May 2016 Volume 8 Issue 9
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Library renovation continues through December 2016
The library renovation is approaching the half-way point and, so far, is on schedule to be completed by the end of December. Until then, get research help, books, or laptops and iPads in the Library Services Center, first floor entrance to the Library, or use our online services at Ask-a-Librarian or library website.

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Questions, comments, compliments or complaints?
Contact Cheryl Truesdell at 260.481.6506 
Library Email Notices Caught in Clutter
The Outlook email program used by staff and faculty has a "Clutter" feature that attempts to automatically move unimportant messages into a Clutter folder for later viewing. Unfortunately the Clutter process will sometimes move important library notifications such as book & article arrivals or due date reminders. Even after marking an item as "Not Clutter", the system can continue to move similar items into the Clutter folder.

If you find the Clutter feature to be more of a hindrance than a help, you can turn this off by logging into the web version of Outlook and following these steps from IT Services to disable Clutter:
  1. Click the Gear symbol > Options > Clutter
  2. Click the radio button "Don't separate items identified as Clutter"
  3. Click Save
  4. This will stop sorting and labeling items, but items already in the Clutter folder will remain in the Clutter folder
Special Needs Grant Awards  

The Senate Library Subcommittee met on April 21st to review grant applications for the purchase of library materials - print and non-print - to support undergraduate and graduate curriculum needs for new courses or programs, collection deficiencies, and to build upon existing collection strengths. The following requests were recommended for funding by the Committee. 

The deadline for next year's Special Needs grant requests is March 15, 2017.

Title of Proposal
Amount Awarded
Educational StudiesGail HickeyEDUC F200 Diverse Communities Resources$772
Lee RobertsYearning for Yiddish in the IPFW Film Collection$3207
MusicSam SavageVocal Area Needs
NursingDeb PolingTransformative leadership transcends graduate education
PhilosophyJeff StrayerAncient/Aesthetics - Philosophy of Art
Professional StudiesLidija HurniEvidence-Based Practices in Marriage and Family Therapy
PsychologyJay JacksonMaterials for Teaching about the Psychology of Aging and Human Sexuality


American Library Association Releases 2016 State of American Libraries  
The American Library Association's annual State of America's library report examines issues and trends in academic, school, and public libraries. The theme of the 2016 report is Libraries Transform emphasizing the value, impact, and services provided by library professionals and libraries of all types.

Trends in academic libraries are assessment, Learning Commons, and digital scholarship. 
A recent study by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Assessment in Action program, documents the growing body of evidence demonstrating the positive contributions of academic libraries to student learning and success in five key areas:
  • improved information literacy competencies for first-year students
  • increased student success in connection with library usage
  • documented student retention with library instruction
  • demonstrated library contributions to collaborative academic student support
  • enhanced student learning with library research consultation services
Providing space for student collaboration was reported as a high priority for nearly 90% of academic institutions, and many academic libraries, like IPFW, are designing Learning Commons to provide collaborative study spaces, research, writing, tutoring and IT services, and access to a variety of technologies for enhancing student success.

Another trend is the provision of digital scholarship expertise and services in all types of academic libraries.

The entire report can be found at: "State of America's Libraries Report 2016", American Library Association, March 28, 2016.
Library Services Center's Summer Hours
May 16 - August 7
Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

Closed Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
Closed Monday, July 4, Independence Day
Library People and Accomplishments 
David Dunham, Scholarly Communications and liaison librarian to the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Math and Physics, presented a poster titled "Predator and Prey: A Study in the Prevalence of Articles Originally Published by 'Predatory Publishers' in an Institutional Repository" at the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI): 2016 Annual Meeting on May 6, 2016 at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Mr. Dunham also gave a presentation titled "The Vital Role of Librarians as Educators in Seeking to Mature an Institutional Repository and Implement an Open Access Policy" at the 2016 Statewide Libraries Day at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis on May 20, 2016.  As of June 2016, Mr. Dunham will also be moving from the position of Vice-Chair of the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) to the position of Chair."

Ann Marshall, Government Documents and liaison librarian to the departments of Anthropology, History, Philosophy, and Political Science, was elected to serve on the American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) Awards Committee. The Committee reviews and recommends recipients of seven national awards totaling over $10,000 annually. The awards honor individuals, institution or other non-commercial groups who have made significant contribution to the field of government documents and encourage government document librarianship through scholarships and funds for travel and study.

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