This Week in IUL News
- Third Annual Joint Conference: IUPUI
University Library and SLIS-INDY
- Spring IOLUG Conference: Call for
- Underneath the Lintel and InULA
- Indiana Library Federation Districts 5/7
Annual Conference: Call for Programs
- Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional
Development Award: Call for Applications
- Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA
Research Incentive Fund
Library News and Events
Annual Joint Conference: IUPUI University Library
Please join us for the Third Annual Joint Conference!
Please register by TODAY, March
, at the following: http://ulib.iupui.edu/SLISULconference/attending
The conference is an effort between the
IUPUI University Library and SLIS-INDY to
encourage community development among those
involved with LIS education and professional practice.
This year's keynote is Nancy K. Roderer,
Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Johns
Hopkins University and serves as the Director of
the Welch Medical Library and Director of the
academic Division of Health Sciences Informatics.
A panel with IUPUI librarians, LIS faculty,
and Health Informatics faculty will discuss their
research related to health information and patient care.
Two students will make paper presentations
and others will present posters related to their
own research projects.
Food, fun, and intellectual stimulation guaranteed.
Complete conference information is available
Sponsors include: IUPUI University Library,
SLIS, ALISS, ALI, and the IMLS 21st Century
Leadership Skills Program, American Society for
Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Submitted by: Andrea Copeland, Assistant
Professor, School of Library and Information
IOLUG Conference: Call for
Don't wait, get your proposals in now. This
is the last day
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.
Indiana Online Users Group
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 TODAY, March
. Proposals can be submitted using the
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://makerspace.com/ or http://www.alatechsource.org/
- 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
- Discovery system for managing digital
- Outreach activities: How are you partnering
with members of your local community or campus to
teach digital literacy to your 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
- 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
- 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,
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, Digital
Scholarship and Emerging Technologies
the Lintel & InULA
The Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington
will be performing Underneath the Lintel
this May, which has been described as: "Ostensibly
the tale of a librarian who rents the stage to
tell the audience of the mystery surrounding a
book discovered in the overnight slot 123 years
overdue, the play in fact becomes an exploration
of the mystery of life and humanity."
In an effort to raise money for InULA and to
see an awesome play about a librarian, InULA will
be selling tickets for the Saturday, May 11
evening showing (8pm) and the Sunday May 19
afternoon matinee (2pm). If you're
interested in purchasing tickets to either of
these performances, please contact Lori
Ticket prices are:
Saturday, May 11 (54 seats available for us to
Sunday, May 19 (62 seats available for us to
Please note, in order for InULA to receive
"credit" for the ticket sale, you must purchase
the ticket through InULA (by Thursday,
), not through the Cardinal Stage Company.
For regional campus librarians who are
interested in carpooling to the Sunday, May 19
matinee, please contact Kate Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the play, please
Submitted by: Kate Moore, Assistant Librarian,
Coordinator of Electronic Resources, IU
Library Federation Districts 5/7 Conference: Call
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
due by Friday, March 15
presentations will be 45-50 minutes in length.
Submitted by: Virginia Sojdehei, Reference
Services Librarian & Information Commons
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: http://tinyurl.com/White-Award-Documents
The deadline for applications is
Monday, March 25
send your information to Julie Ranz, Advancement
, Wells 234, Bloomington.
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