collections, technology, and expertise within the Wells Library.

    You’re invited to the Open House:
    Date: Monday, February 4
    Time: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
    Place: Wells Library, 4th Floor East Tower (take a left from the elevator)

    Please plan to join us in celebrating our move to the library! For the first time in years, we will be able to exhibit original materials from our collection and we have prepared exhibits featuring Seminary Square (where it all began), the IU and Bloomington Literary Societies (not book clubs!), and intriguing artifacts from our collection such as Butternut Badges and Senior Cords!

    Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist

    IULFC Meeting

    The Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council (IULFC) will meet on February 14, 2008, from 1-3 pm. Video conferencing has been arranged for IULFC representatives in the following locations:

    IUB: Wells Library 234 Administration Conference Room
    IUPUI: Medical Science Building B11
    IPFW: Helmke Library 344
    IUN: Hawthorne Hall 338

    Submitted by: Rick Ralston, IULFC Secretary

    Search and Screen Committee Appointed

    The search and screen committee for the position of Germanic Studies, French & Italian, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Linguistics has been appointed. The members are: Keith Cochran, Cook Music Library; Luis Gonzalez (co-chair), SALC; Jeff Graf, Reference; Charla Lancaster, Collection Development; Lisa Lent, Acquisitions; Ben Robinson, Germanic Studies; Celestina Savonius-Wroth (co-chair), SALC; and Massimo Scalabrini, French & Italian.

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, LHR Administrative Secretary

    DeLoice Holliday Appointed to Campus Diversity Committee

    Karen Hanson, Provost and Executive Vice President, recently asked DeLoice Holliday to serve as a member of the Campus Diversity Committee. DeLoice is the IUB Multicultural Outreach Librarian and the Head of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library.

    More information on the Campus Diversity Committee

    Effective July 1, 2007, the Indiana Legislature requires through House Enrolled Act No. 1256 that, “the board of trustees shall create a diversity committee at the home campus and at each regional campus to do the following:

    Review and recommend faculty employment policies concerning diversity issues.
    Review faculty and administration personnel complaints concerning diversity issues.
    Make recommendations to promote and maintain cultural diversity among faculty members.
    Make recommendations to promote recruitment and retention of minority students.”

    The legislation also requires that “the diversity committee shall issue an annual report stating the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the committee to the board of trustees.”  In addition to the statutorily defined duties, the Campus Diversity Committees could serve as the primary oversight committees for implementation of the Campus Diversity Plans.

    Updated Organization Charts

    Do you find it hard to keep track of all the recent staffing changes? Check out updated organization charts on the Intranet here.

    Staff Photos on the Intranet

    Staff photos previously posted on the IUB Internal Staff Directory can now be found on the Intranet Staff Directory. Anyone with an entry in the Intranet Staff Directory can have their picture posted, just send the picture (.jpg files only, please!) to libpers@indiana.edu.

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    February 8th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 6


    This Week in IUL News

  • IULFC Meeting
  • Collection Development Committee Materials Budget Workshops
  • ARTstor Training/Overview Sessions
  • See Your Photograph in IUL News

    Library News & Events

    IULFC Meeting

    The Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council (IULFC) will meet on February 14, from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Video conferencing has been arranged for IULFC representatives in the following locations:

  • IUB: Wells Library 234 Administration Conference Room
  • IUPUI: Medical Science Building B11
  • IPFW: Helmke Library 344
  • IUN: Hawthorne Hall 338

    Submitted by: Rick Ralston, IULFC Secretary

    Collection Development Committee Materials Budget Workshops

    There are two Collection Development Committee Materials Budget Workshops next week. These drop-in sessions are for librarians with questions about Materials Requests, and for those seeking advice on completing the form. The sessions are:

    Tuesday, February 12, 11:00am – 12:00pm, E174
    Thursday, February 14, 1:30 – 2:30pm, E174

    Please note that the deadline for submitting Materials Requests is March 1.
      
    Submitted by: Bob Noel, CDC Chair

    ARTstor training/overview sessions

    Do you use images? Need images? Get questions about finding images?

    You are invited to attend a hands-on ARTstor training session and/or to attend a general overview session for this unique digital image database.  ARTstor Public Services Librarian, Shalimar White, will lead each workshop and presentation. Details follow. For additional information please visit the ARTstor website at www.artstor.org or email userservices@artstor.org.

    What is ARTstor?

    ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 750,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.  ARTstor collections are comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives.  Full collection descriptions can be found at: http://www.artstor.org/what-is-artstor/w-html/collection-status.shtml.  95% of the images in ARTstor are available at a screen resolution of 72dpi and at 1024 pixels.  This is an ideal size for use in creating PowerPoint presentations for classroom instruction, conference presentations, or personal research.  The ARTstor Digital Library has proven to be relevant for teaching and research in a variety of disciplines.  Departments that have found ARTstor useful include American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, and Women's Studies.

    Overview Session
    ARTstor Overview for Campus Community
    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 2:00 - 3:30pm
    Location:  Wells Library, East Tower, Room 174

    This session will provide a general, introductory overview to richness of the ARTstor collections.  You will learn how to search, browse, and download images for lectures and presentations, organize images into groups, and share image groups with other ARTstor users.

    Hands-on Training
    ARTstor hands-on training for Librarians, Faculty and AI’s
    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 10am-12noon
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302
    -OR-
    Date/Time:  Friday, March 7, 9:15-11:00am
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302

    This hands-on session will cover ARTstor image basics, the creation of online and offline presentations using ARTstor and local content; sharing ARTstor content with students through OnCourse; and creating and sharing ARTstor image groups with students by creating public or password-protected shared folders.   You will learn about ARTstor features which allow use of high resolution zoom-able images and Quick-Time virtual reality environments in the classroom. Information will also be provided about the new “Images for Academic Publishing” service of the Metropolitan Museum, which is hosted via ARTstor.

    While these training sessions can accommodate drop-ins, we ask that you RSVP for these sessions so that the appropriate number of handouts and other documentation can be provided.   To RSVP: for the hands-on training please email Tony White (antmwhit@indiana.edu).

    Submitted by: Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources 

     

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    February 15th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 7


    This Week in IUL News

  • Next Metadata Discussion Group
  • School of Dentistry Library to Host Spring Educational Webcast
  • ARTstor Training/Overview Sessions
  • See Your Photograph in IUL News


    Library News and Events

    Next Metadata Discussion Group

    The next meeting of the newly formed Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon! Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the February meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Date: February 26, 2008
    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Chapman, John. "The Roles of the Metadata Librarian in a Research Library." Library Resources & Technical Services v. 51 no. 4 (October 2007). Available online through IU Libraries.

    We'd also like to take this opportunity to let you know that the March and April Metadata Discussion Group sessions have been moved one week earlier than originally announced; they will now be held on March 18 and April 22, 2008. Thank you for your patience as we work through scheduling issues.

    Announcements for Metadata Discussion Group meetings will be widely distributed; however, we have also created a dedicated email list for the group. This list will provide a forum for more detailed information about the group, and communication between those interested in its activities. To join the email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu:

    subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu.

    More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at .

    IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    School of Dentistry Library to Host Spring Educational Webcast

    The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2008 Spring Educational Webcast entitled: 

    “Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices: Discovering the Participatory Web”

    The program’s goal is to provide a basic understanding of web 2.0 technology and concepts, assess the effect of the technology on health sciences library services, and identify the impact of web 2.0 services on health care today and in the future.

    Date: March 5, 2008
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm (eastern time)
    Place: IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1126

    Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

    If you plan to attend this webcast, please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) by Noon on Monday, March 3. 

    The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Submitted by: Jan Cox, Head Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library

    ARTstor training/overview sessions

    Do you use images? Need images? Get questions about finding images?

    You are invited to attend a hands-on ARTstor training session and/or to attend a general overview session for this unique digital image database.  ARTstor Public Services Librarian, Shalimar White, will lead each workshop and presentation. Details follow. For additional information please visit the ARTstor website at www.artstor.org or email userservices@artstor.org.

    What is ARTstor?
    ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 750,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.  ARTstor collections are comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives.  Full collection descriptions can be found at: http://www.artstor.org/what-is-artstor/w-html/collection-status.shtml.  95% of the images in ARTstor are available at a screen resolution of 72dpi and at 1024 pixels.  This is an ideal size for use in creating PowerPoint presentations for classroom instruction, conference presentations, or personal research.  The ARTstor Digital Library has proven to be relevant for teaching and research in a variety of disciplines.  Departments that have found ARTstor useful include American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, and Women's Studies.

    Overview Session
    ARTstor Overview for Campus Community
    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    Location:  Wells Library, East Tower, Room 174

    This session will provide a general, introductory overview to richness of the ARTstor collections.  You will learn how to search, browse, and download images for lectures and presentations, organize images into groups, and share image groups with other ARTstor users.

    Hands-on Training
    ARTstor hands-on training for Librarians, Faculty and AI’s
    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 10 am-12 noon
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302
    -OR-
    Date/Time:  Friday, March 7, 9:15-11:00am
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302

    This hands-on session will cover ARTstor image basics, the creation of online and offline presentations using ARTstor and local content; sharing ARTstor content with students through OnCourse; and creating and sharing ARTstor image groups with students by creating public or password-protected shared folders.   You will learn about ARTstor features which allow use of high resolution zoom-able images and Quick-Time virtual reality environments in the classroom. Information will also be provided about the new “Images for Academic Publishing” service of the Metropolitan Museum, which is hosted via ARTstor.

    While these training sessions can accommodate drop-ins, we ask that you RSVP for these sessions so that the appropriate number of handouts and other documentation can be provided.   To RSVP: for the hands-on training please email Tony White (antmwhit@indiana.edu).

    Submitted by: Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

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    February 22nd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 8


    This Week in IUL News


  • Staff News
  • Black Music and Political Activism Exhibit
  • News from University Archives
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group
  • School of Dentistry Library to Host Spring Educational Webcast
  • ARTstor Training/Overview Sessions
  • See Your Photograph in IUL News

    Staff News

    Effective February 11, Lillie Aydt resigned her position as Paper Conservation Technician for the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

    Library News and Events

    “A Change is Gonna Come”, An Exhibit of Black Music and Political Activism

    Through rare visuals and artifacts from the collection of IU Archives of African American Music & Culture (AAAMC) and Stax Museum, Memphis, this exhibit explores the period of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power era that followed it. The exhibit weaves the story of how Black communities drew on their sacred and secular musical traditions to create the sounds which powered these political movements.

    Exhibit Details:
    Date/Time: Friday, February 22 to Sunday, April 27 2008 
    Location: Mather’s Museum of World Cultures 

    Free Opening Reception Featuring AcaBella
    The free opening reception will feature AcaBella, an a capella ensemble founded in 2004 by Delia Alexander, a doctoral student in Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. AcaBella performs a wide range of musical styles from the African Diaspora and beyond, including Rhythm &Blues, classical pieces, spirituals and gospel, protest songs, nostalgic TV themes and improvisational pieces that defy
    classification. Come join us for the opening reception!

    Date/Time: Friday, February 22, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

    Submitted by: Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Head of Collections, AAAMC 

    News from the University Archives

    Please share this information with patrons and other interested parties. For more information or to schedule an appointment to use any of these materials, please call the Archives at 5-1127 or email archives@indiana.edu.

    Current Archives exhibits: Seminary Square; Cabinet of Curiosities; and Talk Amongst Ourselves: Literary Societies.

    Finding aids now available online

    Indiana University President's Office records, 1967-1969, (bulk Aug.-Dec. 1968), Collection C267: The first president of what was then Indiana College was elected by the Board of Trustees in 1829. After President Elvis Stahr resigned in 1968, the Board of Trustees asked University Chancellor and former president Herman B Wells to serve as the interim president. He served in this role from September 1, 1968 through November 30, 1968. Collection consists of records created or collected during Wells' tenure as interim Indiana University president. (5 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA7159
     
    Elisha Ballantine sermons and lectures, 1872-1879, undated, Collection C295: Elisha Ballantine was a professor of mathematics, languages, and Greek at Indiana University from 1854 until his death in 1886. Collection consists of nine of Ballantine's religious sermons and lectures, including a eulogy for student Anton F.E. Boisen. (.6 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA7196
    James G. Witte papers, 1939-1977, Collection C332: After receiving his degree master and doctoral degrees in economics from Indiana University, James G. Witte returned to Indiana University as a professor of economics in 1961, where he remained until his death in 1977. This collection consists primarily of Witte’s teaching materials, including lecture notes, course materials, term papers, and student theses; notes on professional conferences he attended, and his writings and research notes. (3 cubic feet) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA6461

    Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist

    Next Metadata Discussion Group

    Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the February meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Date: February 26, 2008
    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Chapman, John. "The Roles of the Metadata Librarian in a Research Library." Library Resources & Technical Services v. 51 no. 4 (October 2007). Available online through IU Libraries.

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu.

    More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at .

    IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    School of Dentistry Library to Host Spring Educational Webcast

    The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2008 Spring Educational Webcast entitled: 

    “Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices: Discovering the Participatory Web”

    The program’s goal is to provide a basic understanding of web 2.0 technology and concepts, assess the effect of the technology on health sciences library services, and identify the impact of web 2.0 services on health care today and in the future.

    Date: March 5, 2008
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm (eastern time)
    Place: IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1126

    Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

    If you plan to attend this webcast, please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) by Noon on Monday, March 3. 

    The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Submitted by: Jan Cox, Head Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library

    ARTstor training/overview sessions

    Do you use images? Need images? Get questions about finding images?

    You are invited to attend a hands-on ARTstor training session and/or to attend a general overview session for this unique digital image database.  ARTstor Public Services Librarian, Shalimar White, will lead each workshop and presentation. Details follow. For additional information please visit the ARTstor website at www.artstor.org or email userservices@artstor.org.

    What is ARTstor?
    ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 750,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.  ARTstor collections are comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives.  Full collection descriptions can be found at: http://www.artstor.org/what-is-artstor/w-html/collection-status.shtml.  95% of the images in ARTstor are available at a screen resolution of 72dpi and at 1024 pixels.  This is an ideal size for use in creating PowerPoint presentations for classroom instruction, conference presentations, or personal research.  The ARTstor Digital Library has proven to be relevant for teaching and research in a variety of disciplines.  Departments that have found ARTstor useful include American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, and Women's Studies.

    Overview Session
    ARTstor Overview for Campus Community
    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    Location:  Wells Library, East Tower, Room 174

    This session will provide a general, introductory overview to richness of the ARTstor collections.  You will learn how to search, browse, and download images for lectures and presentations, organize images into groups, and share image groups with other ARTstor users.

    Hands-on Training
    ARTstor hands-on training for Librarians, Faculty and AI’s
    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 10 am-12 noon
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302
    -OR-
    Date/Time:  Friday, March 7, 9:15-11:00am
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302

    This hands-on session will cover ARTstor image basics, the creation of online and offline presentations using ARTstor and local content; sharing ARTstor content with students through OnCourse; and creating and sharing ARTstor image groups with students by creating public or password-protected shared folders.   You will learn about ARTstor features which allow use of high resolution zoom-able images and Quick-Time virtual reality environments in the classroom. Information will also be provided about the new “Images for Academic Publishing” service of the Metropolitan Museum, which is hosted via ARTstor.

    While these training sessions can accommodate drop-ins, we ask that you RSVP for these sessions so that the appropriate number of handouts and other documentation can be provided.   To RSVP: for the hands-on training please email Tony White (antmwhit@indiana.edu).

    Submitted by: Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

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    February 29th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 9


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Wylie House Happenings
  • School of Dentistry Library to Host Spring Educational Webcast
  • ARTstor Training/Overview Sessions
  • Your Photo in IUL News

    Staff News

    Effective February 25, Mariel Johnson accepted the position of Performing Ensemble Division Coordinator for the William and Gayle Cook Music Library.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

    Library News and Events

    Happenings at Wylie House

    Wylie House museum reopens this week with its annual quilt show and heirloom seed sale. This year’s exhibit highlights quilts made by four women affectionately known as the Wylie House Quilters. In addition to the 9 quilts they’ve made for the museum, they have also been busily designing, piecing and quilting numerous others for their families. These women and their work are very special to us; we are pleased to share their beautiful work with the public.

    Dates/Times: February 28 - March 1, 10:00a-4:00p & March 4-29, 10:00a-2:00p
    Location: Wylie House Museum: corner of E. 2nd and Lincoln Streets

    This year’s annual heirloom seed sale features over 80 historic varieties of flower, vegetable, and herb seeds, all grown without the use of chemicals in the Wylie House Museum garden and germination tested to insure viability.

    Date/Time: Saturday, March 1, 10:00a - 4:00p
    Location: Wylie House Annex, 317 E. 2nd Street

    Finally, we are happy to announce a second exhibit during the month of March that commemorates Women’s History month. The Monroe County Female Seminary: An historical retrospective. Over 100 academies were incorporated in Ohio and Illinois by the 1840s, many of them private or semi-private. Indiana and Iowa, however, established ‘County Seminaries’ built on land granted by the state. Utilizing materials from the IU Archives, Wylie House, and the Monroe County History Center, this exhibit tells the story of one early educational opportunity for women in Bloomington.

    Dates: March 4 - 31
    Location: IUB School of Education, Matrix Gallery (third floor)

    For additional information, check our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Curator of Education, Wylie House Museum

    School of Dentistry Library to Host Spring Educational Webcast

    The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2008 Spring Educational Webcast entitled: 

    “Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices: Discovering the Participatory Web”

    The program’s goal is to provide a basic understanding of web 2.0 technology and concepts, assess the effect of the technology on health sciences library services, and identify the impact of web 2.0 services on health care today and in the future. Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

    Date: March 5, 2008
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm (eastern time)
    Place: IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1126

    If you plan to attend this webcast, please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) by Noon on Monday, March 3. 

    The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Submitted by: Jan Cox, Head Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library

    ARTstor training/overview sessions

    Do you use images? Need images? Get questions about finding images?

    You are invited to attend a hands-on ARTstor training session and/or to attend a general overview session for this unique digital image database.  ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 750,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.  ARTstor Public Services Librarian, Shalimar White, will lead each workshop and presentation. Details follow. For additional information please visit the ARTstor website at www.artstor.org or email userservices@artstor.org.

    Overview Session
    This session will provide a general, introductory overview to richness of the ARTstor collections.  You will learn how to search, browse, and download images for lectures and presentations, organize images into groups, and share image groups with other ARTstor users.

    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    Location:  Wells Library, East Tower, Room 174

    Hands-on Training
    ARTstor hands-on training for Librarians, Faculty and AI’s
    Date/Time:  Thursday, March 6, 10 am-12 noon
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302
    -OR-
    Date/Time:  Friday, March 7, 9:15-11:00am
    Location:  Wells Library, West Tower, Room 302

    While these training sessions can accommodate drop-ins, we ask that you RSVP for these sessions so that the appropriate number of handouts and other documentation can be provided.   To RSVP: for the hands-on training please email Tony White (antmwhit@indiana.edu).

    Submitted by: Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

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    March

    March 7th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 10 | March 14th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 11
    March 21st, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 12 March 28th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 13



    March 7th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 10

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group
  • Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit
  • Your Photo in IUL News Staff News Effective


    Staff News

    February 26, Diana Somes accepted the position of Document Delivery Services Assistant for the Document Delivery Services Unit. Diana was the Office Services Assistant for Walden University.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources


    Library News and Events


    Next Metadata Discussion Group

    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon. Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the March meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!
     
    ***PLEASE NOTE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TIME, to allow for interested staff to also attend Mark Sandler's presentation this same morning***

    Date: March 18, 2008
    Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower
    Article to discuss: Yakel, Elizabeth, Seth Shaw, and Polly Reynolds. "Creating the Next Generation Archival Finding Aids." D-Lib Magazine 13, no. 5/6 (May/June 2007).
     
    Available from . This paper addresses three themes that have been raised by Metadata Discussion Group participants as areas of interest for future sessions: metadata needs in communities outside of libraries, state-of-the-art developments in the area of metadata, and the interdependency between metadata and the design and capabilities of the systems that use it. Announcements for Metadata Discussion Group meetings will be widely distributed; however, we have also created a dedicated email list for the group. This list will provide a forum for more detailed information about the group, and communication between those interested in its activities.

    To join the email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu: subscribe metadata-discuss-l The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC).

    Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu. More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at . IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit

    We are happy to announce a second exhibit during the month of March that commemorates Women’s History month. The Monroe County Female Seminary: An historical retrospective. Over 100 academies were incorporated in Ohio and Illinois by the 1840s, many of them private or semi-private. Indiana and Iowa, however, established ‘County Seminaries’ built on land granted by the state. Utilizing materials from the IU Archives, Wylie House, and the Monroe County History Center, this exhibit tells the story of one early educational opportunity for women in Bloomington. Dates: March 4 - 31 Location: IUB School of Education, Matrix Gallery (third floor) For additional information, check our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Curator of Education, Wylie House Museum

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

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    March 14th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 11

    This Week in IUL News

  • Search and Screen Committee Appointed
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group
  • Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit
  • Your Photo in IUL News


    Library News and Events

    The search and screen committee for the position of Head, Customer & Access Services has been appointed.  The members are: Catherine Berndt, CAS; Wook-Jin Cheun, SALC; Lynda Fuller Clendenning (Chair), Acquisitions; Randy Lent, CAS; Matt Myers, CAS; Monique Threatt, IC/UGLS; and Tony White, Fine Arts Library.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

    Next Metadata Discussion Group

    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon. Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the March meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    ***PLEASE NOTE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TIME, to allow for interested staff to also attend Mark Sandler's presentation this same morning***

    Date: March 18, 2008
    Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Yakel, Elizabeth, Seth Shaw, and Polly Reynolds. "Creating the Next Generation Archival Finding Aids." D-Lib Magazine 13, no. 5/6 (May/June 2007). Available from .

    This paper addresses three themes that have been raised by Metadata Discussion Group participants as areas of interest for future sessions: metadata needs in communities outside of libraries, state-of-the-art developments in the area of metadata, and the interdependency between metadata and the design and capabilities of the systems that use it.

    Announcements for Metadata Discussion Group meetings will be widely distributed; however, we have also created a dedicated email list for the group. This list will provide a forum for more detailed information about the group, and communication between those interested in its activities. To join the email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu:

    subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu.

    More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at

    IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit

    We are happy to announce a second exhibit during the month of March that commemorates Women’s History month. The Monroe County Female Seminary: An historical retrospective. Over 100 academies were incorporated in Ohio and Illinois by the 1840s, many of them private or semi-private. Indiana and Iowa, however, established ‘County Seminaries’ built on land granted by the state. Utilizing materials from the IU Archives, Wylie House, and the Monroe County History Center, this exhibit tells the story of one early educational opportunity for women in Bloomington.

    Dates: March 4 - 31
    Location: IUB School of Education, Matrix Gallery (third floor)

    For additional information, check our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Curator of Education, Wylie House Museum

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources


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    March 21st, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 12


    This Week in IUL News

     

  • Staff News
  • Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit
  • Your Photo in IUL News

    Staff News

    Li Fu (MIS / MLS, IU SLIS, 2006) will become the new Digital Services Librarian at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Maryland beginning in May, 2008. Li was a graduate assistant in the Swain Hall Library from 2004-06, worked as a reference assistant in Business / SPEA, was a web programmer at the Indiana Daily Student, and is currently an ALF Project Cataloging Support Specialist in the Wells Library. The IU Libraries have been fortunate to have Li; she has accomplished a tremendous amount in a short time frame and will be missed by several units. Please join me in congratulating Li for a job well done, and wish her well as she faces new challenges as a Digital Services Librarian.

    Submitted by: Bob Noel, Head of the Swain Hall Library

    Effective March 28, Elizabeth Smith resigned her position as Sr. Retrospective Conversion & Special Projects Cataloger for the Lilly Library. Elizabeth accepted a PA position as Advisor and Coordinator of Student Programs for the Department of Math.

    Effective March 31, Ryan Lee resigned his position as Assistant Archivist for the University Archives. Ryan has accepted the position of Metadata Specialist at the Family and Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This department includes the Church Archives, Church History Library, and the Church History Museum. The department is located in the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources


    Library News and Events

    Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit

    We are happy to announce a second exhibit during the month of March that commemorates Women’s History month. The Monroe County Female Seminary: An historical retrospective. Over 100 academies were incorporated in Ohio and Illinois by the 1840s, many of them private or semi-private. Indiana and Iowa, however, established ‘County Seminaries’ built on land granted by the state. Utilizing materials from the IU Archives, Wylie House, and the Monroe County History Center, this exhibit tells the story of one early educational opportunity for women in Bloomington.

    Dates: March 4 - 31
    Location: IUB School of Education, Matrix Gallery (third floor)

    For additional information, check our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Curator of Education, Wylie House Museum

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

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    March 28th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 13


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • IU Librarians’ Day Call for Programs Deadline
  • 2008 ILF Conference Call for Programs Deadline Extended
  • David Kaser Lecture
  • New Date for SAVAIL Open House
  • Acquisitions Serials Congress
  • InULA Book Sale 2008 Call for Volunteers
  • Archives News
  • Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit
  • Your Photo in IUL News


    Staff News

    Effective March 25, Chris Woodall accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor for Customer and Access Services. Chris started working as a student hourly for the department in April 2007. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and is currently working toward a Master of Arts and Master of Library Science.

    Effective April 8, Jennifer Kelly accepted the position of LHR Assistant for Libraries Human Resources. Jennifer is currently Branch Library Assistant for the Education Library.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources


    Library News and Events

    IU Librarians’ Day Call for Programs Deadline

    You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2008 Librarian’s Day to be held May 30th at IUPUI in Indianapolis. The theme for this year’s event is “Innovation in Libraries.” Proposals can be to present a paper, to discuss recent research, discuss innovations implemented to improve service, etc.  Presentations will be 40 minutes in length.

    To submit a proposal for consideration, please send the following information to Susan E. Thomas, suethoma@iusb.edu:
    Title of Program
    Brief Description (100-300 words) of the proposed presentation
    Full name(s) of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear along with campus affiliation
    Equipment needs

    Proposals are due April 4, 2008. Notification regarding acceptance will be sent by April 30th.

    Submitted by: Susan Thomas, Head of Collection Development, IU South Bend Franklin D. Schurz Library

    2008 ILF Conference Call for Programs Deadline Extended
     
    The deadline for the 2008 ILF Conference call for programs has been extended to Friday, April 4th.  Please consider submitting a program for this year's conference.  The theme this year is: ‘Libraries Without Walls:  Always Here, Virtually There’
     
    The theme of this year’s Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference is not just about the obvious, that libraries provide physical spaces, materials and services, and electronic access 24/7 to a wealth of valuable content.  It is also about the challenges libraries face in breaking through the barriers users experience in accessing the best resources when so much else is easier to find on Google, Yahoo, etc.  Are we virtually there where they can find us, understand us, and use us?  Are our own policies and procedures barriers to good service?  Can we break through the barriers that administrators, library boards, school boards, local and state government officials have to understanding the value of libraries and library services?
     
    The quality of our Annual Conference and the benefits you take home from it depend upon the diversity of programs provided by our very talented, innovative, thoughtful, and energetic librarians and library staff.  Tried a new program at your library to reach children, youth, adults, the business community, the elderly---successful or not (sometimes we learn more from our failures than our successes)?  Experimenting with new information literacy ideas?  Partnering with teachers and faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum?  Digitizing a collection previously locked behind your library walls?  Want to share or hear from a speaker of your choice more about Web 2.0 second-generation Internet-based services, such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies?  Exploring or want to explore ways to integrate library content with commercial search engines?  Found some assessment techniques that help you and might help others understand how we’re doing?  Just want to hold a brainstorming session or idea-exchange with colleagues?  Submit a program for the 2008 Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference.  Break down your own walls and join us for a great Conference. 

    If you have an idea for a program, but you are just not sure if it’s interesting enough or you are uncertain how to go about putting it together, contact the Conference Co-Chairs, Cheryl Truesdell (truesdel@ipfw.edu, 260-481-6506) or Kim Carr (01kjcarr@bsu.edu), or the ILF Office (317-257-2040, lkolb@ilfonline.org). 

    Program applications are due April 4, 2008, and are available now at: http:www.ilfonline.orgconfAnnualConference/08CallforPrograms1.doc. 
     
    Submitted by: Cheryl Truesdell, Vice-President, Indiana Library Federation

    David Kaser Lecture

    You are invited to attend the David Kaser Lecture.
    Date/Time: Thursday, April 3, 4:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Room of the Lilly Library
    Reception: Will follow the lecture in the Slocum Room of the Lilly Library

    The lecture will be given by SLIS alumnus William Crowe, who was honored in
    2004 with the SLIS Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Crowe is a special assistant to the Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas (KU). Prior to July 2007 he was the Spencer Librarian at KU, responsible for the university's rare books, manuscripts, regional history and archival collections and services in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. The title of his lecture will be: The Research Library of the Future: A View from the 1960s Revisited. Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Kaser, in whose honor the lecture is named, will also be a guest. Additional details can be found at the SLIS web site:
    http://www.slis.indiana.edu/news/story.php?story_id=1684

    Submitted by: Sarah Burton, SLIS Alumni Relations Director

    New Date for SAVAIL Open House

    There is a new date for the Sound And Video Analysis & Instruction Laboratory (SAVAIL) open house. Brunch-like refreshments will be served.
    Date/Time: Sunday, April 13, 2-5 pm
    Location: Wells Library, E172

    Come, eat, and find out:
    Why Clara Henderson still sounds like a trumpet
    The truth about The Simpsons
    What NPR listeners consider sexy and sad
    What Tibetans sound like outside of Tibet
    And other scintillating auditory facts . . .

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, Folklore, and Social Work; and Head, SALC

    Acquisitions Serials Congress

    The Acquisitions Congress will be held on Friday, April 25. The on-site meeting will be held at IUPUI in the University Library from which we will have conference call and Breeze connections. In the morning we will be focusing on general topics. In the afternoon, we will review progress and plans for implementing 360 Resource Manager for those who are interested. In the morning, we will have a reports from each campus on what’s happening in acquisitions and serials delivered from your home sites. The agenda is in development.

    If you are not yet on the Acquisitions Serials Congress listserv, please send Dick Vaughan a message (rvaughan@indiana.edu) requesting that your email address be added.

    Chairs: Dick Vaughan, Kevin Petsche, and Lynda Fuller Clendenning

    Submitted by: Lynda Clendenning, Head, Acquisitions Division

    InULA Book Sale 2008 Call for Volunteers

    This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale. The InULA Book Sale is a major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships as well as grants for research and professional development. We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and cleaning up.

    Volunteers may select a couple of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work. Please note that volunteers for sorting and sale set-up will NOT be allowed purchase entrance to the preview sale. Volunteers are need for the following days and times:

    Friday, April 18, 2008 -- Setup
    12pm to ? (probably 4 or 5pm)
    Help bring carts down from the eleventh floor storage area, remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject on tables in room E174.

    Saturday, April 19, 2008 -- Book Sale
    8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during the preview sale, conducting the lottery, organization of books for major buyers, tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 -- Book Sale
    10:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up throughout the day.

    Monday, April 21, 2008 -- Clean-up
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.

    If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Sherri Michaels (mailto:shmichae@indiana.edu). Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

    THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU!

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Interim Head, Customer and Access Services  

    Archives News

    Please share this information with patrons and other interested parties. For more information or to schedule an appointment to use any of these materials, please call the Archives at 5-1127 or email archives@indiana.edu.

    Current Archives exhibits: Seminary Square; Cabinet of Curiosities; and Talk Amongst Ourselves: Literary Societies.

    Finding aids now available online:

    Department of Radio and Television Chair’s records, 1939-1963, (bulk 1945-1962), Collection C104: In 1938, Indiana University began to engage in radio activities. A room was set aside for use as a studio and control room, and a radio director and program director were hired. For years, radio classes were taught through several already established departments such as Speech and Journalism. At the Board of Trustees September 20, 1945 meeting, they approved the establishment of a Dept. of Radio as an "unattached" department under the Dean of Faculties. In 1953 it became the Department of Radio and Television within the College of Arts and Sciences and in 1974 the Department of Telecommunications. This collection contains the department chair's records from 1939-1963 and is comprised of correspondence, budgetary information, annual reports, information on various radio and television stations, and subject files. Records span the tenures of chairs Harry Skornia (1942-1953) and Elmer Sulzer (1954-1964). (14.8 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA6572

    Indiana University President's Office records, 1964-1974, (bulk 1968-1971), Collection C268: The first president of what was then Indiana College was elected by the Board of Trustees in 1829. Joseph L. Sutton came to IU as an instructor in the Dept. of Political Science in 1955 and continued to advance until he came to serve as the thirteenth president of Indiana University from 1968-1971. The collection consists of records created or collected during Sutton's tenure as Indiana University president. (50 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA7197

    York Y. Willbern papers, 1939-1994, (bulk 1945-1988), Collection C334: York Willbern began his career at Indiana University in 1957 when he was named Professor of Government and director of the Bureau of Government Research. He was one of the founders of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, and was an accomplished scholar and author of many books and articles on the subjects of cities, public policy-making, urban planning and education for governmental administrative careers. This collection includes correspondence, writings, teaching files, project files, and records on a variety of subjects related to York Willbern's career and interests, including papers related to his book The Withering Away of the City, files on the American Political Science Association, and university committees such as the Urban Studies Committee. (9.4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA7487

    Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist

    Monroe County Female Seminary Exhibit

    We are happy to announce a second exhibit during the month of March that commemorates Women’s History month. The Monroe County Female Seminary: An historical retrospective. Over 100 academies were incorporated in Ohio and Illinois by the 1840s, many of them private or semi-private. Indiana and Iowa, however, established ‘County Seminaries’ built on land granted by the state. Utilizing materials from the IU Archives, Wylie House, and the Monroe County History Center, this exhibit tells the story of one early educational opportunity for women in Bloomington.

    Dates: March 4 - 31
    Location: IUB School of Education, Matrix Gallery (third floor)

    For additional information, check our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Curator of Education, Wylie House Museum

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources


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    April 4th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 14 | April 11th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 15 
    April 18th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 16 April 25th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 17



    April 4th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 14


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Kent Cooper Room Film Event Brown Bag
  • Media Preservation Events
  • IU Librarians’ Day Call for Programs Deadline
  • 2008 ILF Conference Call for Programs Deadline
  • New Date for SAVAIL Open House
  • Acquisitions Serials Congress
  • InULA Book Sale 2008 Call for Volunteers
  • Your Photo in IUL News


    Staff News

    I am pleased to announce that Paul McElwain has joined the Variations3 development team as Senior Software Analyst/Programmer for Multimedia Application Architecture. Paul brings to this project many years’ experience as a software architect at Boeing as well as experience working on Java-based open-source projects supporting research at the University of Washington. He holds a B.Sc. from that university.

    Submitted by: Mark Notess, Development Manager & Usability Specialist


    Library News and Events

    Kent Cooper Room Film Event Brown Bag

    Why Man Creates won for Best Short Documentary at the 1968 Academy Awards. This film by legendary graphic designer Saul Bass examines our creative nature through an historical overview of human accomplishments, the origination of new ideas, the creative process, and aesthetic criticism. It works to visualize the birth of new ideas and the social reaction to them. And offers as an answer to the question, “Why does man crate?” the idea that people must leave a mark which proclaims their existence and their unique identities.

    Date/Time: April 7, 12:00 noon
    Location: Wells Library E174

    Submitted by: Martha Harsanyi, Media Reference Specialist

    Media Preservation Events

    It has been estimated that well over 50 million hours of audio recordings--and possibly many more video--exist worldwide; most of them are analog, many are unique, and none reside on permanent carriers. The Bloomington campus of Indiana University is home to several large, and many smaller, audio and video collections that are historically significant and carry enduring research value. All analog and physical digital recording formats deteriorate over time, degrading much more rapidly than paper-based archival documents. Obsolescence of playback machines, technical expertise, tools, and formats--combined with degradation of carriers represent twin evils that impede archivists' race against time to preserve important holdings. Many archivists believe that one of our generation's primary tasks is to digitize these holdings for long-term preservation and increased access before it is too late.

    Against this backdrop, the Archives of Traditional Music and Center for the Study of History and Memory have organized the following events to begin a discussion of audio and video preservation and access issues at IU-B.

    Lecture: Building an Audio Preservation System at Indiana University Using Standards and Best Practices. Monday April 14, 2-4 pm, Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union

    An exploration of the audio preservation system developed at the Archives of Traditional Music and the Digital Library Program in part by the NEH-funded Sound Directions project. Many of the issues addressed in building this system are similar or analogous to challenges in video preservation. This presentation will explore such topics as selection for preservation, audio preservation metadata, target preservation format, types and functions of digital files, equipment and personnel, facilities, quality assurance and control, preservation packages, preservation repositories, long-term and interim storage solutions, and workflow. Speakers:
    Mike Casey, Associate Director for Recording Services, Archives of Traditional
    Music Jon Dunn, Associate Director for Technology, Digital Library Program
    Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Digital Library Program

    Media Meeting: An open meeting of audio and video content holders on the IU-Bloomington campus to discuss problems, issues, and strategies. Wednesday April 16, 10a-12p, Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union

    We will explore such questions as:
    How much material do we hold? What formats carry our audio/video content?
    What condition is it in? What preservation problems do we know about? What preservation issues can we expect?
    How accessible is our content? What might we gain from digitized content that is readily accessible?
    Who is actively pursuing preservation digitization of holdings?

    At this meeting, we will also announce and discuss an upcoming survey of audio and video collections at IU-B.

    Open House at the Archives of Traditional Music: Wednesday April 16, 3-6 pm, Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006

    An afternoon and evening open house at the Archives of Traditional Music to give the campus community an opportunity to see firsthand audio preservation work in action. This will include tours, demonstrations, exhibits, and an opportunity to ask questions.

    Submitted by: Jon Dunn, Associate Director, Technology Digital Library Project, on behalf of Alan Burdette, Director, Archives of Traditional Music

    IU Librarians’ Day Call for Programs Deadline

    You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2008 Librarian’s Day to be held May 30th at IUPUI in Indianapolis. The theme for this year’s event is “Innovation in Libraries.” Proposals can be to present a paper, to discuss recent research, discuss innovations implemented to improve service, etc.  Presentations will be 40 minutes in length.

    To submit a proposal for consideration, please send the following information to Susan E. Thomas, suethoma@iusb.edu:
    Title of Program
    Brief Description (100-300 words) of the proposed presentation
    Full name(s) of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear along with campus affiliation
    Equipment needs

    Proposals are due today, April 4, 2008. Notification regarding acceptance will be sent by April 30th.

    Submitted by: Susan Thomas, Head, Collection Development, IU South Bend Franklin D. Schurz Library

    2008 ILF Conference Call for Programs Deadline Extended

    The deadline for the 2008 ILF Conference call for programs has been extended to today, April 4th.  Please consider submitting a program for this year's conference.  The theme this year is: ‘Libraries Without Walls:  Always Here, Virtually There’
     
    The theme of this year’s Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference is not just about the obvious, that libraries provide physical spaces, materials and services, and electronic access 24/7 to a wealth of valuable content.  It is also about the challenges libraries face in breaking through the barriers users experience in accessing the best resources when so much else is easier to find on Google, Yahoo, etc.  Are we virtually there where they can find us, understand us, and use us?  Are our own policies and procedures barriers to good service?  Can we break through the barriers that administrators, library boards, school boards, local and state government officials have to understanding the value of libraries and library services?
     
    If you have an idea for a program, but you are just not sure if it’s interesting enough or you are uncertain how to go about putting it together, contact the Conference Co-Chairs, Cheryl Truesdell (truesdel@ipfw.edu, 260-481-6506) or Kim Carr (01kjcarr@bsu.edu), or the ILF Office (317-257-2040, lkolb@ilfonline.org). 

    Program applications are due today, April 4, 2008, and are available now at: http:www.ilfonline.orgconfAnnualConference/08CallforPrograms1.doc. 
     
    Submitted by: Cheryl Truesdell, Vice-President, Indiana Library Federation

    New Date for SAVAIL Open House

    There is a new date for the Sound And Video Analysis & Instruction Laboratory (SAVAIL) open house. Brunch-like refreshments will be served.

    Date/Time: Sunday, April 13, 2-5 pm
    Location: Wells Library, E172

    Come, eat, and find out:
    Why Clara Henderson still sounds like a trumpet
    The truth about The Simpsons
    What NPR listeners consider sexy and sad
    What Tibetans sound like outside of Tibet
    And other scintillating auditory facts . . .

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, Folklore, and Social Work; and Head, SALC

    Acquisitions Serials Congress

    The Acquisitions Congress will be held on Friday, April 25. The on-site meeting will be held at IUPUI in the University Library from which we will have conference call and Breeze connections. In the morning we will be focusing on general topics. In the afternoon, we will review progress and plans for implementing 360 Resource Manager for those who are interested. In the morning, we will have a reports from each campus on what’s happening in acquisitions and serials delivered from your home sites. The agenda is in development.

    If you are not yet on the Acquisitions Serials Congress listserv, please send Dick Vaughan a message (rvaughan@indiana.edu) requesting that your email address be added.

    Chairs: Dick Vaughan, Kevin Petsche, and Lynda Fuller Clendenning

    Submitted by: Lynda Clendenning, Head, Acquisitions Division

    InULA Book Sale 2008 Call for Volunteers

    This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale. The InULA Book Sale is a major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships as well as grants for research and professional development. We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and cleaning up.

    Volunteers may select a couple of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work. Please note that volunteers for sorting and sale set-up will NOT be allowed purchase entrance to the preview sale. Volunteers are need for the following days and times:

    Friday, April 18, 2008 -- Setup
    12pm to ? (probably 4 or 5pm)
    Help bring carts down from the eleventh floor storage area, remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject on tables in room E174.

    Saturday, April 19, 2008 -- Book Sale
    8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during the preview sale, conducting the lottery, organization of books for major buyers, tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 -- Book Sale
    10:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up throughout the day.

    Monday, April 21, 2008 -- Clean-up
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.

    If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Sherri Michaels (mailto:shmichae@indiana.edu). Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

    THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU!

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Interim Head, Customer and Access Services

    Campus/Library Photos for IUL News

    Would you like to see a photograph you took featured in the IUL News? Just forward your JPG digital photo featuring your campus, or better yet your library, to libpers@indiana.edu, making sure to include a brief description of the photo’s subject. Your photo may be featured in a future edition of the IUL News.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources

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    April 11th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 15


    This Week in IUL News


  • Staff News
  • (Joel) Silver Airwaves
  • Behind Barbed Wire Exhibit
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group
  • Archives Search Committee
  • William Jenkins Librarian Award
  • White Collaborative Award
  • Media Preservation Events
  • SAVAIL Open House
  • Acquisitions Serials Congress
  • InULA Book Sale Volunteers


    Staff News


    Nicole Wolfersberger has accepted the Paper Conservation Technician position in the Preservation Department effective April 21.  Nicole has an MLS with a concentration in conservation and preservation and is a previous Lilly Library student employee where she worked in the preservation area.  Nicole has also been a volunteer with the Wylie House Museum working with a archive of Wylie family letters.


    Library News and Events


    Silver Airwaves

    What does Joel Silver, curator of books at the Lilly Library, have in common with Henry Kissinger, Betty Friedan, and Bill Murray?

    All have been guests on a venerable Chicago-based radio program, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, known by its loyal followers as a “Chicago institution for the literate.” Rosenberg has hosted the interview and call-in show, broadcast on WGN, since 1973. He has talked to authors, politicians, business leaders, and entertainers—and now Joel.

    Joel will be interviewed tonight (April 11) as part of a panel discussion about rare books and the future of rare book libraries. Listen via the Internet from 10:00 to midnight, Eastern Time.

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications

    Behind Barbed Wire

    The American Heartland has unique connections to the WWII prisoner of war (POW) experience. Despite this legacy, virtually no one is aware of it. Housed in a converted school bus, the mobile exhibit “Behind Barbed Wire” illustrates this history through narrative texts, multi-media and artifacts. The IU East Library is hosting the “Behind Barbed Wire” exhibit later this month and admission is free.

    Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
    Time: 11:00am to 6:00 pm
    Location: IU East Campus Parking Lot

    For more information contact Julianne Stout at (765) 973-8311 or jbstout@indiana.edu
    (http://www.TRACES.org)

    Submitted by: Julianne Stout, Coordinator, Circulation & Marketing services

    Assistant Archivist Search Committee

    The search and screen committee for the position of Assistant Archives has been appointed.  The members are: Brad Cook, Archives; Randall Floyd, DLP; Mary Strow, Reference (Chair).

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources

    Next Metadata Discussion Group

    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon. Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. Details regarding the April meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Date: April 22, 2008
    Time: 10-11 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Borbinha, José. (2004). "Authority control in the world of metadata." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 38(3/4): 105-116. Available through IU Libraries online subscription.

    To join the Metadata Discussion Group email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu: subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian (jenlrile@indiana.edu) or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning (lfclende@indiana.edu).

    More Information
    Web: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/services/metadata/activities/mdg.shtml
    Libraries Intranet: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=2297

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    2008 William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award

    Indiana University Libraries are pleased to announce Julie Bobay as the winner of the 2008 William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award. Named for IU’s chief librarian from 1904-1932, the William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award recognizes the outstanding professional contributions of a present or former librarian and is awarded by the Bloomington Library Faculty Council. Julie is being recognized both for her pioneering work in library technology and for her exemplary service to Indiana University faculty governance. The award will be presented to her at a meeting of the Bloomington Library Faculty on May 7th, 10 a.m., Staff Lounge, Wells Library. She will also be recognized at the annual Retirement and Recognition Reception, April 17th, Reference Reading Room, Wells Library, 2:30-4 p.m.

    Julie has served the IU Libraries in many positions since 1981, acting as Visiting Reference Librarian, Business Library, 1981-1984; Instruction Librarian, 1984-1988; Head, Health, Physical Education and Recreation Library (HPER), 1988-1992; IO OPAC Coordinator, June – December 1991; Assistant Automation Officer for Public Services, 1992-1994; Team Member, Computer-Based Resources and Services Team, 1994-1995; Head, Electronic Resources and Services Department, Electronic Resources Officer, 1995-1997; Head, School of Library and Information Science Library, 1997-2004; Libraries Web Coordinator, 1997-1999; Interim Assistant Director for Collection Development, 2004; Associate Director of Collection Development and Digital Scholarship, 2005-2006; and Interim Director of Scholarly Communication Initiatives, 2007. In December 2007 Julie was named Associate Dean for Collection Development and Digital Publishing.

    In all of her roles in the IU Libraries, Julie has served as a leader in using technology to enhance the user experience. She helped to develop library services on the AIE, a menu-driven set of services the University offered to students, faculty, and staff. The AIE library services eventually provided access to the library OPAC, online indexes, and email reference. As Internet services were developed, Julie led the development of the first three IU Libraries’ web sites. She organized the Library’s implementation of its first online public access catalog in NOTIS. Her guidance in the development of the OPAC’s screen design, searches, and online help still help guide the growth of IUCAT. Julie was the first person at IU to take on the licensing of electronic resources, at a time when few people in the library world knew how to organize this work. Julie Bobay has been instrumental in presenting a strong electronic presence to our users.

    Julie has also made a significant impact on the IU Libraries through her work with faculty and related electronic initiatives. As early as the mid-1990’s, she collaborated with faculty in the realm of digital publishing. In his letter supporting her nomination, Michael Grossberg, Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and Professor of Law, described how Julie helped him and his colleagues understand the possibilities of online journals and new forms of scholarly communication:

    She became an indispensible collaborator. … [S]he began a series of conversations with us about how we might create a distinctive domain of historical scholarship in the digital environment. Her most direct contribution was to advise us as we decided to form our own electronic publishing enterprise, the History Cooperative. The Coop, now nearly a decade old, is dedicated to the production and distribution of electronic historical scholarship. It now includes nearly twenty journals and other materials. Critically, as Julie helped us understand, it is based on a collaborative model of scholarly communication. … She and her IU library colleagues helped the American Historical Review produce some of the first and most significant works of digital history; these have now become models for the discipline.

    Julie continues to work at the leading edge of library innovation, spearheading initiatives on scholarly communication. She has led the IU Libraries in the development of IUScholarWorks, an open access digital repository for scholarly work created at Indiana University. IUScholarWorks is also entering the digital publishing arena, with the debut of the open access journal, Museum Anthropology Review. Julie is uniquely positioned to help lead the campus conversation on the future of scholarly communication in the digital era.

    Outside her role as a librarian, Julie is an influential and respected leader in IU faculty governance. She has been elected to six terms on the Bloomington Faculty Council (BFC), and has served numerous times on the BFC Agenda Committee and Nominations Committee. For ten years, she co-chaired the BFC Budgetary Affairs Committee. As one of her nomination letters points out: “These positions are among the most important that representatives of the campus faculty can entrust to a colleague.” In addition, she has served on, and sometimes chaired, numerous University administrative committees, including search and screen committees for several Deans and the IUB Strategic Planning Committee (2002-2005). Further evidence of her commitment to faculty governance and academic freedom is her election to the presidency of the IU chapter of the American Association of University Professors in 1999 and her service as Treasurer of the chapter for the ten years since.

    Robert Eno, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, expressed his appreciation of Julie’s contributions:

    I wonder how many times I’ve thought, “Someone should give Julie Bobay a medal!” If I could count them up, the number would be large, and since I’ve often been a beneficiary of Julie’s blue-ribbon contributions, I’m delighted to have a chance to celebrate them in supporting her nomination for a William Evans Jenkins Award.

    … Over the decade that I have been involved in campus-level governance, I would say that Julie has had as sustained and constructive an impact on the management of this campus as any member of the general faculty. Perhaps greater. Other colleagues may have been more visible, but Julie’s influence has been ever present. She seems always to be stepping aside when the spotlight goes on.

    The Bloomington faculty of the IU Libraries is happy to shine the spotlight steadily on Julie Bobay in grateful recognition of her important contributions to the development of the IU Libraries and to the business of faculty governance on the Bloomington campus.

    Submitted by: Erika Dowell, Chair, 2007-08 Jenkins Award Committee

    2008 White Collaborative Award
     
    Michelle Dalmau (Digital Library Program) and Professor John Walsh (School of Library and Information Science) are this year’s winners of the White Collaborative Award for “The Swinburne Project as a Test Bed for Studying XML Topic Maps.” The award is given to encourage research collaboration between IUB librarians and IU faculty members.

    Our collaborators have been studying how XML topic maps can be used to study digitized texts encoded in XML. Topic maps are a semantic Web technology through which scholars and students of literature can approach a group of works using links to “topics” (genre forms; references to people, figures, and events; works by other writers), then construct indexes, data visualizations, and navigation mechanisms. The Swinburne Project is being developed at IU to provide a virtual archive devoted to the life and work of the Victorian poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, enabling access to all available original works by him and selected contextual materials, including contemporary critical reactions, biographical works, and images of artwork about which Swinburne wrote (swinburneproject.indiana.edu). It provides an ideal test bed for topic maps because the learned Swinburne employed an extensive range of allusions to the Bible, mythology, legend, and the works of other poets. A usability study has already provided feedback on how scholars interact with topic maps. The applicants now aim to “add and enhance existing topic-level encoding to a larger selection of the Swinburne texts.”

    The award committee felt that this was an extremely valuable project that had enormous ramifications not only for literature but for other fields such as history, art history, music history, in which scholars would benefit from a network of links from “texts.” The applicants already mention that the findings of the project could be immediately applied to other online text collections at IU, such as the Victorian Women Writers Project and Wright American Fiction.

    Submitted by: David Lasocki, Chair, White Collaborative Award Committee

    Media Preservation Events

    The Archives of Traditional Music and Center for the Study of History and Memory have organized the following events to begin a discussion of audio and video preservation and access issues at IU-B.

    Lecture: Building an Audio Preservation System at Indiana University Using Standards and Best Practices. Monday April 14, 2-4 pm, Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union

    An exploration of the audio preservation system developed at the Archives of Traditional Music and the Digital Library Program in part by the NEH-funded Sound Directions project. Many of the issues addressed in building this system are similar or analogous to challenges in video preservation. This presentation will explore such topics as selection for preservation, audio preservation metadata, target preservation format, types and functions of digital files, equipment and personnel, facilities, quality assurance and control, preservation packages, preservation repositories, long-term and interim storage solutions, and workflow. Speakers:
    Mike Casey, Associate Director for Recording Services, Archives of Traditional
    Music Jon Dunn, Associate Director for Technology, Digital Library Program
    Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Digital Library Program

    Media Meeting: An open meeting of audio and video content holders on the IU-Bloomington campus to discuss problems, issues, and strategies. Wednesday April 16, 10a-12p, Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union

    We will explore such questions as:
    How much material do we hold? What formats carry our audio/video content?
    What condition is it in? What preservation problems do we know about? What preservation issues can we expect?
    How accessible is our content? What might we gain from digitized content that is readily accessible?
    Who is actively pursuing preservation digitization of holdings?
    At this meeting, we will also announce and discuss an upcoming survey of audio and video collections at IU-B.

    Open House at the Archives of Traditional Music: Wednesday April 16, 3-6 pm, Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006
    An afternoon and evening open house at the Archives of Traditional Music to give the campus community an opportunity to see firsthand audio preservation work in action. This will include tours, demonstrations, exhibits, and an opportunity to ask questions.

    Submitted by: Jon Dunn, Associate Director, Technology Digital Library Project, on behalf of Alan Burdette, Director, Archives of Traditional Music

    New Date for SAVAIL Open House

    There is a new date for the Sound And Video Analysis & Instruction Laboratory (SAVAIL) open house. Brunch-like refreshments will be served. Come, eat, and find out:

    -Why Clara Henderson still sounds like a trumpet
    -The truth about The Simpsons
    -What NPR listeners consider sexy and sad
    -What Tibetans sound like outside of Tibet
    -And other scintillating auditory facts . . .

    Date/Time: Sunday, April 13, 2-5 pm
    Location: Wells Library, E172

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, Folklore, and Social Work; and Head, SALC

    Acquisitions Serials Congress

    The Acquisitions Congress will be held on Friday, April 25. The on-site meeting will be held at IUPUI in the University Library from which we will have conference call and Breeze connections. In the morning we will be focusing on general topics. In the afternoon, we will review progress and plans for implementing 360 Resource Manager for those who are interested. In the morning, we will have a reports from each campus on what’s happening in acquisitions and serials delivered from your home sites. The agenda is in development. If you are not yet on the Acquisitions Serials Congress listserv, please send Dick Vaughan a message (rvaughan@indiana.edu) requesting that your email address be added.

    Chairs: Dick Vaughan, Kevin Petsche, and Lynda Fuller Clendenning

    Submitted by: Lynda Clendenning, Head, Acquisitions Division

    InULA Book Sale 2008 Call for Volunteers

    This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale. The InULA Book Sale is a major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships as well as grants for research and professional development. We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and cleaning up.

    Volunteers may select a couple of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work. Please note that volunteers for sorting and sale set-up will NOT be allowed purchase entrance to the preview sale. Volunteers are need for the following days and times:
    If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Sherri Michaels (shmichae@indiana.edu). Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

    Setup: Friday, April 18, 12pm to ? (probably 4 or 5pm)
    Help bring carts down from the eleventh floor storage area, remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject on tables in room E174.

    Book Sale: Saturday, April 19, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during the preview sale, conducting the lottery, organization of books for major buyers, tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.

    Book Sale: Sunday, April 20, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up throughout the day.

    Clean-up: Monday, April 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.

    THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU!

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Interim Head, Customer and Access Services


     

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    April 18th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 16


    This Week in IUL News

  • Lilly Curator of Manuscripts Search Committee
  • ‘In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA’ Lecture
  • ‘Behind Barbed Wire’ Exhibit
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group
  • Acquisitions Serials Congress
  • InULA Book Sale Volunteers


    Library News and Events

    Lilly Library Curator of Manuscripts Search Committee

    The search committee for this position has appointed. The members are Cheryl Baumgart, Lilly Library; Angela Courtney, SALC; Erika Dowell, Lilly Library; Elizabeth Johnson, Lilly Library; Doug Sanders, Preservation; Joel Silver (chair), Lilly Library, and Andrea Singer (GIMSS).

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources

    In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

    James Schwartz is an independent scholar and writer living in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 2002, Schwartz received a Helm Fellowship to conduct research at the Lilly Library for a project charting the development of modern genetics. His work with the Herman J. Muller papers is featured in his book, In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA, forthcoming from Harvard University Press in April 2008. Publisher's Weekly writes: "Although the history of genetics has been covered many times before, Schwartz brings unbridled energy, strong writing and a fresh perspective."
    The talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the talk.
    Date: Monday, April 21
    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: Lilly Library Slocum Room

    Submitted by: Becky Cape, Head of Reference and Public Services, Lilly Library

    Behind Barbed Wire

    The American Heartland has unique connections to the WWII prisoner of war (POW) experience. Despite this legacy, virtually no one is aware of it. Housed in a converted school bus, the mobile exhibit “Behind Barbed Wire” illustrates this history through narrative texts, multi-media and artifacts. The IU East Library is hosting the “Behind Barbed Wire” exhibit later this month and admission is free.

    Date: Tuesday, April 22
    Time: 11:00am to 6:00 pm
    Location: IU East Campus Parking Lot

    For more information contact Julianne Stout at (765) 973-8311 or jbstout@indiana.edu
    (http://www.TRACES.org)

    Submitted by: Julianne Stout, Coordinator, Circulation & Marketing services

    Next Metadata Discussion Group

    Article to discuss: Borbinha, José. (2004). "Authority control in the world of metadata." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 38(3/4): 105-116. Available through IU Libraries online subscription.

    Date: Tuesday, April 22
    Time: 10-11am
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    To join the Metadata Discussion Group email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu: subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian (jenlrile@indiana.edu) or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning (lfclende@indiana.edu).

    More Information
    Web: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/services/metadata/activities/mdg.shtml
    Libraries Intranet: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=2297

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    Acquisitions Serials Congress
     
    The Acquisitions Congress will be held on Friday, April 25. The on-site meeting will be held at IUPUI in the University Library from which we will have conference call and Breeze connections. In the morning we will be focusing on general topics. In the afternoon, we will review progress and plans for implementing 360 Resource Manager for those who are interested. In the morning, we will have a reports from each campus on what’s happening in acquisitions and serials delivered from your home sites. The agenda is in development. If you are not yet on the Acquisitions Serials Congress listserv, please send Dick Vaughan a message (rvaughan@indiana.edu) requesting that your email address be added.

    Chairs: Dick Vaughan, Kevin Petsche, and Lynda Fuller Clendenning

    Submitted by: Lynda Clendenning, Head, Acquisitions Division

    InULA Book Sale 2008 Call for Volunteers

    This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale. The InULA Book Sale is a major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships as well as grants for research and professional development. We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and cleaning up.

    Volunteers may select a couple of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work. Please note that volunteers for sorting and sale set-up will NOT be allowed purchase entrance to the preview sale. Volunteers are need for the following days and times:
    If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Sherri Michaels (shmichae@indiana.edu). Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

    Book Sale: Saturday, April 19, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Book Sale: Sunday, April 20, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Clean-up: Monday, April 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU!

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Interim Head, Customer and Access Services


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    April 25th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 17


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Latest Sources Newsletter
  • Popp Receives Award
  • Lilly Library Closure
  • Publishing Renaissance Speaker Series


    Staff News

    Sunny Sanders has resigned her position as ALF Project Cataloging Specialist for the Lilly Library, effective May 2, 2008.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources


    Library News and Events


    Latest Sources Newsletter


    Sources, a newsletter for friends and supporters of the IUB Libraries, hit mailboxes this week. View the online version for additional photos and content:
    www.indiana.edu/~library/sources

    In this issue:
    Indiana Harmony: Soon to be unveiled by the Digital Library Program, a new site showcases the sheet music collections of four partner institutions
    On the Move: The Office of University Archives and Records Management moves to the Herman B Wells Library
    A Gift for Students: The Hazelbakers met as undergrads in the 1940s, now their gift to the IUB Libraries supports undergraduate learning
    Economic Advantage: A study by the Kelley School of Business reports that libraries boost the state economy

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications

    Popp Receives Award

    Mary Popp, public services librarian at IUB, is the 2008 recipient of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section Recognition Certificate, also known as the “My Favorite Martian Award.” The Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS), a section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), administers the award. It is given to an individual to recognize excellence in service to MARS.

    Mary will receive the award this summer at the ALA Annual Conference held in Anaheim, Calif. Read that ALA news release here: http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2008/april2008/martian.cfm

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications

    Lilly Library Closure

    The Lilly Library will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, for a private event.

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development

    Publishing Renaissance Speaker Series
    Mark your calendars now to attend a speaker series sponsored by the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. Live streaming will be available for the IUPUI and Regional Campuses, and the URLs will distributed at a later date.

    To what extent should IU take responsibility for the dissemination of the scholarship and research produced here? What opportunities does the digital age provide scholars to heighten the impact and visibility of their research? Three preeminent experts will voice their perspectives in a thought-provoking series that will not only challenge our assumptions but also help chart our future.

    Laura Brown, Senior Advisor, Ithaka, & former President of Oxford University Press, USA
    What is the role of university publishing in a digital age?
    Date: Monday, April 28
    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Frangipani Room, IMU

    Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
    What are the opportunities and implications for IU’s publishing renaissance?
    Date: Monday, May 12
    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Frangipani Room, IMU

    Submitted by: Shawny Taysom, Assistant to the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries


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    May


    May 2nd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 18 | May 9th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 19
    May 16th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 20 | May 23rd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 21 
    May 30th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 22



    May 2nd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 18


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Grant and Scholarship Recipients
  • Carole Gall Wins Award
  • Lilly Library Closure
  • Publishing Renaissance Speaker Series


    Staff News

    Nora Roggeveen-Sams accepted the Branch Assistant position in the Education Library, ef¬fective 4/28/2008. Nora is a former student circulation assistant in Customer & Access Services and has been substitute teaching with the Richland Bean Blossom and MCCSC school systems.

    Kirsten Leonard, Electronic Resources/Government Documents Librarian at the Kokomo campus has added another dimension to her professional life. She will be assuming addi¬tional duties as the Kokomo campus Assistant Director of Institutional Research on August 1, 2008. She will be working directly with the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Vice-Chancellor Green stated in his announcement that “her work will be especially important as we seek to measure outcomes in our strategic planning processes and in the area of program review.” Kudos to Kirsten as she demonstrates that a librarian’s expertise to organize, ana¬lyze and use critical data has great value that extends beyond the library environment and has a direct impact on the institutional mission.

    Submitted by: Ria Lukes


    Library News and Events

    InULA Grant and Scholarship Recipients

    The InULA Executive Board would like to congratulate this year’s grant and scholarship recipients:

    Research Incentive Fund
    • Chris Long (“Not Born Digital: The Continuing Education Efforts of Librarians to Enhance Their Digital Library Skills”)
    • Taemin Park (“Bibliometric Study of D-Lib Magazine”)
    • Andrea Morrison (“International Government Internet Manual book manuscript”)
    • Stephanie Schulte (“Assessing the Impact of Information Literacy Instruction in a Beginning Nursing Professional Seminar Course using Citation Analysis”)
    • Steven Miller (“The Dynamics of Legal Research in Academic Law Libraries: A New Era of Substance, Strategy, and Generational Divide”)
    • Angela Courtney (“Literary Research and the Literature of Australia and New Zealand”)
    • Judith Garrison (“Helping the Library Count: Collecting Reference Statistics for Meaningful Use”)

    Julieanne V. Nilson Scholarship
    • Angela Slaughter Dresselhaus
    • Lindsay Beth Given

    The applicants for both the Research Incentive Fund and the Julieanne V. Nilson Scholarship were very strong and are very encouraging for the future of librarianship.

    Submitted by: Kirsten Leonard, InULA Secretary

    Carole Gall Wins Award

    Carole Gall, Gift Officer and Medical Resources Consultant at the Indiana University School of Medicine Libraries, was awarded the Trustee Teaching Award for 2008. This award comes after being nominated by learners or colleagues and a review of contributions to the IU School of Medicine educational efforts by a distinguished panel of educators.

    Lilly Library Closure

    The Lilly Library will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, for a private event.

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development

    Publishing Renaissance Speaker Series

    Mark your calendars now to attend a speaker series sponsored by the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. Live streaming will be available for the IUPUI and Regional Campuses, and the URLs will distributed at a later date.

    To what extent should IU take responsibility for the dissemination of the scholarship and research produced here? What opportunities does the digital age provide scholars to heighten the impact and visibility of their research? Three preeminent experts will voice their perspectives in a thought-provoking series that will not only challenge our assumptions but also help chart our future.

    Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
    What are the opportunities and implications for IU’s publishing renaissance?
    Date: Monday, May 12
    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Frangipani Room, IMU

    Submitted by: Shawny Taysom, Assistant to the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries


     

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    May 9th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 19


    This Week in IUL News

  • Publishing Renaissance Speaker Series
  • InULA Spring Program : Artists’ Books from the Fine Arts Library
  • Librarians’ Day: Innovation in Libraries


    Library News and Events


    Publishing Renaissance Speaker Series

    Mark your calendars now to attend a speaker series sponsored by the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. Live streaming will be available for the IUPUI and Regional Campuses, and the URLs will distributed at a later date.

    To what extent should IU take responsibility for the dissemination of the scholarship and research produced here? What opportunities does the digital age provide scholars to heighten the impact and visibility of their research? Three preeminent experts will voice their perspectives in a thought-provoking series that will not only challenge our assumptions but also help chart our future.

    Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
    What are the opportunities and implications for IU’s publishing renaissance?
    Date: Monday, May 12
    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Frangipani Room, IMU

    Submitted by: Shawny Taysom, Assistant to the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries

    InULA Spring Program : Artists’ Books from the Fine Arts Library

    The InULA Program & Social Committee is pleased to announce the Indiana University Librarians’ Association (InULA) Spring Program, featuring the Fine Arts Library Artists’ Book Collection, presented by Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University Bloomington.

    Please join us for a rare opportunity to see a unique collection held by the Fine Arts Library. Mr. White will present a talk on the Fine Arts Library’s Artists’ Book Collection including a sampling of works from that collection on Friday, May 16, 1:00-2:30pm in Room 102 of the Fine Arts Building on the IUB campus.

    Over 1000 artists’ books are in the Fine Arts Library Special Collection. This is a collection that is normally not presented or displayed outside the classroom or a rare special exhibit and this talk will be presented by the collection’s curator, so don’t miss out! A coffee and cookies reception following the talk will be held in the Indiana University Art Museum’s Angles Café starting at 2:30pm. This event is open to InULA Members and Friends of InULA and is free of charge, so please join us! To become a Member ($10) or Friend ($3) of InULA, please visit .

    Deadline to sign up to attend the Spring Program is May 12. To sign up, visit
    http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=6055

    Submitted by: Juliet Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program

    Innovation in Libraries for Librarians’ Day

    Date: Friday, May 30,
    Time: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm
    Where: University Library, IUPUI-Indianapolis
    Registration Fee: $25.00 (includes lunch and afternoon break)

    Schedule:
    9:30-10:00: Registration and Coffee
    10:00-10:30: IULFC Business, reports from: IULFC Secretary & Dean of Libraries
    10:30-11:30: Keynote Presentation
    11:45-1:00: Lunch
    1:15-2:00: Concurrent Session I
    2-2:30: Break            
    2:30-3:15: Concurrent Session II

    Keynote Presentation
    From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Exceed User Expectations. Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction Services, Temple University.

    Concurrent Session I       
    Allowing Faculty to Post to the Libraries’ E-Reserve System Themselves: Issues to Consider.  Sherri Michaels, IUB. 

    Information Discovery with a Search Engine Partner: the IU and ChaCha Strategic Alliance. Polly D. Boruff-Jones-IUPUI, J.B. Hill-IUB, Jennifer Laherty-IUB

    Digital Library Program’s Project Proposal Process. Stacy Kowalczyk-IUB

    Function Before Form: Designing the Ideal Classroom. Diane Dallis-IUB, Carrie Donovan-IUB

    How to Populate a Repository. Charlotte Hess-IUB and Emily Castle-IUB

    Concurrent Session II       
    Preparing Your Dossier. IULFC Promotion & Tenure Committee

    A New Digital Model for the Recording and Delivery of Audio. Philip Ponella-IUB and Konrad Strauss-IUB

    Implementing Digital Streaming in an E-Reserves Environment. Monique Threatt-IUB and Scott Reed-IUB

    Bringing the Library to the User: the LibX Open Source Toolbar. Kirsten A. Leonard-IUK

    To Blend or Not to Blend, That is the Question: Librarians, Innovators or Trapped.  DeLoice Holliday-IUB and Emily Okada-IUB.

    Registration
    Please send the following to Lora Baldwin, Indiana University East, Library, HY 259 [mcclell@indiana.edu, (765)973-8226, FAX: (765) 973-8315]:

    Name
    Position
    Campus
    Contact information
    Check for $25.00 payable to Indiana University

    Submitted by: Susan Thomas, IU-South Bend

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    May 16th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 20


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Librarians’ Day: Innovation in Libraries
  • MetaData Discussion Group Meting

    Staff News

    Dean Patricia Steele was elected by the membership of the Digital Library Federation to serve a three-year term on its Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, in turn, appointed her secretary.

    The Digital Library Federation, of which IU is a founding member, is an international association of libraries and allied institutions with the mission to enable new research and scholarship of its members, students, scholars, lifelong learners, and the general public by developing an international network of digital libraries.

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications


    Library News and Events


    Innovation in Libraries for Librarians’ Day

    Date: Friday, May 30,
    Time: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm
    Where: University Library, IUPUI-Indianapolis
    Registration Fee: $25.00 (includes lunch and afternoon break)

    Schedule:
    9:30-10:00: Registration and Coffee
    10:00-10:30: IULFC Business, reports from: IULFC Secretary & Dean of Libraries
    10:30-11:30: Keynote Presentation
    11:45-1:00: Lunch
    1:15-2:00: Concurrent Session I
    2-2:30: Break            
    2:30-3:15: Concurrent Session II

    Keynote Presentation
    From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Exceed User Expectations. Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction Services, Temple University.

    Concurrent Session I       
    Allowing Faculty to Post to the Libraries’ E-Reserve System Themselves: Issues to Consider.  Sherri Michaels, IUB. 

    Information Discovery with a Search Engine Partner: the IU and ChaCha Strategic Alliance. Polly D. Boruff-Jones-IUPUI, J.B. Hill-IUB, Jennifer Laherty-IUB

    Digital Library Program’s Project Proposal Process. Stacy Kowalczyk-IUB

    Function Before Form: Designing the Ideal Classroom. Diane Dallis-IUB, Carrie Donovan-IUB

    How to Populate a Repository. Charlotte Hess-IUB and Emily Castle-IUB

    Concurrent Session II       
    Preparing Your Dossier. IULFC Promotion & Tenure Committee

    A New Digital Model for the Recording and Delivery of Audio. Philip Ponella-IUB and Konrad Strauss-IUB

    Implementing Digital Streaming in an E-Reserves Environment. Monique Threatt-IUB and Scott Reed-IUB

    Bringing the Library to the User: the LibX Open Source Toolbar. Kirsten A. Leonard-IUK

    To Blend or Not to Blend, That is the Question: Librarians, Innovators or Trapped.  DeLoice Holliday-IUB and Emily Okada-IUB.

    Registration
    Please send the following to Lora Baldwin, Indiana University East, Library, HY 259 [mcclell@indiana.edu, (765)973-8226, FAX: (765) 973-8315]:

    Name
    Position
    Campus
    Contact information
    Check for $25.00 payable to Indiana University

    Submitted by: Susan Thomas, IU-South Bend

    MetaData Discussion Group Meting

    Date: May 27, 2008
    Time: 10-11 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower
    Article to discuss: Hagedorn, Kat, Suzanne Chapman, and David Newman. (July/August 2007) "Enhancing search and browse using automated clustering of subject metadata." D-Lib Magazine 13, no. 7/8. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july07/hagedorn/07hagedorn.html

    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon. Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. This group is a way to introduce participants to "hot topics" in metadata, and to provide a variety of perspectives on metadata issues. Details regarding the May meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Announcements for Metadata Discussion Group meetings will be widely distributed; however, we have also created a dedicated email list for the group. This list will provide a forum for more detailed information about the group, and communication between those interested in its activities. To join the email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu:subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu.
    More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at . IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


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    May 23rd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 21


    This Week in IUL News

     

  • Staff News
  • Lilly Library named Best IU Attraction!
  • Librarians’ Day: Innovation in Libraries
  • MetaData Discussion Group Meting


    Staff News

    Cheryl B. Truesdell, who currently serves as Associate Library Director, Head of Government Documents and Document Delivery Services, and Digital Initiatives Coordinator at IPFW’s Walter E. Helmke Library, has been appointed Dean of the Library effective August 1, 2008. Librarian Truesdell graduated Magna Cum Laude from IPFW with a BA in History in 1978 and earned her Master of Library Science at IU-Bloomington in 1980. She began her library career at IPFW in the Helmke Library in 1983, rising steadily through the academic ranks and earning increasing levels of responsibility for library operations and programming.

    Her expertise and professional interests include strategic planning, building digital library collections, resource sharing, copyright law, and U.S. government information services. She has been active in Indiana University Library system committees and Indiana libraries and library organizations for more than 20 years, serving in leadership roles in the American Library Association, the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (NCOLSA), the Indiana State Library Advisory Council, INDIGO (Indiana Government Documents Organization), and the Indiana Library Federation. Cheryl is currently president of the Indiana Library Federation.

    Submitted by: Judith L. Violette, Director of Library Services Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

    Her professional accomplishments also include publications in the Journal of Academic Librarianship and Indiana Libraries and presentations at state, regional and national conferences, including the Indiana Library Federation, INDIGO, the Indiana Health Science Librarians Association, the Midwest Federation of Library Associations, the American Library Association, and Federal Depository Library Conference.

    Librarian Truesdell brings experience, accomplishment, and vision to her new role. Her commitment to integrating Helmke’s resources into the internet, increasing students information literacy, building the new learning commons, and responding to the challenges of the digital academic library assure that she will continue Helmke’s outstanding service to the IPFW faculty, students, and regional constituencies.

    Truesdell will replace Judith Violette who is retiring.


    Library News and Events

    Lilly Library named Best IU Attraction!

    The Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau named The Lilly Library “Best IU Attraction”  at a ceremony to celebrate National Tourism Week, May 10 – 18, 2008. Breon Mitchell, director of the Lilly Library, accepted the award.

    The Lilly Library for rare books and manuscripts attracts visitors and researchers from around the world who value the library’s collections and exhibitions. Among the most popular items on permanent display are a selection of puzzles from the world’s largest collection of mechanical puzzles.  Read more about these brain-teasers in the Guide to the Collections: Slocum Puzzle Collection.

    Note from Breon Mitchell: “The award reflects well on everyone at the Lilly, but I want to thank in particular everyone in Becky’s Public Services department (and especially Sue for watching over all the tours), and Jillian for handling the puzzling visitors in the Slocum Room. All the outreach Becky and all of you work so hard on helps make the Lilly a special place for tourists and visitors in general. Thanks to all of you!”

    Submitted by: Pat Steele, Ruth Lilly Dean of the University Libraries and Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications

    Innovation in Libraries for Librarians’ Day

    Date: Friday, May 30,
    Time: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm
    Where: University Library, IUPUI-Indianapolis
    Registration Fee: $25.00 (includes lunch and afternoon break)

    Schedule:
    9:30-10:00: Registration and Coffee
    10:00-10:30: IULFC Business, reports from: IULFC Secretary & Dean of Libraries
    10:30-11:30: Keynote Presentation
    11:45-1:00: Lunch
    1:15-2:00: Concurrent Session I
    2-2:30: Break            
    2:30-3:15: Concurrent Session II

    Keynote Presentation
    From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Exceed User Expectations. Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction Services, Temple

    Registration
    Please send the following to Lora Baldwin, Indiana University East, Library, HY 259 [mcclell@indiana.edu, (765)973-8226, FAX: (765) 973-8315]:

    Name
    Position
    Campus
    Contact information
    Check for $25.00 payable to Indiana University

    Submitted by: Susan Thomas, IU-South Bend

    MetaData Discussion Group Meting

    Date: May 27, 2008
    Time: 10-11 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower
    Article to discuss: Hagedorn, Kat, Suzanne Chapman, and David Newman. (July/August 2007) "Enhancing search and browse using automated clustering of subject metadata." D-Lib Magazine 13, no. 7/8. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july07/hagedorn/07hagedorn.html

    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon. Two weeks prior to each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, we will distribute an article on a metadata-related issue that all who plan to attend are encouraged to read. At the discussion group session, we will engage in informal conversation and analysis about the points raised in the article. This group is a way to introduce participants to "hot topics" in metadata, and to provide a variety of perspectives on metadata issues. Details regarding the May meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    To join the email list, send the following in the body of an message (not the subject) to listserv@indiana.edu:subscribe metadata-discuss-l

    The Metadata Discussion Group is sponsored by the IUB Libraries Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC). Comments, questions, or ideas for discussion topics or articles can be sent to Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, at jenlrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clendenning, at lfclende@indiana.edu.
    More information on the Metadata Discussion Group can be found at . IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at .

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


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    May 30th, 2008 Issue 35, Volume -22


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News

    Staff News

    Promotion!

    Please join me in congratulating John Sherman on his promotion from ALF Cataloging Support Assistant to ALF Cataloging Support Specialist. John will also be leaving his half-time position in circulation at the Business/SPEA Library to work full-time in the Serials Cataloging Unit. His first full day will be Monday June 2nd. We are very pleased to have him aboard.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler

    Partial Leave of Absence

    Effective June 1, Alex Wenner, Cataloger for the Monographic Original Cataloging Unit, will begin a partial discretionary leave of absence.  Alex will continue performing his current duties for 20 hours each week.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin , Director of Human Resources

    Resignation

    Carlton Stokes has accepted a new position as a software developer at Volkswagen Credit in Libertyville, Illinois. Carlton has served as Programmer/Analyst in the Technical Services Department since February 18, 2002. His last day on the job is Friday, May 30.

    Carlton began his library career in 1996 when he was hired as the half-time Assistant to the Slavic Bibliographer, a position he held for two years. He also worked for a year as a student employee in the former Information Online Cataloging Management (IOCM) Department before accepting a fulltime staff position as a Serials Control Coordinator in 1998. In 2000, Carlton was hired as the Cataloging/Acquisitions Specialist for Slavic, African and Central Eurasian Languages in the Area Studies Section, Cataloging Division.

    During the past twelve years, Carlton has realized numerous achievements, particularly in the area of programming and the writing of scripts. Thanks to his accomplishments, the Technical Services Department has been able to realize improved work processes and increased productivity through the use of automation. In 2005, Carlton received the Libraries Professional/Administrative Staff Award in recognition of his many substantial contributions to the Libraries.

    Although we are disappointed to lose him, we celebrate Carlton’s new position and wish his all the best in his future career.

    Submitted by: Mechael D. Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services


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    June


    June 6th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 23 | June 13th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 24
    June 20th, 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 24 | June 27th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 25



    June 6th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 23


    This Week in IUL News


  • Staff News
  • Library Wide Oliver Winery Event Invite!

    Staff News

    Resignations

    Ben Peck has resigned his position in the Cook Music Library effective June 5, 2008.  Ben has accepted a position at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, as Music Librarian.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler , HR and Staff Development Coordinator

    Karen Ruckriegel has resigned her position as Payroll Transaction Associate in the Libraries, effective June 13, and accepted a half time position as Compensation Program Associate with University Human Resources. She will be missed by all in Libraries Financial Services. Please join us in wishing Karen the best of luck.

    Submitted by: Janet Seymour, Libraries Business and Financial Services Manager


    Library News and Events


    Library Wide Oliver Winery Event Invite!

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us!

    When: Friday, June 20th: from 2:30-4:30pm
    Where: Oliver Winery, Bloomington IN

    Oliver Winery's web site
    Google Map

    Tours of the winery, wine-tasting, and cheese-tasting will all be available for your enjoyment along with the company of your fellow wine & cheese-loving librarians.  Bring a friend - maybe someone who would be interested in either joining InULA or learning about our scholarships and professional funding opportunities.  Information and membership forms will be available for you to peruse as you munch, sip, and chat!

    Please be sure to RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest.  We need to know how big to make the cheese platter!

    Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist
    Digital Library Program


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    June 13th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 24


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Library Wide Oliver Winery Event Invite!
  • SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable During Rollover to 2009

    Staff News


    Two New Arrivals! Welcome to the IU Libraries!

    Please join me in welcoming Malia Willey as the Visiting Librarian for History, Religious Studies, Classical Studies, and History and Philosophy of Science at IU-B Libraries.  This is a half-time, 10-month appointment, replacing Celestina Savonius-Wroth who is leaving on sabbatical for the 2008-09 academic year.

    Malia holds a Master of Arts (2007) in History from the University of Maine, and is currently completing her Master of Library Science at Indiana University Bloomington.  Malia speaks French and has bibliographic knowledge of Latin and Spanish.

    Prior to accepting this position, Malia was a reference assistant with Walden University and also an instruction assistant in the Herman B. Wells Library. Before that, she worked as a teaching assistant in history at the University of Maine and as a special project assistant in the Maine Folklife Center and Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History.  Her previous teaching experience also includes a year as an English teacher in Jeong Myeong Girl’s High School in South Korea.

    Malia’s teaching, reference, and bibliographic instruction experience and her background in history will serve us well in the following months. 

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, Head of SALC

    Andrew Rhoda has accepted the ALF Cataloging Specialist position in the Lilly Library effective June 9th. Andrew recently received his MLS with a specialization in Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship. He has also served as an intern to the Curator of Books in the Lilly, and as a student assistant for the Librarian for English & American Literature, Film Studies, Philosophy, and Theater & Drama.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources


    Library News and Events

    Library Wide Oliver Winery Event Invite!

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us!

    When: Friday, June 20th: from 2:30-4:30pm
    Where: Oliver Winery, Bloomington IN

    Oliver Winery's web site
    Google Map

    Tours of the winery, wine-tasting, and cheese-tasting will all be available for your enjoyment along with the company of your fellow wine & cheese-loving librarians.  Bring a friend - maybe someone who would be interested in either joining InULA or learning about our scholarships and professional funding opportunities.  Information and membership forms will be available for you to peruse as you munch, sip, and chat!

    Please be sure to RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest.  We need to know how big to make the cheese platter!

    Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist Digital Library Program

    SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable During Rollover to 2009
     
    SirsiDynix rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2009 will commence the last full week of June.  To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 24.  A notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed.  All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover.  Cataloging is not affected by rollover.  Serials check-in should cease.  A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available on the intranet at
     
     http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=procedure&Id=527 .
     
    Normal activity is expected to resume on Tuesday, July 1. 
     
    Please plan your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix acquisitions beginning June 24.  With your cooperation, we look forward to another quick and successful rollover.
     
    Submitted by: Kay Martin; Head of Acquisitions Accounting, Technical Services, Herman B. Wells Library


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    June 20th, 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 25

    This Week in IUL News


  • Inaugural Libraries PA Retreat
  • Library Wide Oliver Winery Event, Today! 
  • SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable During Rollover to 2009
  • New Support Staff Job Postings


    Library News & Events

    Inaugural Libraries PA Retreat

    The inaugural IUB Libraries PA Retreat was held Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the Wells House. Lunch was provided by Panera Bread. Dean Steele welcomed the group and we had a short get acquainted period.

    The program was presented by Kathy Bayless, Chris Arvin, and Joellan Muyskens from the Recreational Sports Division of HPER. They spoke about the physical portion of the wellness model and how activity and nutrition plays an important role in staying well physically. Chris introduced some flex exercises and Joellan demonstrated some stretch and relaxation exercises that can be done at the work area.

    This was a very good first step towards strengthening the PA group and building community within the group. There were 25% of the Professional Staff in attendance. Planning for next year’s retreat should begin early in fiscal year 2009. Please let a PA Council officer know if you are interested in being on the committee.

    Submitted by: Janet Seymour, IUB Libraries PA Council Secretary

    Library Wide Oliver Winery Event, Today!

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us!

    When: Today! Friday, June 20th: from 2:30-4:30pm
    Where: Oliver Winery, Bloomington IN

    Oliver Winery's web site
    Google Map ,-86.566086&spn=0.303901,0.449753&z=11&iwloc=A>

    Tours of the winery, wine-tasting, and cheese-tasting will all be available for your enjoyment along with the company of your fellow wine & cheese-loving librarians. Bring a friend - maybe someone who would be interested in either joining InULA or learning about our scholarships and professional funding opportunities. Information and membership forms will be available for you to peruse as you munch, sip, and chat!

    Please be sure to RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest. We need to know how big to make the cheese platter!

    Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist Digital Library Program

    SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable During Rollover to 2009

    SirsiDynix rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2009 will commence the last full week of June. To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 24. A notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed. All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover. Cataloging is not affected by rollover. Serials check-in should cease. A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available on the intranet at
    http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=procedure&Id=527 .

    Normal activity is expected to resume on Tuesday, July 1.

    Please plan your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix acquisitions beginning June 24. With your cooperation, we look forward to another quick and successful rollover.

    Submitted by: Kay Martin; Head of Acquisitions Accounting, Technical Services, Herman B. Wells Library


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    June 27th, 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 26


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Bloomington Library Faculty Council Members for 2008/2009
  • SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable During Rollover to 2009
  • New Support Staff Job Postings!

    Staff News


    Resignations

    Effective June 24, Brian Johnson resigned his position as ALF Internal Processing Assistant for the ALF Internal Processing unit of Customer & Access Services.  Brian is moving out of the area.

    Effective June 23, Hillary Veeder resigned her position as Senior Circulation Assistant for the Fine Arts Library.  Hillary resigned her position to be with her family.

    Effective July 11, Lindley Shedd resigned her position as Digital Imagining Specialist for the Digital Library Program.  Lindley has accepted the Media Services Librarian position at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin Director of Library Human Resources 


    Library News and Events


    Bloomington Library Faculty Council Members for 2008/2009

    The following five people have been elected to serve on the BLFC for the 2008-2010 term :  
     
    Jennifer Laherty    (Reference)
    Sherri Michaels    (Customer and Access Services)
    Andrea Singer    (Government Information, Microforms, and Statistical Services)
    Tony White    (Fine Arts Library)
    Peter Hook    (Law Library)
     
    In addition, the following four people are continuing from last year (2007-2009 term):
     
    Elizabeth Johnson    (Lilly Library)
    Dina Kellams    (University Archives and Records Management)
    Mary Strow    (Reference)  (Replacing Erika Dowell as she becomes BFC Unit #12 Representative)
    Nonie Watt    (Law Library)
     
    Furthermore, Erika Dowell (Lilly Library) will be the BFC Unit #12 Representative to the BLFC (2008-2009 term).
     
    Submitted by: Peter Hook, Chair, BLFC Elections Committee, IUB

    SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable During Rollover to 2009

    SirsiDynix rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2009 will commence the last full week of June.  To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 24.  A notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed.  All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover.  Cataloging is not affected by rollover.  Serials check-in should cease.  A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available on the intranet at 

     http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=procedure&Id=527 . 

    Normal activity is expected to resume on Tuesday, July 1.   

    Please plan your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix acquisitions beginning June 24.  With your cooperation, we look forward to another quick and successful rollover.

    Submitted by: Kay Martin; Head of Acquisitions Accounting, Technical Services, Herman B. Wells Library 

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    July


    July 3rd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 27July 11th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 28
    July 18th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 29 | July 25th - Volume 35, Issue 30



     July 3rd 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 27
     

    This Week in IUL News

  • InULA Election Results
  • We all Scream for Ice Cream!
  • Two New Staff Job Postings

    Library News and Events

    InULA Election Results

    Please share in congratulating our new InULA Officers:

    Sherri Michaels (Bloomington) – Vice President / President Elect 
    Eric Snajdr (Indianapolis) – Secretary     
    Judith Garrison (Fort Wayne) – Representative at Large
    Jennifer Laherty (Bloomington) – Representative at Large
    Tony White (Bloomington) – Representative at Large

    Returning Officers are:

    Dina Kellams (Bloomington) - President
    Monique Threatt (Bloomington)  – Immediate Past President
    Wendell Johnting (Indianapolis) – Treasurer

    The changes to the bylaws that was also on the ballot was passed by the membership.

    Thank you to all who participated! 

    Submitted by: Kirsten Leonard, InULA Secretary (2006-2008)

    We all Scream for Ice Cream!

    Please join the IUB Libraries for an ice cream social

    When: Thursday, July 31
    Time: 2-4pm
    Where: Wells House, 1321 E. Tenth St.

    To make sure there is enough ice cream for everyone,
    please RSVP to libadmin@indiana.edu by July 25.

    Submitted by: Alicia McCarther, Library Administrative Secretary


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    July 11th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 28


    This Week in IUL News

  • We all Scream for Ice Cream!
  • Bowling Outing with InULA


    Library News and Events

    We all Scream for Ice Cream!

    Please join the IUB Libraries for an ice cream social

    When: Thursday, July 31
    Time: 2-4pm
    Where: Wells House, 1321 E. Tenth St.

    To make sure there is enough ice cream for everyone, please RSVP to libadmin@indiana.edu by July 25.

    Submitted by: Alicia McCarther, Library Administrative Secretary

    Bowling Outing with InULA

  • Where: Suburban Lanes on Google Maps
  • When: July 24th 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $5.00


    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for bowling at Suburban Lanes on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-10:00pm. Whether you are an expert bowler or never been in a stand-off with a bowling pin in your life, there is always fun to be had at the bowling alley, especially with your fellow librarians! The jukebox has an extraordinary selection of inspirational bowling tunes (including, but not limited to, all the best of Journey, Foreigner, AND Bon Jovi!), the atmosphere is smoke-free, and drinks and munchies are always available (highly recommended as part of your evening of bowling).

    There will be a cost for this event - $5 per person. That covers shoe rental, bowling ball, and however many games we bowl that evening. Please be sure to RSVP to Julie Hardesty if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest. We will provide pizzas for your munching enjoyment but it will be good to know how much pie we should have available.

    This is the 2nd of our monthly events that are becoming standard fare for being part of InULA. Possible future events include visiting the IMA and hiking in Hoosier National Forest so stay tuned and we'll see you at Suburban Lanes on Thursday, July 24!

    Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist Digital Library Program

     

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    July 18th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 29


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • We all Scream for Ice Cream!
  • Bowling Outing with InULA, Be Sure to RSVP


    Staff News

    New Hires, Welcome to the IU Library System!

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Schwier as Assistant Archivist in the Office of Archives and Records Management. Carrie is a recent graduate of the IU School of Library and Information Science where she received the MLS with a Specialization in Archives and Records Management. Carrie also has a Master’s Degree in Art History from IU, and a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College. As Assistant Archivist, Carrie’s responsibilities will include arranging and describing archival collections, providing reference service, supervising the encoding of records in the TEI mark-up language, managing the architectural records collection, and supervising scanning projects.

    Submitted by: Phil Bantin, Director of the Office of University Archives and Records Management

    Effective 7/16/08 Celeste Schulman has accepted the Circulation Assistant Supervisor/Assistant Stacks Coordinator position in the Cook Music Library. Celeste has a Bachelor of Music in Performance and is currently enrolled in SLIS. She has performed professionally with several symphony and other orchestras, and served as assistant music librarian for Luzerne Music Center in New York.

    Submitted by: Suzie Trisler, LHR and Staff Development Coordinator

    Resignations and Relocations

    Sarah Cornell is relocating to Rome, Italy for the coming academic year. She has resigned her position as Serials Procurement Specialist effective July 25th. Sarah plans to enjoy some free time, travel, and perhaps engage in some freelance research work. Jennifer Henry has resigned her position as Electronic Resources Acquisitions Assistant in Technical Services effective July 24th. Jennifer and her husband are moving to their home town - Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jennifer’s husband recently graduated from IU Law School and has accepted a position there.
     
    Jennifer Sweeny, Reference/Technical Associate in GIMSS, has accepted a position in the Office of Overseas Studies. Her last day in GIMSS will be July 26th.
     
    Submitted by: Suzie Trisler, LHR and Staff Development Coordinator

    Linda Butler Retires

    Effective September 2, 2008, Linda Butler will retire after 23 years of dedicated service to the Libraries. Linda began her library career in the Music Library as a Clerk-Typist in 1968. After 4 years and a promotion, she left to serve her country in the US Army. She served from April 1973 to January 1977, and again from July 1979 through July 1982. Between 1973 and 1977, she pursued her BS in School Libraries and Audio-visual Services here at Indiana University. In 1982, Linda returned to the libraries as a student assistant in the Serials Department and then to the Chemistry Library as the Sr. Acquisitions Assistant. In 1989, she took some time off to complete her MLS. After receiving her MLS, Linda once again returned to the libraries as a Catalog Reviser in IOCM and after 3 years was promoted to Branch Coordinator for the Journalism Library in 1993. During her many years at Journalism she assisted and participated as transitions were made from moving to electronic reserve, planning for renovations and remodeling , and then downsizing the physical collection and equipment as the libraries planned for a redirection of services offered. She was the one constant between 1998 and June 2007 when library services were downsized. At that time, Linda returned to the Wells Library to work with SALC/Collection Development in the Gifts area.

    In October 2007 Linda transferred to GIMSS as the Public Services, Computer Services and Microforms Coordinator, the position from which she will retire. It is easy to see that over the years, Linda has made many significant and valuable contributions to the Libraries. In her well earned retirement Linda plans to attend operas, study and collect Pueblo Indian pottery, and enjoy Brown County and Southern Indiana.

    Submitted by: Suzie Trisler, LHR and Staff Development Coordinator


    Library News and Events

    We all Scream for Ice Cream!

    Please join the IUB Libraries for an ice cream social

    When: Thursday, July 31 Time: 2-4pm
    Where: Wells House, 1321 E. Tenth St.

    To make sure there is enough ice cream for everyone, please RSVP to libadmin@indiana.edu by July 25.

    Submitted by: Alicia McCarther, Library Administrative Secretary

    Bowling Outing with InULA


    Where: Suburban Lanes on Google Maps
    When: July 24th 6:00-10:00 p.m.
    Cost: $5.00

    The RSVP deadline is approaching!

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for bowling at Suburban Lanes on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-10:00pm. There will be a cost for this event - $5 per person. That covers shoe rental, bowling ball, and however many games we bowl that evening.

    Please be sure to RSVP to Julie Hardesty if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest. We will provide pizzas for your munching enjoyment but it will be good to know how much pie we should have available. This is the 2nd of our monthly events that are becoming standard fare for being part of InULA. Possible future events include visiting the IMA and hiking in Hoosier National Forest so stay tuned and we'll see you at Suburban Lanes on Thursday, July 24!

    Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist Digital Library Program

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    July 25th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 30

    This Week in IUL News


  • Staff News
  • New Indiana State Library Listserv
  • Last Day to RSVP for the Library Wide Ice Cream Social
  • There is an Elephant in the Library

    Staff News


    Resignations and Relocations

    Lynn VanLeer has completed her MLS and is returning to Colorado to continue her job search. Her resignation as Sr. Collections/Reference Assistant with the SALC - Slavic Collection is effective August 1st.

    Effective July 25th, Teri Herron, Music Library, resigned her position and has accepted a position as assistant professor in music at Delta State University (Cleveland, MS) for the Fall 2008 semester.

    Submitted by: Suzie Trisler, LHR and Staff Development Coordinator


    Library News and Events


    New Indiana State Library Listserv

    Beginning next Monday, July 21, the State Library will begin distributing information pertinent to all Indiana librarians through the INlibraries listserv. This includes updates and important information about statewide library services (such as INSPIRE, INfoExpress, WebJunction IN, etc.), SOLINET news and opportunities, librarian certification announcements, and new State Library initiatives and grant opportunities.

    Rather than focus on particular specializations in librarianship, the purpose of this listserv is to create a forum to discuss information, issues, services, and opportunities that affect every librarian statewide. Other information focused on specific specializations (public, academic, special, etc.) should be reserved for the listserv addressing that field (INpublib, AIME, ALI, etc.).

    Please subscribe to INlibraries at http://www.in.gov/library/2735.htm.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Directory of Library Human Resources

    Last Day to RSVP for the Library Wide Ice Cream Social

    Please join the IUB Libraries for an ice cream social

    When: Thursday, July 31
    Time: 2-4pm
    Where: Wells House, 1321 E. Tenth St.

    * To make sure there is enough ice cream for everyone, *
    * please RSVP to libadmin@indiana.edu by July 25. *

    Submitted by: Alicia McCarther, Library Administrative Secretary

    There is an Elephant in the Library

    IU and the University of Michigan are leading an effort to create a shared digital repository—a space to share and archive our digital collections.  Already our peers in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation are initial partners in this undertaking and will contribute their materials, but this will grow to be a national effort. We aspire to create the universal library, and other research libraries have expressed keen interest in participating.  

    The repository provides a means to store and preserve digital content for the long term. But perhaps the most exciting—and nebulous—component of the undertaking will be defining how to serve researchers: identifying what services they will need to search and use such a large digital collection, and how we as a library community will provide those services. We believe that researchers will benefit from the expert curation and consistent access they have long associated with research libraries and that we will continue to serve them well in the digital future.   

    We’re calling the repository HathiTrust.  Hathi (pronounced HAH-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength. Trust is a core value of the CIC research libraries and one of their greatest assets. In combination, the words convey the key benefits researchers can expect from a first-of-its-kind shared digital repository.

    The desire to create HathiTrust grew, in part, as a result of the CIC partnership with Google announced last summer. As Google digitizes collections from the CIC Libraries, we have a need to manage the digital files. As you know, our first Google shipment for scanning leaves on August 20. 

    Content in the repository, however, is not limited to Google scans. Our aspirations, at the very least, are to bring together all of the digitized books and journals held by libraries, to provide secure, long-term storage and (where possible) access, and to aid in larger preservation efforts for printed materials.
    We expect to announce the creation of HathiTrust to the library community within the next week or two.

    Submitted by: Pat Steele, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries 


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