Library Staff Publication: David Vancil

Dr. David Vancil has published “My Daughter and I Meet a Dolphin Named Atlas at the Atlantis Resort, Nassau, the Bahamas” in the current issue of Concho River Review, published in San Angelo, Texas. David is a founding member of TACWT (Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers) with long-standing ties to the state and many of its so-called little magazines. The CRR is one of his favorites. He has at least 6 poems in it.

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Electronic Resources & Libraries Presentation

George Stachokas, Electronic Resources Librarian, presented a new schema for classifying free electronic resources at the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2011 Conference in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 1. His presentation was the first part of the “The Necessity, Challenge, and Opportunity of Managing Free Electronic Resources” session. Stephanie Braunstein of the Louisiana State University Libraries spoke about managing electronic government information in the second part.

Special Collections News Items

Books Donated and Upcoming Publication

Dr. David Vancil spent much of Thursday February 24 with Clarence Major, Schick lecturer and artist.  Major is a poet, novelist, and visual artist.  Two books inscribed by him will donated will be to Special Collections after the renovation has been completed and the collections are redistributed.  

Dictionaries has asked Dr. Vancil to write an article on the public dictionary collections in North America. This will appear in Dictionaries #32, 2011.

ISU Librarian Publishes Book Chapter

A book chapter describing the partnership between Interim Chair, Head of Circulation Librarian, Susan Frey and Dr. Rebecca Fielder to design an online graduate course is now available in, Teaching Information Literacy Online.  A press release for the book is at This graduate course was also taught by Reference/Instruction Librarian, Marsha Miller, for the College of Education last fall.  [info source: weekly info email]

Academic Libraries of Indiana Conference, “Discovery to Delivery: Fundamentals and Frontiers”

The Academic Libraries of Indiana is proud to announce a one-day resource sharing conference,

Discovery to Delivery:  Fundamentals and Frontiers

 to be held on March 11, 2011 from 9 AM – 4 PM (registration 8:30 AM) at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Conference registration and parking are free, and the event is open to all Indiana libraries.  The morning session will focus on remote circulation and the future of resource sharing.  Other sessions will cover topics such as custom holdings, licensing, and open access.  Registration is coming soon, so please mark your calendars for this important event. 

For more information, visit  

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Submission Deadline:  12 PM (EST) 24 January 2011

We are pleased to issue a Call for Proposals for the Discovery to Delivery: Fundamentals and Frontiers conference. If you are interested in sharing a presentation or preparing a poster for a mini-poster session please complete the proposal form at

 Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes in length.  The conference schedule will allot an additional 10 minutes at the end of each session for questions and discussion. 


Suggested Proposal Topics:

  • Custom Holdings
  • E-Resources Licensing
  • Open Access
  • Statistics
  • Copyright
  • Customer Service
  • Patron-Driven Acquisitions
  • Web 2.0 and Interlibrary Loan Service

Audience: The conference audience should include library administrators, interlibrary loan managers, coordinators, and paraprofessionals as well as technical staff who support resource sharing applications.

If you have questions, please contact:  Matthew Shaw, Resource Sharing Committee Chair, Head of Access Services
Ball State University LibrariesMuncie, IN 47306765.285.3330  |