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This Week in IUL News

  • The Julieann V. Nilson $1000 SLIS scholarship
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: March 6
  • Spring IOLUG Conference: Call for Proposals
  • Indiana Library Federation Districts 5/7 Annual Conference: Call for Programs
  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award: Call for Applications
  • InULA Event in Celebration of ACRL
  • Sign Up Today from Government Information Day '13
  • Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Fund
  • Staff News

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The Julieann V. Nilson $1000 SLIS Scholarship

Any new or continuing full-time or part-time student in the MLS or MIS degree program of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at either Indiana University - Bloomington or Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis is eligible to apply for the $1000 Julieann V. Nilson scholarship.  This includes students who have been admitted to SLIS, but who will commence their studies after the scholarship awardee(s) have been announced.  The guidelines are available at:

The application is available at:

Two scholarships will be awarded.

Information regarding Ms. Nilson is available at:

The deadline is TODAY, March 1.

Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Chair InULA Grants, IUPUI

Digital Library Brown Bag: March 6

Please join us Wednesday, March 6 for a digital library brown bag presentation by Heather Coates and Stacy Konkiel.  The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

University-wide Data Management Services: Cross-campus Collaborations at Indiana University
Heather Coates, Digital Scholarship & Data Management Librarian, IUPUI
Stacy Konkiel, Science Data Management Librarian, IUB

As the role of academic libraries evolves to include research data curation and management services, librarians on Indiana University campuses have developed a university-wide suite of data services.  We will provide a brief overview of the drivers for these services, discuss general best practices for research data management, provide an overview of our consultation services (for metadata, data preservation, and funding agency data management plans), and describe campus-specific resources.  Faculty from regional campuses are especially encouraged to attend this event. 

Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze").  Go to to view and listen to 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:

To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to with the message body:

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Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects Librarian, IUB

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Spring IOLUG Conference: Call for Proposals

Don't wait, get your proposals in now.  Next week is the last week to submit proposals for the Spring IOLUG Program. The Spring IOLUG Program is a great way to share your ideas as well as what's happening at your library with librarians from around the state.

The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Spring 2013 IOLUG program: The Many Faces of Library Technology on May 3, 2013, at Indiana Wesleyan University North in Indianapolis, IN. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, March 8. Proposals can be submitted using the online form or at the IOLUG website

The committee is particularly interested in proposals that address:

  • Digital Literacy.
  • Selecting new technologies (devices, applications, and programs) for the library, e.g. How do I choose which programs to support?  i.e. Kindle, Nook, Microsoft Office, Google products, Windows 8, etc.
  • Lessons learned from failed projects or projects that did not go as planned; what can go wrong; what went well.
  • Maker Spaces: spaces in the library that allow patrons to create or "make" physical objects or online videos including bicycle repair, or using 3D printers to create models.  For more information visit: http// or
  • Programs/methods for teaching/instructing patrons to use new technologies such as e-readers, Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  • New ideas for collecting or using data.
  • Big Data and libraries.
  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)/Learning Management Systems (LMS)/ e-learning initiatives.
  • 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 you 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.
  • Free or low cost online tools used for communication or in your daily work.
  • 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)?
  • HTML5 & CSS3: Using HTML5 & CSS3 to quickly and easily build a website, mobile, or standard
  • 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.)?

Other topics relating to the program's theme of "The Many Faces of Library Technology" are encouraged, as well. Proposals can be submitted at the IOLUG website or using the online form

Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, 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:

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

Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award: Call for Applications

Employees of the IU Libraries system who hold an MLS degree or have equivalent experience are invited to submit applications for the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  All IU Libraries staff on all campuses in clerical, technical, and PA positions, and all individuals with librarian appointments are eligible to apply for this award.  The White Award has been established to support the career growth of individuals who have chosen librarianship as a profession.  Further information about the award, the process, eligibility, criteria, and the application form are available on the web at:

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 25.  Please send your information to Julie Ranz, Advancement Associate,, Wells 234, Bloomington.

The Committee will make the award decision and complete notification letters during the month of April.  Dean Johnson will publicly announce the award recipient's name at the annual Retirement and Recognition Reception in Bloomington in April, and at Librarians' Day, scheduled for June. 

Submitted by: Julie Ranz, Advancement Associate, IUB
Dr. Seuss

Today is Read Across America Day!  In commemoration of Dr. Seuss' (real name Theodor Geisel) birthday (March 2, 1904), the National Education Association (NEA) sponsors a nationwide event encouraging children and teenagers to read.  The program, now 16 years old, leads the campaign with 50 non-profits and association partners providing support.  Their website also provides resources and tips for encouraging reading 365 days a year.  Be sure to celebrate Read Across America Day with a new book, or an old favorite!
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InULA Event in Celebration of ACRL

The InULA Programs & Social Committee welcomes your RSVP to a reception at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

EVENT: KVML + InULA Reception & Open House
DATE: Tuesday, April 9
TIME: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
PLACE: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (340 N. Senate, Indianapolis, IN)
PURPOSE: To celebrate one of Indiana's favorite local authors and ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis

Menu: Catered snacks and beer from a local brewery, compliments of InULA
Speakers: Julia Whitehead and Chris Stack will provide mini-tours of the KVML collection and an overview of its history.

RSVP to Carrie Donovan at -- Chair, InULA Programs & Social Committee by Friday, March 29 (affirmative RSVPs will receive a map with driving directions and parking information).

Colleagues who are interested in going to dinner at the Rathskellar following this event may contact Jennifer Hehman at for more information.

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

Sign Up Today for Government Information Day '13

FREE Day-Long Conference!

GID13: Of the People, By the People, For the People...But where can I find it?
Tuesday, April 9
9:00am - 4:00pm
Indiana State Library
315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46202

April 9th, the day before ACRL 2013, we invite you to the Indiana State Library for our inaugural Government Information Day. Have you always wondered where we keep all of that government information? Don’t you want to get your hands on it? Has your last search brought nothing but frustration? This year’s theme expresses the sentiment of many librarians and patrons alike, “Government Information: Of the People, By the People, For the people… But where can I find it?”

This collaborative conference is open to all people interested in government information, government documents, and government data: librarians, academics, government professionals, nonprofit professionals, and the public. Learn from government professionals, network with other librarians, and share knowledge with those who want to know more!

The day will be filled with opportunities to hear more about current and historic public information on federal, state, and local levels. Earn LEUs from great speakers including Tony Fargo, IBJ Columnist, Associate Professor of Journalism, & Director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies, Indiana University; Stephen Laue, Information Services Specialist, Chicago Region, US Census Bureau; and Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State.

Topics of discussion will include:
  • Government information stewardship
  • Open Government/Transparency in Government
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Delivering Government Information
  • Technological Innovation: Remaining relevant in the electronic age
  • Online Resources for Government Information & Data
We will also have professionals from several federal and state government agencies and informational organizations here ready to talk to you, including the U.S. Census Bureau, The Library of Congress Law Library, the Indiana Supreme Court, and many more.

Register now to reserve your space!

View your invitation online:

FREE registration:

About Government Information Day:

Flyer PDF:

A $10 lunch will be available and there are plenty of nearby restaurants to choose from. Parking information is available via the State Library’s website:

The GID13 conference is sponsored by the Indiana State Library and INDIGO (Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations).

Submitted by: Jennifer Bryan Morgan, Documents Librarian, Maurer School of Law

Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Fund

The InULA Research Incentive Fund is intended to encourage and support research by providing funding for research projects of any size or scope.  All applications will be considered on their merits. In the case of equally meritorious proposals, those of non-tenured librarians may be given priority, because it is often difficult for beginning researchers to obtain research grants.

The guidelines, application, and other information may be found at:

Applications for InULA Research Incentive funds to support research, professional development, or service are due on Monday, April 15.  Applications are reviewed after the deadline by the InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee and recommendations made to the Executive Board for approval and funding.  Notice of awards is provided to the applicants as soon as possible. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Chair, InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee, IUB

Staff News

Christina Sheley has accepted the Head of Business/SPEA Information Commons position effective March 1.  She has been in the position on an interim basis as a visiting librarian since September 2011.  Prior to that, Christina worked as a Reference/Instructional Librarian for Ivy Tech Community College on the Lawrence Campus.  She also worked as the Visiting Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, Social Work, and Sociology for the IUB Libraries.  Christina received her bachelor's degree in Telecommunication and Psychology, as well as her Master of Library Science from Indiana University.  Please join me in congratulating Christina on her new position

Dot Porter has accepted the Curator of Digital Research Services position in the Special Collections Center (SCC) of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.  She will lead Digital Humanities initiatives within the context of the SCC.  In addition, she will have liaison and outreach responsibilities for the new Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, focusing both on digital technologies and on the primary physical materials themselves.  Dot is excited to apply her digital expertise in the context of a special collections unit and hopes to use the opportunity to continue the rare books and manuscripts education she started in library school.  Dot's last day with us is March 15.  Please join me in wishing her the best in her new role.

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

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