Category Archives: Academic Librarians

New Platform for Cardinal Scholar

The Ball State University Libraries applied a major upgrade to the Cardinal Scholar institutional repository system on October 19.   Cardinal Scholar, a system providing access to scholarly works and institutional records for Ball State University, is a project of the … Continue reading

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University Libraries Rolls out New Version of OneSearch for Students and Faculty

On August 6, the OneSearch discovery interface was upgraded to version 2.0. This edition of OneSearch includes: Topic Explorer feature that provides background information on 50,000 topics including information from local subject guides, Improved facets for better search refinement, Automated … Continue reading

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University Libraries’ New Exhibit Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium

University Libraries invites you to come join the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Emens Auditorium as we present “The John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium, 1964-2014: 50 Years Of Arts, Culture, And Entertainment.”  The new exhibit is located in Archives … Continue reading

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New: Ball State Board of Trustees Minutes Collection

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of the Ball State Board of Trustees Minutes Collection to the Digital Media Repository (DMR). This collection includes minutes between 1990 and 2012; additional years will be added in the future. In order … Continue reading

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Online Testing Lab in Bracken Library 008

Bracken Library Room 008 will once again serve as a walk-in online testing lab during spring midterms. No appointment needed; just head to Bracken’s lower level, by the base of the spiral staircase. The testing lab hours are: February 18 … Continue reading

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Architecture Library Instruction Sessions Tailored to Classes, Projects

On any given day during the semester, the Architecture Library is a hive of activity: students are researching papers and projects, faculty members are browsing new books and DVDs, and library staff members are working diligently to provide first-rate library … Continue reading

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Library Research Instruction Enhances Undergraduate Learning

The Ball State University Libraries’ Instructional Services Program offers unique, research instruction sessions to faculty members wishing to include information fluency skills in their courses. Faculty and librarians work together in an academic partnership to implement interactive, hands-on learning experience … Continue reading

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Librarians Assume Multifaceted Roles in Today’s Academic Communities

On May 12, the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) held the 2011 Annual Members’ Conference, an event attended by 65 deans, directors, and librarians from throughout Indiana. ALI is a consortium of 70 academic libraries and has as its mission … Continue reading

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