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This Week in IUL News

  • Publishing & Research Discussion Panel for Librarians
  • Blacklight in Beta Introductory/Training Sessions
  • 2013 InULA Book Sale: Accepting Donations
  • William Evans Jenkins Award 2013: Call for Nominations
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: Scheduling Changes
  • Staff News

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Publishing & Research Discussion Panel for Librarians: November 7, 2012

The BLFC's Continuing Education Committee & InULA's Ad Hoc Writing and Publishing Committee are partnering to host a Publishing & Research Discussion Panel. Panelists will include Erika Dowell, Moira Marsh, Dot Porter, and Virginia Sojdehei; each panelist will discuss a current research project and the panel will entertain more general questions concerning publishing and research for librarians if time permits.

Publishing & Research Discussion Panel
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
11:35am -12:45pm
Wells 043 or via Adobe Connect

Please plan to attend this information sharing session.  If you have any questions, please contact Lori Dekydtspotter, Chair of the BLFC's Continuing Education Committee (, or Chanitra Bishop, Chair of the InULA's Ad Hoc Writing and Publishing Committee (

Submitted by: Lori Dekydtspotter, Rare Books and Special Collections Cataloger, IUB

Blacklight in Beta Introductory/Training Sessions

On Monday, November 5, and Tuesday, November 20, the IUL Discovery Layer Implementation Task Force will offer an introductory/training session on the new IUCAT discovery layer interface, Blacklight (

These one hour sessions 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 are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions in person, or participate via Breeze, to familiarize themselves with this new interface.

When: November 5, 2012, 10:30am - 11:30am
Where: Wells Library, Room E174
Breeze Details:

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

2013 InULA Book Sale: Accepting Donations

The 2013 InULA Book Sale is scheduled for April 6-7.  Donate your used books for this important event.  For more information, please contact Lori Dekydtspotter (

Submitted by: Lori Dekydtspotter, Rare Books and Special Collections Cataloger, 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

Digital Library Brown Bag: Scheduling Changes

Please note the following changes to the Fall 2012 Digital Library Brown Bag Series:

*Note new date and room*
November 28, 2012
Kuali OLE
Robert McDonald, Gary Charbonneau & Mechael Charbonneau Data to Insight Center, Pervasive Technology Institute / Library Technologies and Digital Libraries / Technical Services
Wells Library E174

Due to unexpected work travel, the following talks have either been canceled or postponed:

- The DataNet presentation with Robert McDonald schedule for 11/28 has been canceled.

- The "Making Mobile Meaningful" presentation by Julie Hardesty scheduled for 12/5 has been postponed until the Spring 2013 semester.

The updated schedule is available on our website as well:

To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to with the message body:
sub-dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian, IUB

Staff News

Nianli Ma has accepted the position of Lead Systems Analyst Programmer, Digital Library Infrastructure in the Digital Library Program effective November 12, 2012.  Nianli most recently worked as a Senior Technical Architect for Kuali OLE at Indiana University's University Information Technology Services (UITS).  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Zhengzhou University and a Masters in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.  Please join me in welcoming Nianli to the Libraries!

Ryan Stacy has accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor in Access Services effective November 12, 2012.  Ryan most recently worked as a Library Services Assistant II for the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.  Prior to that, he was an Adult Services Librarian at Campbell County Public Library in Fort Thomas, KY.  Ryan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Production from Wright State University and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin.  Please join me in welcoming Ryan to the Libraries!

Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources Staff Development Coordinator, IUB
Don't forget that this Sunday, November 4, is the end of Daylight Savings Time!  Technically, Daylight Savings Time ends at 2am on Sunday morning.

Daylight Savings Time initially began in Germany in 1916.  This occurred during the height of WWI, and was proposed as a way to preserve coal, which was the primary source of fuel at the time.  Ironically, Arizona does not practice Daylight Savings Time for the same reason of conserving energy (An extra hour of sunlight while people are active causes people to run their cooling systems longer).  Indiana has only practiced Daylight Savings Time since 2006.

Set your clock back one full hour and enjoy some extra sleep, extra time to run errands, or extra time to relax!


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