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Assistant Dean of Libraries for Assessment and Development Katherine
Terpis presented a pre-conference session on “Strategies for
Collaboration” at the 2015 conference for the Academic Library
Advancement and Development Network in San Diego, California. IUP Libraries
Posted on 4/27/2015 8:57:35 AM
What can IUP students accomplish? IUP Libraries believe that the sky is the limit, and the possibilities are unlimited. What are some of these possibilities, and how does the library support student success? We asked students to answer these questions in the form of a poster and enter their work into a National Libr
Posted on 4/20/2015 12:02:43 PM
We are delighted to announce that on Monday, February 23, 2015, Maria Barefoot joined the IUP Libraries faculty as information literacy librarian and library instruction coordinator. Barefoot will lead our information literacy efforts, promoting information literacy instruction and the value of library research skills
Posted on 2/23/2015 2:25:44 PM
IUP faculty members Kelly Heider and Mary Jalongo collaborated to edit Young Children and Families in the Information Age: Applications of Technology in Early Childhood . Heider is a professor in the library, and Jalongo is a professor in the Department of Professional Studies in Education.
Young Children and
Posted on 1/24/2015 1:36:48 PM
A National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to the University Museum and the IUP
Special Collections and University Archives will be used to assess the
preservation needs of the Wilbur Coffman Photograph Collection and to
offer a workshop on the care of photographic collections. As part of
Posted on 5/29/2014 11:48:33 AM
Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, presented a paper entitled “Finnish American Composer Martti Nisonen and World War II” at the national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, part of the Yale Conference on Baltic and Scandinavian Studies at Yale University on March 13, 2014. Nisonen was inv
Posted on 3/24/2014 2:26:23 PM
We are happy to announce the winners of the prize drawings from last month’s Library Expo! Prize Vendor/Sponsor Winner $25 Amazon Gift Card EBSCO Tewero Te
Posted on 3/13/2014 12:05:11 PM
This week, the IUP Libraries Special Collections and University Archives received a new donation of tremendous research potential, a Civil War pardon signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The 1865 pardon is part of Dr. Earl Hunt’s Abraham Lincoln Collection (Manuscript Group 136), which includes research, publicatio
Posted on 3/5/2014 8:23:21 AM
At noon on Wednesday, February 5 , IUP Libraries will host a sneak preview mini-performance and
Q&A with blues artist Corey Harris. The event will take place in Stapleton
Library, in the alcove across from Java City.
Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and
band leader who has carved
Posted on 1/28/2014 12:54:55 PM
Over 100 students completed the library scavenger hunt throughout
September and received a free t-shirt and entry to win an iPad Mini. On
Tuesday, September 30 , Anna Yusimova’s name was selected to win the iPad Mini from all
Anna is a Nutrition major and found the scavenger hunt
helpful in le
Posted on 10/4/2013 10:22:16 AM
IUP Librarian Ron Hamilton helped crack the mystery of Chris
McCandless’s death. McCandless was the subject of Jon Krakauer’s
best-selling book Into the Wild, later made into an award-winning
film directed by Sean Penn. Controversy surrounds the death, which some
view as the result of arrogance and stupidity, others as the result of
Posted on 9/20/2013 6:45:15 AM
Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, presented a paper entitled “Wilho Saari: Finnish American Kantele Master” at the seventh International Baltic Psaltery Symposium in Viljandi, Estonia, on March 24, 2013.
The Baltic psaltery, a type of zither, is the national instrument of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland.
Posted on 5/6/2013 10:49:19 AM
The IUP Libraries would like to congratulate the winners of the “#itsatIUPLibraries” National Library Week video contest ! We had many excellent entries, and we would like to thank everyone who submitted a video.
This year’s winners are:
First Place : Gretchen Nisbet
Second Place : Anthony Bonelli, Alex
Posted on 4/25/2013 12:09:16 PM
Faculty librarians Kelly Heider, Sandra Janicki, Joann Janosko, Blaine Knupp, and Carl Rahkonen published an article in Library Philosophy and Practice entitled “ Faculty Perceptions of the Value of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study .”
This article details the findings of a year-long study at IUP Libraries
Posted on 4/15/2013 3:41:02 PM
The IUP Libraries Breakfast and a Book speaker series will feature two faculty authors, Sally Lipsky and Arden Hamer, from the Department of Developmental Studies this month.
Posted on 4/8/2013 1:48:58 PM
Kelly Heider published an article in the December 2012 issue of Early Childhood Education Journal entitled “Identifying Resources that Support Research and Publication in the Field of Early Childhood Education: Advice from an Education Librarian.”
This article serves as a comprehensive resource for early childhoo
Posted on 11/26/2012 11:58:33 AM
Carl Rahkonen , music librarian, presented a paper on “The Vernacular Tune Book Collection of Samuel P. Bayard” at the Atlantic Chapter meeting of the Music Library Association at Princeton University on October 20, 2012.
Staring in the 1920s, Samuel P. Bayard, a former professor at Penn State University, began ac
Posted on 11/2/2012 1:55:30 PM
Kelly Heider, education librarian, presented “Best Practices for Embedding Librarians in Online Courses” at the E-Learn 2012 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education in Montreal, Quebec, on October 11, 2012.
This presentation focused on the role of an embedded libr
Posted on 10/16/2012 1:54:17 PM
IUP faculty librarian Dan Shively will present the final installment in his six-week lecture and discussion series on the great books of the Western World with a discussion entitled “Human Greatness, The Hero: Thucydides, Tolstoy, and Others.”
The lecture will take place at the Indiana Free Library on Monday, Octob
Posted on 10/9/2012 7:21:58 PM
Dan Shively, one of the IUP Libraries ’ faculty librarians, will continue his six-week lecture and discussion series on the great books of the Western World at the Indiana Free Library on Monday, September 24, 2012, from 7:30–8:45 p.m.
The topic for this session is “Freedom of Thought and Expression: Milton, Jef
Posted on 9/24/2012 1:30:20 PM
Dan Shively, one of IUP’s faculty librarians, will continue his six-week lecture and discussion series on the great books of the Western World at the Indiana Free Library on Monday, September 17, 2012, from 7:30–8:45 p.m.
The topic for this session is “Justice and Injustice: Plato, Swift, and More.” All are welco
Posted on 9/13/2012 2:45:37 PM
In conjunction with the celebration of National Library Week 2012, the IUP Libraries held a drawing for a digital camera. The winner was Amelia Crocker, a senior Biology Education major from Pittsburgh.
Entries were placed on a fish bowl in front of the READ poster display window on the first floor of Stapleton L
Posted on 4/26/2012 9:51:39 AM
Kelly Heider, education librarian, will be honored by the Department of Professional Studies in Education with the Lloyd W. Briscoe Award for Outstanding Service to Students at the PSE department graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
The ceremony will be held in Zink Hall, Gym A at 10:00 a.m.
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“Step-by-Step Academic Library Assessment” was presented by Kelly Heider, education librarian; Portia Diaz, distance education librarian; Sandy Janicki, reference librarian; and Blaine Knupp, public services librarian, at the annual meeting of the State System of Higher Education Library Consortium on March 27, 2012,
Posted on 3/30/2012 2:34:41 PM
Daniel Shively, a faculty member in the IUP Libraries , wrote an op-ed article on student empowerment and philanthropy that was published in the Indiana Gazette on January 20, 2012, page 6.
Shively notes that although college and university students do a great deal to improve conditions in society, in some ways
Posted on 1/20/2012 3:34:37 PM
On Thursday, October 27, 2011, IUP Libraries will feature Dr. Chris Janicak, professor in the Department of Safety Sciences , who will speak about his new book, Safety Metrics: Tools and Techniques for Measuring Safety Performance , as part of the Breakfast-and-a-Book series.
His presentation will begin at 10:0
Posted on 10/18/2011 2:11:14 PM
On Sunday, October 2, 2011, Dr. Kelly Heider, education librarian at the IUP Libraries , presented a workshop at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s annual conference titled “Service Learning at the University Library.”
This year’s conference was held at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel in State Coll
Posted on 10/3/2011 11:16:04 AM
At noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, the IUP Libraries will host award-winning Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers for a special event in advance of her December Irish Christmas concert .
Ms. Ivers will be hosted by Dean of Libraries Luis Gonzalez and Music Librarian Carl Rahkonen. She will perform several traditional
Posted on 9/29/2011 10:56:14 AM
On Thursday, September 29, 2011, IUP Libraries will feature Dr. DeAnna Laverick, assistant professor in the Department of Professional Studies in Education , who will speak about her new book, Transitions to Early Care and Education: International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children , as part o
Posted on 9/15/2011 11:09:52 AM
This National Library Week, IUP Libraries invited students to do a film to let us know what they think about the library. Thanks for entering! Here are the winners:
Once upon a Library . . . By Jessica Moretti, Nicole Bolden, Emily Kustanbauter
Like a Good Tutor, the Library’s
Posted on 4/27/2011 9:48:52 AM
On March 8, 2011, Dr. Kelly Heider ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), education librarian, presented “Who Says Library Instruction Can't Be Fun? Using Games to Engage and Motivate Students” at the twenty-second Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) international conference in Nashville, Tenn.
The SITE c
Posted on 3/15/2011 10:59:47 AM
On Thursday, February 24, 2011, IUP Libraries will feature Harrison Wick, Special Collections librarian and university archivist, who will speak about his new book, Luzerne County .
His presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Stabley Library, Room 210. All audience members will be treated to a continental break
Posted on 2/10/2011 11:23:41 AM
IUP Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist Harrison Wick has published his third book about Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Wick has also published Pennsylvania’s Back Mountain and Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys through Arcadia Publishing. His latest book, Luzerne County , will be available on
Posted on 12/23/2010 2:21:13 PM
Professor Portia Diaz was nominated by a graduating IUP student to receive a special award for having a “significant impact” on the student reaching this milestone achievement in his/her life.
Diaz received her award on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at the AACC annual Fall Pre-Commencement Reception and Awards Progr
Posted on 12/16/2010 11:55:36 AM
Carl Rahkonen, music librarian and professor at IUP, has been named the Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year for 2011.
The Lecturer of the Year (LOY) is a national program of the Finlandia Foundation National begun in 2006. Its aim is to help U.S. audiences better understand Finland and the Finnish-America
Posted on 11/29/2010 1:36:15 PM
On Thursday, November 11, 2010, IUP Libraries will feature Dr. Robert Mutchnick, Dr. Randy Martin, and Dr. Tim Austin speaking about their new book, Criminological Thought: Pioneers Past and Present .
Their presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Stabley Library, Room 210. All audience members will be treated to
Posted on 11/4/2010 12:18:21 PM
On October 20, 2010, Dr. Kelly Heider, IUP Libraries education librarian and associate professor, presented a full paper entitled “Information Literacy Instruction in the Graduate Classroom: Perceptions of Students Enrolled in a Masters in Education Program” at the E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning in Corpora
Posted on 10/27/2010 11:24:39 AM
Dr. Carl Rahkonen , music librarian, presented the keynote address on “Ethnic Music in Pennsylvania” at the twentieth annual Conference on the History of Northeastern Pennsylvania on October 1, 2010, at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke.
Dr. Rahkonen’s address focused on German-, Italian-, Polish-, a
Posted on 10/5/2010 11:02:58 AM
Portia Diaz presented “Using Technology to Promote Information Literacy for Life-Long Learning: Creating Learning Communities with Blogs, Wikis, YouTube, Facebook” at the twenty-third International Conference on the First Year Experience. The conference took place June 7–10, 2010 in Maui, Hawaii.
Her presentation p
Posted on 9/13/2010 11:19:30 AM
Ron Hamilton ( Stapleton Library ) was the coeditor of a textbook series aimed at elementary and junior high school gifted Korean children. He worked with Dr. No-Shin Lee of Hoseo University in the Republic of Korea.
The series, “Creative Discussions and Essay Writings in English,” contained multiple chapters for t
Posted on 9/13/2010 8:49:13 AM
Carl Rahkonen , music librarian, has been elected to serve on the Finnish Council in America , an advisory body to the president of Finlandina University in Hancock, Michigan.
He serves on the Culture and Outreach Committee, and is involved with planning a Finnish-American folk music camp, to be held in the sum
Posted on 8/31/2010 12:35:07 PM
Dr. Kelly Heider, IUP's education librarian, authored an article titled “Ten Tips for Implementing a Successful Embedded Librarian Program.”
It appears in the August edition of Public Services Quarterly (volume 6, number 2).
Posted on 8/31/2010 12:04:56 PM
The Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries held its spring 2010 conference at IUP on May 21. Two IUP Libraries faculty members spoke about grassroots initiatives in academic libraries.
Blaine Knupp, Reference Services coordinator, presented “The First GASP!
Posted on 5/29/2010 11:37:51 AM
Carl Rahkonen, Music librarian , presented the paper “Finnish American Music and Musicians: The Current State of Research” at the national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study in Seattle on April 23, 2010.
Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study is an asso
Posted on 5/5/2010 3:51:35 PM
Dr. Kelly Heider, IUP’s education librarian, presented a poster titled “Wild about Books: University/Preschool Collaboration for Early Childhood Teacher Education” at the Association for Childhood Education International Conference in Phoenix.
The conference was held from April 28 through May 1, 2010, and featured
Posted on 5/3/2010 2:17:47 PM
In honor of National Nutrition Month, the IUP Libraries will feature Dr. Nicole Clark, Food and Nutrition Department faculty member, and her recently published series of children’s books entitled Eat Smart .
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
210 Stabley Library
Be a part of this interesting boo
Posted on 3/5/2010 3:48:46 PM
Please join us for “Breakfast-and-a-Book” featuring English Department faculty member Dr. Cheryl Wilson and her recent publication, Literature and Dance in 19th-century Britain: Jane Austen to the New Woman .
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
210 Stabley Library
Be a part of this interesting
Posted on 1/26/2010 10:31:25 AM
On October 30, 2009, the Library Events Team sponsored a Halloween costume party for all library employees. Everyone was encouraged to wear a costume, and administration, faculty, and staff members brought in treats for the library’s student workers. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes, and several library emp
Posted on 11/2/2009 1:34:04 PM
Please join us for Breakfast-and-a-Book featuring Dr. Abbas Ali and his recent publication, Business and Management Environment in Saudi Arabia .
Monday, November 16, 2009
210 Stabley Library
Be a part of this interesting book talk while enjoying a continental breakfast courtesy of IUP Li
Posted on 11/2/2009 9:18:25 AM
Dr. Carl Rahkonen, librarian of the Orendorff Music Library , had two articles published during summer 2009.
The first, entitled “The Baltic Psalteries: Bibliographical Problems and Desiderata Revisited,” appeared in Musiikin Suunta , the Finnish Ethnomusicological Society Journal. He was also coauthor of the art
Posted on 9/3/2009 11:10:49 AM
Dr. Kelly Heider, Education Librarian for IUP Libraries , coauthored an article titled “Digital Textbooks: The Next Paradigm Shift in Higher Education?” with Dr. DeAnna Laverick from the Department of Professional Studies in Education and Bethany Bennett, former graduate student.
The article was published in the
Posted on 8/31/2009 2:19:43 PM
Dr. Kelly Heider, Education librarian , published an article titled “Information Literacy: The Missing Link in Early Childhood Education” in the June 2009 issue of Early Childhood Education Journal .
Posted on 7/21/2009 3:43:34 PM
Dr. Kelly Heider, Education librarian , published a chapter titled “Alphabet Soup: Using Children’s Literature Databases to Plan Lessons on Letters of the Alphabet” in The Library Instruction Cookbook .
The book was released in July 2009 by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Posted on 7/21/2009 3:38:47 PM
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