Library Retreat Presenters: Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who presented to the Library staff last Friday during our Retreat with its theme of Diversity:

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]

Retirement Reception: David Vancil

A retirement reception in honor of Dr. David Vancil, Library Special Collections Department Chair, will be held on Dec. 15, in the Library Events Area, from 3- 5 pm. A brief program will take place beginning at 3:30.

Library Faculty Scholarship

Vancil, David.  “Fisher Ames, Jr.: Author,” By Reef and Trail, by Fisher Ames, Jr.  Lake Wales, FL: Lost Classics Books Company, 2010.  v-vii.

—.  “Charles Livingston Bull: Illustrator,” By Reef and Trail, by Fisher Ames, Jr.  Lake Wales, FL: Lost Classics Books Company, 2010. viii.

[Note: This boys’ adventure book was originally published in 1909 and is set in South Florida.  It evokes the period, the people, and the wildlife of this era.  Dr. Vancil’s [Chair, Special Collections] contribution is biographical and critical background for the author and illustrator.]