Programs

Programs

World Book Night … spreading the love of reading, person to person

World Book Night … spreading the love of reading, person to person

Think about a book you read recently that you enjoyed.  As simple as that…reading a book that gives you enjoyment.  Now think about people who know how to read, but do not. Perhaps they got out of the habit, or never developed the habit of reading for pleasure, or don’t have access, or any number of other reasons.  Now, YOU have an opportunity to change that. YOU can be part of a nation-wide reading advocacy project called “World Book Night.”  It occurs on April 23 but YOU have to act now.  Please go to the World Book Night website by JANUARY 25 and apply to be a “book giver.”  You’ll be directed to select 3 books as your top choices … Continued
Helping Girls at Girls Inc

Helping Girls at Girls Inc

This summer has brought a lot of changes for me. It’s my first summer of college, I will be turning 20 and this is also my first summer that I have been employed.  I feel like one of the luckiest girls this summer to be employed at Richmond’s own Girls Inc. The experiences that I have had at Girls Inc. have been nothing but positive. I want to take the time now to share some of these great experiences.  For those who don’t know Girls Inc. is a year-long facility that helps develop many of the girls in this community. The girls come for up to 9 hours a day to Girls Inc. and work on bettering themselves as individuals … Continued
MLK Day: Serve and Reflect

MLK Day: Serve and Reflect

To most of us students, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is just a perfectly timed holiday. Not too long after the end of winter break, it gives us time to rest from the hectic first weeks of the semester. But MLK Day means much more than a day off: it is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. The day gives all citizens the opportunity to build community, empower themselves, and help their peers, neighbors, youth, and underprivileged. While you can volunteer year-round, consider volunteering specifically on MLK Day with a large group and celebrate Dr. King’s belief in a “beloved community.”  If you’re struggling to find the perfect service project, try out one from our … Continued
The Power of Reading

The Power of Reading

Libraries and literacy are a natural fit.  We have the staff that knows how to connect people with the reading resources they need.  Literacy is significant at all ages, but it is especially important for the young – if a child can’t read by the third grade, the likelihood of graduating from high school is significantly reduced.  And if they don’t graduate from high school, they won’t have the opportunity to read and succeed here at IU East. At the IU East Campus Library we believe it is important to reach out and mentor k-12 students to promote literacy and promote a mindset that college is a real possibility…IF they learn to read and if they develop the reading habit.  … Continued
What We Aim to Accomplish

What We Aim to Accomplish

Probably, at some point in your educational career, you’ve thought about what you’re working towards.  A career?  Fame and fortune?  Stability?  Goals are good. They help us accomplish what we want and need to accomplish.  The Library is committed to the goals IU East has established through the campus Learning Objectives. It makes sense – a library is place where you can into practice what you learn.  Researching.  Experimenting.  Many of our resources are geared around these specific principles of what it is that makes an educated person.  Reading.  Critical examination.  Understanding diverse opinions.  These are all core functions of research. Some of our databases, like Opposing Viewpoints in Context, do this rather dramatically.  Others are more subtle.  But these … Continued