May 2015 Volume 7 Issue 10
Opus: IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Commons
The Helmke Library is excited to introduce a new area within Opus, the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Commons, which is designed to promote and showcase student research and creative endeavor. IPFW provides many valuable opportunities for students, both undergraduates and graduates, to collaborate with members of the faculty on research, publications, presentations, and creative works. The Student Research and Creative Endeavor Commons allows students to see their works published in an institutional repository and to have a permanent URL to the work to share with potential employers and graduate schools.

The Student Research and Creative Endeavor Commons includes diverse student endeavors ranging from the IPFW Department of History Undergraduate Conference and Science and Society at IPFW (SASI) to the full-text Journal of the Advanced Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Investigation

The Student Research and Creative Endeavor Commons also includes sections for Student/Faculty Collaborative Presentations and Publications. All Opus submission forms will ask whether the faculty work included collaboration with students. With a "Yes" response, a link to the work will automatically appear in the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Commons as well as in the faculty listing.

One of the first residents in the Commons is the body of student posters from the March 2015 Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium. Posters are presented as thumbnails alphabetized by student names and accompanied by brief descriptions. This new format will make the Symposium pages both more aesthetically pleasing and easier to navigate. The 2010-2014 IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium pages will be reloaded in this new format.

We encourage you to link to Opus section from your school or departmental home pages in order to
highlight the work of both faculty and students. 
The Helmke Library invites ideas and suggestions for additions to the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Commons. If you have collaborations with students or student publications and presentations that you would like to highlight, please contact David Dunham, Scholarly Communications Librarian.
Special Needs Grants Awarded
The Senate Library Subcommittee met on April 16th to review grant applications for the purchase of library materials - print or non-print - which cannot be purchased through the usual library acquisition processes. These grants support need for library materials for undergraduate and graduate education such as new courses or program, to address collection deficiencies, and to maintain existing collection strengths. The following requests were recommended for full funding by the Senate Library Subcommittee.

The deadline for next year's Special Needs grant requests is March 15, 2016. 
Title of Proposal
Educational StudiesGail HickeyService Learning: Instructional Resources
HistoryDeborah BauerFrench History and Espionage History Books
MusicJohn Okley Egger
Music Education Special Needs Proposal
NursingConnie ColeAdult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program Needs
NursingDeb PolingGraduate Nursing: Launching New Horizons
PhilosophyJeff StrayerPlato, Aristotle, and Ancient Philosophy
PsychologyJay JacksonGender and Psychology

Library is All Charged Up
The library has received five charging stations for mobile devices through a fund-raising collaboration with EBSCO Professional Partnership Group. Two locally-owned businesses, Tim Hortons and Jimmy Johns, purchased the charging stations for the library. The charging stations are located in the 24/7 computing/study lounge, library first, second and fourth floors, and the skybridge. Each station has eight charging cords for both Apple and Android products.
Overnight at the Library


Helmke Library once again was open 24/7 during dead week and finals week thanks to generous funding from IPSGA and the IPFW administration. The library opened at 8:00am Monday, April 27 and did not close until 6:00pm Friday, May 8. During these 12 days, 23,382 people visited the library.
Library Summer Hours: May 18 - August 7, 2015
Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Library People and Accomplishments
We are happy to announce that Ann Marshall has accepted the tenure-track Librarian position which includes liaison services to the departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science and Philosophy/Religious Studies and coordinating responsibility for the Helmke Library's government documents.

Ann will join the Helmke Library on July 1, 2015.

Ann received her BA in Urban Studies with an Economics Minor at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. In addition to her Master of Library Science degree from Syracuse University, Ann has an MA in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY and a PhD from the Social Science Program.

Ann comes to IPFW from the University of Rochester where she had eleven years of experience as the subject specialist for political science. At the University of Rochester, Ann worked closely with the first year writing program, provided in-class library instruction for courses on a wide variety of themes, crafted and taught a writing course, and worked as a librarian writing consultant in the college writing center, experiences which informed her pedagogical development as a librarian.

We look forward to Ann working with the faculty, staff and students of her liaison areas, joining the Library's instruction program, and collaborating with her on new library initiatives.

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