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 http://www.neal-schuman.com/blog/2010/12/14/experts-reveal-best-practices-for-teaching-information-literacy-online/. 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 http://library.indstate.edu/alirs/.  

 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 http://library.indstate.edu/alirs/proposal.html

 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  |  mcshaw2@bsu.edu

ISU Librarian Speaking at ISU’s Undergraduate Inquiry Forum, Nov. 15 & 16


The strategic planning committee for experiential learning invites all members of the ISU community to attend an open forum on the topic of enhancing student research, scholarship and creative activity. The forums will be Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in University Hall, room 110G (the Whitaker Conference Room); boxed lunch will be provided. The programs will include presentations by faculty who are active in undergraduate research, followed by break-out sessions on how to successfully develop and implement student research projects. For more information, contact Chris Olsen (Christopher.Olsen@indstate.edu) or Harriet Hudson (Harriet.Hudson@indstate.edu). If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we can get can get a count for lunch.

Marsha Miller, Reference/Instruction Librarian, has been asked to present at this event.

Information source: http://www.indstate.edu/news/isutoday.php?articleid=3691