outreach

outreach

The Fight Against Fake News Begins with Me

The Fight Against Fake News Begins with Me

A first person account of the battle for accuracy from a rather unattractive couch I have tried very hard to be a Nerd of Trust. To me, accurate and timely information is a critical need for daily life function, and since 2016 I have worked tirelessly to promote good information literacy while combating fake news.  As someone who has built a reputation of trustworthiness among colleagues, family and friends through fact-checks, online posts about false information and a relentless attack on fake news stories, I’ve earned my Nerd of Trust credentials.  The COVID-19 pandemic was an ideal situation for fake news purveyors.  Through the rise of social media, many Americans have fallen prey to medically-oriented misinfodemics – floods of false … Continued
Awareness and Celebration of LGBTQ+ Community

Awareness and Celebration of LGBTQ+ Community

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is March 31st, 2020. It is a day to celebrate transgender people, their contributions to society, as well as raise awareness of the discrimination they face worldwide. The Indiana University East Campus Library is a dedicated Safe Space and our librarians and staff participate in regular training and professional development, such as Safe Zone, to better serve those members of the community who identify as LGBTQ+. This past month, IU East librarians Beth South and KT Lowe had the opportunity to attend the National Association of Social Workers 3rd Annual Conference on Serving Sexual & Gender Minority (GSM) populations. This conference was hosted by NASW’s Indiana Chapter Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  … Continued
Celebrate Creativity!

Celebrate Creativity!

In January, Family READ celebrates creativity. We Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! creativity through the arts and also with innovative thinking. READ is an initiative of the IU East Campus Library. We encourage families to read, explore, ask and discover together and we have curated a resource guide featuring recommended books and learning activities. The Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council provided funding support to purchase interesting and engaging non-fiction books for youth. Get your creativity flowing in 2020 …check out these ideas! https://iue.libguides.com/FamilyREAD/Creativity Books for Teaching Creativity https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/teaching-creativity.html 10 Picture Books that Demonstrate Creative and Innovative Thinking http://sites.gsu.edu/the-macie-program-blog/2016/11/15/10-picture-books-that-demonstrate-creative-innovative-thinking/ Inspire Creativity with Picture Books https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf-book-lists/inspire-creativity-with-these-great-picture-books Want to learn more about how to get involved in Family READ? Please contact IU East … Continued
It’s a R.E.A.D. Celebration: Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! about…..

It’s a R.E.A.D. Celebration: Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! about…..

As the IU East R.E.A.D. (Read. Explore. Ask. Discover!) program continues through November, we highlight awareness and advocacy for women in technology, Native Americans, and careers in science, technology, math, and art. We share inspiring stories in memoirs and explore a diversity of role models and mentors. An online resource guide includes book descriptions, learning links, and activity ideas. With generous funding support from the Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Circle we have been able to purchase non-fiction books for youth that introduce us to new people, places and ideas. We expand our knowledge and gain new perspectives as we enjoy reading and sharing so many interesting books. They flew too –  Women in aviation Do you know about the … Continued
Talking books

Talking books

Each of us has a book of stories of our own.  These stories, from travel and home to struggles and triumph, define us as individuals and as members of society, allowing room for fellowship, commonalities and inspiration.  On Thursday, November 7 at 2:00 PM, the IU East Campus Library will be hosting a Talking Books event, where members of the IU East and Richmond community will share aspects of their lives with others willing to listen. The Talking Books project is a rare opportunity for small group conversations about topics that many people are uncomfortable discussing.  Some of the stories to be shared involve survival, questioning faith, mental health challenges and immigration.  Yet they also include hope, reunion and a … Continued