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INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****January 24, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 3



*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective January 21, Jonathan Ingels accepted the position of Acquisitions Control Specialist, Technical Services/Acquisitions, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Jonathan worked as a Library Student Assistant at Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University and previously at Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB

*Memorial/Retirement Party for Julie Nilson

A memorial/retirement party for Julie Nilson will be held Saturday, March 8th, 3 PM to 6 PM. You are invited to come to celebrate her life. Bring your memories, your stories and your pictures. WHERE: Century Suites, Units 1151 & 1152 (300 State Road 446 Bloomington)

Submitted by: Lois Heiser


*Marian Shaaban Retiring, IUB

Marian Shaaban is retiring from the IU Libraries after many years of service, but we are very happy to announce that he plans to continue to work on a variety of projects including the International Bureau of Education digitization project. Colleagues and friends are invited to come by GIMSS for cake and punch on February 5, 2003 between 2 - 3 p.m. to wish Marian the best in her retirement.

Born Marian Tietjen in Americus, Georgia, Marian Shaaban received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1960 from the University of Georgia and the Masters of Library Science from Florida State University in 1962. In 1962 Marian accepted the position of Reference Librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with special focus on working with United States documents and a small United Nations collection. Upon receiving encouragement from the University of Tennessee Library to study another language, she selected Russian. In February 1969, Marian initiated her study of Russian in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at Indiana University--Bloomington.

Her career with the IUB Libraries began in September 1969 when she became a reference librarian in the Reference Department. Following two years of general reference experience, she accepted the position of International Documents Librarian within the Government Publications Department in September 1971. Marian has served as the collection manager for international governmental organization (IGO) publications and documents and as Depository Librarian for the United Nations and the European Union collections since that date. She was promoted to full rank in 1989. As the EU Depository Librarian, it was a natural fit when she was asked in July 1999 to become the bibliographer for West European Studies. She has worked with this program to develop a collection program that meets its needs, specializing in European integration and social sciences of Western Europe, and working with the faculty and students of the West European Studies Department.

Marian has been a leading member of the International Documents Task Force of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA) and most recently served as its Agency Liaison Program Coordinator. She has been active in the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries of ALA. She has served on the Marta Lange/CQ Award Committee for the Law and Political Science Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She is also a member of the European Union Studies Association. She has regularly attended the conferences of these groups as well as the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), InDIGO (Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations), and the Indiana Library Federation, when possible.

With Robert Goehlert, Marian recently completed a new edition of United Nations Documentation: A Basic Guide, (2nd edition, Bloomington, IN: Center for the Study of Global Change, 2002) but perhaps is best known for the publication, Guide to Country Information in International Governmental Organization Publications (Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service, 1996.) She served as editor-in-chief and authored numerous sections for several of the International Government Organizations included in this major reference work. During 2001, Marian assisted with a grant proposal with the Center for the Study of Global Change towards digitization of IBE (International Bureau of Education) collections.

We wish Marian all the best as she retires. We know that she will enjoy the extra time to spend with her children, Layla and Laith, and her husband, Kadhim and hope that she will enjoy travels to all the places from which she had obtained documents for our collections.

Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head, Government Information, Microforms and Statistical Services and Librarian for Geography and Maps, IUB

*IULFC Meeting

The next meeting of the IULFC is scheduled for Friday, February 28 from 2-4 pm. The meeting will be conducted via PolyCom in the following rooms.

BL -Main Library 230 (Administration Office)
IN - ul 1115 (ul-m1)
SB - northside 075b
SE - knobview 112

Submitted by: Scott Opasik, IULFC Secretary, Schurz Library,IU South BendB

*Round Robin Resume Review

The Fourth Annual Round Robin Resume Review (RRRR) will take place in February!!

Date: Thursday February 13
Location: Pike Public Library branch in Northwest Indianapolis

Background on RRRR:

The "Round-Robin Resume Review" is designed to give SLIS students and other job-seekers the chance to gather LOTS of job-search feedback VERY quickly from SEVERAL different viewpoints, all in one evening.

Volunteers from a variety of libraries and librarian career paths are invited to attend to add to the value of the program as resume reviewers. Reviewers participate in a premier service event for the benefit of the future of our profession(s). Graduating SLIS students, those making mid-career transitions, etc., are invited to attend as reviewees. All benefit from the professional contacts made, and up-to-date job market insights shared at this program. (Job-seekers: Bring lots of resumes! All: Bring plenty of business cards!)

To volunteer as a presenter and/reviewer, or to suggest people who may be able to volunteer (inside or outside of Indiana SLA), please contact Lisa Hayes at lhayes@indy.rr.com (T: 317-733-4114 ) or Randall Halverson at rahalver@iupui.edu

Short Presentations will precede resume feedback:

  1. Networking--How to do it, etc [i.e., never leave home with out business cards; follow up; the art of lunching]
  2. A Professional Image: How to dress and more: [Summary of the tangible factors (dressing, etc.) and intangibles]
  3. Recruiters/Other contacts in the field [How they can help]


4:30 p.m. Board Meeting (open to all)
6 p.m. Casual Dinner/Networking
6:30 p.m. Presentations
7 p.m. " Round-Robin Resume Review " begins
8:15 p.m. Adjournment

Food: Informal (To be announced)

Information on the Pike Library is available at: http://www.imcpl.org/pik.htm Additional details and the registration form are available on the Indiana SLA (InSLA) website: http://birch.palni.edu/~insla/index.htm

Questions: If you have questions, please contact Lisa. lhayes@indy.rr.com

Your registration by Monday February 10, 2002 is appreciated.

Registration fee: $12.00 (Checks should be made out to In-SLA.) Members of InSLA may bring payment to the program. Thank you!

Please mail your the registration to

Lisa B. Hayes

5430 S. 950 East Road

Zionsville, IN 46077

Submitted by: Randall Halverson, IUPUI University Library

*Serials Cancellation Request

The following serials cancellation requests have been received. When a request has been made by a Collection Manager to cancel the print subscription but retain the electronic access, the electronic exemption will be noted.

Collection Managers who wish to assume any of the titles should contact Judy Grannan, Technical Services/Acquisitions (jgrannan@indiana.edu) within two weeks following the date of this newsletter.

Fund 17 (Business

Submitted by: Judy Grannan, Technical Services Dept., IUB


*Thank You from the Libraries Diversity Committee

The Libraries Diversity Committee would like to send a special thank you to everyone who volunteered their services at the Libraries Diversity Fair, January 13, 2003. Your assistance helped make the Libraries first diversity fair a wonderful success.

Volunteers include:

Susan Wilhoit Susie Trisler Ann Bristow
Roger Beckman John Cash Kathy McCarnes
Monique Threatt Elizabeth Johnson Diana Hanson
Eric Bartheld Pat Steele Phyllis Davidson
Kate Quarles Laura Cheng Judy Walters
Carole Williams Nancy Boerner
Julie Pophal Ria Collee

Again, your help was much appreciated!

Submitted by: IUB Libraries Diversity Committee


*Calendar Week 01/27/03-01/31/03, IU-Bloomington

January 28, 2003 Adaptive Technology Demo 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. IUB Main Library E174
January 28, 2003 Basic Excel 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. IUB Main Library E172
January 28, 2003 Adaptive Technology 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. IUB Main Library E174
January 29, 2003 ISI Training - Elizabeth Hanson 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IUB Main Library E174
January 29, 2003 Excel Formulas 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. IUB Main Library E172
January 30, 2003 Resource Sub Committee 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
January 30, 2003 Libraries Management Team 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB


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