National Library Week Event, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

“How to Turn Your Dissertation Into A Book” and “Wabash Valley Author’s Showcase”

Come help us celebrate National Library Week (April 11-17). The ISU Library will be celebrating the week with a couple of different events. The first event will be presented in two parts on the same date Tuesday, April 13 in the Events Area. The Library Consortium of Vigo County (LCVC) will sponsor the two part event about writing and publishing. The first part of the event is from 4:00-5:00 p.m. “How to Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book” and will highlight faculty speakers who have published their dissertations as books.

From 5:00-5:30 p.m. There will be a reception for people attending the first part of the event and for people who are going to attend the second part of the event highlighting the “Wabash Valley Author’s Showcase”.

The “Wabash Valley Authors Showcase” will be presented in the Events Area from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will speak from 5:35-6:00 p.m. The keynote speaker is Mike Lunsford, writer for the Terre Haute Tribune Star author of “The Off Season: The Newspaper Stories of Mike Lunsford” and “Sidelines: The Best of the Basketball Stories …” After the speaker’s address there be an opportunity for audience members to go from one author’s table to another (interactive stations) and speak with published authors from the Wabash Valley. The event is free and open to the public. [text from Library Public Relations; posted by MM]

January & February 2010 Library Events related to Haiti Earthquake Relief

February 3: go to Buffalo Wild Wings in Terre Haute between 6pm and 9pm. A portion of your bill will be donated to relief efforts in Haiti

An invitation must accompany payment of the bill so that the 10% of the bill will be earmarked for the fundraiser. Invitations are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk and on the library’s website http://library.indstate.edu . Make sure all your friends have an invitation. Everyone is invited to come to BW3’s to enjoy a nice evening out while at the same time making a donation to Haitian relief. Come help the survivors of Haiti’s earthquake. Funds will go directly to Mountain Top Ministries in Gramothe, Haiti. (You can read more what is going on at the mission’s website at: http://www.mtmhaiti.com/) .

DROP CHANGE IN THE BIG JAR! Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, a large jar will be placed on the front desk in the Library Dean’s Office, which is located just past the checkout desk. For the next two weeks, people across campus are encouraged to stop by the library and drop in some change (or larger amounts) in the jar. On Friday, February 12, all proceeds will be sent directly to Mountain Top Ministries in Gramothe, Haiti.

Why this particular organization? One of the founders is from a nearby town. One library staff member, Paul Asay, has visited Haiti 3 times to help and the Library has had fund-raisers to help build a library. Another staff member, Beverly Grubb, has a granddaughter that was adopted in Haiti and the Ministries helped the family get through some of the red tape.

On January 20, the Library hosted a Potato Bar luncheon, and on January 21, a Silent Auction that was open to the public. The Terre Haute Tribune Star and USA Today picked up on these events as illustrative of the many small and/or local attempts to provide assistance. As of January 25, all of the events totaled $1,438. [posted by mminth]