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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2012 *Art Exhibits * Service Learning * Film * Poetry * Visiting Authors* National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in America each year, from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This observation also honors Mexico, Chile, and five Central American countries, who all celebrate their independence in September :Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Beginning in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, the observation was extended by Congress twenty years later to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15. Upon the approval of Public Law 100-402, National … Continued
What’s Your Financial I.Q.?

What’s Your Financial I.Q.?

As the Great Recession has shown, being financially literate is an important skill to help us create the lives we have always dreamed of.  How can we obtain the knowledge that will assist us in becoming financially independent?  Fortunately, the IU East Library can provide many useful resources.   How about a convenient e-book? We have Your Money and Your Life, Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook, Net Worth Workout : A Powerful Program for a Lifetime of Financial Fitness, Degunking Your Personal Finances, or even Personal Finance for Dummies. You can locate more e-books on the topic of finances in IUCAT by searching for words like “personal finance” (be sure to limit the location to “world wide … Continued
Get a Job!

Get a Job!

Are you one of the many seniors waiting with bated breath for May and graduation?  Have you begun to question what comes next?  Graduation is an exciting time, but it can also be nerve-wracking.  As you begin your search for the start of your career remember that as a member of our IU East community you have an abundance of resources available.  To help you in your search, we’ve created a Career Prep libguide.  Information on selecting a career, interviewing, resume building and position listings are all available here.  Perhaps you aren’t ready for the job hunt to start just yet.  If this is the case learn more about the process at the Basic Career Development libguide.  This libguide will … Continued
Coming Out!

Coming Out!

October 11 is National Coming Out Day.  This celebration was founded in 1988, just one year after the 1987 Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.  By marching on Washington the LGBT community and allies were hoping to establish the following:  legal recognition of gay and lesbian relationships; an increase in funding for AIDS research, education, and care; and an end to discrimination of people with HIV and AIDS, amongst many other agenda items.  All of October is observed as LGBT History Month, and starting October 17th the library will be recognizing this with a display on prominent LGBT literary figures like Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, and Maurice Sendak.    To help you explore the topic we … Continued
Historical Research Resources: real-time and real perspectives

Historical Research Resources: real-time and real perspectives

Suppose someone living in the year 2025, or even 2225, wants reliable information about what happened in 2011? Where would be the best place to get information (assuming by then all our brains aren’t pre-wired at birth to the Internet or whatever comes Next)? There are unique considerations when doing historical research, for whatever type of questions you seek to answer.  One facet of historical research is the need for primary sources – that is, things written and said by the people actually involved with those events.  Having access to primary documentation is of vital important to historical study.  Newspapers are also of great value, providing contemporary perspectives that can be critical to understanding the perceptions about events and people … Continued