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2016 Purdue Information Literacy Research Symposium

News & Announcements - 21 June 2016 - 11:02am
Purdue University’s Libraries, Center for Instructional Excellence, International Programs, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion are proud to present: ————————————– 2016 Purdue Information Literacy Research Symposium Faces and Spaces of Information Literacy:  With International Students in Mind ————————————– Tuesday, August 2, 2016 8:30 am – 1:30 pm ————————————– Dr. Hilary Hughes Associate Professor, Faculty of […]

Purdue University Press to launch book honoring early county extension agents

Purdue Press News - 14 June 2016 - 9:27am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Press will launch “Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents” in June. The book has been endorsed as a Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. The book, written by Fred Whitford, Neil Harmeyer and David M. Hovde, captures the story of […]

Purdue University Press to launch book honoring early county extension agents

News & Announcements - 14 June 2016 - 9:27am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Press will launch “Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents” in June. The book has been endorsed as a Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. The book, written by Fred Whitford, Neil Harmeyer and David M. Hovde, captures the story of […]

Dr. Clarence Maybee selected for outstanding doctoral thesis award

News & Announcements - 11 May 2016 - 5:12pm
Clarence Maybee, PhD, assistant professor of library science and information literacy specialist, Purdue University Libraries, has been selected as the recipient of a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 2015. The decision-making process, undertaken by the University’s Research Degrees Committee, places Dr. Maybee in the top 5% of successful candidates for […]

Purdue’s first astronaut featured in new biography

Purdue Press News - 11 May 2016 - 1:48pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Press will launch “Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom”  with several events this week (May 9) leading up to its June 15 publication date. The book, written by George Leopold, chronicles the life of Grissom, Purdue’s first astronaut and one of the three astronauts killed […]

Purdue’s first astronaut featured in new biography

News & Announcements - 11 May 2016 - 1:48pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Press will launch “Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom”  with several events this week (May 9) leading up to its June 15 publication date. The book, written by George Leopold, chronicles the life of Grissom, Purdue’s first astronaut and one of the three astronauts killed […]

Access to NTIS via ProQuest will cease on May 31, 2016

News & Announcements - 9 May 2016 - 12:44pm
As part of the Libraries annual review of databases, NTIS via ProQuest has been recommended for cancellation by subject specialist librarians. Access will cease May 31, 2016.  It has been replaced with NTIS via NTRL.  Please contact Anna Seiffert, Electronic Resources Manager, with comments.

New Biography on Purdue’s First Astronaut Launches this Week

Purdue Press News - 9 May 2016 - 10:45am
Purdue’s first astronaut alumnus, Hoosier native, and National hero Gus Grissom died nearly 50 years ago in the pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission along with astronauts Ed White and fellow Purdue alumnus Roger Chaffee. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom draws on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, […]

Support Purdue Libraries on Purdue Day of Giving – April 27, 2016

News & Announcements - 26 April 2016 - 3:34pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 marks the 2016 Purdue Day of Giving event.  We need your support and participation to help elevate the Libraries’ presence on social media and event leader boards, offering an even greater impact for your gift. As part of Purdue Day of Giving, you can direct your pledge to a specific Libraries funding […]

Purdue Libraries revamps information literacy statement

Open Access - 18 April 2016 - 9:28am
Purdue University Libraries has developed a new information literacy mission statement to guide students, faculty and staff in fostering successful learning at Purdue. The new statement is: “Purdue University Libraries’ research-based information literacy programming empowers Purdue’s diverse communities of learners to use information critically to learn and to create new knowledge, fostering academic, personal and […]

Purdue Libraries revamps information literacy statement

News & Announcements - 18 April 2016 - 9:28am
Purdue University Libraries has developed a new information literacy mission statement to guide students, faculty and staff in fostering successful learning at Purdue. The new statement is: “Purdue University Libraries’ research-based information literacy programming empowers Purdue’s diverse communities of learners to use information critically to learn and to create new knowledge, fostering academic, personal and […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week – GREENR

News & Announcements - 15 April 2016 - 10:39am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. To celebrate Earth Week this week’s database is GREENR brought to you by CENGAGE Learning. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical […]

IMPACT Symposium with Dr. George Kuh

Projects & Activities - 9 April 2016 - 10:59am

The IMPACT Symposium was held on the morning of Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Purdue Memorial Union’s East and West Faculty Lounges. Dr. George Kuh, professor emeritus at Indiana University and the founding director of the widely used National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), spoke at the Symposium about high impact education practices, such as undergraduate research, learning communities, and writing intensive courses. Dr. Kuh said that through all of our endeavors, we must teach students to:

  • Reflect on their experiences in and out of the classroom,
  • Apply what they have learned to new challenges and opportunities, and
  • Integrate what they are learning from different courses and out-of class experiences.

    Dr. George Kuh presenting at the 2016 IMPACT Symposium

Hosted by Purdue’s IMPACT program (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation), a University-wide initiative in which instructors redesign foundational courses to make them more student-centered, the Symposium aimed to promote discussion of innovative teaching and learning at Purdue. The Symposium planning committee was comprised of Libraries faculty Clarence Maybee (Chair) and Michael Flierl, and ITaP staff Suzanne Ahlersmeyer and Sheree Buikema.

Of the 100 attendees at the Symposium presentation, 70 stayed to engage in faculty-led table discussions about three themes that Dr. Kuh spoke about: 1) forging tomorrow’s workforce, 2) empowering diverse learners, and 3) fostering student success. The ten table leaders were faculty who had previously participated in IMPACT.

In the afternoon of April 6th, Dr. Kuh facilitated an Assignment Charrette workshop with a group of instructors from IMPACT and the Teaching Academy. An architectural term, a charrette is an intense creative effort in a limited time period. The fifteen instructors who attended this workshop shared and discussed ways to make one of their assignments more effective.

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Bloomberg

News & Announcements - 8 April 2016 - 11:55am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Bloomberg, brought to you by Bloomberg L.P. Link/Location: The Bloomberg Terminal is currently located in the […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Frost & Sullivan

News & Announcements - 1 April 2016 - 4:15pm
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Frost & Sullivan. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those […]

“Women of Substance National Women’s History Project Honors Those Who Formed a More Perfect Union” —guest post by author Angie Klink

Archives and Special Collections - 31 March 2016 - 2:49pm
The Hamilton Live, an event venue in Washington, D.C., assumed a vibration of a higher order on March 19, 2016. The softly lit, lower-level space located two blocks from the White House hummed with a palpable energy, and it is only when I look back on the experience that I feel fully its life-altering import. […]

“Women of Substance National Women’s History Project Honors Those Who Formed a More Perfect Union” —guest post by author Angie Klink

Purdue Press News - 31 March 2016 - 2:49pm
The Hamilton Live, an event venue in Washington, D.C., assumed a vibration of a higher order on March 19, 2016. The softly lit, lower-level space located two blocks from the White House hummed with a palpable energy, and it is only when I look back on the experience that I feel fully its life-altering import. […]

Wilmeth Active Learning Center on schedule

News & Announcements - 29 March 2016 - 10:38am
Wilmeth Active Learning Center is on schedule to open for the 2017 fall semester to all of campus. The center, located in the heart of the West Lafayette campus, will serve as a central location for classroom and library space. The 164,000-square-foot facility will house 26 rooms designed for active learning, a pedagogical approach that […]

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