This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • ILS/SoIC Alumni Reception
  • Staff News

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ILS/SOIC Alumni Reception

There will be an Alumni Reception for ILS/SoIC grads during NCAAL, which is taking place in Covington, KY this year, at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter.  The reception will be in Riverview room 1 on Friday, August 9, from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.  Food will be served, and a cash bar will be available. There is no charge to attend.  The reception will be hosted by Deloice Holliday (MLS '94) and Yolanda Cooper (MLS '94).

Please RSVP to Sarah Burton (MLS '94) at

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

Staff News

I am very pleased to announce that Andrew Rhoda has become Curator of Puzzles at the Lilly Library, effective July 22. Andrew has worked at the Lilly Library since 2008, first as Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) Cataloging Specialist, then as Rare Books Cataloger starting in 2011. After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in theater, Andrew came to Indiana University Bloomington where he earned an MA in Theater and Drama in 2006 and an MLS with a specialization in rare books and manuscripts in 2008. Earlier this year, Andrew won the "Attitude Matters Award" from the IU Libraries and received a scholarship to attend the 2013 ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference where he presented a poster session on cataloging screenplays entitled "Lights, Camera ... Catalog!".

Submitted by: Erika Dowell, Associate Director and Head of Public Services, Lilly Library, IUB

Leah Lee accepted the Programmer/Analyst, Digital Media Services position effective July 22.  Leah most recently work for IU's International Services as a Systems Analyst/Programmer for the Sunapsis International Office Module.  Before working for International Services, Leah worked For Worm's Way, Inc. as Database Administrator.  Leah earned her bachelor's degree in Computer Science, with a minor in East Asian Studies, from IU.  Please join me in welcoming Leah to the Libraries.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, IUB

Ruth Light has accepted the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Access Manager position effective August 5.  Ruth will be transitioning from her current position as Serials Procurement and Access Specialist. Please join me in congratulating Ruth on her new position.

Submitted by: Lori Duggan, Head, Electronic Resources Unit, IUB

Phuong Dinh has resigned his position as Programmer/Analyst in User Experience and Digital Media Services.  He and his family are returning to Vietnam where he will continue to work with software development.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, IUB

John Sherman has resigned his position effective July 31.  John is currently the ALF Project Cataloging Support Specialist in Serials Cataloging.  Since joining the Libraries in 2005, he has also held the positions of ALF Project Cataloging Support Assistant in Serials Cataloging and Senior Circulation Assistant for Business/SPEA IC.  John and his wife are relocating to Virginia where she has accepted a teaching position.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, IUB

Mike Paxton resigned his position as Document Delivery Assistant effective August 2.  He has accepted the position of ILL/DDS Supervisor at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library.  Mike says he has loved his time at the Libraries and enjoyed working with so many great people.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, IUB

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) is a voluntary organization made up of government, academic, and private institutions (including IU Libraries) that all have digital stewardship responsibilities.  This week, the NDSA released the inaugural edition of the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship.  This document contains information on key issues the organization intends to tackle in the oncoming year.  In 2014, NDSA hopes to focus on: Digital Stewardship training and staffing; applied research on Information valuation, curation cost, and effective auditing; experiments in interoperability and portability of storage architectures; integration of digital forensics tools into stewardship workflows; and development of the evidence base through surveys, experiments and testbeds.  For more on this report, check it out in full here.
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