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New ISU Student Printing Procedure

Posted by isulib on May 12, 2012

This also affects printing in the Library; in addition to the info below, from President Bradley’s Update email, printers will no longer be on all floors of the Library!

A new solution for student printing has been implemented by OIT.  Previously, students could print primarily in open computer labs and at the Library. With the new solution, students can send a print job from a computer, wherever they are, to any one of 26 printers that will be located around campus, in academic buildings, public spaces and residence halls.  After downloading a driver for their laptops, students need only print to one of two print queues (black and white, or color), and then find a printer that is convenient to them.  At the printer, students will swipe their ID cards (or enter their ID and password), and select the job they wish to print.  Print jobs will stay in the queue for 24 hours.  This new solution adds convenience and flexibility for students, and enhances campus sustainability efforts, since print jobs will no longer require individual header pages and duplex printing is available.  In the near future, the system will allow printing directly from mobile devices such as smart phones and iPads.  Instructions can be found at:  http://www.indstate.edu/oitlabs/printing/index.html

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Book signing May 19 & 20: “Terre Haute: Farrington’s Grove”

Posted by isulib on May 12, 2012

Donna Christenberry will be at the Vigo County Public Library to sign copies of her book, Terre Haute: Farrington’s Grove 9 to 4 Saturday, May 19, and 1 to 4 Sunday, May 20 – this will be part of the big annual Book Sale, which runs 9-4pm

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Indiana’s Poet Laureate on-campus Thursday May 10

Posted by isulib on May 10, 2012

Join OLLI, Art Spaces and Arts Illiana for a special poetry reading by Karen Kovacik. Karen is a native Hoosier and the author of four poetry collections. Karen is one of the 2012 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition judges. Karen will be reading from her personal works which includes “Metropolis Burning.”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Indiana State University invite yous to a special presentation titled “Indiana Poet Laureate: Karen Kovacik” today, May 10 from 6-7 p.m in the University Hall, Whitaker Conference Room. This presentation is open to the public.

If you have any questions or would like more information about OLLI at Indiana State University, please contact Michelle Bennett at 812-237-2336 or michelle.bennett@indstate.edu

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Library Hours starting May 5

Posted by isulib on May 4, 2012

Saturday May 5 we’ll be open from 8am until noon, in case alums or graduating students want to show off the library or see what’s been happening.

Sunday May 6: CLOSED

May 7-10 8am-5pm

SPECIAL: FRIDAY MAY 11 LIBRARY IS CLOSED – LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE ON A RETREAT

Sat-Sun May 12-13

MONDAY May 14, Summer Hours begin

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Library Fundraising: March for Babies aka March of Dimes

Posted by isulib on May 1, 2012

From the Library’s Fundraising Committee:
Thank you to everyone that made the March for Babies – ISU Simon’s Team/CML a success!  Our team raised $2,603 this year!  A majority of those monies will stay in Indiana and the Wabash Valley to help support our local NICUs, babies and families.

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Library Building news: plans and more plans

Posted by isulib on May 1, 2012

From recent meeting of the Library’s Building Committee comes this report of things to come:

1) a bottle filling station will be installed where the water fountain is on the first floor by the main stairwell

2) we’re getting an estimate on cost for purchase and installation of new carpet, badly needed on 1st floor – and boy, do we have a lot of floor!

3) serious re-model of Cup & Chaucer Cafe: glass walls will divide the cafe from the Library entrance; new entrance to the Cafe will be where current 1st floor display cases located, so people will come through the Library’s entrance gates and then into the Cafe – a slightly longer trip but will help noise and security

4) MediasScape stations: 2 will be here for/by Fall: 1st floor model will be lower regular desk/table level; 2nd floor will have a counter-height style – like the model we had for 2 months on the 1st floor – very popular! – see earlier blog entry for photos

5) coming to the 2nd floor ‘alcove’ area where the children’s materials were and which is now an open area for studying: BOOTH seating with POWER OUTLETS; other new seating, both individual and modular; group study desks; white boards; 20-24 NEW ELECTRICAL DROPS

6) 1st floor Browsing area: we are now using the McNaughton service to receive browsing books and we don’t need as much shelf space, so BOOKS ON CD – yes we still have them – will move to that area. Within the Browsing Media area, Musical DVDs and CDs will move closer together

7) New floor maps will be created and posted next to the elevators on each floor

Timelines for all of the above are unknown but we hope a lot will be done by Fall and/or in the coming year.

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Friday, May 11: Library and Archives Closed

Posted by isulib on May 1, 2012

The Cunningham Memorial Library and University Archives will be closed Friday, May 11, 2012, for an annual all staff retreat. They will reopen on Monday, May 14.

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Book Signing: Mattie Lee Solomon – May 9 @ Barnes & Noble

Posted by isulib on May 1, 2012

Mattie Lee Solomon will be doing a book signing for Missing Link? Parent discussions on their role in the education of their children on Wednesday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnes and Noble.  Mattie Lee Solomon, PhD, for over 20 years, Dr. Solomon was involved in the education of countless Indianapolis children, including over 15 years of work as a teacher and a school administrator (e.g. principal). This abundance of experience with children and parents motivated her to pen the book Missing Link? which documents various parents’ perspectives concerning the education of their children. Dr. Solomon earned a K-12 Business Education Teacher degree from the University of Indianapolis; a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; and a PhD in the Philosophy of Education from Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana.

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