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Library Fall Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity: Oct. 30-31

Posted by isulib on May 30, 2012

Library Fall Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

The fall fundraiser will take place October 30 through October 31 from 10am to 2pm each day.  We will be having a silent auction.  The money collected will go to the Habitat for Humanity campaign that is happening on campus.  We will also sell baked goods that we are hoping the staff will donate.  Library staff will be gathering items throughout the summer for the silent auction.

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University Archives offering help with record retention

Posted by isulib on May 22, 2012

University Archives offering help with record retention

May 22 2012

University Archives would like to work with departments, faculty, and staff across campus to help with reviewing files that you may have in your cabinet and/or on disk or hard drive. Two questions that we are often asked in University Archives is “How long should I retain these records?” and “Should these records be stored in University Archives?” If you, too, ponder these questions, take a look at the following two web pages. The first web page talks about general retention while the second url leads to directions on how to transfer items to Archives.

If you have questions about whether a record should be transferred to Archives for permanent storage or how long to retain certain records please contact my office. We are happy to work with you.

Eric Holt, University Archivist

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Library Research Guides: How Are We Doing?

Posted by isulib on May 17, 2012

LibGuides stats showing our most ‘popular’ LibGuides – currently we have 80. Take a look at

ISU Library Top 10 LibGuides

ISU Library Top 10 LibGuides

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Indiana University Writers’ Conference

Posted by isulib on May 16, 2012


For an application and more information visit:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.–The Indiana University Writers’ Conference, running this year from June 3-8th, is a weeklong festival of readings, classes, and workshops.  This year’s conference features Lynda Barry, who returns to teach her “Writing the Unthinkable” workshop.  Barry, a fiction writer and popular cartoonist, is the Eisner and R.R. Donnelly Award-winning author of What It Is, One! Hundred! Demons!, and the seminal alternative comic strip, Ernie Pook’s Comeek. Jean Thompson, a National Book Award finalist, will lead a fiction workshop.  And Erin Belieu, whose poems have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire and Ploughshares, will lead a poetry workshop.  The conference also includes classes in fiction (Dan Chaon), poetry (Jenny Browne), journal making (Jim Canary), and mystery writing (Lou Berney).  Space is still available in all workshops and classes.  For more information, including how to register, please visit:

As a special feature this year, the conference is pleased to host “An Evening with Susan Gubar and Dr. Daniela Matei” as part of its nightly reading series.   Susan Gubar is an Indiana University Ruth Halls and Distinguished Professor Emerita and a member of the American Philosophical Society.  She will read from her acclaimed new book, Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer.  Dr. Daniela Matei is Gubar’s oncologist, friend, and a poet in her own right: Gubar had her doctor’s poems translated from Romanian.  Dr. Matei will begin the evening by reading selected poems.  There will be a Q&A session with the audience following the reading.  This event will take place Monday, June 4th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Bloomington Playwright’s Project (BPP).  It is free and open to the public.

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IT Help Desk Hours in Library

Posted by isulib on May 16, 2012

The IT Help Desk staffing schedule is still being tweaked but here is the current schedule:

Mondays: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fridays: No OIT student at all.

Remember, you can still call the main IT Help Desk at 237-2910 or go to their web page

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Writing Center Hours

Posted by isulib on May 14, 2012

The Writing Center will re-open with a limited staff on May 14th.  Hours will be 10-3 Monday through Friday.

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Librarian Karen Evans Has Article Accepted for Publication

Posted by isulib on May 14, 2012

An article proposal submitted to Internet Reference Services Quarterly by Karen Evans was accepted.  Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal that presents research and practical information about reference librarianship in the digital age. Congratulations, Karen!

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Cup & Chaucer Cafe Summer Hours

Posted by isulib on May 14, 2012

The café will be open June 4th through June 29th and July 9th through August 3rd. Their hours will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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New Library Clocks! we may finally know what time it really is!

Posted by isulib on May 14, 2012

Facilities staff will begin replacing the dual faced clocks that are mounted in the corridors and hallways at the library with clocks that are part of the new campus master clock system. These master clocks are automatically set by a transmitter on campus. The transmitter sends a GPS based time signal that is extremely accurate. The system also automatically makes Daylight Savings Time adjustments.

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new IT Help Desk in Library

Posted by isulib on May 14, 2012

With the closing of the 24 hour computer building, some equipment and services are moving into the library and around the campus. Starting today, a desk across from the Ask Desk will be staffed by an IT person, so they’ll be very close to the 1st floor computer cluster and the printers.

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