Monthly Archives: August 2015

Everybody wants to get the word out! (a note on posting flyers in the library)


Posters and flyers are a great way to share news of your activities, and good citizens of The Ames Library should know about our policy on posting so that your creativity and hard work will be seen by others (and your expenses won’t be wasted).

Our rules are tailored to the library specifically but we also ask that you follow the Dean of Students’ Office Campus Posting Policy. So no matter where you are advertising on campus, make sure to check them out, too!

holiday-kwanzaaIn brief, use the library bulletin boards NOT stairwells’ or other walls and elevators to promote activities of RSOs…Homecoming 2014

and campus offices that have clear dates of completion…



but postings for personal parties or community-sponsored activities that are not affiliated with campus are NOT permitted. In order to promote these kinds of events on library bulletin boards, the posting must be approved (and stamped) by the Dean of Students office.8198029058_71f1a6b326

For more information, or for clarification regarding any of the posting policies, please contact Meg Miner, Library Exhibits Team convener, x1538, room 401D, The Ames Library.


First Day of Classes!

11898545_712223035575865_8847991190543523312_nHello, Titans! This weekend the campus was shocked by intolerance, but together we will stand against it. As you transition back to campus, don’t hesitate to stand up for your peers,
call out poor behaviors, and to display respect for your colleagues and classmates.

As a reminder, Ames Library is open normal semester hours now, so come in whenever we’re open – take a break between classes, check out our photobooth, get IT help at the IT Help Desk, or hang out in some of our comfy seating.

We’ve got a new project room reservation system available, so you no longer have to call to make a reservation. Check it out at Call x3350 or visit the Library Services Desk (formerly known as Circulation) if you have any questions.

What’s going on in Ames this week?

Instruction Lab

  • Monday, 2pm – Economics 400
  • Wednesday, 8am – Spanish 201
  • Wednesday, 9am – Prof. Flores-Rodriguez’s Gateway
  • Wednesday, 10am – Spanish 201
  • Wednesday, 1pm – Spanish 201
  • Thursday, 8am (all day) – Spanish 201
  • Thursday, 7pm – Music 14x
  • Friday, 11am – Gateway

Meeting Room 214

  • Wednesday, 11am – Theatre Recruitment

Beckman Auditorium 

  • Tuesday, 8am (all day) – Nursing pre-clinicals
  • Thursday, 8am (all day) – Nursing pre-clinicals

Welcome, Titans!

Ames Library is excited to see all the new faces on campus this week. It was a quiet summer and we’re glad you’re joining the IWU family.

As you prepare for academic advising and registration, here are a few things you might need to know.

Titan Orientation Leaders (TOLs) will be in Ames 129 from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Thursday, to help out with the registration process. You just need your campus ID and password to log into the computers. Do not hesitate to ask these TOLs if you have any questions.

You can also ask the staff at the ITS Help Desk desk (309-556-1551 or walk-up, on the 3rd floor) if you have technical problems.

Don't Panic - Ames is here to help.

Don’t Panic – Ames is here to help.

DO NOT PANIC, someone will be able to help.

There are also drop-ins available at the ITS Help Desk this week as part of Turning Titan My Way. Learn more about it in the First Year Orientation Handbook and the Transfer Handbook.

Turning Titan Week

  • Monday, August 17th & Tuesday, August 18th: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 19th – Friday, August 21st: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 22nd: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 23rd: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.