Library Creates Thanksgiving Baskets for Foster Grandparents

Once again CML received a request for donations to the Thanksgiving Food Basket program for the Senior Programs Office of Western Indiana Community Action Agency. 

The Thanksgiving baskets will be given to the Foster Grandparent volunteers who otherwise might not have a Thanksgiving meal.

 “The Foster Grandparent Program involves seniors age 55 or older volunteering at daycares and elementary schools in the Terre Haute community where they are able to provide a positive influence with our local children.  They are role models and support to children who need them.  They directly help more than 300 children annually by tutoring them in reading and math, assisting them to develop improved learning skills, befriending and mentoring them.” 

 “Our volunteers serve between 12 – 40 hours per week and are beneath 200% of the poverty level.” (from the donation letter).

Dara Middleton, Library Events Coordinator, took over the coordination of the project from our dear colleague, Ginger Garvey, who died unexpectedly last December, and who was involved in this and numerous other charitable events on behalf of the library.

Library staff were asked to contribute money and/or to donate numerous Thanksgiving-suitable staples, including rolls / bread; potatoes (5 lb. bag); boxed dressing; green beans; corn; peas; cranberry sauce (canned); gravy packets (turkey); jello cheesecake; carrots; rice; mac & cheese; dry noodles; and  chicken broth. In slightly less than 3 weeks from the invitation, we collected enough to assemble 8 baskets.

Dara arranged for the purchase of 8 12-lb. turkeys from Baesler’s Market, bought 8 laundry baskets, assembled and delivered the baskets to WICCA on December 15.

Two boxes with 4 turkeys each [approx. 12 lbs. each]. Dara Middleton, Library Events Coordinator filled up her car and managed to only make 1 trip to deliver!

If you’re interested in donating to this agency, click on this link.

Library Staff: 2019 Service Awards Recognize 9 Library Personnel

President Curtis will honor nine library employees for milestone years of service to the University at a special brunch on October 17!  Be sure to congratulate them for this recognition of their hard work and dedication.






Andrew Swearingen Technical Services [Acquisitions] 5   
Charles Parker Public Services [Course Reserves] 5   
Katie Sutrina-Haney Special Collections [University Archives] 5   
Rhonda Beecroft Systems [PC Support Specialist] 10   
Alisha Moorhead Administration [Budget Specialist] 10   
Erin Harmon Administration [Public Relations] 15   
Holli Moseman Technical Services [Interlibrary Loan] 15   
Katherine Black Public Services  [Circulation] 15   
Christi Burt Administration [Administrative Assistant] 25  



Another Summertime Library Staff and Retiree Luncheon

On Wednesday, August 7, Library staff and retirees were treated to a buffet luncheon in the Library Events Area.

(1) David Vancil (retiree, Special Collections); Wilma Turetzky (retiree, Reference)
(2) In view: several  library student assistants, Christi Burt (Admin), Sheila Gregg (Technical Services/Government Documents)
(3) David Vancil (retiree, Special Collections); Jenny Martin (retiree spouse); Gene Norman (retiree, Reference); Mary Ann Phillips (Technical Services)
(4) In view: Nancy Watkins (retiree, Interlibrary Loan, previously Library Instruction & Orientation); Penny Kyker (Government Documents); Wilma Turetzky (retiree, Reference): Lorene Modesitt (Technical Services)
(5) Anna Miller (Systems); Andrew Swearingen (Acquisitions), Adam Bahus (student assistant); Rolland McGiverin (Research & Instruction); Valentine Muyumba (Technical Services)
(6) Shelley Arvin (Research & Instruction); David Del Colletti (spouse of our most recent retiree, Barb Austin – Public Services); Christi Burt (Admin); Deb Taylor (Technical Services)
(7) Front table: Deb Considine (Technical Services); student assistant; Sheila Gregg (Tech Services/Gov Docs); 3 student assistants. At the far table you can glimpse: Cheryl Blevens (Research & Instruction); Kathy Gaul (retiree, Reference); Susan Frey (Systems/Scholarly Communication); and our soon-to-be retiree, Cinda May (Special Collections)
(8) Kathy Gaul (retiree, Reference); Susan Frey (Technical Services/Scholarly Communication); Cinda May (soon to retire from Special Collections): Cheryl Blevens (Research & Instruction)
(9) Tim Crumrin (Dean’s spouse & historian); Katherine Black (Circulation); Cheyenne Bealmear (student assistant); Rhonda Beecroft (Systems)
(10) At front table: David Vancil (retiree, Special Collections); Dara Middleton (Library Events Coordinator); Jenny Martin (spouse of Ron Martin, retiree, Associate Dean); Gene Norman (retiree, Reference); Dean Robin Crumrin; Mary Ann Phillips (retiree, Technical Services)
(11) Erin Harmon (Public Relations/Admin); Holli Moseman (Interlibrary Loan); Abby Wright (Systems); Ali Moorhead (Admin); Melissa Gustafson (Systems)
(12) Brylynn Ellis (Circulation); Beverly Grubb (Admin); Steve Hardin (Research & Instruction)
(13) Front table: Nancy Watkins (retiree, Interlibrary Loan; Library Instruction & Orientation); Penny Kyker (retiree, Government Documents); Ken Turetzky, son of retiree Wilma Turetzky, Reference); Lorene Modesitt (retiree, Technical Services); Brian Bunnett (Public Services)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: APPLY FOR Art Collection Assistant through July 19

The deadline to apply for the library’s part time, no benefits staff position in the Permanent Art Collection is extended the ISU hiring site. The position title is Art Collection Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits. The applicant selected will work directly with Jocelyn Krueger, Curator of the Permanent Art Collection. Electronic applications now accepted through July 19, 2019.


Open Temporary Part-time Staff Position in the Library: Art Collection Assistant

The library posted a part time, no benefits staff position to the ISU hiring site, working with Jocelyn Krueger in the Permanent Art Collection. The position title is Art Collection Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits. The posting is active and electronic applications will be accepted until July 5, 2019.

Position description excerpts:

Work 28 hours weekly, between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

The Permanent Art Collection (PAC) Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance and display of the artwork around campus. They will install and de-install artwork in campus buildings and the public artwork on campus grounds. They will use professional art handling procedures to move, inventory, audit, conserve, clean, exhibit, frame, document, and other actives involving artwork and artwork storage areas. They will help to maintain inventory, condition, and loan reports. They will assist various campus employees, researchers, and vendors access the art collection while maintaining its safety and security, ensuring its accessibility into the future. They will perform these duties in assistance to the Curator and be solely responsible in their performance in the curator’s absence.

For a complete position description, including qualifications, see

Qualified individuals may apply for this position by submitting an online application, cover letter and reference contact information.