Honors Capstone Presentations move from Library Events Area to Virtual

GH 401 Research Presentations

Due to courses transitioning online, GH401 students recorded 5-minute research presentations in lieu of the traditional Study Week poster session in Cunningham Memorial Library. They will be available to watch until Monday, 12/14. Information listed below includes student name, degree major/s, and thesis title with linked presentation.

VACANCY: Permanent Art Collection Curator Position

Permanent Art Collection Curator Position 

Containing approximately 4,000 works of art, the Permanent Art Collection is available to classes and the public any time through a searchable online database or in person upon request.

  • The library has posted a professional Staff position, Permanent Art Collection Curator, to the ISU hiring site. The posting is active and accepts electronic application materials at this direct link: https://jobs.indstate.edu/hr/postings/32504

Permanent Art Collection Curator – Responsible for the stewardship, documentation, research, development and care of Indiana State University’s permanent art collection, primarily comprised of prints, ceramics and paintings. This work includes providing access to the collection through on-campus venues, the maintenance of the catalog, safe storage of works, condition reporting and prioritization of conservation needs. The incumbent will ensure focused growth of the collection through strategic acquisitions and will identify objects for deaccession that do not meet the standards of the collection. In addition, the Curator will interact with the Department of Art and Design faculty to foster experiential professional learning opportunities for students; and collaborate with the Gallery Director to plan, install and publicize exhibitions of art pieces from the permanent collection. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to establish relationships with both internal and external constituencies including donors, collectors and artists; as well as a strong commitment to collaboration.

Other duties include grant writing and budget oversight, consulting and working with conservators, external communications and attending art committees as needed.

The position description for the Curator is also available on the Library’s website.

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  • Arts Illiana: The mission of Arts Illiana is to promote, support, and enhance the arts and cultural activities of the Wabash Valley. Arts Illiana’s primary service area includes the Indiana counties of Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo. Interest is also given to the Illinois counties of Clark and Edgar.
  • ArtSpaces
  • ArtSpaces Sculpture Collection
  • Swope Art Museum

JOBS! Two Part Time Positions in Public Services

AVAILABLE: two part-time, temporary Staff positions, Public Services Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits, to the ISU hiring site. Two people will be hired from this posting to fill two different schedules. Applications will be accepted until November 5, 2020 at this direct link: https://jobs.indstate.edu/hr/postings/32548

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Circulation Desk staff await you behind acrylics; warren of Circulation staff cubicles behind desk

Public Services Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits:

  • Supervises Public Services area per schedule; conveys factual information in response to inquiries made by students, faculty, staff, nonaffiliated patrons, other ISU units, and other institutions.
  • Responds to emergencies calmly and efficiently, exercises considerable judgment within established procedures and guidelines.
  • Uses discretion, independent action and judgment to analyze facts, make decisions, and take action to maintain a safe library environment.
  • In cooperation with other staff members, supervises and trains student staff, directs student assistants in tasks that support daily operations.
  • Performs specialized library work in one or more library functions.

Duties of this position are related to daily operations and include all aspects of public services tasks.

  • Develops an increased knowledge of the library’s integrated online catalog.
  • Seeks opportunities to enhance job skills.
  • Communicates well in person, over the phone and via email.
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills, including tact, courtesy and civility, in accordance with the library’s mission, vision and values.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures and is able to communicate them to internal and external patrons.
  • All activities of the position performed in support of the Circulation Unit in consultation with and under the supervision of the Access Services Manager, Public Services Department.

Work Schedules:

  • 8:00AM-1:00PM Monday-Friday (one position)
  • 2:00PM-7:00PM Sunday-Thursday (one position)

Pay Rate:  $11.00 per hour, no benefits, no overtime.



Hispanic Heritage Month Begins September 15

September 15 –October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, why the mid-month dates? Read more about the unique date designation and the supporting federal government documentation here .  The month is meant to celebrate a deep and diverse community and there is continuing debate as to how to do so in an inclusive and constructive way.  The New York Times el space column discusses the divisive history of labeling and framing “Hispanic Heritage Month” and suggests ways to move forward

Throughout the month we will be highlighted resources and ideas both in and outside of our collections that highlight the depth and breadth that make up the Latinx community through art, music, science and more. To begin let’s look at a snapshot of the Latinx population in the United States today from NBC News.  In July, 2020, the Pew Research Center released some recent stats on the community.

Hispanics By the Numbers
Hispanics By the Numbers

Finally we’d like to suggest you take a deeper dive into the rich and varied contributions of Latinx Americans in this nation’s history by watching episodes of PBS’s The Latino Americans.  Available from Films on Demand.

Keep your eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter presence for more resources this month.