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Let a Web 2.0 Tool increase your success in searching!

Let a Web 2.0 Tool increase your success in searching!

Have you heard of the Campus Library Toolbar? This exciting tool is incredible.  Want to go to Oncourse?  You’re there!  Need access to OneStart?  Click and select.  Does the schedule of classes get lost in the shuffle?  Just point and click!  Include the value-added links to Campus Library resources and services and you have a Web 2.0 Tool designed to enhance your IU East experience.  It is easy to use – no addresses to remember or bookmarks to find.   This toolbar installs in Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers and lets you find IU East related resources. Go quickly to Oncourse, OneStart, or the IU Knowledge Base. Obtain quick access to library articles, resources, and information.  Enter your search … Continued
Summer Read

Summer Read

Some years ago the library had a book in the Leisure section about Vikings, written by Don Coldsmith.  I had just finished a summer class “Heroes, Monsters and Crusaders” taught by Dr. Eleanor Turk.  One of the topics we talked about was Beowulf, who was a Viking.  This caught my interest and I wanted to read more about Vikings.  As it turned out Dr. Coldsmith’s book, “Runestone,” was so well written that I wanted to read more of his works.  He didn’t write anymore Viking stories but had written about 12 other books about the Indians of the Great Plains set between 1540-1700.  And IU Kokomo owned the books.  So I started borrowing them through interlibrary loan.  I showed the … Continued
What Are You Reading Now?

What Are You Reading Now?

I have to admit that I feel a little embarrassed to tell you what I’m reading.  I know that I should be focusing on “academic” tomes that would enrich my mind, soul and spirit.  But let’s be honest.  During the summer I want to read all the “guilty pleasure books” I can get my sweaty hands on.  My problem is that I rarely have time to just sit and read.  Since our kids are grown, I’m not sitting in the car waiting for their music lessons, ball games, dental appointments, etc. to end.  Those sure were the good old days!   Now, I’m listening to audio-books on my way to and from work.  That comes to about 1.5 hours every … Continued
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Recently, I’ve been re-reading some of my favorite author, Ira Levin’s, novels.  I just completed “A Kiss Before Dying” and found it every bit as satisfying a thriller as the first read-through.  Which got me thinking about what to read this summer. Summer is often a time of book lists and beach reading that we don’t have time for the rest of the year.  A good time to catch up on the things friends have recommended, things that sound good, or things we think we ought to read.  And a library is an excellent source for these books. A lot of times these are flash-in-the-pan books of no substance, which we forget about immediately.  But they don’t have to be.  … Continued
Meet Sara Wilhoite

Meet Sara Wilhoite

Hi, my name is Sara Wilhoite, and I will be working as an intern this summer at the IU East Campus Library. I will be helping with the First Year Orientation, First Year Seminar, library instruction, as well as other projects. Please stop by the library anytime, if you have any questions or just want to say “hello.” Also, do not hesitate to email me at skwilhoi@iupui.edu. I look forward to meeting many new people! I grew up in Connersville, Indiana, and then I went to the University of Evansville located in Evansville, Indiana, which is where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature with a minor in political science. I also played tennis while at the … Continued