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Media Stories about IU Libraries

This page offers a link listing of media stories written about the people, places, and collections of IU Libraries. Some media may require a password to access the content, or require a user to access material through an IU Libraries' device.  If you would like to read one of the linked articles and find you are unable to do so, please contact the Communications Department to request a copy by sending an email to libcomm@indiana.edu.


December 2021

12/3/2021: The South Bend Tribune explored the story behind Indiana University Library's Moving Image Archives discovery of valuable 1980s film footage of Ryan White. They interview Director Rachael StoeltjeRyan White footage, AIDS tension inIndiana revealed in news tapes saved from trash (subscription required)

November 2021

11/30/2021: The Herald-Times celebrates Chef Lee Rosser who overcame adversity to be one of Bloomington's up-and-coming chefs. He mentions his recent success catering VIPs during the Lilly Library's reopening: Now in Monroe County, former pro wrestler Lee Rosser finds his niche as a chef

11/27/2021: The Herald-Times provides guest columnists Mark Fraley and Lisa-Marie Napoli a platform to applaud student voting for 2020. Just shy of a 22 percent increase from 2016, the two leaders from IU's Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) name the IU Libraries as one of the participating units on campus that helped make it happen: Despite pandemic, IU student voting shattered records in 2020 (subscription required)

11/17/2021: IU Bloomington Today features the upcoming IU Press Holiday book sale. The sale will be in the Wells Library Lobby December 1: IU Press to hold holiday book sale

11/17/2021: The Indiana Daily Student informs the IU community of “Archival Screening Night Roadshow Edition, 2021." In partnership with FAR arts center and Cicada Cinema, the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive will present 103 minutes of rare, international film footage: IU Libraries to screen rare film, video clips at Archival Screening Night

11/15/2021: The Media School announced the visit of Maya Cade, maker of the new Black Film Archive online. Cade visited the IU Media School's Black Film Center and Archive in the Wells Library near Media ServicesCreator of new Black Film Archive visits BFCA

11/12/2021: The Indiana Daily Student covered the IU ceremony dedicated to raising awareness of the ban on Japanese American students during WWII. A memorial bench and rock have been placed outside of the Wells Library for reflection and remembrance: IU dedicates Japanese American Ban Memorial in ceremony Friday

11/2/2021: Reporter Lauren Ulrich of the Indiana Daily Student summarizes how the Indiana University American Indian Studies Research Institute is assisting some Native Americans in the process of protecting and revitalizing their languages. Ulrich interviewed Director Alan Burdette of the Archives of Traditional Music who supports this work by preserving recordings of such languages: Tribal communities, IU researchers collaborate to revitalize Native American languages

October 2021

10/26/2021: Indiana Daily Student (IDS) reporter Haley Miller describes the thought-provoking online discussion between Lilly Librarian Ursula Romero and History professor Liza Black, Cherokee Nation citizen. In the IU Libraries "Whose History? Native American History," the two women ask the audience to look at historical documents as tools for the present: Lilly Library gives new perspective on Native American history

October 2021: Fine Books & Collections's series "Bright Young Things" is ten years old. To commemorate the occasion, they checked back in with their first interviewee, Teri Osborn. The young entrepreneur now runs her own rare book store with her husband. In the mid-2000s while earning her MLS, Teri worked in Lilly Library's Technical Services department: Bright Young Booksellers: Teri Osborn & James McBride

10/15/2021: For National Dictionary Day, IU News Bloomington celebrates the news of Lilly Library's acquiring the famous Kripke dictionary collection. Madeline Kripke's collection constitutes what is believed to be the world's largest and finest dictionary assemblage: Lilly Library acquires more than 20,000 linguistic books collected by 'Dame of Dictionaries'

10/15/2021: Writing in the Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research, Megan Myles explores what folklore is exactly. She interviews several IUB professors, including folkore librarian Moira Marsh who shares her research on witches and practical jokes: Folklore Research: Ghost Bikes, and Witches, and Practical Jokes, Oh My!

10/8/2021: Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University talks to one of its great professors, Dr. Ralph Gilbert, about his latest project and his retirement. The professor-artist spoke to them about the Lilly Library murals, teaching methods, and the art world: A Legacy of Murals and Higher Education

October 2021: Fine Books & Collections' editor Rebecca Rego Barry reports on some of the works by the online journal's contributing writers. Of the three, one is actually a book about a contributing writer, the Lilly Library's Joel SilverSome Very Fine Fine Books Writers

Fall 2021: The Connected Professor, a UITS Learning Technologies Publication, interviews Scholarly Communication Librarian Sarah Hare about Open Education Resources (OER) and their benefits to instructors and students. The article also includes Hare's personal OER go-to resources: Food for Thought: OER

10/5/2021: The RIPS Law Librarian Blog,published by the Research, Instruction, and Patron Services Special Interest Section (RIPS-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries, shares tips on sketchnoting—a visual method of taking notes on meetings, presentations, or classes—from a recent workshop by librarians Amy Minix and Jackie Fleming: Sketchnoting: Enhance Learning with Doodling.

September 2021

9/29/2021: Washington Post critic Michael Dirda reviews books about books and book collecting. No surprise that Lilly Library appears in his review of these books. Near the end of the article, Rebecca Romney's “The Romance Novel in English” is recommended along with the note that her collection resides in the walls of the Lilly Libray: I love books about books. Here are seven of my current favorites. (subscription required)

9/21/2021: IDS, the Indiana Daily Student, captured the magic and excitement of Natan Diacon-Furtado's art and research at the Wylie House Museum's opening reception of the exhibit. An Indiana University Institute of Advanced Study Repository Research fellow, Diacon-Furtado made visual respresentations of three persons, who faced discrimination, from the Wylie House Museum's archives: ‘Our Patterns’ exhibit highlights marginalized Wylie House residents

9/14/2021: Sightlines, an online magazine out of  Austin,Texas, featured the story of master framer Jessi Kulow, who is going out of business due to lack of arts infrastructure in Austin. Kulow, who considers herself born to conserve, used to be a conservation technician at the Lilly Library, where she says there was support for background workers such as installers and framers: Jessi Kulow — master framer, art preservationist, owner of Renegade Restore — exits Austin

9/14/2021: IU Bloomington Today, the news source for IU faculty and staff, presented the new IU Press book Indiana University Cinema: The New Model, inviting readers to jump into the history of how a midwestern theater was turned into a “a space for groundbreaking filmmakers, innovative programming, thoughtful collaboration and unique moviegoing experiences:” New book puts IU Cinema history in spotlight

9/9/2021: Bloomington Herald Times celebrates the new Paramount+ series "Star Trek: Prodigy" by looking at the story behind Captain Kathryn Janeway's statue outside of Wonderlab off the B-line trail. The Lilly Library houses IU alumna Jeri Taylor's scripts from the Star Trek world, and IU Libraries houses some of the Janeway Collective'Star Trek' Captain Kathryn Janeway's birthplace monument: What you need to know (subscription required)

September 2021: Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, gives the newly published IU Press book Centered: Autism, Basketball, and One Athlete's Dreams by Anthony Ianni an enthusiastic recommendation for young readers, parents, and those on the spectrum. Read about one man’s perseverance: Centered: Autism, Basketball, and One Athlete's Dreams

August 2021

8/30/2021: Indiana Public Media interviewed Visiting IU Professor of Geography John Baeten on his G440/G540 class's Reconstructing Bloomington interactive map project. The class used the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from the IU Libraries' map collection. Baeten's students also researched Bloomington from the turn-of-the-century, using various Monroe County archives, including the University Archives'Reconstructing Bloomington' Paints Clearest Picture Yet Of Historic City, Core Neighborhoods

8/30/2021: Indiana Daily Student surveys the Bloomington campus after its eighteen months of lockdown. The IU Libraries is remarked upon, because students can freely move within its walls again. IU Libraries' Technical and Reference Associate Sarah Alexander happily notes the differences between this year and last: Run it back: Students return to a familiar, changed campus

8/28/2021: The Irish Times mentions the Lilly Library as one of the archives holding letters from the remarkable Irish writer John McGahern. Frank Shovlin, editor of The Letters of John McGahern, describes his journey in collecting the correspondence: John McGahern's letters: ‘Do you think it would be right to send a copy to Samuel Beckett?’

8/27/2021: Bloomington Herald-Times reviews the reopening of the Lilly Library with a focus on the Library's inviting atmosphere and treasures on display. Rebecca Baumann, head of public services at Lilly Library, explains staff are on-hand to welcome students and community members into the newly renovated space. The article contains rich images of the new and improved "perfect" Library: IU's Lilly Library reopens after $12.4 million renovation (subscription required)

8/18/2021: News at IU Bloomington invites students to enjoy films this fall semester at the football stadium. The November 14 selection featuring star Gene Tierney is from the Lilly Library's David S. Bradley Film Collection. Curated by graduate students in the  City Lights Film Series, "Leave Her to Heaven" is only one of the films in this series: Nighttime films at Memorial Stadium among IU Cinema fall events

8/15/2021: US News and World Report showcases the 200-year-old Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church. For their bicentennial, church members and author Cheryl Molin used the Lilly Library to uncover interesting historical coincidences and revelations like being a part of the Underground Railroad: Indiana Church That Aided the Underground Railroad Turns 200

8/10/2021: The Manila Times' reporter Michael “Xiao” Chua names the Lilly Library's Boxer Codex as a source of validation for researchers on the ancient pan-Malayan peoples use of tattoos as a spiritual practice. Used for protection, reverence, and to show a warrior's victories, such tattoos are showing up in contemporary art today: Tattooing as expression of faith and identity

July 2021

Summer 2021: The Connected Professor, a UITS publication for IU instructors, highlights the IU Libraries' Information Literacy Toolkit. Speaking to Jay Information Literacy Librarian Jane Bomkamp Mason and Biology lecturer Adam Smith, the article details what the Toolkit is and how it can help instructors teach literacy skills: Fact or Fiction: Sex-Crazed Cicadas on Psychedelics

7/14/2021: The IU Press Blog features Candace M. Keller, IU Press author and Associate Professor of African Art and Visual Culture at Michigan State University, who has worked to raise awareness of West African art appropriation and lack of adequate storage, especially in Mali, since she was a graduate student. Her book Imaging Culture: Photography in Mali, West Africa details her work and the creation of the Archive of Malian Photography (AMP): Imaging Culture: Photography in Mali, West Africa - Guest Blog Post from Author Candace M. Keller

7/7/2021: In The Catholic World Report Filip Mazurczak gives Jonathan Huener’s The Polish Catholic Church Under German Occupation a meticulously thorough review. The IU Press book is Huener’s research of Polish Catholics during  WWII. Many priests, nuns, and congregants were brutalized and murdered: A powerful account of Hitler’s effort to destroy the Polish Catholic Church

7/1/2021: IU News announced Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections, a collaborative exhibit at the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Besides items from the art museum, manuscripts from the Lilly Library are on display to celebrate the master artist: Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections

June 2021

6/30/2021: According to WBIW, Talk Radio for South Central Indiana, IU MLS alumnus Victoria Duncan will be the new Rare Books and Manuscripts Division manager for the Indiana State Library. Ms. Duncan, who will be coming from the Indianapolis Public Library, worked at Lilly Library when she was at IU Bloomington: State Library welcomes new Rare Book and Manuscripts Division supervisor

6/21/2021: IU News from the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering celebrates Patricia Steele, the former Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, with the 2021 Information and Library Science Distinguished Alumni Award. Among her many accomplishments,  Steele initiated digitalization projects with Google and the HathiTrust: Steele honored with ILS Distinguished Alumni Award

6/19/2021: Travel Awaits put Bloomington on their list of places to visit in Indiana. Wylie House Museum caught the author's heart as a revered and delightful site to visit: 8 Fantastic Day Trips From Indianapolis

06/17/2021: WBIW, Talk Radio for South Central Indiana, describes the site-changing collaboration between several departments at Indiana University and Beck's Mill, a gristmill from the 1800s near Salem, Indiana. Wylie House Museum Director Carey Champion led one of the nine teams to reimagine the historic site: Raising some ghosts at Historic Beck’s Mill

6/9/2021: The Indiana Lawyer features an opinion piece on critical race theory written by Ahmed Young, general counsel and chief of external affairs for Indianapolis Public Schools. Young frames his essay with his beloved time in the stacks of IU Wells Library, exploring great minds like Derrick BellYoung - Critical race theory: Comprehensive change for more Americans

6/9/2021: WBIW, Talk Radio for South Central Indiana, informed its readership that the Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance would produce and publish two radio plays this summer. "Twisted Tales of Poe" contains material from Lilly Library: Two radio plays among IU Summer Theatre’s offerings 

6/1/2021: News at IU Bloomington presents the interim deans of IU Libraries and IU Media School: Diane Dallis-Comentale and Walter Gantz. IU Libraries Associate Dean for Planning and Administration Diane Dallis-Comentale is excited about her new opportunity and states she is proud of the IUL staff: The Media School, IU Libraries name interim deans at IU Bloomington

May 2021

5/25/2021: IU News from the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art announces the upcoming exhibition on Albrecht Durer. Details of what the exhibition will contain, including many magnificent additions from the Lilly Library, are revealed: Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections opens at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

5/10/2021: MILS student and University Archives employee Briana Hollins is celebrated in a current news piece for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Hollins was named one of the few undergraduates to win the high profile Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Award. Her leadership and words are impressive: Hollins receives Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Award

5/3/2021: According to the Indiana Daily Student (IDS), mental health training is available this summer for anyone interested. Rachael Cohen, discovery systems librarian at IU Libraries, went through the training in January 2021 and gives her positive recommendation of the program: Free virtual mental health training offered this summer through IU organization

May 2021: Bloomington’s own arts magazine The Ryder features the Lilly Library. Contributor Noah Sandweiss shares his delight at finding unique curiosities in the library-museum. Reminding the reader that the Lilly Library is currently being renovated, he recommends Darlene Sadlier's book “The Lilly Library from A to Z: Intriguing Objects in a World-Class Collection,” an IU Press book, as a wonderful panacea to tide one over until the library reopens later this year: THE LILLY FROM A TO Z: The 26 letters of the alphabet are not enough to capture the wonders in Darlene Sadlier’s new book

April 2021

4/14/2021: The American Library Association (ALA) announced that Erin Ellis, IU Libraries Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, has been elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Ellis will become president-elect in July 2021 and assume the presidency in July 2022 for a one-year term. The ACRL is devoted  to the advancement of scholarship in higher education: Erin L. Ellis elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

4/5/2021: News at IU Bloomington highlights actress Glenn Close's search for the perfect home to place her clothing collection in perpetuity. With its state-of-the-art buildings and climate-controlled rooms, the IU Libraries Auxiliary Library Facility was the answer: How acclaimed actress Glenn Close's extensive costume collection ended up at Indiana University

4/1/2021: Salon uses the excuse of April Fools' Day to dissect the joke. Among the experts consulted is Moira Marsh, author of Practically Joking and IU Librarian of folklore, sociology, and tomfoolery. Read about the creativity of pranks and the other elements of joking around: The joy of April Fools' Day: Why your brain enjoys pranking (and being pranked)

March 2021

March 2021: Colorado Life Magazine presents its readers with tours of discovery and history. The Charles W. Cushman Collection, available through a collaboration between Indiana University's Digital Library Program and the Indiana University Archives, helped bring that history to life via a photograph of Cushman's. Maxwell's House provided an example of a Victorian home while tracing the evolution of the state's architecture: Architectural Gems: Part I Journey Through Time on a Statewide Tour of the Buldings That Define Colorado (subscription or purchase required)

3/24/2021: The Indiana Daily Student (IDS) relied on the expertise of Emily Alford, Head of Government Information, Maps and Microform Services at IU Libraries, to explain the importance of voter literacy in an article about Hoosiers Organized People Energized, or HOPE, a new organization trying to increase Indiana's participation in voting: New voter outreach organization aims to get more Indiana voters registered, verified

3/23/2021: Ithaka S+R, a research center devoted to improving higher education, has published its capstone project on exploring primary source instruction. The project brought together 27 teams of experts, of which Maureen Maryanski  Education and Outreach Librarian for the Lilly Library and Carrie Schwier Outreach and Public Services Archivist at University Archives, constituted one: Teaching with Primary Sources: Looking at the Support Needs of Instructors 

3/16/2021: Slate showcased some of the real-time archival collections of the pandemic occurring across the country. Indiana University's project, being coordinated by Archivist Carrie Schwier and Historian Sarah Knott, is one of the featured projects. “Your experience is worthy of preservation no matter how kind of boring all of our own lives may seem to us at the moment,” explains Schwier: How to Catalog Pandemic History

3/12/2021: IU News at Bloomington released the news that Carolyn Walters, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, will be retiring this summer at the end of June. Having served the Libraries in various capacities since 1987, Dean Walters has led the Libraries through many transformations: IU Libraries dean to retire June 30

  • Related: In its Higher Education Briefs, Bloomington Herald Times shared the news of Carolyn Walters  retirement, noting her work with the university’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative: IU Libraries dean to retire (subscription required)
  • Related: WBIW, talk radio for South Central Indiana, joins the chorus of voices announcing the retirement of Carolyn Walters, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, pointing to her years of steering "one of the nation’s largest and most innovative university libraries:" IU Libraries dean to retire

3/9/2021: UC Berkeley Library Update announced quarterly webinars focusing on the collections of global regions often overlooked in the United States. Akram Habibulla, IU Librarian for Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Central Eurasian Studies was part of an online panel to discuss collecting and collaboration between academic departments in the area of Central Asian materials: Connecting and Collecting to Empower

3/2/2021: Our very own Erin Ellis Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services is running for the Presidency of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors. She speaks to increasing EDI collaboration and the joy of mentoring: Meet the Candidates: Erin Ellis    

3/01/2021: For a piece on the usability of academic library websites, American Libraries interviewed several experts in the field, Jaci Wilkinson, IU Libraries Head of Discovery and User Experience, being one of them. Wilkinson discusses accessibility techniques and writing specifically for the web: How User-Friendly Is Your Website? Usability Lessons for Libraries in a Remote World

3/01/2021: News at IU Bloomington shares that Wylie House Museum will be distributing seeds for free this month. Due to 2020 complications, Carey Champion, the director, and a few dedicated graduate students are assuring gardeners that the heirloom seeds are available and eager to grow in your garden: Wylie House Museum seed giveaway program ushers in the spring growing season

February 2021

2/23/2021: Indiana Public Media proudly disclosed, "The Audio Publishers Association announced today that WFIU’s podcast The Ernie Pyle Experiment! is a finalist for an Audie Award in the Audio Drama category." The podcast, written and performed by Michael Brainard, is based on the Ernie Pyle collection at the Lilly Library‘The Ernie Pyle Experiment!’ Named Finalist For Audie Award

2/23/2021: Los Angeles Magazine features the IU Press book Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President. Giving two examples from the book, reporter Brittany Martin  points out what a jubulent moment this is for women in this country who have strived toward equality for two hundred plus years:  A New Book Collects Letters from Women Inspired by Kamala Harris

2/19/2021: Drowning in electronic files and folders? News at IU asks Dina Kellams, Director of University Archives, for pointers. She explains how the Archives sorts and deals with materials so that things are easy to find: Ask the Expert: Delete and declutter to avoid digital hoarding

2/16/2021: News at IU Bloomington features the IU Libraries 2021 Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. Students and patrons are invited to engage with the IUL Collections in a variety of formats to learn about cultural and social perspectives which differ from their own: IU Libraries launches Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

2/6/2021: ILS student Haley Norris, in the IU Scientists blog at ScIU, highlights the work IU Sciences Library is doing to support BIPOC students in STEM. After laying out the challenges we confront, Norris offers potential solutions such as IU Sciences Library BIPOC STEM origin story projectDiversity in Sciences Libraries

January 2021

1/31/2021: The Paper of Montgomery County reviewed IU Press author James H. Madison's The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland. Using archives such as the Indiana Historical Society and Lilly Library for his research, Madison uses primary sources. The review of the book is a chilling reminder of the not-so-distant past we need to reconcile: A Review of The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland, by James H. Madison

1/27/2021: Book Riot, an online literary site, delves into the mysterious world of rare book buying with Lilly Librarian and head of Lilly public services Rebecca Baumann. "Book collecting should be an investment in enjoyment, not money," Baumann shares. "Collect the things that make you happy—and then share them with the world so that others can learn about what you enjoy.”: Getting Rare Books Appraised: What to Know

1/16/2021: CNN is promoting a book list from the Brooklyn Public Library to help concerned citizens make sense of the January 6th attack on the US Capital. Notable on the list is IU Press' Birch Bayh: Making a DifferenceFormer Indiana Senator, Bayh wrote the Emoluments Clause. His papers are housed in the University Archives, Political PapersIf you're trying to make sense of the Capitol riot, read these books 

1/15/2021: News at IU Bloomington highlights new additions to the Education library -- puppets and other storytelling resources. Christina Jones, Head Education Librarian, speaks to the wonder and engagement such educational tools bring to children. The materials were made possible with the generous donation from the Ranshaws: Alumni gift to School of Education will expand its library's storytelling collection

1/14/2021: The Indiana Daily Student (IDS) reported that the Wells Library parking lot is still open despite the sewer work closing Jordan Avenue. For more details see the IU Libraries websitePortion of Jordan Avenue closed until Feb. 19

1/9/2021: IU Scientists blog at ScIU. PhD candidate Nathan Schmidt explains the history of Victorian woman doing scientific gathering and identifying, specifically in Algology, the study of algae, corals, and other marine life. One gem is The Sea-Weed Collector by Elizabeth Allom housed at the Lilly Library and full of actual seaweed: “They have seaweed in the library?”: Algological books by Victorian women


Archived Stories


December 2020

12/9/2020: The Herald-Times called out local residents to join the University Archives' Covid-19 project. Along with history professor Sarah Knott, Outreach and Public Services Archivist Carrie Schwier provide background and resources on the "diary" project. They wish to engage the stories of under-represented communities during this unprecedented time: IU looking to diversify COVID-19 archive collection (subscription required)

12/7/2020: Alma College's Newsroom published a story about the private Michigan college's acquisition of a 1499 manuscript of commentary on the works of Aulus Persius Flaccus. IU Libraries graduate student and MLS candidate Jessica Bigelow, an Alma alumna, is helping get the manuscript digitalized: Alma College’s Oldest Book Discovered in Special Collections Library

12/7/2020: The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates IU Libraries Learning Commons Librarian Meredith Knoff. In the spotlight, Knoff explains her cooperative approach to librarianship and student engagement: ACRL Member of the Week

12/6/2020: The New York Times briefly mentions Indiana University Libraries in an article concerning the controversy over who wrote Citizen Kane. Unlike the Netflix drama "Mank," the essay argues Welles' brilliance in the writing and production of the film is undeniable, especially when archival materials are used: Who Wrote ‘Citizen Kane’? It’s No Mystery (subscription required)

12/3/2020: The Pendleton Times-Post is boasting of one of their own who just so happens to be one of our own! Mary Brown Craig was IU’s first archivist and remained so for 30 plus years. She also married E. Lingle Craig, who served as an IU Librarian for many years: Mary Brown Craig—IU’s first archivist

12/1/2020: Library Publishing Coalition recognized two 2020 award winners in their latest blog. IU Librarian Willa Tavernier received the LPC Exemplary Service Award for her commitment to the LPC Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and the results she achieved in bringing awareness to issues of white supremacy: Laureen Boutang and Willa Tavernier receive the 2020 LPC Award for Exemplary Service

November 2020

11/20/2020: The Kinsey Institute Research Blog praised two Kinsey Bicentennial Medalist, one being the Director of the Library and Special Collections, Liana Zhou. Her work on the preservation and access to the historic Kinsey Collection furthers the Bicentennial aim to reflect on history and prepare for the future: Bicentennial Medals Awarded to Kinsey Institute

11/20/2020: Frontiers in Big Data published a paper on the five pillars of CADRE, the cooperative approach to marrying big data and academic libraries. Jamie Wittenberg, former IU Libraries Head of Scholarly Communications and leader of IU’s Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment team (CADRE)now with the University of Colorado Boulder - was one of the lead writers: CADRE: A Collaborative, Cloud-Based Solution for Big Bibliographic Data Research in Academic Libraries

11/18/2020: Fine Books & Collections showcased another Indiana University MLS graduate. Dorothy Berry is the first Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library, Harvard. As an IU graduate, she worked at the Black Film Center/Archive and the Archives of African American Music and Culture and had ties with the Moving Image Archives: Bright Young Librarians: Dorothy Berry

11/13/2020: News at IU Bloomington interviews archivist Carrie Schwier and historian Sarah Knott about the Covid Dairies Project. After eight months, the two discuss what has surprised and delighted them: Everyday impressions during extraordinary times: Historians, archivists document the pandemic

11/12/2020:  Scott Libson, IU Librarian for History, Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies, was a guest blogger for the IU Cinema to give some background to the film Change the Subject. From partisan politics to cultural change, words – especially in library subject headings – can make the difference: Words are Worth Fighting For

11/4/2020: News station WEHT/WTVW Local Lifestyles' host Ange Humphrey interviewed Christina Jones, the new head of the Education Library. Jones, a member of Storytelling Arts of Indiana, will perform virtually November 8. For her, stories are "the connective tissue" that holds us all together: Researching Family Stories

November 2020: WFYI Indianapolis is broadcasting an Indiana comedy special throughout November. The special, hosted by former First Lady of Indiana Judy O'Bannon, features IU Libraries practical joke expert librarian Moira Marsh. Be prepared to laugh: What's So Funny: A Judy O'Bannon Comedy Special

October 2020

October 2020: Professor Emeritus James Madison penned an op-ed in the Indianapolis Star concerning the KKK and today’s turbulent times. Madison’s new book The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland was released by the IU Press in late October. On November 9th Madison’s presentation will be livestreamed on the Bartholomew County Public Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. WTHR interviewed Madison in September in a piece on domestic terrorism. 

10/30/2020: News at IU Bloomington spreads the word about IU Press! They may be celebrating their 70th anniversary, but it's the Press that is giving the gifts. Thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Press is offering free online digital books: IU Press digitization project gives open access for over 160 books

October/2020: IUScholarWorks houses the findings of Archivist Carrie Schwier and Special Collections librarian Maureen Maryanski on the use of primary sources by academic faculty. The two collaborated with 26 other institutions to create Ithaka Strategies and Research Reports.  Maryanski and Schwier's research concerning IU includes interview discoveries and recommendations: Supporting Teaching with Primary Sources at Indiana University: An Ithaka S+R Summary Report

10/27/2020: When IU News wanted to summon the spirit of All Hallows Eve, they came to IU libraries: University Archives, folklore librarian Moira Marsh, and the IU Press loom ghostly large in their tale: Summon the Halloween spirit with spooky campus tales from IU Archives

10/27/2020: Herald-Times writer Connie Shakalis gives us the details and background of "Wylie House: Contemporary Art, Marginalized Voices, Historic Spaces," a virtual event. Carey Champion, director of the museum, explains her welcoming artists to express voices supressed in the past: Wylie House highlights lesser-known histories (subscription required)

10/22/2020: To prepare for Halloween, the Indiana Daily Student (IDS) has secured IU tales of terror from the IU Libraries University Archives and the the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Association: Local Haunts: Get Ready for Halloween with Some Spooky Bloomington Tales

10/22/2020: The Indiana History Blog, an online source of information from the Indiana State Library’s Historical Bureau, delves into the biography of Sarah Parker Morrison, the first female IU student. Writer Jill Weiss Simins uses primary sources such as photographs, letters, and newspaper articles from the University Archives and other repositories around the state to bring to life this timid pioneer: Reluctant Renegade: Sarah Parke Morrison and Women’s Equality at Indiana University

10/21/2020: News at IU announced a new award, The Wylie Innovation Catalyst Medal, which was named for Theophilus A. Wylie and Samuel Brown Wylie. They were innovative academics who procured the first patent by IU faculty. Discover some of their inventions and instruments at the IU Libraries Wylie House Museum Wylie House and online Collections. Andrew Wylie, their cousin, was Indiana University’s first President. Meanwhile, current President McRobbie presented professors Jack Gill and Richard DiMarchi the inaugural medals this week: Newly created Wylie Innovation Catalyst Medal recognizes the past, encourages future IU innovators

10/20/2020: The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) names Indiana University, Bloomington’s Herman B Wells Library as the 2020 Federal Depository Library of the Year.  

10/16/2020: USA Today references IU Libraries Wylie House Museum in a zany list of debunked idioms. A few years ago, the Wylie House staff discredited standard interpretation of the idiom “sleep tight” with history and logic: Fact check: Origin stories for popular phrases are nothing more than urban legends

10/8/2020: Pride of IU, an IU Foundation magazine, delved into some of the most singular gifts received by the University. Among the astonishing treasures are Lilly Library’s puzzles, Spock’s ears, and a lock of Edgar Allen Poe’s hair: 11 of the Most Unique Gifts Ever Given to IU

10/6/2020: The Indiana Daily Student interviewed librarians Emily Alford and Meredith Knoff about the IU Libraries informative guide to the 2020 United States Election. In addition, reporter Luzane Draughon spoke to librarian Nicholae Cline and MLS student Brett Hoffman about the Scholars Commons Playlists Explore DemocracyIU Libraries provides resources to help students and faculty be informed voters ahead of 2020 election

10/2/2020: Illinois Wesleyan University News details the partnership between their university library and Indiana University Libraries in an endeavor to digitalize Medieval manuscripts for The Peripheral Manuscripts Project: Digitizing Medieval Manuscript Collections in the Midwest: The Ames Library Partners to Digitize Medieval Manuscripts

September 2020

9/28/2020: The Society for Rare Books and Manuscripts at Indiana University (SRBM), a student group devoted to the love of these textual delights, presents Lilly Library graduate student employee Alyssa Mertka as she shares her work improving and standardizing finding aids during the pandemic. Read about the project and her favorite part in the latest SRBM blog post: Pulling Back the Curtain: The Finding Aid Enhancement Project

9/23/2020: Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century, the project website for the upcoming book from Oxford Press on Robert Burns, featured guest blogger Professor Patrick Scott this month. He detailed his unraveling of the mysterious where-abouts of a missing Burns manuscript, which "lockdown librarian" Sarah Mitchell helped him find in the Lilly Library collections: The Missing Manuscript of ‘A Red, Red, Rose’

9/21/2020: The IU Newsroom speaks to Emily Alford, IU Libraries' head of government information, maps and microfilm services about the many resources IU Libraries offers students and the public. Alford stresses the need to not only vote, but to be an educated voter: IU Libraries helps inform voters ahead of November election with virtual resources, events

9/14/2020: The Slavic and East European Journal published a blog written by IU Ph.D. candidate Szabolcs László, who explores the history of televized instruction, starting with IU's Robert Byrnes, whose pioneering educational television series tackled the subject of Russia. Look to the IU Libraries Archives and Moving Image Archive for materials on Byrnes' work. László's blog: The Russianist on TV: The History of Instructional Television and the Future of Online Education

9/13.2020: The Herald Republic interviewed Janice Thornton, true crime writer, about her book No Place Like Murder, which was published by IU Press. Thornton’s book details murders in the Midwest, several in Indiana: True crime book features Steuben murder

9/9/2020: Collection Management, a quarterly journal devoted to researching the organization and maintenance of library collections, published the findings of a vital inventory done here at the IU Libraries by Sherri Michaels, head of collection management and director of MDPI library operations, along with IU MLS graduate Becca Neal, online learning librarian at the University of Southern Indiana: Conducting an Inventory with Shared Print in Mind (access through Indiana University)

9/8/2020: The IU Newsroom heralds the additional 50 plus titles on "race, justice, history, ethnicity, diversity and oppression" that the IU Libraries have purchased with various funds: IU Libraries expands titles on race, ethnicity, justice

9/8/2020: The IU Newsroom describes the New Faculty Orientation that occurred before classes started this year. Unlike past years' gatherings when a picnic and information fair inaugurated the beginning of a new professor's year, 2020 was a virtual colloquium. Broken into four zoom sessions of orientation, IU Libraries presented during the "Resources" session: Welcome to IU Bloomington: Faculty orientation features virtual workshops, resources

9/8/2020: The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates IU Libraries Meggan Press as their Member of the Week. Meggan is the Interim Head of Teaching & Learning, plus the Undergraduate Education Librarian. Meggan's new book Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian was released this summer : ACRL Member of the Week

August 2020

8/31/2020: The Kelley School of Business Blog celebrates Kelly alumna and former congresswoman Jill Long Thompson. IU Press and Kelley are co-hosting Thompson's book launch on September 15. The Character of American Democracy: Preserving Our Past, Protecting Our Future argues for the need of ethics in government. During the book launch, Thompson will be joined by former politicians Lee Hamilton, Leon Panetta, and others: Ethical leadership necessary for the continuance of American democracy, writes former congresswoman and Kelley alumna in new book

8/26/2020 Newsweek featured a chilling story about Isacc Woodard, a Black veteran returning home after WWII who was beat and blinded by police. Orson Welles, writer and director, told Woodard's story on radio, the entertainment and news media of the time. You can listen to the five broadcasts thanks to the Lilly Library and the Media and Digitalization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI): Listen To Orson Welles Denounce Police Brutality Against Black WWII Veteran

8/26/2020: In a New York Times article, IU Professor Emeritus Susan Gubar writes about connecting artists with cancer patients. Gubar's gratitude for such connection stems from her own experience: a reader of Gubar's own book sent it back to her as art. IU Libraries Abigail Godwin provides the photo of the cathartic piece of art, which is housed in the Archives: Experiences With Cancer, Captured in Works of Art (subscription required)

8/24/2020: The Indiana Daily Student (IDS) helps students navigate the new requirements and restrictions at the IU Libraries. From requesting materials, reserving a seat, and wearing a mask, the IDS provides students and faculty information needed concerning the Fall 2020 Libraries: How you can use Wells Library this fall

8/21/2020: The IU Newsroom describes the events marking the 100th anniversary of a woman's right to vote, the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Among campus participants are the IU Libraries University Archives and Wylie House: The road to women's suffrage: Events mark centennial of 19th Amendment

8/17/2020: IU Librarian Christina Jones is a spinner of tales and member of Storytelling Arts of Indiana. The website announces Jones' virtual performance on November 8: “The Sunny Side of Virginia Street: Kitchen-Table Stories & Musical Memories” told by Christina Jones

8/12/2020: Fine Books & Collections featured Seth James, MLS alumnus and former Lilly Library student employee, who shares his memories and fondness of learning from the Lilly Library Director Joel Silver and Rebecca Baumann, head of Lilly public services: Bright Young Librarians: Seth James

8/11/2020: The Wall Street Journal grabbed readers' attention with a picture of IU students showing off their senior cords, which were self decorated clothes. The 1954 picture is from the IU Libraries University Archives. The article looks at the history of doodling on one's wardrobe and how the custom is having a resurgence:  Can Doodles Save Fashion? A Look at $1,000-Plus Illustrated Garments (subscripton required)

8/10/2020:  Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering News captures Jacob Nadal, former director of the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab, speaking of his passion for preservation. The 2001 MLS Luddy graduate, now Library of Congress Director of Preservation, hosted the fourth Luddy Summer Event Series: Library of Congress Director of Preservation Jacob Nadal latest guest of the Luddy Virtual Summer Event Series

8/7/2020: The IU Newsroom shared the modified ways the Wells Library will offer spaces and service this fall: Wells Library open for limited access this fall; some reservations required

8/4/2020: In The London Free Press, IU Libraries' own Moira Marsh, folklorist and librarian, discusses how rituals are changing during the global pandemic: COVID-19: Behind its toll on long weekends, ritual and resiliency

8/3/2020: Europeana empowers the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. Their recent blog post featuring IU Libraries' Assistant Dean Jon Dunn describes the way a media system developed in the midwest can transform access at cultural heritage institutions worldwide: Interoperable access for audiovisual collections - exploring Avalon Media System

July 2020

7/31/2020: Cataloging and Classificication Quarterly goes to bat with an article on baseball card classification by former ALF and Archives student employee Matt Myers: Batter Up: Classifying Pre-World War II Baseball Cards Using Dewey Decimal

7/28/2020: The IU Newsroom celebrates the 900+ oral histories now online thanks to work by University Archives and the Office of the Bicentennial: Bicentennial Oral History Project tells the story of IU through various voices

7/28/2020: The American Library Association is talking about a new book written by one of our fabulous librarians, Meggan Press: ACRL releases "Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian"

7/24/2020: The Indiana Daily Student notes, "IU has a Carnegie R1 Research Classification, which indicates very high research activity. Other R1 institutions include Boston, Harvard, Iowa State, Michigan State and New York universities," as it discusses the open-access journal IU Libraries supports for undergraduate research:  IU Journal of Undergraduate Research publishes 5th research volume

7/16/2020: Fine Books & Collections continues its series featuring today's most interesting librarians, one of whom got her start at IU Libraries' Lilly Library: Bright Young Librarians: Courtney Brombosz
She says, "I took on student position in every department within the Lilly Library and gained a well-rounded understanding of the profession. I will be always grateful to every supervisor who allowed me to ask questions, took extra time to teach me advanced skills, and encouraged me to keep learning. I especially loved working in the Conservation Lab with Jim Canary and Jessi Kulow. They afforded me my first student position at the Lilly and I will forever be grateful they gave me that chance."

7/9/2020: The IU Newsroom is celebrating a collection at IU Libraries' Archives of Traditional Music: Stereo recordings believed to be the world's oldest preserved at IU.

July 2020: In Vol 81, No 5, the open-acess journal, College & Research Libraries features a peer-reviewed article that identifies challenges and directions for 3D/VR repository standards and practices, and is authored in part by IU Libraries' own Juliet Hardesty: 3D Data Repository Features, Best Practices, and Implications for Preservation Models: Findings from a National Forum

June 2020

6/26/2020: Digital Culture & Education is an open-access journal with over a decade of publishing history.  Two IU Librarians, Jacqueline Fleming, Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian; and Theresa Quill, Map and Spatial Data Librarian, were published in the June issue: VISUAL LITERACY AND MAPS: A LIBRARIAN APPROACH TO COMBATING THE COVID-19 INFODEMIC

6/22/2020: The Indiana Daily Student highlights a virtual book release event by IU Press: McRobbies to host virtual launch for new IU Press book

6/5/2020: A new release from IU Press highlights the collections of Indiana University as part of the Bicentennial celebration.  The IU Newsroom shares how to join an online launch with authors and IU President: IU president and first lady to host virtual book launch opening 'Windows on Worlds'

6/1/2020: The IU Newsroom gives an insider look at online research consultations to support remote learning: IU Libraries' virtual reference tools aid student, faculty research

May 2020

May/2020: IU Librarian Willa Tavernier, Scholarly Communication, was published in The College and Research Library News discussing Open Scholarship and COVID-19: COVID-19 demonstrates the value of open access. What happens next?

5/16/2020: Local favorite, Bloom Magazine, takes a look at the current Wylie House exhibition: Wylie House Exhibit Portrays Marginalized, Silenced Hoosiers

5/12/2020: For the past two months, much of Indiana University Bloomington's staff and faculty have been working and teaching from home. Though necessary for safety, it's involved setting up new workspaces, meeting over Zoom, and balancing work with the needs of loved ones.  Inside IU offered a sample of what working at home has looked like for some IU Bloomington staff and faculty, including a few IU Libraries friends:  Welcome to my workspace: Inside faculty and staff home offices

5/6/2020: The IU Newsroom covers the quick work of IU Libraries to offer emergency access to millions of print volumes. Preparation pays off: IU Libraries offers expanded access to HathiTrust Digital Library

April 2020

4/17/2020: With assistance from an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant, Indiana University Libraries, in collaboration with the Indiana University Network Science Institute and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, created a cloud-based solution for making vital data available to its member institutions.  Now that collaboration is making an impact in COVID-19 research, and IMLS is sharing our story: How Libraries are Connecting Researchers and Citizen Scientists Around the World

4/5/2020: Bloomington's The Herald-Times spoke with IU faculty member Sarah Knott about her current University Archives collaboration: IU Archives asking for COVID-19 diaries, more

March 2020

3/25/2020: A collaboration between the University Archives and an IU faculty member is highlighted by the Indiana Daily Student: IU Archives asks for personal accounts of pandemic from IU community, locals

3/25/2020: WBIW invites listeners to explore IU museums, including the Wylie House: Take a tour of Wylie House Museum

3/15/2020: The Herald-Times interviewed University Archives Director Dina Kellams and learned: It's rare, but IU has closed for outbreaks before

3/11/20: Indiana Daily Student is at Wells Library: Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon teaches Wikipedia editing to students

3/10/2020: Indiana Daily Student celebrates a new exhibition that use primary history sources to create new art: New exhibition at Wylie House Museum seeks to share forgotten histories

3/9/2010: The Bloomingtonian offers a photo essay of a popular annual event: Heirloom seed sale at Wylie House

February 2020

2/27/2020: Indiana's WIBW.com announced an upcoming Wylie House tradition: Heirloom Seed Sale March 7

2/19/2020: The Indiana Daily Student visits Wells Library to learn about artist books: Handmade books petting zoo showcased in Wells Library

2/19/2020: The Indiana Daily Student attends the Bloomington Faculty Council and includes coverage of the update provided by IU Libraries Dean Carolyn Walters: IU lowers direct emissions by 49%, plans to implement solar technology

2/12/2020: At Indiana University Bloomington, staff and faculty have strong emotions for the campus as the setting for special moments, places and people in their lives.  To celebrate Valentine's Day, personal love notes to IU Bloomington - including our own Gary Dunham, Director of the IU Press. Read the Inside IU article:  Love notes to IU Bloomington

2/7/2020: Inside INdiana Business celebrates a new IU Libraries digitization project: 21st Century Tech to Preserve 12th Century Knowledge

January 2020

January: With much assistance from University Archives collections and staff, Indiana University is sharing stories of women - groundbreaking researchers, influential administrators, renowned artists and cornerstones of the campus community - in this excellent Bicentennial series:  Women who Built IU

1/31/2020:  The Screening Room at Wells Library is the topic of an invitational article by the IDSNew documentaries about life in Indiana to screen in Wells Library

1/29/2020: Learn about a new virtual tour of the Hoagy Carmichael Room (part of IU Libraries' Archives of Traditional Music) in the IT Connections newsletter: The fact of the Matterport

1/29/2020: Thanks to the Indiana Daily Student, readers are learning about a local puzzle event featuring IU Libraries' own Puzzle Curator, Andrew Rhoda: History Center puts final pieces together for fifth annual PuzzleFest

1/29/2020: IU Libraries is celebrating our role in a new grant-funded project, with help from the IU NewsroomGrant aids project by IU, other institutions to digitize medieval manuscripts

1/27/2020: Bloomington's The Herald-Times, talks to IU LIbraries' Associate Dean for Administration and Planning, Diane Dallis-Comentale about an exciting new piece of the Lilly Library renovation (subscription required): IU seeking artists for mural project at Lilly Library

1/21/2029: The IU Newsroom rolls out a new way to show your Hoosier pride, and our University Archives contributes: Own a piece of historic IU basketball court through online store, giveaway

1/15/2020: The Indiana Daily Student includes University Archives in its Bicentennial celebration: IU Archives houses baseball scrapbooks, home videos and dance cards

1/7/2020: Listen to Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, Carolyn Walters, describe the innovations happening in modern academic libraries with WFYI's All IN host Matt Pelsor: How are Libraries Changing?

December 2019

12/20/2019:  A Lilly Library collection connection is highlighted in the Indianapolis Star (subscription required)Monument to Captain Janeway will join Star Trek connections in Bloomington

12/13/2019:  Bloom magazine is an award-winning print publication celebrating Indiana University's hometown.  This month they are featuring a new book about Lilly LIbrary. Read: New Books from IU Press: ‘The Lilly Library from A to Z’

12/12/2019: Lilly Library Director Joel Silver is a regular contributor to Fine Books & Collectibles. A blog post on the publication website by Rebecca Rego Barry previews his most recent column: The Lives of Book Collectors (and Booksellers, Publishers…)

12/10/2019: The IU Newsroom introduces Mary Figueroa, Wylie House employee and talented graduate student who re-created the Wylie House in gingerbread just in time for this year's Wylie by Candlelight event: Grad student channels love of history into re-creating the Wylie House in gingerbread 

12/10/2019: Payton Knobeloch is a writer for Indiana Public Media's INBOX and she recently visited the Wylie House to learn about a special item in our collections: The Wylie House’s Christmas Cactus is Over a Century of Living History

12/9/2019: A new benefit at IU is the topic of this story from the IU Newsroom: Volunteer paid leave allows IU Libraries staff to help nature preserve

12/9/2019: A visit from The Travel Channel puts the Lilly Library in the spotlight for Episode 5 of Lost Secrets: The Lewis and Clark Conspiracy

12/6/2019: The Through the Gates of IU podcast visits the IU Archives! In this episode, host Elaine Monaghan tours the Indiana University Archives with Dina Kellams, director of University Archives, to learn about how the archives work, IU's campus after World War II, a misplaced engagement ring, and Herman B Wells' Christmas tradition: Episode 134

2/6/2019: The Indiana Daily Student visits an IU Libraries' Pop-Up Library: Art sparked after dusk at IU's December First Thursday

12/5/2019: The Media School newsroom is celebrating an important student project featuring IU Libraries staff: Warhol-inspired portrait project documents, displays people of IU

November 2019

11/18/2019: The Lilly Library will close Dec. 6 for renovation and the Indiana Daily Student is inviting the campus to make a final visit: Lilly Library invites visitors before closing for renovations Dec. 6

11/18/2019: The IU Newsroom celebrates a new app using primary source materials from our collections.  IU launches CitizIN app, a new interactive tool for teaching about Indiana studies

FEATURED: 11/15/2019: I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast episode 180 was recorded at our Lilly Library during the Baker Street Irregulars' conference. The event was the celebration of the BSI Archive officially opening at the Lilly Library. It featured a walk-through the exhibition "The History of the BSI Through 221 Objects." Several Lilly Library staff members are interviewed during the podcast: Live from the Lilly Library

11/9/2019: The Lilly Library treasures are on display and the Indiana Daily Student makes a visit: Visitors still able to celebrate First Thursday festivities despite cold temperatures

11/3/2019: A front page feature in The Herald Times share the riches in IU Libraries' University Archives: IU Archives tell stories behind the stories

11/1/2019: The American Library Association interviews our own Julie Marie Frye: Research Spotlight: Dr. Julie Marie Frye & Dr. Maria Hasler-Barker

October 2019

10/31/2019: Moira Marsh, Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, and Sociology shares the history of Halloween: 5 typical American Halloween customs explained

10/29/2019: "IU Libraries Moving Image Archive director Rachael Stoeltje has brought international prominence to IU's film collections with her leadership roles in the International Federation of Film Archives and Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations."  Read more in: IU alumnus's film score has its European premiere at silent film festival

10/23/2019: The IU News Room announces Indiana Remixed featuring many IU Libraries contributions: Indiana Remixed, featuring Laverne Cox, will highlight Hoosiers' ties to the arts

10/22/2019: Inside IU is an email newsletter for IU faculty and staff. This October article shares details of the upcoming Lilly Library renovation and closure: Highlights from Lilly Library collections on display one last time ahead of renovations

10/20/2019: The Daily Vonnegut is talking to our Lilly Library to get an overview of its Vonnegut-related collections: AN OVERWHELMING TREASURE TROVE OF WRITINGS BY KURT VONNEGUT – AN INTERVIEW WITH ISABEL PLANTON

10/16/2019: Bloomington's The Herald Times tells readers how to access experts from IU's Moving Image Archive:  Event at Wylie House to highlight home movies (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED if outside of Wells Library)

10/8/2019: The IU Newsroom highlights a new library collection: Gifts of 7K game magazines make IU home to largest collection in Midwest

10/8/2019: In the IU News Round Up, a special event at our Wylie House is featured: IU Libraries to host Home Media Preservation Day

October 2019: Of, by, and for IU alumni and friends, Pride of IU stories are shared through a collaboration of the Indiana University Alumni Association and the Indiana University Foundation.  In this issue, a unique class assignment featuring library collections: Cut from the Same Cloth

10/8/2019: The National Herald is the leading English language newspaper serving Greeks throughout North America.  A grant-funded project with IU Libraries Archives of Traditional Music is discussed: Greek Music in America Archives Project. (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED).

September 2019

September 2019: IU is celebrating its bicentennial by reflecting on our history and making key moments in our past visible today.  This blog post by the Office of the Bicentennial intern Arielle Pare, Class of 2021, brings to light important contributions at IU Libraries: The Unknown Black Women of the IU Libraries and Archives

9/24/2019: A very special collection at our Archives of Traditional Music is being celebrated by the IU Newsroom -  Stories etched in wax: Preservation project saves sounds of the past

9/19/2019: The American Library Association is celebrating IU Libraries' Erin Ellis,  Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services.  Read more about her new publication, written in collaboration with Kevin Smith, Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas: Become a Copyright Coach

9/17/2019: Lilly Library collection is related to new recognition for figure in Indiana history: State Historical Marker Dedicated For Photographer Frank Hohenberger

9/11/2019: The IU Newsroom is talking about an IU Press book event and it features a new release for the Lilly Library:  Kick off IU Bicentennial at the 200 Festival

August 2019

August: The summer issue of The College Magazine features a former Lilly Library student staff member who is now a conservation technician at The Library of Congress: The Art of Artifacts

8/13/2019: CNN revisits Woodstock with help from a new IU Press-Red Lightning Books release: Woodstock at 50: Unseen images of the festival that changed America

8/13/2019: The LaPorte County Herald-Argus describes a traveling exhibit with items from IU's Lilly Library: County museum will host Indiana literature traveling exhibit

8/12/2109: Chicago Review of Books is taking an in-depth look at a new IU Press publication: Lyz Lenz on Christianity in America, An interview with the author of 'God Land.'

8/1/2019: Our local magazine, bloom, describes the role of our University Archives in capturing oral histories of Indiana University: How a Scandal Helped Change IU Forever

July 2019

7/22/2019: Nebraska's Chadron State College highlights student research travel to our prestigious Lilly Library: Research trip gives CSC student access to rare pieces of historic literature

7/15/2019: Indiana University's Newsroom offers a looks inside the recent BAVASS international audiovisual preservation event:  Archivists learn how to preserve audiovisual collections despite time, technology and tragedy

7/6/2019: NBC's Jonathan Allen spoke uses IU Libraries collections as sources in his latest political story: New details revealed about Biden's busing record: Why was he so strongly opposed?

June  2019

6/26/2019: Indiana University's Media School students work with Moving Image Archive collections: IU’s ‘screen ecology’ permeates classrooms, common spaces and even Assembly Hall

6/18/2019: IU Newsroom visits the Lilly Library: Lilly Library's unique Vonnegut collection allows teleplays to take the stage for the first time

6/17/2019: Library Journal tells readers about world-class audiovisual training hosted by IU Libraries: Indiana University Libraries Hosts First AV Archival Summer School

6/14/2019: Georgia Today is Georgia’s leading independent English-language newspaper, distributed throughout the Republic of Georgia.  Its coverage of the Royal Asiatic Society book launch of “The Living Alphabet” explains how a Lilly Library book inspired a new international work: "The Living Alphabet" Launched in London

6/14/2019: IU Board of Trustees approves $12.4 million Lilly Library renovation and the IU Newsroom has the story: IU Board of Trustees approves projects at Bloomington, South Bend


6/4/2019: Our IU Newsroom tells readers of Inside IU about the Archive-it wayback machine: Take a look back in digital time with this collection at University Archives

May  2019

5/31/2019: An IU faculty member is writing for the Wall Street Journal Bookshelf and mentions the fabulous Lilly Library. Thank you for the shout out Christoph Irmscher: Walt Whitman at 200: O Poet-Pioneer!

5/31/2019: Lilly Library, Wylie House and University Archives are all teaching at this year's Mini U, and the IU Newsroom is giving everyone a last minute chance to enroll: Mini University offers 'college for a week’ for lifelong learners

5/19/2019: Lilly Library collections help The Herald Times explain a local connection: (paywall if outside of Wells Library) Set a course for Bloomington: Residents hope to memorialize first female Star Trek captain

5/19/2019: The IU Newsroom features an IU Libraries international event:  IU Libraries hosts first international audiovisual preservation training in North America

5/15/2019: The Indiana Daily Student points to the current Lilly Library exhibition on the life of Senator Lugar: Memorial services for former Sen. Richard Lugar start Tuesday

5/14/2019: Indiana Public Media delivers a look at IU Libraries' University Archives: The INbox Guide to Bloomington Museums: IU Libraries University Archives

5/3/2019: The Daily Mail and SUN  - both British publications - explore a University Archives collection: 

5/2/2019: Indiana Public Media speaks with our Modern Political Papers Archivist Sara Stefani to learn more about Senator Lugar and the current exhibition at the Lilly Library: Former Colleagues, Friends Remember Richard Lugar

5/1/2019: The IU Newsroom explores the history of the University's relationship with Thailand, and many University Archives photos are featured: Building a lasting Friendship

April  2019

4/29/2019: From the IU Newsroom: Indiana University statement on passing of former senator, distinguished IU scholar Richard Lugar


4/26/2019: A Lilly Library treasure is on the road to help celebrate the collecting legacy of J.K. Lilly Jr., the Cape Cod Times reports: Heritage opens for its 50th-anniversary season

4/24/2019: The Indiana Daily Student speaks with our own Naz Pantaloni: IU celebrates World Book and Copyright Day

4/20/2019: An October IU Press book fueled by archives insights is the topic of a Media School news story: Alumni-produced anthology chronicles IDS history

4/19/2019: Student column in The Indiana Daily Student showcases the impact of the Lilly Library on arts and humanities: The case for the public humanities by Tiffany Xie

4/11/2019: The IU Newsroom celebrates a new online collection and the IU Libraries role in access: Indiana University Herbarium completes massive plant digitization project

4/9/2019: Mental Floss calls itself an encyclopedia of everything.  The popular site is talking about our Lilly Library puzzle collection: Inside the World's Only Public Collection of Mechanical Puzzles

4/8/2019: The Indiana Daily Student tells readers about a faculty exhibition: Lilly Library exhibit showcases erotic, previously-censored materials

4/1/2019: IU newsroom announces extraordinary support for Lilly Library renovation: Indiana University receives $10.9 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to renovate world-renowned Lilly Library

See also -  IU Libraries Lilly Library Renovation News Webpage  and a brief Lilly Library History

Related Coverage:

4/1/2019: Our own Moira Marsh is quoted in GQ British: How the news killed April Fools' Day

March 2019

3/25/2019: IU newsroom visits the opening reception for a new Lilly Library exhibition: IU exhibition explores local, global impact of Richard Lugar, Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

Related Coverage:

3/19/2019: The Indiana Daily Student Education beat previews library event: IU Libraries Wikipedia-editing workshop seeks to improve online coverage of women

3/9/2019: As part of Women’s History Month, IU Libraries is hosting the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Indiana Public Media explains the need: Citations Needed: Meet the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

February 2019

2/15/2019: National blog features IU Libraries Department of Scholarly Communications, complete with a team photo and open access links: Educating and onboarding editors with the New Journal Toolkit

2/13/2019: Library Journal's InfoDocket announces IU Libraries latest grant project:

Digitization Projects: Indiana University Libraries to Present China’s Earliest Known Sound Recordings in Bilingual Web Project

2/9/2019: The IU Newsroom can help you add drama to your Valentine's Day plans: Dramatic Valentine's Day reading to bring love letters to life at IU's Lilly Library 

2/8/2019: Indiana Daily Student offers photo and recap of Wells Library event, Exploremos: IU Libraries celebrates Mexican culture through art, music, literature


2/5/2019: The IU Newsroom is covering several IU Libraries Arts & Humanities stories:

January 2019

1/29/2019: Indiana Public Media uses University Archives blog post to discusses the history of Indiana University weather closures: IU Bloomington Classes Cancelled On Wednesday Due To Severe Cold

1/28/2019: Archivist Bethany Anderson (University of Virginia) "bristles" at recent misleading media coverage in The ConversationSylvia Plath’s new short story was never ‘lost’ – so why is the media saying it was ‘just discovered’?

1/24/2019: Vulture, the culture and entertainment site from New York magazine, interviewed Lilly Library's Rebecca Baumann and found opportunity and inspiration: Sylvia Plath’s ‘New’ Story Shows Us the Career That Might Have Been

  • Enjoy this excerpt: Baumann hopes only that all this publicity around one of the most famous women poets of the last century will “encourage people to start digging in libraries and archives, and even in their own attics, for women who really are lost — whose stories have not been brought to wider attention, whose obituaries remain unwritten.”

1/25/2019: The IU Newsroom is talking about a new collection at Lilly Library: Earliest records of fruit fly genetics research donated to Indiana University

1/22/2019: KATHRYN DE LA ROSA is a columnist with the Indiana Daily Student who knows her way around Wells Library: Get witchy in Wells Library with its collection of astrology books

1/22/2019: We are really for our closeup! Student film shot at Wells Library:  Media School, Jacobs film collaboration features ballet dancers, original choreography

1/17/2019>AUDIO: HarperCollins Calling podcast interviews Lilly Library's Head of Public Services, Rebecca Baumann, about an upcoming publication of short story by Sylvia Plath: MARY VENTURA AND THE NINTH KINGDOM

1/16/2019>VIDEO: WTIU Public Television filmed Journey Indiana at the Lilly Library and Maureen Maryanski, Outreach Librarian, tells viewers about our Gutenberg Bible and miniature book collections. Watch the video (Maureen is at minute 8).

1/12/2019: IU Libraries Wylie House Outdoor Interpreter, Sherry Wise, shares her seed secrets with The Herald-Times: Savvy seed sources (log-in required outside of Wells Library)

1/11/2019: The Indy Star is a fan of Lilly Library twitter account: 'The opposite of lost': IU library claps back at The New Yorker over Sylvia Plath story

1/11/2019: Lilly Library is once again host to a Vonnegut academic conference as part of the groundbreaking Granfalloon Festival, and The Herald Times has all the details (subscription required outside the Library)Dave Eggers, Neko Case coming to Bloomington in May

1/10/2019: The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes a daily email briefing, which featured Indiana University on January 8, 2019.
Excerpt Headline: A Sylvia Plath story "lost" in a university library.
Next month HarperCollins will publish a book version of a short story that Sylvia Plath wrote in 1952, Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom. As a 20-year-old undergraduate at Smith College, Plath had submitted the story to Mademoiselle magazine, which rejected it. According to The New Yorker, Plath's estate didn't know about the story until years later when Judith Glazer-Raymo, an academic and critic, found it while digging through the archives at Indiana University's rare book and manuscript library. But the Lilly Library posted yesterday on Twitter that the story was not "lost," as The New Yorker reported. It was kept in the library's collection complete with a description in the finding aid. The library tweeted, "(whispers) You know when materials are in libraries and archives, they are actually the opposite of "lost."

December 2018

December 2018: The end-of-year issue of ARTFORUM, an international magazine focused on film, offers a year in review. A film shown at IU Libraries' Screening Room is featured as one of the year's best. J. HOBERMAN's Best of 2018.

12/6/2018: Bloomington's The Herald Times goes behind the scenes as IU Libraries' Wylie House prepared for its annual open house: A taste of the holidays in the 1800s

12/5/2018: VARDA HE is an Indiana Daily Student columnist who has a favorite Wells library snack: A brief guide to some of Bloomington’s best fries 

12/4/2018: The Indiana Daily Student Editorial Board helps students get ready for finals by sharing favorite study spaces: EDITORIAL: How Editorial Board prepares for finals week

12/4/2018: Unique Photovoice research program, and IU Libraries' own Julie Marie Frye (Head of the Education Library), are featured news on the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs:  Hudson & Holland First-Year Scholars Embrace Photography, Research in Unique Course

November 2018

11/17/2018: Brand Equity, a initiative of The Economic Times, covers the international Film Preservation & Restoration workshop,supported in part by IU Libraries' Moving Image Archives: Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation bring the 4th Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop to Kolkata

11/9/2018: IU's Arts and Humanities Council is featuring an IU Libraries' collection: Diminutive but Distinguished Discoveries at the Lilly Library

11/8/2018: National publication, Library Journal, features four special holdings that catch the public’s imagination, including one at Lilly Library: Novel Collections

11/7/2018: IU Communications features many photos from IU Archives in an online story package: IU AND WORLD WAR I

11/7/2018: The news center for the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at IU's SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES announces funding of library collection for preservation and research:  IAUNRC Funds Microfilming of Fierman Newspaper Archive

11/7/2018: IDS features IU Libraries' popular screening room: Filmmaker Michael Schultz to celebrate birthday at IU

11/5/2018: The Indiana Daily Student visits IU Libraries' Screening Room: IU Media School students screen films in the Moving Image Archive

11/1/2018: IU Newsroom helps celebrate new grant-funding work at IU Libraries. IU Libraries receives $1.2 million grant to develop ability to search digitized audiovisual files

11/1/2018: Lilly Library's Rebecca Baumann talks about her personal book collecting on the Behind the Bookshelves podcast by AbeBooks.

October 2018

10/30/2018: It's the 80th anniversary of "The War of the Worlds." IU Newsroom tells us how to celebrate by listening to a digitized version: IU Lilly Library celebrates 80th anniversary of 'The War of the Worlds' broadcast

10/18/2018: Indiana Daily Student gives readers the inside scoop on getting hired: HIRE ED program helps students prepare for interviews

10/18/2018: IU Libraries and IU Network Science Institute are leading a public-private partnership to create the Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries, and the IU Newsroom has all the details: IU will lead $2 million partnership to expand access to research data

10/11/2018:  The IU Newsroom previews an exciting Arts and Humanities kickoff, IU Libraries is part of the celebration: Mexico Remixed will be IU Bloomington's third annual Global Arts and Humanities Festival

10/10/2018: InsideIU is the source for news for IU Faculty and Staff. This week, editors tell us about an exciting project that involved our University Archives: New Indy escape room honors IU bicentennial

10/8/2018: Of, by, and for IU alumni and friends, Pride of IU stories are shared through a collaboration of the Indiana University Alumni Association and the Indiana University Foundation.    Don't miss this focus on IU Libraries Lilly Library:  In Care of IU.

10/6/2018: The Washington TImes Herald of Washington Indiana reports a visit by Lilly Library's resident Frankenstein expert, Rebecca Baumann: Stitched and Bound

10/4/2018: Indiana Daily Student gets to know our film collection. Q&A: IU Libraries Moving Image Archive talks film preservation, education

10/03/2018: In the second episode of The Sample, student podcasters take a jog through the IU Lilly Library's Slocum Puzzle Collection. We work from Rubik's Cubes to Hot Miso Soup on a tour of the interdisciplinary fun of puzzles with Lilly Library's Andrew Rhoda. Episode 2: Puzzles

September 2018

9/25/2018: Indiana Daily Student drops in Wells Library for our Maker Monday series. Frame-by-Frame: Stop-motion animation workshop at Wells Library

9/24/2018: Lilly Library care of Vonnegut collection is praised by author's daughter as reported in the IDS: Nanette Vonnegut reflects on life with her father

9/21/18: California news KSBY-6 features Lilly Library conservator: Original scroll by American author Jack Kerouac on display in SLO library

9/19/2018: From dead plant to download. The IU Herbarium has a collection of over 150,000 unique plant specimens dating back to 1885 and ScienceNode shares how IU Libraries helped them along the digitization journey: When plants go digital
(Photo credit: It takes a village. Scientists, librarians, and over 70 curatorial assistants have been working for five years to complete the digitization of the IU Herbarium collection. Courtesy Emily Sterneman.)

9/18/2018: The Indiana Daily Student looks into the "The Early Modern Thing" graduate seminar in Puzzled out at the Lilly Library

Check out the Office of the Provost’s podcast, featuring Somewhere West of Lonely  by IU Libraries' IU Press author Steve Raymer. Steve, a former National Geographic photographer and Professor Emeritus of the Media School, showcases in the book his globe-spanning, colorful, award-winning career as a photojournalist. The video podcast offers an engaging, thoughtful interview with Steve along with selections from his book.

9/11/2018: College Magazine points out the love of art at Indiana University, and why the Lilly Library is part of that: Top 10 Midwestern Art History Universities to Crack the Da Vinci Code

9/10/2018: IU Newsroom is celebrating a new IU Press collaboration: IU center aims to strengthen scholarly, cultural exchange with Israel

9/6/2018: Among the booths of food and crafts at this month's First Thursdays festival, find IU Libraries Moving Image Archive and a projector.   Read more with the Indiana Daily Student: IU Cinema joins First Thursdays festival


August 2018

8/27/2018: It's 1882 and IU's first African-American student is at home at IU Libraries' Wylie House. Join Director Carey Beam as she explores this story through journals and newspapers of the time in the recent issue of IU's 200: The Bicentennial Magazine.

8/26/2018: Lilly Library's Erika Dowell talks about an early form of social media with The Herald Times: A glimpse across time through postcards

8/24/2018: Fall Screenings announced at IU Cinema and IU Libraries' Screening room: Guest filmmakers and directors including Michael Schultz are highlights of IU Cinema's fall season

8/15/2018: IU Newsroom spends time with the Bloomington Libraries Professional Council as they revitalize the library/community room at the Middle Way House: IU library professionals create a warm and welcoming space at The Rise

8/8/2018: The Visit Bloomington Blog points muggles to Lilly Library: HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF HARRY POTTER IN BLOOMINGTON

8/8/2018: An October visit by Lilly Library's Rebecca Baumann is already big news in Washington Indiana: Library transformed into French countryside

8/3/2018: It's the first Ernie Pyle Day and you can celebrate with a visit to the Lilly Library.

8/2/2018: IU has a collection of Russian maps made between 1883 and 1947, and they were never meant to be seen by outsiders, says IU map librarian Theresa Quill in a just-published article by National Geographic: See the Classified Russian Maps That Fell Into Enemy Hands

July 2018

7/30/2018: Local writer Susan Brackney digs with us at Wylie House and tells her story in Bloom magazine: A Dig at Wylie House Museum Unearthing 1859 Greenhouses

7/23/2018: USA Today is talking about a new book published by IU Press: Book traces Mike Pence's 'path to power'

7/13/2018: Local radio station, WBIW, reports on IU Libraries Wylie House Museum dig: IU Students Get Hands Dirty Uncovering Buried Wylie House Greenhouse

7/12/2018: Chicago-area views are invited to Lilly Library Frankenstein exhibition by WGN-9: Howl with wolves, explore caves and see Santa year-round on Indiana’s back roads

7/12/2018: IU Newsroom tells readers Wylie House Museum is site for immersive learning: Students got their hands dirty to uncover buried Wylie House greenhouses

June 2018

6/30/2018: The Daily Hoosier Blog explores the history of Assembly Hall with help from IU Libraries University Archives: Retracing Glory: The Original Assembly Hall

6/21/2018:  Chicago-area residents are encouraged to explore Bloomington this summer by local news station WGN-9. See what they had to say about Lilly Library and the Archives of Traditional Music.  Video content: Bloomington booming with good times

6/21/2018: Wylie House featured by The Herald Times Summer sampler: First weekend of summer in Bloomington pulls out all the stops

6/20/2018: IU Libraries holds native american recordings 90 years old, now digitized.  InfoDocket by Library Journal shares the news in a round-up: Reports: Two Projects from Research Libraries Working to Save Audio Recordings of Native Americans

6/16/2018: London News Company The Sun shines a light on an IU Libraries collection: COR BLIMEY Incredible colour photos reveal what life in London was like in the 1950s and 60s

6/8/2018: The Herald Times visits IU Libraries Wylie House Museum to dig into our summer project: Digging into history: Community invited to work at archaeological site


May 2018

5/24/2018: Dr. Julie Marie Frye, Head of the Education Library, receives Carnegie-Whitney grant in partnership with doctoral candidate Arnell Hammond, read all the details here: Education Library receives American Library Association Grant

5/18/2018: WTHR covers the Royal Wedding in England and features a Lilly Library connection: James Bond manuscripts housed in Indiana University's Lilly Library

5/14/2018: Granfalloon is grand success and the Indiana Daily Student has all the details: Kurt Vonnegut's work celebrated with activities and panels

5/10/2018: Thanks to Joe Hiland of the Arts and Humanities Council at IU for a shout out to the Lilly Library in this IDS article about the exciting Granfalloon happening now: Lilly Library shows off Kurt Vonnegut manuscript collection for festival

5/8/2018: The staff at InsideIU Bloomington sit down with IU Libraries' Rachael Stoeltje to talk about her new position as the 2018 Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations board chair: Moving Image Archive director gains international attention

5/7/2018: Emily Abshire, student reporter at the IDS, tell readers all about a new festival that features Lilly Library: How a Kurt Vonnegut festival was born to Bloomington

5/5/2018: The Herald Times is talking about IU's Granfalloon and details how the Lilly Library is involved:  Conference celebrates Indianapolis author Kurt Vonnegut

5/1/2018: Learn more about IU Libraries historic house museum in this Inside IU look at our impact: Wylie House education center offers students a hands-on look at history


April 2018

4/30/2018: The Indiana Daily Student offers an in-depth profile of Lilly Library expert Jim Canary: The Conservator

4/30/2018: Congratulations to our own Robert McDonald, as CU Boulder Today announces new dean at Boulder: Provost names Robert H. McDonald dean of University Libraries

4/23/2018: Lilly Library is part of a new festival and The Indiana Daily Student is there: Kurt Vonnegut festival coming to Bloomington

4/20/2018: A blog from the American Archives of Public Broadcasting is talking about how IU Libraries is helping them ingest, manage and provide access to 70+ years of digitized public broadcasting content. WGBH, AVP, and Indiana University to Enhance and Configure Avalon for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

4/18/2018: How well do you know your IU trivia? IU Libraries took their knowledge on the road and The Herald Times was there to ride along: Campus bus becomes 'cash cab' to celebrate IU Libraries, IU Day

4/13/2018: Blogger based in England covers IU Libraries' University Archives collection:  Charles W. Cushman’s London

4/6/2018: Indiana Public Media offers sneak peek of new exhibition: Lilly Library Opens Frankenstein Exhibit Featuring First Edition

4/3/2018: Indiana University's Inside IU newsletter shines a spotlight on a library expansion: IU's state-of-the-art Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility protects university treasures

4/1/2018: In the April/May issue of Homes & Lifestyles of Southern Indiana, historical photos make an IU Libraries' connection: See page 54 of the online issue to read: Set in Stone. Exceptional limestone photo collection discovered in empty building.

4/1/2018: Meggan Press is an undergraduate education librarian at Indiana University Bloomington, published in the April edition of College and Research Library News: Words Matter. The power of language to create community

4/1/2018: Bloom Magazine gives readers a front row seat to five decades of change at IU Libraries: Ron Hafft: Librarian


March 2018

3/21/2018: Buzzfeed news highlights an Indiana University collection: 22 Beautiful Color Snapshots From America's Past

3/22/2018: Indiana University released the news that Lilly Library is kicking off the summer Vonnegut style as part of the Arts & Humanities Council festival: Kurt Vonnegut is the inspiration for IU Bloomington's first summer kickoff festival


3/21/2018: Rebecca Baumann, Lilly Library, is spotlighted by Fine Books and Collections as a Bright Young Librarian

3/21/2018: "We should be grateful to attend an institution with such wonderful libraries," says Maddy Klein, IDS columnist.  We could not agree more! Please read her excellent overview of our offerings: COLUMN: Take advantage of IU’s libraries

3/14/2018: Isabel Planton, Lilly Library, is spotlighted by Fine Books and Collections as a Bright Young Librarian.

3/12/2018: Fodor's wants everyone to know that the Lilly Library is a worthy travel destination, especially for Vonnegut fans. Check out no. 7 in: 11 Great Manuscripts and Where to See Them

3/9/2018: Learn more about how the Lilly Library played a key role in a newly published book as the IDS explores: Anthology about Orson Welles developed with help from IU resources

3/8/2018:  Gone to the dogs: IU Libraries and four-legged friends help campus de-stress - and we thank the IDS for coming! Stress relief event in Herman B Wells Library features dogs, snacks

3/1/2018: The IDS continues its explorations of our Lilly Library: Lilly Library offers rare books, puzzles, exhibits

February 2018

2/28/2018: Fine Books and Collections profile discusses learning about rare books at IU Libraries' Lilly Library: Bright Young Librarians: Matt Bird

2/27/2018: Bloomington's excellent bi-monthly magazine, BLOOM, discusses diversity through donation: IU Lecturer Donates His Spock Ears To Lilly Library Star Trek Collection

2/19/2018: Global festival taking over IU's Bloomington campus, and IU Libraries joins in the celebration. Read what the IDS has to say in: IU launches India Remixed in February

2/19/2018: Inside IU is a weekly newletter covering topics of interest to IU's faculty and staff. This week, Jamie Wittenberg of IU Libraries' Department of Scholarly Communications shares what Open Access looks like at IU. From the Desk: Head of Department of Scholarly Communication discusses one year of open access

2/18/2018: An IU Media School project puts a spotlight on comic books at the Lilly Library: The boy behind the bat

2/16/2018: Big appreciation to IDS columnist Audrey Lee for telling her readers about how to love your library this Valentine's season: Libraries in Bloomington and on campus have resources for 'Love Your Library' month

2/14/18: National publications love IU collections and this Valentine's Day American Libraries is celebrating the Kinsey Institute: Researching Sex. Kinsey Institute Library marks 71 years of collections.

2/13/2018: The Indiana Daily Student talks to our own film archivist Andy Uhrich about a recent donation to the Moving Image Archive: Film historian preserves film reels that inspired "Hoosiers"

2/12/2018: The IU Newsroom is helping faculty and staff celebrate Valentine's Day: Lilly Library exhibition analyzes dating etiquette over time.

2/12/2018: The American Library Association loves libraries and is excited to share it through ilovelibraries.org.  Right now, they are sharing a story about IU's Lilly (kudos to student reporter Katie Chrisco for this national syndication of her IDS article): IU's Lilly Library home to famous authors' hair

2/9/2018: Exhibition at Lilly Library offers look at transformative time, and an in-depth IDS story tells readers more about it : "Poetry is in the streets" in 1968

2/5/2018: Berkley Library news is talking to Robert McDonald, IU Libraries Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies: HTRC UnCamp 2018 comes to Moffitt, highlights power of digital humanities

January 2018

1/31/2018: IU's technology teams are reading about our Auxiliary  Library Facility: The Computing Behind the Costumes 

1/31/2018: Library film screening, exhibition highlighted in Wounded Galaxies event round up in the IDS:  Fifty years of revolution coming to Bloomington

1/26/2018: Student reporter gets personal with Edgar Allen Poe :  IU's Lilly Library home to famous authors' hair

1/25/2018: Meg Meiman and Dina Kellams - two Primary Sources Immersion experts here at IU Libraries - are featured authors in the nationally celebrated Library Journal: Teaching the Teachers: Primary Sources Immersion Program | Peer to Peer Review

1/23/2018: Article at Indystar.com includes digital footage of 1955 state basketball championship game and upcoming screening of restored film: Here's your chance to see the film of 1954 basketball championship that inspired 'Hoosiers'

1/18/2018: Our campus newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student, tells readers about Lilly Library programs and people in its Weekend section.
Stories included:

1/17/2018: University Archives Director, Dina Kellams, is photo-featured by the IU Newsroom: IU students boost presence of Hoosier women in STEM through Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

1/12/18: Altas Obscura points to the Lilly LIbrary and its world-famous puzzle collection in, The Fashion and Mystery of Ancient Roman Puzzle Locks

1/11/2018: A tweet from University Archives leads to an Indy Star article: That time Bob Knight helped Indiana basketball fans win free McDonalds. 

1/10/2018: The IDS features the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive and its new collection of TV commercials: New equipment, commercials at IU's Moving Image Archive open portals into history

December 2017

12/17/2017: The Herald Times offers a historical look at holiday happenings with help from the Wylie House: Old-fashioned entertaining

12/16/2017: Clio submissions collection, now at IU Libraries' Moving Image Archive, is celebrated by the IndyStar:  IU is putting 1970s beer and ice cream commercials online, and they're hilarious

12/13/2017: Recently two senators, Republican Todd Young and Democrat Joe Donnelly, introduced Senate Resolution 345 which aims to make Aug. 3, 2018, National Ernie Pyle Day.  Owen Johnson, the author of “At Home With Ernie Pyle,” sits down in the Lilly Library to share our Ernie Pyle archive with WISH-TV viewers: Push for ‘National Ernie Pyle Day’ underway

12/12/2017: For five decades Ron Hafft has been serving IU students through his many roles with IU Libraries. Read more in an Inside IU profile: From card catalogs to computers, 50-year IU Libraries employee has changed with the times

12/8/2017: Akram Khabibullaev is responsible for IU’s materials in Arab, Persian, Turkish and Central Asian studies, and now an International organization. The IDS tells us more:  IU librarian named president of global organization

12/7/2017: Radio scholars are praising newly launched Lilly Library digitization project: Indiana University’s ‘Orson Welles On the Air’ website exceeds expectations

12/5/2017: Today faculty and staff are hearing about a new collection at the Moving Image Archive through our weekly newsletter, Inside IU: Capturing History

12/5/2017: Outreach librarian Mike Courtney tells us what to buy the book lover on your holiday list: Holiday Gift Guide

12/1/2017: Homes and Lifestyles of South-Central Indiana has a multi-page features story about the Wylie House by Candlelight event, see page 8 to get started reading Night Lights.


November 2017

11/16/2017: University Archives collections used to reflect on campus history: Looking back on the Cuban Missile Crisis, 55 years later

11/14/2017: IU Bloomington Provost, Lauren Robel, describes a recent Lilly Library project as "a truly profound contribution" in her Inside IU From the Desk message.

11/08/2017: An international English-language newspaper describes the Ian Fleming collection at Lilly Library, highlights current exhibition: 007s Early Manuscripts at Indiana University

11/2/2017: Domenica Bongiovanni of the IndyStar tells Indiana how the Lilly Library became home to Ian Fleming's collections and manuscripts: Why this James Bond collection is in Indiana and the secrets you'll find

11/2/2017: A home-run celebration - a 1922 baseball game in Japan is the basis for a University Archives story and a Presidential celebration, in: Strengthening and renewing ties in Tokyo

11/1/2017: Hear our own Erika Dowell describe the time when Orson Welles' personal copy of The War of the Worlds radio drama was sitting in someone's garage: Through the Gates podcast, episode 68.


October 2017

10/27/2017: Sixth grade graduation present finds its way to our Lilly Library, and WTIU is here to take a look: Where No Ear Has Gone Before: Star Trek At The IU Lilly Library

10/30/2017: International film organization announces it will store its historical audio tapes at IU Libraries:  Digitization of FIAF's Collection of Audio Tapes

10/25/2017: Wellesnet is widely regarded by Welles scholars as the leading online source of information about the life, career and work of Orson Welles and this online community is celebrating our web project launch: ‘Orson Welles on the Air’ website launched at Indiana University

10/24/2017: IU Libraries' Lilly Library is nearly ready to share Orson Welles's personal copy of The War of the Worlds with the world: Cutting-edge technology helps Lilly Library digitize original 'War of the Worlds' recording

10/24/2017: Nobody covers Seymour, Indiana and the surrounding areas like The Tribune, and they are sending readers to our Wylie House:  Barn Tour set for Monroe County

10/23/2017: Bloomington's The Herald Times is talking about a current exhibit inside the Wylie House Education Center: Historic Monroe County barns on tour, October 28

10/19/2017: Trekkies alert! The IU Newsroom has the scoop: Lilly Library is the final frontier for authentic set of Spock ears donated by IU faculty member

10/18/2017: The Wylie House is included in IU's latest round of bicentennial grants to support heritage programs (from Inside IU)

10/18/2017: Indiana University's student newspaper explores IU Libraries' historic house museum: Wylie House Museum is home to hidden IU history

10/18/2017: Inside IU details events sponsored by the Libraries, IU Press, and the Office of Scholarly Publishing: IU to celebrate Open Access Week 2017

10/16/2017: The Washington Post spotlights the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive as they acquire cameras and projectors owned by D.C. film archivist Alan Lewis: Lights! Camera! Memories! A D.C. film archivist is donating his collection.

10/16/2017: The IDS tells the story of how the IU Archives helped a student reconnect with the long-lost voice of her grandfather: Hearing home

10/16/2017: The IU Cinema blog offers "A Conversation About Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive"

10/11/2017: IU President Michael McRobbie recently outlined his vision for IU in the annual State of the University address. The IDS covered key point, including the importance of collections throughout the university: Five things you need to know from the State of the University address


September 2017

9/22/2017: Lilly Library find discussed by the Indiana Daily Student in: Five 'new' Kurt Vonnegut stories to be published

9/16/2017: The Herald Times features barn restoration, exhibit offered at Wylie House Education Center: Historic barns can be home to many, maybe even ghosts

9/14/2017: IU Libraries offers mapping workshop to help hurrican victims, and the IDS is talking about it: IU students from Florida share stories of Hurricane Irma's effects

9/13/2017: A new archives project, Pop-Up Exhibits, is included in this IU Newsroom round-up: IU's La Casa celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with variety of cultural activities

9/11/2017: The IU Newsroom shares an update on former Moving Image Archive archivist: Film digitization specialist prepares for second phase of IU's ambitious preservation project

9/10/2017: A find in the Lilly Library will be part of a new book, and is the topic of national press. See more in these two articles:

9/10/2017: New co-directors of IDAH featured in The Herald Times Art Watch column: Kalani Craig, Michelle Dalmau named co-directors of IU's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities .  (read the related release in the IU News Room)

9/7/2017: Our student newspaper invites everyone at Indiana University to "check out" the world's largest mechanical puzzle collection: Meet Lilly Library's curator of puzzles

9/4/2017: The IU Newsroom puts a spotlight on Primary Source Immersion: Digging Deeper; IU Libraries offer tips to faculty for introducing primary sources into course work

9/3/2017:  Bloomington is enjoying multiple Peter Pan productions, but The Herald Times reports that Lilly Library has a star of its own:  Original manuscript adds another stop on this semester's 'Peter Pan' tour


August 2017

8/24/2017: A national publication for libraries features our own archivist, Carrie Schwier, in: IU Professor’s Archives Inspire Cross-Discipline Projects 

8/17/2017: Over 2,000 students kick off the Fall 2017 semester at Wells Library, and the IDS was there: Herman B House Party brings new students together

8/10/2017: The Lilly Library's Max Eastman collection is featured in a new book and discussed by the Vineyard GazetteVineyard Bookshelf: Max Eastman, A Life

8/8/2017: Inside INdiana Business celebrates new grant funds available to IU Faculty, including the Open Access Monograph Digital Publishing program:  IU Launches Arts Funding Programs

8/1/2017: Mental Floss takes a look at Lilly Library materials now on display at National Portrait Gallery: A New Smithsonian Exhibition Highlights Sylvia Plath's Visual Artwork


July 2017

7/29/2017: IU Libraries' Cushman Collection is featured focus in San Francisco as local blog touts: Rare Photo Collection From 1967 Shows Haight Street Fashions In The Summer Of Love

"In the private photo collection of Charles W. Cushman, recently made available online through the Indiana University Archives, there's a group of photos that were all likely shot in the same month, March 1967, as Cushman played ethnographer and documented the hippie kids who were beginning to congregate in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood."

7/28/2017: Indiana University Cinema blog declares Libraries' online streaming film resources a "treasure trove" in Film Streaming at IU 

7/13/2017: IU Libraries' Courtney Greene McDonald shares her users-first perspective with readers of Library Journal: Hit Refresh

7/8/2017: WFIU hosts a discussion between Dina Kellams, director of the IU Archives, and the son of Carrie Parker, the first African-American woman to attend Indiana University: Profiles interview of Leon Parker Taylor.

7/6/2017: The IU Newsroom celebrates an art exhibition based on primary sources held at our University Archives: 'Lineage as Legacy' exhibit connects fine arts students to program's past

7/5/2017: Our own Michelle Hahn is featured in the IU Newsroom: IU librarian's behind-the-scenes work makes thousands of music recordings accessible

7/3/2017:  The IU Newsroom covers digitization project from IU Libraries: Recently launched home movie collection shows world through Herman B Wells' eyes

June 2017

6/30/2017: Vogue examines the National Portrait Gallery exhibition featuring Lilly Library materials: The Lighter Side of Sylvia Plath


6/29/2017: The Washington Post is talking about an exhibition featuring materials from IU's Lilly Library: The National Portrait Gallery explores the images Sylvia Plath held dear.


6/21/2017: IU, Memnon launch film phase of digitization, preservation project as an IU Bicentennial initiative.  Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries Carolyn Walters said. "Once digitized and described, sharing these extremely valuable films with researchers becomes, in some cases, possible for the first time."


May 2017

May 2017: A campus profile on IU Libraries own Phil Ponella: The show must go on

5/26/2017: The Herald Times is talking about Wylie House Museum: BLEMF kicks off with intimate concert

5/25/2017: BBC Radio interviews Gail Crowther and Peter Steinburg about their Lilly Library Sylvia Plath find: Unseen poems by Sylvia Plath

5/24/2017: A remarkable find at IU Libraries' Lilly Library is discussed by the guardianUnseen Sylvia Plath poems deciphered in carbon paper.

5/10/2017:  Bertha Knight Landes is remembered by her alma mater, Indiana University. Why it matters now: 15 things you didn’t know about Seattle’s first female mayor

5/1/2017: Bloomington's Limestone Post is talking about the work of Alma Eikerman and how IU Libraries' University Archives is helping students use her work for inspiration: Alma Eikerman’s Legacy Still Inspires Metalsmiths, Jewelry Designers
(photo credit | University Archives image of Alma Eikerman)

April 2017

4/29/2017: The Hindu shares a commentary filled with incredible stories related to the Glenn Horowitz Collection of Indian Books and Manuscripts at Lilly Library: The uncollectables of India 

4/21/2017: A commentary in The Korea Times shares the lifelong impact of a work experience at IU Libraries: Importance of public libraries to communities

4/18/2017: Many IU Libraries' destinations are highlighted by Visit Bloomington: Museums are Blooming in Bloomington

4/11/2017: A silk cloth at the Lilly Library leads to a literary adventure by The New Yorker: GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF A MICKEY HAHN MYSTERY (photo here from the Lilly Library collection shows The writer Emily (Mickey) Hahn posing in 1944 with her daughter Carola, following their return from occupied China.)

4/6/2017: The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening a visual biography of the author Sylvia Plath, including many pieces on loan from the Lilly Library:  An Exhibition Offers a Visual Biography of Sylvia Plath, Including Her Little-Known Art     

4/1/2017: International press is talking about the current exhibition at the Lilly Library. Don't miss what Predeep Sebastian has to say in THE HINDU: South Asian Showcase

March 2017

3/29/2017: IU Communications is covering the Carrie Parker Taylor portrait unveiling and the photos are amazing: IU honors first female African-American student with portrait in the IMU

3/28/2017: The Herald Times covers the March 27 Carrie Parker Taylor portrait unveiling by exploring how Dina Kellams, Director of IU Archives, recovered IU history. First black female IU student recognized with portrait, scholarship

3/28/2017: Along with other Indiana news stations picking up on the Associated Press story, Fort Wayne's WANE-TV 15 covered University Archives role in retelling the IU story: IU honors 1st black female student with picture, scholarship

3/22/2017: The Indiana Daily Student is talking about services at the Well's Library: IU Professor initiates gaming archive

3/21/2017: Learn about gardening with pollinators in this column in The Herald Times, featuring our own Sherry Wise: Gardening for pollinators

3/21/2017: Lucy the therapy dog visits Lilly Library and reports her experience in The Herald Times: Nassim: A dog's spring: smells, cheeky creatures and allergies

3/17/2017: IU's role in a new nationwide publishing initiative is a "Quick Take" with Inside Higher Ed: Higher Ed Groups Launch Open-Access Initiative

3/12/2017: Marci Creps at The Herald Times offers IU Libraries' Wylie House and Lilly Library as great options for spring and summer art adventures
(subscription required unless at Wells Library):  Wylie House, Lilly Library to fill the gap left by temporary closure of Mathers, IU art museum

3/8/2017: Through the Gates is an excellent podcast coming from IU's Media School. And, this episode features our Faculty Immersion Program: Through the Gates Podcast

3/1/2017: IU's Viewpoints blog is talking about a pioneering class supported by Libraries' Jay Literacy grant program: Service-learning class connects students to Bloomington’s homeless population through storytelling


February 2017

2/26/2017: Our local newspaper takes an inside look at the John Ford collection (subscription required if not viewing on a Wells Library computer): IU's Lilly Library home to 4 of John Ford's Oscars

2/24/2017: Indiana Public Media wants you to see the Oscars at IU: Get A Peek At The Four Academy Awards Housed In Bloomington

2/24/2017: Student employee is spotlighted in the Indiana Daily Student: Student works the night shift at Wells

2/23/2017: Inside Higher Ed is reporting: Indiana U Faculty Approve Open-Access Policy

2/22/2017: And the Oscar goes to... the Lilly Library! WRTV's Derrick Thomas visits the four Oscars at Lilly Library (plus one from the Archives of Traditional Music): Rare collection at Indiana University’s Lilly Library includes five Oscars

2/21/2017: Art at IU blog says you don't want to miss the current exhibition at IU Archives: ‘Sincerely Yours’ exhibit highlights the art of stationery found in University Archives’ collection

2/17/2017: Seriously good advice about how your library can take your work from good to great, and it features our Head Social Sciences Librarian Nicholas Wyant: 10 Ways Your College Library Can Get You a Kick-Ass Research Project

2/15/2017: The IDS is talking about the history of the Rose Well House and asked IU Archives for details: History of Rose Well House lives on through stories

2/12/2017: The front page of Sunday's The Herald-Times tells a history of housing for black IU students.  University Archives helps with the facts: Westside woman offered housing for black IU students during segregation.

2/8/2017: Our own Anne Haines is spotlighted in this week's Inside IU: IU Libraries employee travels far and wide to hear Bruce Springsteen

2/6/2017: Round up of most beautiful campuses features photo of our iconic Wells Library: Travel + Leisure reports on America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses


January 2017

IU Libraries' Director of Scholars' Commons is featured on the Impact Blog, published by the London School of Economics and Political Science: Digital collections offer researchers opportunities to develop new skills and scholarly communications networks

1/30/2017: Indiana Daily Student shares a community puzzle event with campus; features Lilly Library Curator of Puzzles: Event includes jigsaw puzzle competition

1/27/2017: A standing-room only crowd is described in an article by IDS reporter Sanya Ali: Lilly Library opens latest exhibition of Indian historical literature

1/20/2017: Student reporter offers inside look at Libraries' Screening Room: IU Libraries open new screening room, show archived MLK footage

1/16/2017: The FilmStage reports a new find at Lilly Library as part of larger update for fans of Orson Welles: Editing on Orson Welles’ ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ Aiming for Spring Start

1/11/2017: The IDS highlights a new campus exhibition - a part of the Arts and Humanities Council's presentation of China Remixed > Wells launches photo exhibit organized by doctoral student, well-known feminist

1/9/2017: Popular blog discusses letter found inside a Lilly Library acquisition: Previously unknown Orson Welles letter describes planned projects: ‘Attila the Hun’ film, Laurence Olivier play, ‘Moby Dick’

December 2016

12/20/2016: New in COINWeek, Harvey Stacks, founder of Stack's Bowers Galleries, recounts his personal experience in the library of J.K. Lilly > Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

12/16/2016: WTIU's Weekly Special shares the beauty of Wylie by Candlelight, including caroling and an interview with Director Carey Beam > Five minutes at the Wylie House


November 2016

11/27/2016: Upcoming event at IU Libraries Wylie House featured in The Herald Times> IU's Wylie House glows in warmth of candlelight

11/17/2016: A relocation of fine arts materials is discussed on the front page of the IDS>  Fine Arts Library relocation process to continue into summer  

11/17/26: Maureen Hayden reports on how papers in University Archives reveal details of Sen. Birch Bayh's attempt to reform, and later topple, the Electoral College >Birch Bayh tried for years to make every vote equal

11/16/2016: Indiana Daily Student is at the Fine Arts Library>  Final speaker covers typographical art career, book publishing

11/11/2/2016: WNDU16 in South Bend is talking about a University Archives' find and the powerful story of Carrie Parker Taylor (video)> IU's first African American female student has Michiana connection 


October 2016

10/31/2016: Summer intern makes major find in IU Libraries' Moving Image Archive> New York Times: A Lost Snippet of Film History

10/28/2016 - IU Libraries Trick or Treat event featured in the IDS > Campus-wide Scream Fest

10/27/2016 - The Indiana Daily Student covers Artists' Books> Bea Nettles presents retrospective of work at Fine Arts Library

10/1/2016 - The Lilly Library's impressive mechanical puzzle collection is featured in this months GAMES magazine > Andrew Rhoda, The World's Only Curator of Puzzles

10/1/2016 - The Shakespeare forgeries at Lilly Library are featured in an excellent podcast by the College of Arts + Sciences as part of the Beauty Themester > A Thing of Beauty: Falsified Beauty