This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • Mark Your Calendars! Fall Meetings of the Metadata Discussion Group
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants: Now Accepting Applications
  • "No-prize-but-it's-short Survey" for IN Library Leadership Academy Capstone Project
  • Kuali Days 2013 Announced
  • InULA Programs & Social Committee Holiday Luncheon
  • Staff News

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Mark Your Calendars! Fall meetings of the Metadata Discussion Group

The Metadata Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss metadata issues pertaining to libraries, archives, and museums.  The group has no formal membership.  Library staff, SOIC faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.  Here are the dates and meeting topics for the fall semester.

Tuesday, October 15
9:30am - 10:30am
Wells Library Room 043
Prepping for BIBFRAME: Smart[er] RDA Implementation
Moderator: Jennifer Liss

Tuesday, November 19
9:30am - 10:30am
Wells Library Room 043
Party with SNAC[ks]! Services powered by authority data
Moderator: Jennifer Liss with special guest, Carl Horne!

Tuesday, December 17
9:30am - 10:30am
Wells Library Room 043
Media Preservation Initiative's Metadata Strategy
Moderator: Julie Hardesty with special guests from the MPI!

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

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

Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Head, Monographic Cataloging Image Unit and Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB

InULA Research Incentive Grants: Now Accepting Applications

InULA invites applications for its Research Incentive Grants, with an application deadline of Tuesday, October 15.

Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply.  Projects should fall within the scope of at least one of the categories of support listed on this page.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, current CV, and one to three letters of support.

Applications forms and all supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to the current chair of InULA's Scholarship & Grants Committee, Catherine Minter (

Submitted by: Catherine Minter, Librarian for French & Italian, Germanic Studies, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, on behalf of the InULA Scholarship & Grants Committee, IUB

"No-prize-but-it's-short-Survey" for IN Library Leadership Academy Capstone Project

One project of the 2013 Indiana Library Leadership Academy focuses on broadening the public's perception of Indiana libraries. In an effort to showcase a more modern image of libraries, we are collecting input about services and resources through a simple survey. Please follow the link below to a two-question survey about your library services. We hope to use these responses to create an image library that can be used to create a customizable promotional tool (videos, posters and presentations) for Indiana libraries.


Also, if you would like to share pictures of people using your library--anything from sitting at a computer to participating in a program--please send them to If you are sending pictures, please have the subjects of the images complete the permission form and include it with your email. We will be collecting and creating lots of pictures, so we may not use your image.

Thank you for your time; we are excited to learn more about what is happening in your library!

Chanitra Bishop, Indiana University Libraries
Monica Casanova, Monticello-Union Township Public Library
Nancy Disbro, Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library
Carolyn Martin, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Library

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

Kuali Days 2013 Announced

Kuali Days 2013 will be held Monday, November 18 - Thursday, November 21 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California.  This is a great time and place to meet with the Kuali Community, welcome newcomers, and enjoy a fabulous city with lots of sites to see.  For more information, and a copy of the official announcement Kuali Days 2013 announcement, please visit the OLE@IU Blog.

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

InULA Programs & Social Committee Holiday Luncheon

Save the Date: InULA Holiday Luncheon
The InULA Programs & Social Committee is pleased to announce the date for the annual Holiday Luncheon.  We'll meet for great food and fun at Bloomington's own FARM Restaurant.  Please plan to attend:

Event: Holiday Luncheon
Date: Friday, December 13
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: FARM Restaurant, 108 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN

Further details are forthcoming.  Please send any questions or comments to: Brandon Bowen (

Submitted by: Brandon Bowen, Assistant Librarian, IU Fort Wayne

Staff News

James Lanning has accepted the position of Dissertation and Monographic Copy Cataloger in Technical Services effective Monday, September 30.  Jim most recently worked as the Head Librarian at Brown Mackie College in Fort Wayne, where his duties included cataloging, authority work, and catalog maintenance.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in German and Russian and a Master of Library Science, both from Indiana University.  Please join me in welcoming Jim to the Libraries!

Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB
Wells Library Grad Commons

Have you been in Wells Library at the IUB campus lately?  Things may look a bit different from your last visit.  For starters, the campus cafe in the lobby has reopened in its new, bigger location -- right across the lobby from its previous location!  Additionally, the new Grad Commons has opened on the eighth floor of the East Tower-- a new study space intended solely for graduate student use.  Finally, construction will begin next month on the Scholars Commons, which will be located on the first floor of the East Tower.  Take a minute to pop into Wells Library and check out all the great changes being made!
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