You probably saw or read about the new phone charging station that we set up in the University Library this past fall. We are thrilled by this new development, which was made possible by Chris Beach of the Community Education Coalition. Not only does the charging station have standard phone charging cables, but it has a wireless charging ledge as well. If your phone is about to die and you forgot to bring your USB cable, stop by the Dancing Goat to pick up a coffee and then swing on by our space to charge your device! We are a great outlet away from the distractions of the office!
The University Library of Columbus currently has 117+ titles in our bestseller collection, which we started construction on during May 2017. The collection has taken off in terms of checkouts. We felt the campus was ripe for this new addition and we're excited to find new ways to serve you!
Here are some new additions that we'd like to highlight!
For a complete list of our bestseller titles, please visit our website!
We're constantly purchasing new academic titles to support programs at Ivy Tech! We began to think that you may not know about all of the new additions, so we thought we'd share a brief list with you!
For a full list of new academic titles, please see our website!
We're excited to announce the second event in our Columbus series. On January 25, 2018 at 7 PM, we will co-sponsor Columbus Present with Phi Theta Kappa in the CLC Lecture Hall. We'll be hosting a panel discussion comprised of some outstanding public figures in our local community!
We're excited to announce that Lucabe Coffee Co. will be providing dessert!
Open Education Resources Panel
On March 7, 2018, the University Library will host an Open Education Resources panel in the Summerville Room across from the library space. We're excited to announce some great panelists who will be joining us for a discussion of utilizing free resources in the classroom!
For more background on OER use at Ivy Tech, listen to the discussion with Kara Monroe, Milan Andrejevich and our very own James Boldman who published a recording on Youtube on October 17, 2017.
Join us on March 29, 2018 at 7 PM in the CLC Lecture Hall for panelist projections on what's in store for the future of Columbus. This is the last event in our Columbus series, so you won't want to miss it. Our panelists include:
Enjoy dessert by Oh Sweetie Specialty Treats!
University Library of Columbus Comic Con
We're thrilled to announce our second University Library of Columbus ComicCon. Last year we experimented to see if our campus community was ripe for such entertainment and were encouraged that it was well-received!
The event will take place on April 5, 2018 from 10-4 in the CLC. We'll have vendors set up inside/outside the library, as well as in the CLC Commons. This year we're partnering with Lloyd Brooks and his students in Visual Communication to take this event to the next level!
We're still finalizing details, but here are some of the vendors you can look forward to seeing this year!
IUPUC library faculty launched TED Talk Tuesdays last semester and we will continue to co-host this event from 12:00-12:30 PM during the spring 2018 semester, starting January 16 and spanning through April 23. During this 30-minute session, faculty, staff and students are welcome to join us for a video presentation and a post-TED Talk discussion. Snacks and drinks will be provided! The location is TBD.
Finals Week Spring 2018
Our finals week events have met with great success over the past year. That being the case, we are bringing back these fun festivities! Here's what you can count on!
If you have any recommendations for new things you'd like to see us offer over the last week of the semester, please feel free to contact Bethany!
We will resume Saturday hours on January 13, 2018. We're open from 10-5 those days, so please share this with your students so they can take full advantage of our group and individual study spaces.
We are making progress on each of the areas below. This fall we began throwing around a bunch of slogans that we felt embodied our desired brand. We will be finalizing our slogan in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
Our Fall 2017 intern designed a rough sketch of a logo that we'd like to develop further. Lloyd Brooks will be working with him to that end.
Signage is something that we've wanted to improve for quite some time - especially signage in Poling Hall directing students to the University Library. We have designed some rough sketches for this in the past, but need to make modifications before the pop-up signage is moved to Poling.
If you have any creative suggestions as to how we might increase brand recognition for the University Library, please contact Bethany Messersmith
It has come to our attention that students have asked you about our food policy in the University Library. We would like to debunk the no food and drink myth that is currently circulating. We allow students to order in pizza, eat popcorn and other snacks in our space. In fact, we highly encourage it. They may also bring in covered beverages. Thanks for passing this information on. If you/they have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly!
We are thrilled that the CLC is not only home to the University Library, but the Academic Resource Center (ARC) as well. Remember that they provide tutoring in the following subject areas - math, English, sign language, and science. Their services are walk-in only and are available to Ivy Tech, Purdue Polytechnic, and IUPUC students. Their hours for the spring 2018 semester are as follows:
During the fall 2017 semester, Abby and I had the privilege of visiting several classes to provide instructional support on library resources and services to students in the following subject areas:
We customized our learning outcomes to the course content. We focused on research heavy articles in the biology field and statistics databases for students in economics.
We provide 45-60-minute sessions to support student learning at your request. Please let us know how we can serve you! For an overview of our offerings or to schedule an instruction session, please complete this electronic form!
During the next 3-5 years the University Library of Columbus is looking to secure grants to cover programming, new resources and space renovation opportunities. Right now we are looking into grants to cover the following projects:
We're continuing to fine-tune our strategic plan for the next five years. This will be reviewed by our IUPUC colleagues and a few trusted others before going public. We look forward to sharing it with you this semester! Thank you for continuing to impact our mission and vision!
Do you have a textbook for your course that you'd like students to have wide access to? If so, we can put those items on course reserve in the library so that your students have access to them for a few hours per day. This cuts down on the amount resources you need to manage! So, let us do the heavy lifting. Just supply our staff with the textbook and fill out some paperwork! Here's the necessary form and course reserve policy!