New Irwin Library study room reservation system

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By , October 25, 2013 2:48 pm

The Irwin Library study room reservation system has been converted over to the Appointy tool:  This move is to accommodate additional rooms that are being made available for reservable checkout.

Four study rooms (026, 215, 226 and 306) can be reserved in advance by Butler students for both group and individual study.  You must register as a new user the first time you use the system. Please use your Butler email address and create a password. Reservations are available in one hour increments with a limit of 4 hours per person, per day; reservations longer than 4 hours will be canceled by Library Staff. If a room is not reserved at least two hours in advance, we cannot guarantee its availability.

Irwin Library Study Room 215 - ready to be reserved!

Irwin Library Study Room 215 is ready to be reserved! Rm. 215 is a windowed, medium-sized room that is available for individual or group study checkout.

If you have questions about this service, contact the Irwin Library Circulation Desk:  940-9227.  Happy studying!

Information Commons students celebrate National Boss’s Day

By , October 16, 2013 4:23 pm

Information Commons Student Associates and Assistants thank their supervisors, Tim Thomas, Associate Director of the Center for Academic Technology, and Amanda Starkel, Butler Libraries’ Information Commons & e-Learning Librarian, for their leadership in overseeing Butler’s Information Commons program:

Staffed by Butler students, the Information Commons program provides library research support and educational technology assistance to Butler students, faculty, and staff.  It is collaborative program between Butler Libraries and Butler’s Center for Academic Technology.

Butler Libraries to benefit from Lilly grant on statewide shared print initiative

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By , October 16, 2013 3:36 pm

The Academic Libraries of Indiana, the consortium of public and private non-profit academic libraries to which Butler Libraries belong, has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to embark on a shared print initiative.  Details about this project can be found at


Butler Beat interviews Dean of Butler Libraries

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By , October 8, 2013 4:46 pm

Student Library Liaison Akeira Jennings made her on-camera debut on ButlerBeat, the student television news program available on YouTube, interviewing Dean of Butler Libraries, Julie Miller.  Akeira and Dean Miller discuss the future of academic libraries and how Butler Libraries are changing to accommodate the needs of today’s students.

The Art of Irwin Library – A Juried Art Contest and Exhibit

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By , October 4, 2013 3:48 pm

Call for submissions: The Art of Irwin Library – Celebrating 50 Years! A Juried Art Contest and Exhibit

The 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee of Butler’s Irwin Library seeks entries for a juried art contest and exhibit. Selected art works will be on exhibit in Irwin Library from Jan. 15 through approximately March 15, 2014.

Exhibit theme: Works relating to Irwin Library, experiences in the Irwin Library, or relating to library resources (including books, computers, magazines, etc.) or using such materials to create a work of art. For example, using discarded books to create a piece of furniture.

Medium: Two- and three-dimensional art, including altered books. Painting, drawing, and sculpture will be accepted. (Please no photography, as our previous contest was for photos only!)

Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top student entries:

1st  place – $100

2nd place – $50

3rd place – $25

Judge’s choice award – $50

Participation in the exhibit is open to all current students, staff, and faculty of Butler University.

  • Only student entries will be considered for cash prizes.

Number of submissions per entrant: No more than three entries per participant.

Fees:  None.


Sara Method (Associate Faculty, Herron School of Art and Design),
Mark Ruschman (Chief Fine Arts Curator, Indiana State Museum),
Stephanie Robertson (Program Chair, Fine Arts, IVY Tech Community College).

Exhibition location: Irwin Library, Main Floor.


  • All submissions must be original and created within the last two years (i.e., on or after September 1, 2011).
  • Works may be two- or three-dimensional in format. Two-dimensional works should not exceed 18” X 24” in size. Three-dimensional works should fit within a space of four square feet.
  • Two-dimensional submissions must be mounted and/or framed and ready to hang.
  • Students must present their own work for consideration.
  • Submitted works should be accompanied by a label containing the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, and date work was completed.
  • A signed release form must accompany each submitted work. Please contact Sheri Stormes (see below) to request a form. This form will authorize the Butler Libraries and Butler University to use the work for purposes of public display and print and digital publication.
  • Works should be delivered to Sheri Stormes at Irwin Library (Room 119B).
  • Artists may retrieve their works after the close of the exhibit.

Submission deadline: 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.

For more info: Sheridan Stormes, 317 940-9218;

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