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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Librarians Appointed to Inaugural Advisory Board

Edith Campbell (Reference/Instruction, Public Services) and Susan Frey (Acting Associate Dean) have been invited to serve on the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board (FCTE). The new FCTE Board is tasked with shaping the future of exemplary teaching and learning on the campus. During this semester the Board will meet every two weeks to lay important groundwork for the Center. Next semester the Board will meet monthly with subcommittees supporting specific goals and initiatives.

Note: The FCTE is housed in the Library, 1st floor, northeast corner, currently headed by Dr. Beth Whitaker (Bayh College of Education)

Acting Associate Dean Presenting at Sycamore Educators Day

Acting Associate Dean, Susan Frey, will be co-presenting with Dr. Scott Davis from the Bayh College of Education (BCOE) at the upcoming 16th Annual Sycamore Educators Day. Their juried presentation, “Just because they can doesn’t mean they should: Emerging research on multi-tasking and learning,” will be a part of the Saturday, November 2 program held in University Hall.

REGISTER:  There is no fee to attend this statewide conference, but the organizers need registration info for headcount to cover the free lunch that will be provided.

Continental breakfast will be served from 8:00am to 8:45am. A short welcome session will follow. Then keynote speaker, Melanie Beaver, will present. The break-out sessions are scheduled for 10:15am and 12:30pm.

Historical note: Scott Davis was an ISU librarian for many years before he moved over to the Bayh, as head of the Library Instruction & Orientation Department, and later the Reference Department.