Future Directions

During the 2015-2016 Academic year, InULA would like to explore way to strengthen our organization and create a sustainable plan to help effectively meet our mission to promote excellence in library service and provide opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.  Throughout this year we will have a number of opportunities to discuss future directions for InULA to grow and support IU Libraries. In an effort to get the conversation started, the Board of Directions have three questions we'd like your help exploring. To participate in the conversation, please comment on the posts below:

Question 1: Regular Membership in InULA is currently only open to tenure track librarians.  Should InULA expand regular membership to include other library workers?

Question 2:  How do you envision InULA fulfilling purpose in the future?  

Question 3: How do you think we could better support all Indiana University libraries?

We look forward to a lively discussion!

Future Directions: Question 1

Currently, membership in InULA is broken into three categories:

Regular
Includes all appointed Indiana University Libraries (IUL) Faculty. Regular Membership benefits include voting, serving as officer and/or as committee chair, committee member, eligibility for Research Incentive Grants. InULA Notes and automatic InULA-L subscription. Discounts for InULA program registration when offered to InULA members.

Associate
Open to all former IUL Faculty, SLIS Faculty, anyone holding an MLS not covered in the regular membership category. Associate member privileges include serving on committees. InULA Notes subscription. Discounts to InULA program registration when offered to InULA members.

Friends
Open to all IUL support staff (non-MLS), SLIS students, anyone not covered in the Associate or Regular membership catagory. Friends privileges include serving on committees, InULA Notes subscription, discounts to InULA program registration when offered to InULA members.

Associate and Friends members are not able to chair committees or apply for research funding. Given our mission as stated in our bylaws:

  1. to promote excellence in library service and
  2. to provide opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.

should InULA expand regular membership to include other library workers.  Here are several senarios:

  1. Regular Membership should include all library workers with MLS degrees
  2. Regular Membership should include all tenure track and professional staff library workers.
  3. Regular Membership should include all interested Library workers, InULA would only have one membership level.

Please feel free to comment below and offer any suggestions, including ideas that do not fit within the suggested scenarios.

Future Directions: Question 2

The purpose of InULA, as stated in our bylaws is:

  1. to promote excellence in library service and
  2. to provide opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.

How do you envision InULA fulfilling purpose in the future?  Are there specific skills you would like to improve?  What types of programming would you most like to see?

Please Comment below.

InULA Grants — Deadline April 15th!

InULA Research Incentive Grants: Now Accepting Applications

InULA invites applications for its Research Incentive Grants, with an  application deadline of Wednesday, April 15th .

Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply.  Projects should fall within the scope of at least one of the categories of support listed on this page.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, current CV, and one to three letters of support.

Applications forms and all supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to the current chair of InULA's Scholarship & Grants Committee, Andrea Baer (apbaer@indiana.edu)

InULA Research Incentive Grants: Deadline January 15th

InULA Research Incentive Grants: Now Accepting Applications

InULA invites applications for its Research Incentive Grants, with an application deadline of Thursday, January 15th .

Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply. Projects should fall within the scope of at least one of the categories of support listed in the Research Incentive Grants Guidelines.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, current CV, and one to three letters of support.

Applications forms and all supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to the current chair of InULA's Scholarship & Grants Committee, Andrea Baer (apbaer@indiana.edu)

Happy Holidays!

You are invited!

Annual InULA Holiday Luncheon 2014

RSVP: http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/wp_2012/2014-holiday-luncheon/

Wednesday December 3, 2014   11:30 am- 1:30 pm    Bloomington, Indiana

 

New this year:  brief presentations from our past years’ recipients of the InULA Research Grants and Scholarship awards.  

 

LOCATION:       Uptown Café
102 E. Kirkwood Ave
(812) 339-0900

www.the-uptown.com

 

PARKING: area street parking is metered; city parking lot behind Uptown - off 4th St. with meters; free city parking garage nearby on 4th , between College and Walnut St.

 

MENU:

Mesclun Salad  - served with chicken or salmon and choice of dressing
Daily Gumbo - served with rice
Ararat Chicken Pita - served with steak fries
Meatloaf  Sandwich - served with steak fries
Uptown Pot Roast  - served with mashed potatoes
Spaghettini Agliata  (sundried tomato/basil pesto with gorgonzola and pecans)

*If you have dietary needs not met by this menu, Uptown can accommodate. Please register then contact committee member Madelyn Washington at madswash@iupuc.edu

 

COST:  $15/ InULA members and $20/ non- InULA members.

*All meals include non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. We have also factored in gratuity.

RSVP/Register by Dec. 1st via this link:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/wp_2012/2014-holiday-luncheon/

*Please note: Once you register you will be given the option to pay immediately via PayPal or to write a check (related info will pop up once you’ve made your selection).

InULA Research Incentive Grants: Extended Deadline!

InULA Research Incentive Grants: Now Accepting Applications
InULA invites applications for its Research Incentive Grants, with an extended application deadline of Saturday, November 15.

Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply. Projects should fall within the scope of at least one of the categories of support listed on this page.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, current CV, and one to three letters of support.

Applications forms and all supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to the current chair of InULA's Scholarship & Grants Committee, Andrea Baer (apbaer@indiana.edu)

InULA Board for 2014-2015

The elected InULA Board for 2014-2015:

President:  Latrice Booker (IUN), 2013-2016
Vice President/President Elect: Christina Wray (IUB), 2014-2017
Secretary: Christina Sheley (IUB), 2014-2016
Treasurer: Jennifer Laherty (IUB), 2013-2015
Past President: Lori Dekydtspotter (IUB), 2012-2015
Representatives-at-Large: Carey Beam (IUB), 2014-2016; Naz Pantaloni (IUB), 2014-2016; Angie Thorpe (IUK), 2013-2015

Congratulations to the members new to the Board this year: Carey Beam, Naz Pantaloni, and Christina Wray.