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Reminder: Old student email system will be shut down Dec. 31

Posted by isulib on December 21, 2011

maybe they should have said ‘the previous student email system’ – since this affects all students, regardless of age 😉

December 20 2011

The old student email system will be turned off on Dec. 31, and all email will be permanently deleted. Email sent to the old student email system will be returned to the user as undeliverable after December. If you have not already started using the new student email addresses you are encouraged to do so before the system is shut down. You can search for student email addresses in your Outlook address book just as you would a faculty or staff member.

If you have questions, please visit the FAQ located at or contact the Help Desk at x2910.

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Libraries and the Holiday Season – yes, mostly Christmas ;)

Posted by isulib on December 15, 2011

See a tree made out of books [Poland] University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn


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Database Interface Gone: WilsonWeb

Posted by isulib on December 14, 2011

Our vendor, EBSCO, has retired the H.W. Wilson interface. Wilson Web has been removed from our database list. Links for  Humanities Abstracts with Full Text (now just Humanities Full Text) and Library Literature and Information Science (LLIS) have been re-directed to the EBSCOhost interface. Don’t forget:  LLIS should become unavailable next month when our subscription to LISTA with Full Text begins.

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Special Collections Department Holiday Closings

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2011

Special Collections (Rare Books & Manuscripts, University Archives and Digital Initiatives) will be closed the week of December 19th.  Normal hours resume on January 3, 2012.

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New LibGuide: Take Back the Night

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2011

New LibGuide: “Take Back the Night: Bringing awareness to gendered violence,” found at, appears under Campus-Community Resources and Women’s Studies; using the ‘Collaborator’ feature of LibGuides, Linda Maule and Aimee Janssen-Robinson can also add materials to this guide.

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Cup & Chaucer Cafe’ Hours

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2011

The café will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16th, and will reopen on Monday, January 9th at its regularly scheduled time.

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Writing Center: hiring for Spring

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2011

The Writing Center is hiring consultants for Spring. Applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA with As or Bs in all writing-intensive courses. They should visit the student employment website or the WC webpage, or email for more information.

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Writing Center: Fall stats

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2011

This semester we saw 2,692 students: 1,315 via scheduled appointments, 195 through walk-in service, 43 through Distance Tutoring, 1,116 via class visit, and 23 through workshops.   Roughly one third of all the Writing Center’s visitors were ESL students, and about a tenth of our patrons were graduate students. The Writing Center sees roughly four times as many freshmen as sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

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Library open 24 hours during finals week

Posted by isulib on December 13, 2011

During Final Exam Week (Dec. 11-16) the library will be open 24-Hours /Day until Friday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m.

During final exam week, daily at 5 a.m. there will be a breakfast provided for students studying in the library. Snacks will be served throughout each night beginning at midnight. Thanks to all the ISU Deans who helped with funding the food [e.g. 40 pounds of bananas a day!]: Deans Murray, Merritt, Balch, Gatrell, Williams, Sims and Comer.

Snacks and breakfast will be located in the Library’s 1st floor Events Area. Snacks will include the Library’s usual great popcorn, as well as Kashi bars, assorted candy, bananas, apples, tangerines, almonds. Coffee, hot tea and cocoa will be available. Breakfast will include orange juice, cereal, milk, bread [toasters available], peanut butter and jelly.

ISU Public Safety will provide security; only ISU students will be admitted between 2 A.M. and 7:30 A.M. IDs will be checked at the door.

[from ISU Today December 12 2011]

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Library Sponsors Tree for Treefest

Posted by isulib on December 8, 2011

The Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra’s first Treefest fundraiser is underway. See Tribune-Star article here.

Library volunteers created the book jacket ornaments. You can visit the trees at the Vigo County Fairgrounds’ 4H Building, Friday December 9, 5pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 9pm. For $1, you can vote for your favorite tree.

The decorated trees will go to needy families.



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