INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****October 24, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 40
Effective October 17, 2003, Joan Cavanagh resigned from her position as Digital Imaging Specialist with the Digital Library Program.
Submitted by Barb McDonald, Libraries Human Resources, IUB
Helen Lightfoot Fried
Helen Lightfoot Fried died at age 98 on October 8, 2003 in Corydon Indiana. For many friends and colleagues it is difficult to refer to her as other than "Miss Lightfoot" -- as she was known for the close to thirty years during which she served as head of the IUB Library's "Documents Department." She served as model and mentor for a great number of librarians including Gary Wiggins (whose first library job was as a student assistant in "Documents"), Ann Bristow (whose first professional position was as US documents librarian), Ruth Davison (who followed Ann in that position and served until her own retirement in 1998) - as well as many others who went on to careers across the country.
Ms. Lightfoot grew up in Des Moines Iowa, received her BA from Drake University and a BS in Library Science from Case Western. She began work as an "apprentice" at the Iowa State Library when she graduated from high school and began her life-long devotion to and expertise in government publications. An article in a Bloomington newspaper in 1971 begins "'One of our goals has been to make students feel that no question is stupid' Miss Helen Lightfoot said, reflecting on the career she will end when she retires this year." That quote reveals a great deal about Miss Lightfoot. She was involved in every aspect of acquiring, recording and organizing our outstanding collections of documents but guidance to students and faculty about their use and interpretation was the clear and central purpose of all those activities. The reference to "our goals" too is suggestive. She treated everyone who worked with her as a partner, deserving of respect, engaged in a common, important enterprise.
The respect and partnership extended to the student assistants, and Gary Wiggins has often said that it was his experience in the Documents Department that really made him aware of what it means to be a librarian. That led ultimately to the decision to choose librarianship as a career. Gary said, "Miss Lightfoot was a wonderful role model, whose influence on all around her was always positive. I can well remember Wilmer Baatz's words about Miss Lightfoot. He said that while other department heads might have been more insistent about their needs, it was often the case that Miss Lightfoot's well-stated, but less strident requests would come out a winner."
After her retirement Miss Lightfoot married Edward P. Fried, who survives her, and together they enjoyed many years of devoted companionship. In 1989 Helen Lightfoot-Fried was awarded the William Evans Jenkins Librarian's Award.
Submitted by Ann Bristow, Ruth Davison and Gary Wiggins, IUB
*CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE HERBERT S. AND VIRGINIA WHITE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Employees of the IU Libraries systemwide who hold an MLS or equivalent degree are invited to submit applications for the Herbert F. and Virginia White Professional Development Award. All IU Libraries staff on all campuses in clerical, technical, and PA positions, and all individuals with librarian appointments are eligible to apply for this award. The White Award has been established to support the career growth of individuals who have chosen librarianship as a profession. Further information about the award, the process, eligibility, criteria, and the application form are available on the web at http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/hvwhite.html.
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2003. Please send your information to Libraries Human Resources, Main Library 201A, Bloomingon, by that date.
The Committee will make the award decision in January, with notification letters sent by February 15. If you have questions, please contact Betty Davis in Libraries Human Resources at (812) 855-8196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB
*Serials Cancellation Request, 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 (email@example.com) within two weeks following the date of this newsletter.
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Submitted by Judy Grannan, Technical Services Dept., IUB
*17th Annual HPER Library Auction, IUB
Come to Room 125 in the HPER Building on Friday, Oct. 24 for the 17th Annual HPER Library Auction! Preview of items up for bid start at 11:45am, and the auctioneer will start promptly at 12 noon. There are wonderful donations, as always, including:
1 family pass for IU Outdoor Pool, Summer 2004
Ski jackets and poles
3 "Toby" mugs
Chinese dinner for 6
10 framed artworks
German chocolate cake
IU Press books
Wooden boxes from Thailand
2 tickets to Shaolin Warriors at IU Auditorium
And much, much more! We look forward to seeing lots of our library colleagues!
Submitted by Mary Strow and Ada Pennington, HPER Library, IUB
*History of the Book Seminar--October 27
The second of our History of the Book Seminar sessions for the semester will be led, this coming Monday, October 27, by PAUL BENHAMOU, of Purdue University. Paul's subject is THE DIFFUSION OF FORBIDDEN BOOKS IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE: A POSTSCRIPT TO THE DARNTON DEBATE (Abstract, as usual, follows below). The session begins at our usual 4 p.m., in the Lilly Library Lounge, with coffee, fruit juice, and cookies from 3:30 on.
THE DIFFUSION OF FORBIDDEN BOOKS IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE:
A POSTSCRIPT TO THE DARNTON DEBATE
PAUL BENHAMOU (Department of French, Purdue University)
Lilly Library Lounge--October 27, 4 p.m.
I have two major objectives in this paper: (1) To show how the increased demand for forbidden books, known as Livres Philosophiques in the underground booktrade, was met by the creation of unregulated public institutions called Cabinets de Lecture, devoted to the rental of books and newspapers in Paris and the provinces. And (2) To respond to Darnton's harshest critics who have accused him of having invented "another" Enlightenment, one not simply based on the works of the Great Philosophes (Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, d'Holbach) but which has readers reading ALL kinds of books--pornographic novels as well as the works of the Philosophes.
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PAUL BENHAMOU received his Licence from the University of Dijon and an MA and PhD from the University of Iowa before proceeding on to a long and successful career in the French Department at Purdue University. He has published extensively on the pre-revolutionary French periodical press, on the reading trade in Lyons, and on the Anti-Philosophes (particularly Elie-Catherine Freron), and has recently presented a paper in a symposium on the Societe Typographique de Neuchatel, the Swiss publishing firm that has been the focus of much of Robert Darnton's work. In 2001, Benhamou was honored by the French Government with the prestigious Palmes Academiques Award for his service in promoting French culture and language in the United States.
Submitted by Cecile Jagodzinski, SALC, IUB
*Calendar Week 10/27/03-10/31/03, IU-Bloomington
DATE EVENT TIME PLACE October 27, 2003 Main Library Public Service Heads 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Administrative Conf., IUB October 29, 2003 Bloomington Library Faculty Council 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB October 29, 2003 CWA 2:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB October 30, 2003 Resource Sub Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB October 30, 2003 Executive Committee 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
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