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Elsewhere in Indiana: Anderson Library Auction

Posted by isulib on October 26, 2010

Anderson Public Library is hosting a public auction on Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 am.  Preview for the sale begins at 10:00am.  Please see the auction listing at:

All items must be removed the day of the auction. (Alternate arrangements can be made for libraries.) Please email the auctioneer or me if you have any questions.

Jackie Davis, Manager, Collection Management, Anderson Public Library, 111 East 12th Street, Anderson, IN  46011


Phone: 765-641-2450 ext. 235

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Wabash Valley Library Halloween Happenings

Posted by isulib on October 25, 2010

Vigo County Public Library: several events. There is still space available for “I SPY Spooky Night” on Monday from 4-5 PM. This program is for children in grades 3-5. We will share a story, play games, and make a spooky craft. Please register by calling 232-1113 ext 2294. On Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 pm bring your costumed kids to either the Main Library or West Branch for a free book!

See also

Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall IL – 6pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 28: hear a Halloween story and do a simple craft. Children in Halloween costume will receive a free book. (217) 826-2535 or

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Booksigning at BookNation

Posted by isulib on October 25, 2010

On Nov. 5, Carol Edwards of Greenwood, Indiana, will sign her book, “Why Jeffrey? Why Us?”, the story of her family’s life after her son was born with a brain injury. BookNation is located at 675 Wabash Ave. Edwards will be there 5:30-7:00 pm as part of Downtown Terre Haute Inc.’s First Friday events. To purchase a copy ahead of time, contact BookNation owner, Tod Nation at (812) 232-2595. Cost is $8.99. Available from Tate Publishing & Enterprises, ISBN 9781616631130

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ISU’s Folklore Archives joins Wabash Valley Visions and Voices

Posted by isulib on October 25, 2010

Excerpt: With assistance from the Research Center for Local History and Culture, an ISU Program of Promise created by the English and history departments with funding from the Lilly Endowment, the Folklore Archives has a scanner to make those paper originals digital.

An English department intern, who works as an archives assistant, and two student scanning project technicians will scan in some of the Wabash Valley’s most famous legends. Material already accessible online includes stories about John Dillinger in the area; Stiffy Green, the dog who refused to leave his deceased master’s side; lore from the coal mines; the Faceless Nun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College; and Martin Sheets, who had a phone in his mausoleum.

Local folklore may be found online at Wabash Valley Visions and Voices:

Read entire article:

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Library’s Building Committee: Notes from October 13 Meeting

Posted by isulib on October 21, 2010

More computers will be added to the Basement level; however data drops are needed. These will be refurbished computers. In a meeting with Alberta, Student Government President Steven Flowers indicated that the campus really appreciates everything the library is doing to make it a comfortable place for students to study as well as just hang out. He had a request that we get more bean bag chairs for the 1st floor, and we will be selecting a variety very soon to add to the four that are already there. Reports are in from The Shelving Guys and the University’s structural engineer; major changes will have to be made that will include drilling and bracing, looking for shelves that are bowing down now and relieving them. This will be a large project, and the University will be providing funding to make everything safe and up to code. The replacement of the red laminate tops on the Circulation Desk [which had already become worn in just a few years], the Reference Desk, Writing Center, and Cup/Chaucer has been completed; numerous on-campus people have complimented the Library for this refreshing and reinvigorating change.  Next meeting: Wed. Nov. 10, 1:30

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Travel to Italy with a Real Librarian!

Posted by isulib on October 21, 2010

Spring Break in Italy

Reservations are now being taken for the annual spring break study abroad trip to Florence, Italy. This trip is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community persons. The trip may be taken for credit or non-credit and will leave from Terre Haute on March 6 and return March 16. The trip includes Italian culinary classes taught by master chefs, wine classes taught by master sommeliers, museum and architectural walking tours of Florence led by art and architectural faculty from the University of Florence, a tour of a leather shop in existence since the middle ages, a trip to 2 private wine estates of the Frescobaldi family, and many other interesting activities. This year the trip also includes an optional fashion component. If you are interested in more information, e-mail Stefanie Knott at (x3079); Cheryl Kremer at (x3307); Freddie Kramer at (x7650) or Betsy Hine at The group will be limited to 20 participants. If interested we need to know by Nov. 1 and deposits must be paid by Nov. 15.

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Special Collections: Recent Editions

Posted by isulib on October 21, 2010

Special Collections Recent Acquisitions

The department recently received a copy of Vincenzo Azopardi’s Picocolo Dizionario Maltese-Italiano-Inglese (2009) in facsimile from Frans Sammut, who produced a scholarly introduction.  The interesting thing about the facsimile is that it was produced from a digitized copy that David Vancil scanned at Mr. Sammut’s request.  This was a true scholarly collaboration, as Prof. Sammut provided us with the name of the author of a book which we used to have cataloged under title.

 Another acquisition of note is Thesaurus Theutonicae Linguae (1573), a very rare dictionary of Dutch, French, and Latin, the first major Dutch dictionary.  Thanks to Alberta for finding the funding for this book.  (The last one offered for sale was in 1982.  This copy used to belong to the Grolier Club.)

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2011 Library Book Sale Dates!

Posted by isulib on October 8, 2010

hot off the presses: our annual used book sale will be Monday – Wednesday, March 21-23, 2011, 8am – 8pm, in our Events area. The book sale consists of  items withdrawn from the ISU Library, as well as donations. We accept book donations year-round. You can drop in our RED drop box in the Lobby, or call for on-campus pick-up. Persons interested in the event or in donating books should email our Events/PR Coordinator, Dara Middleton or 812-237-2560.

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Homecoming! Find the Library Tent!

Posted by isulib on October 8, 2010

The ISU Library will be at Tent City again this year! Be sure to come by – you’ll find snacks, a game with prizes and a photo op await! Say hi to Dean Alberta Comer! We’ll be near the Bayh College of Education and College of Graduate & Professional Studies tents.

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