This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • SirsiDynix Symphony Workflows Acquisitions Unavailable starting June 22
  • Indiana University Health Sciences Summit
  • Save the Date for an "Unconference"
  • Librarians' Day 2013 Evaluation
  • Kuali OLE Monthly Update - May 2013
  • Staff News

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SirsiDynix Symphony Workflows Acquisitions Unavailable starting June 22

SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2014 will commence the last week of June.  To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning Saturday, June 22.  While a notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed, normal work activities are expected to resume Tuesday, July 2.

All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover.  Cataloging should not process transfers. Otherwise cataloging is not affected by rollover.  Order links in bibliographic records should not be altered.  Serials check-in should cease.  A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available in SharePoint here.

Please arrange your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows Acquisitions from Saturday, June 22 to Monday, July 1.

Submitted by: Kay Martin, Head Acquisition Accounting, Technical Services, IUB

Indiana University Health Sciences Summit

All IU Librarians are invited to attend the Indiana University Health Sciences Summit on Tuesday, June 25, which will be held at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Activities will include:
  • Hands-on sessions to enhance database searching skills in medicine, nursing, public health, allied health, dentistry, and psychology.
  • Opportunities to share teaching and training methods and resources on the health sciences.
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues across the state.
Registration is free and open to any IU Librarian.  Event hours are from 9:30am - 3:30pm.  Lunch is included.

Register here:

Questions?  Contact Elaine Skopelja at or 317-274-8358.  A link to a flyer about the program can be found here.

Submitted by: Elaine Skopelja, Associate Librarian, Outreach & Liaison Coordinator, IUSOM

Save the Date for an "UnConference"

On behalf of the Information Literacy Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), all academic librarians who do instruction are invited to attend one of our committee's three regional "UnConferences" happening in late July and early August.  These one-day events will give attendees an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, and collaborate to find solutions to challenges we all face in doing library instruction.

This UnConference is Your Conference - where you share your experiences:

Your methods of delivering information literacy;
Your manner of meeting the IL objectives for your students;
Your assessment of methods used;
Your favorite exercise, worksheet, rubric...

Registration for each event is free and includes lunch, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Academic Libraries of Indiana.  Registration will be available starting Monday, June 17, and an additional message will go out when registration opens.

Tuesday, July 30
Central ALI Information Literacy Committee UnConference
DePauw University
Coordinators: Tiffany Hebb and Sally Neal

Wednesday, July 31
Central ALI Information Literacy Committee UnConference
Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana
Coordinators: Marie White, Christina Wray, and George Bergstom

Thursday, August 1
Central ALI Information Literacy Committee UnConference
South Bend
St. Mary's College
Coordinators: Catherine Pellegrino, Nora Belzowski, and Leslie Morgan

Mark your calendars now to spend the day with your colleagues across the state to build your professional network, find solutions, and improve your students' learning!

Submitted by: Barbara A. Gushrowski, Access and Instructional Services Librarian, IUSD

Librarians' Day 2013 Evaluation

The Librarians' Day committee would like to thank you for attending this year's Librarians' Day.  Your attendance greatly contributed to the day's success.  We hope you found the keynote panel session interesting and enjoyed the sessions and speakers and the InULA raffle!

Please complete the evaluation form at and give us your feedback.  Additionally, you can view the keynote session and a story of the tweets for the day.  Presentation materials will also be uploaded on the guide as they become available.

Presenters: Please email presentation materials to

Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB

OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - May 2013

The Kuali OLE Monthly Update for Partners for May 2013 has been posted to the OLE@IU Blog and can be viewed here

Highlights from this month include:
  • Completed QA for version 0.8 and preparing for release to partners
  • Developing specifications for 1.0
  • Updating roadmap for 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0

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

Staff News

Lajmar Anderson

Please join me in welcoming Lajmar Anderson, our new Coordinator of Instruction and Service-Learning at IU East.  Lajmar is a Richmond native who earned his B.A. degree at IU East and his MLS from IUPUI.  His prior professional experience includes working as an archives specialist at Ball State University and a projects librarian at Earlham College.

Submitted by: Frances Yates, Library Director, IU East

I am very pleased to announce that Kristina Keogh has accepted the position of Head of the Fine Arts Library effective August 5.  Kristina received her bachelor's degree in Art History from the University of Central Florida.  She has a master's in both Art History (from the University of Florida) and Library and Information Studies (from Florida State University).  Currently, she is a PhD candidate (ABD) at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Kristina has held several positions during her career at such institutions as Florida State University, the University of Florida, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and the Florida State University Florence Study Center Library in Florence, Italy.  Presently, she is the Reference Librarian for the Arts and Assistant Professor for the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  While at Virginia Commonwealth, she has also acted as the Interim Collection Librarian for the Arts.  Please join me in welcoming Kristina to the Libraries.

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

Emilee Mathews will be leaving the Indiana University Libraries for a position as Research Librarian for Visual Arts at the University of California, Irvine.  Emilee led the Fine Arts Library through an active interim period, and her constant devotion to that library and the Bloomington Libraries overall is greatly appreciated.  Emilee quickly became a much-valued colleague and collaborator in the Arts and Humanities Department, and her work with Reference Services illustrates her dedication to the greater network of the libraries on campus.  When I asked Emilee if there was anything she wanted me to include in this announcement, in typical Emilee fashion, she asked that I convey how much she enjoyed working with everyone.  We will miss her, but we can be certain that Emilee has a brilliant career in front of her.  Her last day at IU will be July 4.  Please join me in wishing her well.

Submitted by: Angela Courtney, Head, Arts & Humanities Department; Head, Reference Services Department, IUB

Today is officially the first day of Summer!  It's the longest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, with the tilt of Earth's axis most inclined toward the sun.  Indiana will see a whopping 14 hours, 59 minutes, and 26 seconds of daylight.  Get outside (after your work is done, of course) and enjoy the extra long day!
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