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Thanksgiving Baskets Donated

Posted by isulib on November 29, 2016

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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:

Item description Number needed
8 – 10 lb. Turkey 3
5 lb. Bag of potatoes 3
Box of Dressing 3
Can of Corn 6
Can of Green Beans 6
Packet of Gravy 6
Can of Cranberry Sauce 3
Package of Rolls or loaf of Bread 3
Jell-O Cheesecake Mix 3

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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Mini-Recycling Center Dedicated on ‘America Recycles Day’

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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Nov. 15: National Family Involvement Day Event

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

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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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Library Lobby is Donation Central

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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Library Summer Hours and Updates

Posted by isulib on June 22, 2016

The Cunningham Memorial Library operates year-round. Here are some important items to be aware of as we head into the summer months:

  • Summer hours will be in effect beginning May 16: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00  p.m.; Saturday, Noon – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 9:00 p.m.
  • The Cup and Chaucer Café is currently open 8am – 1pm.
  • OIT has permanently closed the IT student consultant help desk, previously located between the Circulation and Reference counters. ISU Library personnel cannot provide technical support for user’s personal electronic devices. Students will be referred to the Technology Support Center (Stalker 009). Check http://www2.indstate.edu/oit/# or phone 812.237.2910 for summer hours.
  • RESEARCH, REFERENCE, INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT: Reference/Instruction Librarians are available for in-class and online support. Faculty wishing to schedule information literacy-based sessions should contact the Instruction Scheduler, barbara.austin@indstate.edu or call 812.237.2604. The Library’s main instruction classroom will be unavailable for much of May-July, so plan ahead or request librarians come to your regular classroom. Contacting librarians to prepare for fall semester instructional support can expedite the planning process, whether it is scheduling, developing new research guides (LibGuides), or consulting on research/writing assignments.
  • In addition to available assistance at the 1st floor desk (Circulation/Reference), people wishing to set up reference and research consultations are invited to use the MEET WITH A LIBRARIAN ONLINE FORM. Find it on the library website under the HELP drop-down menu, as well as elsewhere on the homepage & website. Bookmark/Favorite it on your own computer: http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp.
  • Summer is an excellent time for families to explore our TMC, children’s fiction and non-fiction (Lower Level) as well as having less competition for finding and checking out your favorite movie and TV DVDs from the 1st floor Browsing
  • It’s also a great time to see what our streaming media collections, Films on Demand and Alexander Street, have that you can link to (full documentaries or just short segments, or your own Playlists)
  • The Library has copies of the new 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. Check the online catalog for location and availability.

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Book Drop Detour

Posted by isulib on June 14, 2016

Due to a new construction project involving the tunnels, the library book drop closest to the street – just past the Student Recreation Center – will be slightly inaccessible for a while.

Park and walk between the fencing around the corner to the drop.

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American Democracy Project: take the bus to vote!

Posted by isulib on April 22, 2016

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Buses available April 27 & 28, multiple times.

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ISU’s InDIPres funding from LSTA $$

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 crendfeld@library.in.gov.

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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President’s Medal Awarded to Cinda May

Posted by isulib on April 15, 2016

Indiana State University honored seven educators during its annual Faculty Recognition Banquet Thursday.President Dan Bradley presented the President’s Medal — the university’s highest award for faculty — to Cinda May, chair of Special Collections at Indiana State’s Cunningham Memorial Library.

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Left to right: Library Dean Robin Crumrin, Cinda May, Provost Mike Licari, ISU President Dan Bradley

It is such an honor to be selected as a recipient of the President’s Medal — and totally unexpected,” May said. “To be recognized for my accomplishments and contributions to ISU and librarianship is very gratifying. But I would be remiss not to acknowledge all of the people who have believed in me, encouraged me, and even challenged me throughout my career. Without them I would not have explored the range of my abilities, or plumbed the depths of my resourcefulness. From them I learned resilience, commitment and the importance of being true to oneself. Every day I aspire to pass these lessons on to others, especially students, who are just commencing their life journeys.

May earned her bachelor’s in English from the University of New Orleans. She holds three master’s degrees — in English from the University of Texas at Austin, in information and library science from the University of Michigan and in history from Indiana University.

May joined the Indiana State faculty in 2006 as the coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives. She was appointed to her current role in 2010.

While she has led and planned numerous initiatives, projects and events, May said serving as project director for Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project — now in its 12th year — is one of the most rewarding experiences of her career at Indiana State.

Being the project director of Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project has been the most meaningful experience for me,” she said. “With 20-plus community partners across six counties in west central Indiana, the Visions Project has afforded me the opportunity to work with other cultural heritage professionals to document, preserve and provide access to the history and culture of the region. It has also given ISU students interested in pursuing careers in public history or special collections librarianship a chance to directly participate in the collection, creation and management of local history resources.

Other awards and their recipients were:

• Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award: Keri Yousif, professor of French.

• Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Award: Colleen Haas, instructor of African and African American Studies.

• Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award: Kevin Bolinskey, associate professor of psychology, Rusty Gonser, professor of biology, and Kit Kincade, professor of English.

• Faculty Distinguished Service Award: Richard Lotspeich, professor of economics.

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Photos: http://photos.indstate.edu/Other/ISUphotoservices/Photography-Services-Miscellan/Faculty-awards-2016/i-sq4Hpr4/0/S/April%2014%2C%202016%20faculty%20awards%205184-S.jpg

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Media Contact: Libby Roerig, director of communications, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or libby.roerig@indstate.edu

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Librarian Position Vacancy at Vigo County Public Library

Posted by isulib on July 4, 2015

REFERENCE MANAGER: FULL-TIME LIBRARIAN JOB OPPORTUNITY

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 application@vigo.lib.in.us 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 www.IndianaCAREERconnect.com 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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