This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • Save the Date: "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success"
  • Call for Proposals: "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places"
  • Fall 2013 Digital Library Brown Bag Series
  • Staff News

Library News and Events

Save the Date: "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success"

"Libraries, Learning, and Student Success" with keynote speaker Glenda Ritz
Wednesday, September 18
Indiana Landmarks Center

Librarians, teachers, parents, and community members are invited to "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success" on Wednesday, September 18, from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Indiana Landmarks Center at 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202.   The event is sponsored by IUPUI's College Ready, College Bound project, and will feature a keynote address by Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Parking is free, and light refreshments will be served.

College Ready, College Bound is a multi-year project examining the role of high school librarians and library curriculum in student learning, preparation, and transition to college.  The project began as conversations about connections, relationships, and future partnerships between high school and academic librarians.  Under the leadership of Rhonda Huisman, IUPUI's Education Librarian, and with funding from CICF (Central Indiana Community Fund), College Ready, College Bound has been able to build on these conversations and gather data about the impact of school librarians at the high school and university levels, their common challenges, and best practices.  "Libraries, Learning, and Student Success" will expand the conversation to the larger community.

For more information about the College Ready, College Bound Information Literacy Initiative, contact Rhonda Huisman at

Submitted by: Rhonda Huisman, Assistant Librarian, Liaison to the School of Education IUPUI
Call for Proposals: "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places"

The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Fall 2013 IOLUG program, "Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places" on Friday, November 1 at Indiana Wesleyan in Indianapolis, IN.  Submit your proposal using the online form by NOON, Friday, September 6.  Get some inspiration from previous years' sessions on the IOLUG website.

As librarians we are often called on to teach our users everything from how to use a computer mouse to finding and evaluating information.  Is your library working with MOOCs for professional development or to reach out to your audience?  Is your library teaching patrons about technology such as e-readers and other mobile devices?  Is your library using new technologies to teach digital literacy and information literacy skills?  Are you creating tutorials to teach users virtually?  If so we would like to hear from you!  Some suggested topics to consider:
  • MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
  • Learning Management System integration
  • Online Learning objects/Tutorials
  • Event Programming
  • Digital Literacy
  • Selecting new technologies (devices, applications, and programs) for the library; How do I choose which programs to support (i.e. Kindle, Nook, Microsoft Office, Google products, Windows 8)?
  • E-books: What is your collection development strategy regarding e-books? Have you increased your e-book purchases? Have you adopted new e-book acquisition strategies, such as PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) or DDA (Demand Driven Acquisition)? What are the challenges with implementing e-books (e.g. ILS integration, device selection, etc.)?
  • Lessons learned from failed projects or projects that did not go as planned; what can go wrong; what went well
  • Maker Spaces; New uses of space (physical and digital)
  • Assessment of programs and new technologies
  • Programs/methods for teaching/Instructing patrons to use new technologies such as e-readers, Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  • eTextbooks and the changing role of the publisher
  • Discovery system for managing digital assets
  • Outreach activities: How are you partnering with members of your local community or campus to teach digital literacy to your library users? Digital literacy may include instruction on how to use social media, e-readers, and tablets, as well as educating on online privacy concerns, Internet searching methods, and website evaluation methods.
  • Mobile Applications: What free or inexpensive apps and tools are you using in your library? How are you sharing/promoting these tools to your users (e.g. inclusion in standard build on circulating mobile devices)?
  • HTML 5 & CSS3: Using HTML5 & CSS3 to quickly and easily build a website, mobile or standard
Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB

Fall 2013 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

Mark your calendars for the Fall 2013 Digital Library Brown Bag Series.  The brown bags will be held most Wednesdays, beginning September 4 and ending December 11.  The complete scheduled including abstracts is available on the following web site:  Presentations and accompanying materials will be linked to this page as talks occur.

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

All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library rooms E174 or 043 from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST.

Presentations will also be broadcast via Adobe Connect.  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.  Recordings will also be posted to the schedule web page a day or two following the talks. 

You can also follow and contribute to the presentations and discussions on twitter: #dlbb.

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series is part of the Digital Initiatives track of the Scholars' Commons Series.  As research initiatives increasingly rely on technology as a significant mode for inquiry, the Digital Initiatives track will address cutting-edge and emerging topics that shape this new scholarly endeavor.  This semester the inaugural Scholars' Commons Series features a full schedule of events ranging from basic introductions to core research tools, to workshops for dissertation writers, to talks by cutting edge digital scholars.  For more information, please visit

Below is an overview of the Fall 2013 Digital Library Brown Bag Series schedule:

Wednesday, September 4
Room E174
Automatic Literature Review Generation
Xiaozhong Liu, Assistant Professor of Information Science
Information and Library Science

Wednesday, September 18
Room 043
Omeka and Video: Using Video Plugins with Omeka
William G. Cowan, Head, Software Development
Library Technology, Software Development

Wednesday, October 9
Room 043
The New IUCAT: Powered by Blacklight
Courtney Greene, Head, Discovery and Research Services
Discovery and Research Services

Wednesday, October 16
Room E174
Beyond Citations: New metrics for measuring the impact of research data
Stacy Konkiel, Science Data Management Librarian
Scholarly Communication

Wednesday, October 23
Room E174
IU ScholarWorks, Statistics, and Altmetrics
Jim Halliday, Programmer/Analyst
Library Technology, Software Development

Stacy Konkiel, Science Data Management Librarian
Scholarly Communication

Wednesday, November 13
Room 043
The IQ-Table & Collection Viewer: A Multi-touch Hardware and Software Solution for Browsing Collections of Media
David Reagan, Sr. Analyst/Programmer
UITS Advanced Visualization Lab

Wednesday, November 20
Room 043
DO You TEI? Findings
Michelle Dalmau, Interim Head, Digital Collections Services & Digital Projects and Usability Librarian
Digital Collections Services

Wednesday, December 4
Room E174
Indexicality, Visual Poetics, and the PetrArchive: A Scholarly Digital Edition of Petrarch's Songbook
H. Wayne Storey, Professor of Italian
Department of French and Italian

John Walsh, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Information and Library Science

Wednesday, December 11
Room 043
MOODy :) Investigations into Massive Open Online Discovery at IU
Courtney Greene, Head, Discovery and Research Services
Discovery and Research Services

Julie Hardesty, Metadata Analyst
Metadata Resources and Systems

Submitted by: Nick Homenda, Digital Projects Librarian, IUB
Wells Library Parking

The summer break is just about over, and many students, faculty, and staff may be rather alarmed to see the former parking lot for Wells Library at the IUB campus in its current state.  If Wells is now too inconvenient to access, consider using the delivery system to have articles delivered electronically and books delivered to a different library.  For more information about the ongoing construction outside of Wells, check out this article from the IUB Libraries website.
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IU Bloomington

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Staff News

Arini Esarey has accepted the position of Paper Conservation Technician in the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory effective Monday, October 7. Arini most recently worked as a private Book Conservator and Book Binder in Walla Walla, Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Reed College and a Bookbinding Diploma from the North Bennet Street School. Please join me in welcoming Arini to the Libraries!

Aleksandrina Penkova Pratt has resigned her position of Senior Collections Reference Assistant in Area Studies effective Friday, August 23.  Aleks will be pursuing a law degree here at Indiana University Bloomington.  She hopes to someday be able to contribute to her home country of Bulgaria's judicial reform and thus improve its future.

Annette Smith has resigned her Digital Imaging Specialist position in Digital Collections Services effective Friday, September 6.  She is planning on staying home with her new son, Owen, born August 10, 2013.  Her husband will continue to work for Indiana University Bloomington and they have no immediate plans to leave Bloomington.

Submitted by Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB spacer

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