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  or via direct email Online course and research support continues (visit, 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

Librarians Participate in ISU “Learning Connections Summit”

October 21 – 25

The first ISU Learning Connections Summit, a 5-day event scheduled in Dede I and various locations in HMSU, is organized by the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Assessment and Accreditation. Programming  targets teaching, assessing, and learning on our campus. Library faculty will participate in several different types of activities. Poster session presentations, traditional lectures and moderation of a panel discussion are among the areas.


Monday, October 22, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Dede I, Poster Presentations:

>> “First Generation Students: 5 Things to Know,” Karen Evans
 >>”Assessment of Senior Student Works Using the AAC&U VALUE Rubric for Information Literacy,” Shelley Arvin, Cheryl Blevens, Brian Bunnett, Steve Hardin, Rolland McGiverin, & Marsha Miller
>> “Open Educational Resources: The ISU Textbook Affordability Initiative & Student Success,” Susan Frey & Melissa Gustafson

On Tuesday, Shelley Arvin moderates a Panel Talk:

2:00pm-3:30pm, HMSU 321, Excellence in Assessment:

“Assessment that Works: Faculty-Driven Advice for Making Program Assessment Matter to You.” Panelists: Carrie Ball, Nicole Heck, Nathan Myers, Dan Clark, & Randy Peters

On Wednesday, one librarian and our friends from the Mentoring Center {new; located on 2nd floor of Library} participate in lecture sessions:

9:00am-10:00am, Traditional Lecture Session Rotation – HMSU 227 – “Got Your Six: Academic Support for Veterans,” Karen Evans

 10:00am-11:00am Traditional Lecture Session Rotation – HMSU 316 – “Perceptions of Mentoring Across Campus,” Bailey Bridgewater, Aaron Slocum, Shay Phillips, & Britany Dean

On Friday, October 25, 2:00 – 3:30 in Dede I, a team of librarians will join other teams to present their recommendations for the Case Study. Brian Bunnett, Shelley Arvin, Cheryl Blevens, and Marsha Miller, all from Research and Instruction, will participate. Faculty-led teams from each college and the library present their solutions to a teaching case study challenge. A panel of expert judges and an audience vote will determine which team takes home the honor of first-ever Case Study Champion and the traveling trophy. Come watch the competition and cast your vote! 

Nov. 7 in the FCTE: student success scholar to speak

11am in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Mary Murphy from the Indiana University department of psychological and brain sciences, will return to ISU to present her latest research with strong student success implications for an event sponsored by the Office of Student Success and the ISU Student Success Council.

The talk focuses on What We Say Matters: New Research on How Student Performance Feedback Can Impact Their Future Effort.

Murphy is the principal investigator, Mind and Identity in Context Lab, and an external consultant for the ISU First-in-the-World Grant.

Murphy’s research is on how student feedback on assignments impacts their future effort and performance. She and her team developed and field tested a feedback intervention that shows promise for stimulating students to greater effort, rather than what sometimes happens, self-doubt about their capability to master content and for some, dropping a class or underperforming in the course.

Murphy will also discuss preliminary results from a similar study focused on students who are placed on academic probation and ways in which changes to probation letter wording and/or similar communication can be used to trigger higher performance and greater positive outcomes.

Librarian to Assist Creating Multicultural Curriculum Learning Community

Colleen Haas, a full-time instructor of African and African American Studies, has been chosen as a Faculty Fellow in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence to develop and implement a Multicultural Curriculum Learning Community at Indiana State.

The Multicultural Curriculum Learning Community will offer the opportunity for faculty to transform existing courses or develop new course content relative to diversity, inclusiveness and global societal perspectives gained from the sessions provided. An announcement calling for participants will be coming soon.

Haas received her bachelor’s degree from The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1983. She earned her master’s (2005) degree and doctorate (2010) in ethnomusicology from Indiana University. Haas spent 12 months researching in Brazil as a Fulbright scholar in 2006. She joined the Indiana State faculty in 2011. Last week, Haas was recognized with the Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Award during Indiana State University’s Faculty Recognition Banquet.

Edith Campbell, an assistant reference and instruction librarian at Cunningham Memorial Library, will assist with the initiative. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and master’s degree from Indiana University. She will serve the initiative as a faculty affiliate via the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence.

Colleen brings an impressive depth of knowledge, experiences, and passion to this initiative,” said Beth Whitaker, director of the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence. “I am confident that her informed background and collaborative spirit will allow her to lead the new learning community in a highly productive fashion. Edi also comes to this initiative with expertise and energy. She will be assisting in research efforts and program coordination. Under the guidance of these two individuals, I am certain this learning community will afford participants a rewarding opportunity to grow and learn together as they explore the diverse aspects of multicultural curriculum.”


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)