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June

June 1, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 22 | June 7, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 23
June 15, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 24 | June 22, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 25 

 June 29, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 26

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June 1, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 22

Staff News

Dr. Junko Tanaka has accepted the appointment as the half-time Senior Japanese Monographic PCC/NACO Cataloger in the Area Studies Cataloging Section of the Cataloging Division, a position formerly held by the late Dr. Mayumi Koide. Junko has served the IUB Libraries previously as a Japanese student assistant in the East Asian SALC Office (1996-2001), as a student East Asian Cataloging Assistant in the Area Studies Cataloging Section (1999-2001), and most recently as an Acquisitions Coordinator (2002-2004) in the Monograph Orders and Approvals Section of the Acquisitions Division. Junko also currently works remotely as an Assistant Librarian for the Lumbini International Research Institute in Lumbini, Nepal. She earned a B.A. in English from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. From Indiana University she earned an M.A. in Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Language Education.

Submitted by: Jackie Byrd, Head, Area Studies Cataloging Section, IUB.




Job Postings

PA Staff
Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Senior Applications Specialist
Libraries Information Technology
PAE13

Systems Analyst/Programmer, Sakaibrary
Libraries Information Technology
PAE13

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Visiting Librarian for African Studies (part-time, 10 month appointment)

Music Collection Development Librarian and Associate Director, William and Gayle Cook Music Library

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

Head, Fine Arts Library (Assistant or Associate Librarian), Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

IUN Librarian
Apply at http://www.iun.edu/~jobsnw/2007DirLibrarySvcs%20Jan.shtml

Director - Library Services




Library News & Events

The IPFW Library and its partner, Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, has been awarded a $23,596.00 LSTA Indiana Digitization grant entitled "History of the Miami Indians in Northeast Indiana." The "History of Miami Indians in Northeast Indiana" project focuses on creating digital images of approximately 700 archival materials, artifacts, and other historical pieces related to the history of the Miami Indians and related non-Native peoples in northeast Indiana. The Miami Indians were one of the largest Native American tribes in the Great Lakes Region and became one of the most powerful opponents to the early United States. This digital collection will complement and build upon IPFW’s 2006 LSTA grant "That Glorious Gate" which funded the digitization of maps and other materials from the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society related to the impact of location on the confluence of three rivers to the founding and development of Fort Wayne (see this digital project now available at http://acfwhs.lib.ipfw.edu/).

Like "That Glorious Gate" this digital collection will serve to enhance the Historical Society’s extensive outreach program to elementary and secondary schools. In addition, it will provide a valuable resource for students, historians, genealogists, and others who otherwise would not have ready access to these materials. This collection will also provide digital resource support to the WFWA PBS 39 "We Shall Remain" community grant project on Native American history.

Look for this new collection in the Spring of 2008.

Cheryl Truesdell, Grant Project Manager

Submitted by: Cheryl B. Truesdell, Associate Library Director, Indiana University - Purdue University, Helmke Library.


Intellectual Freedom Round Table Offering an Exciting Preconference for ALA Annual 2007!

Celebrating the Library Bill of Rights

Thursday, June 21, 2007, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend an afternoon with library intellectual freedom activists from around the United States as we celebrate one of our profession's most important documents: The American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights. A panel of speakers who have faced challenges will talk about what the LBOR means to them. Then, there will be an opportunity to participate in facilitated table discussions of the many LBOR interpretations that have been passed by ALA Council over the years.

This program is guaranteed to engage and enthuse participants.

Tickets: $25

To register, just check off *Celebrating the Library Bill of Rights* on your ALA paper or online form. If you've already registered for the Conference, call 1-800-545-2433 extension 5 to add this preconference to your itinerary. For more information on the American Library Association Annual Conference, please visit www.ala.org

Submitted by: Sylvia Turchin, Section Head, Western European Cataloging Section, IUB.



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June 7, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 23

Staff News

Effective June 18, Damian Sobieralski accepted the position of Systems Analyst/Programmer for the Sakaibrary project (a project to integrate licensed library resources with Sakai). Damian is currently a Senior Technology Support Analyst for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Information Technology at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Indiana University in 1995.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.




Job Postings

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Visiting Librarian for African Studies (part-time, 10 month appointment)

Music Collection Development Librarian and Associate Director, William and Gayle Cook Music Library

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

Head, Fine Arts Library (Assistant or Associate Librarian), Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

IUN Librarian
Apply at http://www.iun.edu/~jobsnw/2007DirLibrarySvcs%20Jan.shtml

Director - Library Services




Library News & Events

IULFC MEETING

The IULFC will meet on Monday, June 18th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, EDT. All librarians are welcome to attend. Please let me know if you are on the Northwest, Fort Wayne, or East campuses and we will arrange to have the video link setup (all other campuses are already going to be in the link).

Submitted by: Michael Maben, IULFC Secretary, IUB.


ALF Statistical Report (through May 31, 2007)

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I. MONTHLY ACCESSIONS REPORT

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In May 2007 there were 23,672 items accessioned into the ALF collections vault. Here is a breakdown of the major collection categories to which these materials belonged.

Former Location Items Accessioned

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IUB Libraries collections 22,558

CIC Libraries 314

Lilly Library 782

University Archives 18

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Totals 23,672

II. TOTAL ACCESSIONS REPORT

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Through May 31, 2007 there had been 1,450,778 items accessioned into the ALF collections vault. Here is a breakdown of the major collection categories that these collections constitute and the number of shelves each category occupies.

Categories ALF Shelves Occupied Items Accessioned into ALF

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CIC 10 1,190

Films 279 6,340

Law Library 634 61,745

Lilly Library 582 31,002

University Archives 869 6,821

IUB Libraries collections 6,739 1,343,680

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Totals 9,113 1,450,778

III. MONTHLY RETRIEVAL & DELIVERY SERVICES REPORT

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In May 2007 there were 1,947 items retrieved from the ALF and delivered to the location selected by the requestors.

The items were delivered to the following locations:

Delivery Destination Number Delivered Pct. Of Total

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ALF Conference Room 0 0.0%

ALF Scanning Service 471 24.2%

BUS/SPEA Library 11 0.6%

Chemistry Library 37 1.9%

Document Delivery Svcs. 265 13.6%

Education Library 53 2.7%

Fine Arts Library 21 1.1%

Geography/Map Library 11 0.6%

Geology Library 12 0.6%

HPER Library 21 1.1%

Journalism Library 13 0.7%

Law Library 23 1.2%

Life Sciences Library 23 1.2%

Lilly Library 91 4.7%

Music Library 12 0.6%

Neal-Marshall BCC Library 1 0.1%

Optometry Library 0 0.0%

Regional Campus Libraries 78 4.0%

Reserve/Media Desk 4 0.2%

Swain Hall Library 16 0.8%

University Archives 100 5.1%

Wells Library 684 35.1%

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Total 1,947 100%

IV. ALF CAPACITY REPORT

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There are 9,113 shelves now occupied in the ALF collections vault. There are 13,499 shelves available in the ALF collections vault.

67.5% of the capacity of the ALF collections vault has now been filled.

Submitted by: Vaughn Nuest, Manager, Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility, IUB.


Intellectual Freedom Round Table Offering an Exciting Preconference for ALA Annual 2007!

Celebrating the Library Bill of Rights

Thursday, June 21, 2007, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend an afternoon with library intellectual freedom activists from around the United States as we celebrate one of our profession's most important documents: The American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights. A panel of speakers who have faced challenges will talk about what the LBOR means to them. Then, there will be an opportunity to participate in facilitated table discussions of the many LBOR interpretations that have been passed by ALA Council over the years.

This program is guaranteed to engage and enthuse participants.

Tickets: $25

To register, just check off *Celebrating the Library Bill of Rights* on your ALA paper or online form. If you've already registered for the Conference, call 1-800-545-2433 extension 5 to add this preconference to your itinerary. For more information on the American Library Association Annual Conference, please visit www.ala.org

Submitted by: Sylvia Turchin, Section Head, Western European Cataloging Section, IUB.



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June 15, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 24

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June 22, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 25

Staff News

Effective June 26, Daniel Bruhn accepted the position of Sr. Applications Specialist for LIT. Daniel is currently the Sr. IT Systems Administrator for Finelight Strategic Marketing. His experience also includes founding his own locally based consulting company, Deep Water Consulting. Daniel has also worked for IU’s Office of the Vice President of IT as a Sr. IT Support Consultant and for Athletics as a Sr. Film and Communications Specialist.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources Staff & Development Coordinator, IUB.




Job Postings

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Visiting Librarian for African Studies (part-time, 10 month appointment)

Music Collection Development Librarian and Associate Director, William and Gayle Cook Music Library

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

Head, Fine Arts Library (Assistant or Associate Librarian), Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

IUN Librarian
Apply at http://www.iun.edu/~jobsnw/2007DirLibrarySvcs%20Jan.shtml

Director - Library Services




Library News & Events

IU Librarians:

In order to serve you better the IULFC Librarian’s Day committee requests that you complete the following brief 12 question survey regarding IU Librarian’s Day. Completion of this survey by ALL IU librarians (not just those who attended this year’s event) would be greatly appreciated.

The survey:

http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226KDE6GTRT

Many thanks,

Kristi Palmer
Susan Thomas
Lora Baldwin
Elizabeth Johnson

Submitted by: Kristi L. Palmer, Assistant Librarian, IUPUI.


SIRSI ACQUISITIONS UNAVAILABLE DURING ROLLOVER TO 2008

Sirsi rollover of acquisitions records to fiscal year 2008 will commence the last week of June. To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of Worklows beginning June 26. 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 Monday, July 2.

Please plan your work so that you will not use Sirsi acquisitions beginning June 26. With your cooperation, we look forward to another quick and successful rollover.

Submitted by: Kay Martin,Head, Acquisitions Accounting, IUB.


SLIS Alumni/ae:

If you are attending the ALA Conference in DC later this month, you are invited to be our guest at the SLIS Alumni reception at a local DC restaurant. We have planned food/appetizers and a selection of beverages.

This is a good opportunity to meet those who may be working in your field of interest.

When: Sunday June 24, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St, N.W.

(in part of the Atrium -- there will be signs)

Check out the restaurant at: http://www.ebbitt.com

Please let me know if you will be there; you're welcome to bring someone with you. RSVP to me via email, or SLIS toll-free no.:888-335-7547.

See you there!

Sarah Burton burtonsp@indiana.edu MLS '94

Submitted by: Sarah Burton, SLIS, IUB.



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June 29, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 26

Staff News

Effective July 19, Sarah Carter has resigned her position as Senior Circulation Assistant for the Fine Arts Library. Sarah has accepted the position of Research & Instruction Services Librarian at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL.

Effective July 14, John Morriberon has resigned his position as Reference/Technical Assistant for the Education Library. John is relocating to Virginia.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources Staff & Development Coordinator, IUB.




Job Postings

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Visiting Librarian for African Studies (part-time, 10 month appointment)

Music Collection Development Librarian and Associate Director, William and Gayle Cook Music Library

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

Head, Fine Arts Library (Assistant or Associate Librarian), Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

IUN Librarian
Apply at http://www.iun.edu/~jobsnw/2007DirLibrarySvcs%20Jan.shtml

Director - Library Services




Library News & Events


IU Librarians:

In order to serve you better the IULFC Librarian’s Day committee requests that you complete the following brief 12 question survey regarding IU Librarian’s Day. Completion of this survey by ALL IU librarians (not just those who attended this year’s event) would be greatly appreciated.

The survey:

http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226KDE6GTRT

Many thanks,

Kristi Palmer
Susan Thomas
Lora Baldwin
Elizabeth Johnson

Submitted by: Kristi L. Palmer, Assistant Librarian, IUPUI.



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July

July 6, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 27 | July 13, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 28
July 20, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 29 | July 27, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 30

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July 6, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 27

Staff News

Effective July 2, Joseph Dresselhaus resigned his position as Library Services Assistant for Walden University. Joseph accepted a full-time position at the Law Library.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Instructional Services Librarian Appointed

The Indiana University Libraries are pleased to announce that Carrie Donovan has been appointed the Instructional Services Librarian in the Information Commons Undergraduate Library Services Department. In February 2006 Carrie became the Visiting Instructional Services Librarian after national search for the position. Carrie brings over 7 years of experience in Instruction, Information Literacy, and Reference services to this position. Carrie has been the Collection Manager for Gender Studies since August of 2006. She has held positions at the University of Southern Indiana and University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received her M.L.S. from Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) in 1999 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and Spanish in May from IUB as well.

Carrie currently represents the IUB Libraries as a member of the national Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Advisory Board and she is also an active member of the Indiana Library Federation Bibliographic Instruction/User Education Section and the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section. Carrie’s recent presentations include Information Literacy: Toward a Disciplinary Approach at the Indiana University Scholarship of Teaching & Learning series in April 2007, The Next Generation of Instruction Librarians: Academic Libraries and the Teacher Training Experience at the Association of Library & Information Science Educators Conference in January 2007, and the poster session A Recipe for Success: The Instruction Assistant Program at Indiana University at the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Instruction Section program of the ALA Annual Conference in June 2006.

Carrie Donovan’s appointment is effective as of July 1st, 2007.

Submitted by: Diane Dallis, Head, Information Commons/Undergraduate Library Services Department, IUB.


Music Collection Development Librarian & Associate Director

The Indiana University Libraries are pleased to welcome Dr. Keith Cochran as the new Music Collection Development Librarian and Associate Director of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library.

Since 2000 Dr. Cochran has been the Music Librarian at Ball State University. Prior to that he worked in the Music Library, and the Rare Book Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he received his MLS and PhD in Musicology.

He has been a contributing editor to Notes, the Journal of the Music Library Association and a member of the MLA’s Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee, and active as a presenter, reviewer and author. Dr. Cochran will take up his position beginning August 13, 2007. Please join me in welcoming Keith to the IU Libraries!

Submitted by: Philip Ponella, Director, William & Gale Cook Music Library, IUB.


Political Papers Specialist

Effective July 1, 2007 Kate Cruikshank, the Political Papers Specialist, will report to Cecile Jagodzinski, Director of Collection Development. Kate previously reported to Breon Mitchell, Director of the Lilly Library. Kate is responsible for the processing, arranging, and cataloging of modern political papers, the creation of guides to the collection, and promotion and outreach in support of the use of the papers. Kate was appointed the Political Papers Specialist in July 2004 and since then she has focused on completing the arrangement and description of the papers of former Representative Lee Hamilton and former Senator Birch Bayh. Kate’s office will remain in GIMSS.

Moving Kate and her work with modern political papers from the Lilly Library is in anticipation of a review of special collections in the Wells Library and the development of enhanced services in support of these collections. The University Archives and Records Management Department will relocate to Wells Library by the end of the fall 2007 semester. This will create the opportunity to include the Archives in the planning for special collections services in ways not possible when they were located in Bryan Hall. Planning is proceeding to move the Archives into the space formerly occupied by LIT in the east tower.

Submitted by: Carolyn Walters, Executive Associate Dean, IUB.




Job Postings

Support Staff
Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Circulation Supervisor, Position 00017515 (50% FTE) Fine Arts Library
SSOC


Library Conservation Technician, Position 00013873 (Will be posted for one week only)
Preservation
SSOD

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Visiting Librarian for African Studies (part-time, 10 month appointment)

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

Head, Fine Arts Library (Assistant or Associate Librarian), Indiana University Bloomington Libraries




Library News & Events

Journalism Library Update

Effective Monday, July 2, 2007, the Weil Journalism Library is closed for remodeling. All library materials have been removed from Ernie Pyle Hall and are in the process of being integrated into the collections of the Wells Library.

The Journalism Library is expected to reopen on August 27, 2007 with the School of Journalism assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations and oversight of the space. The collections and services planned at that facility are currently under discussion.

The IUB Libraries will continue to select and purchase Journalism subject-related online and print materials (to be housed at Wells Library), offer librarian consultation, provide virtual services, and offer instruction in information fluency for the School of Journalism. Grace Jackson-Brown will continue to assist students and faculty as collection manager for Journalism and Telecommunications.

I would like to thank Grace, Linda Butler, Journalism Branch Library Coordinator, and the many, many people who assisted (and are continuing to assist) in making this a successful transition.

Submitted by: J.B. Hill, Director of Public Services, IUB.


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July 13, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 28

Job Postings

Support Staff
Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Reference/Technical Assistant, Position 00028198
Education Library
SSOF

Circulation Supervisor, Position 00017515 (50% FTE) Fine Arts Library
SSOC


Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Visiting Librarian for African Studies (part-time, 10 month appointment)

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

Head, Fine Arts Library (Assistant or Associate Librarian), Indiana University Bloomington Libraries




Library News & Events

Vonnegut Reception
The Friends of the Lilly Library invite the public to a reception in celebration of "Mustard Gas and Roses," an exhibition on the life and works of author Kurt Vonnegut. The reception will take place at the Lilly Library on Thursday, July 19, at 5:00 p.m.

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



ALF Statistical Report (through June 30, 2007)
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I. MONTHLY ACCESSIONS REPORT
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In June 2007 there were 23,672 items accessioned into the ALF collections vault. Here is a breakdown of the major collection categories to which these materials belonged.

Former Location Items Accessioned
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IUB Libraries collections 19,651
CIC Libraries 39
Lilly Library 10
University Archives 443
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Totals 20,143

II. TOTAL ACCESSIONS REPORT
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Through June 30, 2007 there had been 1,470,921 items accessioned into the ALF collections vault. Here is a breakdown of the major collection categories that these collections constitute and the number of shelves each category occupies.

Categories ALF Shelves Occupied Items Accessioned into ALF
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CIC 13 1,229
Films 279 6,340
Law Library 634 61,745
Lilly Library 582 31,012
University Archives 918 7,264
IUB Libraries collections 6,829 1,363,331
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Totals 9,255 1,470,921


III. MONTHLY RETRIEVAL & DELIVERY SERVICES REPORT
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In June 2007 there were 1,917 items retrieved from the ALF and delivered to the location selected by the requestors.

The items were delivered to the following locations:

Delivery Destination Number Delivered Pct. Of Total
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ALF Conference Room 0 0.0%
ALF Scanning Service 377 19.7%
BUS/SPEA Library 13 0.7%
Chemistry Library 18 0.9%
Document Delivery Svcs. 236 12.3%
Education Library 14 0.7%
Fine Arts Library 21 1.1%
Geography/Map Library 15 0.8%
Geology Library 9 0.5%
HPER Library 27 1.4%
Journalism Library 6 0.3%
Law Library 20 1.0%
Life Sciences Library 13 0.7%
Lilly Library 101 5.3%
Music Library 9 0.5%
Neal-Marshall BCC Library 8 0.4%
Optometry Library 1 0.1%
Regional Campus Libraries 93 4.9%
Reserve/Media Desk 3 0.2%
Swain Hall Library 10 0.5%
University Archives 123 6.4%
Wells Library 800 41.7%


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Total 1,917 100%

IV. ALF CAPACITY REPORT
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There are 9,255 shelves now occupied in the ALF collections vault. There are 13,499 shelves available in the ALF collections vault.

68.6% of the capacity of the ALF collections vault has now been filled.

Submitted by: Vaughn Nuest, Manager, Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility, IUB.


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July 20, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 29

Staff News

Effective July 31, Dominique Kizer resigned from her position as Shifting Supervisor for Customer and Access Services. Dominique is returning to school full time.

Effective August 4, Julie Zamostny resigned from her position as Reference/Technical Associate for GIMSS. Julie has accepted the Reference/Instruction Librarian position at Castleton State College in Vermont.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Appointment of Head of Fine Arts Library

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tony White as Head, Fine Arts Library effective August 29, 2007. Prior to this appointment, Tony served at the Pratt Institute Library in Brooklyn, NY as Art and Architecture Librarian from 2004 to 2007, as well as Interim Director of Reader Services in 2006. Previous to his positions at Pratt, Tony worked in numerous art and conservation/preservation capacities, including Scanning Technician at the IUB Fine Arts Library, Graduate Assistant at the IUB Libraries Preservation Department, Conservation Assistant at Yale University, Preservation Technician at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Springfield, MA, and Assistant Director of Klein Art Works in Chicago.

Tony's academic credentials include an MFA with an emphasis in Photography, Print Media, and Book Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MLS with specialization in Art Librarianship and Special Collections from Indiana University, and a Post-MLS certificate in Preservation Management for Libraries and Archives from Rutgers University.

As Head, Fine Arts Library, Tony will oversee the operation of both the Fine Arts Library and the Fine Arts Slide Library; develop the Libraries’ collections in the areas of visual arts, art history, architecture, design and related disciplines; serve as liaison to Art History and Studio Art faculty; teach “Research Sources in Art History” for the Department of the History of Art and provide subject-specific reference assistance and instruction for students and faculty in the School of Fine Arts.

I would like to thank the members of the search and screen committee: Erika Dowell (Chair), Kara Alexander, Mary Buechley, Eileen Fry, and Sylvia Turchyn from IUB Libraries, and Wendy Calman and Patrick McNaughton from the School of Fine Arts, as well as Betty Davis for her support of the committee’s work.

Submitted by: J B Hill, Director of Public Services, IUB.


Business/SPEA Information Commons

Most of you are aware of the study that has been devoted to the Business/SPEA Library and the expressed needs of its users over the past couple of years. After receiving input and meeting with the Deans of both the Kelley School and SPEA, I have decided to transform the Business/SPEA Library into the Business/SPEA Information Commons. This change signals a new investment in the physical environment and services offered from the present library space. The Deans of the schools are so enthusiastic about the plans that they have offered to fundraise to support our efforts in this transformation.

Steven Sowell, former head of the Education Library and Coordinator for the branch libraries, will return on August 1 to the Libraries on a visiting appointment to head the Business/SPEA Information Commons. His visiting appointment could be made permanent in the future based on his former tenure status and significant experience in the IU Libraries and elsewhere. Steven will be asked to lead changes in the physical space along with service models and electronic collections. As part of that work, he will review staffing needs.

I am very excited about this transformation and about Steven’s willingness to return to the IU Libraries to accept this major initiative. The Business/SPEA Information Commons will be a vibrant and lively site that will have the flexibility to adjust to changes in technology and user needs over the years. Michael Parrish will transfer to the Business/SPEA Information Commons, reporting to Steven and keeping responsibility as the Collection Manager for Business/SPEA Monographs serving both schools. He will continue to serve as liaison to the Business and SPEA faculty members who have long depended upon his service. This shift of a branch library to a new service entity is one that is occurring all over the country and is a definite part of our future here at Indiana University.

Submitted by: Patricia A. Steele, Ruth Lilly Interim Dean of University Libraries, IUB.




Job Postings

Support Staff

Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Reference/Technical Assistant, Position 00028198
Education Library
SSOF

East Asian Acquisitions Specialist, Position 00004494 (50% FTE)
Technical Services, Monograph Receiving and FastCat
SSOF

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Visiting Librarian for African Studies (part-time, 10 month appointment)

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library


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July 27, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 30

Staff News

Effective July 25, Mary Graham accepted the position of Library Conservation Technician for the Special Collections Unit of the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory. Mary was an Assistant Conservator for the preservation laboratory and received her MLS with a Special Collections Specialization in 2006.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Appointed Visiting Librarian of African Studies

Effective August 1, 2007, Kate Schroeder will be the Visiting Librarian for African Studies at IU-B Libraries. This is a half-time, 10-month appointment, replacing Marion Frank-Wilson who is on sabbatical.

Kate holds a Master of Library Science (2004) and a Master of Arts (2000) in African History from Indiana University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (1998) in History, International Economics, and International Studies from Hastings College in Nebraska. She is currently working on her PhD dissertation on “Civilizing the Family: Race, Citizenship and Gender in German Sudwest-Afrika, 1840-1915” for which she conducted extensive research in Namibia (southern Africa) during 2005 and 2006. Kate speaks Afrikaans, German, and Zulu (a South African language) and has bibliographic knowledge of French and Portuguese.

Prior to accepting this position, Kate was the Senior Collections/Reference Assistant in the Wells Library’s African Studies Collection. Before that, she worked as a Reference Assistant at the RC Reference Desk, and as an Intern/Reference Assistant in GIMSS.

Kate also has an impressive record of publications and conference presentations. Most notably, she is the editor of “African History” in RCL: Resources for College Libraries, 3rd ed. (Choice, 2006).

Her background in African History and Library Science, as well as her teaching experience, language skills, and previous positions in the Wells Library make Kate an exceptionally well qualified candidate for this position. Please join me in welcoming her to the Libraries!

Submitted by: Moira Smith, Head of SALC, IUB.






Job Postings

Support Staff

Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Reference/Technical Associate, Position 00016409
GIMSS
SS0D

Shifting Supervisor, Position 00029751
Customer & Access Services
SSOD

East Asian Acquisitions Specialist, Position 00004494 (50% FTE)
Technical Services, Monograph Receiving and FastCat
SSOF

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

IUN Librarian
Apply at http://www.iun.edu/~jobsnw/2007RefLibrarian%20June.shtml

Reference/Instruction Librarian


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August


August 3, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 31 | August 10, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 32
August 17, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 33 | August 24, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 34 
August 31, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 35

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August 3, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 31



Job Postings

Support Staff

Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Reference/Technical Associate, Position 00016409
GIMSS
SS0D

Shifting Supervisor, Position 00029751
Customer & Access Services
SSOD

Librarian
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Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

IUN Librarian
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Reference/Instruction Librarian



Libraries News & Events

2007/08 BLFC Officers
I'm pleased to announce that BLFC has elected the BLFC and BLF officers for the 2007/08 academic year. They are:

BLFC Secretary: Jackie Byrd
BLF Secretary: David Oldenkamp
BLFC/BLF Parliamentarian: Mary Popp

Congratulations to Jackie, David and Mary.

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, 2006/07 BLFC Secretary/Metadata Librarian, IUB.

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August 10, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 32

Staff News

Effective August 20, Hillary Veeder accepted the Circulation Supervisor position for the Fine Arts Library. Hillary received her B.A. in Art History from IU; she is currently a SLIS student and will receive her MLS in 2008. Hillary currently works for the Fine Arts Library, which she has done in various positions since 2003. She also currently works in the Monographic Receiving and FastCat Unit of Technical Services.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Job Postings

Support Staff
Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Reference/Technical Associate, Position 00016409
GIMSS
SS0D

Shifting Supervisor, Position 00029751
Customer & Access Services
SSOD

Librarian
Apply at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

IUN Librarian
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Reference/Instruction Librarian


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August 17, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 33


Staff News

Effective August 25, Jerry Siddons resigned his position as Circulation Supervisor for Cus­tomer and Access Services at the Wells Library circulation desk. Jerry is relocating to his hometown.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Job Postings

Support Staff
Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

East Asian Acquisitions Specialist, Position 00031902 (50% FTE)
Tech Services, Acquisitions, Monograph Order and Approvals
SSOF

Librarian
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Reference/Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Herman B Wells Library

IUN Librarian
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Reference/Instruction Librarian


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August 24, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 34

Staff News

Effective August 28, Virginia Dearborn accepted the position of Reference/Technical Associate for the Education Library. Virginia received her undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and received her MLS from Indiana University in May of this year. Virginia has held several hourly positions at the IUB Libraries, most recently in the Walden University unit. She also worked as a Library Assistant for the Firestone Library at Princeton University.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Job Postings


Support Staff
Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

East Asian Acquisitions Specialist, Position 00031902 (50% FTE)
Tech Services, Acquisitions, Monograph Order and Approvals
SSOF

Circulation Supervisor, Position 00007583
Customer & Access Services
SSOD

IUN Librarian
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Reference/Instruction Librarian



Library News & Events


Fine Arts Slide Library Name Change

Following approval by Timothy W. Mather (Chair, Henry Radford School of Fine Arts), Patrick McNaughton (Chair, Department of Art History), Pat Steele, Ruth Lilly Interim Dean of University Libraries, and Betty Jo Irvine (outgoing Fine Arts Librarian), the Fine Arts Slide Library is now the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Visual Resources Center.

This name change from Slide Library to Visual Resources Center (VRC) conforms to a national trend, and recognizes that the “Digital Transition” has been successful at IU, and that the greater part of the resources and services of the Fine Arts Slide Library are now directed toward digital image production, description, reference, and management It also recognizes that the analog slide collection still has heavy users and that the VRC also functions as a safe repository for many personal slide collections representing the specializations of retired and former IU faculty.

The VRC will continue to be the primary support for image-based teaching in Art History, Classics, and related disciplines and will work closely with Studio faculty and graduate students as they convert to digital teaching methods. It will also be centrally concerned with the promotion, training, and effective use of the growing number of image resources provided by the IU Libraries, including ARTstor, Camio, and DIDO.

The VRC will continue to serve as a communications link between the faculty and ISS, STC, TLTC, CITO, LIT/DLP, and IU Libraries Collection Development, as the faculty depend on the coordinated services of all of these for effective daily image-based classroom teaching.

Submitted by: Eileen Fry, Fine Arts Image Librarian, IUB.


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.

Finding aids now available online:

Indiana University Research and the University Graduate School Associate Dean's records, 1986-1996, Collection C144: Research and the University Graduate School (RUGS) worked with all eight IU campuses to link research, graduate education, technology transfer, and economic development efforts system wide, and to enhance federal, state, and private support for research and graduate education. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Minorities Fellowship Program, overseen by RUGS, provided support to under-represented minority students in the University Graduate School and to some under-represented students interested in pursuing graduate study. Ronald R. Smith held the position of Associate Dean in (RUGS) from 1988 to 1996. In this position, he also served as Director of the CIC Minorities Fellowship Program from 1988 until his death in 1997. The collection consists of subject files, administrative files, and records on specific scholarships and fellowships. (2 cubic feet) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA6311

Indiana University School of Business Dean's records, 1971-1984, Collection C303: The School of Business at Indiana University was established in 1920 as the School of Commerce and Finance, with William A. Rawles as dean. Eight deans have since followed to the present tenure of Dean Daniel C. Smith. Collection consists of correspondence, administrative files, and faculty announcements from Schuyler F. Otteson's tenure as dean of the School of Business, 1971-1982. (19.6 cubic feet) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA3723

Beta Phi Mu Chi Chapter records, 1973-2002, Collection C325: The Chi Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international honor society for library and information studies, was established at Indiana University in 1971. Collection consists of administrative files that were created by various officers of the Chi Chapter from the first years of the group's existence through 2002. (1 cubic foot) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA5470


Select recent acquisitions:
Accession 2007/037: Papers of late IU Professor of Fine Arts Jean-Paul Darriau. (14 cubic feet + several oversized items)

Accession 2007/041: Office of the Registrar - Grade distribution profiles, 1976-2000 (11 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/047: Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology - Various records, including files from the Journal of Folklore Research and administrative files of the department. Records span the 1980s and 1990s. (19 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/048: Office of the Registrar - Closed course listings, 1983-2004. (19 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/049: Papers of Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts Karl Martz. (3 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/050: School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation - Oral histories. (1 cubic foot)

Accession 2007/053: Arts Administration Program - Office files, 1983-2006. (3 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/054: Bloomington Faculty Council - Minutes, circulars, and agendas for both the BFC and University Faculty Council, 1998-2007. (2 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/056: President's office records, July 2005-July 2006. (17.4 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/057: Papers of Elliott Oring, MA Folklore 1968, PhD Folklore, 1974; currently Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles. Materials include correspondence, publications, and lectures, 1970s-2004. (2 cubic feet)

Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Assistant Archivist, IUB.


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August 31, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 35

Staff News

Effective September 20, Anders Lyon accepted the position of Shifting Supervisor for the Stacks/Searching Unit of Customer and Access Services. Anders received his bachelor’s degree in Art History from IU this year and has worked as a student Shelver/Floor Coordinator in the Stacks/Searching Unit since 2004.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Appointment of Reference/Digital Services Librarian

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Laherty as Reference/Digital Services Librarian effective August 31, 2007.

Prior to this appointment, Jennifer has worked at California State University, East Bay in a number of capacities since 1996. Her most recent position was as the Collection Development Coordinator; previous positions included Assistant Collection Development Coordinator and Instructional and Research Services Librarian. Prior to her positions at CSU, Jennifer served as Reference Librarian/Business Liaison at the Orradre Library, Santa Clara University. Prior to that, Jennifer worked at Indiana University Bloomington as Graduate Assistant/Coordinator for Teter Library, as well as a graduate assistant for the Undergraduate Library, the Reference Department, and the Jordan Hall/Biology Library. Jennifer has a BA in Comparative Literature and an MLS from Indiana University Bloomington.

As Reference/Digital Services Librarian, Jennifer will be a member of the Wells Library Reference Department. She will provide reference service and instruction, provide leadership in integrating new technologies into the delivery of information services, including the continued development and marketing of digital reference initiatives, and serve as the department’s representative to the IUScholarWorks Team, providing support for the university's institutional repository and developing the department's role in this and other scholarly communication initiatives.

I would like to thank the members of the search and screen committee: Luis Gonzalez (Chair), Carrie Donovan, Craig Eich, Dave Frasier, Mary Popp, and Gabriel Swift, as well as Betty Davis for her support of the committee’s work.

Submitted by: J. B. Hill, Director of Public Services, IUB.



Job Postings

Support Staff
Apply at http://jobs.indiana.edu/

Circulation Supervisor, Position 00007583
Customer & Access Services
SSOD

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September


September 7, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 36 | September 14, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 37
September 21, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 38 | September 28, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 39

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September 7, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 36

Staff News

Effective September 10, Junko Tanaka accepted the half-time East Asian Acquisitions Specialist position for the Monograph Receiving and FastCat Section of Acquisitions. Junko is currently the half-time Japanese Cataloger for Area Studies Cataloging.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.



Libraries News & Events

EndNote: two special training opportunities coming September 26.

Donna Kirking will be visiting the IU-Bloomington campus from Thomson Scientific to offer training in EndNote. She will offer two classes in the Wells Library on Wednesday September 26. These classes are in addition to the regularly scheduled EndNote classes offered by IUB librarians. We invite librarians, faculty, and students from all IU campuses to attend.

If you wish to come to Bloomington, please register online at http://ittraining.iu.edu/workshops/schedule_by_group.aspx?group=9. We are also arranging for people to attend by remote hookup from their own campus. If you wish to register for a remote class, please register by emailing Misty Walter (mmwalter@indiana.edu) by September 19 with your name, department, and campus address. If there is a lot of interest we will arrange a central classroom on each campus; otherwise you can attend virtually from your office. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and access to a phone line (preferably a speaker phone). Further details will be sent to registered participants closer to the time.

Details of the two classes follow. Questions? Contact Moira Smith (molsmith@indiana.edu).

EndNote Basic Class

Wednesday 26 September 9:00—12:00

Wells Library W302, IU-Bloomington
This three-hour hands-on class covers the following material:

Setting basic personal preferences in EndNote, such as the display fonts.

Creating an EndNote library.

Searching online databases from within EndNote, such as PubMed.

Using direct export to import from databases such as ISI Web of Science.

Importing text files saved from online databases or other bibliographic software programs.

Using EndNote’s Cite While You Write (CWYW) with Word.

Searching on EndNote library


EndNote Advanced Q&A

Wednesday 26 September 12:15—2:00

Wells Library W302, IU-Bloomington
This is an open question-and-answer session offered by an experienced tech support person from Thomson Scientific.. The instructor will answer any questions you might have about EndNote. Bring your technical support questions, as well as questions in using advanced features such as creating styles, filters, or connection files. Feel free to bring your laptops, your documents, and your EndNote libraries.


Submitted by: Moira Smith, Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, Sociology, & Social Work, IUB.

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September 14, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 37

Staff News

Effective September 11, Jennifer Johnson accepted the position of Reference/Technical Associate for GIMSS. Jennifer received her bachelor’s from Brigham Young University with majors in both International Development and Russian, and she is currently working on her master’s degree in Central Eurasian Studies. Jennifer has worked as a student hourly in several units of Technical Services since January 2006 and recently worked for the United States Civilian Research Development Foundation.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.



Libraries News & Events


EndNote: two special training opportunities coming September 26.

Donna Kirking will be visiting the IU-Bloomington campus from Thomson Scientific to offer training in EndNote. She will offer two classes in the Wells Library on Wednesday September 26. These classes are in addition to the regularly scheduled EndNote classes offered by IUB librarians. We invite librarians, faculty, and students from all IU campuses to attend.

If you wish to come to Bloomington, please register online at http://ittraining.iu.edu/workshops/schedule_by_group.aspx?group=9. We are also arranging for people to attend by remote hookup from their own campus. If you wish to register for a remote class, please register by emailing Misty Walter (mmwalter@indiana.edu) by September 19 with your name, department, and campus address. If there is a lot of interest we will arrange a central classroom on each campus; otherwise you can attend virtually from your office. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and access to a phone line (preferably a speaker phone). Further details will be sent to registered participants closer to the time.

Details of the two classes follow. Questions? Contact Moira Smith (molsmith@indiana.edu).

EndNote Basic Class

Wednesday 26 September 9:00—12:00

Wells Library W302, IU-Bloomington
This three-hour hands-on class covers the following material:

Setting basic personal preferences in EndNote, such as the display fonts.

Creating an EndNote library.

Searching online databases from within EndNote, such as PubMed.

Using direct export to import from databases such as ISI Web of Science.

Importing text files saved from online databases or other bibliographic software programs.

Using EndNote’s Cite While You Write (CWYW) with Word.

Searching on EndNote library


EndNote Advanced Q&A

Wednesday 26 September 12:15—2:00

Wells Library W302, IU-Bloomington
This is an open question-and-answer session offered by an experienced tech support person from Thomson Scientific.. The instructor will answer any questions you might have about EndNote. Bring your technical support questions, as well as questions in using advanced features such as creating styles, filters, or connection files. Feel free to bring your laptops, your documents, and your EndNote libraries.


Submitted by: Moira Smith, Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, Sociology, & Social Work, IUB.

Archives News

Ronald Richard Smith papers, 1973-1996, Collection C143: Ronald Richard Smith was a member of the Folklore faculty at Indiana University from 1978-1997. His research centered around traditional music, festivals, movement and dance, and religion within the African Diaspora, with a focus on Caribbean peoples. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at IU, Smith also served as associate dean of the Office of Research and University Graduate School from 1988-1996, headed the IU Ethnomusicology Program, and spent one year as director of the Archives of Traditional Music. This collection consists of Smith’s papers and lectures, dissertations of some of his students, correspondence, committee files, and some classroom materials. Prominent in the papers are Smith's files on the Folklore Institute and department, such as teaching files, meeting minutes, and curriculum reviews. (2 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA6312

Frank N. Young papers, 1930-1995, Collection C153: Frank N. Young was a professor of zoology and biology at Indiana University. His research and teaching interests included ecology, entomology, and parasitology, but much of his work focused specifically on water beetles. Collection consists of correspondence, research files, publications, including his dissertation The water beetles of Florida, committee files, and teaching files. (12 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA6340

Hubert C. Heffner papers, 1919-1978, Collection C296: Hubert C. Heffner was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Speech, Theatre, and Dramatic Literature at Indiana University. After teaching at several institutions across the United States and England, he settled in Bloomington in 1955. In addition to his teaching responsibilities within the Dept. of Speech and Theatre, Heffner was acting director of the Indiana University Theatre from 1959-60 and 1970-71, and he was involved with the Indiana Theatre Circle. He retired in 1971 but continued as an occasional guest lecturer at IUB until his death in 1985.The collection consists of lecture notes, classroom handouts and teaching aids, Heffner's correspondence and personal writings, book reviews written by Heffner and files on various organizations to which he belonged throughout his career. Prominent in the teaching materials are Heffner's files on drama, especially American drama, and individual playwrights. (10 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA6210

Select recent acquisitions:
Accession 2007/063: University Reporting & Research - "Year Book" files containing detailed statistics for student enrollment and the faculty body from 1916-1944. Information included are rosters for particular schools, including the Biological Station and Indianapolis programs; African American enrollment and graduation lists; and enrollment by Indiana counties, etc. (1.8 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/065: Papers of Rosan A. Jordan (PhD Folklore, 1975) - papers include Dr. Jordan's research materials, teaching files, and correspondence. (2 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/073: Indiana Memorial Union - records dating from Winston Shindell's tenure as IMU Director; primarily chronological correspondence files (1980-2000) but also includes a guest book from the Memorial room (1962-1987), and banquets and reservation logs (1991-1994). (approx. 10 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/077: Papers of Joan Sterrenburg, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts - Papers include brochures and catalogs for exhibits, Dr. Sterrenburg's dossier, as well as samples of paper, slides on the process of papermaking, and related publications. (3 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/085: Indiana Memorial Union - administrative records spanning 1955-1989; prominent files include information on the IMU renovations. (4 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/087: Dept. of Folklore and Ethnomusicology - student papers (2005-2006) to be added to the Folklore Collection. (1 cubic foot)

Accession 2007/091: University Counsel - general litigation files, 1966-2003. Closed to researchers at this time. (13 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/096: President's office - Committee files. (1.8 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/100: Office of Summer Sessions and Special Programs - Publications and photographs. (7 cubic feet)

Accession 2007/101: President's office - Speeches of President Adam W. Herbert, 2003-2007. (2 cubic feet)

Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist, IUB.


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September 21, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 38




Libraries News & Events


Pre-Construction Work for ALF2 Begins

On Monday, September 24, work crews from ATC Associates, Inc., will begin drilling and conducting underground sounding tests of the land adjacent to the ALF where the ALF2 addition will be constructed. The borings and tests will be analyzed in order to help the project team determine the optimal location and construction technique for the ALF2 foundation.

The drilling and sounding tests were recommended by the construction project team, comprised of representatives from the Libraries, the University Architect's Office, the IU Physical Plant and the project's general contractor. The construction team has formally met twice to identify the project components and to establish a project cost estimate.

The project calls for an addition of another six-aisle, high-density storage module to south of the existing building, connecting to the first storage module (or collections vault). There are just over 1.5 million items on the shelves in the current vault, which is filled to about 75% of it's capacity. The new module will add shelving space for as many as 2.8 million bound volumes, or somewhat less if filled with larger items.

The construction project is expected be taken to the Indiana University Board of Trustees for approval in December. If approval is granted there, further required approvals will be sought from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the State Budgetary Committee.

If the approval processes occur as scheduled and all approvals are granted, it is hoped that construction for the planned addition to the ALF would begin sometime in the Spring of 2008. The construction process should take 9-12 months to complete.

Submitted by: Jim Champion, Libraries Facilities and Renovation Officer & Vaughn Nuest, Manager, Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility, IUB.


InULA Membership Drive

You are cordially invited to join your colleagues in the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) and enjoy the many benefits of membership, including professional development, grant opportunities, and serving on our committees. Please recommend membership to your colleagues if they are not members!

Your InULA membership provides opportunities for:
Professional research grants
Individual research support
Catalyst for exchange of ideas
Informal networking with colleagues
Scholarships to SLIS students
InULA listserv for latest news
InULA Notes newsletter for in-depth news http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/notes/
Visit the InULA website to complete the online Membership & Committee Form http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html.

After completing the online membership form print a copy of the completed form and mail with your membership check to Wendell Johnting, Inlow Hall, IH 135L, IUPUI.

Submitted by: Frances A. Huehls, Philanthropic Studies Collections, University Library, IUPUI.


Earth as Art Contest for GIS Day 2007

Are you interested in geography and imagery of the earth? Would you like to see your artwork exhibited in the Herron School of Art Library? Then Enter the GIS Day Earth as Art Contest!

Purpose: The contest goal is to marry art and geography. Participants are invited to use the power of art to display a creative and interesting aspect of geography. Works can be based on satellite imagery, aerial photography, elevation data, infrared imagery, or map features from locations around the world. For examples, please see the USGS Earth as Art Gallery website.

Eligibility: All staff, faculty, and students at Indiana University are eligible to apply.

To enter: Please send email to uitsgis@indiana.edu with the following information:
* Title of your art image
* Your department affiliation or the school you are enrolled
* Your contact information
Entries will be exhibited at the GIS Day Event at IU Bloomington Wednesday, November 14, where the winner will be announced. On November 15, entries will be transferred to the Herron School of Art on the Indianapolis campus for a two week exhibit in the library’s artist book alcove cases.

Entry deadline: Monday, November 12: 5:00pm

Submission guidelines:
* Art must be 2-dimentional and no larger than 4 x 4 feet.
* Participants are responsible for printing a copy of their art for the contest.
* Art must contain (within or next to image) a title, description, and name of artist.
* A high-resolution graphic must be submitted with registration. (Please do not email the graphic. IU’s Slashtmp service or a CD can be used to transfer the data).
* Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of three Herron School of Art faculty and two GIS Specialists.
* Participants are responsible for retrieving entries after the contest and exhibit. The university is not responsible for returning art to participants.


GIS Day 2007 (November 14) is a global event for users of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in an effort to educate people about how geography makes a difference in our lives and to demonstrate this technology to schools and organizations around the world.

Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head of Geography & Map Library, IUB.


Librarians by Rank

Listed below is the total number of librarians (according to information in the Libraries Human Resources database at Bloomington) for each campus broken down by rank effective September 21, 2007. Please contact Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu or 812-855-8196) in Libraries Human Resources at IU-Bloomington with questions and/or comments.

                            Total      Assistant Librarians         Associate Librarians            Full Rank Librarians

Bloomington               92        19                                          58                             15
Indianapolis                56         12                                          32                             12
East                            3           1                                            2                              0
Fort Wayne                10           3                                            5                              2
Kokomo                      5           1                                            3                              1
Northwest                    6           2                                            3                              1
South Bend                11           4                                            6                              1
Southeast                    7            1                                            5                              1

This has been placed on the intranet at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=1917.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB.


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September 28, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 39

Staff News

Effective September 26, Ping Lin accepted the half-time East Asian Acquisitions Specialist position in the Monograph Ordering and Approvals Unit of Acquisitions. Ping received her bachelor’s degree in medicine from the Lanzhou Medical School, P. R. China, and earned her MLS from SLIS. Ping had been working as an Hourly East Asian acquisitions assistant in the same unit.

Effective September 27, Justin Miller resigned his position as Public Services, Computer Services, and Microforms Coordinator for GIMSS. Justin will focus his time and attention on being a full-time student.

Effective October 8, Chester Williams accepted the Circulation Supervisor position in Customer and Access Services. Chester is working toward his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics and has been working as an Hourly circulation supervisor since March of this year.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB


Libraries News & Events

National Ergonomics Month

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has designated October of every year to be National Ergonomics Month (NEM). The purpose of NEM is to focus on promoting human factors and ergonomics to corporate executives, students, and the general public by providing information and services to the community. Libraries Human Resources is planning events throughout the month to provide more information on this topic. Details of these events are forthcoming. In the meantime, I encourage you to print and display the NEM poster (located on the Intranet) in your department or library. Also, please note the new “Ergonomics Tips” section of the IUL News.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.



Ergonomic Tips

Use your elbow --not your wrist-- to move the mouse
Keeping your forearms in one place and using your wrists to “flick” the mouse can increase intracarpal pressure, which can lead to wrist and finger pain.
Don’t click too hard
A light touch will do, and it will help save your hands and wrists.

Make sure you’re holding your mouse correctly

Avoid letting your fingers “hover” above the mouse or trackball

Use a light grip

Don’t hold the mouse when you’re not using it

Keep your wrists in a straight or “neutral” position


Reel Images: Film in Teaching and Research

For the second consecutive year, the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries celebrate archives and special collections with a month-long series of events. This year's activities focus on the importance of films and film-related collections to teaching and research. "Reel Images: Film in Teaching and Research" runs through October and features panels, speakers, and film screenings. All of the activities are free and open to the public.

The month kicks-off with two events featuring Julie Dash. An accomplished filmmaker, writer, and director Dash is perhaps best known for her film Daughters of the Dust, a winner at the Sundance Film Festival and the first feature-length film by an African American woman.

On October 3, at 4:30 p.m., Dash visits campus to speak about the influences of her career, work, and life. The event entitled "My Narrative: Experiences of a Filmmaker" is being held at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center in the Grand Hall and Bridgewater Lounge. Dash will also meet with classes as part of her IU visit.

October 4, at 7 p.m., a free public film screening of The Rosa Parks Story will show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The film about the iconic civil rights heroine was written by Dash in 2002 and stars Angela Bassett. Dash will introduce the film.

For more information and a complete list of activities click here.

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB.


Technical Services Advisory Council

The Technical Services Advisory Council (TSAC) advises and assists the Director of Technical Services and Technical Services Dept. on standards, policies, and procedures affecting information access and processing library materials. Additional charges can be found on the Intranet at: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=791. The group is currently chaired by Lynda Fuller Clendenning, Associate Director of Technical Services and Head, Acquisitions Division.

TSAC members for 2007/08 are as follows:

Wells Library Public Services:

David Frasier (Reference) (2006/07-2007/08)
Emily Okada (ICULS) (2007/08-2008/09)

Branch Libraries:

Gwen Pershing (Education) (2006/07-2007/08)
Steven Sowell (Business/SPEA) (2007/08-2008/09)

SALC:

Kate Brooks (German/Fr/Ital) (2006/07-2007/08)
Wook-Jin Cheun (Slavic) (2007/08-2008/09)

Liaisons:

Gary Charbonneau (LIT)
J.B. Hill (Public Services)
Cecile Jagodzinski (Collections)
Randy Lent (CASD)

Recorder: Lori Duggan (Acquisitions)

Submitted by: Mechael Charbonneau, Director of Technical Services, IUB.


Lactation Room

The Office of Women's Affairs and the Libraries have partnered to provide private, dedicated space, supplies, and equipment for a lactation room in the Wells Library, Room 258. The room is located in GIMSS to the left of the freight elevator and across from the men's room. A key is needed to access the room and it can be checked out from the GIMSS Service Desk.

Information about other location rooms located on campus can be found on the Office of Women's Affairs web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~owa/index.shtml

Thank you to Lou Malcomb for her help getting the room ready and for adding a few decorative touches that improve the space.

Submitted by: Shawny Taysom, Assistant to the Ruth Lilly Interim Dean of Universities, IUB.


SALC Department Report

The SALC annual departmental report is on the Intranet for your reading pleasure at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?Id=375&mt=newsletter. Check it out and see what you colleagues have been up to in the last year!

Submitted by: Moira Smith, Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, Folklore, & Social Work, IUB.


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October

October 5, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 40 | October 12, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 41
October 19, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 42 | October 29, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 43

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October 5, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 40

Library News & Events

National Ergonomics Month!

October is National Ergonomics Month (NEM). I encourage you to print and display the NEM poster (located on the Intranet) in your department or library, and note the IUL News "Ergonomics Tips" section. Please plan to attend a talk by Dian Tollinger on November 30, 10:30 - 11:30, in Wells E174. Dian is the Training Coordinator for the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and conducts all of the university's workstation evaluations. Dian will speak about "proper form", e.g., the proper workstation setup, proper lifting techniques, proper posture, etc.

More to come: Look for details on a talk by Paul Viterisi, the Occupational Medicine Coordina-tor for Rebound, Bloomington Hospital's rehabilitation and sports medicine provider. (Rebound performs all of IUB's workers' compensation physical therapy.)

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.

Tips for monitor setup & usage:

  • Center your monitor
  • For most workstations, the best position for your monitor is di-rectly in front of you. Putting the monitor off-center (i.e., to the left or right of your body) can cause neck and shoulder pain due to twisting and awkward posture.
  • Sit arm's length away
  • Your monitor should be about arm's length away when you're sitting back in your chair. (Sitting too close or too far from your screen can cause eyestrain). If you have a large monitor-20" or larger-you should sit slightly farther back.
  • Position the top of your screen level with your eyes.
  • The ideal viewing height is to have your eyes level with an imaginary line across the screen, about 2"-3" below the top of the monitor.
  • If your screen is too low, you'll find yourself tilting your head forward to view the monitor (a common cause of neck pain). If it's too high, you may have to tilt your head back, leading to neck and shoulder pain and increasing the likelihood of glare from overhead lights (a common cause of headaches).
  • Tilt your monitor slightly upward.
  • Tilt the screen so that the base is slightly closer to you than the top. This enables you to view the entire screen clearer.
Tips from www.HealthyComputing.com. Schurz Library Speaker Series
Schurz Library Speaker Series Oct. 9, 7 p.m.: Paul Murray "The Power Of One: How You Can Embrace and Communicate the Environmental Ethic"

Please join the faculty and staff of the Franklin D. Schurz Library, Indiana University South Bend, as Paul Murray, Environmental Safety and Sustainability Director for Herman Miller, dis-cusses "The Power Of One: How You Can Embrace and Communicate the Environmental Ethic" Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. in the Franklin D. Schurz Library 5th floor atrium.

Murray will discuss how the actions of just one person can inspire greater environmental awareness within our university and community.

The Schurz Library Speaker series provides speakers of intellectual interest to the university and the community on topics related to the campus theme. All Schurz Library Speaker events are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Julie Elliot, Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Public Relations & Outreach, IUSB.


Aluka Demonstration

Please join us for a demonstration of Aluka on October, 5th from 2:00pm - 3:00pm in E174 Aluka is an international collaboration of academic and cultural institutions as well as scholars and researchers from the around the world working together to build a digital library of con-tent both from and about Africa. Aluka's goal is to bridge the gaps in scholarship by increasing access to primary source materials from Africa to the global community while simultaneously providing a platform to share more broadly diverse Africana collections from around the world. Javanica Curry, Assistant Director for Library Relations, will host an information session on October, 5th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in E174 and library staff are invited to learn more about the resource and Aluka's broader initiative. Attendees will be introduced to the diverse materials available, the dynamic tools provided to effectively use the content for research and teaching, followed by a discussion of how to get involved in the global initiative.

To access Aluka go to www.Aluka.org and follow the directions to sign up for your own ac-count. The free trial lasts until December 31st, 2007 and please send me (katschro@indiana.edu) and email with your comments.

Submitted by: Kate Schroeder, Visiting Librarian for African Studies, IUB.


OCLC Presents Worldcat Local to IU Libraries

The IU Libraries' Technical Services Advisory Council invites you to a TSAC Forum on OCLC Worldcat Local, a new service which al-lows libraries to search their local catalogs and databases in addition to resources in Worldcat though a single search interface. The forum will be held:
Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 1:00-3:00 pm Place: Indiana Memorial Union, Georgian Room
Mindy Pozenel, Global Product Manger of the OCLC Worldcat Discovery Services, will speak to us about Worldcat Local. Her presen-tation will be followed by a Q & A session and comments will be offered by IU Libraries' experts on the issues facing libraries who implement OCLC Worldcat as an OPAC and user-focused discovery gateway to the libraries' resources and beyond. We encourage all library staff to attend this important discussion about the future of libraries' user interfaces.

· After the Forum, a technical discussion with Mindy Pozenel and other OCLC folks led by Phyllis Davidson, Interim Assistant Dean of Digital & Information Technology Services, will be held in the Georgian Room from 3:00-4:00 pm. All interested staff are encouraged to attend.

TSAC extends this invitation to all IU System Libraries interested in participating in this forum in Bloomington. For some preliminary information on OCLC Worldcat Local, please read the following: OCLC press release: http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200659.htm

Search University of Washington catalog to see its test catalog: http://www.lib.washington.edu/

This TSAC Forum is the first program sponsored by the IU Libraries' Technical Services Advisory Council highlighting issues of library-wide interest related to technical services activities. TSAC plans to continue such programs and welcomes your comments and ideas for topics.

Submitted by: Lynda Fuller Clendenning, Chair, Technical Services Advisory Council, IUB.

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October 12, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 41

Staff News

Effective October 1, Linda Butler accepted the position of Public Services, Computer Services and Microforms Coordinator for GIMSS. Linda most recently assisted Collection Development with gifts. She was previously the Branch Coordinator for the Journalism Library.

Effective October 19, Sheena Kindred resigned her position as Technical/Office Assistant for Libraries Human Resources. Sheena accepted a position in Financial Management Services.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources & Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.


Tips for Keyboard Usage

  • Use a light touch when typing (don’t bang on the keyboard)
  • Keep your wrists in a neutral (straight) position—not bent up or down
  • Keep your elbows at a slightly open angle—90° or greater
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and your elbows at your side
  • Don’t use wrist rests or arm rests while typing...only while resting
  • Stay centered on the lettered part of the keyboard
  • Consider using keyboard shortcuts or macros to repeat common tasks (for information about this, search for “macros” and/or “shortcuts” in the IU Knowledge Base, click on the help icon of a Microsoft Office document, or on www.Microsoft.com)
Tips from www.HealthyComputing.com.


Library News & Events

OCLC Presents Worldcat Local to IU Libraries

The IU Libraries' Technical Services Advisory Council invites you to a TSAC Forum on OCLC Worldcat Local, a new service which al-lows libraries to search their local catalogs and databases in addition to resources in Worldcat though a single search interface. The forum will be held:
Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 1:00-3:00 pm Place: Indiana Memorial Union, Georgian Room
Mindy Pozenel, Global Product Manger of the OCLC Worldcat Discovery Services, will speak to us about Worldcat Local. Her presen-tation will be followed by a Q & A session and comments will be offered by IU Libraries' experts on the issues facing libraries who implement OCLC Worldcat as an OPAC and user-focused discovery gateway to the libraries' resources and beyond. We encourage all library staff to attend this important discussion about the future of libraries' user interfaces.

· After the Forum, a technical discussion with Mindy Pozenel and other OCLC folks led by Phyllis Davidson, Interim Assistant Dean of Digital & Information Technology Services, will be held in the Georgian Room from 3:00-4:00 pm. All interested staff are encouraged to attend.

TSAC extends this invitation to all IU System Libraries interested in participating in this forum in Bloomington. For some preliminary information on OCLC Worldcat Local, please read the following: OCLC press release: http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200659.htm

Search University of Washington catalog to see its test catalog: http://www.lib.washington.edu/

This TSAC Forum is the first program sponsored by the IU Libraries' Technical Services Advisory Council highlighting issues of library-wide interest related to technical services activities. TSAC plans to continue such programs and welcomes your comments and ideas for topics.

Submitted by: Lynda Fuller Clendenning, Chair, Technical Services Advisory Council, IUB.

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October 19, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 42

Library News and Events


Ergonomics Month:

  • Please plan to attend a talk by Dian Tollinger on November 30, 10:30 – 11:30, in Wells E174. Dian is the Training Coordinator for the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and conducts all of the university’s workstation evaluations. Dian will speak about “proper form”, e.g., the proper workstation setup, proper lifting techniques, proper posture, etc.
  • Paul Viterisi will be speaking the week of November 5. Look for more details in next week’s IUL News. (Paul is the Occupational Medicine Coordina­tor for Rebound, Bloomington Hospital’s rehabilitation and sports medicine provider who performs all of IUB’s workers’ compensation physical therapy.)

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB.



Ergonomic Tips

Tips for Chairs
  • You should be able to sit comfortably in the chair, using as much of the chair back as possible for support. The lumbar support should fit comfortably into the curve of your lower back, and your feet should be flat on the ground (use a footrest if necessary). The seat pan (i.e. the part on which you sit) should be an appropriate size that allows at least one inch between your legs and either side of the chair, and supports your legs without applying pressure to the back of your knees.
  • Ergonomists generally agree that there isn't a single, "static" seated posture that should be used all of the time. It's a good idea to move around into different postures throughout the day to improve circulation and reduce muscle fatigue. However, if you have to sit for long periods, the following posture puts the least strain on your body.
  • Keep open angles. Contrary to popular belief, good posture doesn't mean sitting flat and firm, with your hips, elbows, and knees at 90 degree angles. Your hips, elbows, and knees should be at slightly open angles (greater than 90 degrees). Sitting erect or leaning forward increases the strain on the lower back - it's okay for short term use, but isn't recommended for prolonged periods of time.
  • Keep thighs parallel with the floor. Your thighs should be roughly parallel with the floor.
  • Recline slightly. Research has shown that reclining eases pressure off your lower back.
  • Avoid pressure points. Uncomfortable pressure (e.g., on the back of your knees) can impede circulation. Be sure to make the proper adjustments to your chair to reduce such pressure.
  • Rest your feet flat on the floor. Your feet should be flat on either the floor or a footrest.
  • Move Around. Making slight adjustments to your sitting posture throughout the day is healthy.
  • Make sure that the chair's casters (wheels) move smoothly, and that nothing obstructs your ability to position the chair in front of your desk and computer

Tips from www.HealthyComputing.com.

Job Postings

Support Staff
  • Technical/Offices Assistant, Position 000077749, Libraries HR, SSOF

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October 29, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 43

Library News and Events


National Ergonomics Month

Over the last several weeks, I have included ergonomics tips in IUL News. All of these tips were from HealthyComputing.com. I encourage you to explore this website, especially the “Watch Tutorial” section. Click on the icon and it will take you to interactive tutorials on various ergonomic topics. Other websites you might find helpful are:
  • SafeComputingTips.com
  • Office Ergonomics Training
  • Cornell University Ergonomics Web

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for two upcoming ergonomic presentations.

Dian Tollinger, the Training Coordinator for the Office of Environmental Health & Safety, conducts all of the university’s workstation evaluations. Dian will speak about “proper form”, e.g., the proper workstation setup, proper lifting techniques, proper posture, etc. That meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, November 30, 10:30 – 11:30, in Wells E174.

Paul Viterisi is the Occupational Medicine Coordina­tor for Rebound. Rebound is Bloomington Hospital’s rehabilitation and sports medicine provider and they perform all of IUB’s workers’ compensation physical therapy. Paul will be speaking about repetitive stress injuries -- what causes them and how to avoid them -- on Monday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:00, in Wells E174.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR and Staff Development Coordinator

Library and UITS Partner with the University of Michigan to Create a Shared Digital Repository

The IUB Libraries and UITS are partnering with the University of Michigan to create a shared digital repository (SDR) for archiving, accessing, and managing the full content of the digitized works of many institutions. Although final arrangements are still in process, the partnership’s first arrangement will be with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which earlier this year entered into an agreement with Google to digitize ten million volumes across the CIC libraries. This SDR will supersede previously announced plans for consortium-wide management of a shared repository, but will provide archiving and access to the collective digitized holdings of the CIC libraries, as previously conceived. Our aim is to expand the effort to include other research libraries as soon as possible.

Sound principles of digital archiving, both technological and bibliographic, will be applied at each stage of the design of the repository. Replication or mirroring, as well as off-site tape backup will ensure persistence to the digital content of the SDR.

IUB Libraries’ staff from several areas will be called upon to participate in the development of the services aspect. As planning proceeds, additional information will be distributed.

Submitted by: Patricia A. Steele, Ruth Lilly Interim Dean of University Libraries

Metadata Discussion Group

The IUB Libraries is starting a new "Metadata Discussion Group," which will meet monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" – discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Come join us for lively collaborative conversation about diverse topics in metadata, both broad and detailed. A citation for the article to be discussed will be distributed two weeks before each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, to give participants time to read articles prior to the group discussion.

Metadata Discussion Group sessions are scheduled for the last Tuesday of the month, from 10-11 AM, in the Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower. The first meeting will be November 27, 2007. The topic for this meeting will be "What is metadata and why is it important to me?" A citation to a specific article covering this topic will be distributed soon. At the November meeting, we will also discuss possible future topics for Metadata Discussion group sessions.

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 a 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. IUB Libraries staff can view information about the Metadata Discussion Group on the Libraries Intranet at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=2297.

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

Collection Development Brownbag Lunch

Who: Bloomington Librarians
What: Informal Discussion on R2 Report and Collection Development
When & Where: E-174, Friday, Nov. 2, Noon-1:00

The Collection Development Committee is sponsoring an informal discussion about the IUB Collections in the context of the R2 recommendations. For those of you that got a late start reading the R2 report, and those that may not have had a chance to comment on these things, you are welcome and encouraged to come to this meeting with your ideas and perspectives.

R2 Report

Submitted by: Bob Noel, Chair, 07-08 Collection Development Committee



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November

November 5, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 44 | November 9, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 45
November 16, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 46 | November 21, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 47

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November 5, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 44

Staff News

I regret to announce that Kate Brooks, Librarian for Comparative Literature, French and Italian, Germanic Studies, and Linguistics, will be leaving the Indiana University Libraries to accept a job as Librarian for West European Studies at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Kate joined the Libraries as a subject librarian in 2005. Previously she worked as the Library Associate for West European Studies and as a library assistant in the SALC office and in Serials. In her short time here, she has become an invaluable colleague. We extend our warmest good wishes to her as she embarks on the next stage of what we confidently predict will be an outstanding career. Kate’s last day will be Wednesday, December 13, 2007. Please join me in wishing her all the best for the future!

Submitted by: Moira Smith, Head, Subject and Area Librarians’ Council


Library News and Events

Social Memory and Oral History: Remembering Our Past for Our Future

  • Monday, November 5, 2007
  • 7 p.m.
  • Herman B Wells Library, Room LI030 (Old Shepard Lab)

    Panelists: Barbara Truesdell, John McDowell, and Jody Perkins.

    The Society of American Archivists Student Chapter is hosting a panel discussion on Social Memory and Oral History, why we preserve it, how this is done, and what this means for our future. Our goal is to give voice to three different aspects of this process: why our understanding of history depends on this, various ways to record our memories, and how we make this information available to the public. With these different perspectives, we hope to enrich our understanding of this important service archives offer and how we can contribute to it. Sponsored by Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. Information about this and previous symposiums may be found on our website: http://www.indiana.edu/~saarchiv/symposium.html

    Submitted by: Lisa Hooper, President, Society of American Archivists, IU Student Chapter


    Library Director of Digital and Information Technology Search

    The search and screen committee has been appointed for the position of IUB Library Director of Digital and Information Technology Services. The members are: Jackie Byrd, Cataloging; Gary Charbonneau, Library Information Technology; Dennis Cromwell, University Information Technology Services; Jon Dunn, Digital Library Program; Anne Haines, Library Information Technology; JB Hill, Public Services; Jenn Riley, Digital Library Program; Carolyn Walters (Chair), Library Administration; and Vern Wilkins, Library Information Technology.

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, Administrative Secretary


    IU-B Tobacco-Free Policy

    (Issued by Karen Hanson, Provost) As you may know, Indiana University has made a determination that it will be tobacco-free on all its campuses by January 2008. In compliance with this mandate, and in order to promote a healthy environment for all members of the campus community, IU-Bloomington has adopted a tobacco policy that may be found at this website: http://www.smokefree.indiana.edu/IUB_Tobacco_Policy.pdf. Implementation of the policy will depend upon the cooperation of all of us, and we want civility and collegial good will to guide us through this transition.

    We expect courtesy on all sides as information about the policy is disseminated and as compliance is requested. Those who would like assistance in the form of tobacco cessation programs should know that, within the next few weeks, IU will announce a new tobacco cessation benefit for full-time academic and staff employees. (The new benefit will be paid for by IU and will be available starting November 1, 2007. More information, including a telephone number for enrollment, is available in Open Enrollment materials.) The Health and Wellness Department of the Health Center already offers, free of charge, smoking cessation programs for students. (For more information, call 855-7338.) Currently under construction, a new website will supply additional information about IU’s tobacco policy and its implementation. (The website address is http://smokefree.indiana.edu).

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR & Staff Development Coordinator


    Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) Membership

    It’s not too late to join the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) and enjoy the many benefits of membership, including professional development, grant opportunities, and serving on our committees. Your Nula membership provides opportunities for:

    • Professional research grants
    • Individual research support
    • Catalyst for exchange of ideas
    • Informal networking with colleagues
    • Scholarships to SLIS students
    • Nula listserv for latest news Nula Notes newsletter for in-depth news http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/notes/


    Visit the InULA website to complete the online Membership & Committee Form http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html.

    Submitted by: Frances A. Huehls, InULA Membership Chair, 2007


    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. Finding aids now available online:

    • Henry Lester Smith papers, 1897-1964, Collection C110: Henry Lester Smith was a long-time professor and administrator at the Indiana University School of Education. In addition to teaching and other administrative positions, Smith served as the dean of the School of Education from 1916 until his retirement in 1946. While at IU, he also created the Bureau of Education Research and made it the means of disseminating the best in educational thinking to Indiana educators and others through regular publications of its Bulletins. Active in the community and state, Smith was a lifelong member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and chair of the local Red Cross chapter for most of his professional life. As secretary-general of the World Federation of Education Associations, he was involved in drafting documents to create the educational branches of what would be UNESCO. Prof. Smith died in Bloomington, Ind., in 1963. The collection consists largely of correspondence relative to his national and international educational work, materials developed in connection with his teaching, and research materials and writings in his main interest areas of international education, school administration, and character education. There is a substantial amount of material on his year of service as Superintendent of Schools in the Canal Zone in 1908-1909, his work with the National Education Association and other national organizations as well as the World Federation of Education Associations. There is a small series holding records from his tenure as Dean of the IU School of Education. (11.6 cubic feet) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA3708
    • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Policy Committee records, 1942-1961, Collection C327: The Policy Committee of the College and Arts and Sciences was established in 1942 to undertake the investigation of particular issues affecting faculty and students within the College. This group was meant to be a policy-forming, advisory body that determined “both the policies of the College in its relationship with other departments of the University and the general policy of the College itself.” The Collection consists of minutes and general documents for this committee, spanning the period from its inception in 1942 to 1961. (.8 cubic feet) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA5453
    • Edward H. Buehrig papers, 1957-1984, Collection C335: Edward H. Buehrig, University Professor Emeritus of Political Science, taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, for 47 years. During this tenure, Buehrig took several leaves of absences to serve with the United Nations, teach at the American School in Beirut, and author numerous books concerning international politics. The collection is comprised of correspondence with Buehrig’s colleagues and students, records pertaining to his published works, documents related to the League of Nations, and his course materials. (1.4 cubic feet) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA6304
    Select recent acquisitions:
    • Accession 2007/103: Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer - Chronological correspondence files, 1998-2005. (1.6 cubic feet)
    • Accession 2007/104: Rupert A. D. Wentworth, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry - Publications, teaching and research files. (6 cubic feet)
    • Accession 2007/105: Bloomington and University Faculty Councils - Circulars and minutes, 1983-1991. (1.8 cubic feet)
    • Accession 2007/108: Bloomington and University Faculty Councils - Committee records, minutes, meeting notes, and subject files, 1995-1997. (2 cubic feet)
    • Accession 2007/110: Residence Hall Association (RHA) - Office files, banners, photographs, scrapbooks, newsletters, t-shirts, CDs and floppy disks, all dating from 1957-2007. (6.6 cubic feet)
    • Accession 2007/111: Ralph L. Collins Living-Learning Center - President's records, office files, 1974-2005. (3 cubic feet)
    • Accession 2007/113: Robert Borkenstein, Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice - Papers consisting of correspondence, subject files, research materials, committee files, etc. as well as instruments such as his original "Breathalyzer" along with later versions and the first "Drunkometer" designed by Rolla Harger.
    • Accession 2007/115: Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer - NCAA Certification files, 1995-1996. (.5 cubic feet)
    • Accession 2007/117: Papers of Warren Everett Roberts, Professor Emeritus of Folklore. (1.5 cubic feet)
      Accession 2007/120: Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (OVPIT) - Speeches from the tenure of Michael McRobbie spanning 1997-2007. (2.8 cubic feet)


    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist


    Metadata Discussion Group

    The IUB Libraries is starting a new "Metadata Discussion Group," which will meet monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" – discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is inter­ested in the topic under discussion. Come join us for lively collaborative conversation about diverse topics in metadata, both broad and detailed. A citation for the article to be discussed will be distributed two weeks before each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, to give partici­pants time to read articles prior to the group discussion.

    Metadata Discussion Group sessions are scheduled for the last Tuesday of the month, from 10-11 AM, in the Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower. The first meeting will be No­vember 27, 2007. The topic for this meeting will be "What is metadata and why is it important to me?" A citation to a specific article covering this topic will be distributed soon. At the No­vember meeting, we will also discuss possible future topics for Metadata Discussion group ses­sions.

    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 a 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. IUB Libraries staff can view information about the Metadata Discussion Group on the Libraries Intranet at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=2297.

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

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    November 9, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 45

    Head of Cataloging Search Committee Appointed

    The search and screen committee for the Head of Cataloging position has been appointed. The members are: Pam Cook, Cataloging; Dina Kellams, Office of University Archives and Records Management; Lou Malcomb, GIMSS; Kay Martin Acquisitions; Taemin Park, Cataloging; Steven Sowell (Chair), Business/SPEA Information Commons; Sylvia Turchyn, Cataloging. Please note the title for this position has not yet been finalized, but will be as soon as the Search and Screen Committee reviews the posting.

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, LHR Administrative Secretary


    Traditional Arts Display in Wells Library East Tower

    An exhibition featuring Indiana’s traditional arts will be on display in the Herman B Wells Library through mid-January. By providing space for this traveling exhibition on the first floor of the East Tower, the IUB Libraries join a statewide network of libraries promoting awareness of Indiana’s heritage.

    Displayed on five colorful panels, the exhibition complements IU’s Folklore Collection, located on the seventh floor of the East Tower. IU’s Folklore Collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of its type in North America and has helped establish IU as a focal point for the comparative study of folklore among international scholars and researchers.  Previous exhibition panels have featured photos from the popular Frank M. Hohenberger Photograph Collection at the Lilly Library.

    The exhibition was developed by Traditional Arts Indiana, a partnership of IU’s Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department and the Indiana Arts Commission, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications


    Customer Service Committee

    The dean has appointed an ad-hoc Customer Service Committee. This committee’s charge is to propose a customer service philosophy and define how it fits into the Libraries mission, set service delivery expectations and policy guidelines, develop a customer service training program for staff, and develop a customer service training program for Hourly employees. The committee will submit its report to the dean by April 1, 2008.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR & Staff Development Coordinator


    Metadata Discussion Group

    Metadata Discussion Group sessions are scheduled for the last Tuesday of the month, from 10-11 AM, in the Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower. The first meeting will be November 27, 2007. The topic for this meeting will be "What is metadata and why is it important to me?”.

    To join the Metadata Discussion Group email list, send the following in the body of a 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 jenrile@indiana.edu or the chair of the TSAC, Lynda Clen­­denning, at lfclende@indiana.edu. 

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    Reminder!

    Open enrollment forms are due in UHRS (Poplars E165) no later than one week from today, Friday, November 16.


    IUL 2.0

    23 IUB employees have completed at least the first four of the “23 Things” and registered their blogs.
    Are you one of them? If not, and you’re ready to get started, click here.
    Check out your coworkers blogs here.

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    November 16, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 46


  • This Week in IUL News

  • First Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Jenkins Award Nominations
  • CWA Food Drive
  • Ergonomics PowerPoint Online


    Library News and events


    Metadata Discussion Group

    The first 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 November meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!

    Date: Nov. 27, 2007
    Time: 10-11 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower
    Topic: What is metadata and why is it important to me?
    Article to discuss: Gilliand, Anne J. "Setting the Stage." In Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information, ed. Murtha Baca. Online edition, version 2.1.
    Available from: www.getty.edu/researchconductingresearchstandards/intrometadata/setting.pdf.

    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 www.dlib.indiana.edu/services/metadata/activities/mdg.shtml. IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=2297.

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    Jenkins Award Nominations

    The William Evans Jenkins Award may be presented annually in recognition of noteworthy and outstanding contributions to the Indiana University Libraries or to the profession in general by a present or former IU Bloomington librarian. PLEASE NOTE that only former and current librarians on the Bloomington campus are eligible for the Jenkins Award. However, any member of the Indiana University community may nominate any past or current Bloomington librarian that has not previously won the award.

    The award is based on ONE or more of the following criteria:
    • The librarian has made a professional contribution which has had significant influence on the operations of the Indiana University Libraries (e.g.: performance within his/her position, performance-related committee work, other projects positively impacting the operations of the Libraries)
    • The librarian has shown excellence in service to the Indiana University Libraries as evidenced by continuous leadership and innovation (e.g.: service on local and/or system-wide library organizations, such as BLFC, IULFC, or InULA and/or their committees, especially in leadership positions)
    • The librarian has made a significant contribution to the library profession which reflects achievement in librarianship at Indiana University (e.g.: professional activity in library organization and/or organizations for subject areas, publishing (including significant web development or conference presentations)
    • The librarian has made a significant professional contribution which earns the recognition of the University community (e.g.: participation on BFC (especially in leadership positions), other significant campus and/or university service activities, contributions to teaching)
    • Timetable Intent to nominate due November 30, 2007 IF YOU INTEND TO NOMINATE someone for the 2008 award, please send a message stating such by November 30, 2007. Send the message to Betty Davis at betdavis@indiana.edu or Libraries Human Resources, Wells Library 201A, IU-Bloomington. Jenkins Award nomination form due by February 1, 2008 Supporting letters due by March 1, 2008 The nomination form and supporting letters should be addressed to the Jenkins Award Committee and sent to Virginia Sojdehei, Personnel Librarian (Libraries Human Resources, Wells Library 201A, IU-Bloomington). Documents Nomination Form: www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc Information about the Jenkins Award : www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc. A list of past award winners: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.phpmt=paper&Id=2937. If you have questions, please contact Erika Dowell (edowell@indiana.edu), chair of the Jenkins Award Committee for 2007-2008.


    Submitted by: Betty Davis, LHR Administrative Secretary

    CWA Food Drive

    The CWA union is having a food drive from December 3-14. All non-perishable items are welcome. There will be collection boxes in the Wells Library staff lounge (third floor), Libraries Human Resources (Wells 201A), and Document Delivery Service (Wells E065). Ergonomics Presentation PowerPoint on the Intranet The PowerPoint Dian Tollinger use during her Make Friends with Your Workstation” presentation is now on the Ergonomics Intranet page at http://elmo.libraries.iub.eduintranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2938.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR & Staff Development Coordinator

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    November 21, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 47


    This Week in IUL News

  • United Way Deadline
  • Staff News
  • First Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Jenkins Award Nominations
  • CWA Food Drive

    Please Note: The next edition of the IUL News will be Monday, December 3. Please ensure you email all announcements to libnews@indiana.edu no later than Friday, November 30.
    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR and Staff Development Coordinator


    Staff News

    Effective January 9, Michael Taylor resigned his position as Public Services Assistant for the Lilly Library. Michael accepted the position of Assistant Curator of Special Collections for Hill Memorial Library at Louisiana State University.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR and Staff Development Coordinator


    Library News and Events

    United Way Deadline

    United Way forms must be submitted to Carole Williams (Wells Library 234) no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2007
    .
    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR and Staff Development Coordinator

    Metadata Discussion Group

    The first meeting of the newly formed Metadata Discussion Group is coming up soon! Details regarding the November meeting and the article we will be discussing are below. We hope to see you there!
    • Date: November 27, 2007
    • Time: 10-11 AM
    • Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower
    • Topic: What is metadata and why is it important to me?
    • Article to discuss: Gilliand, Anne J. "Setting the Stage." In Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information, ed. Murtha Baca. Online edition, version 2.1. Available from: www.getty.edu/researchconductingresearchstandards/intrometadata/setting.pdf.


    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 www.dlib.indiana.edu/services/metadata/activities/mdg.shtml.
    IUB Libraries staff can view this same information on the staff-only Libraries Intranet at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=2297.

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    Jenkins Award Nominations

    The William Evans Jenkins Award may be presented annually in recognition of noteworthy and outstanding contributions to the Indiana University Libraries or to the profession in general by a present or former IU Bloomington librarian. PLEASE NOTE that only former and current librarians on the Bloomington campus are eligible for the Jenkins Award. However, any member of the Indiana University community may nominate any past or current Bloomington librarian that has not previously won the award.

    The award is based on ONE or more of the following criteria:
    • The librarian has made a professional contribution which has had significant influence on the operations of the Indiana University Libraries (e.g.: performance within his/her position, performance-related committee work, other projects positively impacting the operations of the Libraries)
    • The librarian has shown excellence in service to the Indiana University Libraries as evidenced by continuous leadership and innovation (e.g.: service on local and/or system-wide library organizations, such as BLFC, IULFC, or InULA and/or their committees, especially in leadership positions)
    • The librarian has made a significant contribution to the library profession which reflects achievement in librarianship at Indiana University (e.g.: professional activity in library organization and/or organizations for subject areas, publishing (including significant web development or conference presentations)
    • The librarian has made a significant professional contribution which earns the recognition of the University community (e.g.: participation on BFC (especially in leadership positions), other significant campus and/or university service activities, contributions to teaching)

      Timetable
    • Intent to nominate due November 30, 2007
    • IF YOU INTEND TO NOMINATE someone for the 2008 award, please send a message stating such by November 30, 2007. Send the message to Betty Davis at betdavis@indiana.edu or Libraries Human Resources, Wells Library 201A, IU-Bloomington.
    • Jenkins Award nomination form due by February 1, 2008
    • Supporting letters due by March 1, 2008
    • The nomination form and supporting letters should be addressed to the Jenkins Award Committee and sent to Virginia Sojdehei, Personnel Librarian (Libraries Human Resources, Wells Library 201A, IU-Bloomington).

      Documents
    • Nomination Form: www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc
    • Information about the Jenkins Award : www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc.
    • A list of past award winners: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.phpmt=paper&Id=2937.

      If you have questions, please contact Erika Dowell (edowell@indiana.edu), chair of the Jenkins Award Committee for 2007-2008.


    Submitted by: Betty Davis, LHR Administrative Secretary


    CWA Food Drive

    The CWA union is having a food drive from December 3-14. All non-perishable items are welcome. There will be collection boxes in:

    The Wells Library staff lounge (third floor)
    Libraries Human Resources (Wells 201A)
    Document Delivery Services (Wells E065)

    Submitted by: Charla Lancaster, CWA Secretary and Collections Reference Assistant


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    December

    December 3, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 48 | December 7, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 49
    December 14, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 50 | December 21, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 51

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    December 3, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 48



    This Week in IUL News

    Talk by Dava Sobel
    CWA Food Drive 

    Library News and Events

    Talk by David Sobel

    Dava Sobel will present a talk on “The Quest for Longitude” at the Lilly Library on Friday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m.
    Sobel is author of the best-selling book Longitude which was named Book of the Year in England and was adapted for the PBS Nova program "Lost at Sea - The Search For Longitude." The talk is in conjunction with the current exhibition at the Lilly Library, “Keeping Time: Books about Clocks and Time.” The talk is free and open to the public.

    More information may be found at www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/index.php and at Dava Sobel’s web site http://www.davasobel.com/.

    CWA Food Drive

    The CWA union is having a food drive from December 3-14. All non-perishable items are welcome. There will be collection boxes in:
    The Wells Library staff lounge (third floor)
    Libraries Human Resources (Wells 201A)
    Document Delivery Services (Wells E065)

    Submitted by: Charla Lancaster, CWA Secretary and Collections Reference Assistant 

     Job Postings

    Assistant/Associate Dean for Library Technologies

    Classification of this position is dependent on education, qualifications, and experience. It may be filled as an academic (librarian) or non-academic (professional) appointment.

    Click here to see the full posting

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    December 7, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 49



    This Week in IUL News

    Revised I-9 Form (required for all new employees)

    New Title for Head of IU South Bend Library

    Online Resources for Managers/Supervisors

    Talk by Best-selling Author Dava Sobel 

    CWA Food Drive 


    Library News and Events

    Revised I-9 Form

    The federal government has issued a revised I-9 form. The purpose of the I-9 form is to document that each new employee (both citizen and non-citizen) hired after November 6, 1986 is authorized to work in the United States. An I-9 must be completed for all new employees. The government as removed five documents from “List A” that may no longer be used as identification. These are:

    · Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561).

    · Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570).

    · Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151).

    · Unexpired Reentry Permit (Form I-327).

    · Unexpired Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571).



    We are required to begin using the revised form beginning December 26, 2007. It is already posted on the Intranet at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/ materials.php?mt=form&Id=109.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR & Staff Development Coordinator



    New Title for South Bend Library Head

    At the last CHL meeting, members discussed the issue of regional campuses having a “dean” of the library instead of a “director.” Along these lines, President McRobbie has approved IU South Bend’s request to have the head of the library’s title changed to “Dean of Library Services.”

    Submitted by: Michele Russo, Dean of Library Services, IU South Bend Franklin D. Schurz Library



    Online Compliance Resources for Managers/Supervisors

    University Human Resources Services (UHRS) has created a web page of online resources that will help provide managers and supervisors with the knowledge and resources they need to comply with (1) employment laws and regulations and (2) university requirements as related to these laws and regulations. You can access this web page here.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR & Staff Development Coordinator



    Talk by David Sobel

    Dava Sobel will present a talk on “The Quest for Longitude” at the Lilly Library Today, Friday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m.

    Sobel is author of the best-selling book Longitude which was named Book of the Year in England and was adapted for the PBS Nova program "Lost at Sea - The Search For Longitude." The talk is in conjunction with the current exhibition at the Lilly Library, “Keeping Time: Books about Clocks and Time.” The talk is free and open to the public.

    More information may be found at www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/index.php and at Dava Sobel’s web site http://www.davasobel.com/.

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications



    CWA Food Drive

    The CWA union is having a food drive from December 3-14. All non-perishable items are welcome. There will be collection boxes in:

    · The Wells Library staff lounge (third floor)

    · Libraries Human Resources (Wells 201A)

    · Document Delivery Services (Wells E065)

    Submitted by: Charla Lancaster, CWA Secretary and Collections Reference Assistant


    Job Postings




    Administrative Secretary

    Administration


    Assistant/Associate Dean for Library Technologies

    Classification of this position is dependent on education, qualifications, and experience. It may be filled as an academic (librarian) or non-academic (professional) appointment.



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    December 14, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 49



    This Week in IUL News

    IUL 2.0 Deadline Extended
    Mandatory Direct Deposit
    Staff Job Postings Go Paperless
    Where to Find Staff Perks

    Library News and Events

    IUL 2.0 Deadline Extended

    We have extended the IUL 2.0 deadline. If you finish at least ten “Things” by Monday, December 31, you will then have until January 31 to complete the other 13.

    Mandatory Direct Deposit

    Effective January 1, IU has mandated direct deposit for all employees including those who had previously been grandfathered into receiving a paper check.  The only exception to this is work-study students.  (Federal regulations prevent us from mandating direct deposit for them.)

    For those employees who currently receive a paper check who do not enroll in direct deposit by the prescribed time, payroll will begin mailing paychecks to the employee’s home (W2) address.  This will begin with the monthly payday on January 2.  The complete policy is on the FMS website at https://www.fms.indiana.edu/payroll/paycheck_mail_reissue.asp .

    Paperless Job Postings

    Beginning January 11, University HR Services (UHRS) will no longer distribute hardcopies of Support, Service, and PA Staff job postings. You can still access these job postings online here https://webdb.iu.edu/humanresources/secure/app-new/browse_jobs.cfm. There will also be a printable PDF version on the UHRS web site.

    Staff Perks

    There are perks to being an IU employee! See a list of them on the employee perks web site http://www.indiana.edu/~iubperks/ and the Campus Access web site http://www.cacard.indiana.edu/cacard/Discounts.asp.


    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR and Staff Development Coordinator

    Job Postings


    Administrative Secretary
    Administration
    Position #00014268, SS0F

    Click here to see posting

    Assistant/Associate Dean for Library Technologies
    Classification of this position is dependent on education, qualifications, and experience. It may be filled as an academic (librarian) or non-academic (professional) appointment.

    Click here to see posting

    IUL 2.0

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    December 21, 2007 - Volume 34, Number 51

    Library News and Events


    CWA Food Drive Outcome

    Thanks for participating in the CWA 4730’s Food Drive 712 pounds of food & $71 were turned into the Hoosier Hills Food Bank On Friday, December 14, 2007. Your donations are greatly appreciated

    Submitted by: Charla Lancaster, Collection Development Assistant & CWA Secretary

    Holiday Party Thanks

    The holiday party would not be possible without the dedicated members of the Holiday Party Committee. Their effort to organize and create a festive atmosphere has not gone unnoticed! My compliments to their various contributions of talents and service. Members include:

    Judy Walter
    Vera Heitink
    Sherri Michaels
    Jennifer Laherty
    Elizabeth Hanson
    Janice Lorenz
    Melissa Harding
    Chester Williams
    Lillie Aydt
    Lisa Raymond
    Charla Lancaster

    A special thanks also to those of you who donated your time, money, food, and gifts for the party. As always, your participation has made the holiday party a wonderful success.

    Submitted by: Charla Lancaster, Collection Development Assistant


    IUL 2.0 Deadline Extended

    We have extended the IUL 2.0 deadline. If you finish at least ten “Things” by Monday, December 31, you will then have until January 31 to complete the other 13.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, HR and Staff Development Coordinator

    Job Postings


    Assistant/Associate Dean for Library Technologies

    Classification of this position is dependent on education, qualifications, and experience. It may be filled as an academic (librarian) or non-academic (professional) appointment.

    Click here to see posting

    Librarian
    Head, Cataloging Division
    Technical Services Department

    Click here to see posting

    Support/Service Staff
    Administrative Secretary
    Administration
    Position #00014268, SS0F

    Click here to see posting

    IUL 2.0

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