May 15: ISU Library to host Indiana Library Federation Regional Conference – Register now!

REGISTER

We are pleased to announce the content at regional conferences. Dr. Godwin Charles Ogbeide will offer the keynote on Exercising your Hospitality Intelligence at four regional conferences. Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud will offer a keynote on Implicit Bias and the Welcoming Library at the Northwest Regional Conference. All five regional conferences will feature hands-on skills training in computer labs and conversation among public library directors. Other sessions vary by region. 

With the exception of the directors’ session, all sessions are designed for and open to ALL staff of all types of libraries. Learn more and register today. Note that some sessions are being finalized. Group registration forms are posted. Members attend for $40; nonmembers may attend for $50.

·        Wed, 4/4 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County Public Library, main branch

·        Fri, 4/13 in Merrillville, Lake County Public Library

·        Fri, 4/20 in New Albany, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

·        Tues, 5/15 in Terre Haute, Indiana State University

·        Fri, 5/18 in Kokomo, Indiana University-Kokomo

 Tisa M. Davis,  Communications Manager,  Indiana Library Federation, 941 East 86th Street, Suite 260, Indianapolis, IN 46240-1853 – 317-257-2040, ext. 104

We are hiring! Library Resource Sharing Associate

Come work in the library! The library has posted a full-time, benefits-eligible Non-Exempt (bi-weekly) Staff position, Library Resource Sharing Associate, to the ISU hiring site.
 
Job Summary: Assists in all phases of the Interlibrary Loan Unit. Responsible for the appropriate sorting, distribution, and packaging of all Interlibrary Loan and Statewide Remote Circulation System incoming and outgoing mail. Implements and maintains procedures and policies. Ensures quality library services and resolves related problems. Serves as the Resource Sharing Associate and participates in the supervision of student assistants. Participates in goal setting and planning objectives.
 
The posting is now active and electronic applications are being received. For a complete position description, including qualifications, see http://jobs.indstate.edu.

Library Student Assistant Scholarships: Wilkinson, Pang and Swearingen

For the first time, all Library Student Assistant awards moved to the University’s online scholarship system, the Branch, and we have confirmed that all six outstanding students selected for honors this year have officially accepted their library scholarship awards!

2017 Myrl O. Wilkinson Scholarship recipients:

  • Gracey Patton, Technical Services – Vickie Magill, supervisor
  • Haley Smith, Special Collections – Kendra McCrea, supervisor

 2017 Hildegard Pang Library Endowment recipients:

  • Wesley Pershing, Public Services – Paula Huey, supervisor
  • Natalie Shanks, Technical Services – Debra Taylor, supervisor

 2017 Swearingen Family Scholarship recipients:

  • Becca McGregor, Administration – Erin Harmon, supervisor
  • Jenny Pitts, Public Services – Paula Huey, supervisor

The library will hold a staff reception on April 26 for the students.  Every CML student assistant who will receive a degree from ISU during calendar year 2017 (whether in May, August or December) will also receive a gift from the Dean at this event.

Recent Accomplishments of Library Personnel

Promotion to  Full Librarian – Cinda May, Chair, Special Collections

  • Congratulations to our faculty colleague who was approved for promotion! Cinda May has been promoted to full librarian effective July 1.

Promotion to Associate Librarian with Tenure – Natalie Bulick, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

  • Congratulations to our faculty colleague who was approved for promotion and tenure. Natalie Bulick has been promoted to associate librarian and awarded tenure effective July 1.

Sabbatical Leave Approved – Susan Frey, Acting Supervisor in Special Collections/Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives

  • Provost Licari has granted approval for Susan’s sabbatical leave, pending approval by the Board of Trustees, for July 1-Dec. 31, 2017.

Articles Published – Steve Hardin, Reference/Instruction Librarian

  • Steve published two articles in the February/March issue of the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology.  The first is titled “Bridging the Telepresence Valley: Greg Welch Speaks” pp.39-41.   ARTICLE LINK The second is titled “Text and Data Mining Meets the Pharmaceutical Industry: Markus Bundschus Speaks” pp. 42-44.  ARTICLE LINK

Article Published – Melissa Gustafson, Electronic Resources Librarian

  • Melissa published her article “Critical Pedagogy in Libraries: A Unified Approach” in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies. ARTICLE LINK

ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program  – Karen Evans, Reference/Instruction Librarian

  • Karen has been selected to participate in the Association for College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Program this summer.  A highly competitive program, the Immersion complements the work we have undertaken as a library to incorporate information literacy in the curriculum.  Karen serves as co-chair of the ISU Foundational Studies task force Informed Learning across the Sycamore Community.

Campaign Captain ISU Faculty & Staff Campaign – Ali Moorhead, Budget Specialist (Library Administration)

  • This year’s faculty and staff fundraising campaign began March 1st and runs through April 7th.  Campaign captains help advocate for support for our students, programs and other important campus initiatives.  Ali Moorhead is one of the campaign captains this year.