• BD Owens Library Virtual Tour 1.10.14

      Blevens, Cheryl (2014-01-14)
      The staff of Cunningham Memorial Library’s Public Services Department is currently engaged in exploring the implementation of a “combined services” model wherein the Reference “Ask” desk and the Circulation Desk would be combined into a single service point. A useful part of the investigative process is being able to consult with libraries who already employ this model. One such library is the B. D. Owens Library at Northwest Missouri State University. Two of the Reference Librarians toured this institute and prepared the following PowerPoint for sharing with their colleagues.
    • Books to add to your flag library

      McGiverin, Rolland (Indiana State University, 2014)
      Bibliography of digitized public domain sources related to flags.
    • Bowling Alone in the Library: Building Social Capital on Campus

      Frey, Susan; Codispoti, Margit (2010-05-22)
      In 2007 the authors read a paper at PCA/ACA exploring the library-as-place movement through the lens of sociologist Ray Oldenburg’s third-place concept, and posited that the academic library can be redefined as a third-place for the campus and surrounding communities. Related to the third-place concept is Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, written by Harvard Professor of Public Policy, Robert Putnam. In this work Putnam provides extensive and compelling statistical evidence supporting his claim that social capital is critical in enabling communities to work together to address shared and individual goals. Putnam demonstrates that communities with high social capital are better educated, healthier, vote more, are more altruistic, and more prosperous than those with weaker social networks. In this thought-piece the authors revisit Oldenburg’s third-place concept using Putnam’s construct to explore how the academic library can conceptualize a methodology of establishing social capital on campus to convincingly advocate for their library and compete for diminishing campus resources.
    • British Collection: Bibliography of Dictionaries and Lexicographic Tools

      McGiverin, Rolland (2020-09-01)
      Bibliography of Dictionaries and Lex9icographic Tools
    • Data Curation at Indiana State University: Investing in and Advancing the Future of Research

      Siddell, Kayla (2015-07-21)
      This presentation discusses the role of data curation at Indiana State University.
    • Digital Initiative Services and Sycamore Scholars

      Siddell, Kayla (2017-11-29)
      This presentation teaches about Digital Initiatives and Sycamore Scholars.
    • Digital Primary Resources for Women’s Studies Students, Scholars and Potential Contributors

      Miller, Marsha (2014-10-09)
      Marsha Miller, Librarian, Cunningham Memorial Library, will present some initial findings and thoughts about how women’s studies scholars and students are (or are not) taking advantage of digital archives, including two that are very close to home. Are digital repositories providing lesson plans and other educational resources to help teachers utilize their materials? What are librarians doing to link this all together?
    • Discovering buried treasure: Teaching strategies for the aging population

      Frey, Susan; Kerico, Juliet (2010-05-13)
      Traditionally community engagement for academic libraries translates as outreach to the academic community. But what are the possibilities when an academic library extends outreach to people not normally defined as university stakeholders? At Indiana State University (ISU), we learned that extending outreach to an untapped population can reap unexpected gains. For the past two years ISU instruction librarians have traveled to a local retirement community to teach computer skills as part of ISU’s Bites & Bytes Program. The initial goal of the program was to benefit the community-at-large by providing these adult learners with therapeutic activity and a social outlet. But we soon realized that these students did not behave like our pupils in the university community. We had to learn to teach to a new population of learners, and because of this our new students were teaching us as much – if not more – than we were teaching them. After networking with experts on campus who work with elders, we learned that our Bites & Bytes students were adopting learning behaviors typical of their age group – behaviors that we were unfamiliar with. So we began to learn, and in so doing we adopted teaching techniques that addressed their unique learning styles. We also began to incorporate some of these newly acquired techniques into our upper division library instruction classes. And realizing that this outreach program could offer our university students opportunity for growth, we then partnered with faculty to open up Bites & Bytes as a field site for students enrolled in a freshman social work course. In this presentation we will trace the evolution of a library community outreach initiative that grew to become part of the university curriculum, review pedagogical approaches that work with elder adult learners, and relate how some of these approaches can be employed to teach undergraduates.
    • English Newspapers at Indiana State University

      McGiverin, Rolland (2020-09-01)
      Bibliography of historic English newspapers at ISU.
    • An ethnography of student behavior in secluded and open spaces: Preliminary findings and implications for library space planning

      Bulick, Natalie; Frey, Susan
      From: Bulick, N. & Frey, S. (2019). An ethnography of student behavior in secluded and open spaces: Preliminary findings and implications for library space planning. In A. Katsirikou (Ed.), Book of abstracts: 11th Qualitative and quantitation methods in libraries QQML 2019 international conference (pp. 189-190). Maryville, Florence, Italy: International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology. file:///C:/Users/sfrey/Desktop/Book-of-Abstracts_Final_AfterConf_v1.pdf The design of physical space in academic libraries has become an increasingly important focus of concern in serving the diverse needs of contemporary student populations. Responding to trends that shift the focus of library space away from collections-centered to more user-centered design, many are exploring ways of creating a better library user experience. To achieve this aim, valuable research has been conducted by directly asking students to articulate their wants and needs via surveys, and in some cases, interviews. However, little research has been devoted to the systematic field observation of how students’ use library spaces. Even less of this research has synthesized data findings with robust theoretical frameworks. This poster details the preliminary findings of an ethnographic study at a four-year, public university. Researchers designed a protocol to observe students in freely available secluded and non-secluded library spaces to examine behavior, communication, and social interaction within the context of proxemics theory. The anthropological study of proxemics is useful in evaluating how people behave within immediate organizations of space, and has been successfully applied to the design of public and semi-public spaces. Attendees will learn of study findings, and how these data can be applied to practical applications such as furniture composition and layout, lighting, and general space planning. Also addressed are details of the next phase of this study. Keywords: Space/Buildings; Organizational Change; Proxemics
    • Flags of Africa

      McGiverin, Rolland (Indiana State University, 2016-10-01)
    • Flags of Asia

      McGiverin, Rolland (Indiana State University, 2017-05-02)
    • Flags of Europe

      McGiverin, Rolland (Indiana State University, 2016)
    • Flags of North America

      Rolland, McGiverin (Indiana State University, 2017)
    • Flags of Oceania

      McGiverin, Rolland (Indiana State University, 2016-01-01)
    • Flags of South America

      McGiverin, Rolland (Indiana State University, 2016)
    • The Food Pyramid: Mexicans, Agribusiness, Governments and Communities in the Midwest Migrant Stream

      Sutrina-Haney, Katie (Northern Illinois University, 2016-05)
      As recent scholarship and even popular works and documentaries demonstrate, the United States public is largely unaware how our food ends up on our table. While some popular works found in bookstores explore where our food comes from, these works rarely analyze the role of labor and specifically the system of the migrant farmworker stream. Workers in the field make possible the complex process from the growth of produce to the selling of food to consumers. By the 1960s, communities and states in the Midwest reacted to editorialized and documented condemnation of the living and working conditions of migrant farmworkers as seen in films like Harvest of Shame, as well as national concerns over the civil rights of minorities. In analyzing the migrant stream of the Midwest before the international and national changes of the North American Free Trade Agreement signed in 1993, this work expands upon a part of the migrant experience that is rarely detailed. While national factors influenced the structure of the migrant stream in the Midwest, this study argues that the crops, communities, and corporations of the Midwest migrant stream also played a distinctive role in the national story of the migrant stream. In analyzing the structure of power in the Midwest migrant stream through the roles of farmworker families, national and state governments, growers, farmworker unions, agribusinesses, and Catholic organizations, this dissertation enhances our understanding of the Midwest through the lens of gender, resistance, manipulation, agency, communities, and control. Specifically focusing on the Mexican migrant farmworkers who came primarily from Texas, Florida, and Mexico to the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Indiana as laborers during the 1960s to 1993, my dissertation explores the importance of gender, governments, agribusinesses, farmers, and migrants in shaping the Midwest migrant stream.