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The Employee Center is Now Mobile

Indiana University employees are now able to access their Employee Center information from mobile devices. Payroll, Benefits, and Employee Information such as paycheck details, direct deposit, and benefits elections may be viewed. Information may not be updated through the mobile site at this time. To access your Employee Center information, go to the IU Mobile site (, select Employee Services, and log in using your IU username and passphrase.

Additional information about the IU Mobile Web may be found in the Knowledge Base at A screenshot of the Employee Services mobile page displaying the Employee Center is shown below.

IU Mobile App

Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB

January 8 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

The Metadata Discussion Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, from 9:30am - 10:30am in room 043 of the Wells Library. The Metadata Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss metadata issues pertaining to libraries, archives, and museums. The group has no formal membership. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

What is preservation metadata and why should you care? Join us to chat about preservation from a metadata perspective, explore PREMIS, and more!

DATE: Tuesday, January 8
TIME: 9:30am - 10:30am
PLACE: Wells Library 043
TOPIC: Preservation Metadata

- I have 15 minutes:

* Digital Content Creation, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2010). Best practices for preservation metadata. In Best Practices for Creation Digital Collections. Retrieved from

* Riley, J. (2007). An introduction to PREMIS. Indiana University Libraries Digital Library Brown Bag. [PowerPoint slides] Retrieved from

* Florida Center for Library Automation's Description Service outputs a PREMIS record for an image file you upload

- I have an hour:

* Caplan, P. (2006). Preservation metadata. In S. Ross & M. Day (Eds.), DCC Digital Curation Manual. Retrieved from

Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog,, or join the group email list by sending the following in the subject line of the message (leave the body of the message blank) to

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Suggestions for future topics are welcome. Please email with suggestions or questions.

Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB

Staff News

Ruth Lilly Law Library Welcomes Two New Librarians

Susan David deMaine and Benjamin J. Keele have recently joined the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Ruth Lilly Law Library as Research and Instruction Librarians.

Susan deMaine first joined the law library as Visiting Librarian in January. She co-teaches the law school's required for-credit online legal research class for second-year students, serves as a faculty research liaison, provides reference services, and facilitates the Faculty Writer's Circle. She recently presented at the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries' annual meeting and has an upcoming program at the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries' annual conference. Susan was selected to be a member of the inaugural class of the Indiana Library Leadership Academy of the Indiana State Library.

Prior to her appointment in the law school, Susan clerked for the late Honorable David A. Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also spent several years working with nonprofit corporations specializing in education. At the University of Kentucky, she served as the Special Projects Editor of the Kentucky Law Review, was selected as a Bert T. Combs Scholar, and received the Faculty Cup for Outstanding Contributions to the Law School.

Susan deMaine   Benjamin Keele

Benjamin Keele is the newest member of the law library staff coming from William and Mary Law School, Wolf Law Library where he served as Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law. He taught legal research classes and will be a talented addition to the law library instruction team. He is chair of the AALL Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers committee and has presented at professional association meetings. Ben has written numerous articles and recently published The Librarian's Copyright Companion 2nd edition with co-authors Jim Heller and Paul Hellyer.

Ben is a graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. While in law school he clerked for the Indiana Attorney General's office.

Submitted by: Miriam Murphy, Associate Director Ruth Lilly Law Library

The first day of winter is today! The first day of winter is marked by winter solstice. Two important events occur on the winter solstice: the sun is at its lowest altitude above the horizon at noon, and it is also the shortest day and longest night of the year. After winter solstice, the nights will begin to get shorter, and the days will grow longer. Winter solstice has historically been a time of great importance, with different cultures celebrating in fascinating ways. A common theme throughout these cultures was that of rebirth or new beginnings. Happy winter!


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