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INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****January 17, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 2



*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective January 16, 2003 Melissa Jones resigned from her half-time positions as Technical Services Assistant in the Education Library and Senior Collections Reference Assistant with the Subject and Area Librarians Council.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB


*Director of Library Services, IU Northwest

Administers library with approximately 240,000 volumes, 259,000 government publications, and access to more than 600 electronic journals, databases, and catalogs in multi-campus environment. Must have MLFS degree from ALA-accredited program and record of scholarly and professional achievement appropriate for tenure as faculty member. Send nominations and applications to: Robert Lovely, Search Chair, IUN, 3400 Broadway, Gary IN 46408. Review begins February 15, 2003. For full position announcement, see: http://www.iun.edu/~jobsnw. IUN is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer with a commitment to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.

Submitted by: Carol Rusinek, Reference Services Librarian, IU Northwest


*Indiana University Librarian's Association Book Sale 2003, IUB

Bibliophiles will want to mark their calendars for the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) annual Book Sale, on Sunday, April 6, and Monday, April 7, in the IU Bloomington Main Library, Room E174.

Admission is free to the Main Sale, 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5:00-8 p.m. Monday. A $10.00 fee is required for admittance to the Preview Sale on Sunday, from 1-4:00 p.m. Selected items will be discounted during the Half Price Sale, beginning at noon on Monday.

InULA accepts book donations to the sale until April 1. All kinds of books are welcome, as well as journals/magazines, posters, audio cassettes, videos, and CDs. InULA will provide a letter of receipt to donors for tax purposes.

Donations to the InULA book sale may be made by contacting David Frasier, 855-8020 or frasier@indiana.edu, or Erika Dowell, 855-2452, edowell@indiana.edu. (Note: please contact us before bringing any donations to the Library.) a

A non-profit organization, InULA supports professional development and continuing education for librarians and provides scholarships in the field of library and information science. For further information about the InULA Book Sale, contact Erika Dowell, 855-2452, edowell@indiana.edu

Submitted by: Erika Dowell, Lilly Library, IUB


*Indiana University SLIS Dean Announces Resignation

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Blaise Cronin, dean of Indiana University's (IU) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) since 1991, has announced his intention to step down as dean with effect from June 30, 2003. After a year's sabbatical leave, he will return to the faculty to pursue his many research and other interests.

During Cronin's 12 years as dean the School of Library and Information Science has undergone significant transformation, and it is consistently ranked as one of the nation's premier programs. The school's faculty, with disciplinary backgrounds in computer science, information science, political science, cognitive science, linguistics, sociology, and library science, comprises some of the best-known scholars in the field. In 2000, the school's faculty was rated #1 in North America for its scholarly productivity and impact. In recent years, SLIS has established research centers in social informatics, information retrieval, and information visualization, and faculty members have been successful in securing external research support, notably from the National Science Foundation.

Dean Cronin also oversaw a major restructuring of the school's programs across the state of Indiana. During the early nineties SLIS phased out its programs in six locations, and greatly strengthened its presence on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. At the same time, new degrees in information science (master's and Ph.D) were introduced, along with an array of joint/dual degree programs. In recent years the school's enrollments have reached record levels, reflecting the high standing in which SLIS's curricula and faculty are held, both nationally and internationally.

Blaise Cronin is the Rudy Professor of Information Science at Indiana University Bloomington. He is concurrently Visiting Professor of Information Science at the Manchester Metropolitan University, England and also Visiting Professor in the School of Computing at Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. From 1985-1991 he held the Chair of Information Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he was Head of the Department of Information Science in the Strathclyde Business School.

Professor Cronin is the author/editor of 300 research articles, monographs, technical reports, conference papers, and other publications, and is one of the most widely published and highly cited scholars in information science. His principal areas of research are scholarly communication, citation analysis, scientific collaboration, and cybermetrics. He has also published extensively on topics such as information warfare, strategic intelligence, knowledge management, and information marketing. Professor Cronin is Editor of the prestigious Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, and sits on many editorial boards, including JASIST, IJIM, LQ, and Scientometrics.

Dr. Cronin has taught, researched, or consulted in more than 30 countries: clients have included the World Bank, U.S. Department of Justice, Asian Development Bank, Unesco, Brazilian Ministry of Science & Technology, European Commission, British Council, Her Majesty's Treasury, Hewlett-Packard, British Library, Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Association for Information Management, and Chemical Abstracts Service. Professor Cronin was a founding director of Crossaig, an electronic publishing start-up in Scotland, which was acquired in 1992 by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in Philadelphia. Professor Cronin was educated at Trinity College Dublin (M.A.) and the Queen's University of Belfast (Ph.D., D.S.Sc.) In 1997, he was awarded the degree Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., honoris causa) by Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh for his scholarly contributions to information science.

Submitted by: Diane Squire, School of Library & Information Science, IUB

*Hein-On-Line Now Available from Entire, IUB

Hein-On-Line is an electronic database that provides full-text access to a rapidly growing collection of legal periodicals. The database contains content going back to 1872. A particular strength of the database is that it is image-based. In other words, it is possible to retrieve facsimiles of the actual journal pages. Hein-On-Line is linked off of the Law Library's Webpage under Internet Resources. It may also be accessed directly from any IUB campus computer at: http://heinonline.org. If you have any questions about this electronic database, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Hook, Electronic Services Librarian in the Law Library, at 856-0464 or pahook@indiana.edu.

Submitted by: Peter Hook, Law Library, IUB


*Reference Desk Assistant New Employee Orientation

I would like to thank the following presenters and organizers for their expertise and support in making the Spring Reference Desk Assistant Employee Orientation a great success! Warm felt thanks go to: Ann Bristow, Diane Dallis, Jeff Graf, Lou Malcomb, Garett Montanez, Mary Popp, Frank Quinn, Pat Steele, Carolyn Walters.

Submitted by: Monique L. Threatt, UGLS Library, IUB


*Calendar Week 01/20/03-01/24/03, IU-Bloomington

January 20, 2003 Taming Spam Through Outlook 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. IUB Main Library E172
January 22, 2003 PA Council Meeting 10:30 a.m. - Noon Library Administration Conf., IUB
January 23, 2003 Resource Sub Committee 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
January 23, 2003 Executive Committee 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB


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