Category: Announcements

Business Research Workshop

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By , July 16, 2015 3:52 pm

Butler Business Librarian, Teresa Williams, presented a poster on open access resources for business information at the 2015 American Library Association conference held in June in San Francisco.  The poster session was a great opportunity to share information about the Business Research Workshop series sponsored by Butler University Libraries.  Over 20 Butler students have completed the workshop to learn about open access resources they can use for their business information needs both now and after graduation.  TW ALA 2015 posterFor more information or to sign up for the fall Business Research Workshop series, contact Teresa at

Libraries Closed for Semester Break and July 4th Weekend

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By , June 25, 2015 9:33 am

Butler University Libraries will be closed this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, due to the break between Summer I and Summer II sessions.

In addition, the Libraries will be closed Friday through Sunday, July 3–5, in observance of Independence Day.

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Library 24-Hour Study Nights this Tuesday & Wednesday

By , April 27, 2015 4:14 pm

Butler Libraries will once again keep the lights on all night on Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29!

Treat Yo Self 2015 Events:

7:00pm – Free Chair Massages!
Midnight – 1am – Free Coffee!
Free cookies and coloring while supplies last

6:00 – 8:00pm – Stress Relieving Dog Therapy!
8:30pm – Free Pizza and Drinks!

All events will be held in the atrium of Irwin LibraryTreat Yo Self

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National Library Week

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By , April 12, 2015 12:22 pm



This week, Butler University Libraries join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and meet the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

Butler University Libraries serves Butler University by providing library instruction to our students, providing high quality learning spaces (and working hard to improve these all the time), providing digital and physical collections that meet the needs of Butler students and faculty, and collaborating with faculty and staff in the area of Scholarly Communication and digitizing, curating, and archiving scholarly works in the library’s institutional repository.

The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities. Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.

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Irwin Library and Bird Sanctuary

By , April 1, 2015 8:36 am

We are excited to announce that the Irwin Library has received a grant from the Indiana Audubon Society that will match the capital funds the university is giving us in 2015/2016! This grant will allow us to not only fix some structural issues with the building, but will allow us to transform our atrium into a multipurpose space where sunlight flows in through the glass ceiling, students study at tables, trees soar towards the stacks, and flamingos frolic in the fountain – the Irwin Library and Bird Sanctuary!

Imagine yourself attending a fall meeting with a student with all of the glorious birds and wildflowers on display at the sanctuary, or picture yourself drinking a coffee and reading the paper under a soaring palm to the soothing sound of birdsong. Or, thinking of Butler 20/20, envision organizing living-classroom teaching, creating programs for wildlife study and developing curriculum based around the local and exotic species we will be helping to save.

This grant should allow us to hire a full time Avian Caretaker, and Transplant, our current plant vendor, will be able to assist with our increased plant care needs. We are hoping to gain accreditation with both the American Sanctuary Association (ASA) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). Construction on the space will begin in May immediately following graduation.

Irwin Library and Bird Sanctuary

Artist’s rendering of new space


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