Bookmark Newsletter - Summer 2024 Edition

From the Dean's Desk

Dean Kristi Palmer head shot in front of white columns

Greetings University Library Friends, Supporters, and Colleagues,

In February, we welcomed a new Chancellor, Dr. Latha Ramchand, to IU Indianapolis. Chancellor Ramchand has been taking time to tour campus and meet with every dean and many school and library employees, visiting the Library on February 21. Chancellor Ramchand spent an afternoon with us hearing about our priorities, accomplishments, needs, and engaging in conversation. I look forward to working with Chancellor Ramchand as we become IU Indianapolis and focus on our new strategic IU Indianapolis Pillars of: Student Success and Opportunity, Transformative Research and Creativity, and Service to our State and Beyond.

View a photo gallery of Chancellor Ramchand's library visit.

Kristi L. Palmer
Herbert Simon Dean of IUPUI University Library


LEAD Award

University Library was one of the recipients the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. Checkout the article on our website for more information about the award.

Logo for Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award

Ed Fujawa

Cover of the book "Vanished Indianapolis."

Kudos to University Library community board member Ed Fujawa on several recent accomplishments! He was named one of the Indiana Historical Society's Hubert Hawkins History Award winners for displaying distinguished service in local history. Ed's blog, Class 900 is an excellent resource in Indianapolis history and it led to him authoring his first book, Vanished Indianapolis , which also focuses on Indianapolis history. Ed was also our honoree at this year's IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Awards for helping bring the Jungclaus-Campbell collection to light (see story below about the collection). 


Dr. LaWanda Jobe

Congratulations to author and IUPUI alumna Dr. LaWanda Jobe on receiving the Torch Awards for Ethics - Character of Leadership from the Better Business Bureau Serving Central Indiana!  University Library was happy to host Dr. Jobe's interview and photoshoot with the Better Business Bureau, which highlighted this amazing accomplishment.

Dr Jobe holding her book "Tina Tucker Toodles" and her award

IU Day


In honor of this year's IU Day (April 17), University Library relaunched our newly revamped "Honor with Books" program. "Honor with Books" gives you the opportunity to pay tribute to someone important in your life with an electronic bookplate in the catalog entry of a book of your choice. This unique tribute will serve as a lifelong memory of your special relationship and is the perfect gift for holidays and celebrations!


Faculty & Staff Recognition

Our Library has some pretty awesome faculty & staff members that are constantly serving as leaders, not just at University Library, but also in the overall academic library world. Please help us celebrate recent accomplishments by our some of our beloved faculty & staff members.

Atrium Sculpture

Photograph of the sculpture the chrysalis. It is composed of several white cross-sections of an egg shape and glows blue from inside.

Congratulations to Herron art student Walter Egan on creating the latest sculpture to hang in University Library's atrium. The piece is titled "The Chrysalis" and is 12 feet long, 6.5 feet wide, and 6.5 feet tall.  To learn more about the sculpture, including what inspired Walter to create it, read our news release


2024 Libraries & Literacy Symposium

Our 2nd Annual Indiana Libraries and Literacy Symposium was a major success as people from all across the state and beyond came together to discuss and learn about civic literacy. We want to say "thank you" to everyone that attended and if you were not able to attend, be sure to checkout our symposium resource page to see all that happened.

Indiana Libraries and Literacy Symposium Logo

2022-2023 Fact Book


Do you want to know how many library cards we issued in academic year 2022-2023? Can you guess how many questions our Service & Information Desk answered during that same timeframe?  Find out this information and more in the latest issue of the UL Fact Book

Jungclaus-Campbell Collection

Over recent months, we have hosted two separate events for the launch of our Jungclaus-Campbell digital archives collection. The nearly 150 year old company has built some of the most prominent and well-recognized buildings in Indianapolis such as the Madam C.J. Walker building, Perry Stadium, & the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Attendees of both events were able to learn more about the company's history by viewing some never seen before historical videos and photos as well as hear from historians, archivists, and the current company owner about Jungclaus-Campbell's influence on the city of Indianapolis.





Planned Gift

Recently, University Library was made aware that we were the recipients of a gift that was a little over $470,000 from the estate of Carmen Holeman. Carmen and her husband Mark were longtime supporters of the Herron Art Library (a branch of University Library) and their Artists' Books collection. While both Mr. & Mrs. Holeman passed away in 2020, we would like to take the time to publicly acknowledge them for their lifelong generosity and legacy.

To learn more about planned and estate gifts, please visit this information page or contact Tanika Scott at

Alumni Library Resources

Did you know that IU/IUPUI alumni still retain access to some library resources?

Seed Library

Are you an avid gardener or have recently been thinking about starting a container garden? If so, then we have seeds for you!

Library Hours

For our current hours of operation, please refer to our website.

Exterior view of the University Library

Library Cards for Residents

Residents of the State of Indiana aged 18 years or older can get an IUPUI University Library Borrower’s Card if they visit our Reference Desk to complete an Indiana Resident Library Card/User Agreement and provide a photo ID and proof of current address.  


Would you Like to Make a Gift?

If you are interested in making a gift to University Library, contact Tanika Scott (Director of Development) at 317-278-2322 or  You can also visit our Make A Gift page for additional information.

Photo Caption Contest 

Our monthly photo caption contest, put on by the IUPUI University Library Special Collections and Archives, is a chance to attach your funny captions to some of our favorite IUPUI photos from our huge collection. Each month, the funniest caption (as judged by the expert judges in Special Collections and Archives) wins a fabulous prize!  Click the button below to add your caption to this month’s photo and review previous months.