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October 2013 Volume 6 Issue 3
Library Scholars Grant
Purdue-mission faculty eligible to apply by November 15, 2013 deadline
The Library Scholars Grant program, administered by the Purdue University Libraries, supports access to uniq ue collections of information found around the country and the world.  Untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue-mission faculty and Purdue-mission associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2011 or later are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000. The proposal must include a letter of support from your Helmke liaison librarian and must be submitted by 5pm Friday, November 15, 2013.

The Library Scholars Grant Program supports expenses associated with travel to archives or collections beyond Purdue, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc.

This is a great funding opportunity to support access to library materials and unique collections necessary for your research! 
November Information Sessions:
2014 Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium 
Information Sessions for students and faculty mentors interested in participating in the March 28, 2014 Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium will be held in the IPFW Learning Commons, Library Second Floor on:
Poster Symposium
Monday, November 11 @ 12 noon 
Tuesday, November 12 @ 2 pm

Come hear from a panel of faculty mentors and past student participants, and ask questions about the process and impact of student undergraduate research.  
Apps-olutely: Project Management

You work hard, but do you work efficiently? Project management is key to any success, whether professional or personal. Here are some apps that can help.


30/30 (free): This simple and gorgeous task manager will keep you working on time. Assign time periods and alerts to your to-do list items and 30/30 will gently (or stridently) remind you when it's time to switch tasks. 30/30 is ideal for those who subscribe to the Pomodoro technique of time management.


MindNode ($9.99): It's well-established that mind mapping can help you organize ideas while inspiring new connections and creativity. MindNode is a celebrated tool for digital brainstorming, colorfully organizing and visualizing the links between each noted item. Maps can be manipulated and rearranged, then exported and shared as images or documents. The $20 desktop software for Mac enables you to add images and documents to your maps as well. Though more pricey than many apps, MindNode has been identified as one of the best productivity apps of the last few years and provides a welcome relief to the myriad list-making apps available.


What are your favorite productivity and project management apps? Send your suggestions to overhaue@ipfw.edu and look for a follow-up column in the next Helmke Highlights.

The Eagle: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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On October 1, Congress rolled out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the ACA or "Obamacare."  This month the Eagle tackles the legislation and point users towards accurate resources.

 

The Health Insurance Marketplace is the government portal to discover which healthcare options are available to individuals and employers. The website is the preferred method for enrolling, though those interested also have the option of mailing in a paper application (application form and instructions), or enrolling on the phone at 1-800-318-2596. The ACA is also on social media, and has live chat available through the Marketplace. On the front line for inquiries are Application Assistants, volunteers who are trained to handle the application process.

 

Each state also has Navigators, who are qualified to help applicants with a broader range of questions. Navigators have 30-40 hours of training, understand privacy and security laws, and must pass an annual certification process. They are also available for larger group trainings.

 

Because there were many months between signing the law and the rollout, scammers had plenty of time to plot. In addition to the usual tricks of trying to get Social Security Numbers or bank account information via phone or email, another popular scam is providing fee-based "help" with your insurance application. Though Navigators are paid by the government, they will never collect any money from applicants. Anyone who claims to be a Navigator but wants to be paid is not a legitimate Navigator and should be reported to the FCC.

 

Local help is also available. At www.in.gov/healthcarereform, visitors can find information on the Healthy Indiana Plan and a list of Navigators for Indiana. This list is growing, so if you don't see a Navigator close to your location, one should be added soon. There is also information on Application Assistants, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Small Business Health Options, and Non-English support at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/.  Inspire also hosts a page of resources and links.

 

The ACA represents a seismic shift in how healthcare is handled in the United States, and is likely to create more legislation as Congress works on refining the process. For questions regarding the Act, or more generalized help searching government information, librarian Brandon Bowen is always ready to help.

 

Happy searching!

 
Helmke Highlights Library Staff
Librarian Denise Buhr owns a small u-pick apple orchard.  For several years, she has donated unsold apples to the Community Harvest Food Bank. Friends, family, co-workers and people from her church recently pitched in and picked this year's bumper crop -- over 3,000 pounds of apples!  Denise expects to be able to make another donation to the food bank before the end of the season.
  
Librarians Susan Anderson, Brandon Bowen, Shannon Johnson and Cheryl Truesdell made presentations at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference: 

Susan M. Anderson and Cheryl B. Truesdell. (2013) Superheroes Revealed: Library Program Review. Presented at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Brandon Bowen, Ruth Frasur, Lynn Mehringer, and Carrie Sanders. (2013) It's a bird, it's a plane... No, it's the Indiana Library Leadership Academy!  Presented at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Shannon Johnson. Fanfiction 101: Customizing Your Superheroes. (2013) Presented at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Tina Baich, Dave Scherer, Cheri Smith, James Tolbert, and Cheryl B. Truesdell. (2013) What is Scholarly Communication and Open Access: An Introduction. Presented at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. 

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