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  • William Evans Jenkins Award 2013: Call for Nominations
  • October 30 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Registration for the Fall 2012 IOLUG Conference: The Evolving Librarian is Now Open!

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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

October 30 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

The next Metadata Discussion Group meeting will be on Tuesday, October 30 from 9:30am - 10:30am in the Wells Library, Room 043.  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. 

At this meeting, we will focus on metadata for audiovisual materials.  To help get a discussion started, a few participants have volunteered to share an aspect of their work with audiovisual metadata.  Links to relevant projects are included below.

DATE: Tuesday, October 30
TIME: 9:30am - 10:30am
PLACE: Wells Library 043
TOPIC: Metadata for Sights and Sounds


- Related IU project websites: - Metadata standards for audiovisual materials: - For comparison, non-MARC audio discovery tools:
  • EAD metadata for archival sound recordings:
  • A track listing via all (powered by Rovi)
  • A track listing via Discogs (powered by Discogs API)
- Audio cataloging tools
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

Registration for the Fall 2012 IOLUG Conference: The Evolving Librarian is Now Open!

Registration for the fall 2012 IOLUG Conference: The Evolving Librarian is now open!

Come learn how technology is changing the role of libraries and librarians.  You will hear presentations on how libraries are redesigning their physical and online spaces to better meet the needs of users.  Whether you want to know more about virtual reference, social media, or mobile apps, there will be sessions of interest to you.  You'll be sure to have tons of great ideas to take back to you library and implement right away!

When: November 2, 2012

Where: Indiana Wesleyan University North, Indianapolis
               3777 Priority Way South Drive
               Indianapolis, IN, 46240

A sample of the scheduled sessions:

Beyond Meebo: Virtual Reference Options for Your Library
The end of Meebo has left many libraries scrambling to find alternatives for providing virtual reference services.  While there are several chat software programs available, choosing the right software for your library can be challenging.  The members of this panel have all taken different approaches to virtual reference service.  They will share their experiences in selecting a program and implementing virtual reference.

User Behavior and Website/Discovery Layer Design
Our presentation describes the implementation process of Primo at Franklin College to date.  In the spring of 2011, the initial implementation phase consisted of interface design and functionality through informal usability studies.  In addition, our presentation focuses on the continuous use of Primo in instructional sessions and the evaluation of the Primo as it is used by students.

Designing Library Spaces
What does it mean to Evolve?  Why do libraries need to Evolve?  This presentation will cover what Dave and Brian have dubbed the Evolve Project; changing the way people see libraries.  They recently underwent a seismic change that radically reshaped the Children's Area in the library.  Utilizing new innovative technologies such as interactive book ends, ebars, story hour all day, and creation areas to build interactive legos; all within an exciting environment with vibrant colors and a modern feel to appeal to youths and teens.  Learn what it is to be innovative and how to become more than just books.  In today's times, libraries must become the frontier for interaction and engagement while embedding their environments to include new technology, open spaces, and unique programs to pull in patrons.

Going Beyond GMail: Evolving Productivity Through the Use of Google Apps
In March 2012, the Tipton County Public Library made an abrupt switch from Microsoft Exchange to GMail for their e-mail system.  But what about the other Google Apps available? What are they, and how can the library use them to their full advantage?  Come to this session for a glimpse into how the staff of TCPL is making plans to evolve their productivity by going beyond GMail.

For more information, take a look at the full preliminary program.

To register, go to the following link:

Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Chair, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB

Next week is Open Access Week!  Open Access is an initiative to make digital research materials available not only free of charge, but also free of most typical restrictions of copyright and licensing.  Starting October 22, IU Libraries will be celebrating Open Access week with several events intended for researchers and grad students.  There will be seminars, lectures, and other events that have the goal of providing information about open access, as well as helping researchers and grad students make their own materials open access.  For more on the local events at the Libraries, check out the Libraries website.  To find out what's going on nationally, take a look at the Open Access website


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