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Celebrating National Library Week: Tuesday, April 13

Posted by isulib on April 6, 2010

The Library Consortium of Vigo County’s Celebration of National Library Week will be coming soon. Member organizations Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, and Vigo County Public Library worked to create this one event with three elements, taking place at the Indiana State University’s Cunningham Library, 1st floor Events Area.

“Turn Your Dissertation into a Book,” April 13, 4-5pm: Speakers will span several decades of academic publication. Each of them successfully converted their dissertation into a published work, and will discuss what they learned during the process and since, hoping to pass along helpful information to current and future graduate students and junior faculty. However, anyone interested in the publishing process will enjoy the presentations, which will include a question and answer period.

ISU Assistant Professor of History, David Nichols, will discuss the process involved with publishing his 2008 work, “Red Gentlemen and White Savages: Indians, Federalists, and the Search for Order on the American Frontier,” from University of Virginia Press.

From Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Carolyn Sur, SSND, Ph.D., Director of Campus Ministry will focus the publishing of “The Feminine Images of God in the Visions of Saint Hildegard of Bingen’s “Scivias”,” in 1993 by E. Mellen Press.

Patricia Carlson, Professor of American Literature from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will reflect on her 1977 publication, “Hawthorne’s Functional Settings; a Study of Artistic Method”, published by Rodopi, based in Amsterdam.

A reception from 5-5:30pm will link the two programs.

Wabash Valley Authors Showcase, 5:30-7pm

In addition to keynote author, Mike Lunsford, a variety of local authors will have an opportunity to interact with the public. The book topics include an autobiography and a sports biography, cooking, health, mystery and horses, a new inspirational title, and history:

“Last Guard Out” describes author, James Albright’s experiences as a guard at Alcatraz; Helen Corey, author of “Healthy Syrian and Lebanese Cooking” will also bring her DVD, T’he Art of Syrian and Lebanese Cooking;’ co-authors Dorothy Jerse & Judy Calvert will feature their many local historical works; Bill Hopkins will display his diet/health book, “Z The Ultimate Resolution Starts Now.” Kit Ehrman will have her Steve Cline Mystery Series, including the fourth award-winning book, “Triple Cross.” A biographical work by John Wright, The Terror of Terre Haute, is about local boxer, Bud Taylor; and ISU Associate Professor of History, Ann Chirhart, will have her book “Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times.” Darrell Case will promote and discuss his just-published work, “Live Life to the Fullest”.

Authors will display their works and related materials on tables located throughout the Library’s 1st floor Events area. People attending can spend time with their favorite author or discover new ones. Most authors attending have works still in print; ordering information will be made available.

Questions about the event should be addressed to Marsha Miller, Reference/Instruction Librarian, ISU Library, 237-2606;
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