Another Summertime Library Staff and Retiree Luncheon

On Wednesday, August 7, Library staff and retirees were treated to a buffet luncheon in the Library Events Area.

(1) David Vancil (retiree, Special Collections); Wilma Turetzky (retiree, Reference)
(2) In view: several  library student assistants, Christi Burt (Admin), Sheila Gregg (Technical Services/Government Documents)
(3) David Vancil (retiree, Special Collections); Jenny Martin (retiree spouse); Gene Norman (retiree, Reference); Mary Ann Phillips (Technical Services)
(4) In view: Nancy Watkins (retiree, Interlibrary Loan, previously Library Instruction & Orientation); Penny Kyker (Government Documents); Wilma Turetzky (retiree, Reference): Lorene Modesitt (Technical Services)
(5) Anna Miller (Systems); Andrew Swearingen (Acquisitions), Adam Bahus (student assistant); Rolland McGiverin (Research & Instruction); Valentine Muyumba (Technical Services)
(6) Shelley Arvin (Research & Instruction); David Del Colletti (spouse of our most recent retiree, Barb Austin – Public Services); Christi Burt (Admin); Deb Taylor (Technical Services)
(7) Front table: Deb Considine (Technical Services); student assistant; Sheila Gregg (Tech Services/Gov Docs); 3 student assistants. At the far table you can glimpse: Cheryl Blevens (Research & Instruction); Kathy Gaul (retiree, Reference); Susan Frey (Systems/Scholarly Communication); and our soon-to-be retiree, Cinda May (Special Collections)
(8) Kathy Gaul (retiree, Reference); Susan Frey (Technical Services/Scholarly Communication); Cinda May (soon to retire from Special Collections): Cheryl Blevens (Research & Instruction)
(9) Tim Crumrin (Dean’s spouse & historian); Katherine Black (Circulation); Cheyenne Bealmear (student assistant); Rhonda Beecroft (Systems)
(10) At front table: David Vancil (retiree, Special Collections); Dara Middleton (Library Events Coordinator); Jenny Martin (spouse of Ron Martin, retiree, Associate Dean); Gene Norman (retiree, Reference); Dean Robin Crumrin; Mary Ann Phillips (retiree, Technical Services)
(11) Erin Harmon (Public Relations/Admin); Holli Moseman (Interlibrary Loan); Abby Wright (Systems); Ali Moorhead (Admin); Melissa Gustafson (Systems)
(12) Brylynn Ellis (Circulation); Beverly Grubb (Admin); Steve Hardin (Research & Instruction)
(13) Front table: Nancy Watkins (retiree, Interlibrary Loan; Library Instruction & Orientation); Penny Kyker (retiree, Government Documents); Ken Turetzky, son of retiree Wilma Turetzky, Reference); Lorene Modesitt (retiree, Technical Services); Brian Bunnett (Public Services)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: APPLY FOR Art Collection Assistant through July 19

The deadline to apply for the library’s part time, no benefits staff position in the Permanent Art Collection is extended the ISU hiring site. The position title is Art Collection Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits. The applicant selected will work directly with Jocelyn Krueger, Curator of the Permanent Art Collection. Electronic applications now accepted through July 19, 2019.


Open Temporary Part-time Staff Position in the Library: Art Collection Assistant

The library posted a part time, no benefits staff position to the ISU hiring site, working with Jocelyn Krueger in the Permanent Art Collection. The position title is Art Collection Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits. The posting is active and electronic applications will be accepted until July 5, 2019.

Position description excerpts:

Work 28 hours weekly, between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

The Permanent Art Collection (PAC) Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance and display of the artwork around campus. They will install and de-install artwork in campus buildings and the public artwork on campus grounds. They will use professional art handling procedures to move, inventory, audit, conserve, clean, exhibit, frame, document, and other actives involving artwork and artwork storage areas. They will help to maintain inventory, condition, and loan reports. They will assist various campus employees, researchers, and vendors access the art collection while maintaining its safety and security, ensuring its accessibility into the future. They will perform these duties in assistance to the Curator and be solely responsible in their performance in the curator’s absence.

For a complete position description, including qualifications, see

Qualified individuals may apply for this position by submitting an online application, cover letter and reference contact information.

Open Staff Position in the Library – PC Support Specialist II

The library has posted a fulltime, benefits-eligible Non-Exempt (bi-weekly) Staff position, PC Support Specialist II, to the ISU hiring site.

The posting is now active and will accept electronic application materials The position will remain open until filled.  

For a complete position description, including qualifications, here is a direct link to the posting:

Here are some of the particulars:

Usually scheduled to work Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm, but may be required to work some evening and/or weekend hours when necessary.

Desired Start Date: 3/4/2019

Pay grade: 8

  • Prepares and installs hardware/software for library public computers.
  • Works closely with library faculty and staff to ensure they have all the necessary computer equipment and software required for the public computers and the teaching labs.
  • Recommends purchases of electronics, software and computer equipment for all library departments.
  • Tracks use of public software to facilitate future purchases of hardware and software.
  • Maintains outreach program computers.
  • Coordinates external interfaces with outside automation vendors.
  • Supports Programmer/Analyst with redundant support services.
  • Daily operations of Systems Office.

Recent scholarly contributions: Edith Campbell

Edith Campbell (Education Librarian) recently wrote an article for School Library Journal (SLJ). It is in the online edition of the journal, with her byline dated December 19, 2018. This article also appears in SLJ’s, Be Teen.

Ms. Campbell also wrote one of SLJ’s most read articles for 2018: