Thanks from the Faculty/Staff Development Committee to everyone who came to the New Employee Reception (it now has an official name) on Tuesday to welcome our new librarians and staff. We had hoped for good attendance, and you helped us surpass those hopes. Our guests must have appreciated seeing so many of their colleagues the re to greet them. Many of them have been here for several months, but they met people they hadn't had a chance to meet before.
Thanks to staff from the Music Library: Christia Thomason, Donna Campbell, Tim Johnson and, Sue Stancu; IOCM: Lesley Marshall, Danielle Dutton, and Jackie Byrd; MPS: Andy Spencer, Steve Hendren, and Emily Wyatt and who demonstrated Gary Strawn's Cataloger 's Toolkit (CLARR) to visitors from OCLC on May 7 (Rebecca Dean, Kerre Kammerer, and David Morris). OCLC representatives had seen demonstrations of this powerful software package in Dublin, OH, but were duly impressed to see it operational in a library c ataloging environment. IU Libraries served as a beta test sight for this highly successful and acclaimed application.
--Ralph Papakhian, Music Library.
2. FACULTY/STAFF NEWS
Effective May 2 Wendy Chidester resigned her position as Senior Circulation Assistant in the Business/SPEA Library.
3. ANNUAL INULA BOOKSALE SUCCESSFUL
As InULA president, I proffer my sincere thanks to Lorraine Olley, Book Sale Committee Chair, and Becky Cape, Social and Program Committee Chair, for their coordination of two excellent fund raising events during National Library Week.
The annual book sale was successful and ensured funding for scholarships and research incentive funds, both designed to advance the profession. The book signing for the newly-released "Midwest Gardner's Cookbook," provided the very enjoyable experience of being able to taste foods prepared using the recipes in the cookbook, while meeting both the author and the illustrator.
This year I have enjoyed the unfailing support of dedicated committee chairs and committee members, as evidenced by the already completed activities mentioned above,as well as the upcoming continuing education workshops developed by Karen Nissen and her committee.
The nominations subcommittee of the InULA Elections Committee is also currently hard at work constructing a slate of potential officers and board members for elections to be held in early June. If you are interested in serving on the InULA board or making a nomination suggestion, please contact one of the committee members, Hilary Jolly (hjolly@indiana edu), Julie Nilson (email@example.com) or Jennifer Hehman (jhehman@indyv ax.iupui.edu). Open nominations will also be accepted at the InULA business meeting on May 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 043 (immediately before the retirement and recognition luncheon and reception).
If you have not already done so, check out the InULA World Wide Web site (http: //www.indiana.edu/~inula) where information about the organization and our newsletter, InULA Notes, is published. As publicized both in IUL News and on the InULA-L listserv, the site is becoming our majo r communication medium. It is constantly under improvement, so all suggestions and input will be appreciated. To facilitate any messages reaching the site coordiantor quickly, please send them directly to Jian Liu (jiliu @indiana.edu).
4. WORST BOOKMARK OF THE YEAR AWARD
Every year, the ALCTS Serials Section gives an award for the "Worst Title Change of the Year." Preservation librarians could start a competition for "Worst Bookmark" to highlight the insertion of inappropriate or downright destructive items to mark a place in a book. In this category would be seemingly inoffensive items such as slips of paper, newspaper clippings, and Post-It notes, all of which leave residual acids that make paper yellow and brittle. Paper clips, if left in place, will stain pages with rust and possibly tear the page. Pencils and other similar objects strain the spine when the book is closed over them.
Then there are the legendary bookmarks, such as candy bar wrappers or strips of bacon, that leave greasy stains. But the winner this year would be the marker recently discovered in a book from the Main Library--an entire, wrapped Hostess apple pie! This confection was discovered smashed and mummified between the pages of a book. There was no mold, which testifies to the quantity and power of the prese rvatives pumped into these treats. The Conservation staff is working on removing the pie from the pages on which it is stuck, and cleaning stains from nearby pages--but not before we photograph the assemblage for posterity.
--Lorraine Olley, Head, Preservation Department
5. RETIREMENT AND RECOGNITION RECEPTION
You are cordially invited to attend the Indiana University Libraries Annual Retirement and Recognition Reception honoring Polly Grimshaw Dorothy Niekamp Lorraine Wilson upon the occasion of their retirement Elinor Okada 1996 Support Staff Organization Annual Award Nancy Cridland Barbara Fischler 1996 William Evans Jenkins Award Indiana University Thursday, May 23, 1996 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Third Floor Staff Lounge Main Library
Please plan to attend the annual Retirement and Recognition Reception. The reception will be held on Thursday, May 23, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Lounge. The planned program for the reception will begin at 2:30.
The following individuals will be honored:
RETIRING LIBRARIANS AND STAFF Polly Grimshaw, Subject Specialist for Anthropology, etc. Dorothy Niekamp, Cataloger, IO Catalog Management Lorraine Wilson, Procurement Coordinator, Monographic Processing SUPPORT STAFF ORGANIZATION AWARD FOR 1996 Elinor Okada, Office Coordinator, Halls of Residence Libraries WILLIAMS EVANS JENKINS AWARD FOR 1996 Nancy Cridland, Subject Specialist for History, etc. Barbara Fischler, Director, School of Library and Information Science, IUPUI HONOREES The following individuals are being honored for their years of service to Indiana University: 35 Years Julie Nilson, Head, Monographic Processing Orvil David Reynolds, Supervisor, Photocopy Services, Access Services 30 Years Lois Heiser, Head, Geology Library Betty Jo Irvine, Head, Fine Arts Library Patricia Riesenman, Assistant Head, Reference 25 Years David Fenske, Head, Music Library Mary Sue Presnell, Reference/Technical Associate, Lilly Library 20 Years Michael Fling, Assistant Head, Music Library Pamela Glim, Reference/Technical Associate, Government Publications Glenn Read, Latin American Studies Area Specialist Nancy Titus, Conser/NACO Serials Cataloger, Serials 15 Years Joetta Black, Monographic Catalog Editor, IO Catalog Management Julie Bobay, Head, Electronic Resources and Services Mechael Gago, Assistant Head, Serials Diana Hanson, Microforms Services Coordinator, Serials Vera Heitink, Acquisitions/Approval Plan Specialist, Monographic Processing Timothy Larson, Senior Retrospective Conversion Cataloger, IO Catalog Management Michael Main, Procurement Coordinator, Monographic Processing Andrea Morrison, Technical Services Librarian, Government Publications Virginia Ollis, Senior Secretary, Library Administration Ada Pennington, Branch Coordinator, HPER Library Steven Sowell, Head, Education Library Colleen Talty, Media Coordinator, Media and Reserve Services 10 Years Jerilyn Anderson, Circulation Coordinator, Business/SPEA Library Mary Buechley, Reference/Technical Associate, Reference Steven Cape, Rare Books and Special Collections, Lilly Library Janice Clinch, Supervisor, Search Unit, Access Services Marcia Corner, Monographic Cataloger, Monographic Processing Lisa Figg, IO Control File Coordinator, Automation David Frasier, Reference Librarian, Reference Robert Gowin, Senior Circulation Coordinator, Biology Library Erla Heyns, Head, HPER Library P. Douglas McKinney, Monographic Cataloger, Monographic Processing Yvonne Reinier, Barcode Specialist, Monographic Processing Joel Silver, Curator of Books, Lilly Library Morteza Sorury, Assistant Sueprvisor, Microfilms, Serials William Stoddard, Branch Coordinator, Swain Hall Library6. NEW APPROVAL PLAN - CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AND CATALAN AUTHORS
During the Spring semester, staff in MPS have worked with Nancy Boerner, Subject Specialist for Modern European Languages, and one of our European vendors, Puvill Libros, to set up an approval plan for Contemporary Spanish and Catalan authors. This new plan includes literature and belles lettres, critical editions and major works of criticsm about those authors. It is starting with 1996 imprints. If other fund managers are interested in learning more about or want to consider participation in this plan and others currently in operation, please contact Barbara Henn or David Smith, Monographic Processing Services.
--Barbara Henn, MPS
7. SERIALS CANCELLATION REQUESTS
The following serials cancellation requests have been received.
The titles below are the last copies in the IUB Libraries. Fund managers who wish to assume any of the titles should contact Laura Gabbard, Serials Department (855-4262 or firstname.lastname@example.org), within 2 weeks following the date of this newsletter.
Fund 37 (French & Italian) -BRO NEVEZ -DEVOIR (MONTREAL, QUEBEC) -DEVOIR (MONTREAL, QUEBEC)
-ETUDES -PHREATIQUE -PONTE -SAPRIPHAGE -STUDI LINGUISTICI ITALIANI -STUDIA LINGUISTICA Fund 49 (Classics) -DOSSIERS D'ARCHEOLOGIE -REVUE BENEDICTINE (which includes BULLETIN D'HISTOIRE BENEDICTINE) Fund 69 (Microforms) -OPTICS LETTERS Fund 77 (Physics) -APPLIED OPTICS -APPLIED PHYSICS. A, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PROCESSING (which includes APPLIED PHYSICS. B, LASERS AND OPTICS) -APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS -COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS -DOKLADY AKADEMII NAUK. ENGLISH. PHYSICS-DOKLADY -EUROPHYSICS LETTERS -FORTSCHRITTE DER PHYSIK (BERLIN : 1953) -HELVETICA PHYSICA ACTA -IADERNAIA FIZIKA. ENGLISH. PHYSICS OF ATOMIC NUCLEI -IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES -IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS -INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS -INVERSE PROBLEMS -ITALIAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (which includes NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA. A, NUOVO CIMENTAL DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA. B, NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA. C, NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA. D, and RIVISTA DEL NUOVO CIMENTO) -JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. PART 1, REGULAR PAPERS & SHORT NOTES (which includes JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. PART 2, LETTERS) -JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE. I (which includes JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE. II, JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE. III, and JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE. IV) -JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS -JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS -JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS -JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS -JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. A, VACUUM, SURFACES, AND FILMS (which includes JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. B, MICROELECTRONICS AND NANOMETER STRUCTURES PROCESSING, MEASUREMENT, AND PHENOMENA) -MATERIALS LETTERS -MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -OPTICS LETTERS -PHYSICS EDUCATION -THEORETICAL AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS -ZHURNAL EKSPERIMENTAL'NOI I TEORETICHESKOI FIZIKI. ENGLISH. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS