• Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy to Elders

      Frey, Susan (2010-05-13)
      For the past three years instruction librarians at Indiana State University have taught information and computer literacy skills at a local retirement community as part of ISU’s Westminster Outreach Program. In teaching this population we soon realized that these learners did not behave like our university students and we had to adopt teaching techniques that addressed their unique learning styles. In this presentation we will review how we implemented and manage the program and examine teaching methods that work well with the elder, adult learner.
    • Reading Nature: The world of a Farmer

      Ehrat, Sarah; McEntire, Nan Dr
      Farming is quite possibly one of the oldest professions in the world.The ability to do all of this successfully and run a smoothly functioning farm is not something that everyone can do.It requires a knowledgeable,often peculiar group of people:the farmers themselves.
    • Rehabilitation or Retribution? Labeling Theory and the sex offender

      Beville, Brian
      Sex offenders have to register under sexual notifications laws that list their offenses online.Also,some sex offenders have had to go as far as placing signs in their front lawns,wearing global positioning system tracking devices,or have even had to displace to other living areas.
    • Reimagining Institutional repositories through Inclusiveness and Collaboration

      Siddell, Kayla; Sutrina-Haney, Katie (2015-07-21)
      This presentation discusses a strategy for a re imagining institutional repository by including the arts and expanding the scope by collaborating with underrepresented departments.
    • Reinventing Institutional Repositories with cross-campus collaboration

      Siddell, Kayla (2015-07-21)
      This presentation was presented at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians OVGTSL 2015 conferences hosted by ISU about collaboration in institutional repositories and including arts in the IR.
    • Research Data Management

      Siddell, Kayla (2015-07-21)
      This presentation discusses basic data management principles.
    • Reshaping Spaces and Rethinking Roles: Reference as Place

      Frey, Susan; Codispoti, Margit (2010-05-13)
      For the past two decades people have been responding to profound societal changes brought about by the increasing digitization of information and the ubiquity of the internet. Such change has affected libraries dramatically. Librarians have been so successful at extending information resources and services into the cyber-community that some administrators and policy-makers have begun questioning the need for maintaining the physical library. In response to this challenge a body of literature called the “library as place” has emerged in which the integrity of the library proper is examined and redefined. Mirroring this phenomenon, the traditional onsite reference desk is also being re-evaluated. Some believe that, in light of the recent growth of online reference service, the century-old reference desk is now redundant. Many librarians are redefining traditional reference spaces. For some, this has been a gradual process, in which the reference desk has mutated over time; for others, change has come swiftly and has meant a bold redesign of service. This presenation examines onsite reference service at two public, mid-western universities. At Indiana State University (ISU) the library adopted the “Borders bookstore” philosophy several years ago. Community programs such as lectures, meetings, and film series are conducted within the reference desk area. In the midst of such atypical surroundings the desk, and the role of the reference librarians, has developed —— retaining some traditional traits while adopting new characteristics. In contrast, at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), the change was more dramatic. The general reference desk was dismantled and librarians provide reference assistance on a scheduled appointment basis where uninterrupted one-on-one consultation takes place. But as in the ISU example, this reshaping of the physical environment heralded an alteration in the librarians’ role.
    • Restoring Information’s Body

      Hardin, Steve (2011-02-16)
      As plenary speaker for the ASIS&T 2010 Annual Meeting, Lucy Suchman based her presentation on a reference by author N. Katherine Hayles asserting that information has lost its body. Efforts to restore information’s body must recognize the references and context of the information to bring the information back to a point of meaning. In exploring the importance of context for meaningful information, Suchman drew comparisons to the human work behind information, the agent critical to initiate an action, the work meaningful through indirect interactions with an object at a distance. She made further parallels to conversations with a disembodied head, remote control warfare and robotic health care – all interactions with machines, but with humans as invisible agents. Communications research, Suchman indicated, must be mindful of the connection between information and its body in order to fully understand information content.
    • Sharing knowledge and expertise across departments: Creating a database to address KM (knowledge management) issues and concerns.

      Frey, Susan
      What do information professionals do when their clients cry, “We are wasting time and money tracking and re-tracking the same information!” At DePuy Orthopaedics we teamed up with colleagues from other departments to devise a knowledge-based solution to the problem. Over the years individual departments within the company attempted to manage their information needs by tracking the information themselves, many without the benefit of information technology or a standardized methodology. This created information isolation within each department. To remedy the situation the Clinical Research Department approached Technical & Business Information Services and asked if we would be willing to apply our expertise to help find a solution to this problem. This was an opportunity for the DePuy information professionals to contribute in the development of a key knowledge management project by collaborating with colleagues from other departments to devise a plan for locating the data and making it available to all employees on a web-based platform. Effective knowledge management builds not only on those with informational, behavioral, and technological expertise but also on people with valuable, often undocumented institutional knowledge. Because of this, interdepartmental teamwork is vital in developing and maintaining knowledge systems within an organization. This paper describes the Product Article Database Project to date and reviews aspects of what we learned of the information professional‟s role in the processing, preservation, and distillation of knowledge.
    • Singing and its effects on well-being

      Fishburn, Jason
      The purpose is to review the literature on the effects singing has on well-being.It also shows that singing has also been credited as having a positive effect on the treatment of neurological disorders.Group singing is a musical activity that has been used with marginalized populations and has a positive effect on inmate happiness and an improved quality of life with homeless men.
    • Social Media’s Effects on Voting

      Hemmen, Abbey
      Technology such as the internet become integral aspects of people’s lives; it is how they get news, stay in touch with friends, and entertain themselves. Social media is unarguably changing the way many Americans spend their time, but how is it affecting their voting behavior? My hypothesis is that the manner in which people spend time on social media sites will determine whether or not they are likely to vote. Those who are actively engaging in politics online will be more likely to vote than those who do not, regardless of the number of hours they spend on social media. All of the campaign advertisements in the world do not matter if someone is not paying attention to them. According to a small survey of Indiana State University students, this appears to be true. Students who spent more hours on social media were not more likely to vote, but those who reported observing higher levels of political content were.
    • Special Collections Resources and Services

      Siddell, Kayla; Sutrina-Haney, Katie (2015-04-27)
      This presentation details the resources and services available through the Special Collections department of Cunningham Memorial library at Indiana State University.
    • Spuds! Potatoes and change in the English Language.

      Steele, Hannah
      Languages are dynamic and fluid constructions.Their evolution cannot be stopped unless they die out at most merely slowed.By studying the evolution and adoption of potato-related terms in english,linguists can clearly see the active nature of language change through a variety of influences,the relation of the terminology to standardization,and a demonstration of the principle of linguistic relativity.
    • Swift changes

      Burris, Hannah
      Jonathan swift's most popular book gulliver's travels was rooted in high emotions and took a prodigious amount of work to tame and construct into a satire.
    • The Art School Baby

      Vancil, David E. (2011-08-30)
    • The Crayfish Snakes of North America

      Pruett, Jake A.
      One of the greatest feats of evolutionary innovation, the amniotic egg, allowed vertebrate organisms more freedom from the aquatic environment by being able to place their eggs on land. Amniotes became a diverse group occupying a myriad of habitats around the globe. Over time, there have been multiple independent invasions of aquatic systems by terrestrial amniotes from a variety of taxa. Reptiles (the historically recognized group) are a diverse group of organisms with aquatic representative taxa on every continent except Antarctica. Within reptiles, the ophidia (snakes) are found all across the globe and in most aquatic habitats. There have been multiple invasions of both freshwater and marine systems by snakes in several families, and members of the subfamily Natricinae are found in many freshwater systems in North America.
    • The Library As “Third Place” in Academe: Fulfilling a Need for Community in the Digital Age

      Codispoti, Margit; Frey, Susan (2010-05-13)
      Today’s highly technological society is causing people to lose their personal connections and sense of community. In his book The Great Good Place, sociologist Ray Ohlenburg identifies the need people have for a “third place” after home and work that provides for community interaction and socialization with others. In the academic community on college and university campuses, students, faculty and administrators are looking for a place on campus that provides a learning environment allowing a community of scholars to interact with one another. We contend that the library with its new mission as a center of learning and collaboration can truly become the heart of the campus or the third place within the university community. We will explore academic library services at two mid-sized publicly supported universities in Indiana, one a residential campus and one a commuter campus, to show how these two libraries are giving their own unique vision to a revised mission for libraries in the 21st century as a “third place” for students and scholars to meet, collaborate and socialize.
    • The Sacred Fire: Africanisms in "Negro Spirituals"

      Somers, Jacob
      The Africanisms controversy is an age-old debate on the cultural retentions of slaves in the New World. Initially, scholars used inadequate research methods and racist ideologies to justify that slave spirituals were "mere copies of European melodies." With the development of cultural anthropology, these perspectives developed into more well-founded arguments based on fieldwork and the theory of acculturation. After decades of discourse, scholars finally agreed that African American spirituals were grounded in African-derived musical practices shaped by the United States sociocultural experience. Although it took many years to come to the conclusion that spirituals were syncretic, I will argue that African cultural retentions were presented in the earliest writings by explorers in African and colonial figures who observed the religious and secular celebrations of slaves in the New World. By analyzing primary and secondary source readings on African cultural survivals in relation to the sacred music traditions of African American in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, I have shown the early evidence for African survivals previously overlooked by early scholars. Through an analysis of the qualitative, or non-analytical perspectives of the music and its place in culture, and quantitative, an analysis of an African American religious song, I demonstrate the clear and present evidence for African Survivals.