2015 Celebration of Scholarship

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By , January 15, 2015 10:19 am

2015 Celebration of Scholarship, Creative Activity and Professional Achievement Event

Mark your calendars to attend and share your 2014 professional accomplishments at this year’s Celebration of Scholarship, Creative Activity and Professional Achievement being held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm in Irwin Library.

2014 Celebration of Scholarship

2014 Celebration of Scholarship

Sponsored by Butler Libraries and the Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship, this event showcases faculty and staff research, scholarship, creative activity, and grant funding via posters.  This year, we are asking you to submit a citation and brief abstract of one or two pieces of work completed in 2014.  This information will be displayed on posters along with your name, college and picture for reception attendees to read short excerpts of colleagues’ professional achievements.  The linked form below will walk you through the abstract submission process (grant proposals do not need to be submitted).  Submissions are due:  Friday, February 13.

Our March 18 reception is your opportunity to view other’s professional accomplishments, meet up with colleagues, and celebrate our institution’s contributions to the advancement of knowledge.  Wine, appetizers, live music, and brief remarks by our Provost make this event a special opportunity to take a break and appreciate the collective research and publication output of the Butler community.

Please fill out the form below to share your contributions and plan on attending the March 18 reception:

Scholarship, Creative Activity and Professional Achievement Form – Submissions due February 13: https://butler.formstack.com/forms/celebrationofscholarship2015.

Contact Amanda Starkel astarkel@butler.edu concerning questions about submission.

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Library/CAT Duck Drop

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By , January 9, 2015 2:20 pm

Today Library and Center for Academic Technology (CAT) staff battled it out for who would reign supreme as King or Queen Duck in our annual staff Duck Drop. Master of Ceremonies, and University Archivist, Sally Childs-Helton ensured all rules were adhered to in this cut-throat battle for glory. Tensions ran high throughout, and in a finish that will go down in Duck Drop history, Tim Thomas, Associate Director of CAT, won the illustrious grand prize during his first time in the games!

Duck Drop Collage

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Business Research Workshop

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By , December 16, 2014 10:57 am

We extend our congratulations to the 17 Butler students who participated this semester in the Business Research Workshop sponsored by Butler University Libraries.


Pictured are some of the interns from the Butler Business Consulting Group who earned a Certificate of Completion for the Business Research Workshop.

Pictured are some of the interns from the Butler Business Consulting Group who earned a Certificate of Completion for the Business Research Workshop.

The Workshop, led by Business Librarian Teresa Williams, is a five-week series of in-class and online sessions on open access resources for business information.  Participants receive training on resources they can freely access after graduation, including federal and state government search portals, industry and trade sites, and public library offerings for the business community.  Students also learn about advanced Google search techniques for business research.


The business majors who participated in the Fall 2014 Workshop included interns from the Butler Business Consulting Group and several students who work for the Information Commons program.  Each received a Certificate of Completion, plus research skills they can use now for coursework and later throughout their careers.


To find out how you can sign up for future sessions of the Business Research Workshop, please contact Teresa Williams at twilliam@butler.edu.

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Stress-Less Tips from Your Library Student Liaison

By , December 11, 2014 6:47 pm

It’s that time of year again! Study spaces are becoming harder to find, as students begin to buckle down in preparation for finals week. Although many students have been working on group projects and papers throughout the year, here are some updates about Irwin Library that you can use to help you get through the end of the semester!

Use our new study spaces

New Bar Stools

The new bar stools at the Irwin Library “charge bar.”


We have updated and added new study spaces at  Irwin, making them more comfortable and visually appealing to students, especially those who are in for the long haul. After students voted on the carpet of their choice, Irwin staff jumped at the opportunity to make this request a reality. The carpet also matches the comfortable new barstools at Irwin Library, which made their debut earlier this week. If you would like a comfortable way to study, charge your devices, and to store your belongings, the bar stools are the best way to go.


Collaborate as a group

Butler University Irwin LIbrary new facilities September 24, 2014.

Irwin Library has two collaboration stations for group project work.


If you have a group presentation or project to work on, Irwin Library’s collaboration stations are the most convenient and effective spaces on campus. They allow groups to view presentations, footage, and to make critiques while they information is displayed on a monitors. With these stations, students are able to listen to audio together with multiple head-phone jacks, and can connect their computers or iPads to the monitors.

Make those last minute video edits

If you have to work with media or digital technology at the end of the semester, you no longer have to go to Fairbanks to do so! The rich media center in the “tech quad” on the first floor allows students to make edits to video projects, convert VHS tapes into .mp4 format, and to transcribe audio into a text document–all of which are quite helpful to students under a deadline.

And finally, don’t forget to take a break and breathe

Because students have requested more extended library hours, Irwin Library has decided to host two 24-hour stress-less events this semester!

The Paws and Think therapy dogs at the Spring ’14 Stress-Less event.

Join us for our annual 24-hour stress-less events on Dec. 14th and Dec. 15th.

The first night, Sunday, December 14th, the therapy dogs from Paws and Think will visit from 6-8:00 p.m, followed by free pizza at 8:30 p.m. Last year the the therapy dogs provided students a different type of study break that for many felt like home. The organization often helps groups with post-traumatic stress disorder and disabilities, as the dogs offer a sense of love and relief.

On Monday, December 15th, we are serving holiday cookies and having mini massages from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. There will also be festive holiday coloring sheets for students to color and display in the library. We will also allow students to get free coffee from midnight to 1:00 a.m.

Good luck with finals, and I hope to see you at this year’s stress-less events!

Akeira Jennings

  Library Student Liaison

New Bar Stools in Irwin

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By , December 10, 2014 10:11 am

Our new bar stools have arrived for our new study space in the front quad of Irwin Library! The bar has been wired with power so you can charge your devices with outlets under the bar top. Come check them out (and see how the space looks with the new carpet)!

New Bar Stools

New Bar Stools


bar stool collage

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