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INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****April 18, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 15



*Digital Library Program Forum update, IUB

On March 31, the Digital Library Program held two 3-hour forums, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. More than 70 participants took part in one of the two forums. However, a number of people were unable to attend. The schedule for each forum, with links to the bibliography and the PowerPoint presentations, is now available on the Web: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/forum2003/. Most participants completed an evaluation form, providing us with great comments and suggestions for follow-up topics and events. We are summarizing the results and will use them for future planning. Thanks to everyone who attended the DLP Forum 2003!

Submitted by: Kris Brancolini, Digital Library Program, IUB

*Library Staff Award Recipients, IUB

Join me in congratulating the winners of the 2003 Library Staff Awards:

Professional Staff Award - Jon Dunn, Digital Library Program

Biweekly Appointed Staff Award - Matthew Myers, Customer and Access Services

Student Recognition Awards:

Rebecca Edwards, Subject and Area Librarians Council
Jason Hatton, Government Information, Microforms & Statistical Services
Barbarba Bandera, Fine Arts Library
Ronald Hanson, HPER Library

The staff awards will be presented at the Retirement & Recognition Reception, May 9, 2003, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Reference Reading Room. We would also like to send out a special thanks to those who submitted nominations, and the members of the selection committees.

Submitted by: Yolanda Cooper, Libraries Human Resources Office, IUB

*History of the Book Seminar Session--Monday, April 21, IUB

The final History of the Book Seminar Session for the semester will be led by SARAH KNOTT of our History Department. Her subject is SENSIBILITY AND READERSHIP IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PHILADELPHIA, and the session is to be held this coming Monday, APRIL 21, in the LILLY LIBRARY LOUNGE. This is the talk that had to be postponed this past January. All Librarians are cordially invited to attend. Coffee, fruit juice, and cookies begin at 3:30.

Sarah Knott (Department of History, IUB)
Lilly Library Lounge--April 21, 2003

The literary history of American sentimentalism has focussed especially on the sentimental novels of the Early American Republic: those tear-jerkers that seemed to preach morality and that imagined the inclusion of social groups excluded from the political constituency of the Constitution. Using the extraordinary career of Philadelphia bookseller Robert Bell, "Provedore to the Sentimentalists", this paper will examine an earlier urban print culture of sensibility in terms of genre and the changing contours and possibilities of readership.

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SARAH KNOTT is an Assistant Professor of History, having begun her appointment at Indiana in the fall of 2001 and having earned a D.Phil at the University of Oxford in 1999. In between those two dates she was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of London. She has co-edited a volume of essays, WOMEN, GENDER AND ENLIGHTENMENT (Palgrave, forthcoming 2004) and is engaged in writing a book-length study entitled A CULTURAL HISTORY OF SENSIBILITY IN REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA.

Submitted by: Cecile Jagodzinski, Interim Director for Collection Development and Head of SALC, IUB


*Diversity Committee, IUB

Thank you to all who helped with the National Library Week events sponsored by the Libraries Diversity Committee. I would like to acknowledge all the work done by the Committee and the following contributors:

Sheila HoffElizabeth HansonAnn Bristow
Betty DavisLinda KamojiMarion Frank-Wilson
Shawny TaysomCharla LancasterKathy McCarnes
Carole WilliamsKurt WhitselEric Bartheld

Submitted by: Yolanda Cooper, Chair, Diversity Committee, IUB


*Calendar Week 04/21/03-04/25/03, IU-Bloomington

April 21, 2003 Public Services Heads Meeting 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
April 24, 2003 Resource Sub Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
April 24, 2003 Libraries Management Team Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB


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