Reference and Instruction Unit Well Represented at 2014 Indiana Library Federation Annual Meeting

Reference and Instruction Unit Well Represented at 2014 Indiana Library Federation Annual Meeting

Four members of the Reference and Instruction Unit have had proposals accepted for the 2014 annual meeting of the Indiana Library Federation.

Karen Evans will be making a presentation entitled “Combat to Classroom: How Librarians Can Help Veterans Succeed in Their Education.”  Her presentation will discuss the record number of veterans enrolling in higher education, the specific issues they face, and how librarians can assist them in achieving their education.

Shelley Arvin, Elizabeth Lorenzen, and Heather Rayl will also be presenting on a project they had funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Technology Grant that discusses how iPads can be used to teach undergraduates the basic tenets of ACRL’s Information Literacy Standards.

Brian Bunnett will be moderating a panel discussion on how various Indiana libraries have combined their service desks.   Panel members include librarians from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Butler University, and IUPUI.

Educators from Thailand Visit ISU

The Bayh College of Education is hosting a delegation from Thailand. They’re spending two weeks in the library researching material for their PhDs.

The delegation is made up of school superintendents, principals and teachers who are attend Roi Et Rajabhat University. The group is headed by Dr. Kriangsak Srisombut, Dean of the College of Education.

Librarian Edith Campbell (Reference/Instruction; Public Services) conducted an instruction session for them.

Thai Educators and Librarian Edith Campbell
Thai Educators and Librarian Edith Campbell


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March 26: Panel on Interdisciplinarity includes Interim Dean Greg Youngen

Afternoon Tea and Discussion

Wed. Mar. 26 from 4-5:30 pm ~ University Hall Whitaker Room

RSVP: 237-2713 or

Breaking down Silos: Interdisciplinarity for the Future

 Panelists include:

  • Greg Youngen, Interim Dean of Library Services
  • Ethan Strigas, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Graduate Sport Management Program Coordinator, SENCER co-director
  • Tom Steiger, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Student Research and Creativity
  • Namita Goswami, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Debra Israel, Associate Professor of Economics, Interim Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, Interim Chair of Philosophy

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Cunningham Memorial Library, International Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, SENCER, Center for Student Research and Creativity, and Women’s Studies.