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Feb. 17 Webinar: Islamophobia on campus: From micro-aggressions to hate crimes and violence

Posted by isulib on February 15, 2016

ISU Library Instruction Classroom 230

2:00pm – 4:30pm

The Islamic faith is one of the world’s largest religions and can be found in almost every country across the globe. Media coverage in the USA typically only focuses on the actions of extremists, creating a culture of violence, fear, and hostiles. ISU is currently attracting more international students every year, meaning that we are increasing the number of Muslim students on and around campus.

This webinar will explore practical information related to the safety, security, and well being of both Muslim students and Muslim community members in and around the Terre Haute area. Topics covered will include: creating an inclusive environment for all Muslim students, faculty, and administrators, and appropriate ways of discussing and handling incidents on campus swiftly and appropriately.

The Center for Global Engagement, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Equal Opportunity and Title IX office, Multicultural Services and Programs, and the Office of Student Success are cosponsoring this event.

The live webinar will run from 2-3:30 p.m., with a 1 hour discussion to follow. Handouts will be provided. islamophobia

Questions: Kara Sterling – 812-237-4627

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Feb. 18: African American Read-In Chain – Join us!

Posted by isulib on February 9, 2016

On Thursday 18 February, the Cunningham Memorial Library along with the History Department, the English Department and the CEB African American Cultural Center will host its first African American Read-In Chain. This is part of a national event sponsored annually by the National Council of Teachers of English. The event will take place in the Teaching Materials Collection and readers will include ISU administrators, faculty, staff and students as well as Terre Haute community members. I hope you can join us!

  • 1:00-1:45 pm Readings in African American Literature (Teaching Materials)
  • 1:45-2:15 pm Refreshments (028)
  • 2:15-3:00 pm Readings in African American History (Teaching Materials)
  • 3:00-3:30 pm Refreshments (028)

Edi Campbell, Reference/Instruction Librarian


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ISU Librarian interviewed by CBC Radio Canada

Posted by isulib on January 19, 2016

Edith Campbell (Reference/Instruction Librarian) was interviewed by CBC Radio-Canada after the children’s book, A Birthday Cake for George Washington, was pulled by Scholastic Books.  The book has been criticized for its portrayal of slaves.  Hats off to Ms. Campbell!  You can read the interview at

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Clothing Drive Bin for 14th and Chestnut

Posted by isulib on December 4, 2015

The Gentlemen Society of MAPS is planning a clothing drive for the 14th and Chestnut Community Center’s Winter closet. They are placing bins in the following locations: HMSU (front of info desk), Library (lobby, by the windows), and the African American Cultural Center.

They plan to check the bin regularly and will end their drive on December 11th.

MAPS [Mentoring Assistance for Prospective Scholars] is a program of Excellence, administered by the Office of the African-American Cultural Center at Indiana State University.

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Dec. 2: Fantastic Art Show from Gender Studies students

Posted by isulib on November 30, 2015


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ISU Librarian Speaks Out on Diversity in Books for Children

Posted by isulib on November 16, 2015

Two recent publications from Reference/Instruction (Public Services) librarian, Edith Campbell

from The GuardianMeg Rosoff Sparks Diversity Row Over Books for Marginalised ChildrenThe How I Live Now author rejects librarian Edith Campbell’s claims that ‘there are so few books for queer black boys’ following publication of new children’s book Large Fears

From the New York Times‘A Fine Dessert’: Judging a Book by the Smile of a Slave – Excerpt: Edi Campbell, a reference librarian at Indiana State University who blogs about children’s literature, credited Ms. Jenkins and Ms. Blackall with admirable intentions, but said that the meaning of the image of the mother and daughter hiding in the closet would probably be lost on its audience. 

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Exhibit: Whoever Saves a Single Life – addition of video stories of Holocaust survivors reuniting with the people who helped them

Posted by isulib on November 11, 2015

Playing on a loop this week will be a selection of 3 videos from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Reunion Series. The videos can be viewed in the Exhibit area outside of the Library Events Area.

There is no set schedule for the videos. If you have questions, please contact the Library Events Coordinator:



Reunion 2013: The Quiet Heroes: Leon Gersten and Dzeslaw Polziec [Poland] – video also available online

Reunion 2012: Hidden in Plain Sight: Wladyslawa Dudziak and Rozia Beiman [Poland] – video also available online

Reunion 2009: Village on the Rock: Joseph Bonder and Bronislaw Firuta [Poland] – video also available online

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Library Research Guide Related to Kristallnacht Series of Events

Posted by isulib on November 10, 2015

In addition to the Library Events Area being a venue for several of the Night of Broken Glass events, Reference/Instruction librarians Karen Evans and Elizabeth Lorenzen have compiled a research guide with a variety of resources cultural, historical and educational:


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Library staff presenting at ISU’s Diversity Research Symposium (Oct. 23 & 24)

Posted by isulib on October 13, 2015

Andrea Boehme (Circulation Supervisor), and Susan Frey (Associate Librarian) will be presenting their research from one of their PhD program projects at the upcoming, 2015 Diversity Research Symposium at ISU! Their juried panel presentation, Lavender Graduation: Implementing a Program of Support and Gratitude for LGBTQ Students, is a team project. Presenting with them are fellow doctoral students Robert Harpool, graduate assistant, Bayh College of Education; Landon Brothers, Assistant Director, Office of Tutorial Support, IUPUI; and Mark Minglin, Executive Director, Academic Support Programs, IUPUI.

As a way of extending their research beyond the classroom the team also recently met with the Vice President and Dean of Students, and the Office of Diversity here at ISU. Plans are now underway for the team to work with ISU on diversity issues.

The 2015 Diversity Research Symposium will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, and Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00am -1:00 pm at the Hulman Memorial Student Union. The theme for the symposium is, Community: Embracing All Identities, and will showcase interdisciplinary research centering on diversity. Registration is $55.00 for staff/faculty/community members, and $10.00 for students.

Registration is at


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April 16: Scholarly son of ISU Librarian presents at next Landini Lecture

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2015

The next Richard Landini Lecturer will be Walton Muyumba (son of Librarian, Valentine Muyumba) of Indiana University-Bloomington, who will speak on “‘I Was A Lover Before This War’: Black Artistry in the Age of Terrorism,” this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-264.

Walton Muyumba is the author of The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009). Muyumba is an associate professor of African American and American literature in the Department of English at Indiana University-Bloomington. He has published criticism and scholarship in many venues, including The Cambridge History of American Poetry, The Chicago Tribune, The Crisis, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisational Studies, and Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice.

The Landini Series is in memory of Richard Landini, former president of the Indiana State University and long-time member of the English Department.

The Shadow and the Act is available in the ISU Library as both an e-book in multiple formats (link to one format) and print [PS153.N5 M89 2009]

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