Join us as we celebrate
Margit Codispoti's retirement
Friday, April 26
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
1st floor of Helmke Library
Stop by library room 146 any time this week to sign Margit's memory book
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The 16th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium Highlights Student Achievement
Thanks to student participants, faculty mentors and volunteer faculty judges for making the April 12 16th annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium in the IPFW Learning Commons a success.
This year's event featured a record 54 participants presenting on topics from Anthropology to Women's Studies. The posters were judged by teams of faculty. Concurrently, students who entered science and engineering posters in the Symposium were considered for an award from Sigma Xi
Monetary prizes were awarded to Symposium winners:
First Prize: Irene Gichungeh, Department of Public Policy
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ae-Sook KimDo nonprofit nursing homes perform better than for-profit nursing homes? Empirical evidence in Indiana
Second Prize: Jessica Schein, Department of Biology
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. George Mourad
The nucleobase cation symporter 1 of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and that of the evolutionarily distant Arabidopsis thaliana display parallel function and establish a plant-specific solute transport profile
Third Prize: Elizabeth Tobin (Jenkins), Department of Psychology
Faculty Sponsor: Michelle Drouin
Sexting: A New Route to Sexual Coercion?
The winner of the People's Choice award was selected by Symposium visitors:
People's Choice Award: Nicholas Lawrence, Department of Marketing/Management
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Nichaya SuntornpithugDepartment stores: organizational culture, customer survey and employee empowerment
The awards presentation included remarks by Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steven T. Sarratore, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs
The student posters will be available for viewing on Opus
, IPFW's open-access repository. Inclusion in Opus will provide students a permanent site for their work and a stable URL to use on resumes and applications.
Library Open 24/7 During Dead and Finals Week - April 29 through May 10
This spring semester marks the third full academic year that the library has been open 24/7 during the campus "dead" week and finals week. The library will open at 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 29 and will not close until 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 10. The library will be open on Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays during the summer, beginning May 12th.
The monetary support for this 3-year pilot project has come from IPFW's IPSGA and from the generous commitment of library staff to work many overtime hours during the twelve-day, 24/7 period. IPSGA will use data collected over the last three years to make a recommendation on further funding for this service.
Librarian Margit Codispoti Retiring
Margit Codispoti, associate librarian, is retiring April 30, 2013. Margit has worked at Helmke Library since 1982. Like many librarians at IPFW, Margit has worn many hats over the years, including Reference and Bibliographic Instruction Librarian liaison to the Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Children's Literature; Head of Technical Services; Head of Monographic Acquisitions and Cataloging; Preservation Librarian; and Collection Development Librarian.
One of Margit's passions is Children's Literature. In 2003 she began a Master's degree program in Children's Literature at Hollins University which culminated in her master's thesis, "What Nancy Drew Meant to a Generation of Women Growing Up in Post-World War II America" and a Master of Arts in Children's Literature in 2012. Over the years, she has created numerous displays and has authored presentations, and publications on children's literature topics. Part of Margit's legacy is the excellent childrens' book collection in the Library which is used by both the Education and English and Linguistics departments, and of course, delighted visiting children.
Margit is well-known for her commitment and contributions to IPFW faculty governance. She was the library's representative to Faculty Senate for a number of years and served on many of its important committees, including the Executive, Budgetary Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Education Policy, and University Resources Policy Committees; the Professional Development, Curriculum Review, and General Education subcommittees; the IU Faculty Board of Review and a number of task forces and advisory committees.
Margit's professional contributions, institutional memory, creativity, and commitment to IPFW will be missed. However, she will not be bored; she has already agreed to be the archivist for the Tippecanoe Chapter of the Audubon Society, another one of her interests.
Please join library staff on Friday, April 26, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm in the library to celebrate Margit's retirement.
REX Retirement Planned
The ReservesExpress (REX) online system will be scaled down over the next academic year. The REX system has been up and running for 15 years, but the software and hardware are nearing the end of their useful lives. This summer and fall the library will be working with faculty and instructors to migrate their REX files and links to Blackboard Learn. In addition, the library will be working with CELT and ITS to develop training and explore technology support for future scanning needs. Beginning Spring semester 2014, the library will no longer process or accept electronic reserves. We will continue to have a physical reserve service for books, DVDs and items which cannot be digitized.
Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like assistance in preparing for this change.
Reminder: REX is now available for Summer reserve requests. To place your requests, go to the Helmke Library homepage
and click on ReservesEXpress on the right side under FIND. Log on with your network username and password. Help screens are available, or call 260-481-6505 for assistance.
Apps-olutely: Government Edition
At the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries conference this month, IPFW librarian Brandon Bowen presented the ten most popular apps from the U.S. Government. Here are the best choices for the iPad - and they're all free!
NASA: This robust app is a veritable NASA library, with information about current and past missions, more than 11,000 images, on-demand and live streaming videos, orbit and satellite trackers, and more.
U.S.P.S. Mobile: Find a Post Office, calculate shipping prices, schedule pickups, hold your mail, and track packages with this easy-to-use app. It's simpler than usps.com and quicker than visiting the post office in person.
The White House: The official White House app brings news and media from the West Wing, including photo and video archives and live streams of significant events. The White House blog includes historical information and commentary, while the Briefing Room section includes the latest press releases.
First Aid by the American Red Cross: A fantastic resource for learning about first aid or referencing help for emergencies, this app includes simple, illustrated instructions for common first-aid scenarios, safety tips and videos, interactive quizzes, and full integration with 9-1-1 in case you need to reach a paramedic.
The documents that make up important parts of America's history can be difficult to find. For example, if you were interested in reading the text of the Virginia Plan, or really wanted to see what the Check for the Purchase of Alaska looked like, where would you go? An excellent place to find documents like these is ourdocuments.gov
, a cooperative effort by the National Records and Archives Administration, the USA Freedom Corps, and National History Day. Here researchers can view high-quality scans and transcripts, as well as read the historical background on each item.
There are 100 milestone documents
available at ourdocuments.gov, which are easily navigable. The materials are in chronological order from the Lee Resolution of June 7, 1776 to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and all, "have helped shape the national character," of the United States. Besides the features that are essential for researchers, like the high-quality photos and transcripts, another useful aspect is the Tools for Educators
, which provides resources on using the documents in the classroom (or the library). The Related Sources
also pulls together online resources that vary from other teaching websites to the Library of Congress' American Memory Collection. Though it may appear to be geared towards students in the K-12 age range, ourdocuments.gov has something for every U.S. documents researcher.
Recognition of Staff Years of Service
On May 1st the Chancellor's Office, Administrative/Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC) and Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) is sponsoring a luncheon to honor employee service anniversaries and contributions to the University. This year library employees will be recognized for a combined 80 years of service! The library is proud of its excellent and long-serving staff:
Joyce Saltsman, Service Desk Manager, 35 years
Christine Smith, Document Delivery Services Manager, 25 years
Deb Kelley, Information Assistant, 15 years
Roger Ellert, Technical Services Processing Clerk, 5 years
Library and Learning Commons Student Consultants Graduating
Some of our current students will be graduating this spring. Here is what their future holds:
Josh Megles will be graduating with a degree in History. He has a summer job lined up, and is thinking about law school.
Tony Do: "I'll be graduating at the end of this semester. My future plan is trying to be a good citizen by going to work, paying taxes, not being a burden of society and anyone. I also try to keep my words."
Amy Schwarz: Going to IU grad school for Public Affairs and Arts Administration
Joseph Wuest: Going to grad school
Congratulations to all of our graduating students. We wish them luck in all their future endeavors.
New Library Resources:
Evidence-based Practice Content now available via OvidSP
The complete evidence-based practice content set from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is now available via OvidSP. This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that has been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI. JBI is widely regarded as one of the world's leading providers of evidence-based information and tools to help healthcare professionals implement an effective evidence-based practice program and provide the best possible patient care. Content includes Evidence Summaries, Evidence-Based Recommended Practices, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.
Smaller specialty segments of the database are also available, including Aged Care, Burns Care, Cancer Care, Chronic Disease, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency & Trauma, General Medicine, Health Management, Assessment, Infection Control, Mental Health, Midwifery Care, Rehabilitation, Surgical Services, and Wound Healing and Management.