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Librarian Presents at ACRL/NY 2016 Annual Symposium

Posted by isulib on December 5, 2016


Reference/Instruction librarian, Shelley Arvin, attended the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)/New York 2016 Annual Symposium: Money and Power in New York City on Friday, December 2. She displayed a poster (poster abstracts) titled “Librarian Immersion in Shared Governance” which is largely about her involvement with AAUP and what it has taught her.

ACRL/NY 2016 Annual Symposium: Money and Power

Economic, social, and political power affect the choices we all make as individuals and as institutions, and academic libraries and archives are far from exempt. Power and money determine who and what is included or excluded, affect our conscious and unconscious agendas, and can be used to further or hinder changes of many kinds. Yet as ever-present as these forces are, they are often assumed and unspoken. At this one-day conference, presenters will address some of the undercurrents of money and power within academic libraries and archives, with the goal of moving forward together with productive analysis and action.

Abstract: Librarian Immersion in Shared Governance

At a time when academic institutions are under economic stress, university governance must make hard decisions regarding the prioritization of goals and distribution of resources. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) defends the ideals of academic freedom and shared governance under which higher education institutions aspire to operate. AAUP recommends that faculty become educated about the governance system under which their university functions and how decision-making occurs in order to more effectively influence policy. This poster illustrates the case study of a librarian’s involvement with the local chapter of the AAUP and library and university governance. AAUP training enabled her to contribute to the political conversation of the decision-making process to achieve positive outcomes that ultimately benefited both the library and the academic institution.

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Librarian Edith Campbell: Recent Activities

Posted by isulib on September 19, 2016

Edith Campbell, Reference/Instruction Librarian, recently had an article published in Indiana Libraries. The article, “Libraries Doing Justice” can be found article link.

Faculty Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Learning Community – President Thanks Librarian Edith Campbell – From President Bradley’s Update, September 8, 2016

 I would like to thank Colleen Haas and Edi Campbell for leading a faculty Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Learning Community through the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence this fall. The group is learning new ways to integrate diversity-themed content into their courses as well as strengthening their skill sets in facilitating important diversity-related conversations in the classroom.

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Library hosting 2 conferences in July: ICHLL & ALI-ILC

Posted by isulib on July 6, 2016

yes, it’s all about the acronyms in library land!

First, an international conference will spend part of its time at the ISU Library:

July 14: The 8th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL), held at IU-Bloomington July 12 – 15, 2016 will include a trip to the ISU Library! Arriving by bus, attendees will have a chance to visit Special Collections, highlighting the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries. Conference sessions, lunch and an end-of-the-day reception will be offered. ICHLL is held every two years and was previously in Gargnano del Gardo, Italy; Leiden, The Netherlands; Edmonton, Canada; Oxford, UK; Jena, Germany; and Gran Canaria, Spain. ISU’s Office of the President and The Warren N. & Suzanne B. Cordell Collection are helping sponsor the conference.

For more on this conference, visit


Wednesday, July 20: Academic Libraries of Indiana’s INFORMATION LITERACY UNCONFERENCE

Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services at Butler University Libraries is Chair of ALI’s Information Literacy Committee informs us that, as of this posting, registration is still open for this FREE conference (includes breakfast, hot lunch, snacks).

Time: 8:45am – 3:30pm (Opening Session begins at 9:30)

from the Conference website:

How does your institution partner with other campus departments, units, and disciplines in teaching information literacy?  In addition to the traditional partnering we do with faculty and discipline departments and programs, we want to know how you are partnering with writing centers, learning resource centers, career services, student affairs, greek life, health & wellness, programs, diversity programs & services, campus publishing initiatives (undergraduate journals and manuscript publications), and teaching and learning centers. Partnering with curricular development committees and administrative units can also be discussed concerning developing programmatic information literacy.  The goal is to highlight how “two or three can be better than one” when it comes to teaching the concepts of information literacy.

Via the unconference model, attendees will identify the topics to be discussed through the day and work together to share examples and discuss options.

UnConference Planning Commitee members are:

  • Sally Neal, Instruction & User Services Associate Dean, Butler Universitty
  • Brian Bunnett, Chair of Public Services, Indiana State University
  • Lisa Jarrell, Head of Educational Technology and Resources Collection, Ball State University
  • Michael Flierl, Assistant Professor of Library Science and Learning Design Specialist, Purdue University
  • Dara Middleton, Events, Marketing, and Mail Services Coordinator, Indiana State University


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Two Reports from ASIST by Steve Hardin

Posted by isulib on March 1, 2016

Reference/Instruction librarian Steve Hardin continues his lengthy record of scholarship with these recent reports from Association for Information Science & Technology events.

[1] Hardin, Steve (2016a).  Using technology to transform education: Aaron Doering Addresses annual meeting.  Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology 42(3), 15-17.

Available at  A report on a presentation by University of Minnesota Learning Technologies Professor Aaron Doering about his expeditions and how he shared the information gleaned via the internet.

[2] Hardin, Steve (2016b).  Creating impact: issues, challenges and solutions: Sarah Morton

Addresses plenary.  Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology 42(3), 18-20.

Available at   A report on a presentation by the University of Edinburgh’s Sarah Morton on research impact and how to create it.

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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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Librarian Article on Graduate Student Open Houses to Appear in Codex

Posted by isulib on August 12, 2015

Reference/Instruction Librarian Karen Evans’ article “Show Them What They Need to Know (It’s For Their Own Good): Our Adventure in Creating a Library Open House for Graduate Students” has been accepted, via a blind peer review process, by Codex, Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.  It will be published later this year.

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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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May 18 – 20: Look out for technical services librarians – it’s OVGTSL time

Posted by isulib on May 12, 2015

From the Call for Proposals: Library technologies evolve at a rapid rate, and require continual assessment and adaptation of services. Yet, technical services librarians meet these challenges and develop innovative ways to recreate services for the information needs of library users. You are cordially invited to come and share with others how you are using emerging technologies to reinvent services at your library.

More than 100 librarians will be attending the 2015 Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services LibrariansOVGTSL-2015-LOGOThe Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGSTL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.

Program Committee

  • Chair: Caroline Gilson, DePauw University
  • Debbie Considine, Indiana State University
  • Kathryn Lybarger, University of Kentucky
  • Valentine Muyumba, Indiana State University
  • Carrie Preston, Ohio University
  • Heather Rayl, Indiana State University
  • Diana Reid, University of Louisville
  • Natalie Bulick, Indiana State University

Technology Committee

  • Chair: Stephen Patton, Indiana State University
  • Paul Asay, Indiana State University
  • Ginger Garvey, Indiana State University

Fundraising Committee

  • Chair: Natalie Bulick, Indiana State University
  • Deb Taylor, Indiana State University
  • Libby Walker, Vigo County Public Library


  • Chair: Heather Rayl, Indiana State University
  • Cheryl Bealmear, Indiana State University

Local Arrangements Committee

  • Chair: Dara Middleton, Indiana State University
  • Sheila Greg, Indiana State University
  • Ginger Garvey, Indiana State University

Publicity/Publications Committee

  • Chair: Dara Middleton, Indiana State University
  • Erin Harmon, Indiana State University

Scholarship Committee

  • Chair: Cheryl Blevens, Indiana State University
  • Valentine Muyumba, Indiana State University
  • Peter Whiting, University of Southern Indiana

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Feb. 18 & 19: Use Open Educational Resources

Posted by isulib on February 18, 2015

Learn. Adapt. Create. OER. Interested in earning some extra money, AND help your students succeed?

Open Educational Resources (OER) may be what you are looking for. Attend one of our workshops, and learn how you can transform your course using freely available OERs. Workshops are open for all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included. Light refreshments will be served. Emerging Technology Librarian, Heather Rayl, continues to promote the use of open educational resources (OER). Two sessions this week in HMSU 407:

February 18 or February 19, 2015

3:00 pm4:30 pm

HMSU 407

Contact: OER Workshops – 812-2372150 –


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Librarian and horse rescuer to present

Posted by isulib on February 9, 2015

Elizabeth Lorenzen (Reference/Instruction; Public Services) will be making a presentation at the Living with Animals Conference, being held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY from March 19-21.  The title of the presentation is: “Let’s Strike While the Iron is Hot!  Using the Cause of Equine Welfare as a Vehicle for Teaching Information Literacy at Peacefield Equine Sanctuary.” 

The new interdisciplinary conference, which is hosted by the Psychology Department at EKU, draws international participants from many different disciplines.  EKU has a new Animal Studies program which is completely interdisciplinary and explores the connections between animals and humans.

Peacefield Equine Sanctuary

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