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The Communications Department directs a strategic communications and marketing program for the people, places and collections of IU Libraries.
Services and access offered through this department include:
- Assistance to the media through access to subject-matter experts, photography assets to support journalists, and coordination of tours for journalists, campus visits and interviews. Always available to journalists, please call the Communications Director directly.
- Assistance to students and media who wish to use any library location to film any commercial, class assignment or execute a video project for social media.
- Creative execution of print and digital materials supporting initiatives at IU Libraries.
- Production of materials documenting the many ways IU Libraries is Turning Up the Volume, including the 2015 Annual Report and 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.
The Biennial Audio-Visual Archival Summer School was structured with lectures every morning and hands-on workshops every afternoon. Van Malssen's disaster recovery workshop was a group favorite. She simulated a burst pipe in her workshop and threw some salt packets in for added yuck factor. She treated participants like volunteers who'd been brought in to deal with the mess. By day's end, they had gone through a miniature recovery effort and been taught how to better prepare for disasters.
The Indiana Geographic Information Council, an organization working to lead the application of geographic information in Indiana, recognized IU Libraries in the Education and Non-Profit category at their annual GIS Conference held in Bloomington. Excellence in GIS Awards acknowledge organizations for their exemplary use of geospatial technology in various projects.
For years, IU students and visitors have heard the claim that the Wells Library is sinking into the ground because the architect forgot to account for the weight of all the books.
Herman Wells’ marvelous memoir, Being Lucky (1980), has never been published in full. Many recollections were cut from the book but survive in the University Archives. Bob and B.J. Kaufman are helping IU Press tell the whole story.
With support from a two-year, $183,000 grant, Indiana University Press will digitally re-issue without charge 163 titles from its backlist into the Manifold Scholarship online platform.