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Latino Student Union: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by isulib on October 8, 2015

Frida Kahlo can be found in the Library Lobby, representing the Latino Student Union’s recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month – Library of Congress.




Find out more about this student organization!


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October 7: Fall Exposium – a wealth of student research awaits!

Posted by isulib on October 7, 2015

Fall 2015 Exposium

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Reference Questions, Week of September 8, 2015

Posted by isulib on October 2, 2015

Just a spot-check to see how many questions we’re getting.

                                              Question Type                                         Count
Major 26
Minor 40
Directional 31
Equipment/Technology 12
Printing 5
Reserves/Grad Carrels 1
Billing 1
Government Documents 0
Help Locating Item 30
Policy/Account Inquiries 7


Communication Count
Information Desk 107
Phone (812) 237-2580; (812) 237-2541 17
Email A Librarian 1
Chat 31

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Library Room Available for It’s On Blue Online Training for Students

Posted by isulib on September 25, 2015


The campus goal is to have all students, staff and faculty complete It’s On Blue training NO LATER THAN  September 30. More than 90% of faculty and staff have taken it, and approx. 80% of student have taken it as of 9/25. FAQ FOR STUDENTS

The Library has made its Instruction Classroom (230, 2nd floor, 30 computers) available for anyone to come in an complete the training, which lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.

Of course, anyone is welcome to come during the library’s 24/5 hours to make use of the more than 130 public computers:

  • Saturday, noon – 5 pm
  • Sunday – open at noon

You should bring ear buds or headphones as there are audio files to listen to (a limited supply of headphones are available for check-out from the Circulation Desk.


Friday, September 25: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 28

  • 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (room will be open)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (room will be open)
  • 7:30 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m. (see Circulation staff for access)

Tuesday, September 29

  • 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (room will be open)
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (room will be open)
  • 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (see Circulation staff for access)

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September 23: Fall Read-related lecture: “Hundreds of Miles of Mountains and Hundreds of Years of Mines: Chile’s Great North and its Neighbors”

Posted by isulib on September 17, 2015


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September 28: Fall Read-related Documentary – “Emergency Mine Rescue”

Posted by isulib on September 17, 2015


This one-hour film chronicles the fate of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed Chilean gold and copper mine in August 2010 and investigates the many challenges faced by both the miners and those working around the clock to bring them safely to the surface. NOVA was on-site at the San José mine in Chile by early September. Conferred special access, NOVA’s film crew interviewed engineers, NASA experts, medical personnel, and key figures from the companies that provided drills and crucial rescue equipment to give a more detailed scientific account of the unfolding events. The resulting film, using footage from the scene as well as advanced animation, showcases the extraordinary feats of engineering as well as the biological and geological factors inherent in the rescue. “Emergency Mine Rescue” also examines the psychological and physiological impact of this kind of prolonged ordeal on the miners and those involved in the rescue efforts.

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Sept. 9 & 14: EndNote workshops – manage your citations

Posted by isulib on September 9, 2015

endnote-web-bannerWednesday, Sept. 9, @ 1-2:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14, @ 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Location: Library room 230

EndNote is an invaluable and essential tool for those required to write and cite a lot and those involved in ongoing research projects.All ISU faculty, students, staff welcome. No RSVP necessary. Make the most of your research time and build a discipline-specific database of sources with EndNote. EndNote is a bibliographic management software designed to download, store, and manage bibliographic references in private desktop reference libraries. In this session, Reference/Instruction Librarian, Shelley Arvin, will demonstrate how to create an EndNote library, add and edit records, and search for and import bibliographic records. You will also learn how to make EndNote automatically format your bibliography and insert it into a manuscript in Microsoft Word.

The latest version, EndNote X7 for PCs, is now available for download through the library Web site at EndNote X7 for Macs will be released later. If you wish to use your own laptop during the workshop, please install the software prior to the session. It can take time to install correctly and the instructor will not have time to assist you during the workshop. Otherwise, computers will be provided. Mac users are welcome but Macs display the software slightly differently. For more information, contact Shelley Arvin at (812) 237-2605 or

Support is available at

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Sept. 10: come for Library Extravaganza – stop by Volunteer Fair

Posted by isulib on September 3, 2015

The Center for Community Engagement is sponsoring a Volunteer Fair in partnership with the Cunningham Memorial Library Extravaganza. Over 30 non-profit community partners will be in attendance discussing volunteer opportunities with their organizations.


East Lawn in front of Cunningham Library

More info: Volunteer Fair or contact Jessica Starr at or call 812.237.4491812.237.4491


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New Exhibit: Seasons of White and Blue: Exploring the Past and Present of ISU

Posted by isulib on September 3, 2015

Come explore the history of ISU through the clothing and fashion of students that became “Sycamores” on the court and in the classroom. The Special Collections exhibit will be on display August 17 to December 11 on the 3rd floor of the Cunningham Memorial Library.

To engage the increasing number of distance students, Special Collections also placed the exhibit online at


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High in the Sky: Pi Kappa Phi

Posted by isulib on August 31, 2015

IMG_3939The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity will be holding their “No Boundaries” events in front of the library, this week.

Beginning today the members of Pi Kappa Phi will be sitting on top of the scaffold.  This will be done, continuously, until Friday midday.

In addition to the scaffold, they will be riding stationary bikes beginning on Wednesday (on the ground, not on the scaffold) and on Thursday, will hold a “pie” throwing booth on the grass behind the cement wall.

All proceeds will go to the Pi Kappa Phi philanthropy, which benefits “differently abled” people.


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