This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • Last Week to Register for the Fall IOLUG Program
  • William Evans Jenkins Award 2014: Call for Nominations
  • Battledecks 2013
  • Staff News

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Last Week to Register for the Fall IOLUG Program

Don't miss out.  This is the last week to register for the Fall IOLUG program!

Register now for the Fall IOLUG Program on November 1, 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 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: November 1, 2013
PLACE: Indiana Wesleyan University North, Indianapolis
               3777 Priority Way South Drive
               Indianapolis, IN 46240

Fall Conference Keynotes:

Maker Mentality in 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.

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.

The full agenda is available here.

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:
    1. The Jenkins Award Nomination form

    2. The Jenkins Award documentation

    3. Past Jenkins Award recipients

    4. 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

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 IUsuch 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

Staff News

Chuck Peters has accepted the position of Head of Music Library Cataloging effective November 1.  For the past two years, he has worked as Visiting Librarian for Music Cataloging here in the William & Gayle Cook Music Library.  Prior to that position, he was a Library Catalog Specialist III for eleven years in the same library.  He has a Master of Library Science with a specialization in Music Librarianship and a Bachelor of Arts in Music, both from Indiana University.  In the Music Library Association, he is Coordinator of the Organ Music Round Table, Leader of the SirsiDynix System Music Users' Group, and a member of the Descriptive Cataloging subcommittee.  He serves on a number of committees on the Bloomington campus.  We are very excited to have Chuck in this position.  Please join me in welcoming him!

Submitted by: Keith Cochran, Music Collection Development Librarian, Head of Music Technical Services & Associate Director, IUB

Derek Keele has accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor in Access Services effective Monday, October 21.  Derek most recently worked as an Information Services/Technology Services Technician in the Vigo County Public Library.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University at Indianapolis.  Please join me in welcoming Derek to the Libraries.

Nile Arena has accepted the position of Circulation Supervisor in Access Services effective Monday, October 28.  Nile most recently worked as an Academic Tutor for the college Internship Program.  Additionally, Nile was previously the Assistant Manager for the Plan 9 Film Emporium, a Circulation Page for the Monroe Country Public Library, and a Circulation Assistant for the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, IL.  Nile holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.  Please join me in welcoming Nile to the Libraries. 

Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources Coordinator, IUB
film reel

The IU Libraries Film Archive has been quite productive lately!  A few weeks ago, 7,327 records of education films were added to IUCAT.  These educational films were part of an acquisition from the Lane Education Service District.  The film reels cover a wide range of topics and span from the 1940s to the 1990s.  Though many of the films are outdated, they still remain vital educational tools -- though they will now be fascinating to scholars studying the history of education.  Be sure to read about this accomplishment and more at the IU Libraries Film Archive blog!
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