July 5, 1999 Volume 26, Number 26




*Featured Article

*Librarians by Rank


*Library Appreciation Night in Bloomington

*Exhibition at the Lilly Library


*Weekly Calendar


Effective July 2, Lesley Marshall has resigned from her position as Monographic Catalog Editor in the Technical Services department of the Main Library at IU-Bloomington.

Effective July 2, Mary Hellmann has resigned from her position as Collection Development Assistant in Library Administration at IU-Bloomington.


*Featured Article

"Playing In The Stream of History"

An article by Wylie House Curator Bonnie Williams titled "Playing In the Stream of History: A Flexible Approach to First-Person Interpretation" appeared in the spring '99 issue of Museum Theatre Journal, a publication of the Museum Theatre Professional Interest Council of the American Association of Museums. The article describes a unique and successful method of presenting history to children, which we have developed here at Wylie House.
--Bonnie Williams

*Librarians by Rank

For your information, listed below is the total number of librarians for each campus broken down by rank.

                        Total   Affiliate  Assistant  Associate   Full
Bloomington              97         1           15       57        24
Indianapolis             49         0           17       25         7
East                      4         0            2        2         0
Fort Wayne                8         0            3        5         0
Kokomo                    5         0            2        2         1
Northwest                 9         0            3        4         2
South Bend               11         0            5        6         0
Southeast                 6         0            1        5         0


*Library Appreciation Night in Bloomington

On July 23, Borders Books & Music will present a Library Appreciation Night from 7 to 10 pm. Borders would like to thank and reward local library employees by hosting this special night of fun and discounts.

Some of the exciting events that will be taking place include performances by Tom Roznowski, a WFIU on-air storyteller, and by Bill Bailey of "Ideophones" fame, with stories and music for kids. There will also be a raffle and a Sh-h-h-ing contest. In addition to the entertainment, Borders will be providing food and a 20% discount on all personal purchases (excluding NET books, periodicals, newspapers, food and drink from the cafe) made by employees and their families. Employees need to bring a Indiana University Main Library ID card or paycheck to receive the discount.

*Exhibition at the Lilly Library

Indiana's beloved poet, whose famous "Raggedy Man" inspired schoolchildren in the early part of this century, is the subject of an exhibition at the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington.

Honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley, the exhibition draws from the library's extensive collection of manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia relating to his life and work.

Known in the early 1900s as the "national poet," Riley had considerable impact on American society and the nineteenth-century literary world. Memorable rhymes such as "Raggedy Man" and "Little Orphan Annie" had such widespread appeal that Riley's image helped market canned vegetables (Hoosier Poet brand asparagus) and songwriters set his poems to music.

The exhibition, curated by Cinda May, features manuscripts, letters, and photographs. It will run through September 4th, and is free and open to the public. The Lilly Library is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tours available each Friday at 2 p.m. or by appointment for larger groups or special events.

An online version of the exhibition is available on the Web at www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/riley/exhibit.htm.


*Weekly Calendar:

Independence Day Observed
Monday, July 5


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