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January

 

January 7th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 1 | January 15th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 2

January 22nd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 3 | January 29th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 4
 


January 7th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 1

 

This Week in IUL News

 

  • Staff News
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday, January 21
  • Happy 50th Anniversary to the Lilly Library!
  • Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy joins IUScholarWorks
  • November IULFC minutes posted

 

Staff News

 

Kristopher Stenson accepted the Serials Procurement Coordinator position in Technical Services Acquisitions effective January 11, 2010. For the past year Kristopher has worked in Serials Receiving (Slavic materials) as an hourly employee. Welcome Kristopher!

Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

 

Library News and Events


InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
The next deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Grants is January 15.  There is still time to apply!  To do so, go to:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday, January 21
The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

Date: Thursday January 21, 2010
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Yee, Martha M. (June 2009). "Can Bibliographic Data Be Put Directly onto the Semantic Web?" Information Technology and Libraries 28(2): 55-80. IU Libraries online access.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Lilly Library!
You are invited to attend the open house celebrating 50 years of the Lilly Library.

Date: Friday, January 22,
Time: 5-9pm
Place: Lilly Library, Bloomington

Refreshments will be served and remarks will begin at 5:30pm.

Please invite your family and friends.  

Rsvp by January 18, acceptances only, to Alicia McCarther at mccartal@indiana.edu.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB

Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy joins IUScholarWorks
The Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy is now a part of the IUScholarWorks Journals family.  See http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ried/

This is an English-Spanish publication that was moved into IUScholarWorks by its managing editor, Carolina Casas, PhD candidate, under the direction of IJED’s editor:  Bradley Levinson, IU Bloomington Associate Professor of Education in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and also Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  IJED is a three-year-old North-South American multi-institutional publication that has been open access since its inception.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

November IULFC minutes posted
The minutes from the November IULFC meeting have been posted to the internet.  The minutes include all of the committee rosters and charges for the year.  The link to the minutes is: http://www.indiana.edu/~iulfc/2009-2010/minute11-06-2009.shtml

Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, IULFC Secretary


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January 15th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 2

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
  • Visual Literacy: What is it and Why is it Important?
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday, January 21
  • Happy 50th Anniversary to the Lilly Library!
  • Digital Library Brown Bag 2010 Schedule

 

Staff News
Vicki Bloom has been appointed Dean of Library and Media Services at IU South Bend, beginning July 1.  She will be coming from University of California- Riverside where she has been for the last 15 years.  Currently, she is the Head of Reference Services and is responsible for Reference, Instruction, Periodicals & Microforms, and Government Publications.  Previous positions include Associate Director of the Green-Field National Alzheimer’s Library and Search Services Coordinator and Science Librarian at Loyola University of Chicago.  Bloom will replace Michele Russo who will be retiring June 30.

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

 

Library News and Events

InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
The next deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Grants is January 15.  There is still time to apply!  To do so, go to:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

Visual Literacy: What is it and Why is it Important?
BLFC Continuing Education Brownbag

Date: Tuesday, January 19th
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Place: Wells Library Room 043

“To be an effective communicator in today’s world, a person needs to be able to interpret, create, and select images to convey a range of meanings.” (Dr. Anne Bamford, Art and Design University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

Visual information is at the heart of the digital age, and the digital generation. In academia, and in libraries, more and more emphasis is being placed on VISUAL LITERACY, but few have a clear idea of what Visual Literacy actually means or how it should be encouraged. With visually-driven students now in our classrooms, it seems reasonable that educators and librarians should incorporate visual literacy theories into not only into their curriculum but also into their instruction practices, reflecting the fact that visual images now play a vital role in how humans understand the world around them. Further, these theories and practices need to encompass a multicultural perspective in order to be ethical, relevant, and responsible modes of instruction.

Carrie Donovan, Nicole Beatty, and Eileen Fry will present an introduction to concepts of Visual Literacy, how Visual Literacy theories are reshaping academic disciplines and teaching, and what Libraries and are doing to promote a visually literate population.

Submitted by: Brian Winterman, Information Fluency and Assessment Librarian., IUB 

Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday, January 21
The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

Date: Thursday January 21, 2010
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Yee, Martha M. (June 2009). "Can Bibliographic Data Be Put Directly onto the Semantic Web?" Information Technology and Libraries 28(2): 55-80. IU Libraries online access.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Lilly Library!
You are invited to attend the open house celebrating 50 years of the Lilly Library.

Date: Friday, January 22,
Time: 5-9pm
Place: Lilly Library, Bloomington

Refreshments will be served and remarks will begin at 5:30pm.

Please invite your family and friends.  

Rsvp by January 18, acceptances only, to Alicia McCarther at mccartal@indiana.edu.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag 2010 Schedule
Greetings! Mark your calendars for the Digital Library Brown Bag series, Spring 2010. The brown bags will be held most Wednesdays, beginning January 27 and ending May 5. The complete schedule including abstracts is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/. Presentations and accompanying materials will be linked to this web page as talks occur.

To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library E174, from12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Below is an overview of the Spring 2010 schedule:

January 27, 2010
The new Digital Library of the Commons
Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program and Emily Castle, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

February 10, 2010
Variations: Building a Digital Music Library Community Jon Dunn and Mark Notess, Digital Library Program

March 10, 2010
Web Accessibility at IU
Margaret Londergan, UITS Adaptive Technology Centers

March 24, 2010
IUScholarWorks Journals Service Panel Discussion Moderated by Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks

April 7, 2010
Omeka at the Lilly
Erika Dowell, Public Services Librarian at the Lilly Library

April 21, 2010
Streamlining the Digitized Image Workflow Mike Durbin, Digital Library Program

May 5, 2010
Building better metadata creation tools
Jenn Riley, Digital Library Program

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program, IUB


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January 22nd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 3

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Happy 50th Anniversary to the Lilly Library!
  • Digital Library Brown Bag 2010 Schedule

 

Library News and Events

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Lilly Library!
You are invited to attend the open house celebrating 50 years of the Lilly Library.

Date: Friday, January 22,
Time: 5-9pm
Place: Lilly Library, Bloomington

Refreshments will be served and remarks will begin at 5:30pm.

Please invite your family and friends.  

Rsvp by January 18, acceptances only, to Alicia McCarther at mccartal@indiana.edu.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag 2010 Schedule
Greetings! Mark your calendars for the Digital Library Brown Bag series, Spring 2010. The brown bags will be held most Wednesdays, beginning January 27 and ending May 5. The complete schedule including abstracts is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/. Presentations and accompanying materials will be linked to this web page as talks occur.

To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library E174, from12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Below is an overview of the Spring 2010 schedule:

January 27, 2010
The new Digital Library of the Commons
Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program and Emily Castle, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

February 10, 2010
Variations: Building a Digital Music Library Community Jon Dunn and Mark Notess, Digital Library Program

March 10, 2010
Web Accessibility at IU
Margaret Londergan, UITS Adaptive Technology Centers

March 24, 2010
IUScholarWorks Journals Service Panel Discussion Moderated by Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks

April 7, 2010
Omeka at the Lilly
Erika Dowell, Public Services Librarian at the Lilly Library

April 21, 2010
Streamlining the Digitized Image Workflow Mike Durbin, Digital Library Program

May 5, 2010
Building better metadata creation tools
Jenn Riley, Digital Library Program

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program, IUB


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January 29th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 4

 

This Week in IUL News

  • ALF Construction Update
  • Call for News & Articles for InULA Notes
  • New Exhibits and Online Finding Aids at the IU Archives
  • Video Competition at IU East Library

 

Library News and Events

ALF Construction Update
The walls of the new addition to the ALF are beginning to take shape.   Approximately 50% of the wall construction has been completed and the entire structure should be enclosed, with roof in place, within approximately three weeks time.  Soon to follow will be the pour of the large concrete floor on which the new shelving will be placed.  Interior finishing, placement and testing of the climate control units and system, will constitute the next phase of project work.  The building is expected to be ready for the shelving installation to begin by May 2.

The expansion of the ALF will provide the Libraries with secure, Preservation-quality, climate-controlled space for as many as 4,000,000 additional bound volumes.   It will feature a distinct film storage area, as well as additional loading dock and collection sorting space.  The collection environment, maintained at a constant 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 30% Relative Humidity, extends the life of most paper-based materials for up to 300 additional years of use.  The entire project is expected to be complete by mid-August 2010, at approximately the time the current collection vault will have reached its capacity.  

There are presently over 2,000,000 rare, fragile, valuable and seldom-used items housed in the ALF.  Materials there are shelved by size in the secure collections area and are retrieved by ALF Services staff with the aid of a forklift-style vehicle.   The Libraries are currently developing selection criteria for filling the new space.  The fill process is expected to take as many as ten years to complete.

The ALF, opened in August 2002, features state-of-the-art book Preservation and paper Conservation laboratories and is one of approximately sixty high-density storage facilities that serve academic library communities and Universities in the United States.  The staff in the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab plays a vital role in the preservation and conservation of IU library collections, treating and rescuing many thousands of valuable library materials each year.  The Lab has a blog that shows a few more construction photos (highlighting Lynn Hufford’s photography skills) and plenty of information relevant to the great work done in the Lab.  Click below if you want to peruse the blog site.

http://craiglab.wordpress.com/

The expansion of the ALF will provide the Libraries with space to continue to address the crowded collection areas in most locations throughout the IUB library system, as well as opportunities for the IU Libraries and the campus to repurpose or rethink the use of library space. 

The ALF Services staff provides same-day delivery service to 18 IUB library service points six days per week, as well as electronic delivery of articles via the Request Article Delivery service.   Deliveries to regional campus libraries leave Bloomington five days per week.

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

Call for News & Articles for InULA Notes
The InULA Communications Committee wants your input in the next InULA Notes!  Have you recently attended a workshop/conference session/lecture that struck you as useful for all InULA members?  Have you presented at a conference or workshop and would like to get the word out on your new project or research topic? Are you an InULA Research Grant recipient who wants to share your new discoveries?  Are you currently pondering the depths of librarianship at Indiana University, and need a venue for reflection?  Let us know!

We’re also looking for new librarians who want to be interviewed in our prestigious newsletter.

Send anything you would like included in the next InULA Notes to Kate Moore: kabmoore@ius.edu.  We’re cooking up the new issue now, so don’t delay!

Submitted by: Kate Moore, Assistant Librarian, IU South East

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

The Archives interns are Blogging Hoosier History, check them out! http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8930
 
Current exhibits:
"The University Goes On": Indiana University During the Great Depression (Archives reception area)
Without a doubt Indiana University felt the effects of the Great Depression -- it touched all corners of the university, including student life, athletics, and salaries. In the midst of this, New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Public Works Administration, and National Youth Administration helped IU to continue to develop and support Americans in their quest towards higher education. As part of Indiana University's celebration of Archives and Special Collections take a step into E460 -- and back in time -- to witness how the university weathered the storm known as the Great Depression.

*New!* Look Ma, No Cavities! (Archives reading room)
This exhibit showcases a small selection of records found in the rich resources of Collection C356, the Joseph Charles Muhler papers. Muhler joined the IU chemistry faculty in 1951 as an assistant professor and in 1978 was named Research Professor of Dental Science and Director of the School of Dentistry’s Dental Research Institute. Dr. Muhler teamed up with IU professors Harry Day and William Nebergall to develop the original formula for Crest toothpaste in the 1950s. In addition to his work on Crest, Dr. Muhler was an avid proponent in the field of preventative dentistry and claimed to hold over 800 patents nationally and internationally. This exhibit was created by Crystal Matjasic, a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science, as a final step in processing the Joseph Charles Muhler papers.

Finding aids now available online:

Herman B Wells papers, 1819-2001, Collection C75: Before becoming president of Indiana University, Herman B Wells served as an assistant cashier at the National Bank of Lebanon before going on to work for the Indiana Bankers Association, the Indiana Commission for Financial Institutions, and the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. He was named dean of the Indiana University School of Business administration in 1935 by IU President William Lowe Bryan. In 1937 he was named acting president of the university and president the following year, a position he held until 1962. Upon his retirement, IU created the position of University Chancellor, which Dr. Wells held until his death in 2000. This collection consists of Wells’ personal papers and includes papers pertaining to his family and personal finances, his activities in the banking profession, his work in Germany for the United States government after World War II, and to his research and teaching and professional activities as a member of the faculty of Indiana University. (52 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8162

H. Scott Gordon papers, 1947-1993, Collection C366: H. Scott Gordon was a Canadian-American economist who served as an economics professor at Indiana University from 1966-1988 and as an associate professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science from 1983-1988. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with students, fellow economists, and publishers, as well as some subject files related to lectures he gave and classes that he taught. (2.8 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8605

Horst Frenz papers, 1905-1985, Collection C367: Horst Frenz was a professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and English at Indiana University from 1940-1981, and served as chair of the Comparative Literature department from its creation in 1949 until 1977. Collection consists of materials relating to Frenz’s position at IU as well as his professional interests, including publications and correspondence. (.8 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8285

Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist, IUB

Video Competition at IU East Library
The IU East Library is hosting a video competition, to showcase students’ knowledge and perspectives about the IU East Library. We hope students will take this opportunity to learn more about resources and services at the Library and share that information in a creative venue. A sample production, created by Matt Dilworth, Coordinator of Reference and Media, is available for viewing at the IU East YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/iueast#p/a/u/0/IENKivi3pEg

Submitted by: Frances Yates, Library Director, IU East


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February

 

February 5th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 5 | February 12th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 6

February 19th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 7 | February 26th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 8

 


February 5th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 5

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • Digital Library Brown Bag, Variations: Wed, Feb. 10th
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday Feb. 18th

 

Library News and Events

Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009/2010 Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  Former SLIS Dean, Herb White, has agreed to fund two $2500 awards this year.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 12. 

Applications are available on the libraries intranet, http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?Id=39&mt=form , or from Alicia McCarther and Susan Yoon.

Please submit applications to Alicia McCarther in the Herman B Wells Library, room 234, Bloomington.

Submitted by:
Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag, Variations: Wed, Feb. 10th
Greetings! Please join us for a digital library brown bag presentation. Variations: Building a Digital Music Library Community

Date: Wed. February 10, 2010
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: Wells Library E174
Presentation by Jon Dunn and Mark Notess

Jon Dunn, Associate Director for Technology in the Digital Library Program Mark Notess, Development Manager and Usability Specialist in the Digital Library Program

Over the past 15 years, Indiana University has been a leader in the development of digital library systems for music through a series of projects collectively known as Variations. Most recently, the Variations3 project, funded in part by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, supported the release of the Variations digital music library system as open source software, freely available for use by other institutions. The Variations system is in production use at seven colleges and universities beyond IU, with approximately ten others actively piloting the system. In this talk, we will summarize the results of the Variations3 project's development and evaluation activities, discuss some of the successes in and challenges to adoption by other institutions, and discuss potential future directions for the project.

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

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The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this [spring or fall] semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program 

Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday Feb. 18th
The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

Date: Thursday February 18, 2010
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Hillmann, Diane, Karen Coyle, Jon Phipps, and Gordon Dunsire. (January/February 2010) "RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use." D-Lib Magazine 16, no. 1/2. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january10/hillmann/01hillmann.html

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by:
Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB 8897

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February 12th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 6

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday Feb. 18th
  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • IU Archives Current Exhibits and New Online Finding Aids

 

Staff News

Angela Dresselhaus, Technical Services Cataloging Division has accepted a new position as Electronic Resources Librarian at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. In addition to electronic resources, Angela will be providing reference and research assistance, collection development, and instruction. Congratulations Angela!

Submitted by:
Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

Library News and Events

Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Thursday Feb. 18th
The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

Date: Thursday February 18, 2010
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Hillmann, Diane, Karen Coyle, Jon Phipps, and Gordon Dunsire. (January/February 2010) "RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use." D-Lib Magazine 16, no. 1/2. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january10/hillmann/01hillmann.html

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by:
Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB

Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009/2010 Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  Former SLIS Dean, Herb White, has agreed to fund two $2500 awards this year.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 12. 

Applications are available on the libraries intranet, http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?Id=39&mt=form , or from Alicia McCarther and Susan Yoon.

Please submit applications to Alicia McCarther in the Herman B Wells Library, room 234, Bloomington.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB

IU Archives Current Exhibits and New Online Finding Aids
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.

This semester our interns are Blogging Hoosier History! http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8930
 
Current exhibits:
"The University Goes On": Indiana University During the Great Depression (Archives reception area)
Without a doubt Indiana University felt the effects of the Great Depression -- it touched all corners of the university, including student life, athletics, and salaries. In the midst of this, New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Public Works Administration, and National Youth Administration helped IU to continue to develop and support Americans in their quest towards higher education. As part of Indiana University's celebration of Archives and Special Collections take a step into E460 -- and back in time -- to witness how the university weathered the storm known as the Great Depression.

Look Ma, No Cavities! (Archives reading room)
This exhibit showcases a small selection of records found in the rich resources of Collection C356, the Joseph Charles Muhler papers. Muhler joined the IU chemistry faculty in 1951 as an assistant professor and in 1978 was named Research Professor of Dental Science and Director of the School of Dentistry’s Dental Research Institute. Dr. Muhler teamed up with IU professors Harry Day and William Nebergall to develop the original formula for Crest toothpaste in the 1950s. In addition to his work on Crest, Dr. Muhler was an avid proponent in the field of preventative dentistry and claimed to hold over 800 patents nationally and internationally. This exhibit was created by Crystal Matjasic, a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science, as a final step in processing the Joseph Charles Muhler papers.


Finding aids now available online:
Robert Gray Gunderson papers, 1930-1987, Collection C190: Robert Gray Gunderson was an Indiana University professor of speech communication and history, and a former director of IU’s American Studies Program. He began working at IU in 1958 and remained until his retirement in 1985. The collection consists of Gunderson’s teaching materials, committee files, Speech Department records, correspondence, publications and newsletters, and student papers. (9.2 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8359

Indiana University Bloomington Library Faculty Council records, 1965-2004, Collection C365: Established in 1974, the Bloomington Library Faculty Council is the formal representative organ of the library faculty at Indiana University Bloomington. The goal of the BLFC is to strengthen and coordinate the library faculty at Indiana University’s flagship campus in Bloomington. The records of the BLFC consist of the administrative files, constitutions, and reports of the council and its various committees, including the secretary’s files. (6 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8357

J. Jeffery Auer publications, 1939-1987, Collection C369: J. Jeffery Auer was a professor the Department of Speech Communication at Indiana University from 1958-1983, serving as chair of the Department of Speech and Theatre from 1958-1971 and chair of the Department of Speech Communication from 1971-1978. Collection consists of materials relating to Auer’s publications, and includes outlines and correspondence. Most prominent are typescripts of his revised edition of Norwood Brigance’s Speech Communication. (.4 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8708

Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist, IUB


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February 19th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 7


This Week in IUL News


  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • J. K. Lilly, Jr., Bibliophile
  • Geography and Map Library Closed Dec. 22, 2009
  • Lynda.com Training, Free Access Extended

 

Library News and Events

Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009/2010 Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  Former SLIS Dean, Herb White, has agreed to fund two $2500 awards this year.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 12. 

Applications are available on the libraries intranet, http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?Id=39&mt=form , or from Alicia McCarther and Susan Yoon.

Please submit applications to Alicia McCarther in the Herman B Wells Library, room 234, Bloomington.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB

J. K. Lilly, Jr., Bibliophile
For most of his life, J. K. Lilly, Jr., of Indianapolis, was a devoted collector in many different fields. For some three decades, beginning in the mid-1920s, Mr. Lilly's collecting attention was focused on assembling one of the finest private libraries of rare books and manuscripts in the world. Mr. Lilly's collection, which was quite wide-ranging in scope, was particularly strong in American and British literature, American history, voyages and travels, and the history of science and medicine. In the mid-1950s, Mr. Lilly donated his collection of 20,000 books and 17,00 manuscripts to Indiana University, where it became the founding collection of the Lilly Library, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year.

On Monday, February 22, as the inaugural event in the Lilly Library's new program, "Mondays at the Lilly Library," Joel Silver, Associate Director and Curator of Books at the Library, will speak about Mr. Lilly's collecting interests and his considerable achievements as a collector of books and manuscripts. The talk will take place at 4:00 p.m., in the Slocum Room of the Lilly Library.

Submitted by: Virginia Dearborn, Education and Lilly Library, IUB

Geography and Map Library Closed Dec. 22, 2009
Everything has been moved but all the IUCAT records have not been changed.  We hope to get all the records changed soon. 

So if patrons ask… what should you tell them? 

Reserves:  Professors had the option of using Wells Library Reserve Services, Ground Floor of the Wells Library or to submit reserve requests to the Geosciences Library.  Refer patrons to IUCAT for print items since it will tell you where it has been placed on Reserves or to their professor for E-Reserves, since they will need the password for their course.  They may inquire, of course, with Geosciences staff at libgeol@indiana.edu or 855-1494.

Maps: Almost all maps were moved to the East Tower 2nd Floor of the Herman B Wells Library at 10th and Jordan. U.S. Geological Survey maps remain split between the Geosciences Library (Geography/Geology)  (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=82) and the Wells ET 2 (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=285) location.

Books: Low use volumes have been transferred to ALF, check IUCAT to request retrieval and delivery. Recent and high use volumes related to general geography and atmospheric sciences have been transferred to the Geosciences Library (Geography/Geology), 601 Geology Building, 1001 E. 10th Street.  Check IUCAT to request retrieval and delivery. Recent and high use volumes related to economic, social, and cultural geography have been transferred to the Wells Library, 1320 E. 10th Street.  Check IUCAT to request retrieval and delivery.

Atlases: Indiana atlases and select high use / reference atlases have been transferred to Wells Library, ET2 (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=285).  Low use atlases have been transferred to ALF; check IUCAT to request retrieval and delivery.

Journals: Print volumes of journals held in electronic format have been transferred to ALF, check IUCAT to request retrieval and delivery.  Print volumes for which there is no electronic copy available have been transferred to either the Geosciences Library (Geography/Geology) or the Wells Library, check IUCAT to request retrieval and delivery.

Aerial Photographs: Monroe County aerial photographs will be transferred to Wells Library, ET2. For other Indiana aerial photographs, see the Indiana Historical Aerial Photo Index (IHAPI) project with the Indiana Geological Survey (http://129.79.145.7/arcims/IHAPI/index.html).

Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Government Information & Kent Cooper Services, IUB

Lynda.com Training, Free Access Extended
Free online IT Training through Lynda.com has been extended through June 30th, 2010. IU staff, faculty, and students statewide can take advantage of this wonderful free training resource. The lynda.com online training library includes video-based e-learning courses on Adobe CS4 applications and technologies; Microsoft Office; Web design; digital photography, video and audio; Mac applications; programming, and more. http://ittraining.iu.edu/lynda/default.aspx

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Library Human Resources, IUB


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February 26th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 8

 

This Week in IUL News

  • IUB University Archives and Records Update
  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award

 

Library News and Events

 

IUB University Archives and Records Update
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.

This semester our interns are Blogging Hoosier History! http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8930

Finding aids now available online:

Oscar Osburn Winther papers, 1926-1979, Collection C171: In 1937, historian Oscar O. Winther joined the history faculty of Indiana University, where he remained until his death in 1970. Winther's areas of expertise included the Western United States, including the Pacific Northwest. Included in this collection are publications, teaching files, correspondence, and files related to professional activities.(19.4 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9399

Myrtle Scott papers, 1965-2006, Collection C370: Myrtle Scott was a professor of educational psychology at Indiana University from 1970 until her retirement in 2002. Her primary teaching responsibilities were in the Human Development program with a focus on child development, while her research interests centered on developmental and ecological psychology. Scott's papers include biographical files, teaching files, publications, and research notes with some correspondence, with the bulk of the collection consisting of Scott's publications and research notes from 1965-2003. (5.2 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8283

Karl Martz papers, 1949-1992, Collection C360: World-renowned as a glaze chemist and ceramist, Karl Martz joined the faculty of the new School of Fine Arts at Indiana University in 1945, where he remained until 1977. This collection consists of correspondence, exhibition and teaching material, and most prominently, notebooks compiled by Martz relating to the chemistry of ceramics. (1.8 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8657

Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, University Archives and Records Mgmt., IUB


Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009/2010 Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  Former SLIS Dean, Herb White, has agreed to fund two $2500 awards this year.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 12. 

Applications are available on the libraries intranet, http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?Id=39&mt=form , or from Alicia McCarther and Susan Yoon.

Please submit applications to Alicia McCarther in the Herman B Wells Library, room 234, Bloomington.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB 

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March

 

March 5th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 9 | March 12th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 10

March 19th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 11 | March 26th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 12

 


March 5th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 9

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Digital Library Brown Bag - Web Accessibility at IU, 3/10, 12-1pm
  • Metadata Discussion Group, 3/11, 9:30-10:30 am
  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • Webcast at the IU School of Dentistry Library


Library News and Events


Digital Library Brown Bag - Web Accessibility at IU, 3/10, 12-1pm
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 10, 2010, for a digital library brown bag presentation by Margaret Londergan. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

Web Accessibility at IU
Margaret Londergan, Manager of the UITS Adaptive Technology Centers

Discussion will center around the recently-adopted IU Web Accessibility Administrative Practice, including what web designers can do to design accessible web sites from the beginning of the design process. A brief overview of the web accessibility evaluation services provided by the web accessibility team at the Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Center will also be discussed. Brief mention will be made of the ATAC\'s work on Sakai/Oncourse accessibility as well as emerging standards for the CIC.

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

The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this [spring or fall] semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program 


Metadata Discussion Group, 3/11, 9:30-10:30 am
The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is Thursday, March 11, 2010. Please note, this is one week earlier than we would usually meet, to allow for everyone to enjoy their Spring Break the following week.

The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

Date: Thursday March 11, 2010
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Summers, Ed, Antoine Isaac, Clay Redding, Dan Krech. (2008) "LCSH, SKOS and Linked Data." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DC-2008. http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/ojs/pubs/article/view/916.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009/2010 Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  Former SLIS Dean, Herb White, has agreed to fund two $2500 awards this year.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 12. 

Applications are available on the libraries intranet, http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?Id=39&mt=form , or from Alicia McCarther and Susan Yoon.

Please submit applications to Alicia McCarther in the Herman B Wells Library, room 234, Bloomington.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB


Webcast at the IU School of Dentistry Library
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2010 Spring Educational Webcast entitled: 
“Now’s The Time: Understanding The Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Science Librarians’ Role”

The program’s goal is to clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.

To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.

To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRSs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs)

To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs

Date:   March 24, 2010
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Place:  IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1116

Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

Please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) if you are planning to attend this webcast by Noon on Monday, March 22, 2010. 

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

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

 

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March 12th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 10

 

This Week in IUL News

  • IUB Archives and Records Mgt Update
  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • InULA March Event: Origami Workshop
  • Webcast at the IU School of Dentistry Library

 

Library News and Events

IUB Archives and Records Mgt Update
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.

This semester our interns are Blogging Hoosier History! http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8930

Finding aids now available online:

Virginia MacWatters papers, 1862-1994, Collection C352: Soprano Virginia MacWatters was known not only for her impressive operatic career during which she performed in opera houses throughout the United States, Europe, and South America, but also for her dedication to teaching. In 1957 she joined the voice faculty of the Indiana University School of Music where she remained until her retirement in 1982. She was awarded the prestigious the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for excellence in teaching in 1979. The collection consists of biographical materials, clippings, programs, teaching files, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks. (8 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8800

Indiana University Halls of Residence interior design specification books, 1965-1973, Collection C362: Collection consists chiefly of interior design specification books created in the 1960s by Francis Macomber Co. for Indiana University dormitories, among them Eigenmann, Forest, and Willkie Halls. (3 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8802

Anna Borovkoff's teaching manuals, 1955-1965, Collection C380: Anna Borovkoff was a Resident Lecturer in Russian for the Indiana University Department of Slavic Languages and Literature from 1960-1974. The collection consists of Borovkoff’s teaching manuals for the Russian language. (1.8 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8877

Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, University Archives and Records Mgmt, IUB

Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009/2010 Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  Former SLIS Dean, Herb White, has agreed to fund two $2500 awards this year.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 12. 

Applications are available on the libraries intranet, http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?Id=39&mt=form , or from Alicia McCarther and Susan Yoon.

Please submit applications to Alicia McCarther in the Herman B Wells Library, room 234, Bloomington.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB

InULA March Event: Origami Workshop
Start Date: 3/16/10
Start Time: noon
End Time: 1:30pm
Location: School of Fine Arts, Room 238

The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for an Origami Workshop on Tuesday, March 16 in the School of Fine Arts, Room 238 from noon - 1:30pm on the IUB campus. Light refreshments will be served but you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Those who attended last year can testify to the fun and learning that occurred as we made everything from boxes to fish to cranes out of paper. Kiyoshi Otsu, Automated Services and Media Librarian at the Ruth Lilly Law Library at IUPUI, will again be our encouraging instructor - thanks, Kiyoshi, for traveling all the way from Indy! In addition to the origami instruction provided last year, Kiyoshi will also be teaching techniques for constructing a mobile after creating your paper figures! This is a really fun way to spend a lunch hour during Spring Break week so take a break and join us for some origami activities!

Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend. See you there!

Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program, IUB

Webcast at the IU School of Dentistry Library
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2010 Spring Educational Webcast entitled: 
“Now’s The Time: Understanding The Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Science Librarians’ Role”

The program’s goal is to clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.

To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.

To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRSs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs)

To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs

Date:   March 24, 2010
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Place:  IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1116

Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

Please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) if you are planning to attend this webcast by Noon on Monday, March 22, 2010. 

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

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

 

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March 19th 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 11

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • K-5 Masterpieces on Display at IPFW Helmke Library
  • Webcast at the IU School of Dentistry Library
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants

 

Staff News
The Bloomington Support Grants and Research Leaves committee will be periodically posting reports from librarians who have recently completed a research leave. 

Between January 20 and February 17, 2010, Catherine Minter (Librarian for French & Italian, Germanic Studies, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics) was on research leave in Göttingen, Germany, where she completed work on a project exploring the role of the physiological concept of ‘irritability’ in late 18th-century German literature.  Founded in 1734, Göttingen University Library soon gained the reputation of being one of the best scholarly libraries in the world.  During Catherine’s leave, she made full use of the Library’s rich holdings in 18th-century physiology and literature, consulting not only works identified in advance of the trip as core primary sources, but also additional primary sources discovered during her stay in Göttingen. In March 2010, Catherine submitted a paper based on her research, now entitled “The Concept of Irritability and the Critique of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Germany,” for consideration for publication in The Modern Language Review, the peer-reviewed flagship journal of the Modern Humanities Research Association. While in Germany, she also took the opportunity to pursue research on the history of Göttingen University Library in the 18th and 19th centuries, which belongs in the context of a new, long-term research project on the history of librarians across centuries and cultures.

Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Chair of the Bloomington Support Grants and Research Leaves Committee

 

Library News and Events
K-5 Masterpieces on Display at IPFW Helmke Library
Earlier this month, elementary students created masterpieces as part of the Foundation for Art and Music in Education (FAME) Fusion of Concert Colors contest. Now through May 10, those masterpieces will be on display at the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Walter E. Helmke Library. The display is free and open to the public. Visit www.lib.ipfw.edu for library hours.

FAME Fusion of Concert Colors entries, including the ribbon winners, are on display on the second floor of Helmke Library. Fusion is an exhibition of artwork by kindergarten through fifth grade students in northern Indiana. After listening to a musical piece titled “Rain Coming” by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, the students created artworks showing their visual interpretation of the music. The six best entries from each participating school, chosen by each school’s art specialist, were entered in the FAME Festival held March 13 and 14 at the Grand Wayne Center.

For more information, contact Pamela E. Sandstrom, director of library programs and development at the IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library, at 260-481-5404 or sandstrp@ipfw.edu.

Submitted by: Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development, Walter E. Helmke Library

Webcast at the IU School of Dentistry Library
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2010 Spring Educational Webcast entitled: 
“Now’s The Time: Understanding The Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Science Librarians’ Role”

The program’s goal is to clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.

To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.

To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRSs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs)

To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs

Date:   March 24, 2010
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Place:  IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1116

Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

Please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) if you are planning to attend this webcast by Noon on Monday, March 22, 2010. 

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

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

Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation
Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 24, 2010, for a digital library brown bag presentation moderated by Jennifer Laherty. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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IUScholarWorks Journals Service Panel Discussion Moderated by Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian

The IUScholarWorks Journal Service is an open access publishing option for IU scholars who desire local control over their journals. Editors from four IUScholarWorks journals will discuss their experiences working with IUScholarWorks to host their publications focusing on:

• Editorial workflow support
• Software training
• Design customization
• Technical processes
• Migrating backfile content
• Bilingual publishing
• Publishing formats: pdf, xml, html
• Copyright consultation

The editors will comment on how the software programs (Open Journal Systems and DSpace) support their needs as publishers, and share their view on the open access business model. They will also provide feedback from their authors and readers.

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

Panel Speakers:

• Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Assistant Professor, Department of History; Executive Editor The Medieval Review
(https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/3631)

• Bradley A. U. Levinson, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Editor Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy
(https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/3631)

• Carolina Casas, PhD candidate, Managing Editor Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy

• Sarah D. Phillips, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology; Editor Anthropology of East Europe Review
(http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/aeer)

• Jason Baird Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology; Editor Museum Anthropology Review
(http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/mar)

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The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this spring semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program, IUB

InULA Research Incentive Grants
There is still time to apply for the InULA Research Incentive Grants.  The deadline is April 15, 2010.
Please see:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online;

Submitted by: Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

 

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March 26th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 12

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Celebration
  • IUB Archives News
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants
  • K-5 Masterpieces on Display at IPFW Helmke Library
  • IOLUG 2010 Spring Program

 

Library News and Events
Celebration
Let’s toot our own horns and celebrate being named top university library in the country. The IUB Library system is the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the University category from the Association of College and Research Libraries. The Award is sponsored by YBP Library Services. For more information, see http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/awards/excellenceacademic.cfm.

When: Thursday, April 1
Where: Herman B Wells Library Lobby
 Time: Festivities begin at 2:30, Remarks at 3:00

Michael A. McRobbie
President, Indiana University

Karen Hanson
Provost and Executive Vice President, Indiana University Bloomington

Lori Goetsch
President, Association of College and Research Libraries

Brenda Johnson
Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries

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

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.

This semester our interns are Blogging Hoosier History! http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8930

Current exhibits:
Showalter Fountain: The Venus of Indiana University (Archives reception area)
Located at the center of Indiana University’s Fine Arts Plaza, thousands pass Showalter Fountain on a daily basis, perhaps pausing on a hot summer day to enjoy the cool mist blowing in the breeze. The central focus of the fountain is a sculpture created by Robert Laurent – IU Professor of Sculpture from 1942 until his retirement in 1960 – representing the mythological story of the Birth of Venus. In understanding Laurent and his work, one of his main objectives was to create interaction between people and his sculptures, here creating a certain sense of lightness and humor.

This exhibit draws from the extensive collection of the Indiana University Archives, including early concept drawings for the fountain as a whole by the architects Eggers and Higgins showing a vastly different fountain from what we know today, preparatory drawings by Robert Laurent for the Birth of Venus sculpture itself, as wells as numerous photographs, pamphlets and correspondence relating to the project and its benefactor Grace Showalter.
This exhibit is in collaboration with the Indiana University Art Museum exhibit The Great American Sketchbook: Drawings from the August L. and L. Tommie Freundlich Collection (running from March 27 – May 30, 2010) which also includes a Robert Laurent preparatory drawing for the Birth of Venus.
Curated by intern Bethany Fiechter.

Look Ma, No Cavities! (Archives reading room)
This exhibit showcases a small selection of records found in the rich resources of Collection C356, the Joseph Charles Muhler papers. Muhler joined the IU chemistry faculty in 1951 as an assistant professor and in 1978 was named Research Professor of Dental Science and Director of the School of Dentistry’s Dental Research Institute. Dr. Muhler teamed up with IU professors Harry Day and William Nebergall to develop the original formula for Crest toothpaste in the 1950s. In addition to his work on Crest, Dr. Muhler was an avid proponent in the field of preventative dentistry and claimed to hold over 800 patents nationally and internationally. This exhibit was curated by Crystal Matjasic, a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science, as a final step in processing the Joseph Charles Muhler papers.

New finding aids:
Richard M. Dorson papers, 1940-1980, Collection C289: Dr. Richard Dorson is often cited as the father of American folklore. Over his lifetime he published a large collection of books and articles dealing with how folklore and culture are tied together. Dorson founded the Indiana University Folklore Institute in 1963, and became the first director and Chairman of the Folklore Department in 1978. This collection consists of Dr. Dorson’s published articles, correspondence, and research connected to the Gary Project which resulted in the book Land of the Millrats. (5.4 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8852

Bert J. Vos papers, 1870-1930, Collection C364: Bert J. Vos was a professor of German at Indiana University from 1908-1937, and Professor Emeritus of German from 1937-1945. Collection primarily consists of research notes relating to Vos' publications. (1 cubic foot)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8870

Indiana University Arts Administration Program records, 1972-2006, Collection C374: The Indiana University Arts Administration Program, part of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs on the Bloomington campus, was conceived in 1970 with the first students beginning the program in the fall of 1972. The program is of an inter-disciplinary nature, drawing on the cooperative efforts of SPEA, the Department of Theatre and Drama, and the Schools of Business, Music, Fine Arts, and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, with the goal of providing a balance of artistic and business concerns, of theory and hands-on experience. The collection consists of conference and symposium files, correspondence, committee files, general administrative records, and files related to alumni and student projects. (22 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8284

Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, University Archives and Records Mgmt., IUB

InULA Research Incentive Grants
There is still time to apply for the InULA Research Incentive Grants.  The deadline is April 15, 2010.
Please see:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online;

Submitted by: Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

K-5 Masterpieces on Display at IPFW Helmke Library
Earlier this month, elementary students created masterpieces as part of the Foundation for Art and Music in Education (FAME) Fusion of Concert Colors contest. Now through May 10, those masterpieces will be on display at the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Walter E. Helmke Library. The display is free and open to the public. Visit www.lib.ipfw.edu for library hours.

FAME Fusion of Concert Colors entries, including the ribbon winners, are on display on the second floor of Helmke Library. Fusion is an exhibition of artwork by kindergarten through fifth grade students in northern Indiana. After listening to a musical piece titled “Rain Coming” by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, the students created artworks showing their visual interpretation of the music. The six best entries from each participating school, chosen by each school’s art specialist, were entered in the FAME Festival held March 13 and 14 at the Grand Wayne Center.

For more information, contact Pamela E. Sandstrom, director of library programs and development at the IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library, at 260-481-5404 or sandstrp@ipfw.edu.

Submitted by: Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development, Walter E. Helmke Library

IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
“You CAN Take It with You: Libraries Moving into Mobile”
When: May 14, 2010
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis Education Center North
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN

Register Here, Now

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Business Meeting

10-11:15 “The Future is Mobile” Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is due out April of 2010 as a part of Neal Schuman's upcoming "Tech Set."

11:15-12:15 “How Friendly are Library Websites and Databases?”

“What Does Your Library Website Really Look Like?” Bill Helling, Assistant Director and Head of Reference (former Systems Librarian) for the Crawfordsville District Public Library

“Research on the Go:  Accessing Library Databases via Mobile Devices” Richard Bernier, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

12:15-1:00 Lunch and mobile computing show and tell

1:00-2:15 “Low Cost, High Yield: Going Mobile with What You've Got” Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian at DePaul University, Missy Roser, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Bibliographer for Religious Studies and the Chicago collection at DePaul University, Beth Ruane, Outreach and Reference Services Librarian at DePaul University, Chanitra Bishop, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington and Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching & Learning at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 “What Has Worked and What Hasn’t: 2 Case Studies”

“IMCPL Mobile, It’s Nothing Special”, Daniel Nguyen, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

“Experimenting with Mobile Apps in Reference Work: 90 Days with the iPod Touch”, Jason Fields, Chief Operating Officer, Hancock County Public”

3:30-4:00 “Evergreen Indiana's Current and Future Features” Catherine Lemmer, Indiana State Library

Submitted by: Marla Baden, Head, Technical Services & Library Information Technology, Helmke Library, IUPUI Fort Wayne


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April 2nd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 13 | April 9th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 14

April 16th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 15 | April 23, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 16

April 30, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 17

 


April 2nd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 13

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Spring 2010 issue of InULA Notes now available
  • Sound Recording Sale
  • Digital Library Brown Bag - Omeka at the Lilly
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants
  • IOLUG 2010 Spring Program

 

Staff News

  • Patricia Hornick retired from her position as Accounting Associate, Acquisitions Division, Technical Services Department, Wells Library on March 31, 2010.   She recently celebrated 15 years with the University.   Her first four years was handling Bloomington serial payments in the Serials Department.   When serial and monograph accounting merged in 2000, she joined the accounting staff in Technical Services.  For the last 11 years, she has worked with monograph and serial payments for Bloomington and the Regional Campus Libraries.  Her plans for retirement are to garden, read, and travel.

    Submitted by:  Kay Martin, Head, Acquisitions Accounting, Technical Services, IUB
  • Anders Lyon resigned his position as Shifting Supervisor in the Access Services Stacks Unit effective April 3, 2010.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, IUB

 

Library News and Events

Spring 2010 issue of InULA Notes now available!
It’s been a long time coming, but the new InULA Notes is finally here!  We, the new editors of InULA Notes, would like to take a minute or two to thank the former editors, whose work we diligently modeled our own after.  Thank you! 

We won’t take up too much of your time, but if you’d like to learn more about some of the Communications Committee members, check out the “Meet the New(ish) Librarians” section where members Kate Moore and Summer Tritt are profiled. 

Access the entire issue here: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/notes/v22/no1/index.html

Thanks for reading, and enjoy!

Submitted by: InULA Communications Committee

Sound Recording Sale
The archives of Traditional Music announces a duplicate sound recording sale to be held Friday, April 2nd, from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall, Room 006 on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington.

A large selection of jazz, popular, and classical LPs and 78-rpm discs will be on sale. The sale of these items will be used to further the mission of the Archives of Traditional Music, one of the largest ethnographic sound recording archives in the United States. For more information, call the Archives at 855-4679

Submitted by: Stacey Miller-Chávez, Archives of Traditional Music, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag - Omeka at the Lilly
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, April 7 for a digital library brown bag presentation by Erika Dowell. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.
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Omeka at the Lilly
Erika Dowell, Public Services Librarian
Lilly Library

Omeka is a free and open source collections-based, Web publishing platform for scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators and cultural enthusiasts. This talk will provide an overview of Omeka's features followed by a demonstration of a local pilot project using Omeka to showcase digitized content from the collections of the Lilly Library.

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

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The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program, IUB

InULA Research Incentive Grants
There is still time to apply for the InULA Research Incentive Grants.  The deadline is April 15, 2010.
Please see:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online;

Submitted by: Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
“You CAN Take It with You: Libraries Moving into Mobile”
When: May 14, 2010
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis Education Center North
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN

Register Here, Now

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Business Meeting

10-11:15 “The Future is Mobile” Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is due out April of 2010 as a part of Neal Schuman's upcoming "Tech Set."

11:15-12:15 “How Friendly are Library Websites and Databases?”

“What Does Your Library Website Really Look Like?” Bill Helling, Assistant Director and Head of Reference (former Systems Librarian) for the Crawfordsville District Public Library

“Research on the Go:  Accessing Library Databases via Mobile Devices” Richard Bernier, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

12:15-1:00 Lunch and mobile computing show and tell

1:00-2:15 “Low Cost, High Yield: Going Mobile with What You've Got” Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian at DePaul University, Missy Roser, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Bibliographer for Religious Studies and the Chicago collection at DePaul University, Beth Ruane, Outreach and Reference Services Librarian at DePaul University, Chanitra Bishop, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington and Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching & Learning at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 “What Has Worked and What Hasn’t: 2 Case Studies”

“IMCPL Mobile, It’s Nothing Special”, Daniel Nguyen, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

“Experimenting with Mobile Apps in Reference Work: 90 Days with the iPod Touch”, Jason Fields, Chief Operating Officer, Hancock County Public”

3:30-4:00 “Evergreen Indiana's Current and Future Features” Catherine Lemmer, Indiana State Library

Submitted by: Marla Baden, Head, Technical Services & Library Information Technology, Helmke Library, IUPUI Fort Wayne


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April 9th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 14

 

This Week in IUL News

  • InULA Book Sale 2010
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants
  • IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
  • IULFC Meeting Minutes
  • 2010 William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award, IUB
  • IUB University Archives and Records Management News

 

Library News and Events

InULA Book Sale 2010
This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale.  The InULA Book Sale is THE major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association.  This is how we fund scholarships and grants for research and professional development.  We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and clean-up. 

If you have an hour or two (or more!) to volunteer, please e-mail Emily Okada (okada@indiana.edu) as soon as you can before Tuesday April 13th at noon.  Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

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

Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

Friday, April 16, 2010 -- Setup, At: 11am to 8pm

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

Saturday, April 17, 2010 -- Book Sale, At: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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

Sunday, April 18, 2010 -- Book Sale, At: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up throughout the day. 

Monday, April 19, 2010 -- Clean-up, At: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.

THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU

Submitted by: Emily Okada, Head of Reference, IUB

InULA Research Incentive Grants
There is still time to apply for the InULA Research Incentive Grants.  The deadline is April 15, 2010.
Please see:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online;

Submitted by: Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
“You CAN Take It with You: Libraries Moving into Mobile”
When: May 14, 2010
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis Education Center North
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN

Register Here, Now

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Business Meeting

10-11:15 “The Future is Mobile” Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is due out April of 2010 as a part of Neal Schuman's upcoming "Tech Set."

11:15-12:15 “How Friendly are Library Websites and Databases?”

“What Does Your Library Website Really Look Like?” Bill Helling, Assistant Director and Head of Reference (former Systems Librarian) for the Crawfordsville District Public Library

“Research on the Go:  Accessing Library Databases via Mobile Devices” Richard Bernier, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

12:15-1:00 Lunch and mobile computing show and tell

1:00-2:15 “Low Cost, High Yield: Going Mobile with What You've Got” Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian at DePaul University, Missy Roser, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Bibliographer for Religious Studies and the Chicago collection at DePaul University, Beth Ruane, Outreach and Reference Services Librarian at DePaul University, Chanitra Bishop, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington and Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching & Learning at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 “What Has Worked and What Hasn’t: 2 Case Studies”

“IMCPL Mobile, It’s Nothing Special”, Daniel Nguyen, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

“Experimenting with Mobile Apps in Reference Work: 90 Days with the iPod Touch”, Jason Fields, Chief Operating Officer, Hancock County Public”

3:30-4:00 “Evergreen Indiana's Current and Future Features” Catherine Lemmer, Indiana State Library

Submitted by: Marla Baden, Head, Technical Services & Library Information Technology, Helmke Library, IUPUI Fort Wayne

IULFC Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the March IULFC meeting have now been posted on the internet at: http://www.indiana.edu/~iulfc/2009-2010/minute03-05-2010.shtml Please contact Sherri Michaels (shmichae@indiana.edu) if you have any questions. 

Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, IULFC Secretary

2010 William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award, IUB
The William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award Committee is pleased to announce that the 2010 recipient is Elizabeth L. Johnson. The William Evans Jenkins Award is presented to a librarian in recognition of truly outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession, in general.

Elizabeth Johnson received her MLS from The University of Texas in 1976, garnering the Outstanding Student Award in the process and earning membership in the Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Phi Mu societies. Since March 1980, she has held the position of Head of the Technical Services Department, Lilly Library. Elizabeth has been instrumental in securing a number of grants, notably the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant which enabled the cataloging of the Elizabeth Ball Collection of Children’s Literature (June 1985 - Dec. 1986) and The Library Construction and Services Act Grant for the retrospective conversion of Lilly Library serials (April, 2000-April, 2001). She has also been the recipient of several individual grants throughout her career, which have facilitated her participation in international programs in her specialty and enabled her to flourish into one of the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section’s (RBMS) “most respected -- even beloved – and enduring leaders” (Jackie Dooley, Consulting Archivist, OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership).

Over the past three decades, Elizabeth has curated or co-curated several exhibitions, both at the Lilly Library and at other institutions, and has authored several publications in her field. Her works can be found among conference proceedings and in a variety of journals, including Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship and Cataloging of Rare Books. Some have been reprinted, while others have been translated into Japanese. Elizabeth has also served as secretary of the Bloomington Library Faculty (1992-2003), secretary of the Bloomington Library Faculty Council (2001-2002) and Unit Representative to the Bloomington Faculty Council (1999-2000; 2003-2004).

Elizabeth credits her love of special collections librarianship to her experience as a fledgling cataloger with the Jenkins Company (Austin, Texas, 1975-76) and with Bertram Rota of London (1969-71). For over two decades, she has helped to chart the course of rare books librarianship in myriad ways through her multifaceted service to the RBMS: Executive Committee (5 years), Secretary (1991-1993), Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair (1995-1997), Bibliographic Standards Committee, Thesaurus editor, Chair, Nominating Committee, Budget and Development Committee, as well as the Continuing Education Committee, Seminars Committee and Conference Development Committee, Chair (2007-2010). Randal S. Brandt, Principal Cataloger, The Bancroft Library, Berkeley, states: “As an ambassador for RBMS and for the rare materials library profession in general, Elizabeth has few equals.”

In the course of her service to the RBMS, Elizabeth has been as attentive to the challenges posed by the physical aspect of rare materials as to their intellectual content, and has been a key player in the drafting of standards and guidelines currently in use by rare book libraries worldwide. Some relate to security; others to the description and retrieval of materials. Her “incisive grasp of cataloging rules, their application and implications” (Elaine Smyth, Head, Special Collections, Louisiana State Library), combined with “her interest in meeting new challenges and needs” (R. Arvid Nelsen, Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute) earned her a spot on the Working Group charged with revising The Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books – a multi-year effort. As Chair of the RBMS Seminars Committee, Elizabeth has also made a significant contribution to preconferences, as an organizer, presenter and moderator.

In summary, “Elizabeth exemplifies all the best qualities of a topnotch professional librarian. She has authoritative mastery of her professional specialty, she is energetic and forward-thinking, and her organizational and leadership skills are notable. As a colleague, she is warm and collegial, offering welcome mentoring and support to novice and seasoned colleagues alike.” (Elaine B. Smyth) The Jenkins Award Committee concurs.

Elizabeth will be recognized for her accomplishment at the Libraries’ Retirement & Recognition Reception, on Thursday, April 22, at 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Wells Library Reference Reading Room and will be presented with her award at the Bloomington Library Faculty meeting, on May 17, at 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Denise Stuempfle, Technical Services IUB

IUB University Archives and Records Management 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.

This semester our interns are Blogging Hoosier History! http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8930
 
Current exhibits:
Showalter Fountain: The Venus of Indiana University (Archives reception area) New!
Located at the center of Indiana University’s Fine Arts Plaza, thousands pass Showalter Fountain on a daily basis, perhaps pausing on a hot summer day to enjoy the cool mist blowing in the breeze. The central focus of the fountain is a sculpture created by Robert Laurent – IU Professor of Sculpture from 1942 until his retirement in 1960 – representing the mythological story of the Birth of Venus. In understanding Laurent and his work, one of his main objectives was to create interaction between people and his sculptures, here creating a certain sense of lightness and humor.

This exhibit draws from the extensive collection of the Indiana University Archives, including early concept drawings for the fountain as a whole by the architects Eggers and Higgins showing a vastly different fountain from what we know today, preparatory drawings by Robert Laurent for the Birth of Venus sculpture itself, as wells as numerous photographs, pamphlets and correspondence relating to the project and its benefactor Grace Showalter.
This exhibit is in collaboration with the Indiana University Art Museum exhibit The Great American Sketchbook: Drawings from the August L. and L. Tommie Freundlich Collection (running from March 27 – May 30, 2010) which also includes a Robert Laurent preparatory drawing for the Birth of Venus.  Curated by intern Bethany Fiechter.

Look Ma, No Cavities! (Archives reading room)
This exhibit showcases a small selection of records found in the rich resources of Collection C356, the Joseph Charles Muhler papers. Muhler joined the IU chemistry faculty in 1951 as an assistant professor and in 1978 was named Research Professor of Dental Science and Director of the School of Dentistry’s Dental Research Institute. Dr. Muhler teamed up with IU professors Harry Day and William Nebergall to develop the original formula for Crest toothpaste in the 1950s. In addition to his work on Crest, Dr. Muhler was an avid proponent in the field of preventative dentistry and claimed to hold over 800 patents nationally and internationally. This exhibit was created by Crystal Matjasic, a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science, as a final step in processing the Joseph Charles Muhler papers.

Finding aids now available online:
Indiana University Halls of Residence Committee minutes, 1939-1971, Collection C310: The Halls of Residence Committee was established in September 1939 with Ward G. Biddle as chairman. It took the place of a former committee in dealing with the planning and construction of new dormitories and also dealt with matters such as living arrangements, fees, and roommate preferences. Collection consists of the minutes of the committee, but also includes reports such as the occupancy percentage reports from 1940-1971. (.6 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8935

Will T. Hale papers, 1900-1962, Collection C358: With a focus on Biblical literature and Victorian poetry, Will T. Hale was a professor of English Literature at Indiana University from 1913-1950. Included in this collection are correspondence, journals, engagement calendars, and teaching materials, such as lesson plans and notes. (1 cubic foot)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8676

William B. Edgerton papers, 1950-1985, Collection C375: William B. Edgerton was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures (1958-1983) and Chairman of the department (1958-1965, 1969-1973) at Indiana University. His research and teaching interests focused on eighteenth and nineteenth century Russian literature. The collection consists of correspondence, materials relating to his professional activities, and records pertaining to his teaching career. (9.2 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8851

Submitted by: Dina Kellams, IUB University Archives and Records Management


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April 16th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 15

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA is Asking You!
  • IUB Preservation Lab - Quarterly Report
  • InULA Book Sale 2010
  • Continuing Education Committee Workshop on Research Leaves and Grants
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Meeting
  • IOLUG 2010 Spring Program


Staff News

Charla Lancaster resigned from her position as Collection Development Specialist on April 17, 2010 to take a position as Director for Assessment and Library Access Services at Virginia Tech University Libraries. A familiar face to most of us, Charla has been with Indiana University since 1995, with positions in Customer and Access Services, Human Resources, and Collection Development. She earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Masters Degree in Library Science during that time. In her current position since 2003, Charla has been an indispensible resource to librarians and staff in all aspects of collection development, and I’m sure many will miss not only her support and expertise, but also her unfailing good humor and positive outlook.

Submitted by: Julie Bobay, Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication, IUB Libraries

Eric Bartheld, who has served as Director of Communications for the IU Bloomington Libraries since 2006, and Associate Development Director from 1998-2006, will be departing the Libraries to relocate to the University of Maryland.  There, Eric will be the Director of Communications for Patricia Steele.

Eric has accomplished a great deal in the task of heightening awareness of the Libraries mission and identity within the university community and more broadly in the academic community at large.  His work with HathiTrust, the CIC, the Association of Research Libraries and many others, will impact the ways in which people view libraries, and the IU Libraries specifically, for years to come.

Among Eric’s greatest gifts are his sense of humor, and his enormous capacity for fun.  If one thinks back to some of the wonderful events taking place in the Libraries in the past 12 years, they always involve Eric.  Dean Brenda L. Johnson made the following remark about Eric.  “It is a bittersweet moment, indeed, as I write today.  As we wish Eric all the best in his new position at Maryland, we know how deeply we will miss him.  Although I have only been here a short time, it is clear Eric has left a remarkable legacy at IU Bloomington Libraries.  In my tenure here, Eric has quickly become one of my most trusted, respected, and valuable colleagues.  Not only is the quality of Eric’s work beyond compare, he brings an incredibly infectious enthusiasm and positive outlook to everything he does.  I know you all join me in wishing Eric exciting new adventures and feel comforted in knowing he takes many happy memories with him of this time at IU.   Happy trails, Eric!!”

Eric’s last day will be Friday, April 23.  Please come by the Administration Office and give him your best wishes.

Submitted by: Amy C. Cope, Director of Administrative Services, IUB Libraries

Mary Graham Uthuppuru, Library Conservation Technician in the Lilly Library has resigned her position effective April 15th. Mary will be pursuing intensive training and a career in bookbinding and book arts.

Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, IUB Libraries

Helmke Library Staff Recognized for Service
Three Helmke Library staff members will be among the IPFW campus honorees at the Staff Recognition Luncheon on April 21, 2010, which is sponsored by the Chancellor's Office, the Administrative/Professional Staff Advisory Council (APSAC), the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC), and IPFW's Human Resources department.

We would like to acknowledge the meritorious service of our colleagues:

Deb Haley - 30 years of service
Karen Parkison - 20 years of service
Jennifer Leone - 10 years of service

We could not do what we do without these loyal staff members' many valuable contributions. Please join us in wishing them a hearty congratulations.

Submitted by: Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development, IPFW Helmke Library


Library News and Events

 

InULA is Asking You!
The Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) has been working for IU librarians for over 40 years, providing opportunities for continuing education and professional development and promoting excellence in library service.

We need YOUR help to ensure that InULA is doing everything possible to fulfill its purpose.

We are asking you to take just a few minutes to share with us your ideas about what we can do for you by completing an anonymous survey. The survey will be available on-line starting April 13, 2010, and results will be posted in the IUL news this summer. Click here to take the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CK5FGSH

Submitted by: Cherry Williams, Lilly Library, IUB

IUB Preservation Lab - Quarterly Report
The quarterly report for the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab is currently available and can be read at: http://craiglab.wordpress.com/

This report covers the period January through March 2010.

Submitted by: Lynn Hufford, Head, E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory, IUB

InULA Book Sale 2010
This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale.  The InULA Book Sale is THE major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association.  This is how we fund scholarships and grants for research and professional development.  We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and clean-up. 

If you have an hour or two (or more!) to volunteer, please e-mail Emily Okada (okada@indiana.edu) as soon as you can before Tuesday April 13th at noon.  Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

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

Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

Friday, April 16, 2010 -- Setup, At: 11am to 8pm

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

Saturday, April 17, 2010 -- Book Sale, At: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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

Sunday, April 18, 2010 -- Book Sale, At: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up throughout the day. 

Monday, April 19, 2010 -- Clean-up, At: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.

THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU

Submitted by: Emily Okada, Head of Reference, Herman B Wells Library, IUB

Continuing Education Committee Workshop on Research Leaves and Grants
This workshop will focus on how to develop a research leave or grant proposal, including how to put together a budget. Catherine Minter and Tony White will talk about their research leaves and ongoing projects. Kathy McCarnes and Susan Yoon will discuss how librarians can work with them to develop budgets for specific kinds of grants. Brian Winterman will enumerate various grants for which librarians are eligible.

When: April 20th, 2010
Where: Herman B Wells Library, E174
Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Submitted by: Brian Winterman, Information Fluency and Assessment Librarian, IUB Libraries 

Digital Library Brown Bag Meeting
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, April 21, 2010 for a digital library brown bag presentation by Mike Durbin. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.
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Streamlining the Digitized Image Workflow
Mike Durbin, Programmer/Analyst, Digital Library Infrastructure
Digital Library Program

The Digital Library Program strives to deliver a wide variety of materials which lend themselves to fairly unique delivery interfaces. Despite this diversity, the requirements for various image collections are common enough to allow for a more generalization and automation of the process. This presentation will include discussion of the ways in which the we\'ve been able to streamline digitization, metadata entry, archival, discovery and delivery for digital image collections. We will show the current state of the integration of several independently developed tools and present the cases of recently started and launched collections.

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

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The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this spring semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00

pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk , Digital Library Program, IUB Libraries

IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
“You CAN Take It with You: Libraries Moving into Mobile”
When: May 14, 2010
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis Education Center North
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN

Register Here, Now

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Business Meeting

10-11:15 “The Future is Mobile” Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is due out April of 2010 as a part of Neal Schuman's upcoming "Tech Set."

11:15-12:15 “How Friendly are Library Websites and Databases?”

“What Does Your Library Website Really Look Like?” Bill Helling, Assistant Director and Head of Reference (former Systems Librarian) for the Crawfordsville District Public Library

“Research on the Go:  Accessing Library Databases via Mobile Devices” Richard Bernier, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

12:15-1:00 Lunch and mobile computing show and tell

1:00-2:15 “Low Cost, High Yield: Going Mobile with What You've Got” Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian at DePaul University, Missy Roser, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Bibliographer for Religious Studies and the Chicago collection at DePaul University, Beth Ruane, Outreach and Reference Services Librarian at DePaul University, Chanitra Bishop, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington and Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching & Learning at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 “What Has Worked and What Hasn’t: 2 Case Studies”

“IMCPL Mobile, It’s Nothing Special”, Daniel Nguyen, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

“Experimenting with Mobile Apps in Reference Work: 90 Days with the iPod Touch”, Jason Fields, Chief Operating Officer, Hancock County Public”

3:30-4:00 “Evergreen Indiana's Current and Future Features” Catherine Lemmer, Indiana State Library

Submitted by: Marla Baden, Head, Technical Services & Library Information Technology, Helmke Library, IUPUI Fort Wayne


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April 23rd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 16

 

This Week in IUL News

  • InULA Call for Nominations
  • InULA is Asking You!
  • IOLUG 2010 Spring Program

 

Library News and Events

InULA Call for Nominations
 Looking for a professional service opportunity?  InULA currently has four open board positions and is seeking self-nominations.   If you are interested in running for office, please send an email to Summer Tritt (tritts@ipfw.edu), Diane Dallis (ddallis@indiana.edu), or Akram Khabibullaev (akkhabib@indiana.edu) by Friday, April 30, 2010.  A description of duties for each position is available on the InULA website at: http://www.indiana.edu/ ~inula/documents/2009-2010/officers.html.    
 
Vice President/President-Elect (3-year term)
Secretary (2-year term)
At-Large Board Member (2-year term)
At-Large Board Member (2-year term)
 
Submitted by: Summer Tritt, Reference & Information Services Librarian, Walter E. Helmke Library

InULA is Asking You!
The Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) has been working for IU librarians for over 40 years, providing opportunities for continuing education and professional development and promoting excellence in library service.

We need YOUR help to ensure that InULA is doing everything possible to fulfill its purpose.

We are asking you to take just a few minutes to share with us your ideas about what we can do for you by completing an anonymous survey. The survey will be available on-line starting April 13, 2010, and results will be posted in the IUL news this summer. Click here to take the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CK5FGSH

Submitted by: Cherry Williams, Lilly Library, IUB

IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
“You CAN Take It with You: Libraries Moving into Mobile”
When: May 14, 2010
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis Education Center North
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN

Register Here, Now

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Business Meeting

10-11:15 “The Future is Mobile” Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is due out April of 2010 as a part of Neal Schuman's upcoming "Tech Set."

11:15-12:15 “How Friendly are Library Websites and Databases?”

“What Does Your Library Website Really Look Like?” Bill Helling, Assistant Director and Head of Reference (former Systems Librarian) for the Crawfordsville District Public Library

“Research on the Go:  Accessing Library Databases via Mobile Devices” Richard Bernier, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

12:15-1:00 Lunch and mobile computing show and tell

1:00-2:15 “Low Cost, High Yield: Going Mobile with What You've Got” Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian at DePaul University, Missy Roser, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Bibliographer for Religious Studies and the Chicago collection at DePaul University, Beth Ruane, Outreach and Reference Services Librarian at DePaul University, Chanitra Bishop, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington and Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching & Learning at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 “What Has Worked and What Hasn’t: 2 Case Studies”

“IMCPL Mobile, It’s Nothing Special”, Daniel Nguyen, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

“Experimenting with Mobile Apps in Reference Work: 90 Days with the iPod Touch”, Jason Fields, Chief Operating Officer, Hancock County Public”

3:30-4:00 “Evergreen Indiana's Current and Future Features” Catherine Lemmer, Indiana State Library

Submitted by: Marla Baden, Head, Technical Services & Library Information Technology, Helmke Library, IUPUI Fort Wayne


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April 30th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 17

 

This Week in IUL News


  • Staff News
  • InULA Call for Nominations
  • InULA is Asking You!
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: Building better metadata creation tools
  • IUB Archives Update
  • IOLUG 2010 Spring Program


Library News and Events


InULA Call for Nominations
Looking for a professional service opportunity?  InULA currently has four open board positions and is seeking self-nominations.   If you are interested in running for office, please send an email to Summer Tritt (tritts@ipfw.edu), Diane Dallis (ddallis@indiana.edu), or Akram Khabibullaev (akkhabib@indiana.edu) by Monday, May 3, 2010.  We are really in need of self-nominations for the Vice President/President-Elect and Secretary positions.  Don't hesitate, nominate yourself today!  A description of duties for each position is available on the InULA website at: http://www.indiana.edu/ ~inula/documents/2009-2010/officers.html.    
 
Vice President/President-Elect (3-year term)
Secretary (2-year term)
At-Large Board Member (2-year term)
At-Large Board Member (2-year term)
 
Submitted by: Summer Tritt, Reference & Information Services Librarian, Walter E. Helmke Library

InULA is Asking You!
The Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) has been working for IU librarians for over 40 years, providing opportunities for continuing education and professional development and promoting excellence in library service.

We need YOUR help to ensure that InULA is doing everything possible to fulfill its purpose.

We are asking you to take just a few minutes to share with us your ideas about what we can do for you by completing an anonymous survey. The survey will be available on-line starting April 13, 2010, and results will be posted in the IUL news this summer. Click here to take the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CK5FGSH

Submitted by: Cherry Williams, Lilly Library, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag: Building better metadata creation tools
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, May 5 for our final digital library brown bag presentation of the Spring 2010 series. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian
Digital Library Program

Building better metadata creation tools

Metadata creations tools are in general surprisingly hard to use, often lacking basic features such as auto-complete, spell-check, and data validation. In addition, there is little research on how they could be made better and more efficient. The ideal metadata creation tool would make it easy to create robust, consistent metadata, and difficult to make a mistake. This presentation will examine research on data entry interfaces, look at the state of the art in metadata creation tools, and demonstrate some features that make metadata creation tools work well.

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

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The Digital Library Brown Bag series will commence with a new program in the Fall 2010 semester. Stay tuned for the Spring schedule by checking our web site, , or joining our listserv.

To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program, IUB

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

Current exhibits:
Showalter Fountain: The Venus of Indiana University (Archives reception area) Located at the center of Indiana University’s Fine Arts Plaza, thousands pass Showalter Fountain on a daily basis, perhaps pausing on a hot summer day to enjoy the cool mist blowing in the breeze. The central focus of the fountain is a sculpture created by Robert Laurent – IU Professor of Sculpture from 1942 until his retirement in 1960 – representing the mythological story of the Birth of Venus. In understanding Laurent and his work, one of his main objectives was to create interaction between people and his sculptures, here creating a certain sense of lightness and humor.
This exhibit draws from the extensive collection of the Indiana University Archives, including early concept drawings for the fountain as a whole by the architects Eggers and Higgins showing a vastly different fountain from what we know today, preparatory drawings by Robert Laurent for the Birth of Venus sculpture itself, as wells as numerous photographs, pamphlets and correspondence relating to the project and its benefactor Grace Showalter.
This exhibit is in collaboration with the Indiana University Art Museum exhibit The Great American Sketchbook: Drawings from the August L. and L. Tommie Freundlich Collection (running from March 27 – May 30, 2010) which also includes a Robert Laurent preparatory drawing for the Birth of Venus. Curated by intern Bethany Fiechter.

Look Ma, No Cavities! (Archives reading room) This exhibit showcases a small selection of records found in the rich resources of Collection C356, the Joseph Charles Muhler papers. Muhler joined the IU chemistry faculty in 1951 as an assistant professor and in 1978 was named Research Professor of Dental Science and Director of the School of Dentistry’s Dental Research Institute. Dr. Muhler teamed up with IU professors Harry Day and William Nebergall to develop the original formula for Crest toothpaste in the 1950s. In addition to his work on Crest, Dr. Muhler was an avid proponent in the field of preventative dentistry and claimed to hold over 800 patents nationally and internationally. This exhibit was created by Crystal Matjasic, a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science, as a final step in processing the Joseph Charles Muhler papers.

Finding aids now available online:
Indiana University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures records, 1949-2004, Collection C376: Formerly part of the Department of Slavic Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures was established as an independent department in 1958. Fields of study in the department include concentrations on the languages, literature, and linguistics of the Slavic and non-Slavic East European peoples. Included in this collection are administrative files, faculty and teaching personnel files, and materials on the language programs and workshops sponsored by the department. (11 cubic feet) http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8780

Indiana University Director of Administration and Assistant to the Vice President's records, 1979-1999, Collection C377: In 1981, Robert Cochran was named Indiana University Bloomington's Director of Administration and Assistant to the Vice President, serving under Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Bloomington Chancellor. The collection consists of Cochran’s general administrative files and records relating to the reviews of non-degree granting units on the IUB campus. (4 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8798

International Research and Exchanges Board records, 1959-1982, Collection C379: The Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants (IUCTG) was established in the 1950s to administer academic exchanges between the US and the Soviet Union and East Europe. For a period in its early years, the IUCTG was headquartered at Indiana University and chaired by IU professor Robert Byrnes until 1968, when it was absorbed by the International Research and Exchanges Board and moved to New York. This collection consists of correspondence, conference and meeting materials, and reports. (2 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8814

Submitted by: Dina Kellams, University Archives and Records Management, IUB

IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
“You CAN Take It with You: Libraries Moving into Mobile”
When: May 14, 2010
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis Education Center North
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN

Register Here, Now

Submitted by: Marla Baden, Head, Technical Services & Library Information Technology, Helmke Library, IUPUI Fort Wayne

 

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May

 

May 7th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 18 | May 14th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 19

May 21st, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 20 | May 28th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 21

 


May 7th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 18

 

 

This Week in IUL News

 

  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • IUB Archives Update
  • IOLUG 2010 Spring Program

     

    Library News and Events


    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is Thursday, May 20, 2010.

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss:
    Coyle, Karen. (February/March 2010) "RDA Vocabularies for a Twenty-First-Century Data Environment." Library Technology Reports 46, no. 2. IU Libraries online subscription.

    (Please note: this report contains several chapters that are available as six separate PDF files - you'll want to download/print the first five of them - the sixth is a correction to the previous issue and is not needed for this month's discussion.)

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB

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

    Current exhibits:
    Showalter Fountain: The Venus of Indiana University (Archives reception area)

    Located at the center of Indiana University’s Fine Arts Plaza, thousands pass Showalter Fountain on a daily basis, perhaps pausing on a hot summer day to enjoy the cool mist blowing in the breeze. The central focus of the fountain is a sculpture created by Robert Laurent – IU Professor of Sculpture from 1942 until his retirement in 1960 – representing the mythological story of the Birth of Venus. In understanding Laurent and his work, one of his main objectives was to create interaction between people and his sculptures, here creating a certain sense of lightness and humor.

    This exhibit draws from the extensive collection of the Indiana University Archives, including early concept drawings for the fountain as a whole by the architects Eggers and Higgins showing a vastly different fountain from what we know today, preparatory drawings by Robert Laurent for the Birth of Venus sculpture itself, as wells as numerous photographs, pamphlets and correspondence relating to the project and its benefactor Grace Showalter.
    This exhibit is in collaboration with the Indiana University Art Museum exhibit The Great American Sketchbook: Drawings from the August L. and L. Tommie Freundlich Collection (running from March 27 – May 30, 2010) which also includes a Robert Laurent preparatory drawing for the Birth of Venus.  Curated by intern Bethany Fiechter.

    Finding aids now available online:
    Indiana University Residence Halls Association records, 1956-2007, Collection C229: New accruals have been added to this collection, doubling it in size. In 1960, due to the development of co-educational living centers, the then-existing Men’s and Women’s Residence Halls Associations were combined into one co-educational organization, the Residence Halls Association. Records in this collection include but are not limited to correspondence, minutes, memos, publications, election and committee files, and reports from just before its establishment, 1956, through 2007. The bulk of the collection dates between 1980 and 1996. (10.1 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA2762

    Scott R. Sanders teaching and faculty files, 1971-2009, Collection C359: Scott Russell Sanders taught in the Indiana University English Department from 1971-2009. He specialized in writing fiction, and also was heavily involved with the Wells Scholars program, serving as its director from 1997 to 2003. This collection consists of the teaching and faculty files of Dr. Sanders. (4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB9033

    Samuel Fiszman papers, 1971-1984, Collection C381: Samuel Fiszman was a professor in the Indiana University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures from 1970 until 1985. His research interests focused on Polish and Russian literature. The collection consists of teaching materials and publications, as well as correspondence related to these endeavors. (.6 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8927

    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, U. Archives and Records Mgmt., IUB

    IOLUG 2010 Spring Program
    “You CAN Take It with You: Libraries Moving into Mobile”

    When: Friday, May 14, 2010
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis Education Center
    North 3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN

    Register Here, Now

    Submitted by: Marla Baden, Head, Technical Services & Library Information Technology, Helmke Library, IUPUI Fort Wayne


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    May 14th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 19


    This Week in IUL News


    • IUB Archives Update
    • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting


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

    Current exhibits:
    Showalter Fountain: The Venus of Indiana University (Archives reception area)
    Located at the center of Indiana University’s Fine Arts Plaza, thousands pass Showalter Fountain on a daily basis, perhaps pausing on a hot summer day to enjoy the cool mist blowing in the breeze. The central focus of the fountain is a sculpture created by Robert Laurent – IU Professor of Sculpture from 1942 until his retirement in 1960 – representing the mythological story of the Birth of Venus. In understanding Laurent and his work, one of his main objectives was to create interaction between people and his sculptures, here creating a certain sense of lightness and humor. This exhibit draws from the extensive collection of the Indiana University Archives, including early concept drawings for the fountain as a whole by the architects Eggers and Higgins showing a vastly different fountain from what we know today, preparatory drawings by Robert Laurent for the Birth of Venus sculpture itself, as wells as numerous photographs, pamphlets and correspondence relating to the project and its benefactor Grace Showalter.

    New reading room exhibit coming soon!

    Finding aids now available online:
    Indiana University Hilltop Garden and Nature Center records, 1935-2007, bulk 1948-1975, Collection C43: New accessions have been added to this collection, doubling its size! Founded in 1948, the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center was designed to promote community gardening at Indiana University. From the beginning, Hilltop was jointly sponsored by IU, the city of Bloomington's Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bloomington Garden Club. Collection includes correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, scrapbooks, minutes, reports, and publications and records relating to the Hilltop Educational Foundation and Hilltop Garden Council. (15 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA2614

    Ulysses G. Weatherly Social progress manuscript, circa 1926, Collection C284: In 1895, Ulysses G. Weatherly joined the Indiana University faculty, where he remained until his retirement in 1935. Throughout his teaching career, he taught courses in many disciplines, including history, sociology, and economics. This collection consists entirely of his Social Progress manuscript, which includes not only his typescripts but also his handwritten drafts and notes. (.6 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB9101

    Pauline Montgomery Indiana tombstone photographs and records, circa 1960s, Collection C386: Wayne County, Indiana resident Pauline Montgomery spent most of her life as a Latin and English teacher. The Indiana University alumna was also a local historian and author of one book, Indiana Coverlet Weavers and Their Coverlets. This collection consists of Montgomery’s approximately sixteen-hundred photos and negatives of Indiana tombstones and the accompanying ledgers documenting their appearance, locations, and placement dates. (2.4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB9132

    Submitted by: Dina Kellams, U. Archives and Records Mgmt., IUB

    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
    The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is Thursday, May 20, 2010.

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss:
    Coyle, Karen. (February/March 2010) "RDA Vocabularies for a Twenty-First-Century Data Environment." Library Technology Reports 46, no. 2. IU Libraries online subscription.

    (Please note: this report contains several chapters that are available as six separate PDF files - you'll want to download/print the first five of them - the sixth is a correction to the previous issue and is not needed for this month's discussion.)

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB

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    May 21st, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 20

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Research Leave Report

     

    Staff News
    Jun Wang will be joining the staff in Library Technologies and Digital Libraries on June 1, 2010.   He is replacing Muzaffer Ozakca who resigned in June 2009.  Jun is transferring from IUPUI where he has been working with Children’s Health Service Research as software engineer.  He holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Center Florida.   Welcome Jun!

    Submitted by:
    Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, IUB

     

     

    Library News and Events
    Research Leave Report

    The Bloomington Support Grants and Research Leaves committee will be periodically posting reports from librarians who have recently completed a research leave. 

    Brian Winterman recently completed a research leave that consisted of two one-week periods in February and March.  Brian used his time to work on three writing projects.  The first is an article based on a learning model that Brian developed called Science Seeker.  The model was integrated with L111, an introductory Biology course, and student learning was assessed.   During his leave, Brian was able revise and edit the resulting article and submit it for peer review, and it has been accepted by Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.  (Congrats!) The second project was another article based on a project funded by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning group on campus.  Brian and Carrie Donovan are co-PI’s on the grant to study integrating information literacy principles with courses in two different disciplines (Gender Studies and Molecular Biology).  Brian spent the bulk of his research leave working on this article.  The final project begun was a review and tabulation of data gathered from the SLIS S523 Science and Technology Information course that Brian teaches.  Brian recently changed the way he teaches this course, and his hope was to enhance their experience and increase learning by empowering them to make decisions about what they learned and how they learned it.  The major focus of the class was the group (7 students) authoring an article together.  It was recently published: http://www.istl.org/09-fall/index.html.  Student performance and attitudes were assessed, and this will be the basis of another article for Brian. 

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Intellectual Property Librarian, IUB
     


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    May 28th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 21

     

    This Week in IUL News

      Staff News
    • Herman B Wells’ Birthday Celebration

     

    Staff News


     

    Judy Grannan, Serials Procurement Specialist in Acquisitions retired on May 28, 2010. Her 17 years at the library have all been in Serials Ordering unit. Her colleagues wish her a happy retirement.

    Emily O’Neall has resigned her position as Payroll Transaction Associate in Libraries Financial Services effective 5/28/2010. Emily will be moving to Greencastle, IN, is getting married in September, and plans to remodel a house over the next few years. She’s will be working for the family business, the Electronic Technicians Association. Best wishes, Emily!

    Dot Porter has accepted the position of Associate Director of Digital Library Content and Services. Dot joins us from the Digital Humanities Observatory (http://dho.ie/about) in Ireland where she was the metadata manager for their national scale projects. Prior to her position at DHO, she was at the University of Kentucky, where she served as Program Coordinator for the Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities at the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. Dot holds an MA in Medieval Studies from Western Michigan University and an MS in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. Welcome, Dot!

    Submitted by: Libraries Human Resources, IUB


     

    Library News and Events

     

    Herman B Wells Birthday Celebration

    Join employees of the IU Libraries for a piece of cake to celebrate the birthday (June 7, 1902) of Herman B Wells.

    Date: Monday, June 7,  2010
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Herman B Wells Library Lobby

    Herman B Wells was a university leader, visionary, and legend. As president of Indiana University from 1938 to 1962 and university chancellor from 1962 to 2000, he is credited with transforming IU into an internationally recognized center of research and scholarship and one of America’s great public universities. Scores of alumni remember him fondly, recalling his familiar strolls through campus where he greeted them by name. Until his death at age 97, Chancellor Wells was active on the Bloomington campus where he was much beloved and where he resided across the street from what is now the Herman B Wells Library.
    Chancellor Wells valued libraries throughout his long life, and Indiana University is far better for it. Collections grew by more than 640 percent during his tenure, and he considered the creation of the university’s Lilly Library a campus milestone. When Josiah K. Lilly Jr. wrote to Wells in 1954 of his intention to donate his valuable collection of rare books and manuscripts to Indiana University, Wells responded that, in his years as president, “there has been no single event which has given me greater joy.”

    Shortly after Wells’ death in 2000, the Trustees of Indiana University reserved the opportunity to name the university’s largest library in his honor. With characteristic modesty, Wells had refused to allow any buildings to be named for anyone, including himself, until five years after their death.

    Submitted by: Amy Cope, Director, Administrative Services


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    June

     

    June 4th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 22 | June 11th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 23

    June 18th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 24 | June 25th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 25

     


    June 4th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 22

     

    This Week in IUL News

      Herman B Wells’ Birthday Celebration
    • Promotions and Tenures Granted
    • BLFC Election Results

     

    Library News and Events


    Herman B Wells Birthday Celebration

    Join employees of the IU Libraries for a piece of cake to celebrate the birthday (June 7, 1902) of Herman B Wells.

    Date: Monday, June 7,  2010
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Herman B Wells Library Lobby

    Herman B Wells was a university leader, visionary, and legend. As president of Indiana University from 1938 to 1962 and university chancellor from 1962 to 2000, he is credited with transforming IU into an internationally recognized center of research and scholarship and one of America’s great public universities. Scores of alumni remember him fondly, recalling his familiar strolls through campus where he greeted them by name. Until his death at age 97, Chancellor Wells was active on the Bloomington campus where he was much beloved and where he resided across the street from what is now the Herman B Wells Library.
    Chancellor Wells valued libraries throughout his long life, and Indiana University is far better for it. Collections grew by more than 640 percent during his tenure, and he considered the creation of the university’s Lilly Library a campus milestone. When Josiah K. Lilly Jr. wrote to Wells in 1954 of his intention to donate his valuable collection of rare books and manuscripts to Indiana University, Wells responded that, in his years as president, “there has been no single event which has given me greater joy.”

    Shortly after Wells’ death in 2000, the Trustees of Indiana University reserved the opportunity to name the university’s largest library in his honor. With characteristic modesty, Wells had refused to allow any buildings to be named for anyone, including himself, until five years after their death.

    Submitted by: Amy Cope, Director, Administrative Services

    Promotions and Tenures Granted
    Congratulations to the following librarians who were promoted and/or granted tenure during the 2009/10 fiscal year:
    Kathleen Cruikshank (Bloomington) - Promoted to Associate Librarian and granted tenure
    Luis González (Bloomington) - Promoted to Associate Librarian and granted tenure
    Philip Ponella (Bloomington) - Granted tenure
    Susan Thomas (South Bend) - Granted tenure

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, IUB Libraries Human Resources

    BLFC Election Results
    The BLFC Election Committee would like to congratulate the five newly elected members of next term’s BLFC:

    Jackie Byrd
    Angela Courtney
    Lori Duggan
    Andrea Morrison
    Gwen Pershing

    Additionally, Becky Cape was tied for the fifth position on the Council, but did not win the “casting of lots” to determine who would fill the spot.

    Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to everyone who participated in the election this year!

    Submitted by: Cindy Dabney, Chair of the Election Committee and Outreach Services Librarian, IUB Law Library


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    June 11th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 23

     

    This Week in IUL News

    News from the IU Archives

     

    Library News and Events

    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.

    New semester, new blogging intern! Blogging Hoosier History: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8930

    Finding aids now available online:

    Joseph A. Franklin papers, 1920-1977, Collection C372: Joseph A. Franklin began as a student at Indiana University in 1922. Following his 1927 graduation with a degree in finance, Franklin remained an employee of the University’s fiscal offices for the entirety of his professional career during which he was appointed University treasurer (1946-1971), vice president (1948-1971), and Fiscal Counsel to the President (1971-1975). Franklin was active in various professional, community, and service organizations including Acacia Fraternity, Church of Christ, Lions Club, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Riley Memorial Association, and the United Fund. This collection primarily holds papers relating to Franklin's service activities and includes correspondence, invitations, financial records, publications, and minutes. (7 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8282

    Indiana University American Studies Program conference and programming files, 1980-2005, Collection C390: The American Studies Program was established at Indiana University in 1965. The collection consists of correspondence, fliers, and programs related to conferences, lectures, and seminars sponsored by the American Studies Program. (1 cubic foot)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB9164

    Edward W. Najam papers, 1937-2005, Collection C391: Edward Najam arrived at IU in 1954 and remained as a professor of French until his retirement in 1987. Professor Najam took an early lead in advancing foreign language study nationwide in the early sixties and emerged as a leader in developing methods of teaching foreign languages. Najam’s papers contain awards and diplomas, biographical information, correspondence, and publications. (1 cubic foot)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB9137

    Kelley Student Government records, 2002-2009, Collection C393: The Kelley Student Government (KSG) was founded in 2001 and serves as the official representative voice of the Kelley undergraduate student body in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. This collection consists of committee and council notes, including those related to the Undergraduate Policy Committee and Executive Board; president’s notes; meeting minutes; project ideas, and other materials related to KSG. (.4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB9162

    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist, IU Archives


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    June 18th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 24

     

    This Week in IUL News

     

    • Staff News
    • Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) News
    • HathiTrust Update


     

    Staff News

     

    Hui Zhang accepted the position of Programmer/Analyst, Digital Library Tools effective Monday, June 21. Hui received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tianjin Institute of Technology in China and his master’s degree in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University. He plans to earn his Ph.D in Information Science, with a minor in Computer Science, from IU in August . Hui previously worked for the university as a Research Assistant for the Web Information Discovery Integrated Tool Laboratory and as a System Developer for the Knowledge Base. He also has experience as a System Administrator working at Gamon International in Chicago and as a Software Engineer for the Motorola China Electronic Distribution Center in Tianjin, China. Semantic search, knowledge representation, and database management are among his research interests.

    Submitted by: Libraries Human Resources, IUB

     

     

    Library News & Events

     

    Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) 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 AAAMC at 5-9960 or email us at aaamc@indiana.edu

    Finding aids now available online:

    Michael Lydon Collection, 1977-1997, Bulk 1995-1997, Collection SC 31: Michael Lydon graduated from Yale University in 1965 and embarked on a career as a writer, singer, and songwriter. In 1967 he became the founding editor for Rolling Stone and he published his first of many books in 1971. The Lydon collection includes interviews about Ray Charles primarily conducted from 1995 to 1997 in preparation for Lydon’s highly acclaimed biography, Ray Charles: Man and Music (2004). In addition to three interviews with Charles, there are also interviews with many of Charles's friends, family members, and associates including former managers and band members. Overall, the interviews document the significant contributions to American music by Charles, whose gospel-inflected rhythm and blues gave birth to soul. Of broader interest are the conversations with a multitude of musicians and record company personnel whose careers spanned the decades 1940-1980, providing a first person chronicle of the postwar emergence and influence of black popular music. (93 sound cassettes + 7 sound discs + 1 document case)

    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/aaamc/VAB9026

    Portia K. Maultsby Collection, 1981-1986, Collection SC 18G: Portia K. Maultsby is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University, where she also is adjunct professor of African American and Africa Diaspora, American and African Studies. This finding aid represents interviews conducted by Maultsby from 1981 to 1986 as part of her research on the black music industry. These interviews provide aural documentation of the history and development of rhythm and blues music through the personal narratives of musicians, composers, producers, deejays, and record company executives. In particular, Maultsby's interviews trace the emergence of black music divisions and the promotion of black artists by major record labels. Other significant issues emphasized in the discussions are cultural identity, gender, appropriation, aesthetics, the racially defined politics and marketing practices of the industry, and the role of black musicians in shaping the development of rhythm and blues while redefining the direction of American popular music. (137 sound cassettes + 5 document cases)

    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/aaamc/VAB9025

    Submitted by: Ronda L. Sewald, Archives Administrator/Project Manager, Archives of African American Music and Culture


    HathiTrust Update
    Check out this HathiTrust newsletter for information on their May activities:
    http://www.hathitrust.org/documents/hathitrust-update-200905.pdf


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    June 25th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 25

     

    This Week in IUL News

    • IULFC Minutes
    • SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable
    • U.S. Government Printing Office's Birthday

     

    Library News & Events

     

    IULFC Minutes
    The minutes from the May IULFC meeting have now been posted on the internet at: http://www.indiana.edu/~iulfc/2009-2010/minute05-27-2010.shtml. Please contact Sherri Michaels (mailto:shmichae@indiana.edu) if you have any questions. 

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, IULFC Secretary


    SirsiDynix Acquisitions Unavailable
    Starting June 26, SirsiDynix Acquisitions will be unavailable for rollover to fiscal year 2011.

    SirsiDynix rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2011 will commence the last week of June.  To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 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. Order links in bibliographic records should not be altered. Serials check-in should cease.  A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available on the intranet at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=procedure&Id=527.
     
    Normal activity is expected to resume on Tuesday, July 6. 
     
    Please plan your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix acquisitions beginning June 26.  With your cooperation, we look forward to another successful rollover.
     
    Submitted by: Kay Martin, Head, Acquisitions Accounting, IUB Libraries


    U.S. Government Printing Office's Birthday
    June 23, 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the day that President James Buchanan signed into law the act that established the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). GPO is honoring this occasion with remarks by the Public Printer and the Archivist of the United States. Afterward, GPO will be unveiling a copy of the act signed by President Buchanan and other items to commemorate the anniversary.

    Find out more about this celebrations on the GPO Web site at http://www.gpo.gov. (Make sure to check out the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuW6Q-bXtaI)


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    July

     

    July 2nd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 26 | July 16th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 27

    July 23rd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 28 | July 30th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue

     


    July 2nd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 26


    This Week in IUL News
    IU Trustees Elected / Appointed


    Library News and Events

    IU Trustees Elected / Appointed

    Indiana University graduates elected MaryEllen Bishop of Carmel, IN, to succeed Sue Talbot, who chose not to run for another term on the IU Board of Trustees. Bishop, a graduate of the Kelley School of Business and the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, is an attorney with Cohen, Garelick & Glazier in Indianapolis and served as national chair of the IU Alumni Association in 2007-08. Read more about MaryEllen Bishop and the trustee election on the IU News Room Web site at http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/14837.html.
    Governor Mitch Daniels has named a former Indiana University faculty member, the first such appointee in modern times, and one of the country's leading businessmen as new members of the Indiana University (IU) Board of Trustees. He also reappointed a third member of the IU board and reappointed board members at Purdue University, Ivy Tech and the University of Southern Indiana.


    Daniels named Dr. Bruce Cole, a former IU distinguished professor of art history and professor of comparative literature, and William (Bill) Strong, vice chairman of Morgan Stanley, the global financial services firm, as IU trustees. He also reappointed Derica Rice to another term.


    Read more about these appointments on the state’s Web site at http://www.in.gov/portal/news_events/55369.htm.


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    July 16th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 27

     

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • IU, Partners Awarded BTOP Grant

     

    Staff News

     

    Effective August 9, Craig Simpson accepted the position of Lilly Library Manuscripts Archivist.  Craig is currently the Special Collections Librarian for Kent State University’s Department of Special Collections and Archives.  In this position, he manages the research services for the department, processes its collections, appraises and accesses collections, teaches archival instruction sessions, prepares exhibits, and assists in donor relations and outreach.  Prior to his current appointment, Craig worked as both a Reference Librarian and an Adjunct Instructor for Columbus State Community College in Columbus, OH, as well as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.  In addition to working for Marquette University, Craig earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in history and the other in English, and his master’s degree in history there.  He received his MLIS, with an emphasis in archives and academic librarianship, from Kent State University.

    Christa Welty, who works in the ALF Internal Processing Unit of the IUB Libraries’ Access Services Department, has accepted the position of Head Librarian for an international school in eastern China.  She will manage four libraries which serve the school’s elementary and secondary students.  She will also enjoy the privilege of helping with the orchestra and choir programs and is looking forward to hiking the Great Wall of China.  Christa’s last day is July 16.  Congratulations Christa!

    Submitted by: Libraries Human Resources, IUB Libraries

     

    Library News and Events

    IU, Partners Awarded BTOP Grant
    This article was taken from last week’s The Wednesday Word, which is the newsletter from the Indiana State Library:

    “The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently awarded more than $62.5 million in federal stimulus funding through its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to a group of national research and education networking organizations including Indiana University. The group proposes the construction of the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN), an advanced 100 Gigabit per second network backbone that will link regional networks across the nation.”

    “U.S. UCAN’s coast-to-coast advanced infrastructure will connect America's community anchor institutions, including public schools and libraries, into a national network with next-generation capabilities such as telemedicine and distance learning. The network will be accessible in areas previously considered too remote or economically depressed to support advanced network services. U.S. UCAN has already connected 66,000 community anchors through partnerships across public and private sectors and will prepare Americans—now and in the future—to compete successfully in an increasingly competitive global economy.”

    “The importance of this project to expand high performance network work access to thousands of additional sites, especially in rural and underserved areas, cannot be underestimated,” said I.U. Associate Vice President for Networks Dave Jent in a recent news release. “These new capabilities will be key in our country’s economic recovery and sustainability, and will allow us a greater competitive advantage on a global scale.”


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    July 23rd, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 28

     

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Membership Reminder

     

    Staff News

    Valerie Higgins will be leaving the Lilly Library as the Meier Papers Project Archivist on July 30 as the project draws to a close.  Valerie also recently completed her MLS with a specialization in archives and records management. 

    Submitted by: Libraries Human Resources, IUB


    Library News and Events

    InULA Membership Reminder
    Don’t forget that the InULA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 so it’s time to renew your membership!  Of course, new members are welcome too (and it’s free for the first year!).  Just fill out the form at http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html . 

    InULA offers great professional development and social opportunities to its members.  As a member, you can take part in such workshops like the Adobe Presenter workshop offered last year.  We also have an annual luncheon with an interesting speaker, and we have many opportunities to socialize with your colleagues through events like origami workshops, tours of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Oliver Winery, or hiking through a local park.  Come and join us! 

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, InULA


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    July 30th, 2010 - Volume 37, Issue 29

     

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News

     

     

    Staff News

    Nancy Leohr is retiring at the end of July from her Accounting Associate position with Indiana University Libraries after 43 years.    Her entire career was entwined with services to the Regional Campus Libraries.  She began working in the Student Service Building in 1966 then moved to the old Barge Bakery building on North Indiana before ending up in the Main Library (a.k.a. Wells Library).   Over the years she has worked with shelf prep, keypunching, copy cataloging,  and dealer assignment.  But her primary job has been handling accounts payable. She has retirement plans to do some home projects plus travel and spend time with her family.
      
    Submitted by:  Kay Martin, Head, Acquisitions Accounting, Technical Services, IUB

    Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development and External Relations, will be leaving the libraries to join the United Way of Monroe County.  She will be managing the IU United Way campaign and grants.  Susan’s last day is July 30th.  Good luck, Susan!

    Diana Burch has accepted the Payroll Transaction Associate position in Libraries Financial Services.  She’ll begin her new responsibilities effective August 9th. 

    Submitted by:  Libraries Human Resources, IUB

    After 32 years of excellent service to the IU Libraries and the profession, Linda Kamoji is retiring at the end of July. The entirety of Linda’s career at IU has occurred in Technical Services where she has held numerous positions since 1978. For 26 years Linda has supervised and managed contributed copy cataloging work, a position that she loves and will miss. Linda was the first elected chair of the Libraries Professional Staff Council in 1991/92 and served again in that capacity in 2006. Linda’s love of cataloging also lead to her long-standing contribution in SLIS as adjunct lecturer. While we will miss Linda greatly, we are happy for her as she plans post-retirement activities. Linda intends to enjoy more time with her husband and family, teach piano lessons, spend more time exercising, re-learn how to cook, sleep later, take naps and have more time to visit with the elderly. James Castrataro and Sylvia Turchyn will serve as interim co-supervisors of the Monographic Contributed Copy Unit, beginning in August. If you are in Bloomington, please drop by to extend your well wishes to Linda on Friday, July 30, her last day.

    Submitted by:  Sylvia Turchyn, Head, Western European Cataloging, Technical Services, IUB


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