SycaMORE Research now available at library

SycaMORE Research is a new customized searching experience that allows you to search most of the library’s electronic resources, including its catalog, simultaneously. SycaMORE Research provides full text access to many of these resources, ranks your search results by relevancy, and includes availability information for items in the library catalog.

SycaMORE Research can simplify your research and provide easier access to the resources you need most. To try it out, go to and click on the “SycaMORE Research” tab. For more information about SycaMORE Research contact the Cunningham Memorial Library at 237-2580

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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.

Feb. 25: 29th annual Authors & Artists recognition Program & Reception

The only campus event that honors the written or artistic material or performance of ISU’s faculty, staff and students, this year’s 29th annual event will feature ISU faculty and emeriti who published books or created artistic works in 2013. A reception will begin at 3 p.m. with light refreshments. A program featuring Dr. Jack Turman, Jr., Dean of the College of Nursing, Health and Human Services, as the keynote speaker will start at 3:30 p.m.

Following the keynote, reference/instruction librarians serving as liaisons to the academic departments will recognize each individual’s work. The occasion also serves as a place to recognize this year’s Graduate and Undergraduate recipients of the Library’s Bakerman Student Research Award, and their faculty nominators. Everyone on campus is invited to share in this celebration of scholastic and artistic achievements. More Information on Authors & Artists. including full program.

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Attention Faculty: Change in Library Reserves Policy

December 20, 2013

Due to a recent decision by the Controller’s Office, the library is no longer able to bill students for lost, stolen or damaged personal copies of material you place on course reserve.  Students who keep personal reserves past their due date will still be notified that the book is overdue, but we will not be able to place a fine on their account to prompt them to return the item.

As such, the library cannot reimburse instructors in any instance of an item becoming lost, stolen, or damaged.  Additionally, according to our current patron privacy policy we are not allow to disclose who is responsible for the incident.  If you would like to remove your items from reserve, please contact Carey Sturgeon.  If you agree to these new terms, we will keep your items on reserve for Spring.

~submitted by Andrea Boehme

This information was emailed directly to ISU faculty.

Oct. 21/22: 3rd Annual Work-Life Integration Conference

The 3rd Annual ISU Work-Life Integration conference will be held Mon. Oct. 21 from 8 am – 6 pm and Tues. Oct. 22 from 8 am – 3 pm in the Cunningham Library Events area. Dr. Linda Duxbury, Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, will be our keynote speaker on Mon. Oct. 21 at 4 pm. {biography below}

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Sessions are open to students, staff, faculty and community members. For further information contact Dr. Debra Israel ( or Dr. Barbara Eversole The conference is made possible through funding from ISU’s Strategic Plan Goal 6, Initiative #1:  “Enhance the quality of life for faculty and staff.”

Co-sponsors of the conference include the Center for Health, Wellness, and Life Enrichment, the Cunningham Memorial Library, the Department of Economics, the Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies, the Women’s Studies Program, and Interdisciplinary Programs.


3rd Annual ISU Work-Life Integration Conference Program

 Mon. October 21

8 – 8:50 am Panel Discussion on ISU resources for Work-Life Integration

  • Lindsey Eberman, ISU Associate Professor, Chair of Quality of Life Team
  • Wil Downs, ISU Human Resources Director
  • Marsha Miller, ISU Librarian, AAUW information
  • Patrick Titzer, ISU Graduate Student, information about new clinic at Landsbaum Center

9 – 9:50 am The Daily Commute: Wellness, Work-Life Balance, and Alternative Transportation

Organized by Debra Israel, Associate Prof. of Economics and Women’s Studies


  • Eric Anderson, ISU, Psychology Dept.
  • Carl Klarner, ISU, Associate Prof. of Political Science
  • Namita Goswami, ISU, Associate Prof. of Philosophy
  • Tina Kruger, ISU, Assistant Prof. of Applied Health Sciences
  • Sam Martland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Associate Prof. of History
  • Caroline Savage, ISU Institute for Community Sustainability

10-10:50 am Economics of Work-Life Balance

  • Barbara Eversole, ISU Assistant Prof. of Human Resource Development
  • Debra Israel, ISU Associate Prof. of Economics and Women’s Studies

11-11:50 am Iconoclast: Reimagining the Iconography of Motherhood

  • Keri Yousif, Associate Professor of French

12-12:50 pm  Book discussion of “Over Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in Language and Literature Workplaces” edited by Michelle A. Masse and Katie J. Hogan (box lunch provided — to reserve lunch contact

  • Facilitated by Darlene Hantzis, ISU Professor of Communication and Women’s Studies

1 -1:50 pm Mindfulness Meditation: Bringing Balance to Eating, Health and Life

  • Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychology, Senior Research Scientist

2 pm – 3:15 pm Panel Discussion on Academic Mothers

  • Barbara Eversole, ISU Assistant Prof. of Human Resource Development
  • Darlene Hantzis, ISU Professor of Communications and Women’s Studies

3:30 pm Reception

  • Introduction of speaker by ISU Provost Biff Williams

4–5:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Duxbury, Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University,Something’s Got to Give

Tues. October 22

8 – 9:15 am Lifework Balance and Employment Retention

  • Leamor Kahanov, ISU Professor, Athletic Training
  • Lindsey Eberman, ISU Assistant Professor, Athletic Training

9:30 – 10:45 am Perceptions of Life-Work Balance and Parenting Concerns

  • Lindsey Eberman, ISU Assistant Professor, Athletic Training
  • Leamor Kahanov, ISU Professor, Athletic Training

11-11:50 am In the Family Way and Out of Work: Pregnancy and Unemployment Insurance 1940-1979

  • Ruth Fairbanks, ISU instructor, Women’s Studies and History

12 – 12:50 Book Reviews and Roundtable Discussion: Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg; Let IT go, by Dame Stephanie Shirley; My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor; Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, by Debora Spar (box lunch provided—to reserve lunch contact

Facilitated by:

  • Luanne Tilstra, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Professor of Chemistry, Director, Center on Diversity
  • Darlene Hantzis, ISU Professor of Communications and Women’s Studies

1 – 1:50 pm Funding vs. Floundering: Even small grant funds can reap big benefits

A grant writing workshop with Liz Metzger, ISU Office of Sponsored Programs (bring your laptop to tailor the workshop to your needs) – Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Zietlow Endowment Committee

2 – 3 pm Panel Discussion/Roundtable Work-Life Integration Challenges on the Tenure Track

  •  Panelists include Pre and Post-Tenure Faculty Participants

Keynote Speaker Bio: Dr. LINDA DUXBURY

Linda Duxbury is a Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.  She received an M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.  Within the past decade she has completed major studies on  Balancing Work and Family in the public, private Sectors and not for profit sectors;   HR and Work-family Issues in the Small Business Sector; Management Support (What is it and Why does it Matter?);  Career Development in the Public Sector and in the High Tech Sector; generational differences in work values. Dr. Duxbury has  also (and is currently) conducted research which evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of E-mail, portable offices, cellular telephones, blackberry’s,  telework, flexible work arrangements, shiftwork  and change management and studying what makes a “supportive” manager.  She has completed three national studies (1991, 2001, 2012) on work-life balance in which over 70,000 Canadian employees participated.

Dr. Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, stress, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce  and supportive management.  She has also given over 350 plenary talks on these issues to public, private and not for profit sector audiences.

Dr. Duxbury is also an accomplished trainer and speaker in the area of supportive work environments, work-life balance, managing the new workforce, recruitment and retention, change management, gender and communication and the communication process.