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INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****January 16, 2004, Vol. 31, Number 2



*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective January 16, Barb McDonald retired from her position of Payroll/Personnel Coordinator in Libraries Human Resources after 40 years of service at IU. Barb will be greatly missed and we wish her the best.

Effective January 16, Karen Ruckriegel accepted the position of Payroll Transaction Associate in Libraries Human Resources. Prior to accepting this position, Karen worked for many years in Parking Operations.

Effective January 20, Anthony Tedeschi accepted the position of Public Services Assistant, Lilly Library. Prior to accepting this position, Anthony worked as a Graduate Assistant in Library Information and Technology. He has a Liberal Arts degree from Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA.

All of the above submitted by Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, Bloomington.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Sowell as Coordinator for the Campus Libraries, including the science, social science, and humanities libraries. Steven's appointment will be for a one-year period, beginning February, 2004. Steven has a long and successful record of administrative experience at IU, including his positions as Head, Biology Library (1981-1995), Head, Education Library (1995-), Chair, Science Libraries Department (1992-1995), Coordinator, Campus Libraries Services (1997-1998), Interim Administrative Head, Music Library (9/98-12/99), Interim Associate Dean and Director of Technical Services (2/00-9/00), Coordinator, Humanities & Social Science Libraries (1996-97; 2000-02). Steven also served as Co Chair of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (1999-2001), Chair of the Technical Services Reorganization Task Force (1998), and Chair of the Reference and Instruction Review (1997-98).

Because of his extensive administrative work and his direct experience with the science, humanities, and social science libraries, Steven is unusually well-suited and well-prepared for the position of Coordinator for the Campus Libraries. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity and know that you join me in welcoming Steven back to a major leadership role within the IU Libraries.

Submitted by Harriette Hemmasi, Executive Associate Dean, IUB.

It is my pleasure to announce that Frank Quinn has accepted the temporary appointment as Interim Head of the Reference Department, Main Library, effective February 1, 2004. Frank Quinn earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1981, completed work on his M.S.L.S. in 1984 and worked as a Branch Librarian of the Blue Ridge Regional Library in Stuart Virginia from 1983-85. He has worked in the IUB Libraries since coming to Bloomington to begin work on a PhD in Library Science (awarded 1996). He was offered and accepted the position of Assistant Librarian in the Reference Department in 1988 and has served as Associate Head of the Department since 1997. He was appointed as the collection manager for Psychology in 1995 and from 1998 to 2000 he also served as Acting Head of the Journalism Library. Frank has taught graduate courses in business resources and the seminar in intellectual freedom for SLIS. He had hired and supervised all the graduate assistants in the Reference Department since 1990 and been involved in each step of the transition from a print-dominant reference model to the predominantly digital model of today. He knows the collections and the University and is dedicated to extending expert assistance to students and faculty from the Reference Desk and through every opportunity the constantly evolving digital scene provides -- most recently 'chat reference.' We are fortunate Frank has agreed to serve as Interim Head of the Reference Department.

Submitted by Harriette Hemmasi, Executive Associate Dean, IUB.


*Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington
Personnel Librarian

Reporting to the Ruth Lilly University Dean of University Libraries/Associate Vice President for Digital Library Development, administers the human resources functions of the IU Bloomington Libraries and advises librarians at all IU campuses on issues and activities related to academic status. For more information and/or a complete copy of the posting please contact Betty Davis in Libraries Human Resources at betdavis@indiana.edu or 855-8196. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2004. The position remains open until filled.

*Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington
Head, Music Library

The head of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library is responsible for leadership and overall management of the library, including oversight for public services, technical services, management of library collections, and supervision and evaluation of staff. For more information and/or a complete copy of the posting please contact Betty Davis -in Libraries Human Resources at betdavis@indiana.edu or 855-8196. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2004. The position remains open until filled.

Reference & Information Services Librarian, IPFW

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Helmke Library seeks an energetic and knowledgeable individual to provide general reference and information services, and specialized research support, instruction, and collection development as liaison to the university's School of Business and Management Sciences, and School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science. Interviews will be conducted for a 12-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2004.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute substantially to the library's ongoing initiative to integrate public services, collections, and instruction in the dynamic environment of desktop information delivery. Within areas of liaison assignment, responsible for evaluating, selecting, and using printed and electronic resources, planning and updating library Web pages including the library's virtual Business Resource Center, and developing innovative services and user aids. Will work closely with colleagues to develop the Science Information Center as a library-within-a-library, fielding reference questions, providing customized services, and expanding the center's role as a coordinating body for sci-tech information and education in northeastern Indiana. Librarians who seek to collaborate with partners within and outside the university will find significant opportunities for professional reward.

Qualifications: An A.L.A.-accredited master's degree in library or information science is required. Preference given to candidates with experience in academic or research library settings and background in business, engineering, and technology. Must demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, ability to work independently and in teams, ready knowledge of general reference resources and government information, strong commitment to accurate, responsive information services, and desire for continuous learning and self-improvement. Must be able to meet the responsibilities of a tenure-track appointment by demonstrating focus, initiative, innovation, and impact in job performance, professional development, and service. Entry-level candidates are welcome to apply and should highlight their potential for success in this position.

Salary and benefits: Minimum $40,000 at the Assistant Librarian rank; salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include eligibility for sabbatical leaves, university healthcare plan, TIAA-CREF retirement/annuity plan, group life insurance, liberal vacation and sick leave. IPFW is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

Dr. Pamela E. Sandstrom
Search Committee Chair
Helmke Library, IPFW
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled.

General information: IPFW is a fully accredited, comprehensive public university offering 175 Indiana University or Purdue University certificate and degree programs to nearly 12,000 students. IPFW's beautiful 560-acre campus and its strong academic programs serve Indiana's second largest city and the surrounding 11-county region. As part of the Indiana University Libraries system, the Walter E. Helmke Library offers collections exceeding 500,000 book and serial volumes and government depository items. Librarians are available seven days a week on an appointment basis to teach information literacy skills and provide individual research assistance. Users of the library include IPFW undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff, and residents of northeast Indiana. The library is developing several Centers of Excellence as part of a building expansion and renovation. Plans call for an Academic Support Center to coordinate library outreach with writing and study-skills programs and services to first-year students, and a Digital Data Center to make public-data repositories more accessible to community research initiatives. Visit the library's Web site at http://www.lib.ipfw.edu to learn more about our collections and services.


*Managing Diversity

February 3, 2004
8:30 to 11:30 am
Poplars 181

Today's diverse workforce challenges supervisors and managers to create work environments that value cultural difference and diversity. This workshop will explore:

*Ways your cultural experiences effect how you supervise and manage others
*Ways to handle cultural issues in conflicts between co-workers
*Ways to create workplaces that respond to diverse lifestyles and cultural differences

We will reference the book Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to do Business in Sixty Different Countries by Terri Morrison. Register for this workshop by calling 855-9674 or online at http://www.indiana.edu/~hrm/td.

Submitted by Karen Sweeny, Libraries Human Resources, IUB.


*Calendar Week 01/19/2004 - 01/23/2004, IU-Bloomington

January 21, 2004 Resource Sub Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
January 21, 2004 Executive Committee 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB


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