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2015 Library Extravaganza = September 10

Posted by isulib on August 27, 2015



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August 26: A full day of programming to commemorate 95th Women’s Equality Day

Posted by isulib on August 25, 2015

From early morning to later in the evening, you’re bound to find some great information and some fascinating activities.

Women's Equality Day Schedule

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – Graduate Student Open House (2:30-4:00 pm) Events Area

Posted by isulib on August 17, 2015

Cunningham Memorial Library is hosting a Graduate Student Open House in the Library Events area on August 19th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. 

Please encourage your graduate students to stop by and meet the librarian for their discipline.

Students will have an opportunity to learn about the research tools available to them, including Interlibrary Loan, graduate carrels, scheduling research appointments with a librarian, setting alerts in databases, library workshops, document delivery service, recalling items, placing books on hold, and much more.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and Cunningham Memorial Library.

Grad Student Open House

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August 26: Women’s Equality Day Programming in the Library

Posted by isulib on August 14, 2015

Celebrating 95 years under the 19th Amendment!

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


8/26/2015 – Women’s Equality Day (8:00 am – 11:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

8:55 am – Iron Jawed Angels (movie showing)

11:00 am – Student Panel on National Conference on College Women Student Leaders & Women Leaders

12:00 pm – International Women’s Rights –  Lynn Mauer, speaker

1:00 pm – Women & the 2016 Presidential Election – Carly Schmitt, speaker

2:00 pm – Women in African Politics – Andrea Arrington, speaker

6:00 pm – Iron Jawed Angels (movie showing)

8:30 pm – Iron Jawed Angels (movie showing)

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Librarian Article on Graduate Student Open Houses to Appear in Codex

Posted by isulib on August 12, 2015

Reference/Instruction Librarian Karen Evans’ article “Show Them What They Need to Know (It’s For Their Own Good): Our Adventure in Creating a Library Open House for Graduate Students” has been accepted, via a blind peer review process, by Codex, Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.  It will be published later this year.

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Passing of Retired Librarian: Frances Kepner

Posted by isulib on August 12, 2015

Passing of Retired Librarian

Frances Kepner, former Head of Cataloging and Special Collections Cataloger, passed away peacefully at her home in Pasadena, California on July 31, 2015. Ms. Kepner retired from the library in 1985, having been a librarian here since 1963.

There was a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, 301 N. Seventh St. A private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Indiana State University Foundation (Reece-Kepner Scholarship), 30 N. Fifth St., Terre Haute, IN 47809. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at:

More information about Ms. Kepner, her remarkable life and her significant contributions to the library and to the larger community may be found at:


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Reference/Instruction Librarian Karen Evans Selected for Design 4 Learning Program

Posted by isulib on July 28, 2015

Karen Evans has been selected as one of 90 individuals nationally to participate in the D4L or Design 4 Learning program.  The year-long online program is designed to prepare instructors to transfer face-to-face teaching and learning skills to an online environment, gain experience with various platforms and tools for online teaching, create online instructional materials, and to practice online teaching.

Karen has also had an article proposal on CSI and forensic sources accepted by Children and Libraries.

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LEAP Leadership in the Library

Posted by isulib on July 28, 2015

Student Success began moving some tables into the recently redesigned Room 233 (former computer cluster) for LEAP Leadership students study space in early July. More furnishings are being ordered and should all be in place for this space’s first official use in the LEAP program when Fall 2015 classes begin.  Student Success, however, plans to introduce the LEAP students who are on campus this summer to the new space before they leave for home on July 31.Student Success is scheduled to begin use of the recently redesigned Room 233 (former computer cluster) for LEAP Leadership students study space on Saturday July 11.

LEAP Leadership students (over 200 in the fall 2015 cohort) are required to study in a monitored space for a specified number of hours a week. This collaboration between the library and Student Success will draw students less likely to use the library into our space on a regular basis to build good study and learning behaviors. The space will be open to students outside the LEAP program when monitored study time is not scheduled.

The library is considered the go-to place for learning outside the classroom on our campus. We should be very proud that we create and maintain such an environment and culture of learning.

For more on LEAP, go toCenter for Student Success

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July 30: Please come to view student Poster Sessions from Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences

Posted by isulib on July 28, 2015

SURE Symposium Poster Sessions (11:00am-1:00pm) Events The 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program is hosting symposium poster sessions in the library’s Events Area.

SURE 2015 Program

The science departments at Indiana State University solicit applications from students interested in participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) 2015 Program. The program is open to all ISU undergraduates who wish to pursue research in the natural sciences and intend enroll in classes at ISU in the fall semester of 2015. Because the science faculty are particularly interested in encouraging students who are early in their undergraduate career to pursue research, it is anticipated that several fellowships will be offered to first- and second-year students. Fellowships are generally offered to students who have completed at least one year of coursework in biology, chemistry, geology, and/or physics by May 2015.


Student research fellows will spend ten weeks during the summer actively engaged in research under the direction of the science faculty. The SURE 2015 program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 20 and end on Friday, July 31. Alternate beginning and ending dates can be considered at the request of the research fellow. However, a total of ten weeks effort is generally expected. Research fellows will be awarded a $3,500 scholarship for full-time (~40 hrs/wk) effort or a $1,750 scholarship for half-time (~20 hrs/wk). It is generally expected that full-time research fellows consider this experience their principal source of income for the summer. The faculty are not particularly interested in offering full-time fellowships to students who have significant employment commitments outside the SURE program. Students may hold a part-time job, in addition to their full-time fellowship, but their work hours for that job should be largely limited to weekends. In addition to hands-on research, the SURE research fellows and their faculty advisors will participate in a Friday seminar series. Research fellows will periodically give five-minute presentations of their research progress during the course of the summer. Research fellows will also have the opportunity to present their work at the SURE 2015 Research Symposium to be held at the conclusion of the 10-week experience. Students will be encouraged to continue their research and present their activities at regional and/or national research symposia during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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No story too small! Library’s Spiffy New Soap Dispensers

Posted by isulib on July 24, 2015

Earlier this week our Facilities Management crew started mounting these classy new soap dispensers – with the ISU logo, too! I feel cleaner already!

dispenser-1 dispenser-2

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