Effective September 1 Roman Frackowski resigned his position as Senior Retrospective Conversion Cataloger in IOCM.
Erika Dowell has accepted the position of Assistant to the Branch Librarian at the Fine Arts Library effective September 18. Erika previously held the position of store manager of the Friends of Art Bookshop in Fine Arts and has a B.F.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. degree in French.
2. NACO TRAINING
The Name Authority Cooperative Project (NACO) is one of the Library of Congress' (LC) cooperative cataloging projects. Established in 1977, the objective of the project is to create and maintain a national authority file. Authority files are crucial to the success of online catalogs since they control certain fields on bibliographic records.
LC has accepted the IUPUI University Libraries in the NACO program. Next week Robin Crumrin, Joe Harmon, Jim Lockwood, Tym Parsons, Julie Su, and I will join six other librarians in a week-long training program. The training program follows LC's outline and will be conducted by IU's Principal Cataloger Marty Joachim.
We are quite pleased with the opportunity to participate in this national cooperative cataloging endeavor.
--Vania Goodwin, Head of Cataloging, VGOODWIN@LIBRARY.IUPUI.EDU
3. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Supervising Student Employees--This two-hour workshop will be presented by Debra Nelson, HRM Training & Development, and Jan Nickless, Student Employment Office. Supervisors of student employees are encouraged to attend this session. Areas covered will include motivating good performance, orientation and training, setting goals, evaluating performance, and general information about policies and special challenges facing supervisors. This workshop was presented last winter, and those who attended gave it good evaluations. The date and location are Thursday, September 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ground Floor Conference Room, Main Library. To register, contact Marilyn Shaver (SHAVER). (Registration will be limited to 21.)
September and October Classes Offered by HRM:
Managing for Better Customer Service, October 4, 9:00-noon
Supervising Student Employees, October 10, 9:00-noon
Creating a Motivating Environment, October 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Handling Difficult Customers, October 16, 9:00-noon
Upward Communication, October 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The Confidence Factor, October 31, 9:00-noon
Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects, & Deadlines, September 26, 9:00-noon
Personal Empowerment, October 12, 9:00-noon
Stress Management, October 30, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Problem Solving, October 31, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The above classes are a partial listing. For a complete list of classes offered this fall by HRM trainers and for more information about classes, consult the Training and Development Guide circulating in your department or contact Marilyn Shaver (SHAVER).
Special offerings from HRM:
Supervisors' Seminar--Designed to improve essential skills and to develop new competencies. Participants who complete this series of six core classes and four electives receive a Supervisory Development Certificate.
Professional Training Series--Designed to assist professional staff hone their skills and to network with other professional staff on campus. A certificate is awarded for completion of this program.
For more information about these programs, contact Marilyn Shaver (SHAVER).
4. FAIR USE AND MULTIMEDIA
On Thursday, September 21, 1995, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the IU Libraries will be downlinking a national videoconference, "Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines: The Educational Gateway to the Information Age." Reception will be available in the Media Viewing Room, E174.
Presented by the PBS Adult Learning Satellite Service and produced by the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC), the keynote speakers will be Bruce Lehman, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, and Mary Beth Peters, United States Register of Copyrights. Panelists include many notable copyright experts representing publishers and producers, as well as educational institutions and organizations.
This will be an important event for anyone at Indiana University who has any interest in or professional involvement with multimedia. I have received a large packet of materials to be distributed to videoconference attendees. This packet includes a draft copy of the "Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia," written by the CCUMC Fair Access Working Committee, and an extensive bibliography. I will have copies of this packet available at the videoconference. Please contact me by Monday, September 18, if you plan to attend.
--Kristine Brancolini, Head, Media and Reserve Services,
5. PRESERVATION AWARENESS WEEK: NOVEMBER 6-10 - "THE LIFE OF A BOOK: IT'S IN YOUR HANDS"
Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries will sponsor Preservation Awareness Week November 6-10. The theme for the locally designated preservation awareness week, "The Life of a Book: It's in Your Hands," was selected to emphasize the responsibility every library user has to care for the library materials he or she handles.
"The Libraries' collections represent a multimillion dollar investment made over 150 years, and we should treat materials like valuable assets," says Lorraine Olley, head of the IUB Libraries Preservation Dept. "The libraries' collection as a whole, and each book in particular, is expensive to repair or replace. When funds need to be spent on repair or replacement of damaged, abused or lost materials, the amount available to purchase new materials and services is diminished."
The IUB Libraries lose thousands of dollars a year in library materials through careless handling, Olley notes. "Preservation Awareness Week, will help focus attention on keeping our research resources intact for current use and future scholarship, and for making our very limited collection funds go farther."
To promote conscientious use of library materials and help IUB Libraries reduce their repair and replacement costs, Preservation Awareness Week events will feature exhibits and live demonstrations of Preservation Department activities in the IUB Main Library lobby. The demonstrations will include an appearance by "Dr. Book" who runs a consulting clinic for sick books and makes recommendations for treatment. Also during the week, free preservation awareness materials will be distributed. These include posters, acid-free bookmarks which don't speed deterioration of books, and plastic book bags to protect library items from rain and spills.
Although the live demonstrations will continue for Preservation Awareness Week only, the standing promotional exhibit will remain in the Main Library lobby throughout November. After November, the exhibit will travel to other parts of the IU Libraries system, including the regional campuses. The posters, bookmarks and other preservation awareness materials will be available as long as supplies last.
The IUB Libraries Preservation Committee encourages library staff to display preservation awareness items at all times to remind patrons to use library materials with care. Especially at the beginning of the school year, the impact of new and returning students can stress library collections. IUB Libraries preservation awareness materials are available free to all Bloomington campus libraries, and on a cost-recovery basis to regional campus libraries. To order any of the materials, or to request a sample packet, contact Lorraine Olley, Preservation Dept., Main Library E050, firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 855-6281.
6. 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 email@example.com) within 2 weeks following the date of this newsletter.
Fund 09 (East Asian Studies) -CH'ENG-KUNG TA HSUEH HSUEH PAO. K'O CHI, I HSUEH P'IEN Fund 27 (Education) -NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION. MEMBERSHIP which includes: -BUSINESS EDUCATION FORUM -NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION YEARBOOK (RESTON, VA. : 1987) Fund 33 (Fine Arts) -AVERY INDEX TO ARCHITECTURAL PERIODICALS -MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (NEW YORK, N.Y.). LIBRARY. ANNUAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MODERN ART Fund 43 (Geology) -NUCLEAR GEOPHYSICS Fund 67 (Mathematics) -ALGEBRA AND LOGIC -COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS: THEORY AND METHODS -COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS: SIMULATION AND COMPUTATION -COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS: STOCHASTIC MODELS -IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY -JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS -LITHUANIAN MATHEMATICAL JOURNAL -MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELLING*** END OF ISSUE ***