Extended Hours for Finals

By , April 26, 2014 1:55 pm

Butler University Libraries will be open for extended hours during finals week, April 29-May 6. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.  For a full listing of library hours you can visit the libraries’ website here.

Finals Week Irwin Science
April 29 (Tues.) 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
April 30 (Wed.) Open 24 hours 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
May 1 (Thurs.) 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
May 2 (Fri.) 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
May 3 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
May 4 (Sun.) 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
May 5 (Mon.) 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
May 6 (Tues.) 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Student Employee of the Year

By , April 16, 2014 10:32 am

We are so proud to announce that the student employee of the year for not only Butler University, but also for the state of Indiana was our own Irwin Library’s Eric Sanders!  He is the Student Assistant to our Music and Fine Arts Librarian Sheridan Stormes and has done tremendous work here in the library during his employment.  In his time at the library, Eric has had a hand in some amazing special projects.  He has verified publisher information for more than 200 scores for publication in the 4th edition of A Basic Music Library, he created two excel spreadsheets organizing data collected from a query sent to the Music Library Association listserv, and most impressively,  he initiated a project wherein he created a program that updates an acquisitions list into a more usable format, thereby shortening a workflow from 7 1/2 hours down to 45 minutes!  We are thrilled for Eric to have won this award!

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Sheridan Stormes, Performing and Fine Arts Librarian, and Eric Sanders, Winner Student Employee of the Year

We are also excited to announce that Molly Nebiolo received the award for New Student Employee of the Year!  Molly began working for the Information Commons program in the Summer 2013 semester and during this short time has proven to be an invaluable asset to the program.  After the completion of the fall semester, she was nominated by her peers for promotion to the position of Information Commons Associate, a supervisory and training role.  Molly has helped improve training, services, and outreach of the program, and has participated in the hiring process, which includes resume review, interviewing, decision-making, and onboarding.  Some of her project work has included assisting with the website redesign team, updating online library reference materials, and creating short videos to be used in the classroom.  Clearly this award was well deserved!

Tim Thomas, Associate Director, Center for Academic Technology, Molly Nebiolo, Winner New Student Employee of the Year, and Amanda Starkel, Information Commons and eLearning Librarian

Tim Thomas, Associate Director, Center for Academic Technology, Molly Nebiolo, Winner New Student Employee of the Year, and Amanda Starkel, Information Commons and eLearning Librarian

Of the nominees for Student Employee of the Year, the Libraries represented eight of the twenty nominations from all across campus.  We could not be more proud of our student workers and the amazing contributions they make each and every day!  We would like to recognize these additional nominees from the libraries:

Kyle Allen – Information Commons

Rachel Bergsieker – Irwin Library Circulatation

Stephen Cornelius – Science Library Circulation

Brennen Duke – Science Library Circulation

Katie Kieffer – Information Commons

Michelle Trainor – Information Commons

We are so proud of all of you, and of all our student workers.  It was a difficult decision to choose who to nominate as all of our employees do such phenomenal work.  We could not keep the library running without their amazing contributions.

Student of the Year Award Nominees

Student of the Year Award Nominees

Eric Sanders, Rachel Bergsieker, Brennen Duke

Eric Sanders, Rachel Bergsieker, Brennen Duke

Celebrate National Library Week with Trip!

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By , April 15, 2014 3:47 pm

National Library Week is April 13-19!  Irwin Library will be hosting a book signing of “Good Boy, Blue!” on Friday, April 18th.  National Library Week was created by the American Library Association to celebrate the importance and impact libraries have made in peoples’ lives.  As this academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the Irwin Library, join us in celebrating Butler Libraries’ consistent dedication to ensuring the best resources and services to meet student needs.


The book signing and pictures with Trip will be from noon to 1pm in the east atrium of the Irwin Library.  There will be refreshments, including puppy themed cookies!




URC – 2014 Information Commons Presenters!

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By , April 15, 2014 10:36 am

We would like to congratulate the seven Information Commons students (six current and one former) who presented at last Friday’s Undergraduate Research Conference!  The Library is very proud of all of these students and their achievements!

Abby Neuman
History & Classics
Protecting the Fairer Sex: Working Women, Protective Legislation, and its Limits in Progressive Era Indiana


Jessica Bun

Jessica Bun
Poster Presentation
Mutagenesis and Putrification of Bacterial Carboxylesterase from Francisella Tularensis

Michelle Trainor

Michelle Trainor
Teaching to the Technological Demands of the 21st Century Classroom

Nicole Vasconi

Nicole Vasconi
Music and Dance IV
Exploring Community Engagement in the Indianapolis Opera Scene

Molly Nebiolo

Molly Nebiolo
Poster Presentation
Charms, Prayers, Concoctions, and Pilgrimages: The Effectiveness of Learned Medicine versus Common Medicine During the Medieval Ages

Alix McLaughlin

Alix McLaughlin
Psychology Session 7: Memory I
Walking on Sunshine Versus Vivir Sin Tu Carino: Emotional Memory in English/Spanish Bilinguals

Kegan Saajasto

Kegan Saajasto
Business & Economics
The Effects of Medium and Auto Enrollment Rates on Contribution Rates for Defined Contribution Plans


Again, congratulations to all of the students who participated!  We were truly impressed by the quality scholarship on display both here in the Irwin Library, and all around campus!

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Manuscripts Online

By , April 14, 2014 1:09 pm

manuscripts logoIn celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014), Butler Libraries is pleased to announce the addition of Manuscripts, BU’s award-winning, student-run literary magazine, to the Digital Commons @ Butler University.

Edited by Kate Newman (senior editor) and Tamara Rodnar (junior editor), the current issue of Manuscripts features poetry, short fiction, photographs, and artwork by Butler’s top student literary and artistic talent. The magazine is sponsored by the Department of English. To view the most recent issue, go to http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/ . Four issues of Manuscripts, including Volume 4 Issue 2 from 1937, are now available.

The Digital Commons provides access to scholarly and creative works created by members of the Butler University. Works included in the Digital Commons receive higher rankings by web search engines such as Google, making them more easily discovered than works available through typical web sites.

Manuscripts is the fifth serial publication affiliated with Butler University to be included in the Digital Commons. Other publications include:  Booth, edited by Robert Stapleton, Dept. of English; Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, Internet edition edited by Chad Bauman, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion; Word Ways, edited by Jeremiah Farrell, Dept. of Mathematics & Actuarial Science; and Butler University Botanical Studies (ceased publication in 1964).

For more information about publications in the Digital Commons, contact Franny Gaede, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at fgaede@butler.edu.


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