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Reference/Instruction Librarian Karen Evans Selected for Design 4 Learning Program

Posted by isulib on July 28, 2015

Karen Evans has been selected as one of 90 individuals nationally to participate in the D4L or Design 4 Learning program.  The year-long online program is designed to prepare instructors to transfer face-to-face teaching and learning skills to an online environment, gain experience with various platforms and tools for online teaching, create online instructional materials, and to practice online teaching.

Karen has also had an article proposal on CSI and forensic sources accepted by Children and Libraries.

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LEAP Leadership in the Library

Posted by isulib on July 28, 2015

Student Success began moving some tables into the recently redesigned Room 233 (former computer cluster) for LEAP Leadership students study space in early July. More furnishings are being ordered and should all be in place for this space’s first official use in the LEAP program when Fall 2015 classes begin.  Student Success, however, plans to introduce the LEAP students who are on campus this summer to the new space before they leave for home on July 31.Student Success is scheduled to begin use of the recently redesigned Room 233 (former computer cluster) for LEAP Leadership students study space on Saturday July 11.

LEAP Leadership students (over 200 in the fall 2015 cohort) are required to study in a monitored space for a specified number of hours a week. This collaboration between the library and Student Success will draw students less likely to use the library into our space on a regular basis to build good study and learning behaviors. The space will be open to students outside the LEAP program when monitored study time is not scheduled.

The library is considered the go-to place for learning outside the classroom on our campus. We should be very proud that we create and maintain such an environment and culture of learning.

For more on LEAP, go toCenter for Student Success

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July 30: Please come to view student Poster Sessions from Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences

Posted by isulib on July 28, 2015

SURE Symposium Poster Sessions (11:00am-1:00pm) Events The 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program is hosting symposium poster sessions in the library’s Events Area.

SURE 2015 Program

The science departments at Indiana State University solicit applications from students interested in participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) 2015 Program. The program is open to all ISU undergraduates who wish to pursue research in the natural sciences and intend enroll in classes at ISU in the fall semester of 2015. Because the science faculty are particularly interested in encouraging students who are early in their undergraduate career to pursue research, it is anticipated that several fellowships will be offered to first- and second-year students. Fellowships are generally offered to students who have completed at least one year of coursework in biology, chemistry, geology, and/or physics by May 2015.


Student research fellows will spend ten weeks during the summer actively engaged in research under the direction of the science faculty. The SURE 2015 program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 20 and end on Friday, July 31. Alternate beginning and ending dates can be considered at the request of the research fellow. However, a total of ten weeks effort is generally expected. Research fellows will be awarded a $3,500 scholarship for full-time (~40 hrs/wk) effort or a $1,750 scholarship for half-time (~20 hrs/wk). It is generally expected that full-time research fellows consider this experience their principal source of income for the summer. The faculty are not particularly interested in offering full-time fellowships to students who have significant employment commitments outside the SURE program. Students may hold a part-time job, in addition to their full-time fellowship, but their work hours for that job should be largely limited to weekends. In addition to hands-on research, the SURE research fellows and their faculty advisors will participate in a Friday seminar series. Research fellows will periodically give five-minute presentations of their research progress during the course of the summer. Research fellows will also have the opportunity to present their work at the SURE 2015 Research Symposium to be held at the conclusion of the 10-week experience. Students will be encouraged to continue their research and present their activities at regional and/or national research symposia during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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No story too small! Library’s Spiffy New Soap Dispensers

Posted by isulib on July 24, 2015

Earlier this week our Facilities Management crew started mounting these classy new soap dispensers – with the ISU logo, too! I feel cleaner already!

dispenser-1 dispenser-2

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Jason Krueger Participates in Art Chatter: What Is So Special About Public Art?

Posted by isulib on July 23, 2015

On July 16, Susan Baley (Executive Director of the Swope Art Museum) and Jason Krueger (Director of the Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection) were at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Terre Haute to participate in Art Spaces, Inc. – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection Art Chatter series, within the topic of What Is So Special About Public Art?

Public art contributes to the economic vitality and livability of our community!  But what are some of the ways in which public sculpture may impact an individual life?

Susan and Jason discussed public works that were important to their own lives.  Everyone was invited to add to the discussion with stories and suggestions about public art that has lasting impact.

Jason provides the following report of this event:

Yesterday’s event went pretty much as what is described in the ArtSPaces blurb.  I talked about the Jardins D’Agua in Lisbon and the Freedom of Expression National Monument. The Jaridins D’Agua is somewhere I traveled in 1998 during the World’s Fair.  It makes connections between the public and the complex history of the relationship between Portugal and water of all kinds. One section contains volcano-shaped fountains made in colorful Portuguese polychromatic ceramic tiles. Water slowly trickles down its surface, making the tiles glow and appear to move until…. the pipes under a wooden walk way shake and the volcanoes erupt with a giant ball of water. The cycle is just long enough for one to let down one’s guard and is simply a lot of fun, especially in the hot Iberian sun.

Freedom of Expression National Monument began in 1984 by artists Erika Rothenberg, Laurie Hawkinson and John Malpede at Art on the Beach, a performance art and installation festival running from 1978 – 1985 at the Battery Park City Landfill that was created by the construction of the World Trade Center.  In 1984 during the summer a wide ranging group of speakers came to talk, sing, recite poetry or otherwise perform on issues like the AIDS epidemic, homelessness, poverty, the environment and more.  In 2003, architecture critic Herbert Muschamp proposed that it be reinstalled at the site of the twin towers, stating that “The need for such a public platform has never been greater than it is now.”   It was put up in Manhattan in the summer of 2004, taken down due to lack of permits. But the artists’ intent was for it to always be temporarily constructed, wherever the needs for freedom of expression demanded it.  It is not like other so called national monuments, it is at a completely tangible scale and meant for an individual to occupy and activate it.  Yet at the same time it is about this rather intangible concept of freedom. The Freedom of Expression National Monument, as a civic architectural artwork, requires this activation of concept, but it also requires the cooperation of others to give it space to operate.  If Freedom of Expression is the concept, than the Freedom of Expression National Monument has been the proof of concept.


In addition we are pleased to report that Jason’s work Drowning won an Award of Distinction at the Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the Swope Museum of Art.  Jason speaks: The work is about the relationship between someone drowning and someone trying to save them. The struggle emphasized in their gesture offers a metaphor for the human condition.  It is drawn in walnut ink of my own formula in a way that buckles, cracks and bubbles the surface in a way that gives the figures a fluid environment in which to interact and places the viewer below the water, with them. This work is from the same series as my Master’s Thesis. This work and a new work from my Idebtity ​series will be on view at the Swope through Aug. 8th.

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Night Owls! apply for our Public Services Overnight Assistant [Circulation/Public Services] job

Posted by isulib on July 21, 2015

The following Bi-Weekly Part-Time Temporary (NO BENEFITS) position is now available to receive applications on the ISU hiring site.

Public Services Overnight Assistant – TEMP (Renewable 9 month position, Fall/Spring only)

 Period of employment: Approx. July 27, 2015 to May 6, 2016;  38-40 weeks of employment

  • Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 2:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 28 hours per week
  • Pay Rate:  $12.89 per hour, no benefits

Provides support for the Overnight Supervisor responsible for the library facility and services during the 11:00pm to 7:00am shift and provides backup for that staff person allowing the library to function effectively during overnight hours.

For complete information on this position go to the following location:

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2013-2014 Library Annual Report

Posted by isulib on July 10, 2015


Check out our 34 pages of accomplishments.

Kudos to Erin Harmon, Public Relations, for the formatting!

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Librarian Position Vacancy at Vigo County Public Library

Posted by isulib on July 4, 2015


The Vigo County Public Library currently has a full-time job available for the position of Reference Manager in the Reference Department of the Main Library.  This salaried non-exempt position offers 40 hours per week and a primary work schedule of 8:30 AM-5:30 PM.  Work schedule includes some evening and weekend hours to meet department needs and to represent the VCPL during special programs and community events.  This job requires an ALA accredited MLS degree and an Indiana Librarian Certification of LC4 or higher at the Department Head level.  For job functions and other details regarding this position click on the Job Vacancy Announcement.  To apply, click on the Application for Employment and download and complete the application form and email it to by 5:00PM, Sunday, July 19, 2015.  The Vigo County Public Library is an E-Verify employer.

Alternate Application Method:  Apply by 5:00PM, Sunday, July 19, 2015, online at powered by WorkOne.  The Vigo County Public Library is an E-Verify Employer.

The Vigo County Public Library provides equal opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religious belief, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, or veteran status.

The Vigo County Public Library complies with all applicable federal state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every library location.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, hiring, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, or any other personnel action.

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