This is the DAY! We turn off the old library catalog [ goodbye]  and do the final switchovers necessary for our users to see the NEW CATALOG, powered by Millennium/Innovative Interfaces, Inc.  [HELLO Fusion and FusionPlus]. Combined under the newly formed Library Consortium of Vigo County, you’ll be able to search ISU, Rose-Hulman and St. Mary-of-the-Woods, as before, JOINED by Vigo County Public Library. ALL 4 LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST 16 FOR THE BIG MIGRATION

Accompanying this will be a re-designed home page for the Library.


Celebrating National Library Week: Tuesday, April 13

The Library Consortium of Vigo County’s Celebration of National Library Week will be coming soon. Member organizations Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, and Vigo County Public Library worked to create this one event with three elements, taking place at the Indiana State University’s Cunningham Library, 1st floor Events Area.

“Turn Your Dissertation into a Book,” April 13, 4-5pm: Speakers will span several decades of academic publication. Each of them successfully converted their dissertation into a published work, and will discuss what they learned during the process and since, hoping to pass along helpful information to current and future graduate students and junior faculty. However, anyone interested in the publishing process will enjoy the presentations, which will include a question and answer period.

ISU Assistant Professor of History, David Nichols, will discuss the process involved with publishing his 2008 work, “Red Gentlemen and White Savages: Indians, Federalists, and the Search for Order on the American Frontier,” from University of Virginia Press.

From Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Carolyn Sur, SSND, Ph.D., Director of Campus Ministry will focus the publishing of “The Feminine Images of God in the Visions of Saint Hildegard of Bingen’s “Scivias”,” in 1993 by E. Mellen Press.

Patricia Carlson, Professor of American Literature from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will reflect on her 1977 publication, “Hawthorne’s Functional Settings; a Study of Artistic Method”, published by Rodopi, based in Amsterdam.

A reception from 5-5:30pm will link the two programs.

Wabash Valley Authors Showcase, 5:30-7pm

In addition to keynote author, Mike Lunsford, a variety of local authors will have an opportunity to interact with the public. The book topics include an autobiography and a sports biography, cooking, health, mystery and horses, a new inspirational title, and history:

“Last Guard Out” describes author, James Albright’s experiences as a guard at Alcatraz; Helen Corey, author of “Healthy Syrian and Lebanese Cooking” will also bring her DVD, T’he Art of Syrian and Lebanese Cooking;’ co-authors Dorothy Jerse & Judy Calvert will feature their many local historical works; Bill Hopkins will display his diet/health book, “Z The Ultimate Resolution Starts Now.” Kit Ehrman will have her Steve Cline Mystery Series, including the fourth award-winning book, “Triple Cross.” A biographical work by John Wright, The Terror of Terre Haute, is about local boxer, Bud Taylor; and ISU Associate Professor of History, Ann Chirhart, will have her book “Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times.” Darrell Case will promote and discuss his just-published work, “Live Life to the Fullest”.

Authors will display their works and related materials on tables located throughout the Library’s 1st floor Events area. People attending can spend time with their favorite author or discover new ones. Most authors attending have works still in print; ordering information will be made available.

Questions about the event should be addressed to Marsha Miller, Reference/Instruction Librarian, ISU Library, 237-2606;
[posted by MM]

25th Annual Authors and Artists Recognition Draws Faculty, Students and Others (February 25, 2010)

Twenty-three faculty and staff were honored at the Authors and Artists Reception sponsored by Cunningham Memorial Library last week. Those honored for their 2009 authored or editor-in-chief monographs, or artistic works were: Michael Elkins, assistant professor of communication; Thomas Sawyer, professor of recreation and sport management; David Worley, chair of the communication department and professor of communication; Debra Worley, professor of communication; Jay Gatrell, dean of graduate programs; Charles Roberts, professor of mathematics and computer science; Qihao Weng, professor of geography and geology; Feng-Qi Lai, associate professor of curriculum, instruction and media technology; Todd Whitaker, professor of education leadership, administration and foundations; Ann Chirhart, associate professor of history; Robert Guell, professor of economics; Isaac Land, assistant professor of history; Barbara Skinner, assistant professor of history; Matt Brennan, professor of English; Kit Kincade, associate professor of English; Robert Perrin, chair of the English department and professor of English; Michael Shelden, professor of English; David Vancil, chair of the Cunningham Memorial Library’s special collections department; David Polizzi, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice; Ray Chen, assistant professor of art; Glenn Dunlap, professor of art; Fran Lattanzio, professor of art; and Sala Wong, assistant professor of art.

The annual reception also recognized two students with the Bakerman Student Research Award. Shawn Hunter, a criminology and criminal justice graduate student, received $1,500 for his paper. Laurie-Ann Curry, an anthropology major, won the undergraduate award of $1,000. Bobby Lee, a junior professional aviation flight technology major, won the first-place award of $1,000 in the REEL Big Video Contest sponsored by the library while Chad Fedler, a junior electronic media major, won $500 for second place. Thanks to Cunningham Memorial Library for paying tribute to a tremendous amount of scholarly work. [text from President Bradley’s Cyberwire; posted by MM]

Online Catalog: from LUIS to ‘online catalog’ to Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Millennium/Encore!

Coming soon! No more “LUIS”. The ISU Library is moving forward with the creation of its first ILS {Integrated Library System}, and we’re not alone! With the formation of Library Consortium of Vigo County = not just Library holdings at ISU, Rose-Hulman and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods [our arrangement for many years], but also Vigo County Public Library. As far as we can tell, this is “the first academic and public consortium in Indiana”. For more information, see ‘Libraries Sign Memorandum of Understanding” [January 29, 2010].

Note: The ISU Library continues to show its innovative side; we were the FIRST university library in Indiana to get its online catalog {NOTIS} up and running way back in March, 1985, so here we are, 25 years later, still out there on the techno-edge! [posted by MM]