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September 29: Echoes from Mengeles’ Lab, Speaker: Eva Kor

Posted by isulib on September 19, 2014

Monday, September 29 from 2-3:15 pm at ISU Library Events area

Eva Kor, founder of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and holocaust survivor will give a presentation entitled “Echoes from Mengeles’ Lab”.

Sponsored by the ISU Dept. of Philosophy, ISU Center for Genomic Advocacy, the ISU College of Arts and Sciences, and the ISU Cunningham Library.

Open to the general public, free.

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Library one of several sites for campus Wellness Screenings

Posted by isulib on September 15, 2014

9/23/2014 – 9/26/2014 – Human Resources Wellness Screenings (6:45am-11:00am) – Library Events Area

9/30/2014 – Human Resources Wellness Screenings (6:45am-11:00am) – Library Events Area

For more information:



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Librarian Receives Grant to Explore Librarians’ Role in Disaster Management

Posted by isulib on September 15, 2014

Brian Bunnett (Chair, Public Services Department) has received a grant of $23,666 from the National Library of Medicine to examine the role of librarians in disaster management and emergency response. Brian will serve as the Principal Investigator of the grant and Dr. Dorene Hojnicki, Director of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, will act as the Investigator.

Brian has already begun attending meetings of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 7 Task Force and ISU’s Emergency Response Team, and will soon join other local cognate groups. At these meetings he will conduct surveys, focus groups, selective interviews, and critical incident analyses to determine the information and training needs of disaster management and emergency response personnel. Training sessions highlighting various National Library of Medicine resources are expected to follow.

The grant allocates $9,000 for the purchase of disaster management monographs and other resources that will be added to the collection of the CML and $3,000 for travel to the 2015 Preparedness, Emergency Response, and Recovery Consortium and Exhibition in Orlando most notably.

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Save the Date: Film about 9/11 on 9/11

Posted by isulib on September 2, 2014

9/11/2014 102 Minutes that Changed America (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

The American Democracy Project will be hosting a showing the film 102 Minutes that Changed America

For 102 minutes on September 11, 2001, the world looked on in horror as terrorists flew hijacked passenger planes into New York City’s mighty twin towers, destroying the iconic buildings and killing more than 2,700 people. Watch unfiltered videos from nine New Yorkers who witnessed the day that changed America.

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2014 Library Staff Recognized at ISU Service Awards Event

Posted by isulib on September 2, 2014

The library has eight staff members who will be honored for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 35 years of service this year. They will all be honored at a special brunch hosted by the President on September 4. As it was last year, this celebration event is by invitation only.

Please be sure to congratulate all these hardworking library employees who will be recognized for their dedication to Indiana State University!


Erin Harmon Admin – PR 5
Alisha Moorhead Admin – Dean’s Office 5
Katherine Black Public Services – Circulation 10
Holli Moseman Technical Services – ILL 10
Brenda Swisher Technical Services – Acquisitions 15
Cheryl Bealmear Systems – E-Resources 20
Christi Reinig Admin – Dean’s Office 20
Ginger Garvey Systems 35

Robin Crumrin, Dean of Library Services

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Library Dean Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted by Heather on August 28, 2014

Our very own dean Robin Crumin accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge today.

Thank goodness it was a hot and muggy day!

Will the associate dean and department chairs accept? Stay tuned to find out!


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Librarian Position Available: Electronic Resources Librarian

Posted by isulib on August 27, 2014

Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library has an open Tenure Track Faculty position, Electronic Resources Librarian. Join an exciting campus community. Enrollments are up, we recently completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we have been designated a “Best in the Midwest” for the eighth consecutive year by Princeton Review. ISU has a strategic goal to employ and retain highly qualified staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. Our city, a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services, received the 2010 “Indiana Community of the Year” award in 2010.

 And the Library is at the heart of this exciting campus of more than 12,000 undergraduates and graduates. Our motto is “Your campus living room,” and that is what we strive to be—the gathering place for campus. We offer many resources for our users including more than 1.3 million items in our collection including 140,000 e-books and 71,000 e-journals/databases. Our Special Collections houses the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition, we offer many services including the Math and Writing Center and Commuter Lounge as well as excellent reference and instruction services, Interlibrary Loan, and e-Reserves. Offering opportunities to attend unique and rewarding programs, last year the library hosted 122 events that attracted 14,000 attendees. The Library is committed to serving as the academic and research heart of Indiana State University.

 Electronic Resources Librarian – This 12-month, tenure-track position is responsible for all aspects of the Library’s electronic resources, including managing the purchasing, licensing/negotiation, assessment, and archiving of electronic materials from sources external to the University. Responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize technologies designed to help publicize e-collections and for providing user-centric services for information access and discovery. Serves as the sole liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing, pricing, and technical issues. The Electronic Resources Librarian works with database providers, vendors, publishers, consortium partners, and other personnel to resolve problems with accessing electronic resources, proactively manages technical changes to preempt resource access problems, and responds to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner. This position also maintains accurate data about electronic resources in a variety of systems, such as our link resolver and discovery tool knowledge base (Serials Solutions), Must be intellectually curious with the aptitude to identify and track changes and trends in technology, business models, organizational structures and user culture that may impact the management of electronic resources at the ISU Library. Serves as the Libraries’ internal coordinator regarding the use, creation and dissemination of copyrighted works. Serves as a permanent member of the Library Collection Development Committee and Technology Committee. This position reports directly to the Chair of Library Systems Department.

ISU librarians are expected to participate in university and library governance and to engage in professional activities, including research and publication, in order to attain tenure and promotion. All library faculty are expected to meet promotion and tenure standards.

Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining minority faculty and staff. For more information and/or to apply for this position, please see

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September 3: Library Open House for Grad Students!

Posted by isulib on August 27, 2014

Cunningham Memorial Library will host a Graduate Student Open House in the Library Events Area on September 3, 2014, from 2:30pm  – 4:00 pm.  Graduate students should be encouraged to stop by and meet the librarian for their discipline and find out how librarians can make their research life a little easier.  Students will have an opportunity to learn about the general and discipline-specific research tools available to them. Library services, including  Interlibrary Loan, individual research sessions, setting alerts in databases for research, library workshops, finding theses and dissertations and much more will be explained in an informal come-and-go setting.  Faculty are welcome to stop by as well. Refreshments will be served.

Graduate Student Open House

Graduate Student Open House

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August 26 Library-based Events Commemorate 94th passage of 19th Amendment on Women’s Equality Day

Posted by isulib on August 21, 2014

Everyone is invited!

Women's Equality Day 2014

Women’s Equality Day 2014

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Login for Off Campus

Posted by sarvin1 on August 20, 2014

To login to library databases from off campus, we encourage you to use the link in the upper right corner of the Library homepage.

Off campus?
Log in first.

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You will be taken to the MyISU portal webpage. After logging into MyISU, you will be redirected back to the Library Web site to continue working.

If you click on this link while on campus, nothing will happen. You must be off campus to be asked to login.

The Library is still resolving some of the technical difficulties from other webpages, but the homepage link mentioned above is working.

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