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Writing Center tutors win scholarships and awards

Posted by isulib on April 30, 2013

Congratulations, Award-Winning Tutors

The WC congratulates the following award-winning tutors:

  • Edwin Mwanza – The Bash (English award for outstanding academic work)
  • Sam Franklin – The Bash Award
  • Whitney Neukam – The Oustanding Student in Human Communications Scholarship
  • Whitney Neukam – The Hazel Tesh Pfennig Scholarship
  • Whitney Neukam – The Ben F. Small English Scholarship
  • Abigail Layton – The Hazel Tesh Pfennig Scholarship Congratulations!

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Writing Center Hours

Posted by isulib on April 30, 2013

Writing Center Closed for Finals Week

The Writing Center will be closed for finals week, but immediately after we will continue helping students on-demand. Though the WC will not hold regular hours during Summer I, students will be able to contact Bailey directly to make an appointment with an on-call tutor.  Distance tutors will be available throughout the summer.

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Library Student Assistants recognized at campus events

Posted by isulib on April 30, 2013

Distinguished Student Assistants: Circulation, Writing Center, ILL and Acquisitions

Congratulations to the nominees and *distinguished student assistants who were acknowledged during the Career Center Student Employment Programs 2013 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony. The event was held on April 9th in Dede I, and the library was well represented. Our students: *Lee Reynolds, Zakaria Jouaibi, Elizabeth Ballone, *Lee Johns and *Amanda Hubbard were all recognized for their efforts. Congratulations to them and their supervisors!

 Library’s Student Assistant Recognition Awards Reception 2013

Lee Johns and Lee Reynolds were presented with the Student Assistant Recognition Award 2013 at the Library’s awards reception last week. Lee Johns, graduate student from Vermillion, has worked in the Acquisitions Unit of Technical Services for 4 ½ years. His supervisor is Vickie Magill.

Lee Reynolds, graduate student from Indianapolis, has worked in the Writing Center for 2 years. His supervisor is Nicole Bailey. Congratulations to both Lee Johns and Lee Reynolds on their outstanding work. In addition, all student employees were recognized at the reception and thanked for their dedicated work. Student employees help fulfill the Library’s mission to the University and its students, staff, and faculty. Here’s a big thanks to all of our student employees.

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Indiana Library Federation’s District 5/7 Conference at ISU Library: May 17

Posted by isulib on April 30, 2013

ILF District 5/7 Conference

The 2013 ILF District 5/7 Conference will be held at Cunningham Memorial Library on May 17th. The conference planning committee cordially invites you to attend the conference, Make Connections @ the Library. Register today for great sessions like “Connecting to What’s New in YA,” “Save the Day with Book Clubs for All Ages,” “Collecting the Present for the Future,”  “Trends for the Academic Library 2013,” “Pictures Say It All,”  “Global Connections @ the Library,” and more!

Keynote: Zachary Benedict, a partner at MKM architecture + design; background in urban sociology and neighborhood revitalization

Deadline for early registration is Thursday May 9, 2013. Please see for more information.

ISU Digital Initiatives librarian Lucy Wang is chairing the Conference Committee and Metadata Cataloger Natalie Bulick and Electronic Resources librarian Ryan Weir are serving as Members-at-Large. ISU Reference/Instruction librarian Edith Campbell and Circulation Librarian Susan Frey will present on “Global connections at the library”; Edith will also present on “Connecting to What’s New in YA”. Special Collections Librarian Cinda May will talk about “Collecting the Present for the Future: Ensuring the Survival of Today’s History for Tomorrow’s Researchers”. Ryan Weir will present “Best Practices in Licensing, Negotiation and Budgeting”.

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The Role of the Library in Campus-Wide Recruitment Efforts

Posted by isulib on April 26, 2013

The role of the academic library in getting, retaining and graduating successful students is a crucial topic these days. The peer-reviewed journal Reference Services Review, recently published a themed issue (volume 41, issue 2). Links to the individual articles below should work for ISU authenticated users.



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ISU Faculty/Staff summer book read — “Best Intentions and Blind Spots: Unpacking the Student Achievement Gap”

Posted by isulib on April 26, 2013

Faculty/Staff summer book read — “Best Intentions and Blind Spots: Unpacking the Student Achievement Gap”

April 26 2013

Data on first generation, low income, and minority students indicate an academic achievement and retention gap with their respective counterparts. Yet, there are institutions in the country where the differentials do not pattern this way. Framed by the work of Dr. Ruby Payne and Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, this three-session book read explores deficit and strengths-based models that impact student achievement and commitment, often outside instructor or staff awareness.

Some of the themes discussed include:·

  • How do we more effectively engage students?·
  • Why do expectations matter and what messages do we send about them?·
  • How can I enhance the success of all students when they seemingly bring different skill and ability sets to the classroom or activity?

Schedule: May 23 & June 6 (8:30-10 a.m.) & June 18 (3-4:30 p.m.) Clabber Girl – 9th and Wabash (conference room upstairs)*refreshments provided*

Space limited to first 20 to sign up. Free books provided.To register, contact the Office of Student Success by May 10; x8378

Questions may be directed to Joshua Powers, Interim AVP for Student Success (; x8378).

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Free Book Today in HMSU

Posted by isulib on April 23, 2013

World Book Night giveaway today (Tuesday) in HMSU

WORLD BOOK NIGHT giveaway in HMSU on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

In support of World Book Night, an international event where people will be randomly distributing books, we are bringing an amazing Latina writer’s book to your attention.

Some people give them away in beauty shops, taxi cabs or even at homeless shelters. It was started in Spain to honor author Miguel De Cervantes.

TIME: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or until we run out of books

WHERE: HMSU Commons hallway, near Information Desk.

Pick up your copy of “The House On Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros.

UNTIL WE RUN OUT!! Only 20 copies available. Please let your favorite student know so they can pick one up!

Our thanks to our library for making these books available.

See our event page here:

Questions? Please contact Theresa at X8096 or email Edi at

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Used Book Sale April 23-25

Posted by isulib on April 22, 2013

We are ready to roll! Video Preview

2013 Library Book Sale

2013 Library Book Sale


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April 20 speakers, music & exhibits highlight Native American culture in Wabash Valley

Posted by isulib on April 19, 2013

On Saturday, April 20, Indiana State University will present a free public program focused on the competition

Native Peoples in the Wabash Valley Event

Native Peoples in the Wabash Valley Event

between Native Americans, Europeans and Americans for the old Northwest Territory.

“The Other Side of the Northwest Frontier: Native Peoples Past and Present” will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Indiana State’s Cunningham Memorial Library’s Events Area.

A drum prayer by Paul-Rene Tamburro, a member of the Nulhegan Band of Abenaki of Vermont, will begin the day at 9 a.m.

A talk by Roger Laybourn, chief and Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication of the United Metis Tribe starts the sessions. Laybourn’s talk at 9:15 a.m. is titled “Allies Out of Necessity: Native American and British Cooperation during the War of 1812.” David Nichols, Indiana State associate professor of history, will speak on “The Prophet and the Commodore: The Northwest Indians’ War of 1812” at 9:45 a.m. Then at 10:15, Tamburro, who also is the chair of Indiana State’s social work department, will speak on “The Other World of Economics: Trade and Commerce in the Wabash Valley from the Indigenous Point of View.”

During the morning, Kim DisPennett and Terry Noble will perform on flutes and Tamburro will lead a social dance. The day will finish with the United Metis Tribe singing traditional songs.

Exhibit tables with information about the Waapaahsiki Siipiiwi Mounds Historical Park, eastern woodland raised beading and Indian economy and currency will be on display.

This event is sponsored by the Library and History department as well as the Native American Museum and the Sullivan County American Indian Council. It is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Indiana Humanities and is a part of the Year of the River 2013 celebration.

Wabash Valley Year of the River

Year of the River


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Librarian Edi Campbell Rocks the Drop

Posted by isulib on April 18, 2013

Rock the Drop 2013. More information:

Edith Campbell Rocks the Drop

Librarian Edith Campbell on her way to the College of Education to Rock the Drop

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin; how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery

Rock the Drop Bookplate

Rock the Drop Bookplate

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