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Open Access Week, October 24-30

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 21 October 2016 7:30 AM
Please join Ball State University Libraries in celebrating Open Access Week, October 24-30, 2016!

According to, Open Access Week is a global event that promotes open access as the new default in scholarship and research. Our festivities are free, open to the Ball State community and general public, and will include thought-provoking documentary screenings, workshops on creating scholarly websites, and a series of short informational videos linked from the Libraries’ Facebook page (“like” our page to follow those posts).
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Molecules that Monkey With Your Mind Presentation

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:00 AM
“Molecules that Monkey with Your Mind”
Wednesday, October 26th
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Student Center Ballroom
Presented by Dr. Linda Hancock, this fun and interactive program will use hundreds of handheld response devices to help find out what's real and what's not about the audience. Topics covered with be perception and real behavior related to alcohol and other substances. Come prepared to laugh, learn and how to support friends in need!

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Upcoming Workshop: "Table of Contents, Research Trends, and More from Current Contents Connect"

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 17 October 2016 7:30 AM
Table of Contents, Research Trends, and More from Current Contents Connect

This workshop offered by Ball State University Libraries will provide an overview of Current Contents Connect, a database that allows users to track trends and discover new areas of study. CCC offers abstracts and bibliographic information for many scholarly journals. You will also have access to the tables of contents for top-ranked journals across the breadth of disciplines that are indexed in Web of Science. CCC functions seamlessly with Web of Science to connect users to key citation and analytics data for their research.

The workshop will take place in Ball Communication room 129 but will also be available online. Once you are registered, we will send you instructions for access.

Tuesday, October 25
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Ball Communication room 129 or online
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October and November Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Sunday, 02 October 2016 3:00 PM
Ball State University Libraries are offering a variety of workshops in the months of October and November. View our entire workshop calendar here, or read descriptions below and register for the sessions that suit your interests and schedule! Learn more.

#blacklivesmatter: Rethinking Children's & YA Lit magazine submissions

Contributed by: Lyn Jones
Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:00 AM
Submission Call: Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Read for Change
Fall 2016 Volume 3, Issue 4
Theme: #blacklivesmatter

Edited by Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ball State University, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones with George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Multimedia, Jennifer Palilonis, Ball State University iMedia, teacher education, and creative writing Ball State students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married stories, art, activism and multi modal delivery for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social and educational justice.

Diversity in children’s literature is critical in constructing culture and community identity. We grow up and are conditioned by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. This gatekeeping that happens at home, in schools, and in communities often prevents new stories, different stories, rewritten stories from being consumed, read, and valued as quality literature.

Learn more about our magazine, it’s features, and how do download the magazine for free to your smart phone or tablet at our website,

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We are seeking original submissions to feature in each section of our upcoming Volume 3, Issue 4 of Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature. This issue will be themed to address children’s or young adult works that focus on #blacklivesmatter.

From the Expert: Children’s book writers, librarians, and scholars are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 original essay and video or audio record that essay sharing, encouraging, or persuading us why or how to read for change. Include a picture of yourself, a bio, and a link to your website or information.
Featured Book: Create an original book trailer that is 60 to 90 seconds in length and includes text, sound, and imagery. No copyright violations. Write a 125 to 200-word piece About the Author of this featured book, and a 125 to 200 word annotated Book Review of the featured book.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Write and illustrate or animate an original children’s picture book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Rewrite and illustrate or animate a public domain classic children’s literature book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.

• Please do not submit work that has been previously published or that you are simultaneously submitting.
• Please format your written work in Times New Roman, 12-pt, single-spaced and submit as a .doc or .docx file.
• Include your name, email address, phone number on the first page of your document.
• Graphic imagery should be submitted as an EPS, PDF, or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file.
• Print imagery can be high resolution scanned and saved as a jpeg.
• Save your files with your last name_title.
• Videos can be submitted as an MP4 files or as a Youtube link.

Email submissions by November 1, 2016 to

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