Frances Yates

Frances Yates

Oriented for Success

Oriented for Success

Nice to meet you!  Library staff is always happy to participate in the campus-wide orientations for new students. This year, our information table features a bean bag toss game to enhance students’ awareness of library resources and services. For example, do you know the names of our main e-book vendors?  How about what a Libguide is?  And perhaps most importantly, how can you ask us a question?  (If you’re stumped, check the answers at the bottom!) The freebies we give students — book bag, campus map, and bookmarks – are simple reminders to stop by in person or contact us virtually for any and all academic assistance. We don’t know all the answers…but we sure do know how to help … Continued
127 and counting…more IU East libguides to connect you with the info. you need!

127 and counting…more IU East libguides to connect you with the info. you need!

“Libguides” are information resource guides that bring together course or subject content in an organized, easy-to-access format.   The library faculty and staff at the IU East Campus Library are ready and eager to create libguides for any topic that will assist faculty and students access reliable and relevant information.  If you have questions or want to request a libguide for a course or subject, please contact Library Director Frances Yates fyates@iue.edu Our current list of guides (http://iue.libguides.com/index.php) represents a variety of courses offered at IU East. We also design guides to make it easy for locating specific resources.  For example: a handy guide to databases by subject http://iue.libguides.com/db-subjects how to access and use library e-books http://iue.libguides.com/ebooks international films available for … Continued
The Power of Reading

The Power of Reading

Libraries and literacy are a natural fit.  We have the staff that knows how to connect people with the reading resources they need.  Literacy is significant at all ages, but it is especially important for the young – if a child can’t read by the third grade, the likelihood of graduating from high school is significantly reduced.  And if they don’t graduate from high school, they won’t have the opportunity to read and succeed here at IU East. At the IU East Campus Library we believe it is important to reach out and mentor k-12 students to promote literacy and promote a mindset that college is a real possibility…IF they learn to read and if they develop the reading habit.  … Continued
Free, yes free…try it now!

Free, yes free…try it now!

If “free” seems too good to be true, ok, it’s only free for a limited time. But truly, “free trials” offered by publishers and vendors are a great opportunity to navigate through all sorts of interesting resources. And your Campus Library really does want your feedback to find out if these are potentially useful purchases.  E-resources librarian Sue McFadden has pulled together these free trials in a handy libguide: http://iue.libguides.com/trials Please peruse and let us know if any of these would help you with your research!
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