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Facts & Figures: 2010 US Census info coming out

Posted by isulib on December 24, 2010

Visit <> to use an interactive map that highlights the history of apportionment and our country’s changing population throughout the past century. You can also learn more about apportionment through the video The Amazing Apportionment Machine on our YouTube channel: <> and from our Special Edition: Facts for Features by visiting <>. Census in Schools lesson plans for grades 3-12 are available at: <>.


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Congratulations to Mike McCormick – 2010 Hubert Hawkins History Award

Posted by isulib on December 19, 2010

Local lawyer and historian [officially our Vigo County Historian], Mike McCormick writes a weekly column on Terre Haute history for the Tribune-Star and has written several books, including “Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash”.

Indiana Historical Society

Tribune-Star story

One of Mike’s recent columns: Col. Thompson and the 1860 Presidential Campaign

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Network Outage Coming Friday Dec. 17

Posted by isulib on December 15, 2010

ISU Networking is replacing some equipment in our server room this Friday from 8-9pm (we close at 5 that day). If you are in the building, you will not be able to connect to the network. You will not be able to access our catalog, ILL, or our website from anywhere. If you know the direct link to electronic resources, you should be able to use them (since most of our electronic resources are not located on our servers). The entire outage will hopefully be 15 minutes.

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Cup and Chaucer Hours

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2010

Café hours

12-13     7:30 am  -10 pm

12-14     7:30 am  -10 pm

12-15     7:30 am  -8:30 pm

12-16     7:30 am  -8:30 pm

12-17     7:30 am  -3:00 pm



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Retirement Reception: David Vancil

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2010

A retirement reception in honor of Dr. David Vancil, Library Special Collections Department Chair, will be held on Dec. 15, in the Library Events Area, from 3- 5 pm. A brief program will take place beginning at 3:30.

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Posted by isulib on December 13, 2010

The Cunningham Memorial Library would like to remind all of its patrons to please make sure that they have renewed or returned library material before winter break.

To renew your items please go to the link and log in to your account.

If you need help, please call the Circulation Desk at x2541.


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ISU-related Gifts?

Posted by isulib on December 9, 2010

Are you done with holiday shopping? Forget the crowded malls and the hassle of finding a parking spot. Indiana State University has a few gift ideas for the Sycamore fan, student, or alumnus/a on your list!

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Posted by isulib on December 9, 2010

As in past semesters, the Library will offer around-the-clock open hours, with one difference.

This year, around-the-clock hours will begin during Study Week. Once the Library opens on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 a.m., the building will remain open 24 hours a day until normal closing at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Coffee and snacks will be provided beginning at midnight each night, through Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Breakfast items will be available from 5 – 7 a.m.

All of the college deans, as well as the library dean, are sponsoring the breakfast, while the snacks are being sponsored by the Library and Commuter Student Services. From 2 – 7 a.m., access is limited to ISU people. Security will be on hand to check IDs.

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WV3 launches blog, Facebook page

Posted by isulib on December 9, 2010

December 8 2010

Wabash Valley Visions and Voices (WV3), a local digital memory project, is moving into the 21st century by bringing along the past. WV3 recently launched a blog and Facebook page to easily provide more interaction and information to the public.

“We feel that we need to reach out to people in a variety of manners, and [the project’s material] should be available,” said Cinda May, Wabash Valley Visions and Voices project coordinator and chair of University Digital and Archival Services at ISU’s Cunningham Memorial Library.

Through the Facebook page and the blog, May is hoping to increase traffic to the WV3 site, which includes databases for several topics, including coal mining in Clinton, the Newport Chemical Depot and Indiana State University’s Folklore Archives.

Connie McCammon of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, is the author of the blog, which highlights various events and artifacts from the past in a new way. Recent blog post topics include Thanksgiving Day traditions, African American heritage in Terre Haute and mining in Clinton.

“The more we can document the past, the greater our legacy for the future,” May said.

Genealogists, teachers, students and others in the Wabash Valley and beyond have used material from the WV3 project since its formation in 2004. The interactive features available through the Facebook page and blog will only enhance their usage of the site.

The blog is targeted at people who might be interested in participating in the digital memory project by submitting photographs, letters or any historical object for documentation.

May has noticed one problem so far with that blog, and that is that few people have commented on the blog posts.

“We want people to participate in the blog and to share their stories and their knowledge,” May said.

WV3 is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the history and cultural heritage of West Central Indiana. The digital collections contain artifacts, administrative and personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, yearbooks, maps, texts, oral histories and other audio and video files.

Subscribe to the WV3 blog at or become fans of Wabash Valley Visions and Voices on Facebook.

Contact: Cinda May, Wabash Valley Visions and Voices project coordinator, 812-237-2534

Writer: Lana Schrock, media relations assistant, Indiana State University, 812-237-3773


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Political message: Support the Museum and Library Services Act!

Posted by isulib on December 9, 2010


Please call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be transferred to your representative’s office.  Tell their staffs that passing S. 3984, the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA), is imperative to ensuring libraries can continue providing critical resources to their constituents, particularly in this tough economy.  Specifically highlighting programs or resources your library provides to the member’s constituents will make your message stronger.

The U.S. Senate passed MLSA Reauthorization under unanimous consent late Tuesday night, bringing the bill one step closer to reauthorization before the end of the 111th Congress. 

MLSA will ensure that the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are secured and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is equipped to lead America’s libraries.  This bill received bipartisan support from both Senate Republicans and Democrats, especially Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), who is a longtime supporter of libraries in this country.  Other Senate sponsors of this bill include Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Michael Enzi (R-WY), and Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Jon Tester (D-MT).  To access the full text of this bill, click here.

MLSA has moved to the U.S. House of Representatives where it must receive a vote before the end of the calendar year.  Please call your representative and urge him or her to press House leadership for a vote on the Senate-passed version of MLSA and to support the bill. 


Your calls are urgently needed TODAY.  If the House does not pass this legislation in the next two weeks, the whole reauthorization process will have to start over after the first of the year.

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