Libraries and museums nationwide may take advantage of the "Shaping Outcomes" course developed by IUPUI and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This course will prepare library and museum staff to implement outcomes-based planning and evaluation. (more)
This summer, Dr. Katherine Schilling was notified that she had been awarded grants by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal funding source. Kathy will direct the "Career Transitions Executive Leadership Program (CTELP)". The Indiana University School of Library & Information Science at Indianapolis (SLIS) is partnering with the Indiana Library Federation (ILF) and Indiana State Library (ISL) to develop the Career Transitions Executive Leadership Program (CTELP). CTELP is designed to build capacity for identifying, recruiting, educating, and mentoring the next generation of library managers and leaders. It seeks to address the professionâs need for highly qualified new MLS graduates who have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to assume management and leadership roles in libraries and information centers. Through their engagement with professional mentors, on-site library residencies, projects, and coursework, CTELP students will gain experience and insights into the challenges of leading a complex information organization.
As the second of the only Indiana IMLS grant recipients, Dr. Rachel Applegate will direct "Shaping Outcomes Continuing Education". Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (IU SLIS) in Indianapolis will offer, enhance, and revise the instructor-mediated courseware, "Shaping Outcomes" (www.shapingoutcomes.org/course), developed and tested through a three-year collaborative agreement between the Institute for Museum and Library Services and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolisâs (IUPUI) Museum Studies program and School of Library and Information Science. IU SLIS will develop partnerships with organizations and agencies involved in librarian continuing education and evaluate the effectiveness of the Shaping Outcomes project in improving approaches to project planning, grant preparation, and successfully addressing the needs of library and museum professionals.
Effective July 1, 2007, Dr. Jean Preer was promoted from the rank of Associate Professor to Professor with the School of Library and Information Science. This much deserved promotion recognizes Jeanâs excellence in teaching, as was acknowledged by her receiving the 2006 ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence given by the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
Blaise Cronin, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), appointed Dr. Marilyn Irwin Associate Dean of SLIS, effective January 1, 2007. Irwinâs responsibilities will include oversight of the Indianapolis SLIS program and directing the school library media education program. She has been a member of SLIS faculty since 2001 and replaces Dr. Daniel Callison who was appointed Dean of the Indiana University School of Continuing Studies. (more)
Dr. Rachel Applegate had three papers accepted for the national conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). This conferenceâs review process is very competitive, with over 80 percent rejection of the papers submitted.
Drs. Mary Alice Ball and Katherine Schilling presented their paper, "Providing Real-world Experience Through Strong Community Partnerships: Issues and Challenges of Integrating Service Learning into a Graduate-Level Course" at the Second International Symposium on Service-Learning at the University of Indianapolis, IN, May 13-15, 2007. In addition, the teamâs paper "Service-Learning, Technology and LIS Education" was published in the fall 2006 issue of Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. In the same issue is Rachel Applegate's "Student Learning Outcomes Assessment and LIS Program Presentations."
Dr. Jean Preerâs article "Man's Right to Knowledge: Libraries and Columbia University's 1954 Cold War Bicentennial" was recently published in the winter 2007 issue of Library Trends. Her presentation, "Promoting Citizenship: Librarians Help Get Out the Vote in the 1952 Presidential Election," has been accepted for the Library Research Seminar IV, a conference sponsored by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association held in London, Ontario on October 10-12, 2007.
Dr. Jean Preer has just been notified that the Justin Winsor Prize committee of the American Library Association, Library History Round Table has awarded her essay "Promoting Citizenship: Librarians Help Get Out the Vote in the 1952 Presidential Election" as the 2007 winner. In granting the award, the committee wrote:
"Your essay covers an important and interesting topic in library history. It represents a solid research based on a variety of published and unpublished primary sources and draws on a wide secondary literature. It is written in a style that is clear and concise and holds the reader's attention." (more)
In the fall of 2006, under the guidance of Marilyn Irwin, SLIS students and friends formed a Young Adult Book Group which meets one Friday a month at lunchtime on IUPUIâs campus to discuss current award-winning and popular YA fiction. Recent selections have included Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt, and Printz Award winner American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. The YA Book Group is open to anyone who is interested in discussing YA fiction. Meeting dates and times are sent out on the SLIS Indy Listserv.
Jami Schwarzwalder, a 2006 SLIS graduate, published her article "It's Not All Games" in Indiana Libraries 2006, Vol. 25, No. 4. In her article, she discusses tactics and formats, such as video games, that librarians use to engage the millennial generation.
Mindy Cooper, another 2006 graduate of the Indianapolis program and current Reference Assistant with the IUPUI University Library, has authored "The Importance of Gathering Print and Electronic Journal Data: Getting a Clear Picture" in Serials Review 2007, Vol. 33, No.3, pp. 172-174. Mindy examined qualitative and quantitative studies on tracking usage of print and electronic journals to help academic librarians better understand use studies.