This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • Open Access Week 2013
  • ILS Alumni Reception During ILF Conference
  • Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places: Registration Now Open
  • William Evans Jenkins Award 2014: Call for Nominations
  • OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - September 2013
  • Battledecks 2013
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: October 23
  • Staff News

Library News and Events

Open Access Week 2013

Several events are taking place next week, Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25, at the Bloomington campus.  Please see our schedule here.

This year's theme is Redefining Impact.  This international event is widely popular; to learn more, please visit their site.

Our events are cosponsored by the Office of Scholarly Communication, the Libraries' Scholars' Commons and the Graduate and Professional Student Organization.  Events include:
  • Two complementary roundtable discussions to reflect on the widespread implications of open access for student and professional communities and society as a whole

  • Workshops on student publishing, data management for grant proposals, and data visualization

  • Seminars on sustainable open access principles and copyright

Submitted by: Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian and Head of IUScholarWorks Services, IUB

ILS Alumni Reception During ILF Conference

Join the ILS Department for its alumni reception during the annual ILF conference.  This year the reception will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, in the Network Room (2d level, Skywalk level) of the Hyatt Regency Downtown (One Capitol Ave).  Come for a short time or the entire reception.  Food will be served and a cash bar will be available.

RSVP to Sarah Burton, MLS '94, The guest list is available here.

Submitted by: Sarah Burton, Director of Finance and Administration, ILS, IUB

IOLUG Conference
Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places: Registration Open Now

Register now for the Fall IOLUG Program on Friday, November 1 and you could win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

Registration is now open for the Fall IOLUG Program: Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places.  The program will take place at Indiana Wesleyan University North campus in Indianapolis, IN on Friday, November 1. Register online at

We have an exciting program for you filled with tips and tricks for using the latest technologies in your libraries. Session topics include makerspaces, distance learning tools and tips, and using Google glass to teach privacy. As librarians we are often called on to teach our users everything from how to use a computer mouse to finding and evaluating information. Join us to learn how to reach our patrons using innovative technologies and methods!

DATE: Friday, November 1
PLACE: Indiana Wesleyan University North, Indianapolis
              3777 Priority Way South Drive
              Indianapolis, IN 46240

Fall Conference Keynotes:

Maker Mentality in the Learning Commons
Speaker: Emily Thompson, Suny Oswego Penfield Library
Description: What does a MakerSpace in an academic library look like? Chances are, it looks very much like a learning commons with a few tweaks. This program will look at the ways Penfield Library is infusing its commons with a maker mentality to bring out the creativity in our students.

Keynote Title: Using Google Glass to Teach Privacy
Speaker: Jen Waller, Miami University Libraries
Description: Google Glass is Google's latest consumer technology and is a wearable, head mounted computer that acts like a voice-activated, hands free smartphone. Hailed by some and reviled by others, Glass provides a peek into the future of information delivery and a route by which to discuss privacy and sharing. In August 2013, Google chose the presenter as a "Glass Explorer" – one of approximately 8000 people using Glass. This presentation will demonstrate how she integrated Glass technology into instruction about privacy and sharing for Miami University students.

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

William Evans Jenkins Award 2014: Call for Nominations

The William Evans Jenkins Award 2014 Committee (Michelle Botek; Jennifer Chaffin, ex officio; Wookjin Cheun; Luis Gonzalez; Wen-ling Liu; and Liana Zhou, chair) hereby invites you to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2014 award.

Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general.  While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding Bloomington Library Faculty colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation.  William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession as a whole.  By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level.  Nominations for this award may be submitted individually or jointly.

How to submit:
1. An "intent to nominate" message must be sent to Betty Davis ( by November 30, 2013.

2. Documentation on the intranet:
       a.  The Jenkins Award Nomination form
       b.  The Jenkins Award documentation
       c.  Past Jenkins Award recipients
       d.  Timetable:
                   November 30, 2013: Intent to nominate due
                   February 1, 2014: Jenkins Award nomination form due
                   March 1, 2014: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)
                   April 1, 2014: Recipient notified
                   National Library Week (mid-April): Award announced

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Administrative Secretary, Libraries Human Resources, IUB

OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - September 2013

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

Highlights from this month include:
  • Scoping efforts for 1.5 and beyond, 1.5 scope is nearly complete
  • Year 4 Mellon proposal has been submitted
  • Determined that OLE 1.0 will be a packaged, downloadable release

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

Battledecks 2013

The Continuing Education Committee seeks volunteers for Battledecks 2013.  A test of courage, creativity, and sheer physical stamina, Battledecks involves participants' giving a presentation on a set of PowerPoint slides they've never before seen.  Imagine the hilarity and camaraderie that comes with practicing presentation skills in such a fun and low-stakes competition.  For participants and audience members alike, it will change your life and the way you feel about PowerPoint.  The event will be scheduled during the first week of December, depending on participant availability.  Contact Christina Wray if you're game (

Submitted by: Christina Wray, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Center for Disability Information and Referral (CEDIR), IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag: October 23

Please join us this coming Wednesday, October 23 for a Digital Library Brown Bag Series presentation by Jim Halliday and Stacy Konkiel. The presentation will be held in Herman B Wells Library, Room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. The presentation will also be broadcasted (see details below).

IUScholarWorks, Statistics, and Altmetrics
Jim Halliday, Programmer/Analyst
Library Technology Software Development

Stacy Konkiel, Science Data Management Librarian
Scholarly Communication

This talk will focus on new developments regarding statistics and altmetrics in the IUScholarWorks institutional repository. It will cover the technology and policies behind a recently added statistics module, which displays filtered data regarding views and downloads for all items in the repository. Additionally, we will discuss an experimental new feature, the integration of alternative metrics ("altmetrics; which will track social media mentions of scholarship) into the repository display.

Presentations will also be broadcast via Adobe Connect. Go to to view and listen to the 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: #dlbb.

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series is held most Wednesdays this fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, rooms E174 or 043, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. 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: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name.

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series is part of the Digital Initiatives track of the Scholars' Commons Series. As research initiatives increasingly rely on technology as a significant mode for inquiry, the Digital Initiatives track will address cutting-edge and emerging topics that the inaugural Scholars' Commons Series features a full schedule of events ranging from basic introductions to core research tools, to workshops for dissertation writers, to talk by cutting edge digital scholars. For more information, please visit

Submitted by: Nick Homenda, Digital Projects Librarian, IUB
Neil Gaiman Reading

Neil Gaiman was this year's speaker at the Reading Agency's annual lecture.  The Reading Agency is a charity based in the United Kingdom whose mission is to encourage and ensure literacy in people of all ages.  Neil Gaiman had the following to say about libraries: "Libraries are places that people go for information. Books are only the tip of the information iceberg: they are there, and libraries can provide you freely and legally with books. More children are borrowing books from libraries than ever before - books of all kinds: paper and digital and audio. But libraries are also, for example, a place that you can go online without paying anything: hugely important when the way you find out about jobs, apply for jobs or apply for benefits is all online, and librarians are people who can help you navigate that world." 

He went on to say, "We have an obligation to support libraries. To use libraries, to encourage others to use libraries, to protest the closure of libraries. If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future."  Thanks Mr. Gaiman!  For more on the lecture, check out the Reading Agency's website.
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Staff News

Whitney Buccicone has accepted the position of Rare Books Cataloger in the Lilly Library effective Monday, October 28.  She most recently worked as a Special Collections Cataloger in the Lilly Library.  Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Library Science, both from Indiana University and is currently working on her Specialist of Library Science, Master of Arts Administration, and Certificate of Non-Profit Management.  Please join me in congratulating Whitney on her new role!

Michael Gabe has accepted the position of Senior Collections/Reference Assistant in Area Studies effective Monday, October 28.  Michael currently works as a Senior Monographic Cataloger in Technical Services.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literature from Indiana University and is currently working towards a Master of Library Science here at Indiana University - Bloomington.  Please join me in congratulating Michael on his new position!

Kori Newboles has accepted the position of ALF Project Cataloging Specialist in the Lilly Library effective Monday, October 28.  Kori most recently worked as a Retrospective Conversion Cataloger in the Lilly Library.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with Art History and Philosophy minors from Barnard College at Columbia University and a Master of Library Science with a specialization in Rare Books and Manuscripts from Indiana University.  Please join me in congratulating Kori on her new role!

Adam Ploshay has accepted the position of Programmer/Analyst for Digital Library Applications in Library Technologies effective Monday, October 28, 2013.  Adam most recently worked for IU's International Affairs as a Systems Analyst/Programmer for the Study Abroad Module in sunapsis International Office Module, the comprehensive immigration case management system designed here at IU for international offices to manage the international population.  Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Philosophy, both from Indiana University.  Please join me in welcoming Adam to the Libraries!

Hannah Spence has resigned from her position of Music Cataloger in the Music Library effective Wednesday, October 16.  She has accepted a position as Catalog Librarian at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.

Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources Coordinator, IUB

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