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This Week in IUL News

  • 2013 Open Enrollment Webinar Sessions
  • Blacklight in Beta Introductory/Training Sessions
  • William Evans Jenkins Award 2013: Call for Nominations
  • Last Chance: Registration for the Fall 2012 IOLUG Conference: The Evolving Librarian!
  • InULA Programs & Social Committee Holiday Luncheon
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: Wikipedia GLAM Project: 10/31/2012
  • Staff News

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2013 Open Enrollment Webinar Sessions

University Human Resource Services is holding interactive webinar sessions for the 2013 Benefit Open Enrollment.  These Open Enrollment webinar sessions will focus on:
  • Reviewing the benefit opportunities during this Open Enrollment period,
  • Describing what's new for 2013,
  • The annual Tobacco-free Affidavit that is required each year to receive a premium reduction,
  • Resources that are available to help you, and
  • A real-time question and answer session following the presentation
No RSVP is required.  Family members are welcome to attend. 

2013 Open Enrollment Sessions

Monday, October 29, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Friday, November 2, 2012
9:00am - 10:30am
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:00am - 9:30am
12:00pm - 1:30pm

To attend an Open Enrollment session, go to:, and connect to the meeting as a "guest."

Learn about the HDHP & HSA Plan

Friday, November 9, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Monday, November 12, 2012
9:00am - 10:30am

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm

To attend a session focusing on this plan, go to: http://connect/, and connect to the meeting as a "guest."

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, 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: To follow

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

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

Submitted by: Gwen Pershing, Head of the 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

Last Chance: Registration for the Fall 2012 IOLUG Conference: The Evolving Librarian!

Don't wait, register now!  This is the last week to register for the fall 2012 IOLUG Conference: The Evolving Librarian!

NOTE: Early registration ends Oct. 29.  Registration is not complete until payment has been received.  Lunch is not guaranteed with onsite registration.

Top five reasons to register for the IOLUG 2012 fall conference:
  1. We have a great program that will introduce you to some of the newest technologies being used in libraries
  2. You will receive five of those all important TLEUs
  3. Opportunity to network with librarians from around the state
  4. You could win a shiny new iPad, Kindle, or a Nexus tablet!
  5. It's an affordable full day conference
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 in 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

Open Enrollment envelopes should have been delivered to you this week.  These packets are also available online.  You have plenty of time to look over your packets and ask questions.  Short, narrated descriptive presentations are available to watch for those with general questions.  These presentations, or "briefs," discuss features of the different plans, like which preventative services are completely covered.  Further assistance can be found on the Human Resources website.  Alternately, you can also email  Be sure to mark your calendars -- the deadline for Open Enrollment in November 16, 2012. 


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InULA Programs & Social Committee Holiday Luncheon

SAVE THE DATE: InULA Holiday Luncheon
The InULA Programs & Social Committee is pleased to announce the date for the annual Holiday Luncheon.  Please plan to attend:

Event: Holiday Luncheon
Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Bloomington, IN

Further details are forthcoming.  Please send any questions or comments to: Carrie Donovan ( 

Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Chair, InULA Programs & Social Committee, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag: Wikipedia GLAM Project: 10/31/12

Please join us Wednesday, October 31 for a digital library brown bag presentation by Chanitra Bishop.  The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  Folks dressed up in Halloween costumes are especially welcome!

The Wikipedia GLAM Project: Its Really Not About Fashion
Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Reference Services
Wells Library, E174

Contrary to what its name might suggest, GLAM, which is a fairly new wikiproject on Wikipedia, stands for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums.  The goal of the project is to improve Wikipedia's content related to cultural topics. The Wikipedia GLAM project is one of WIkipedia's most popular and successful projects.  This presentation will provide an overview of the project and discuss some of the institutions that have been involved in the project, such as the Indianapolis Children's Museum, the Smithsonian, and the National Archives.

Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze").  Go to to view and listen to the presentation.  If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this Fall 2012 semester.  All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm unless otherwise noted.  The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:

To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to with the message body:

sub-dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

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

Staff News

Due to a change in family circumstances, Jackie Cushman has withdrawn her acceptance of the Advancement Associate position effective October 22, 2012.

Submitted by: Helene O'Leary, Assistant Dean for Advancement, IUB

After more than 28 years with the IUB Libraries, Marta Johnson will retire from her position as Cataloging/Acquisitions Specialist in Technical Services effective October 31, 2012.  After she retires, Marta will move to Prague, Czech Republic where she plans on sleeping in!

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

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