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Librarian to Assist Creating Multicultural Curriculum Learning Community

Posted by isulib on April 19, 2016

Colleen Haas, a full-time instructor of African and African American Studies, has been chosen as a Faculty Fellow in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence to develop and implement a Multicultural Curriculum Learning Community at Indiana State.

The Multicultural Curriculum Learning Community will offer the opportunity for faculty to transform existing courses or develop new course content relative to diversity, inclusiveness and global societal perspectives gained from the sessions provided. An announcement calling for participants will be coming soon.

Haas received her bachelor’s degree from The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1983. She earned her master’s (2005) degree and doctorate (2010) in ethnomusicology from Indiana University. Haas spent 12 months researching in Brazil as a Fulbright scholar in 2006. She joined the Indiana State faculty in 2011. Last week, Haas was recognized with the Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Award during Indiana State University’s Faculty Recognition Banquet.

Edith Campbell, an assistant reference and instruction librarian at Cunningham Memorial Library, will assist with the initiative. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and master’s degree from Indiana University. She will serve the initiative as a faculty affiliate via the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence.

Colleen brings an impressive depth of knowledge, experiences, and passion to this initiative,” said Beth Whitaker, director of the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence. “I am confident that her informed background and collaborative spirit will allow her to lead the new learning community in a highly productive fashion. Edi also comes to this initiative with expertise and energy. She will be assisting in research efforts and program coordination. Under the guidance of these two individuals, I am certain this learning community will afford participants a rewarding opportunity to grow and learn together as they explore the diverse aspects of multicultural curriculum.”


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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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YALSA Research Committee Appointment

Posted by isulib on December 2, 2013

YALSA Research Committee Appointment

Shannon Peterson, President of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has appointed by invitation Edith Campbell  (Public Services; Reference/Instruction) as Virtual Member of the Research Committee  for a term to begin 11/6/2013 and end 6/30/2015.  This group has been established by YALSA’s Board to stimulate, encourage, guide, and direct the research needs of the field of young adult library services, and to regularly compile abstracts, disseminate research findings, update YALSA’s Research Agenda as needed and to liaise with ALA’s Committee on Research & Statistics.

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Librarian Presenting at Indiana Council of Social Studies Conference

Posted by isulib on November 5, 2013

Edith Campbell (Reference/Instruction >> Public Services) will join two area librarians to present at the Indiana Council for the Social Studies annual conference in Indianapolis this Friday, Nov. 8. “Will your students be college ready?  They will be if you use subscription databases for academic research”.  In addition to Campbell, Leslie Morgan (University of Notre Dame) and Willie Miller (IUPUI) teach teachers how to use these resources to develop healthy, scholarly practices.

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Librarians Appointed to Inaugural Advisory Board

Posted by isulib on October 15, 2013

Edith Campbell (Reference/Instruction, Public Services) and Susan Frey (Acting Associate Dean) have been invited to serve on the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board (FCTE). The new FCTE Board is tasked with shaping the future of exemplary teaching and learning on the campus. During this semester the Board will meet every two weeks to lay important groundwork for the Center. Next semester the Board will meet monthly with subcommittees supporting specific goals and initiatives.

Note: The FCTE is housed in the Library, 1st floor, northeast corner, currently headed by Dr. Beth Whitaker (Bayh College of Education)

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Librarian to Moderate NCTE Discussion

Posted by isulib on June 3, 2013

Librarian to Moderate Discussion

Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English – 11/25 and 11/26 Boston

“It’s Complicated: Diverse Authors Revisit the Classics”

Librarian and critic Edith Campbell moderates a discussion in which three YA authors—Latino mystery/thriller writer René Saldaña, Jr.; Kekla Magoon, the author of historical fiction and non-fiction about the African-American experience; and Lyn Miller-Lachmann, whose most recent novel is based on her life with Asperger’s syndrome—explore how the classics inspired their work, and how their work was created in reaction to the classics.

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Librarian News

Posted by isulib on April 2, 2013


Karen Evans has accepted a two-year appointment as Co-Convenor of the ACRL/ANSS Criminal Justice/Criminology Discussion Group.

On Tuesday, 23 April Edith Campbell will be distributing copies of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros as part of World Book Night. On this date, a variety of books will be given away not only throughout the United States, but also in the UK, Germany and Ireland with over 80.000 people gifting more than 2.5 million books.

Instructional Tools Support Advisory Focus Group:

Marsha Miller is representing the Library in this new campus working group, coordinated by Kristie Bigler. Its first assignment has just come through, to test the latest Blackboard release; Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 11, over the next couple of weeks. In addition on April 10, she’ll attend a webinar on a new software integration package for Blackboard called “SoftChalk.”  This product is used to create interactive learning objects. Other faculty involved in ITSAC are Mehran Shahhosseini ;  Bev Bitzegaio ; Randy Peters; Ed Kinley; Barbara Eversole; Susan Moncada; Kelly Wilkinson; Bruce McLaren; Paul Schikora; Feng-Qi Lai;  Debra Mallory; Kathleen Clifford; Christopher Fischer; Kand McQueen; Andreas Kummerow; Rusty Gonser; Paul-Rene Tamburro; Terry McDaniel; Katherine Zimmer ; Kurt Fowler

Special Collections

 Cinda May has accepted a two year appointment to the ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section Workshops Committee.

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Librarian candidate participating in ISU’s Opportunity Hire program quoted in Tribune Star

Posted by isulib on February 22, 2012

February 21, 2012 Tribune Star:

ISU sessions focus on diversifying faculty

Minority job candidates learning what campus, city would be like as homes

Currently a high school librarian in Indianapolis, Edith Campbell would like to become an academic librarian — potentially at Indiana State University.

She was one of six candidates brought in Monday as part of ISU’s Opportunity Hire program, an effort to diversify the faculty “and bring outstanding minority faculty candidates to campus to learn about what employment might be like here,” said Joshua Powers, ISU’s special assistant to the provost for academic initiatives.

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