The dates for the 2011 book sale have just been decided! Mark your calendars for Monday through Wednesday, March 21-23. In addition to books, the library will accept VHS tapes, DVDs, records and CDs.
The ISU Cunningham Library accepts book donations year-round, so please consider donating your unwanted/unneeded books.
Items not chosen to be added to the Library’s collections will be in the 2011 used book sale. (Money raised is used to buy new books to add to the library collection.)
Donate items by bringing them to the Library and placing them in the large red bin in the lobby. Pick-up of large quantities [located on or off campus] can be arranged by calling the Library Events Coordinator, Dara Middleton, 237-2560 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Dara Middleton for further information about donations or the book sale.
On Nov. 5, Carol Edwards of Greenwood, Indiana, will sign her book, “Why Jeffrey? Why Us?”, the story of her family’s life after her son was born with a brain injury. BookNation is located at 675 Wabash Ave. Edwards will be there 5:30-7:00 pm as part of Downtown Terre Haute Inc.’s First Friday events. To purchase a copy ahead of time, contact BookNation owner, Tod Nation at (812) 232-2595. Cost is $8.99. Available from Tate Publishing & Enterprises, ISBN 9781616631130
Special Collections – Recent Acquisitions
The department recently received a copy of Vincenzo Azopardi’s Picocolo Dizionario Maltese-Italiano-Inglese (2009) in facsimile from Frans Sammut, who produced a scholarly introduction. The interesting thing about the facsimile is that it was produced from a digitized copy that David Vancil scanned at Mr. Sammut’s request. This was a true scholarly collaboration, as Prof. Sammut provided us with the name of the author of a book which we used to have cataloged under title.
Another acquisition of note is Thesaurus Theutonicae Linguae (1573), a very rare dictionary of Dutch, French, and Latin, the first major Dutch dictionary. Thanks to Alberta for finding the funding for this book. (The last one offered for sale was in 1982. This copy used to belong to the Grolier Club.)
hot off the presses: our annual used book sale will be Monday – Wednesday, March 21-23, 2011, 8am – 8pm, in our Events area. The book sale consists of items withdrawn from the ISU Library, as well as donations. We accept book donations year-round. You can drop in our RED drop box in the Lobby, or call for on-campus pick-up. Persons interested in the event or in donating books should email our Events/PR Coordinator, Dara Middleton email@example.com or 812-237-2560.
The ISU commemoration of Constitution Day continues on Tuesday, September 28. At 4:00 p.m., guest speaker, Roger Newman will present, “Civil Liberties, Surveillance, and Terrorism”, beginning at 4 p.m. in the ISU Library’s Events Area. Professor Newman teaches Journalism, the Law, and Society at the Columbia University Journalism School, and is the author, co-author or editor of several books, including Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment (1982); The Constitution and Its Amendments(1999, 4 volumes). His book Hugo Black: A Biography (1994; sec. edition, 1997), was chosen as an “Outstanding” Rated Title for 1998 by the University Press Books Committee of the Association of American University Presses, won the Scribes Book Award and made Professor Newman a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. He publishes regularly in journals and magazines and has appeared on NPR, PBS and even Entertainment Tonight. [Note: this event replaces the 6pm Pizza and Politics for this week; the next Pizza and Politics will be October 12, 6 p.m., Library Events area; the topic will be “Supreme-ly Important Deliberations”.]