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August 2013 Volume 6 Issue 1
You're Invited: Muslim Journeys Films and Book Discussions 2013 and 2014
The Muslim Journeys grant and bookshelf collection awarded to the Library will be featured in events on 2013 and 2014. The Muslim Journeys initiative aims to familiarize public audiences  with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
  
You are invited to the book club and the film series-all events are free and open to the public.  We hope you'll invite your students to the screenings at IPFW.  Some faculty have recommended the films for extra credit.  Film screenings will be followed by a discussion with expert speakers:
Muslim Journeys
FILM: Prince Among Slaves
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm, Allen County Public Library,
Expert Speaker: Dr. Quinton Dixie (IPFW)
Moderator: Dr. Michael Spath (IPFW and Indiana Center for Middle East Peace)
Panelists: Nuhu Abdulai, Dr. Ahmed Abdelmageed, J. Tamir Rasheed
  
FILM: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm, Allen County Public Library and
Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30-8:30 pm, IPFW Science Building Room 185
Expert Speakers: Dr. Kirsten Ataoguz and Dr. Erik Ohlander (IPFW)

FILM: Koran by Heart
Friday, November 15, 2013, 5:30-8:30pm, IPFW Science Building Room 185 and
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm, Allen County Public Library
Expert Speakers: Dr. Assem Nasr, Dr. Noor Borbieva, Dr. Erik Ohlander (IPFW)

In the reading group, readers from IPFW and the community will read five books; each discussion session will be facilitated by an expert speaker, who will preface the discussion with a brief background lecture.
 
All meetings will be held at the IPFW campus and are free and open to the public. The book club program of events includes:

2013

Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford
Expert Speakers: Quinton Dixie, Ph.D. (IPFW) and John Aden, Ph.D. (African/African-American Historical Museum, Fort Wayne)
Friday, September 6, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
IPFW Helmke Library, second floor

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV
Expert Speaker: Edward Curtis IV, Ph.D. (IUPUI)
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
IPFW Helmke Library, second floor

2014 (dates to be announced)

Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel (February 2014)
A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed (March 2014)
The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson (April 2014)

The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians, cultural programming experts, and distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.
  
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.
  
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Local support is provided by IPFW and the Allen County Public Library.

For more information, contact Susan Anderson, Helmke Library at 260-481-5404.
  
Meet Astronaut Dr. Jerry Ross, NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, October 2
UC2 and Helmke Library team up to host Colonel Ross's visit
Spacewalker
On Wednesday, October 2nd, Col. Jerry Ross, astronaut, Hoosier native, and Purdue alum, will visit the IPFW campus.  Col. Ross will meet with IPFW's Society of Physics Students at noon in KT 132. At 7:00 p.m. Col. Ross will discuss his recent book Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA'S Record-Setting Frequent Flyer and show a video from his most recent Space Shuttle mission which included spacewalks to help assemble the International Space Station. Col. Ross will answer questions from the audience at the conclusion of the presentation. Spacewalker will be on sale and Col. Ross will be available to sign the book.  Join us on October 2, 7pm, in SB168.
 
Helmke Library Renovations Planned

The Helmke Library will be undergoing major renovations with funds appropriated by the Indiana State Legislature for the upgrading of Kettler Hall and Helmke Library, the two oldest buildings on campus.  Proposed Library renovations include  1)  waterproofing of the library foundation on all sides;  2)  replacing the central HVAC and temperature control boxes in the ceiling;  3) expanding the power supply and electrical distribution;  4) expanding network distribution;  5) replacing lighting system; and 6) updating library public and work spaces and furnishings.  In addition, funds have been set aside to complete the implementation of other components of the Learning Commons.  A library renovation planning committee will be appointed in September to work on plans for all four floors of the Library.  Construction on the library interior is not expected to begin until early fall 2014.  Renovations should be complete by late 2015 or early 2016.   
 
Faculty Accomplishments 2012
Deadline for Inclusion in Faculty Accomplishments Publication is September 16, 2013

Last spring the Office of Research, Engagement and Sponsored Programs (RESP) postponed printing of the Faculty Accomplishments booklet until the early fall semester 2013 to allow faculty more time to enter their 2012 publications, presentations, performances in to Opus. The deadline for 2012 accomplishments from Opus to be listed in the Faculty Accomplishment publication is September 16, 2013.

The good news is that the library has been doing some re-organization and will be dedicating some staff time to assist faculty in keeping Opus up-to-date. Faculty who would like the library to update their Opus entries should send their latest CV or citations to Cheryl Truesdell, Library Dean. There are now more than 7,000 items in Opus and over 115,000 downloads.  As a permanent, archival record of IPFW faculty and student academic and creative accomplishments, it is truly impressive. The library is exploring a number of options to make Opus more useful to faculty, chairs, deans, and administrators. Other requests or suggestions may also be directed to Cheryl Truesdell.   
 
Apps-olutely: Are You Ready to Innovate?

remote mouseIf you feel limited by the setup of your classroom, try Remote Mouse (Mobile/TrackPad) FREE for iPad.  This app will connect to your computer via WiFi so you can move the mouse and type from anywhere in your classroom.  Lecture from the back of the room, do live demonstrations without being tied to the podium, or hand off your iPad to a student and have the class collaborate on real-time examples.  Remote Mouse is available for all iOS and Android devices;  a small program must be installed on the computer before the app can connect. Give it a try!
clippick
If switching back and forth between your devices gets frustrating, try ClipPick. It's tagline is "Copy. Paste. Anywhere." It really works! Copy web links, pictures, or text on one device and they will be available instantly to paste on all your other devices. Dropbox and Evernote are great for storing data in the cloud, but the one-step copy/paste of ClipPick is faster and easier for getting those little snippets from one place to another.
 
The Eagle: Patent Searching

FDLPSay you've developed something amazing-maybe a technology to turn Carbon Dioxide gas into cement, or a soccer ball that can charge an iPhone-how do you protect your new invention from those who want to duplicate or outright steal your design? In the U.S., you turn to the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which has protected innovation since 1802. The USPTO now has all patents online for your searching ease.

The Patent Full Text Database (PatFT) contains the full-text of all patents from 1976 to present. What about patents issued before then? No worries, the PatFT has that as well, though you may only get an image and the specifications of the patent. Each patent is issued a seven digit number (often with a letter prefix), which is searchable, or there are options for advanced or quick searching as well. When searching by number, be careful that you include the letter if applicable (e.g., D for Design Patents or PP for Plant Patents). Patent 0000001 is not the first patent issued; that distinction goes to number X000001, since the X connotes patents issued before 1836. If you have any questions Brandon Bowen, government documents coordinator, is here to help!
 
News From Library Staff
  
Susan M. Anderson (2013). Creating and Communicating: Library Involvement in a Student Research Poster Symposium. Presented at Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium, Shaping Student Success: The Role of Academic Libraries in High Impact Educational Practices. New Albany, IN.

Beth Boatright and Shannon F. Johnson (2013). Mobile Devices in the Academic Library. Presented at McMillan Library Summer Seminar Series, McMillan Library, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN.

Shannon F. Johnson and Beth Overhauser (2013). I Really Wanted It-But What Do I Do With It? Effective Library Outreach With iPads. Presented at ACRL 2013 (Association of College & Research Libraries), Indianapolis, IN.

The library must brag about its successes at IPFW's Summerfest.  The Bibliotecs, Shannon Johnson, Adam Coffman, Diane Lammert and Graham Fredrick won the Trivia Challenge, Jeopardy-style.  In addition, two of our librarians, Shannon Johnson and Denise Buhr, took Second and Third Place in the Dessert Competition. Shannon won second prize with her Two Face Brownies (brownies with cheese cake inside) and Denise won third prize for her Ginger Snap cookies.  Wrapping up our winning streak,  Deb Kelley won the coveted IPFW Bingo White Mastodon (as in White Elephant gift) Prize. This is awarded to the last person standing in the last Bingo game each year at Summerfest. The rules are that the prize must be prominently displayed in the winning department for the year until Summerfest rolls around again.  Each department may re-arrange and add to the decoration but not remove any items. The library has added reading glasses and a book to the White Mastodon - of course.

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