This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award: Call for Applications
  • KVML and InULA Reception & Open House
  • RDA Discussion at April 2 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Health Sciences Librarians Association Annual Meeting
  • Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Fund
  • Call for Proposals: Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium
  • New InULA Staff Professional Development Award: Applications Due May 1
  • Indians Game at Victory Field
  • Librarians' Day 2013
  • News from New IUCAT
  • Staff News

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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

Kurt Vonnegut

KVML and InULA Reception & Open House

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

EVENT: KVML and InULA Reception & Open House
DATE: Tuesday, April 9
TIME: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LOCATION: 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 ( - 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 ( for more information.

Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Chair, InULA Programs & Social Committee, IUB

RDA Discussion at April 2 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

The next Metadata Discussion Group meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2, from 9:30am - 10:30am in the Wells Library, Room E174.  The Metadata Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss metadata issues pertaining to libraries, archives, and museums.  The group has no formal membership.  Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend. 

Shortly after the Library of Congress' March 31 implementation date, we will discuss the new cataloging standard, Resource Description & Access (RDA), from a metadata perspective. 

This discussion will not focus on how to catalog with RDA, nor address specific changes from AACR2 (watch the blog for resources that address these topics!). Instead, the goal of this meeting will be to move beyond the micro details of the new standard and to expand into the macro implications that RDA has for the future of library data. How is bibliographic data modeled differently in RDA? What exactly does RDA promise to deliver? How might RDA transform discovery?

TOPIC: RDA & the Future of Library Data
DATE: Tuesday, April 2
TIME: 9:30am - 10:30am
PLACE: Wells Library E174

For a list of recommended resources on the topic, please see the full meeting announcement.

Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog,, or join the group email list by sending the following in the subject line of the message (leave the body of the message blank) to

subscribe metadata-discuss-l

Suggestions for future topics are welcome.  Please email with suggestions or questions.

Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB

Health Sciences Librarians Association Annual Meeting

The Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association is having its annual meeting "Creative Collaborations" on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 at the Marten House in Indianapolis. 

Our April 8 Continuing Education Course "Introduction to the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System" is taught by Jim Floyd, M.Ed., CHS-Ill, WEMT, PI, who is the Director of Healthcare Intelligence, Training, and Education at MESH.  Jim is a dynamic speaker and draws on over 25 years of real-world experience in emergency management, public safety (think Super Bowl XLVI), and healthcare.  As part of the workshop, there will be a tabletop exercise involving potential roles for the information professional. 

Our April 9 Program features presentations by:
  • Kacy Allgood, MLS and Sewell Fellow aka "the Ambulance Riding Librarian."  Ms. Allgood is with the Indianapolis Medical Services (IEMS), Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children (IEMSC), and the Indiana University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Out-of-Hospital Care.

  • Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine on librarian involvement with patient safety initiatives.

  • And much more!
To view the complete program, information on the course, and to register -- please visit the conference website at:

If you have questions, please contact: Kellie Kaneshiro at

Submitted by: Kellie Kaneshiro, Research Informationist, IUPUI

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, IUPUI

Call for Proposals: 2nd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium - Friday, August 9, 2013

The 2nd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme: Shaping Student Success: The Role of Academic Libraries in High Impact Educational Practices.

Now more than ever, student success is of paramount importance in higher education. The Association of American Colleges and Universities Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative has identified High Impact Educational Practices as critical factors contributing to student success, retention, and persistence to graduation.

We seek stimulating proposals that examine the implications High Impact Educational Practices have for information literacy and library instruction. What role might the library play in High Impact Educational Practices? What role does information literacy play? How might librarians be involved in these practices? How will libraries document and measure their impact on student success through these practices?

High Impact Educational Practices are defined as:
  • First-Year Seminars and Experiences
  • Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses and Projects
Proposal guidelines:
Proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions or 45-minute roundtable discussions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes. Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:

All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community.

Proposal deadline:
Tuesday, April 30. Proposal status notification will take place by Friday, May 17.

Colloquium website:

Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Head of Teaching & Learning, IUB
Tax Season

The first day of spring has come and gone, and we all know what that season is in full swing.  The Government Information, Maps, and Microform Services blog, ET2, has written an entry on just this subject.  In fact, this helpful blog entry gives you to a link to a fantastic guide with all the information one could need to complete any and all tax forms.  While they may be a pain, taxes have been around since the days of the Ancient Egyptians, so they aren't going anywhere anytime soon.   And just remember, the Rosetta Stone is mostly about a tax exemption -- so who knows, your taxes may one day be just as famous!
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New InULA Staff Professional Development Award: Applications Due May 1, 2013

The InULA Staff Professional Development Award is intended to assist staff in their professional development by providing competitive financial aid, up to $500.  All full-time library staff on all IU campuses in clerical, service, support, technical, and PA positions who are InULA members are eligible to apply for this award, which can be used for research and research related activities, attendance at conferences, seminars, workshops, and other educational activities sponsored by a professional association or organization, and/or other professional development activities. 

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

Applications for the InULA Staff Professional Development Award are due on Wednesday, May 1.  Applications will be reviewed after the deadline by the InULA Executive Board.  Notice of award will be made by May 31.

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

Submitted by: Kate Moore, InULA President, IU Southeast

Victory Field
Indians Game at Victory Field

Last year, at our annual IU Libraries group outing to Victory Field, 40 folks from the Libraries enjoyed an Indians win. 

Let's do it again this year!  Here are the particulars:

WHAT: Indianapolis Indians vs. Durham Bulls
WHEN: Friday, June 7, 7:15pm
WHERE: Victory Field, Indianapolis
COST: $12 per person

This year the Indians have reserved 40 seats for our group.  They are good seats in section 118 near first base, and very close to the field. 

If you are interested, please contact Tim Larson at and indicate how many tickets you want.  Family and friends are welcome.  All reservations should made by
Friday, May 24.

Submitted by: Tim Larson, CONSER NACO Serials Cataloger, IUB

Librarians' Day 2013

Librarians' Day 2013

Mark your calendars.  Librarians' Day 2013 will take place Friday, June 7 at IUPUI Library.  The theme is "(Re) Imagine. (Re) Invent. (Re) Invigorate.  Transforming IU Libraries."  More details are forthcoming.

Submitted by: Madelyn Shackelford Washington, Assistant Librarian, University Library of Columbus, on behalf of the Librarians' Day Committee

News from New IUCAT

This week, the Blacklight Training Committee brings information on a new feature in IUCAT Beta, Browse By Call Number.

IU Libraries organizes its resources by assigning call numbers and shelving the resources by this number.  Call numbers are helpful to find items on the shelf.  Resources with similar subjects are given similar call numbers so that the resources are shelved near each other.

IUCAT Beta offers a way to virtually browse the stacks with the Browse by Call Number feature.  From the bibliographic record of an item in IUCAT Beta, the Browse by Call Number box appears in the left side bar.  Items that would appear next to the displayed item on a physical shelf are displayed in the box.

One of the advantages of the Browse by Call Number feature: it doesn't matter in which library the item is located; the related resources are discoverable no matter the physical location.

Learn more about how the Browse by Call Number feature works in the new interface on the IUCAT Beta blog.

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

Staff News

Joel Silver Appointed Director of the Lilly Library
Dean Brenda L. Johnson has announced the appointment of Joel Silver as the Director of the Lilly Library, effective April 1.  Joel has served as Interim Director of the Lilly Library since August 1, 2012, but began his career at the Lilly Library in 1983.  For more information, visit

Submitted by: Helene O'Leary, Assistant Dean for Advancement, IUB

Karen McCrosky will retire from her position as Dissertation & Monographic Copy Cataloger in Technical Services effective Friday, March 29, 2013.  After she retires, Karen will move to Florida where she plans to spend her days reading and playing golf.

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

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