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This Week in IUL News

  • News from New IUCAT
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: February 13
  • Indiana Library Federation Districts 5/7 Annual Conference: Call for Programs
  • Underneath the Lintel & InULA
  • Staff News

Library News and Events


News from New IUCAT

This week, the Blacklight Training Committee brings information on a new feature in IUCAT Beta, Selected Items.

The Selected Items feature in IUCAT Beta helps manage search results.  You can use this feature to select multiple search results to view as a list for emailing, citing, or printing. 

From the Selected Items page, you can perform a variety of functions:
  • View a list of citations (MLA, APA, Chicago Style)
  • Export the list of Selected Items to RefWorks
  • Export the list of Selected Items to EndNote
  • Email the list of Selected Items
The Selected Items list does not save your selected search results.   Once you close the browser window, or navigate away from the IUCAT Beta page (this includes closing a browser tab), the selected search results will be lost.

Learn more about how the Selected Items feature works in the new interface on the IUCAT Beta blog.

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


Digital Library Brown Bag: February 13

Please join us Wednesday, February 13 for a digital library brown bag presentation by Lori Dekydtspotter and Cherry Williams.  The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. 

Partnering Outside the Box: Engaging Uses for Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom
Lori Dekydtspotter, Interim Head of Cataloging & Rare Books and Special Collections Cataloger
Cherry Williams, Curator of Manuscripts
Lilly Library

When introduced with forethought and preparation, primary sources can help young students form a tangible link from the immediate present to the remote past.  We will discuss our experience introducing elementary school children to medieval illuminated manuscripts and their productions, using examples of digital surrogates from the Lilly Library collections which are freely available in the Digital Scriptorium database.

The Digital Scriptorium (DS) is a non-commercial online image database of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, or manuscripts made in the tradition of books before printing.  DS unites scattered resources from a consortium of many libraries into a union catalog for teaching and scholarly research in medieval and Renaissance studies.  It provides unprecedented access to illuminated and textual manuscripts through digital cataloging records, supported by high resolution images and retrievable by various topic searches.  DS enables users from the most causal to the most specialized to study the rare and valuable materials of academic, research, and public libraries.  It makes available collections that are often restricted from public access and includes not only recognized masterpieces but also understudied manuscripts that have been previously overlooked for exhibition or publication. 

The Lilly Library became a contributing member of the Digital Scriptorium in 2011.  Since that time, we have contributed over 100 images and records to the database.

Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze").  Go to http://breeze.iu.edu/diglib 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: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/.

To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to iulist@iulist.indiana.edu with the message body:

sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects Librarian, Digital Collections Services, IUB


Indiana Library Federation Districts 5/7 Conference: Call for Programs

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the ILF Districts 5/7 Conference to be held on Friday, May 17, at Indiana State University in Terre Haute:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/
viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=
dFdzdERacjR2RThrd2QyaTZDQjFXLUE6MQ.

This year's theme is: Making Connections @ the Library
Proposals are due by Friday, March 15, and presentations will be 45-50 minutes in length.

Submitted by: Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian & Information Commons Coordinator, IUB


Underneath the Lintel & InULA

The Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington will be performing Underneath the Lintel this May, which has been described as: "Ostensibly the tale of a librarian who rents the stage to tell the audience of the mystery surrounding a book discovered in the overnight slot 123 years overdue, the play in fact becomes an exploration of the mystery of life and humanity." (Flavorpill)

In an effort to raise money for InULA and to see an awesome play about a librarian, InULA will be selling tickets for the Saturday, May 11 evening showing (8pm) and the Sunday May 19 afternoon matinee (2pm).  If you're interested in purchasing tickets to either of these performances, please contact Lori Dekydtspotter (lodekydt@indiana.edu).

Ticket prices are:

May 11 - (54 seats available for us to sell)

Adult: $25.50
Student: $14.50
Children: $10.00

May 18 (62 seats available for us to sell)

Adult: $21.50
Student: 14.50
Children: $10.00

(Please note, in order for InULA to receive "credit" for the ticket sale, you must purchase the ticket through InULA, not through the Cardinal Stage Company).

For regional campus librarians who are interested in carpooling to the Sunday, May 19 matinee, please contact Kate Moore (kabmoore@ius.edu).

For more information about the play, please see:
http://www.cardinalstage.org/plays/2012-2013-season/underneath-the-lintel/reviews/

Submitted by: Kate Moore, Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Electronic Resources, IU Southeast


Staff News


Patrick Maholm has accepted the position of Systems Administrator in Library Technologies Core Services effective Monday, February 18.  Patrick most recently worked as a Systems/Network Administrator at Indiana Limestone Company in Bedford, Indiana.  He holds an Associate of Arts in Computer Information Technology, PC Support, and Administration from Ivy Tech Community College and has over seven years of experience in server systems administration.  Please join me in welcoming Patrick to the Libraries!

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


Carrie Donovan has been selected to serve as a curriculum designer/facilitator for "Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success" (AiA) a three-year project conceived by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.  Carrie's role will be to create dynamic and authentic learning experiences for participating librarians using blended learning and peer-to-peer collegial relationships resulting in action learning projects.

As the Head of Teaching & Learning for the Indiana University Libraries, Carrie leads a team of three librarians and 15 graduate assistants in designing, delivering, and assessing library instruction sessions across a variety of courses and disciplines.  Carrie's contribution to information literacy is further evidenced by her publications and presentations on the topic, as well as her engagement in professional organizations locally, state-wide, and nationally.  She currently serves as Chair of the ACRL Immersion Program Committee, Chair of the CIC (Big Ten Libraries) Instruction Librarians, and Co-Chair of the ACRL 2013 Panel Sessions Committee.  Her research areas of interest include the review and reward of librarians' teaching, student-centered learning for library instruction, and critical information literacy. 

More information about the project is available at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/AiA/.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, IUB
 
Thursday, February 14, is Valentine's Day!  The origins of Valentine's Day are rather complicated, and begin long before the invention of the first chocolate bar (which was in 1847).  Historians trace the holiday back to the ancient Roman fertility celebration of Lupercalia.  Lupercalia was transformed into a Christian festival celebrating St. Valentine by Pope Gelasius in 496.  However, since there were multiple St. Valentines', it is unknown which St. Valentine was being celebrated.  Valentine's Day was not associated with romance until 1382, when Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the poem, "Parlement of Foules," commemorating the anniversary of the engagement of Richard II to Anne of Bohemia.  Two lines read, "For this was on Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate."  Happy Valentine's Day!

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