Frances Yates

Frances Yates

National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month

As 2010 quickly fades into memory and 2011 arrives, New Year’s Resolutions might be on your “to do” list.  If so, have you considered being a mentor? Did you know January is National Mentoring Month? (www.nationalmentoringmonth.org) And did you know that right here in Richmond, Indiana we need mentors for two very special programs? The Richmond Community Schools needs 16 mentors to build “a positive relationship with a caring adult” with 6th – 8th grade students in the Cruising Into Your Future and Early College programs. Cruising Into Your Future needs 10 mentors among 6 schools. Each mentor meets with a group of 4 students one day per week during a 30 minute lunch period.  You can choose the day of … Continued
Scholastic and AR

Scholastic and AR

Help the library earn FREE children’s books!   Now it’s easier than ever to find good books for the children in your life AND help expand the children’s book collection at the IU East campus library. Here’s how it works. Visit the Scholastic website www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and register for an account. When prompted, enter this code: H62HQ. There is no minimum order required and you will find a large selection of books to choose from. Each time you place an order online, the library earns FREE books! Contact Frances (fyates@iue.edu)  with any questions or just stop by the circulation desk. The first order deadline is September 28 and books can be picked up at the library when they arrive.  Thank you … Continued
Alumni Action

Alumni Action

Alumni are amazing. It’s a network of people across time and professions, but connected through a place that had an important impact on all our lives. Being an IU alumna twice-over (School of Library and Information Science 1981, 1991) I was especially gratified to attain a library position at IU East in 2009. I soon got involved with the Eastern Chapter of the IU Alumni Association and due to our common IU experience, immediately felt comfortable with the members. As the IU East Campus Library embarked on a journey to develop an informal instruction room (dubbed “The Library Living Room”) I naturally chatted about it at alumni meetings. I was confident others would care about positive changes and innovative instruction as much … Continued
Mandi Moning joins campus library staff

Mandi Moning joins campus library staff

Please join me in welcoming Mandi Moning to our campus library staff. She begins her position as Coordinator of User Services and Library Operations on August 16.  Mandi earned her BA in history at Miami University (OH) and a dual Masters in Library Science and History at State University of New York at Albany in 2009. Her job duties will include circulation, statistics, and archives, with a focus on total customer service. Mandi has worked in circulation, reference services and archives at libraries in Ohio and NY.  Most recently she worked at the Schenectady County Historical Society and the Bethlehem Public Library. She has served as President of the Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists and she researched, … Continued
Simply reading…

Simply reading…

“Thank you for letting us use the library…I had a fun time because I love reading…Your books are cool…I read some books that I have never read…I learned some new words…I love going to the library…I love reading…My favorite book was Let’s Do Nothing. I also liked Freckle Juice. My favorite author is Judy Blume. I got Wizard of Oz and Planet Earth. It was a fun time…We had a good time at the library…When I go to IU East I will go to the library every day.” The content of thank you notes from young students reinforced what library staff intuitively know – reading is good. For two weeks in July the IU East Campus library was a daily … Continued