Travel to Italy with a Real Librarian!

Spring Break in Italy

Reservations are now being taken for the annual spring break study abroad trip to Florence, Italy. This trip is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community persons. The trip may be taken for credit or non-credit and will leave from Terre Haute on March 6 and return March 16. The trip includes Italian culinary classes taught by master chefs, wine classes taught by master sommeliers, museum and architectural walking tours of Florence led by art and architectural faculty from the University of Florence, a tour of a leather shop in existence since the middle ages, a trip to 2 private wine estates of the Frescobaldi family, and many other interesting activities. This year the trip also includes an optional fashion component. If you are interested in more information, e-mail Stefanie Knott at (x3079); Cheryl Kremer at (x3307); Freddie Kramer at (x7650) or Betsy Hine at The group will be limited to 20 participants. If interested we need to know by Nov. 1 and deposits must be paid by Nov. 15.

2011 Library Book Sale Dates!

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 The book sale consists of  items withdrawn from the ISU Library, as well as donations.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 or 812-237-2560.

Homecoming! Find the Library Tent!

The ISU Library will be at Tent City again this year! Be sure to come by – you’ll find snacks, a game with prizes and a photo op await! Say hi to Dean Alberta Comer! We’ll be near the Bayh College of Education and College of Graduate & Professional Studies tents.

Elsewhere in Indiana – Oct. 8: Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop

The Society of Indiana Archivists invites you to join us for our Fall Workshop, “Celebrate Archives Month – Civil War Outreach and More”

When: Friday October 8, 2010: 10:00 AM-4 PM
Where: Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne Indiana

Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members 

Registration Link and More Information: 

Registration deadline extended to October 6th with limited spots for onsite registrants. 

Our Workshop will focus on how to use your Civil War materials—including photographs, manuscripts, and material objects—to promote American Archives Month.

Joan Hostetler will engage attendees in methods of identifying and preserving Civil War era images and formats, as well as presenting a history of photographic studios in Indiana during the 1860s. 

Dan Bays will discuss his efforts at outreach as the Harrison County Historian and how to effectively use archival materials as an integral part of promoting your collections. 

The day features two tours of outstanding collections.  Jane Gastineau will give us an inside look at the Lincoln Collection, one of the best collections of Lincoln material in the United States. We are also fortunate to have Curt Witcher to give us a tour of the Genealogy Center, which is second only in holdings to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.


  •  9:30 a.m. Registration and coffee.
  • 10:00 a.m. Welcome by SIA Leadership and SIA Fall Workshop Committee.
  • 10:30 a.m. Tour of the Genealogy Center and Talk by Curt Witcher about the Center’s resources, as well as the Center’s widespread assistance to researchers all over the world.
  • 11:00 a.m. Break for morning snacks.
  • 11:15 a.m. Session: Dan Bays, Outreach and Promotion
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own.
  • 1:00 p.m. Session: Joan Hostetler, Photograph Preservation
  • 1:45 p.m. Tour of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection at Allen County Public Library and Talk by Jane Gastineau. Ms. Gastineau will discuss this nationally known collection and how it has recently come to the Allen County Public Library. She will show some of the most interesting and unusual items in the collection related to Lincoln specifically and to the Civil War more generally.
  • 3:00 p.m. Break for afternoon snacks.
  • 3:15 p.m. Wrap-up.


To Register and for additional information please visit our website:

EXTRAVAGANZA PRIZES: Thanks to our donors!

Our Extravaganza Prize Committee worked hard, as usual, this year, and, as usual, we have  long list of prize donors to thank!

On-Campus Donors:

  • ISU Bookstore
  • ISU Student Counseling Center
  • ISU Alumni Affairs
  • ISU Communications & Marketing
  • ISU College of Arts and Sciences
  • ISU ROTC Air Force Program
  • ISU The Computer Store
  • ISU Federal Credit Union
  • ISU Foundation Office
  • ISU Public Safety
  • ISU Enrollment Management
  • ISU Business Affairs
  • ISU Library & Staff

Community Donors:

  • Harmonious Hedgehog           
  • Sun Factory Tanning
  • Fifth Third Bank              
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Community Theater of Terre Haute
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care         
  • Z Tech Audio & Rhino Linings          
  • Thiemann Office Products, Inc.       
  • AutoZone                    
  • Big O Tires                 
  • Fitness Experts         
  • Little Cee’s Pizza & Subs          
  • Boot City        
  • Mike’s Stop & Shop                
  • Ballyhoo Tavern Pizza King               
  • Boo’s Crossroads Cafe
  • Gerhardt’s Bierstube
  • Ebash, Inc                   
  • Medusa’s Limited        
  • Saratoga Retaurant             
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grille    
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill        
  • Mulligan’s Pub & Restaurant       
  • IHOP Restaurant
  • Grand Traverse Pie Company
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • JC Penney
  • Terre Haute Savings Bank
  • Finzels Mastertech
  • Mary Kay Consultant:   Melissa Wilson
  • J’s Bikes
  • Clabber Girl
  • Body Art Emporium
  • Wise Pies
  • Denny’s Restaurant’s
  • Becky’s Café
  • Bogey’s Family Fun Center
  • El Camino Real
  • Sycamore Cheverolet