Events elsewhere: Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference

Saturday, January 11, 2011 at Central Library, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library


For librarians, school library media specialists, and other adults who are interested in children’s and young adult literature. 

Scheduled authors: Brian Pinkney, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Patricia McCormick

Info source: Kids Ink Childrens Bookstore, 5619 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208  (317) 255-2598

Campus “Take Back the Night” events: November 30

The “Take Back the Night” rally and march to speak out against sexual and domestic violence is coming up! On Tuesday, Nov. 30, there will be a speaker in the Library Events area at 3:30 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a resource fair and rally at Dede I, and the march will follow.

There are many ways to get involved prior to the event. You can donate to CODA’s 365 campaign, where a donation of $3.65 will help shelter a woman suffering from domestic violence. You can also bring donations of feminine products, paper towels, and other items to the General Education Department in Rhoads Hall.

If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, short-sleeved shirts are $10, long-sleeved shirts are $12 and hoodies are $20. To pre-order shirts, bring money to the General Education Department in Rhoads Hall, or contact Dr. Linda Maule at or call 237-3940.


Library’s Bakerman Research Awards sets deadline and submission guidelines


The ISU Library’s Bakerman Research Awards deadline for academic year 2010 submissions will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Faculty nominate student papers that were completed and submitted for a course grade. The award recognizes papers that both incorporate extraordinary skill and creativity in the application of the services, resources and collections of the ISU Library and demonstrate the use of good information and literacy-based research skills. The winning undergraduate author will receive an award of $1,000, and the winning graduate author will receive $1,500. Faculty members nominating the winning papers will receive an award of $250. Recognition for the Bakerman is now part of the Library’s annual Authors & Artists program, slated for Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Find complete guidelines and downloadable application forms for both student and faculty member at

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ISU Librarian Speaking at ISU’s Undergraduate Inquiry Forum, Nov. 15 & 16


The strategic planning committee for experiential learning invites all members of the ISU community to attend an open forum on the topic of enhancing student research, scholarship and creative activity. The forums will be Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in University Hall, room 110G (the Whitaker Conference Room); boxed lunch will be provided. The programs will include presentations by faculty who are active in undergraduate research, followed by break-out sessions on how to successfully develop and implement student research projects. For more information, contact Chris Olsen ( or Harriet Hudson ( If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we can get can get a count for lunch.

Marsha Miller, Reference/Instruction Librarian, has been asked to present at this event.

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2011 Library Book Sale Dates: March 21-23

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 Contact Dara Middleton for further information about donations or the book sale.