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Rahkonen Presents in New Orleans on Finnish Tango

Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, presented a paper titled “From Argentina, to Finland, and America: The Tango as a Musical Connection” at the 106th national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study in New Orleans on April 30, 2016.

Posted on 5/5/2016 11:19:20 AM

Your Help is Needed for Survey About Library's Service

All members of the IUP community are encouraged to take the online Library LibQual survey to ascertain our users’ perceptions of Stapleton Library service quality.

Posted on 11/4/2015 1:50:44 PM

Franklin-Rahkonen and Rahkonen Serve on Program Committee for FinnFest USA

Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen of the History Department and Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, both served on the program committee for the national FinnFest USA, which took place in Buffalo, N.Y. on October 9–11, 2015.

Posted on 10/27/2015 10:21:47 AM

Alumnus Luckey Donates His Folkmen Guitar

Alan Luckey ’87, M’89 donated his custom 12-string guitar that he played as a member of the 1960’s award-winning, IUP-based folk music group the Folkmen to the IUP Libraries Special Collections.

Posted on 9/22/2015 11:05:40 AM

Terpis Presents on Strategies for Collaboration

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

IUP Libraries National Library Week Poster Contest Winners

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

Barefoot Joins IUP Libraries Faculty as Information Literacy Librarian

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

Heider and Jalongo Publish Book on Young Children in the Information Age

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

NEH Grant Supports Collection Assessment and Workshop

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 the NEH

Posted on 5/29/2014 11:48:33 AM

Rahkonen Presents on Finnish American Composer Martti Nisonen

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

IUP Libraries Expo Prize Winners

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

IUP Libraries Receives Civil War Pardon Signed by Abraham Lincoln

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

Blues Artist Corey Harris Presents Noontime Mini-Performance at IUP Libraries

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

Food and Nutrition Student Wins an iPad Mini for Completing the Library Scavenger Hunt

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 the entries. Anna is a Nutrition major and found the scavenger hunt helpful in le

Posted on 10/4/2013 10:22:16 AM

IUP Librarian Cracks “Into the Wild” Mystery

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 accidental poisoning.

Posted on 9/20/2013 6:45:15 AM

Rahkonen Presents on Finnish-American Musician in Estonia

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. T

Posted on 5/6/2013 10:49:19 AM

IUP Libraries Congratulates Video Contest Winners

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

Heider, Janicki, Janosko, Knupp, and Rahkonen Publish on the Value of Academic Libraries

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

Lipsky and Hamer to Present on College Study Skills in Breakfast and a Book Series, April 24

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

Heider Identifies Resources for Research and Publishing about Early Childhood Education

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

Rahkonen Presents on Vernacular Tunes Books of Samuel P. Bayard

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

Heider Presents on Embedding Librarians in Online Courses

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

Shively to Discuss Human Greatness and the Hero at Indiana Free Library

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

Shively to Discuss Freedom of Thought and Expression at Indiana Free Library

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

Shively to Discuss “Justice and Injustice” at Indiana Free Library

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

National Library Week Raffle Winner Announced

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

Heider to Receive Award from Department of Professional Studies in Education

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. Nominees

Posted on 4/12/2012 11:47:43 AM

Carvalho and Downing to Discuss Book on Academic Freedom since 9-11

The IUP Libraries Breakfast-and-a-Book series presents English Department faculty members Edward Carvalho and David Downing discussing their edited book, Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Posted on 4/4/2012 3:46:37 PM

Heider, Diaz, Janicki, and Knupp Present on Academic Library Assessment

“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

Shively Publishes on Student Empowerment and Philanthropy

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

Janicak to Present on Safety Metrics

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

Heider Presents on “Service Learning at the University Library”

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

Celtic Fiddler Eileen Ivers to Perform at IUP Libraries

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

Laverick to Present on Transitions to Early Care and Education

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

2011 Library Video Contest Winners

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: First Prize Once upon a Library . . . By Jessica Moretti, Nicole Bolden, Emily Kustanbauter Second Prize Like a Good Tutor, the Library’s

Posted on 4/27/2011 9:48:52 AM

Heider Presents on Library Instruction at Teacher Education Conference

On March 8, 2011, Dr. Kelly Heider ( ), 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

Wick to Present on Luzerne County at Breakfast-and-a-Book

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

Wick Publishes New Book on Pennsylvania History

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

Diaz Receives Award from African American Cultural Center

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

Rahkonen Named Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year

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

Mutchnick, Martin, and Austin to Present on Criminological Thought at Breakfast and a Book

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

Heider Presents on Graduate Information Literacy Instruction

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

Rahkonen Presents on “Ethnic Music in Pennsylvania”

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

Diaz Presents on “Using Technology to Promote Information Literacy”

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

Hamilton Coedits Textbook Series for Korean Children

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

Rahkonen Presents at Finn Grand Fest in Canada, Serves on Finnish Council

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

Heider Publishes Article on Embedded Librarianship

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). IUP Libraries

Posted on 8/31/2010 12:04:56 PM

Knupp and Heider Present at Association of College and Research Libraries Regional Conference

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

Rahkonen Presents on Finnish American Music and Musicians

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

Heider Presents at Childhood Education International Conference

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

Breakfast-and-a-Book with Dr. Nicole Clark

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 9:00 a.m. 210 Stabley Library Be a part of this interesting boo

Posted on 3/5/2010 3:48:46 PM

Breakfast-and-a-Book with Dr. Cheryl Wilson

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 9:00 a.m. 210 Stabley Library Be a part of this interesting

Posted on 1/26/2010 10:31:25 AM

Trick-or-Treats Day at Stapleton Library

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

Breakfast-and-a-Book with Dr. Abbas Ali

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 9:00 a.m. 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

Rahkonen Publishes On “Baltic Psalteries” and “Music Librarianship”

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

Heider Publishes Article on Digital Textbooks

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

Heider Publishes Article in Early Childhood Education Journal

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

Heider Publishes Chapter in ACRL Book

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