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  • William Evans Jenkins Award 2013: Call for Nominations

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Blacklight in Beta Introductory/Training Sessions

On Tuesday, November 20, the IUL Discovery Layer Implementation Task Force will offer an introductory/training session on the new IUCat Discovery later interface, Blacklight (

This one hour session will provide an overview of the interface, currently anticipated to go live later in the fall, as well as demonstrate search techniques and search result management.  More advanced training will be offered in the future.

IUL Librarians and staff are encouraged to attend in person, or participate via Breeze, to familiarize themselves with this new interface.

When: November 20, 2012, 2:00pm -3:00pm
Where: Wells Library, Room E174
Breeze details:

Blacklight Orientation Subgroup
Rachael Anne Cohen
Michael Courtney
Yan He
Gwen Pershing
Ann O'Bryan
Dick Vaughan

Submitted by: Gwen Pershing, Head of Education Library, IUB

William Evans Jenkins Award 2013: Call for Nominations

The William Evans Jenkins Award 2013 Committee hereby invites you to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2013 award.

Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general.  While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding Bloomington Library Faculty colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation.  William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and his commitment to the profession as a whole.  By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level.  Nominations for this award may be submitted individually or jointly.

How to submit:

1. An "intent to nominate" message must be sent to Betty Davis ( by November 30, 2012.

2. Documentation on the intranet: 3. Timetable:
  • November 30, 2012: Intent to nominate due
  • February 1, 2013: Jenkins Award nomination form due
  • March 1, 2013: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Administrative Secretary, Libraries Human Resources, IUB


Next Thursday, November 22, is Thanksgiving!  This year, President Obama will again pardon two turkeys (a main bird and an alternate).  But when did this tradition begin?  Though hard facts are scant, President Lincoln is said to have granted the first presidential pardon of a turkey when his son Tad, upon seeing and naming the bird, pleaded for its life.  However, the first official confirmed pardon was from President George H.W. Bush.  When presented with a turkey on his first Thanksgiving in the White House in 1989, he quipped: "He will not end up on anyone's dinner table -- not this guy.  He's granted a presidential pardon as of right now."  For the full story, check out the White House website!


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