--Contents-- IUB Libraries       IUL News

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****November 14, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 43

*STAFF
NEWS
*LIBRARY
NEWS
*LIBRARY
EVENTS
*BLOOMINGTON
MASTER CALENDAR


STAFF NEWS


*Staff Updates, IUB

Effective November 7, Erica Whichello resigned from her position as Acquisitions Control Coordinator in the Acquisitions Division at IU-Bloomington.

Effective November 10, Janet Scott accepted the position of Library Office and Acquisitions Coordinator, Music Library, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Janet was a vocal and instrumental accompanist at the School of Music, Indiana University. She has a Masters of Music from Indiana University.

Effective November 10, Dominique Kizer accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor, Customer and Access Services, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Dominique worked in Customer and Access Services as an hourly employee. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University.

Effective November 11, Michael Rocchio accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor, Customer and Access Services, Bloomington. Prior to accepting this position, Michael worked in Customer and Access Services as an hourly employee. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University.

Submitted by: Barb McDonald, Libraries Human Resources, IUB.


LIBRARY NEWS


*ALF Statistical Report (through October 31, 2003)

I. ACCESSIONS REPORT

Through October 31, 2003 there had been 242,606 items accessioned into the ALF collections vault. Here is a breakdown of the point of origin of these collections and the number of shelves they occupy.

Former Location
(Point of Origin)
ALF Shelves OccupiedItems Accessioned into ALF
Main590157,602
HPER193,405
Lilly27613,869
Off-Site Storage47167,406
University Archives48324
Totals1,404242,606


II. CAPACITY REPORT

There are 1,404 shelves now occupied in the ALF collections vault. There are 13,964 shelves available in the ALF collections vault.

10.1% of the capacity of the ALF collections vault has now been occupied.

Submitted by: Vaughn Nuest, Manager, Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility, IUB.


LIBRARY EVENTS


*History of the Book Seminar Session--Monday, November 17

The next session in the History of the Book Seminar will be led this coming MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, by JEFFREY WASSERSTROM of our History Department. His topic and title are: ON BUYING BOOKS IN A CHANGING CHINA (Abstract follows below). The session begins at the usual 4 p.m. in the Lilly Library Lounge with coffee, fruit juice, and cookies at 3:30 (I hope on time this time). Hope to see you all there.

ON BUYING BOOKS IN A CHANGING CHINA
JEFFREY WASSERSTROM
(Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library Lounge--November 17, 4 p.m.

Scholars working on and journalists reporting from authoritarian states often treat the kinds of books for sale and the sorts of publications banned in such places as a useful barometer of political life. What does it mean, then, that dramatic changes have taken place in China in the last two decades or so when it comes to the kinds of books you can buy, the range of foreign publications being translated, and the types of stores that sell books? This talk will explore questions of this nature, drawing on the experiences the presenter has had buying books in China on periodic trips to that country taken between 1986 and 2002. Book-buying will be used as a starting point for consideration, in passing, of a wide variety of obviously and perhaps not so obviously related topics, from the nature of the Chinese "public sphere" to the current global fascination with George Orwell, and from the significance of increasing Chinese use of the internet to the curious connections that bookstores have with libraries and coffee shops in China and elsewhere. The talk will be accompanied by a good bit of "show and tell" of one sort or another.

*************************************************************

JEFFREY WASSERSTROM is Professor of History and Director of the East Asian Studies Center here at IU. He is author of STUDENT PROTESTS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHINA: THE VIEW FROM SHANGHAI (Stanford, 1991) and editor or co-editor of four different volumes of essays, the most recent of which is TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHINA: NEW APPROACHES (Routledge, 2003). In addition to publishing in purely academic venues, he writes for assorted general interest magazines and is a frequent contributor to TLS.

Submitted by: Cecile Jagodzinski, Director of Collection Development and Digital Scholarship, IUB.


MASTER CALENDAR


*Calendar Week 11/17/03-11/21/03, IU-Bloomington


DATE EVENT TIME PLACE
November 20, 2003 Resources Sub Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
November 20, 2003 Libraries Management Team Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB


*END OF ISSUE*



More Issues of IUL News