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.

Opening June 15: Cunningham Memorial Library Building – Details

Library building re-opens 8am Monday June 15 !!

Summer hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm 

First-floor access only! Circulation Desk staff will handle your resource needs. Reference and Research help is available in-person and virtually. Use the Meet with a Librarian form at http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp  or via direct email http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp. Online course and research support continues (visit http://libguides.indstate.edu/ResearchAssistance), and Reference/Research Chat with library staff is available during all library open hours and is linked in Blackboard.

Tour of the First Floor under Covid-19 Guidelines

Welcome back !! We are requiring masks and social distancing!
Mask and social distancing. See Circ Desk for assistance
View Library guidelines and Special Collections procedures
Bring your ID; Visiting the FCTE?
Please note the social distancing spacing i.e. the tape lines on the floor
Swipe your own ISU ID for entry
Circulation Desk staff await you behind acrylics
Note social distancing tape on floor
Study Rooms are not available at this time
Drinking fountains are not available at this time
No access to other floors at this time
Staff only on other floors. Thanks for your cooperation!
Social distancing at computers: Macs

Social distancing while awaiting your turn at the student printers: note floor tape

Social distancing at computers: PCs
Please observe social distancing at computer workstations
Browsing tables, chairs, and couches are available. Please follow social distancing guidelines
Browsing CDs: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk for assistance
Browsing books and graphic novels: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
Feature Film DVDs: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
TV DVDs: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
Browsing Documentaries: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
Please Exit Using the South Door – past the restrooms
Please use the South Exit door

Virtual Student Poster Exhibit: African-American Women in Indiana History: Finding Their Voices

Dr. Kim Stanley, Assistant Professor, History: 

Spring 2020:  Black Women’s History {HIST 213}: In honor of Women’s History Month,  students embarked on locating the voices of African American women in Indiana’s history. The historical record is often silent or only provides fragments on the lives of black women.  Because of this, we often do not know their experiences—and, if we do, it is often through the voice of someone else. Using Indiana State University Library’s Special Collections, students were tasked with placing and centering the voices and lives of black women within the history of Indiana.

>>African-American Women: Indiana State University {Vigo County}
>>African-American Women: Boone and Putnam Counties
>>African-American Women: Cass County
>>African-American Women: Clark County
>>African-American Women: Delaware and Randolph Counties
>>African-American Women: Greene and Vigo Counties
>>African-American Women: Hamilton and Madison Counties
>>African-American Women: Hendricks and Morgan Counties
>>African-American Women: Howard and Miami Counties
>>African-American Women: Johnson and Marion Counties
>>African-American Women: Lake County
>>African-American Women: Marion and Rush Counties
>>African-American Women: Montgomery and Tippecanoe Counties
>>African-American Women: Orange and Washington Counties

Feb. 26: Photos from 35th Authors and Artists Recognition

Dean Robin Crumrin and audience before program begins
Provost Michael Licari

 

The library’s annual Authors and Artists program is the only campus event that honors the written or artistic material or performance of ISU’s faculty, staff and students. This year’s 35th annual event featured Indiana State University’s faculty and emeriti who published or created artistic works in 2019. Honorees are:

Two spousal writing pairs: William A. Dando and Caroline Z. Dando; Bradley V.Balch and Tonya C. Balch

William A. Dando and Caroline Z. Dando

Librarian Edith Campbell and Tonya Balch


Two theater faculty recognized for artistic accomplishments: Julie Dixon and Michael Jackson

Librarian Brian Bunnett and Julie Dixon
Michael Jackson

Other faculty: Namita Goswami; Timothy Hawkins; Mary Howard-Hamilton; Nathan Myers; Thomas W. Nesser; Yong Joon Park ; Thomas H. Sawyer; Qihao Weng

Librarian Marsha Miller and Namita Goswami
Mary Howard-Hamilton
Librarian Steve Hardin and Nathan Myers
Thomas Nesser
Yong Joon Park (Translator) and Marylin Leinenbach (Author)
Librarian Steve Hardin and Qihao Weng

The occasion also served as a place to recognize this year’s graduate and
undergraduate recipients of the Library’s Bakerman Research Award.

Visit http://libguides.indstate.edu/AnnualEvents/Bakerman more information.

The Bakerman Graduate winner is William Anastasiadis with his paper, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Preschool-Aged Children: A Critical Review from PSY-668: Advanced Psychopathology, nominated by Jennifer Schriver.

The Bakerman Undergraduate winner  is Abby Hemmen with her paper “Social Media’s Effect on Voting” from PSCI 340, Political Inquiry, nominated by Matthew Bergbower.

Bakerman Undergraduate Winner Abby Hemmen and Proud Parents

For more information on this and past programs, visit http://libguides.indstate.edu/AnnualEvents/AuthorsArtists