Frances Yates

Frances Yates

Awareness and Action for Social Justice

Awareness and Action for Social Justice

Social justice is a concept of fairness between the individual and society. It can be explicit or implicit. It includes issues of economics (e.g., distribution of wealth), health (e.g., availability of affordable health care), educational opportunities, gender equality, freedom from persecution based on sexual orientation, and more. One may ask, “Well, what can I do to help alleviate social injustice? I’m only one person.” There are many individuals who have had positive impacts for societal change; perhaps some of them can be inspirational for one to take action in one’s own way. The library has a number of biography tools for you to use, such as Biography in Context, which offers biographical materials and essays on activists ranging from early … Continued
All are welcome here

All are welcome here

“Indiana University East is an inclusive and welcoming campus that recognizes, celebrates and embraces differences and commonalities.” This first sentence from the Indiana University East Diversity Mission Statement is a guiding principle for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Appointed by IU East Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe, members of the DI Committee can provide program support, facilitate program planning, and promote opportunities for diversity education of students, faculty, and staff. There are a variety of curricular and co-curricular happenings on campus throughout the Spring semester. The Diversity and Inclusion resource guide highlights events ranging from cultural food days and Black History month films, to several LGBTQ programs and an Appalachian poet and woodworker.  Meetings of the DI Committee are open and we … Continued
Your knowledge routine for 2019

Your knowledge routine for 2019

As tempting as it may be to “just google it” your Campus Library offers a vast array of reliable resources, and qualified human support, to help you be successful in your academic endeavors. No matter how long you have been a student, there is always new content and resources to discover. You can enhance your knowledge routine in 2019 by visiting the Library, in person or online! In person, we are here for you with assistance to find books, articles and more – just connect with Matt, KT, Beth or Frances. The Library also houses the Center for Service-Learning, so if you’re interested in serving our community, Ann is the person to see. Online, we offer virtual reference service…simply click … Continued
Secure changes and variety highlights

Secure changes and variety highlights

As databases move to better security, URLs change. That is all done behind-the-scenes, thanks to the Library Electronics Resources Acquisitions team at IU Bloomington Libraries, and Beth South, our campus coordinator of technical services. It’s seamless for the user, but we wanted to take this opportunity to share highlights of the variety and scope of newly-secured databases. Something for everyone! And if you need assistance, just Ask Us! iueref@iue.edu Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1 and Part 2 With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present … Continued
Jenny Hoops and Women of Valor

Jenny Hoops and Women of Valor

This fall, IU Bloomington MLS student Jenny Hoops is developing digital timelines for the IU East Campus Library Women of Valor: Interfaith Actions for Social Justice LibGuide, in collaboration with library director Frances Yates. Jenny will be utilizing Knightlab software to develop digital scholarship for many of the women featured in Women of Valor, with emphasis on their contributions to social justice. She also plans to add additional content to the guide, particularly in her area of focus: women’s lives and experiences after World War II. (Image via Knightlab)   The first few timelines have been published on the Women of Valor website. The first timeline tells the story of Sojourner Truth, a famous abolitionist and women’s rights activist known … Continued