“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” -Cornelia Funke You’ve likely heard such eating puns as “devour a good book” or “take a bite out of learning.” Well, the Library Club at IU East is making this a reality! Come join us for the 2011 Edible Book Festival on Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Hayes Hall. Now you may be wondering exactly what this edible book festival is. Ours is a version of a national event that was created in 2000 by Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron who were known for “eating their words.” The Library Club Edible Book Fest gives you the freedom to choose whatever unique literature … Continued
Last year I had the opportunity to see the Late Show with David Letterman. He’s a Hoosier ya know (http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/about/famous.aspx). We were instructed to clap when the APPLAUSE sign lit up, act like he was the funniest person we’d ever met, and be quiet at all other times, including: don’t leave your seat, don’t shout out, and don’t chew gum. So you see, after doing my primary research I’m now qualified to present to you my own version of the Top Ten List (so this is what would be called a “secondary source,” right? Right!). Feel free to clap, or boo, to leave your seat, shout out, or chew gum! I can’t see you from here.
In case you didn’t notice, it SNOWED last week! This also means we’re entering cold and flu season; and it means you’re likely going to be “Google-ing” your symptoms. Don’t try to deny it! I recently took an online course from the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) on Health Information Literacy; which means understanding where to find good health information and how to evaluate it once you’ve located it. In addition to the excellent health related databases mentioned in last week’s blog, if you decide to search the web for information here are a few RUSA recommends: HealthfinderDeveloped by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 … Continued
Did you know? the Indiana University East Archives houses the student newspapers all the way back to the 1970s the Archives contains oral histories documenting a variety of local history topics, including Starr Gennett the Archives has thousands of photographs of IU East from its beginnings in 1971and they are accessible online: www.flickr.com/iuelibrary the physical Archives is located at the Campus Library in Hayes room 101 As the library’s archivist my goal is to increase awareness of and accessibility to the IU East Archives. At a recent workshop hosted by the Society of Indiana Archivists we discussed strategies for organizing collections more with finding. “Finding Aids” describe a collection, including its content, the timeframe covered within the collection, and … Continued
Don’t cry about it, the library has a spooktacular event for those who dare to be scared! On Monday October 31st from 3:30-4:30 the IU East Humanities Club, Writers’ Club, and Friends of the Library will present readings of Halloween Poems & Ghost Stories in the library lobby. You can bring your own reading or choose one from our booooo-k cart. We’ll also be serving up treats and an eerie green punch, so good it glows! Want to do a very scary reading for your own Halloween party? Here’s how to find a good book: In IUCAT enter your search term in the “keywords anywhere” box, like: ghost stories horror tales Halloween witches supernatural You can also limit the “location” … Continued