“Blind Date with a Book” Inaugurates Our New Display Site

Located within the Browsing section on the Library’s 1st floor, you can now find our new display site. Close to the Feature Film DVD section, on top of the Documentaries shelves, you’ll find:

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

This clever way to entice you to try reading a book has been used successfully by many libraries. We draw you in with books wrapped in brown paper, with some descriptive phrases designed to make you willing to take a chance. 

All the books on display are available for check-out.

Stay tuned for additional displays. 

New Full-Time Position [Staff-Exempt Professional] Library Facilities and Finance Director

The Director of Facilities and Finance:  This position reports to the Dean of the Library. Responsible for day-to-day library operations. Assists in planning, initiation, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of building and facilities issues including repairs and upgrades. Analyzes and accounts for transactions and reconciles the Library’s operating budgets, as well as auxiliary accounts, grants and Foundation Accounts.

To apply for this position you can click on the following link:  https://jobs.indstate.edu/postings/41795

SALARY: $52,474.50 – $59,260.50 annually

Reports to the Dean of the Library of Library Services. Responsible for day-to-day library operations. Assists in planning, initiation, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of building and facilities issues including repairs and upgrades. Analyzes and accounts for transactions and reconciles the Library’s operating budgets, as well as auxiliary accounts, grants and Foundation Accounts.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Serves as library building operations and physical facilities director, ensuring day-to-day operations, services, and environment are meeting university standards and goals.
  2. Monitors and recommends solutions for issues involving the building and physical facilities and security. Works closely with Administrative Department members who have facilities responsibilities.
  3. Prepares library budget reports and other reports, including the library’s annual report reports in consultation with and as requested by the Dean of the Library. Upon request, provide budget data to Controller’s Office and Academic Affairs.
  4. Monitors Library grants under the direction of the Dean.
  5. Updates the library’s Emergency & Security Guidelines manual and the CML Emergency Response Plan

AND MUCH MORE! CONNECT TO THE ABOVE LINK FOR COMPLETE INFO

Library Involved in Eugene Debs Foundation 56th Annual Banquet and Award

Eugene Debs Foundation 56th Annual Banquet and Award and other activities for this nationally-recognized event on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

The award was presented to the A. Philip Randolph Institute [APRI].

Information on the event is followed by a list of pertinent ISU Library materials.

Schedule for the Day

  • 10:00 am – 12 noon: Walking Tour Labor History Tour of Terre Haute
  • 12 noon: Debs Graveside Ceremony
  • 12 noon – 4pm: Cunningham Memorial Library’s Special Collections open: displays of Debs materials from the Debs Collection; host: Dennis Vetrovec of Special Collections
Dennis Vetrovec, ISU Special Collections, shows off some of the Library’s Debs Collection materials displayed for the occasion in the Cordell Dictionary Room

Debs Collection: https://library.indstate.edu/rbsc/debs/debs-idx.html

  • 2pm – 4pm: APRI Film Screening: “50,000 Black Men Called George” – how Randolph and others worked to organize the porters of the Pullman Rail Company, an effort started in the 1920s and ending

 

 

In the Debs collection is a letter from Randolph to Debs in 1926, just a few months before Debs’ death.

 

 

 

Following the film, Clayola Brown, current president of the APRI and a past recipient of the Debs Award, made remarks and answered questions.

  • 6:00 p.m.: Social Hour and Reception at the Glass Pavilion at Hulman Center
  • 7:00 p.m.: Banquet; Award: A. Philip Randolph Institute. Presented to Clayola Brown, current President of APRI, based in Washington D.C. Several members of the library attended.

https://debsfoundation.org/index.php/2022/08/09/honoring-the-a-philip-randolph-institute/

Historical note:  A. Philip Randolph, one of the foremost spokespersons for black labor,  received the 3rd Debs Award in 1967, just a few years after he organized the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with Bayard Rustin, and two years after these men founded the Institute. Clayola Brown received the 2012 award. Randolph (1889-1979) was a black labor leader and the father of the modern American civil rights movement.

APRI, the senior constituency group of the AFL-CIO: http://www.apri.org/ 125 Chapters, over 35 States {includes Nationwide Youth Chapters; Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Chapters)

Labor Activist Clayola Brown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayola_Brown; https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/clayola-brown-41 https://aflcio.org/press/releases/longtime-labor-activist-named-afl-cio-civil-rights-director

ISU LIBRARY MATERIALS

>>ASA PHILIP RANDOLPH

EBOOKS

Reframing Randolph : labor, black freedom, and the legacies of A. Philip Randolph / edited by Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang. 2015.

Contents: A reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph / Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang — Researching Randolph: Shifting historiographic perspectives / Joe William Trotter, Jr. — A. Philip Randolph: emerging socialist radical / Eric Arnesen — Keeping his faith: A. Philip Randolph’s working-class religion / Cynthia Taylor — Brotherhood men and singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph’s rhetoric of music and manhood / Robert Hawkins — “The spirit and strategy of the United Front”: Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936-1940 / Erik S. Gellman — Organizing gender: A. Philip Randolph and women activists / Melinda Chateauvert — Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots protest and the March on Washington Movement / David Lucander — The “Void at the Center of the Story”: The Negro American Labor Council and the long civil rights movement / William P. Jones — No exit: A. Philip Randolph and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis / Jerald Podair.

Winning the war for democracy: the March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946 / David Lucander.

For jobs and freedom: selected speeches and writings of A. Philip Randolph / edited by Andrew E. Kersten and David Lucander.

Philip Randolph and the struggle for civil rights / Cornelius L. Bynum.

Philip Randolph: the religious journey of an African American labor leader / Cynthia Taylor.

PRINT

Keeping the faith : A. Philip Randolph, Milton P. Webster, and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1925-37 : with a new preface / William H. Harris. HD6515.R36 H37 1991

Philip Randolph, pioneer of the civil rights movement / Paula F. Pfeffer. E185.97 .R27

When Negroes march; the March on Washington Movement in the organizational politics for FEPC. 1959. E185.61 .G23

Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America  by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; paintings by Brian Pinkney. ISU Children’s Materials 973.0496 Pink

Philip Randolph : integration in the workplace by Sarah Wright ; with an introduction by Andrew Young. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

Philip Randolph / Sally Hanley. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

Forward march to freedom : a biography of A. Philip Randolph  by Barbara Kaye Greenleaf ; illustrated by Charles Waterhouse. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

VIDEO

Portrait in black: A. Philip Randolph produced by Bill Buckley and Tracy Sugarman. 11 minutes. from Black Studies in Video series

Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom / California Newsreel ; produced by Dante J. James ; written by Juan Williams, Dante J. James. Online video; Alexander Street. 87 minutes

Philip Randolph : introducing Martin Luther King at Lincoln Memorial (incomplete) produced by Educational Video Group.. 3 minutes

Philip Randolph : For Jobs and Freedom / California Newsreel. 1996. Contents: A. Phillip Randolph (2:00); Randolph’s Early Life (4:54); Randolph in Harlem (6:44); Randolph During World War I (3:50); Randolph After the War (3:46); Pullman Porters (5:14); Randolph and the Porters (6:32); The Labor Movement (3:37); Randolph During the Depression (6:01); Randolph and FDR (6:53); Randolph and Wartime Jobs (3:02); Randolph and an Integrated Military (5:51); Randolph and the AFL-CIO (6:21); Civil Rights Movement (6:09); Planning the March on Washington (4:35); The March on Washington (8:24)

PULLMAN PORTERS AND LABOR AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Pullman porters and the rise of protest politics in Black America, 1925-1945 / Beth Tompkins Bates. HD8039.R362 U63 2001 and ebook

The Defender : how the legendary Black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama / Ethan Michaeli. PN4899.C395 D55 2016

I, too, am America / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier. Reprinted from: The collected poems of Langston Hughes. Copyright 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes ?? NO CALL NUMBER

Marching together : women of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters / Melinda Chateauvert.    HD 6515 .R362 B763 1998

Those Pullman blues : an oral history of the African American railroad attendant / David D. Perata. HD 8039 .R36 P47 1996

A long hard journey : the story of the pullman porter / by Patricia and Frederick McKissack. ISU Children’s Materials  331.88 McKi

Miles of smiles, years of struggle : the untold story of the Black Pullman porter / Columbia Historical Society in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Folklore Programs ; produced and directed by Jack Santino and Paul Wagner. e-video 60 minutes.

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, its origin and development, by Brailsford R. Brazeal. Foreword by Leo Wolman. 1946. HD6515 .R36B83

No crystal stair : Black life and the Messenger, 1917-1928 / Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. 1975. E185.5 .M582 K67

Holli Moseman recipient of 2022 Exemplary Performance Award

 

Resource Sharing Coordinator Holli Moseman’s colleagues recommended that she be recognized for her exceptional performance during the past year.

Dean Crumrin Presents the Award to Holli Moseman

Dean of Library Services, Robin Crumrin: I have accepted the selection committee’s nomination because I wholeheartedly agree that her contributions have made a significant difference in the library program and that she should receive the Ginger Garvey Exemplary Performance Award.

Holli joined the library full-time in 2003 after working as a student employee.  She currently serves as the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor aka Resource Sharing Coordinator.

 

According to her colleagues she does her job with flair, energy and creativity.

Holli Moseman and Raymond Garvey

Holli has always been there when her patrons need assistance with their ILL queries.

She has done an amazing job maintaining ILL services with the additional difficulties that have come with the pandemic, less help and the recent migration.”

Criteria for the award includes exemplary job performance, positive attitude, positive interpersonal relationships and creativity.  Previously known as the Support & EAP Staff Recognition Program Award, it was renamed in 2019 to include Ginger Garvey’s name. Ginger worked in the Library as a Computer Specialist for 40 years and died unexpectedly in December, 2018. She was always someone you could count on above and beyond and kept all of the staff computers and related equipment running smoothly.

Garvey Family Members

Members of Ginger’s extended family, including her father, Raymond, were able to attend this year’s celebration luncheon on October 4. Serendipitously, October 4 was also Ray’s birthday so we included a cake just for him on the dessert table.

 

Food catered by Baesler’s Market

 

Ray Garvey’s Birthday Cake