Frances Yates

Frances Yates

Read Across America

Read Across America

Union County youth enjoyed meeting Rufus March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. To commemorate Theodor Geisel’s talent and to promote reading, the Whitewater Valley chapter of the IU Alumni Association sponsors reading celebrations throughout the region. As coordinator for the event in Union County, I was fortunate to have wonderful assistance from many people affiliated with IU.  Rob Zinkan and Amanda Vance of IU East External Affairs arranged for Rufus to visit with the children at the event and provided IU goodies. Kyle Wright and Londa Brown of IU East Athletics brought many members of the Volleyball team, all of whom were enthusiastic volunteers. IU East students Brit Hudson and Megan Shepherd helped with crafts and photography.  IU alumni Shell … Continued
Say what?

Say what?

On Saturday, February 12, numerous students from regional counties competed and presented speeches in 14 different categories at an Indiana High School Forensic tournament.  The Library was a venue for Radio and Extemporaneous events and we enjoyed having these students and observing all the academic preparation that is involved.  The photo featured in this blog is Michael Lakes, of Connersville High School, who participated in the U.S. Extemporaneous event.   The IU East Campus library has several reliable resources available in an electronic format.  Here are links to some journals and databases that college students may find useful for research to prepare to write speeches, papers, or other projects. Also included are links to some e-books on the topics of … Continued
How do I love thee?

How do I love thee?

On February 14th the Campus Library will be the site of love poems read with passion and panache by students in Alyssa Clapp-Itnyre’s Victorian Literature course. Co-hosted by the Humanities Club and the Friends of the IU East Campus Library, this poetry reading event is sure to set your heart a flitter with enjoyment. Please join us (tba). Until then, you can enjoy these e-books about Victorian lives and literature: Great Victorian lives: an era in obituaries Sanders, Andrew, 1946- London : Times Books, 2007. Ghost-seers, detectives, and spiritualists: theories of vision in Victorian literature and science Smajic, Srdjan, 1974- New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010. Novel violence: a narratography of Victorian fiction Stewart, Garrett. Chicago ; London : … Continued
Libguides: reliable research resources ..Trust the Guide!

Libguides: reliable research resources ..Trust the Guide!

IU East Campus Library has reached the milestone of 100 published library guides!  Since September 2009 IU East has been a member of the “Libguides” Community, which includes 1,857 libraries worldwide, representing 28,000 librarians who have contributed almost 140,000 publicly searchable guides on topics ranging from Art to Zoology.  At IU East, our libguides are developed in partnership with faculty to provide a convenient and organized portal of reliable information resources focused on specific courses or general subject areas.  Examples are Cost Accounting, Methods of Experimental Psychology, Topics in History: Understanding Vietnam, and Professional Nursing Seminar. Libguides are an online tool for students and faculty to conveniently access reliable content for course assignments and research.  Libguides are transforming the collaborative … Continued
Best of….

Best of….

Of course this is the time of year when reflection is rampant and “best of…” lists beset us.  So why should the library be any different?  So here’s a smattering of selected websites popular with some IU East library staff.  Enjoy!  Lora uses the Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org/ as a reliable way to research a charity to see if it is legit and how they spend their monies.  For searching 20 different English versions of the Bible Lora recommends the BibleGateway.com http://www.biblegateway.com/ and for a gateway to local U.S. and international newspapers, she suggests NewsVoyager http://www.newspaperlinks.com/home.cfm  Several library staff count on Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/ and Truth or Fiction http://www.truthorfiction.com/ to verify urban legends and all those email scams before you forward to … Continued