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"
  • Registration for Second Annual IU Libraries Information Colloquium Now Open
  • 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 to 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

Registration for Second Annual IU Libraries Information Colloquium Now Open

We are pleased to announce that registration for the second Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium is now open!

Online registration is now open here.

The second Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium will take place on Friday, August 9 in New Albany, Indiana.  This year's conference theme is Shaping Student Success: The Role of Academic Libraries in High Impact Educational Practices.  Academic Librarians will have an opportunity to engage in exciting programs about the impact of information literacy on student success, problem-based learning, tiered instructional approaches and more.  The full program and additional information about the event is available via the Colloquium web site:

Registration is limited to 100 participants and will end on Monday, July 8.  The $60 registration fee will include light refreshments, lunch, and all relevant conference materials.  If you have any questions, please contact: Carrie Donovan (

Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching and Learning, IUB

Staff News

Barbara Cox will retire from her position as ALF Internal Processing Assistant in Collection Development effective Friday, June 28, 2013.  After she retires Barbara plans to travel and camp in the US and Canada.

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

Sarah McAfoose has resigned her position as Senior Collections Reference Assistant in Area Studies effective June 14, 2013.  She has accepted another position on the Bloomington campus.  Please join me in wishing her good luck!

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

Noa Wahrman will be leaving the IU Libraries as of June 13, 2013 to return to her native Israel. Noa began working in the Wells Library in September of 1999.  Since then she has split her time between two primary responsibilities, serving as both the Librarian for Jewish Studies and as the cataloger for Hebrew and Yiddish language monographs.  During her time with the Libraries, Noa began (2003) and completed (2007) her MLS degree in SLIS.

Noa has made many important contributions to the Libraries.  Her combined responsibilities of cataloging and collection development in addition to her Hebrew language skills placed her in a unique position to develop and shape our Hebrew language collections, and we will benefit from Noa's work for years to come.  Noa's annual lobby exhibitions in honor of Jewish Book Month have attracted much interest not just among colleagues in the library, but from all over campus.  In her capacity as Librarian for Jewish Studies, and in addition to her duties as a cataloger, Noa was also a very active member of the Wells Library's Area Studies Department where she contributed her expertise, collegiality, and humor to many departmental activities: she participated in departmental presentations, conference planning, initiated ideas and helped us develop our public image on Facebook.  Noa, together with the members of the Area Studies Department, was a co-author of the ALR Spec Kit Collecting Global Resources, and she has been active as a reviewer of film and, more recently, when she joined the Jewish Book World online magazine, of Jewish children's books. We'll miss Noa - her many contributions, her sense of humor, and her collegiality - and we wish her all the best for her future endeavors.

Submitted by: Jackie Byrd, Head, Area Studies Cataloging Collection, and Marion Frank-Wilson, Head of Area Studies, IUB
International Archives Day

This Sunday, June 9, is International Archives Day!  Sponsored by the International Council on Archives, this year marks the sixth annual celebration of International Archives.  Marked in many different countries with events like exhibitions, conferences, lectures, debates, and more, International Archives Day aims to promote the important work of archival institutions.  Countries such as Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, the Baltics, Costa Rica, Greece, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Tonga, Tunisia and more are all participating. For more information, check out the official website.
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