October 2016 Volume 9 Issue 2
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Fun Features in the Renovated Library


The Clouds

Most people have heard of cumulus, cirrus & stratus clouds, but what about Artistic Azure, Bashful Beige & Grateful Glass clouds?  In January 2017, visitors to the newly renovated Helmke Library will become familiar with these clouds, too.   

The clouds, beautiful, opaque polycarbonate discs, are visible as visitors approach the new stairs connecting the first and second floors. The soft opaque disks in overlapping positions float high above the stairs and filter the lighting. The Artistic Azure, Bashful Beige, & Grateful Glass clouds, produced by Armstrong World Industries, measure 48" in diameter and 4" in depth.  


The Glass  

A colored, opaque glass wall flanks the staircase in the Second floor Learning Commons. The write-able, erase-able surface will be a great gathering spot for brainstorming and group study.  


The Media Wall
Large flat screen monitors on the first and second floors will carry IPFW and Library messaging as well as cycling creative, topical content. The monitors will also be used for speakers' presentations and events, art, or news stories and may be used separately or as one display.  

Watch for renovation updates and news of our spring semester re-opening
Questions, comments, compliments or complaints?
Contact Cheryl Truesdell at 260.481.6506
Library Benefits for Official University Retirees
As IPFW employees consider the Purdue early retirement offer, HR and the library have received questions about continued access to library services and resources. 

The answer is that official retirees and emeritus faculty keep their library privileges but need to request a network account from ITS. This network account will allow access to library databases.

Official retirees and emeritus faculty may check out books for loan periods of 120 days and use Document Delivery Service and Request Delivery services. 

IT services account information: https://www.ipfw.edu/offices/its/accounts/retirees.html  
mDON Collection: Fort Wayne Art School - A Retrospective 

The Fort Wayne Art School opened in 1888. Over the next ninety years it gained a national reputation for excellent expert art instruction, even as it changed names, locations, and personnel.  It also showcased exhibitions of works by local, national, and international artists.  In 1977, the museum separated from the Art School, eventually becoming the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, while the educational component formed IPFW's Department of Fine Arts.  This digital collection currently contains 75 photographs, yearbooks, exhibition catalogues, brochures, and other documents that highlight the history of the Fort Wayne Art School.

Documentation is incomplete on many of the items; any information you can provide will help make the collection more useful! Please contact the library's Digital Initiatives Administrator, Jill Dunkel.  
Purdue Library Scholars Grant Available
Deadline Friday, November 11, 2016 
The research of Purdue faculty may require visiting unique collections beyond Purdue. The focus of the Library Scholars Grant program is to support access to unique collections of information around the country and world for these faculty members. The 2016-2017 Library Scholars Grant offers funding in amounts of up to $5000 for travel-related expenses and fees charged by the library or collection owner.

Each recipient will be asked to present a seminar about the information-related activities supported by the grant.

Eligibility for the 2016-2017 Library Scholars Grant program includes not-only untenured tenure-track Purdue faculty but also Purdue associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2014 and later.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 11, 2016:
  1. The grant is only available to IPFW faculty in Purdue mission departments; consult this listing of IPFW departments with their IU/Purdue mission designation
  2. As part of the submission process, applicants are required to consult with their liaison librarian who must write a letter of support for the proposal
  3. Full guidelines and submission instructions available at: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/scholars
Library People and Accomplishments 
During fall break, in an on-bus lecture during the fourth annual IPFW Fall Tour, David Dunham, ISI Librarian, discussed issues of copyright, the IPFW open access policy, and the opportunities open access publishing offers to faculty members.

Shannon Johnson, ISI Librarian, has been accepted to the 2017 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Immersion Teaching with Technology Track. A face-to-face program component begins at the March 2017 meeting of ACRL in Baltimore and is followed by an online component.  The 2017 Immersion Teaching with Technology program will provide a practical framework for evaluating learning technologies in order to integrate them more effectively into face-to-face and/or online teaching.

Debra Haley, Assistant Manager of the Library Service Desk, received an IPFW briefcase in recognition of having received 15 RIPPLES nominations.

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