January 2016 Volume 8 Issue 5
Follow the renovation @ ipfw.edu/libraryrefresh
  
Construction has begun on all floors of the Helmke Library.  Ceilings and interior walls have come down and contractors are busy cutting a hole in the second floor and removing 700 lb. blocks of concrete and steel for the new stairs connecting the first and second floors.  So far the renovation is on schedule.

While the main library is closed for the year-long renovation (January-December 2016), we've got you covered:
  • The Library Services Center at the first floor entrance to the Library is our new service hub.  Stop in to request Reserves and to pick-up books or DVDs from our collection or from another library; check out a laptop or iPad, have a research consultation, or Ask-a-Librarian 
  • Library Services Center is open 7 days/week (see hours below)
  • There is an additional information desk on the Skybridge
  • Skybridge is open for use with an information desk and more tables and chairs
  • Student access computer labs on campus include the new 24/7 computer lab in Neff 113
  • Check back in to watch progress on the Refresh website

 

Helmke Library Renovations

January  2016 - December 2016

 

Library Services Center open at first floor library entrance


Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: Noon - 9:00 pm
 

Special Needs Grants due March 15 to your Liaison Librarian
  
The Library Special Needs Grants support the need for library materials for undergraduate and graduate education such as new courses or programs, collection deficiencies and maintaining existing collection strengths. One caveat is that materials are a one-time purchases only; Special Needs Grants may not be used for subscriptions or recurring costs.
  • The amount per request is $3,000 maximum.
  • All grant requests must be submitted to your liaison librarian for initial consultation and approval. Grants are then evaluated internally and forwarded to the Senate Library Subcommittee for a decision. 
  • Deadline: March 15, 2016 for Helmke Library Special Needs Grant applications

More information on the Special Needs Grants Policy and the application form can be found at library.ipfw.edu/about/policies/special-needs-grants.html

50 Years of Government Information at IPFW:
A Look at Carper W. Buckley's Signature
  
In 1965, just one year after the founding of the IPFW combined campus, Helmke Library joined the U.S. Depository Library Program, becoming a campus and community destination for government information.  At the start of 2016, we look back over the last 50 years and invite you to view the official agreement between IPFW and the United States Government Printing Office (GPO): "Acceptance of Designation as a Depository For United States Government Publications."   At the very bottom of this document is the signature of Carper W. Buckley, dated June 2, 1965.  Who is Carper W. Buckley, you might ask?  His name is unfamiliar to most of us, and yet, as the U.S. Government's Superintendent of Documents, Buckley received as many as 15,000 letters a day.  Most of these letters were routine requests for GPO publications, such the best-seller pamphlet, "Infant Care," which, by the early 1960s, had sold more copies than Gone with the Wind.  However, Buckley also heard from citizens afraid that IPFW and the Federal Depository Libraries were providing classified information to the Russians.  Buckley explained that only declassified documents were made available to the public (see "The Harassed Chief of the Federal Printing Office," New York Herald Tribune, 2/25/1961).  Carper W. Buckley's signature of designation marked IPFW's beginnings as a steward of public information. 

The Government Printing Office is now the Government Publishing Office, a change which reflects GPO's immersion in both digital and print publishing.  As a Depository Library, IPFW Helmke Library supports free access to GPO's over 1 billion items that can be accessed electronically.  And, Helmke also offers an excellent print collection of documents - including key publications from Congress, the President, Justice Department, Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, CIA, Patent and Trademark Office, and Census Bureau, just to name a few -- as well as important historical materials, such as the U.S. Serial Set.  These documents are of tremendous interdisciplinary relevance and touch upon fields as diverse as biology, economics, engineering, the health sciences, and business.  For more information, check out Helmke Library's Government Gateway, visit USA.gov, or contact Ann Marshall.
BePress Unveils New Look for Opus Faculty Profiles 
  
If you currently have a faculty profile in the SelectedWorks area of Opus, you may have recently noticed a significant change in its look.  BePress has rebuilt SelectedWorks from the ground up, and, although there will be a small learning curve, the changes should make the platform considerably more user-friendly for faculty wishing to manage their own profiles.  In addition to text citations and abstracts, Faculty Profiles will now also be able to feature such multimedia items as photographs, artwork, and videos.

The new SelectedWorks provides two presentation models for faculty profiles - a "card" view and a list view.  Click here to view Dean Cheryl Truesdell's profile in the List view.  Click here to view Susan Anderson's profile in the Card view format.  Right now, SelectedWorks profiles are defaulting to the card view.  If you would like to switch your profile to the list view, which is more similar in look and feel to the old SelectedWorks, click on the three line icon at the top right of your screen, choose "Account Settings," and change the Works Display to "Display my Works using the List View."

Look for more information about the changes to SelectedWorks in the near future.  For more information, please contact David Dunham, Scholarly Communications Librarian.  If you do not have a SelectedWorks profile, this is an exciting time to begin exploring the ways the SelectedWorks platform can help you display and promote your scholarly and creative works.
Registration Open January 11 - February 1 for 19th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 
   
Online registration is open now through February 1, 2016 for student participants in the 19th Annual Symposium on March 30, 2016.

Your encouragement and support of your students' research and of the Symposium as faculty mentors, panelists, judges and attendees make the symposium the beacon for highlighting student research here at IPFW. Remind your graduate and undergraduate students that the deadline for a proposal for the Symposium is February 1, 2016.
 
February preparation workshops
Encourage your student presenters to attend a helpful panel discussion on translating a research or creative endeavor project into an attractive, succinct and effective poster. No RSVP needed; free pizza!
  • Tuesday, Feb 16 @ noon-1pm, Honors Program Center
    • Prof. Jeffrey Malanson
    • Prof. Punya Nachappa
  • Wednesday, Feb 17 @ 11am-noon, Honors Program Center
    • Prof. Katie Malanson
    • Prof. Deborah Poling
The last of the preparation workshop series will be scheduled in March to cover the nuts and bolts, the software, graphics, and technical support available to produce the poster. Watch for announcements of time and place.

Consider these Symposium opportunities:
  • If you are interested in being considered as a faculty judge for the symposium (short time blocks on March 30 for judging to be assigned), please contact Tina Gasnarez, IPFW Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • Consider bringing a class to view and discuss the posters from your discipline or learn from those outside your discipline; it's a great opportunity to have students participate in peer review and critiques. 
  • Encourage your student presenters to attend a helpful panel discussion on February 16 or 17 for tips on translating a research or creative endeavor project into an attractive, succinct and effective poster. More information at http://www.ipfw.edu/offices/sponsored-programs/students/student-research-and-creative-endeavor-symposium-2016-.html. No RSVP needed; free pizza!  Faculty mentors welcome, too!
Questions? Contact Tina Gasnarez, IPFW Office of Sponsored Programs and member of the Symposium Planning Committee.
Library People and Accomplishments 
  
Tiff Adkins has been appointed to IPFW's inaugural Leadership Academy.  The Academy includes individuals nominated by Deans and Vice Chancellors.  The 6-12 month program includes a series of workshops and a required, funded project.
 
Denise Buhr has been appointed to the Communicator Editorial Board. Her term is for two calendar years, 2016 and 2017.  Denise is the liaison librarian to the Department of Communication and the Journalism Program and has been instrumental in archiving the print copies of the Communicator and creating the digital archive as well.

David Dunham has been awarded a $1,500 Professional Development grant from the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Scholarly Communications Committee to attend this year's SPARC MORE (Meeting on Openness in Research & Education) Conference in San Antonio, TX.

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