Posted by isulib on December 19, 2016
For the second year, instead of exchanging gifts, Tech Services staff opted to buy toys for the “Toys for Tots” program. We were one of several drop-off site on campus and it was a huge success. We gathered 42 toys for the Marines’ annual toy drive. They came to pick them up on Dec. 9th.
They wanted to know if we wanted to be a collection site again next year and we told them YES! They remembered us from last year!
Many thanks to everyone who helped make the holidays brighter for children in our community!
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Posted by isulib on December 5, 2016
December 7 & 8
Honors Council Bake Sale
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Posted by isulib on November 29, 2016
The call went out from the Fundraising Committee to Library staff in early November to once again donate items for Thanksgiving baskets for the Foster Grandparents program.
“The Foster Grandparent Program is a nonprofit composed of low-income seniors who spend their weekdays at local schools and daycares. They provide a positive influence on the children that they work with, oftentimes being rewarded with flowers by their classrooms as a “thank you” for doing such a good job. These are not just normal volunteers. These people want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They understand that some of these children do not have a role model at home, and these grandparents are there for them. One of the biggest rewards these volunteers receive is just being called “Grandma” and “Grandpa.” To someone who may not have grandchildren, this might just be the catalyst for them to keep helping out.” (Quote from the donation letter)
The standard basket list:
|8 – 10 lb. Turkey
|5 lb. Bag of potatoes
|Box of Dressing
|Can of Corn
|Can of Green Beans
|Packet of Gravy
|Can of Cranberry Sauce
|Package of Rolls or loaf of Bread
|Jell-O Cheesecake Mix
Other items and cash were accepted as well. Our original goal was 3 baskets; however, we were able to fill and deliver 5 ! Included in the baskets were the baskets, turkey, rolls, potatoes, boxed dressing, green beans, corn, peas, cranberry sauce, carrots, gravy packets (turkey and Brown), cheese cake, sweet potatoes, pie crust, pumpkin, marshmallows, Swiss Miss, rice, mac & cheese, candy, and a tablecloth.
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Posted by isulib on November 21, 2016
The new mini-recycling center in the library’s lobby was officially dedicated on November 15th. It’s one of three units purchased by TREES, Inc. and Baesler’s Market and donated for placement in several locations with high pedestrian traffic and strong support for environmental efforts. (The other two mini-recycling centers were placed in Vigo County Public Library and the main entrance to Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute.)
Joy Sacopulos, TREES, INC., spoke at the ceremony and presented certificates of appreciation to Library Dean Robin Crumrin, to Kristine O’Hare (Baesler’s Market) and to Paul Reed (ISU Recycling).
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Posted by isulib on November 10, 2016
2016 National Family Involvement Day Event: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in Library Events Area
Sponsored by Center for Global Engagement, the Office of Communications and Marketing, and ISU Cunningham Memorial Library
Potential participants: young children (i.e., 3 to 5 year olds) and their families
Program: literacy lessons, puppet shows, board games and more
Parking: No ISU parking permit is necessary after 5 pm on ISU campus.
Yong Joon Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Teaching and Learning, Bayh College of Education:
Over 30 Elementary & Special Education major and Early Childhood minor students and Yong Joon Park, associate professor in the department of teaching and learning, are hosting the event for Indiana State families and Terre Haute community members with 3-5 year old children.
The event will provide community members free education program for young children for the special day such as family involvement strategies, family picture taking, light snacks, literacy & math activities, board games, puppet shows and more!
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Posted by isulib on November 8, 2016
Two drop-off donation sites are now available in the library lobby.
Winter hats, gloves and scarves for school children in Vigo County Elementary Schools (hosted by ISU Staff Council) and Non-perishable foods for the college student Food Pantry (United Campus Ministries).
Questions: email Library Events Coordinator, Dara.Middleton@indstate.edu
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Posted by isulib on October 14, 2016
A variety of programming, with a movie in the Library Events Area finishing off the day.
Movie Info This Changes Everything
Movie Trailer This Changes Everything[2:22]
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Posted by isulib on April 20, 2016
2016 LSTA Indiana Memory Digitization Grants Awarded along with other projects!
The Indiana State Library has selected 13 projects to receive $229,510 in LSTA funding for the 2016-2017 grant year. Using grant funds, public, academic and special libraries will be contributing collections with a uniquely Indiana focus. This year’s projects will feature a number of topics, including Indiana’s automobile and limestone industries, LGBTQ histories, the Harmonists, newspapers, court records, architectural drawings, Hanover College history, and the USS LST Ship Memorial. Three collections will be focused on the histories of African Americans in the state, including South Bend, Bedford, and Indianapolis’s Bethel AME Church. The Indiana State Library will also continue their collaboration with Indiana State University to establish InDiPres, a statewide digital preservation solution for digital collections.
Many of the projects will invite Hoosiers to contribute materials during scan-a-thons held throughout the Bicentennial year. All materials digitized through the projects will eventually be available on Indiana Memory, the state’s digital library, and the Digital Public Library of America. For questions about the grants or Indiana Memory, please contact Connie Rendfeld at (317) 232-3694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding is made possible by The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The Institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.
Reposted from State Library’s Wednesday Word, April 20, 2016
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Posted by isulib on April 12, 2016
Special event for the ICS seminar this week- A poetry reading
April 13, 2016 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316
Info: Eric Anderson – 812-237-8052 – email@example.com
A poetry reading and slide show of work that includes environmental and conservation themes will be put on by students and faculty from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316.
This event is a departure from the usual more academic seminars that have been held weekly for the Institute for Community Sustainability seminar series this term. The public and students in particular are invited.
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Posted by isulib on March 22, 2016
Keynote Address by author, Laura Bates (Professor, English)
6 pm ~ Library Events Area
About the Community Read
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS
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