This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • Digital Library Brown Bag: April 10
  • Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Fund
  • New Library Display in Wells Library
  • Indiana University Librarians' Day: Call for Programs
  • New InULA Staff Professional Development Award: Applications Due May 1
  • Edible Books Contest Winners
  • News from New IUCAT
  • Staff News

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Digital Library Brown Bag: April 10

Please join us Wednesday, April 10, for a digital library brown bag presentation by Emilee Mathews and Erin McCall.  The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room 043, from 12:00pm -1:00pm.

Image Access in the Arts and Beyond: Implementing Shared Shelf at IUB Campus
Emilee Mathews, Interim Head, Fine Arts Library, Arts & Humanities Department
Erin McCall, Intern, Fine Arts Library
IU Bloomington Libraries

IUB Libraries' subscription to Shared Shelf, an image and media management software for hosting and cataloging locally owned images, is an exciting development for visual disciplines -- but many decisions need to be made in order to effectively deploy this tool.  This presentation will discuss our collaborations and processes implemented for establishing sustainable policies and workflows.  Our ultimate goal is to promote and integrate interdisciplinary image use, and we will discuss our backwards-design approach, including implementing a pilot project, evaluating legacy data, and establishing partnerships to reach out to faculty across campus.

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.

You can also follow and contribute to the presentation and discussion on twitter: #dlbbspring2013.

The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this spring 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:

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

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Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects Librarian, IUB

Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Fund

The InULA Research Incentive Fund is intended to encourage and support research by providing funding for research projects of any size or scope. All applications will be considered on their merits. In the case of equally meritorious proposals, those of non-tenured librarians may be given priority, because it is often difficult for beginning researchers to obtain research grants. 

The guidelines, application, and other information may be found at:

Applications for InULA Research Incentive funds to support research, professional development, or service are due on Monday, April 15.  Applications are reviewed after the deadline by the InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee and recommendations made to the Executive Board for approval and funding. Notice of awards is provided to the applicants as soon as possible.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Chair, InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee, IUPUI

New Library Display in Wells Library

A new display celebrating World Book and Copyright Day (Tuesday, April 23) is on display on the sixth floor of the East Tower in the Herman B Wells Library.  Tuesday, April 23 marks the date when prominent writers Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spain), William Shakespeare (England), and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Peru) all died.  Established by UNESCO in 1995, this observance seeks to pay tribute to books and authors, encouraging people, especially young people, to discover the pleasure of reading. 

Submitted by: Luis A. González, Librarian for Latin American Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, and Latino Studies, IUB

Librarians' Day 2013

Indiana University Librarians' Day: Call for Programs

The Librarians' Day committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2013 Librarians' Day on Friday, June 7 at IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN.  In line with the ACRL 2013 conference theme of "Imagine, Invigorate, Inspire," the theme for this year's event is "(Re)Imagine. (Re)Invent. (Re)Invigorate: Transforming IU Libraries."

All proposals are welcome.  However, the committee encourages posters, presentations, and sessions related to the conference theme.  Proposals can be submitted online by Friday, April 26.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

-- Information Literacy, Information Literacy Assessment
-- Digital Literacy
-- Re-purposing Space
-- Emerging Technologies
-- Special Collections
-- User Experience
-- Digital Scholarship
-- Scholarly Communication
-- Serving dual credit students
-- Lessons learned - Projects that did not go as planned
-- Big Data and Libraries; New ways of collecting or using data
-- Mobile Technology
-- E-books:
    -- Collection Development
    -- Acquisition strategies such as Patron Driven Acquisition or Demand Driven Acquisition
    -- Challenges with implementing e-books
-- Institutional Repositories
-- Research Excursion: Share your on-going research projects with colleagues
-- Next Generation Library Catalogs
-- The Semantic Web
-- Transitioning to RDA

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB, on behalf of the Librarians' Day Committee 2013

New InULA Staff Professional Development Award:
Applications Due May 1

The InULA Professional Development Award is intended to assist staff in their professional development by providing competitive financial aid, up to $500.  All full-time library staff on all IU campuses in clerical, service, support, technical, and PA positions who are InULA members are eligible to apply for this award, which can be used for research and research-related activities, attendance at conferences, seminars, workshops, and other educational activities, sponsored by a professional association or organization, and/or other professional development activities.

The guidelines, application, and other information may be found at:

Applications for the InULA Staff Professional Development Award are due on Wednesday, May 1.  Applications will be reviewed after the deadline by the InULA Executive Board. Notice of award will be made by May 31.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Kate Moore, InULA President, IU Southeast

Edible Books Contest Winners

On Monday, April 1, the Herman B Wells Library hosted its annual Edible Books Contest.  Students, faculty, staff, individuals, and groups were all encouraged to submit a culinary interpretation of a favorite book as part of an annual international Edible Books celebration.  There were 24 excellent entries voted on by over 400 Wells patrons, and the following winners were named:

Punniest - "Grapes of Wrath" by the Harvey Readers
Most Appetizing - "Secret Garden" by Monica Ham
Best Student Submission - "Atlas Shrugged" by Allison Reynolds
Best Use of Non-Food Items - "Catcher in the Rye" by Angela and Mike Courtney
Best Group Submission - "Great Cakespectations" by The Finer Things Club
Most Creative - "'Hairy' Potter" by Jen Geary
Best Overall - "'Hairy' Potter by Jen Geary

Congratulations to all of all winners!  Thank you to everyone who participated, those who volunteered, and everyone who cast their votes for making this year's Edible Books Contest a success!  Check out the photos at:

Submitted by: Julie Ranz, Advancement Associate, IUB

News from New IUCAT

Guest post by Courtney Greene: "Back to the Future with IUCAT Beta"

After a little more than two years, the IUCAT Beta project is gearing up for its final phase - making the transition to becoming the primary user interface for our shared statewide online catalog.

In this week's post, Courtney Greene, the Digital User Experience Department head, provides an IUCAT Beta history lesson.  She explains:
  • The how and why of the new catalog, IUCAT Beta
  • The process of how IUCAT Beta came to be IU Libraries' new online catalog
  • The technology choices behind IUCAT Beta
Lastly, Courtney explains why IUCAT Beta improves overall user experience in the catalog (hint: it's more than just a back button that works).

To learn more, visit the IUCAT Beta blog post, "Back to the Future with IUCAT Beta." 

Submitted by: Laura G Manifold, on behalf of the Blacklight Training Committee, IUB
World Health Organization

April 7 is World Health Day!  World Health Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been celebrated since 1950.  World Health Day is not only a commemoration of the founding of WHO, but also a day in which WHO shines a spotlight on an important global health issue. This year, the focus is on hypertension.  The World Health Organization believes in the power of prevention and treatment through education -- all the more reason to celebrate at the library!
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American Association of Law Libraries/LexisNexis® Call for Papers Award Winner

Catherine Lemmer's paper entitled, "A view from the flip side: using the "inverted classroom" to enhance the legal information literacy of the international LL.M. student," won the 2013 AALL/LexisNexis® Call For Papers Award (New Member Division). The winner receives a cash award generously provided by LexisNexis®, plus the opportunity to present the paper at a program during the 2013 AALL Annual Meeting in Seattle. Winning papers are also considered for publication in Law Library Journal.

The paper was also selected for the first Legal Information and Information Law and Policy: A Workshop to Encourage Scholarship to Develop the Field workshop held on April 4-5, 2013. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke University.

Catherine is Head of Information Services at the Ruth Lilly Law Library, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Submitted by: Ruth Lilly Law Library, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

2013 William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award, IUB

The William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award Committee is pleased to announce Rebecca Cape as the 2013 recipient.  The William Evans Jenkins Award is presented to a librarian in recognition of truly outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries of the library profession in general.

Becky earned her MLS from the IU School of Library and Information Science in 1984.  The following year she became Assistant Curator of Manuscripts.  In 1995, Becky became Head of Reference and Public Services, where she has distinguished herself in promoting the use of the Lilly Library in teaching and learning. 

Becky will be presented with her award at the Bloomington Library Faculty meeting, on Thursday, April 18, from 3:30pm - 4:30pm, in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174.  She will be recognized for her accomplishment at the Libraries' Retirement and Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 24, from 2:30pm - 4:00pm in the Wells Library Reference Reading Room.

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

Olivia Savage has accepted the position of Serials Procurement and Access Specialist in Serials Acquisition effective Monday, April 8.  Olivia most recently worked as an Acquisitions Assistant in Monograph Acquisitions here at the Wells Library.  She holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College and a Master of Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.  Please join me in welcoming Olivia to the Libraries!

Elise Calvi has accepted the position of Head of General Preservation and Conservation Services in the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab effective Wednesday, May 1.  Elise most recently worked as a Conservator for the Conservation Department at the Indiana Historical Society.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Library Science from the University of Rhode Island.  Please join me in welcoming Elise to the Libraries!

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

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