Library staff presenting at ISU’s Diversity Research Symposium (Oct. 23 & 24)

Andrea Boehme (Circulation Supervisor), and Susan Frey (Associate Librarian) will be presenting their research from one of their PhD program projects at the upcoming, 2015 Diversity Research Symposium at ISU! Their juried panel presentation, Lavender Graduation: Implementing a Program of Support and Gratitude for LGBTQ Students, is a team project. Presenting with them are fellow doctoral students Robert Harpool, graduate assistant, Bayh College of Education; Landon Brothers, Assistant Director, Office of Tutorial Support, IUPUI; and Mark Minglin, Executive Director, Academic Support Programs, IUPUI.

As a way of extending their research beyond the classroom the team also recently met with the Vice President and Dean of Students, and the Office of Diversity here at ISU. Plans are now underway for the team to work with ISU on diversity issues.

The 2015 Diversity Research Symposium will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, and Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00am -1:00 pm at the Hulman Memorial Student Union. The theme for the symposium is, Community: Embracing All Identities, and will showcase interdisciplinary research centering on diversity. Registration is $55.00 for staff/faculty/community members, and $10.00 for students.

Registration is at https://indstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eg5FyUcEcRWE02p

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – Graduate Student Open House (2:30-4:00 pm) Events Area

Cunningham Memorial Library is hosting a Graduate Student Open House in the Library Events area on August 19th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. 

Please encourage your graduate students to stop by and meet the librarian for their discipline.

Students will have an opportunity to learn about the research tools available to them, including Interlibrary Loan, graduate carrels, scheduling research appointments with a librarian, setting alerts in databases, library workshops, document delivery service, recalling items, placing books on hold, and much more.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and Cunningham Memorial Library.

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State of Indiana’s INSPIRE launches new version

While ISU people have access to the world of information thru a variety of databases, all Indiana taxpayers not associated with colleges and universities have access to some of the same or similar resources thru INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library. For a list of the databases, from the opening screen, click Help and scroll down or do a search and look thru the resulting facets.

A message from State Librarian Jacob Speer:

A new version of INSPIRE (Inspire.in.gov) has launched. The overall user experience has improved with better search results and new features. This is a ‘soft launch’ and ISL staff are testing the site and fixing a few issues. Within the next week a brief tutorial of the changes will be sent to the listservs. Please tryout the new INSPIRE and send any comments or questions to inspire@library.in.gov.

Users are not currently able to search some Gale resources, including TERC (Testing Education Resource Center), but the issue will be resolved shortly.

Note from ISU Library Blogger: the new image will look familiar to ISU people who use Ebscohost databases and/or the Discovery research approach via SycaMORE Research:

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INSPIRE has been around since 1998! Be sure to try it out if you haven’t already. During 2014 INSPIRE statistics were performed!