JOB OPENING: Library Resource Sharing Associate & Copy Cataloger – Floater

Position closes June 14th so do not delay applying!  LINK

Library Resource Sharing Associate & Copy Cataloger – Assists in all phases of the Interlibrary Loan Unit and Special Collections. Includes

  • use of specialized software,
  • customer service, billing,
  • manual searches of the library collection, and
  • use of standard office equipment including scanners and fax machine.
  • Responsible for the appropriate sorting, distribution, and packaging of all Interlibrary Loan and Statewide Remote Circulation System incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Implements and maintains procedures and policies.
  • Ensures quality library services and resolves related problems.
  • Serves as the Resource Sharing Associate and Copy Cataloger and participates in the supervision of student assistants.

Participates in goal setting and planning objectives. Possesses good interpersonal skills, including tact, courtesy and civility in accordance with the Library’s mission, vision and values. Position requires a working knowledge of: ILLiad, Sierra, OCLC, ALA ILL Code, lending policies of other libraries, copyright laws, billing management software and Microsoft Office programs.

 

NEW Permanent Art Collection Curator: Ian Carey

Permanent Art Collection Curator: Ian Carey  accepted the position of the Permanent Art Curator with a start date of March 1

Most recently Ian has been Exhibitions Preparator, Chicago History Museum. He has degrees from Illinois State University {Master of Fine Arts}; School of the Art Institute of Chicago {BFA}; and the University of Illinois {B. Liberal Arts and Sciences in Anthropology and Political Science}. He has lectured at Humboldt State University, Illinois State University, and Illinois Wesleyan University {Bloomington}. His most recent solo exhibition: Jungle Gym, Greg Hardwick Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO.

First announced October, 2020

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.

>>>>Library: Updates & Information [COVID-19]<<<<

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ART AT ISU:

PAST ARTICLES RELATED TO THE PERMANENT ART COLLECTION

a few links to ART IN THE WABASH VALLEY

  • 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

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

Special Collections Highlights Debs Collection (September 28)

Special Collections staffer, Dennis Vetrovec, and visitor, Cathy McGuire

On Saturday September 28, the Debs Foundation sponsored numerous events leading up to the Debs Award Dinner. This included special Saturday access to Special Collections’ Debs Collection.  Special Collections staffer Dennis Vetrovec chose many unique items from the Collection to display and staffed the open hours from 1pm – 4pm. Based on the reaction of the many people who took advantage of this opportunity, he chose well. People from all around the U.S. (California, North Dakota, Illinois, etc.) spent time poring over materials that included:

  • Photographs
  • Editorial Cartoons
  • Records from the National Archives, including court cases
  • Postcards
  • Correspondence
  • Proceedings of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
  • Magazine of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (Debs was a contributor and editor)
  • Manuscript of BLF membership written by Debs in part
  • Journals contemporary with the creation of the Debs Foundation
  • Leftist newspapers like the Appeal to Reason and clippings

middle: Michelle Morahn, Kate Debs researcher and Debs Foundation Secretary

In addition, two cases focused on Seymour Stedman, Debs’ lawyer and running mate, and David Karsner, Debs’ contemporary biographer.

Debs Collection materials displayed in the Cordell Dictionary Room

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