Instructional Activity & Reference Questions Stats (July – October 2016)

The Reference/Instruction librarians are busy year-round providing instruction sessions to undergrads, grads, and faculty, as well as high school groups. Online work includes building online research guides (libguides.indstate.edu) or working in course Blackboard sites.

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The library provides many ways to get research help and reference questions asked, as well as questions about checked out items, overdue bills, printing, and just helping people find library materials.

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November 2: Another “Long Night Against Procrastination”!

For research and writing assistance, stress relief or just taking a break by playing a game, coloring or having a snack, students are invited to drop-in any time to the Long Night Against Procrastination event at Cunningham Memorial Library. From 8 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, November 2, in the Library Events Area, reference/instruction librarians will help you get started or continue with your research. Representatives from the Math and Writing Center will also be available, with opportunities for follow-up appointments. Student Health Promotions will provide stress relief support

Take a study break with games, coloring and snacks. Visit the Student Health Promotions table for stress reduction tips. In addition, attend short presentations

  • 8:30: Math/Writing
  • 9:30: Intellectual Stress Relief
  • 10:30: Library Research)
  • or, from 8-9pm, pet a therapy dog

More information on the event: http://libguides.indstate.edu/AnnualEvents/LNAP   and #ISU-LNAP; #ISULIB; or call (812) 237-2560.

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LIBRARIAN OFFICE HOURS FALL 2016 BY DAY OF WEEK AND LIAISON

Throughout the semester, Reference/Instruction Librarians have regular weekly office hours for the students and faculty in the academic colleges and departments they liaison with. In addition staff and community library users are welcome to contact us as well.  For additional consultation appointments, use the Meet with a Librarian links. In addition, the 1st floor Desk is always a first stop for people needing assistance with library research.

MONDAYS 10:00-11:30AM, LIBRARY ROOM 106>> Marsha Miller for  Applied Health Sciences; Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation; Distance Learning; Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport; Multidisciplinary Studies (Gender Studies; International Studies; Philosophy; Sociology); Music; Social Work,  Phone: (812) 237-2606, or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

MONDAYS 2:00-3:00 AT LIBRARY REFERENCE DESK>> Cheryl Blevens for Browsing Books and Magazines; English; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Phone: (812) 237-8986 or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

MONDAYS 9:00-10:00 AM IN LIBRARY 110 >> Brian Bunnett for Art; History; Theater, Phone: (812) 237-2577, or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

TUESDAYS 9:00-10:00 IN Landsbaum Center for Health Ed. >> Shelley Arvin for Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Nursing; Physics; Science Education; Phone: (812) 237-2605 or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

TUESDAYS 1:00-2:00, LIBRARY >> Karen Evans for Criminology; Government Documents; Psychology; Reference, Phone: (812) 237-8824, or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

TUESDAYS 10:00-11:00 IN CRIMINOLOGY DEPARTMENT>> Karen Evans for Criminology; Government Documents; Psychology; Reference, Phone: (812) 237-8824, or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

TUESDAYS 10:00-11:00 AT LIBRARY REFERENCE DESK >> Cheryl Blevens for Browsing Books and Magazines; English; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Phone: (812) 237-8986 or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

WEDNESDAYS 9:00-10:30 COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY LOBBY >> Rolland McGiverin for  Career Center; College of Technology; Motorsports; Scott College of Business, Phone: (812) 237-2615, or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

THURSDAYS 9:00-10:30 COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY LOBBY >> Rolland McGiverin for Career Center; College of Technology; Motorsports; Scott College of Business, Phone: (812) 237-2615, or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

THURSDAYS 10:00-11:00 IN ROOT A-143 >> Cheryl Blevens for Browsing Books and Magazines; English; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Phone: (812) 237-8986 or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

THURSDAYS 9:00-10:00 IN NURSING BUILDING >> Shelley Arvin for Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Nursing; Physics; Science Education; Phone: (812) 237-2605 or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

FRIDAYS 2-4 AT LIBRARY REFERENCE DESK >> Steve Hardin for Communication; Earth and Environmental Systems; Math and Computer Science; Political Science, Phone: (812) 237-7685, or use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

APPOINTMENTS AS NEEDED >> Edith Campbell for Bayh College of Education, Phone: (812) 237-2058; use our Meet with a Librarian Online Form http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp

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Project Success Students in the Library

On Wednesday August 17, Reference/Instruction Librarians Marsha Miller and Karen Evans provided the library component of Project Success. Reference/Instruction has been involved in this special early fall semester week-long initiative since its beginnings in 2009.

This year, between 2:00 and 3:15 the student cohorts (50 students total, cohorts A Different World and First Sycamores) rotated between 3 Academic Resources presentations (Your Academic Life):

  • Library (in Library Events),
  • Center for Student Success (in 028) and
  • the Math & Writing Center (in the Center).

Coordinated by Stephanie Pearcy, Director of First Year Student Outreach and Success in the University College, students attend a section of Univ 101 and meet with various campus entities, culminating in a closing banquet on Thursday August 18. This year’s goals were more familiarity with campus people rather than lots of subject matter. Other presentations that week are under these themes: Advising/Social Justice; Student Life; Looking at Your Future; Helping Hand. Project Success students will also help with the regular student move-in on Saturday and Sunday.

Karen and Marsha presented 20-25 minute lively snippets about the library. Some of the information shared is shown below.

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Always start with a word cloud!
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                                First year students need to know how many different components                                          make up a university library
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                                                 First year students may use the building more than the                                                                actual resources during their first semester.
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It’s hard to spot the books when you first enter the library, but they are there!
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We have many ways for students to seek out help. If in the building, first stop is here.
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We get a wide variety of questions thru chat. Linked from Blackboard sites too!
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The newer way to contact librarians when a consulting appointment is needed.
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The Reference/Instruction Librarians and Staff

Library hosting 2 conferences in July: ICHLL & ALI-ILC

yes, it’s all about the acronyms in library land!

First, an international conference will spend part of its time at the ISU Library:

July 14: The 8th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL), held at IU-Bloomington July 12 – 15, 2016 will include a trip to the ISU Library! Arriving by bus, attendees will have a chance to visit Special Collections, highlighting the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries. Conference sessions, lunch and an end-of-the-day reception will be offered. ICHLL is held every two years and was previously in Gargnano del Gardo, Italy; Leiden, The Netherlands; Edmonton, Canada; Oxford, UK; Jena, Germany; and Gran Canaria, Spain. ISU’s Office of the President and The Warren N. & Suzanne B. Cordell Collection are helping sponsor the conference.

For more on this conference, visit http://ichll8.com/

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Wednesday, July 20: Academic Libraries of Indiana’s INFORMATION LITERACY UNCONFERENCE

Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services at Butler University Libraries is Chair of ALI’s Information Literacy Committee informs us that, as of this posting, registration is still open for this FREE conference (includes breakfast, hot lunch, snacks).

Time: 8:45am – 3:30pm (Opening Session begins at 9:30)

from the Conference website:

How does your institution partner with other campus departments, units, and disciplines in teaching information literacy?  In addition to the traditional partnering we do with faculty and discipline departments and programs, we want to know how you are partnering with writing centers, learning resource centers, career services, student affairs, greek life, health & wellness, programs, diversity programs & services, campus publishing initiatives (undergraduate journals and manuscript publications), and teaching and learning centers. Partnering with curricular development committees and administrative units can also be discussed concerning developing programmatic information literacy.  The goal is to highlight how “two or three can be better than one” when it comes to teaching the concepts of information literacy.

Via the unconference model, attendees will identify the topics to be discussed through the day and work together to share examples and discuss options.

UnConference Planning Commitee members are:

  • Sally Neal, Instruction & User Services Associate Dean, Butler Universitty
  • Brian Bunnett, Chair of Public Services, Indiana State University
  • Lisa Jarrell, Head of Educational Technology and Resources Collection, Ball State University
  • Michael Flierl, Assistant Professor of Library Science and Learning Design Specialist, Purdue University
  • Dara Middleton, Events, Marketing, and Mail Services Coordinator, Indiana State University