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INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****May 16, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 19



*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective May 19, Nicole Beatty accepted the position of Senior Collection/Reference Assistant, Subject and Area Librarians Council, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Nicole worked as a Student Assistant in the Digital Library Program, Indiana University. She has an M.A. in African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is pursuing an MLS from Indiana University.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB

*Call for PA Council Nominations, IUB

It's time to elect officers for the Libraries PA Council for the 2003-04 year.

Before or on Friday, May 23rd, please submit your nominations for the following IUB Libraries Professional/Administrative Staff Council officers:

You may nominate one eligible member for each vacancy. The list of PA's are located at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpa/pastaff.html. I strongly urge that you give serious consideration to this request -- we all benefit from a council made more active by increased participation. Also, please feel free to nominate yourself.

Please note that holding an officer position on the PA Council counts towards professional service on your annual review.

You may e-mail your nominations to prowens@indiana.edu or send via campus mail to:

Pam Owens
Main Library E350


PA Election Committee
Pam Owens - Chair
Kay Martin
Susie Trisler

Submitted by: Pamela Owens - Chair, PA Election Committee


*Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award 2003

The 2002-2003 White Award Committee is pleased to announce that Christopher Harter, Reference Associate at Lilly Library, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, has been selected as the recipient of the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award given by Indiana University Libraries. This award was established in 1995 to support the process of individually motivated professional growth. It is the ninth year that the award has been given.

Mr. Harter's project is to conduct bibliographical research of American literary magazines (or "little magazines") in the 1960s and 1970s. It was a particular era of literary magazine publishing "because the decreased costs of production resulted in tremendous increase in the number of such magazines." Mr. Harter will use the White Award of $2,500 to visit a number of collections including the Sukov Little Magazine Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Poetry/Rare Books Collection at Sunny-Buffalo, the Fales Library at New York University. Mr. Harter's research will result in a descriptive bibliography of significant titles.

The committee wishes to thank all those who applied for this award.

Submitted by: Liana Zhou, Kinsey Institute, IUB

*New IUB Libraries INCOLSA Representative

In April, 2003 Mechael Charbonneau was appointed the IUB Libraries' representative to INCOLSA.

INCOLSA, Indiana's statewide library network, provides reference, interlibrary loan, training and continuing education, INSPIRE, technology support, and other services, such as OCLC member support, from their central office in Indianapolis and from their seven field offices located throughout Indiana.

The mission of INCOLSA is to consolidate the strengths of its diverse membership (including school corporations, public libraries, special libraries, and college and university libraries) through cooperative action to provide superior service to member libraries, residents of Indiana on behalf of libraries, and other entities as directed by the Board.

As the IUB Libraries' representative, Mechael will attend regional and statewide INCOLSA meetings. She will voice our concerns at meetings and will also communicate information to IUB librarians about discussions held at the INCOLSA meetings.

Thank you, Mechael, for your expanding service role to the IU Libraries and state-wide concerns.

Submitted by: Harriette A. Hemmasi, Library Administration, IUB

*CINF Meritorious Service Award

Gary Wiggins is the winner of the American Chemical Society's Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Meritorious Service award to be given at the September 2003 ACS National Meeting in New York City. The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the Division, for example, continuing leadership of the Division in a particular area or sustained active contribution to major tasks over many years. Since its inception in 1992, only four other people have received the CINF Meritorious Service award.

Submitted by: Harriette A. Hemmasi, Library Administration, IUB

*Serials Cancellation Requests, IUB

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 82 (SPEA)
Fund 91 (THEATRE)

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


*Retirement & Recognition thank you, IUB

Please join me in giving sincere thanks to all our library colleagues who contributed so much time and effort to make the Retirement & Recognition Reception on May 9 such a success. And please give special thanks to Shawny Taysom and Carole Williams for coordinating the whole event. Without them and all the volunteers who helped on the day of the reception, it would not have been possible.

I would also like to thank Ann Bristow and the Reference Department staff for making arrangements to help patrons who may have needed to use reference materials during the reception and the Building Services crew for setting up the room for us.

For the many of us who were there, it was a great party. The flowers and other decorations were lovely; the food, cake, and punch were good and plentiful; and everything was well organized. We had a record number of retired staff and emeritus librarians in attendance.

Activities like this bring staff together from libraries all across the campus, making us realize we are part of the same organization. I was told by several retirees that they are already looking forward to next year's party!

Volunteers include:
Eric Bartheld
Sheila Brock
Yolanda Cooper
Phyllis Davidson
Betty Davis
Lisa Figg
Thom Glastras
Anne Haines
Vera Heitink
Randy Lent
Kathy McCarnes
Barb McDonald
Ada Pennington
Jackie Troy
Jonathan Williams

Thank you,

Submitted by: Doug McKinney, Library Administration, IUB


*Calendar Week 05/19/03-05/23/03, IU-Bloomington

May 19, 2003 Public Services Heads Meeting 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
May 22, 2003 Resource Sub Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
May 22, 2003 Libraries Management Team Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB


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