Library Upgrades Coming!

Campus has allocated funding for several Library upgrades. The following equipment will soon be purchased with installation planned for this Spring and early Summer:

  • Wall mounted white boards [6] for the new Group Study Rooms in the basement
  • Additional rolling white boards [9] for use around the library [blog master’s  note: these have been one of our most popular additions to library spaces!]
  • New outdoor library book returns– replacements for the two old ones
  • New window shades for the first, potentially second floor- similar to those in the Special Collections Reading Room and Commuter Lounge
  • New library security gates– ours are nearing the end of their expected lifetime (nearly 17 years old)
  • Many thanks to Provost Licari and the Office of Academic Affairs for their continued support of the Cunningham Memorial Library.

~~per Greg Youngen, Associate Dean, Library Services

Open Staff Position in the Library – PC Support Specialist II

The library has posted a fulltime, benefits-eligible Non-Exempt (bi-weekly) Staff position, PC Support Specialist II, to the ISU hiring site.

The posting is now active and will accept electronic application materials The position will remain open until filled.  

For a complete position description, including qualifications, here is a direct link to the posting: http://jobs.indstate.edu/postings/26552

Here are some of the particulars:

Usually scheduled to work Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm, but may be required to work some evening and/or weekend hours when necessary.

Desired Start Date: 3/4/2019

Pay grade: 8

  • Prepares and installs hardware/software for library public computers.
  • Works closely with library faculty and staff to ensure they have all the necessary computer equipment and software required for the public computers and the teaching labs.
  • Recommends purchases of electronics, software and computer equipment for all library departments.
  • Tracks use of public software to facilitate future purchases of hardware and software.
  • Maintains outreach program computers.
  • Coordinates external interfaces with outside automation vendors.
  • Supports Programmer/Analyst with redundant support services.
  • Daily operations of Systems Office.

Library Building/Use changes for fall 2018

Cunningham Memorial Library announces changes for the 2018 Fall Semester.

Overnight admittance – A valid ISU Identification Card will be required to enter the library from midnight until 7 a.m. on days the library is open 24 hours. Everyone entering the library after midnight will be required to show their ISU ID card at the Circulation Desk.

Library basement no longer a quiet floor – Due to the group study areas and new Mac Computer Lab  classroom in the basement, this floor will no longer be considered a quiet zone. The library’s third floor will remain a quiet floor.

New Mac Computer lab – The labs/classrooms that previously existed in the Fine Arts Building and Dreiser Hall have been consolidated in the basement of the library. The new library Mac lab, located in the northwest corner of the basement, will be a scheduled classroom and will serve as an open lab when classes are not in session.

Lower Level Study Carrels open – The individual study carrels will remain open and unlocked for use as semi-private study space. There are 20 carrels lining the walls in the Teaching Materials Center on the lower level. These study rooms will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

New Group Study Rooms – The library will be converting 12 Faculty Study Carrels in the basement into six new group study rooms. This is a work-in-progress and the library plans to have the rooms available by mid-semester. Keys to these rooms will be available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. An announcement will be made when the remodeling is completed. In the meantime, please pardon the noise and dust in the basement.

LIBRARY POSITION OPEN! APPLY NOW FOR OER and Emerging Technology Librarian

We want to fill this fast fast fast! so come and apply!

The library recently posted a tenure-track faculty position to the ISU hiring site for the OER and Emerging Technology Librarian in the Systems Department. The posting is active and electronic applications are being received.  For a complete position description, including qualifications, see http://jobs.indstate.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received after June 20, 2018 cannot be ensured full consideration.

So, what are we up to in the OER movement? Visit our general LibGuide  and our OERs for Language Instruction

Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library has an open Tenure Track Faculty position, OER and Emerging Technology Librarian. Join an exciting campus community. Enrollments are up, we recently completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we have been recognized among top universities by Forbes, the Princeton Review the Washington Monthly and U.S. News and World Report – designated a “Best in the Midwest” for fourteen consecutive years by Princeton Review. ISU has a strategic goal to employ and retain highly qualified staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. Our city, a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services, received the “Indiana Community of the Year” award.

The Library is at the heart of this exciting campus of more than 13,000 undergraduates and graduates. Our motto is “Your campus living room,” and that is what we strive to be—the gathering place for campus. We offer many resources for our users including about 1.5 million items in our collection including 300,000 e-books and 93,000 e-journals/databases. Our Special Collections hosts the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices Digital Memory Project, curates Sycamore Scholars, a digital archive of scholarly works created by students, staff, and faculty at Indiana State University, and houses the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition, we offer many services including the Math and Writing Center, the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Commuter Lounge as well as excellent reference and instruction services, Interlibrary Loan, and e-Reserves.

Offering opportunities to attend unique and rewarding programs, last year the library hosted 125 events that attracted 26,000 attendees. The Library is committed to serving as the academic and research heart of Indiana State University.

OER and Emerging Technology Librarian: 12-month tenure-track position that designs and works with open educational resources (OER), web applications, social media, and mobile interfaces.

The OER and Emerging Technologies Librarian identifies, implements, and evaluates current and emerging technologies for the delivery of library services, with a special focus on social networking applications, mobile services, and instructional technologies; plans, develops and evaluates the Cunningham Memorial Library website; and works with the Reference/Instruction faculty to ensure that Library’s instructional resources are easy to use.

This librarian will provide leadership and responsibilities in the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that further the library’s mission and increase and enhance access to library resources and services; work with users to improve access to Library technology services through outreach and instruction and make recommendations to improve online access; track changes in technology, resource platforms, and related tools that impact library users as well as use social media and other online communication tools to ensure that changes in technology are well advertised to the entire university community.

The OER and Emerging Technologies Librarian is responsible for college-wide administrative support of Indiana State University’s OER initiatives, with emphasis on professional development, identification of OER course content and overall support for adoption of OER. This librarian will charged with the creation and curation of OER content at ISU.

As part of the Systems department team, the person in this position will provide assistance to students and others in the wider community to ensure full access to library technology services, as well as coordinate work with other Library units to fulfill the mission of the Library and the University. T

his librarian will be expected to progress successfully along the tenure and promotion track and participate fully as a member of the library faculty.

Reports directly to the Chair of the Systems Department.

Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff. For more information, please see https://jobs.indstate.edu

 

Summer Hours for Special Collections

Special Collections Reading Room Summer Schedule

Starting May 14th the Special Collections Reading Room will be open by appointment only for the summer months. Researchers should contact 812-237-2610 to make an appointment.

The Special Collections Department of the Cunningham Memorial Library holds the University’s unique physical and digital collections. Special Collections consists of four units: Rare Books & Manuscripts, University Archives, Digital Initiatives, and the Permanent Art Collection. These four units hold, preserve, and make accessible art, University’s history, local history collections, the world-famous Cordell Dictionary Collection, Rare Book collections on a variety of subjects, and provide digitization and data management support for the University’s Institutional Repository, Sycamore Scholars, and the community digital memory project, Wabash Valley Visions and Voices.