April 2015 Volume 7 Issue 9
Helmke Library Refresh Delayed:
Start of renovation projected for December 2015
The start of the library renovation has been rescheduled from an August 2015 start date to the end of the fall 2015 semester.  While the dates have changed, the arrangements for library services to be relocated during the construction period remain the same.  Beginning spring 2016, January 11, 2016, library services will be offered from the first floor annex (current 24/7 computing, study and snack lounge) and the second floor sky bridge. It is expected that the newly renovated library will be open for spring 2017. Stay tuned for more news. 
Questions?  Contact Cheryl Truesdell at 260-481-6506.
IPFW Open Access Policy
The IPFW Faculty Senate approved the IPFW Open Access Policy (SD14-28) on Monday, April 13, 2015.  While many universities across the nation have adopted Open Access policies, IPFW is only the third university in Indiana to do so. 

The Open Access Policy at IPFW has three primary goals: to assert faculty control over the distribution and future of intellectual and creative content, to disseminate the fruits of faculty research and scholarship as widely as possible, and to collect and preserve in perpetuity IPFW's intellectual and creative output.

The policy automatically gives IPFW certain non-exclusive rights to any scholarly articles faculty members complete after its adoption date.  By granting the rights in advance of future publications, the policy frees faculty from the need to negotiate with publishers and secures the rights even when faculty fail to request them from publishers.  The FAQs detail the faculty's options for sharing, embargo or opt-out.  This policy will be administered by the Helmke Library and the Senate Library Subcommittee.

IPFW faculty may submit an updated CV or a list of current publications to the library for loading into Opus.  Going forward, this policy will give faculty the opportunity to add the full-text of their work to Opus along with the citations and metadata about the work.  Faculty may either attach an electronic copy of the final, peer-reviewed, edited version of their work with the CV or librarians will contact faculty to request manuscripts. 
New Laptops Available for Borrowing
In 2011, IPSGA supported a pilot project to purchase 15 laptops for the library to lend as part of the Learning Commons services.  The laptop checkout service became a popular service with an excellent ROI!  Over the last 5 years the laptops have been checked out 5,320 times averaging $3.00/loan.

IPSGA responded to a request to replace and upgrade the laptops and granted funds to ITS for the purchase 16 new laptops to continue to lend, free of charge, to IPFW students and faculty.  The new laptops are lightweight (3.6 lbs) Dell Latitude E7440 with a Core i7 and 2.1 GHz CPU, 14" and 1920 x 1080 dpi display, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB solid state drive.  The laptops are also equipped with a camera with microphone.  Logon time is speedy, averaging one minute and thirty seconds and the laptops provide access to all IPFW lab applications and campus-wide printing. 
Library Events for Study and Finals Weeks


  • Library Open 24/7: Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 8, 2015
The library will be open 24/7 during study week and finals week.  Beginning Monday, April 27, the library will remain open until 6:00 pm on Friday, May 8, 2015. The extended hours are made possible by funding from IPSGA and IPFW administration.  Thank you!
  • Coffee-Study Break: A Yawn is a Silent Scream for Coffee

Reduce the yawning during Finals Week.  Helmke Library and Student Affairs will be serving up coffee and snacks at the Coffee/Study Break Table during the first three days of finals week.  Stop by between 5:00-8:00 p.m. each night from Monday, May 4, through Wednesday, May 6, for coffee, snacks, and words of encouragement.  Good luck with finals!

Faculty and staff who would like to serve at the coffee table are encouraged to contact Tiff Adkins in the Library at 481-6708.  Come and join the fun in supporting our students!
  • Therapy Dogs

PAWS (Pets Assisting Well-Being and Success) will be in the Learning Commons, library second floor, May 4, 5, and 6 from 11 am - 1 pm with therapy dogs.  These therapy dogs have been a big hit on campus during finals week and their value is demonstrated by research which has found that a few minutes spent with therapy dogs can lower stress levels.

  • IPFW Center for Healthy Living to Provide Stress Management

The IPFW Center for Healthy Living Peer Health Educators will be in the Learning Commons on Wednesday, April 29th, 7:00-9:00 pm to offer stress management activities and provide resources for students to cope with stress related to final exams.  The Peer Educators will provide information on smart time management practices, information about campus resources and organizations that provide tools for dealing with stress. 

Little Free Library


The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne is celebrating its Centennial in 2015 and has chosen the installation of 100 Little Free Libraries in the Fort Wayne area as its local service project.  The Little Free Library, Inc. is a worldwide movement to promote literacy and build community.  The program operates on the concept of "Take a Book, Return a Book."  When someone takes a book, they may return the same book or a different book.  It's all about sharing and it promises a rotating collection of great reading. 

The Helmke Library has joined this effort with the installation of a Little Free Library in front of the library's main entrance.  The Division of Continuing Studies decorated the Little Library, provided the first 10 free books to stock the Little Library and has donated money for its upkeep in the coming years.  The Helmke Library is the designated steward for the Little Free Library and will make sure that the Little Free Library remains stocked with books.

We welcome the IPFW faculty, staff, and students and the wider community to "check out" our contribution to the Rotary's mission "Service Above Self."

Net Neutrality or Open Internet: Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 30, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Library first floor

Join a panel of experts for a lively discussion of net neutrality and what the Open Internet rules by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) means for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, startups and more.
According to the FCC, the rules are designed to protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation's broadband networks. An Open Internet means consumers can go where they want, when they want; innovators can develop products and services without asking for permission; and broadband Internet access providers cannot block, throttle, or establish fast/slow lanes to lawful content.
  • Adolfo Coronado, Professor of Information Systems at IPFW
  • John Kaufeld, Chief Communications Officer at IPFW
  • Kevin Mullett, Director of Visibility and Social Media at Cirrus ABS, Fort Wayne
Library Summer Hours: May 18 - August 7, 2015
Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
IPFW's Big Event

The Helmke Library was represented at The Big Event on Saturday, April 11th by David Dunham, IPFW's newest librarian.  He joined a group of IPFW students and staff at the H.O.P.E. for Animals. He found that it's a great way to get to know what IPFW is all about:

"It was a nice day to work outside, and I got to meet one of IPFW's counselors who works in Walb, several members of a student group dedicated to mental health, a few athletes, and some students who are trying to get a sorority going at IPFW.  A few even recognized me as one of the librarians!  Now I also know of a low cost place to get pets vaccinated!"
IPFW Launches Summer Camps Website
Many IPFW departments offer summer programming for youth and now there is an online site that will make it easier for people to find the information. There are listings for writing, business, art, dance, music, theatre, reading, athletics and science camps and classes for youth, with an emphasis on summer programming, although some groups offer year-round programming as well.
Library People and Accomplishments
Student achievements
Helmke Library and the Learning Commons would not be able to function without assistance from our student employees.  Attending college and working is an achievement in itself.  This academic year, a number of our student employees have done even more.

Carmen showcased and presented her research of the Post-World War II KKK at IPFW's 7th Annual Undergraduate History Conference.  She is a member of the Model UN Team.  Carmen also works for Admissions as a Student Admissions representative, giving campus tours to prospective students.


Erica is a photography major who is graduating this semester.  Her senior thesis exhibition is on display now through May 17 in the Krull Gallery at the Main Allen County Public Library.  She plans to move to Asheville, North Carolina and start her photography career there.


Kayla wears several hats in the library.  She works at the Service Desk, and is the scanner for mDON (mastodon Digital Object Network).  Occasionally she helps out at the Learning Commons Desk.  Kayla is an OLS major with a Fine Arts minor.  She plans to graduate with a bachelor's degree in May 2016.
Luisa is President of the Model UN Team.  She has received a scholarship from the Honors Program to study in Germany this summer.  Besides working at the Learning Commons Desk, Luisa works for CASA in the math testing center and as a Spanish tutor.

Matt is graduating this semester with a bachelor's degree in English.  He will attend IUPUI next fall to obtain a Master of Library Science degree.  Matt presented at the East Central Writing Centers Association conference this spring and attended a Peace Conference at Notre Dame.

Paige has three campus jobs.  She works at the library's Service Desk and the Learning Commons Desk, and for ITS as a lab consultant.  She is graduating this semester with a bachelor's degree in English Literature.  Paige will start working toward a master's degree in English Writing here at IPFW in August.
Sean is graduating this semester with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in French. He will be attending the University of Maine next fall for an M.A. in French. This summer, he will be studying French in Quebec. 
Tim is a graduate English student.  He attended a literary conference at Western Illinois University and the 2015 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention.  Tim is a member of the IPFW chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, and is a member of the IPFW AdapoDons Wheelchair Basketball team.  Tim has had three articles published in Wordy by Nature, and participated in the 2015 Department of English and Linguistics' Graduate Colloquium.  Tim loves and collects rare books.  He recently discovered an 1829 William M. Thackeray manuscript that included hand sketches and wood prints.  Tim will graduate from IPFW in May 2016.  He plans to attend Florida State University in the fall of 2016 to earn a Master of Library Science degree.

Zach participated in the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium.  The title of his project was "Does looking at alternate unemployment rates help?"  Zach is active in Delta Sigma Pi, and is currently the Senior Vice President of its IPFW chapter.

Tiff Adkins, Susan M. Anderson, Beth Boatright, and Sue Skekloff (2015).  Statewide Transfer General Education Core: Librarian and Faculty Collaboration on Information Literacy. Presented at 2015 Area Dean's Teaching Conference, Fort Wayne, IN. http://opus.ipfw.edu/lib_facpres/61

Shannon F. Johnson and Ludwika Goodson (2015). Faculty Development Centers and Libraries: United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Presented at Association of College and Research Libraries Conference (ACRL), Portland, OR. Published in 2015 ACRL Proceedings. http://opus.ipfw.edu/lib_facpres/62

Shannon F. Johnson, Lisa Jarrell, and Tiff Adkins (2015). Dual Credit Programs and Impact on IL Instruction. Presented at Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Portland, OR. Published in 2015 ACRL Proceedings. http://opus.ipfw.edu/lib_facpres/63/

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