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.

Browsing Collections: minor moves

  1. Graphic novels are now on the south side of the browsing books.
  2. Video games are now where the graphic novels were housed.
  3. Documentaries are where the games were placed.
  4. Animation dvds are now where the documentaries were located.

The relocations were made to allow space for growth.

We are hiring! Library Resource Sharing Associate

Come work in the library! The library has posted a full-time, benefits-eligible Non-Exempt (bi-weekly) Staff position, Library Resource Sharing Associate, to the ISU hiring site.
 
Job Summary: Assists in all phases of the Interlibrary Loan Unit. Responsible for the appropriate sorting, distribution, and packaging of all Interlibrary Loan and Statewide Remote Circulation System incoming and outgoing mail. Implements and maintains procedures and policies. Ensures quality library services and resolves related problems. Serves as the Resource Sharing Associate and participates in the supervision of student assistants. Participates in goal setting and planning objectives.
 
The posting is now active and electronic applications are being received. For a complete position description, including qualifications, see http://jobs.indstate.edu.