Library Lobby is Donation Central

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,





A variety of programming, with a movie in the Library Events Area finishing off the day.


Movie Info This Changes Everything

Movie Trailer This Changes Everything[2:22]

from trailer:

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller. Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

ISU’s InDIPres funding from LSTA $$

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

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 and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

Reposted from State Library’s Wednesday Word, April 20, 2016

April 13: Poetry with Environmental Themes

Special event for the ICS seminar this week- A poetry reading


April 13, 2016 –  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316

Info: Eric Anderson – 812-237-8052 –

A poetry reading and slide show of work that includes environmental and conservation themes will be put on by students and faculty from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316.

This event is a departure from the usual more academic seminars that have been held weekly for the Institute for Community Sustainability seminar series this term. The public and students in particular are invited.