Re-cap of Rhetoric and Hate: What the Holocaust Should Have Taught Us

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Over 70 people turned out last Thursday night for the panel discussion Rhetoric and Hate: What the Holocaust Should Have Taught Us, which was co-sponsored by the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Helmke Library.  The panel, consisting of Mike Wolf, Ann Livschiz, Ben Eisbart, and Wendy Soltz, discussed the legacy and historical context of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass”, and how this helps us understand and respond to recent anti-Semitic attacks.

A big thank-you goes out to the panelists and everyone who attended.

If you missed the event, a video of the panel (starting about 15 minutes into the discussion) is available here: https://youtu.be/dirsYniu1b4

 

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Higher Gaming’s Game-O-Ween

The Higher Gaming program hosted its first event, Game-O-Ween, on Wednesday evening. The Higher Gaming program focuses on both the educational value and stress relief that board games, role playing games, and video games can provide to the students of Purdue Fort Wayne.

Game-O-Ween, the first event in the Higher Gaming pilot program, was mostly focused on board and card games, as these are the most approachable. Students had the option of choosing a game to check out and take home, playing a game in the library, or even joining a guided game of Werewolf, with Jacob Slone, co-founder of the Higher Gaming program. The participation was higher than expected for a first event, which demonstrates students’ interest in the opportunity to play games in the library.

Future events will follow in the Spring semester, so make sure to check back for more information as it develops. We are hoping to create future partnerships across campus as well, so if you know a way to help make this happen, please feel free to contact Bonnie Hauser (millbr02@pfw.edu) or Jacob Slone at Helmke Library for more information.

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You are invited to a digital humanities and scholarship event at Helmke Library on October 5

The day will include brief presentations, panel discussions, and workshops covering topics including: metadata, social networking, data visualization, digital collections, digital project management, animation, incorporating digital projects in classes and challenges of assessing digital scholarship. A presentation of note is on the Saint Giorgio’s Castle project. Associate Professor Andres Montenegro and Professor Audrey Ushenko are recreating Saint Giorgio’s Castle frescos in the lower level of Helmke and adding “trigger spots” that interact with mixed reality devices to show augmentation.

The event is FREE and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is online at: http://midwest2018.thatcamp.org/register/

Questions? Contact Erika Mann at manne@pfw.edu.

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Join Us for an Open House

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Monday, August 13: 8:00a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:00a.m., 11:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m.

Tuesday, August 14: 8:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m.

Wednesday, August 15: 8:00a.m, noon

Thursday, August 16: 8:00a.m, noon, 2:00p.m.

Friday, August 17: 8:00a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:00a.m., 11:00a.m., noon

 

Monday, August 20: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

Tuesday, August 21: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

Wednesday, August 22: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

Thursday, August 23: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

 

For more information, visit our website at library.pfw.edu.

New and Trial Resources for June 2018

The library has added subscriptions to several new databases! We invite you to use and share these resources in your classes and with other members of the Purdue Fort Wayne community.

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Jove: Behavior and Jove: Psychology

These databases collect peer-reviewed videos that provide high-quality video demonstrations to help individuals teach and learn key concepts in psychology and behavioral sciences.

 

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IBISWorld

This business database provides in-depth, up-to-date information about industries in the United States. Each report includes key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, and more. Risk reports assess the future operating conditions for each industry.

 

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Psychotherapy.net

This site includes a variety of training videos for mental health professionals, including clinical demonstrations, live sessions, nonverbal observation, and in-depth commentaries.

 

vault-logo-102The library is offering trial access to Vault Career Guides, a robust resource that provides company, career, education, and internship insights for students and job-seekers. Access to this trial is available until June 23, 2018. Tell us what you think of this resource by contacting your librarian or emailing ref@pfw.edu.

Library Catalog Transition

Helmke Library is moving closer to the launch of our new library catalog and search system! Here are a few things to know:

  • IUCAT and Express Search will be available until the end of Summer I (June 23). Our new, enhanced Library Search will be the best way to access our collections starting in Summer II.
  • During the transition of our systems, access to individual library account information will not be available online. Beginning Thursday, May 24, please call the Helmke Library Service Desk at 260-481-6505 or email ref@pfw.edu with any questions about your loans, due dates, or fines.

As always, your Helmke Library librarians and staff are ready to help you access information and resources throughout the summer! Contact us online, be in touch with your librarian, or visit us in person Monday-Thursday from 8 AM until 7 PM or Fridays from 8 AM until 5 PM.

Library Changes Affecting Summer Courses: What to Know

As Helmke Library transitions to Purdue, we are making every effort to minimize changes while summer classes are in session. If you are planning to teach a summer course that incorporates library resources, here are a few things you should know:

Searching:

  • Express Search and the IUCAT catalog will remain available throughout Summer I, but will be retired from the library’s website before Summer II begins.
  • For Summer II, our new catalog and Library Search will fully replace the functionality of Express Search and IUCAT.
  • The Database A-Z list will remain the same, and our Library Search will also feature a new A-Z journal list.

Library Guides:

  • The URL for all Subject and Course guides will change to the “PFW” domain on May 7, before Summer I begins. This means that any link to guides.library.ipfw.edu will become guides.library.pfw.edu. Please update any guide links in your syllabi or Blackboard courses. Old links will be redirected to the new system, but updating your content will provide our students with a smoother transition. This change will not affect the library’s homepage.
  • If you use a subject or course guide for your summer classes, please contact your librarian. We will be updating guides throughout the summer, and we will prioritize guides in active use by summer courses.

Course Reserves:

  • Course reserves may be requested through the usual link for both Summer I and Summer II. Reserves will be listed in IUCAT for Summer I and in our new Library Search for Summer II.

If you have questions about these changes or how this will affect your courses, please contact your librarian, ref@pfw.edu, or Alexis Macklin, Dean of Helmke Library.

Extended Hours and More!

The library will be open extended hours during study week and finals week!  We are grateful for IPSGA for their support. Here’s the schedule:

  • Open 8 AM until 2 AM from Monday, April 23 through Saturday April 28
  • Open 24 hours from 8 AM Sunday, April 29 through 6 PM Friday, May 4
  • Open 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 5
  • Closed Sunday, May 6

We’re pleased to offer coffee and snacks during finals week, as well! Join us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5-8PM in the Learning Commons.

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