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This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Dissolution of IULFC
  • Upcoming Events at SLIS
  • Passphrase Expiration Notice

Staff News

Following a national search,  Catherine Lemmer, Head of Information Services at the Ruth Lilly Law Library, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, has been selected as the new Editorial Director of Spectrum, the monthly magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries.  Spectrum is distributed to all members of the American Association of Law Libraries.  The Editorial Director serves a three year term.

Submitted by: Susan deMaine, Reference Librarian, Ruth Lilly Law Library, IU School of Law

Mike Paxton has accepted the position of Document Delivery Assistant in Technical Services effective Monday, September 17.  Mike most recently worked as an Interlibrary Loan Assistant and a Reference Assistant at the IUPUI University Library and as a Circulation Assistant at the the Ruth Lilly Law Library at Indiana University Indianapolis.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University.  Please join me in welcoming Mike to the Libraries!

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

Library News and Events

Dissolution of IULFC
The Indiana University Faculty Council met on Friday, August 24, 2012.  At the meeting, the Council approved the following resolution:

Resolution: Moira Marsh moved to dissolve and adjourn IULFC one final time, with the exception of the IULFC P&T Committee which will dissolve at the conclusion of its business at the end of the academic year.

The motion was seconded by Scott Opasik and unanimously approved.

The Council, with the temporary exception of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, is now dissolved.

The report of the IULFC Transition Team will guide the dissolution and provide a framework for calling together the librarians of all campuses when the need arises.  The Transition Team report may be found at

The report was discussed and approved in a straw poll at Librarians' Day 2012.  The White Professional Development Award and Librarians' Day Committee will be restructured and continue as outlined in the report.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the Transition Team, Erika Dowell,

Thank you to everyone who has served in the IULFC.  We look forward to working together in new ways in the future. 

Submitted by: IULFC Transition Team: Erika Dowell, chair, IUB; Meagan Lacy, IUPUI; Scott Opasik, IUSB

Upcoming Events at SLIS
Below are School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) events which will take place in September, October, and November, 2012.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Here is a link to the page listing all of the SLIS Alumni events:

You can click on the event, and/or follow the link provided after each event listed below.

JCLC, Kansas City, MO, SLIS Alumni Dinner - Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30pm-8:00pm.  "Dinner with Deloice," RSVP required.

David Kaser Lecture Series - Friday, October 5, 4:00pm.  Rm 130, Informatics East Bldg. Reception to follow - Informatics East Lobby.

WE ARE SLIS! WE ARE IU! - Tuesday, October 9th, 5pm.

ILA, Peoria, Brunch for SLIS Alumni - Thursday morning, October 11, 8:00am - 10:am.

ASIST, Baltimore, MD, SLIS Alumni Reception - Tuesday, October 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

ILF, Indianapolis, SLIS Alumni Reception - November 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm.

Submitted by: Sarah Burton, Director of Finance and Administration, SLIS, IUB

Passphrase Expiration Notice
IU will phase in expirations for any passphrase that is more than two years old, beginning on Monday, September 10.  Detailed information on this process can be found in the Knowledge Base (KB) at  This process will apply to all students, faculty, and staff at IU's eight campuses.  Users will begin getting warnings, months in advance of the expiration date.  Users who don't change their passphrases by this date will immediately lose access to CAS-supported resources such as Oncourse, OneStart, ePTO, OTP authentication and PeopleSoft.  Affected users will regain access after completing the passphrase reset, using the Self-Service Passphrase Reset tool ( 

Old passwords and passphrases can jeopardize the security of personal and university data.  Passphrase expirations help protect this data against hacking and misuse.

Passphrase expiration will only be enforced via CAS, IU's Central Authentication System.  Network IDs will not be locked or disable. This means you will still be able to log in to non-CAS services such as workstations, email, and VPN. 


Submitted by: Robert McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, IUB

Don't forget that September is Library Card Sign-up Month!  Though the IU Libraries are usually used by people affiliated with the university (students, faculty, staff, etc.), residents of Indiana also have access with a Borrower's Card.  This year's Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month is two time Super Bowl winner Troy Polamalu.  For more information, check out the official ALA website.  Remember, your library card is the smartest card in your wallet! 


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