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Finals Week = 24/5 but with FREE FOOD

Posted by isulib on April 28, 2014


Snacks & Breakfast

Snacks & Breakfast

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Free Digitizing of Your Documents via Wabash Valley Visions & Voices

Posted by isulib on April 20, 2014

Members of the public are invited to have their documents digitized during the following community scan days:
• May 3: Sullivan County Public Library/Historical Society Scan Day in Carlisle, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• May 24: Vigo County Public Library/ Wabash Valley Genealogy Society at the library, 1 to 4 p.m.
• June 7: Knox County Public Library Scan Day in Vincennes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• June 14: Princeton Public Library Scan Day in Princeton, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time)
To access a free digital collection of artifacts, administrative and personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, texts, yearbooks, maps, oral histories and other audio/video files, visit

See also article in Tribune-Star about 10th anniversary of Wabash Valley Visions and Voices.

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April 22: Visions, Voices Digital Memory Project Celebrates 10 years

Posted by isulib on April 20, 2014

Tuesday, April 22 has been declared Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Day.

Event at Vigo County Public Library, 5-8pm.

Project spans 10 years, 6 counties, working to preserve the region’s history in print, image and sound.


For full article, see Tribune-Star article.

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April 23: day-time ‘de-stress’ fest

Posted by isulib on April 20, 2014

12:30-1:30, LIBRARY EVENTS AREA, 1st Floor

Applied Health Sciences students

April 23 - De-Stress Fest

April 23 – De-Stress Fest

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April 21: Social Work Student Poster Sessions

Posted by isulib on April 18, 2014

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Library Events Area

Bachelors of Social Work students will be displaying and discussing their work.

Bachelor of Social Work Senior Research Poster Presentations

Bachelor of Social Work Senior Research Poster Presentations





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EndNote Users: Update Available

Posted by isulib on April 18, 2014

EndNote X7.1 is now available

With this latest release, you can now:

  • Sync Smart and Combined Groups across desktops.
  • Use an expanded set of tools to annotate your PDFs.
  • Easily navigate through full text attachments with added PDF link navigation.
  • Take advantage of improvements to Find Full Text and DOI matching during PDF import.
  • Easily spot Quick Search keywords in search results.
  • Quickly save references from additional online Capture sources including: ERIC database, Wikipedia, WorldCat OCLC, DSpace, and more. (Available in EndNote online)

For more information, visit

To upload close all Microsoft Office products including your Outlook email!

WHAT IS ENDNOTE? store and manage bibliographic citations. Visit our Research Guide.


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April 22: Cutting Stress for the Best

Posted by isulib on April 18, 2014

Cutting Stress for the Best

Cutting Stress for the Best

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TODAY! APRIL 17 Potato Bar Charity Fundraiser

Posted by isulib on April 17, 2014

11-1 today – Library Events Area – $5 – see earlier blog entry

The Potatoes are a-Cookin'

The Potatoes are a-Cookin’

Dessert Table

Dessert Table

Come Early for These Special Desserts!

Come Early for These Special Desserts!

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Librarian Position Open: Data Curation Librarian

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2014

Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library has 1 open tenure track faculty position, Data Curation Librarian.

Join an exciting campus community. Enrollments are up, we have just completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we have been designated a “Best in the Midwest” for the tenth consecutive year by Princeton Review. ISU was ranked first in community service among 281 national universities in Washington Monthly magazine’s college guide  and ranked second in the nation for support of service learning. ISU has a strategic goal to employ and retain highly qualified staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. Our city, a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services, received the “Indiana Community of the Year” award in 2010.

The Library is at the heart of this exciting campus of more than 12,000 undergraduates and graduates. Our motto is “Your campus living room,” and that is what we strive to be—the gathering place for campus. We offer many resources for our users including more than 1.3 million items in our collection including 140,000 e-books and 71,000 e-journals/databases. Our Special Collections houses the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition, we offer many services including the Math/Writing Center and Commuter Lounge as well as excellent reference and instruction services, Interlibrary Loan, and e-Reserves. Offering opportunities to attend unique and rewarding programs, last year the library hosted 122 events that attracted over 24,000 attendees. The Library is committed to serving as the academic and research heart of the Indiana State University.

Sycamore Scholars

Data Curation Librarian – This 12-month, tenure-track position provides technical leadership for the creation, management, preservation of and access to digital assets and scholarship. The incumbent will manage, develop and migrate digital application systems and serve as webmaster for digital initiatives’ websites. The successful candidate maintains and develops Sycamore Scholars, the institutional repository for Indiana State University, manages the Electronic Theses and Dissertations program, and works closely with faculty, students and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. S/he provides technical support for library and campus digital initiatives including the Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project; University Archive’s implementation of Archon; the Art Department’s MDID based slide library, and other digital projects; and is actively engaged in data wrangling and systems administration tasks in support of the Library’s participation in the MetaArchive Cooperative Preservation Network.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification, adaptation and implementation of appropriate digital repository technologies and will possess the ability to interact effectively with library colleagues, Office of Information Technology professionals, teaching faculty, and students. S/he will technically lead the migration of the digital library collections from CONTENTdm to an open source repository solution. In addition, the incumbent will serve as the web master for Wabash Valley Visions & Voices, a collaborative regional digital repository and be involved in addressing digital preservation issues related to this and other digital initiatives. The Data Curation Librarian will also liaise with the Metadata Librarian as needed. Responsibilities may include travel to other locations to provide training, and participation in evening and/or weekend special events. ISU librarians are expected to participate in university and library governance and to engage in professional activities, including research and publication, in order to attain tenure and promotion.

This position reports directly to the Chair of the Special Collections Department.
Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining minority faculty and staff. For more information and/or to apply for this position, please see

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April 23: Second-Hand Smoke Exposure: A Policy at the Crossroads

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2014

Wed. April 23 from 10 – 10:50 am, Library Events Area

Come join in the discussion about both local and campus smoking restrictions.

  • Should electronic cigarettes be restricted further or are they the new breakthrough needed to reduce second-hand smoke exposure?
  • Should ISU extend and enforce its ban on smoking, or has it already gone too far?
  • Should children be protected from second-hand smoke by laws prohibiting smoking in cars?
Second-hand Smoke Exposure

Second-hand Smoke Exposure


Sponsored by the ISU Department of Economics and the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library. Brought to you as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Community Semester.

For further information contact or 812-237-2165




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