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Hicks Undergrad Library Hours to Change After Aug. 20; WALC Open 24/7 Aug. 21

News & Announcements - 15 August 2017 - 5:43pm
Starting Monday, Aug. 21, the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which houses the Library of Engineering and Science, will be open 24 hours per day, seven days a week (most of the year) with Purdue University ID (PUID) swipe access. Hicks Undergraduate Library will provide 24/7 access through Sunday, Aug. 20. For a comprehensive list of […]

Project Management Tools & Techniques Talk Set for Aug. 25

News & Announcements - 10 August 2017 - 8:00am
Learn how project-management tools and techniques can help you successfully reach your project goals in a one-hour presentation sponsored by the Purdue Libraries Seminar Committee. Sasja Huijts, a certified project management professional (PMP), will present, “Project Management: A Roadmap to Reaching Your Goals,” at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25 in Stewart Center 278. The presentation, […]

Purdue Libraries to Host “Xenophilia: How the Love of Difference Is Essential for Information Literacy” Lecture Aug. 29 in PMU

News & Announcements - 9 August 2017 - 1:57pm
Later this month, the Purdue Libraries Seminar Committee will present “Xenophilia: How the Love of Difference Is Essential for Information Literacy,” a lecture delivered by Andrew Whitworth, director of teaching and learning strategy at the Manchester Institute of Education, U.K. Whitworth’s talk, which is set from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 in the Purdue Memorial […]

EZID DOI Service is Evolving

News & Announcements - 4 August 2017 - 1:00pm
By Michael Witt, Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University Libraries; Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager, California Digital Library; and Patricia Cruse, Executive Director, DataCite The California Digital Library (CDL) and Purdue University are adopting a new strategic direction for their EZID digital object identifier (DOI) services to support DataCite’s long-term sustainability and to improve […]

Wilmeth Active Learning Center Open August 7

News & Announcements - 2 August 2017 - 7:25pm
Purdue University’s newest building, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) will open to the public Monday, August 7. Over the summer, Purdue Libraries faculty and staff consolidated the Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS); Engineering; Life Sciences; Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences; and Physics libraries to form the Library […]

XENOPHILIA: How the love of difference is essential for information literacy – Talk hosted by Purdue Libraries

Projects & Activities - 2 August 2017 - 4:40pm

The Purdue Libraries is hosting the presentation “XENOPHILIA: How the love of difference is essential for information literacy” by Dr. Drew Whitworth.


Date: August 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Location: Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge


The event is free and open to the public. Please click here to register.


Whitworth’s presentation will argue for an understanding of information literacy as a set of carefully constructed information practices that are informed by the contexts in which they play out. This vision of information literacy is rooted in xenophilia, a love and openness to difference. In this case, information literacy is defined by an awareness and openness to the variances that exist between different information landscapes and their practices. Whitworth will make the case for information literacy as a pedagogy that can enable important discussions of openness and dialog, particularly in today’s socio-political climate.  


Drew Whitworth is the Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Manchester Institute of Education at The University of Manchester.

Archives and Special Collections Closed Aug. 7-11

News & Announcements - 27 July 2017 - 4:33pm
The Purdue University Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections (ASC) Research Center will be closed to the public Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11 for inventory work. The ASC will re-open at 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 14. For a comprehensive list of ASC and Purdue Libraries’ hours, please see www.lib.purdue.edu/hoursList.

Purdue Libraries Selected as 2017-18 Site for Project Information Literacy Visiting Research Scholar Program

News & Announcements - 26 July 2017 - 9:01am
Purdue University Libraries has been selected as the academic library system to host Project Information Literacy’s new Visiting Research Scholar program during the 2017-18 academic year. The Project Information Literacy (PIL) program will provide Purdue Libraries faculty researchers with access to a research consultant in the form of expert information literacy researcher Alison Head, the […]

Libraries Search Interface to be Updated 7/21; Results Display Redesigned with User Experience in Mind

News & Announcements - 19 July 2017 - 2:25pm
“It is important to note the underlying search ranking algorithm is not changing, just the way those results are presented to the user.” — Dean Lingley, Chair, Libraries Search Oversight Committee This Friday, when searching for materials in and through Purdue University Libraries, you may notice a difference in the aesthetics of the search results’ […]

Archives Exhibit: Earhart’s Last Letters, Telegrams from 1937 World Flight

News & Announcements - 13 July 2017 - 6:23pm
Courtesy of Megan Huckaby, Purdue University Marketing and Media A new exhibit from Purdue Libraries, Archives and Special Collections (ASC), explores Amelia Earhart’s last adventure through letters, telegrams, photographs, and logs sent during her famous 1937 world flight attempt. “Missing You” opened on June 29 to mark the 80-year anniversary of Earhart and navigator Fred […]

Faculty Spotlight: Libraries GIS Specialist Nicole Kong to Assist Purdue Vet Med Research Project

News & Announcements - 30 June 2017 - 8:20am
Purdue software toolkit, originally developed to help law enforcement officers reduce crime and assist in using big data for decision-making, will play a vital role in a project led by researchers in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The project aims to find supporting data on a link between animal abuse and child abuse in Greater […]

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the Engineering Libraries

News & Announcements - 29 June 2017 - 8:53am
“To build up the future, you have to know the past.” — Otto Frank   “From the Past to the Future” series by Teresa Brown also appears in INSIDe, the Purdue University Libraries’ newsletter for Libraries personnel. As faculty and staff in Purdue University Libraries consolidate six libraries in the Library of Engineering and Science […]

Mullins Honored: 2017 Information & Library Science Distinguished Alumni Award from IU School of Informatics and Computing

News & Announcements - 26 June 2017 - 2:22pm
“Jim has contributed much to the advancement of learning and research. He is deeply deserving of this honor.” — Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, University Librarian, and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences At a Sunday evening alumni reception during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in […]

Information Literacy @ Purdue

Projects & Activities - 19 June 2017 - 4:11pm

Libraries faculty and staff uphold the Libraries’ information literacy mission statement through various instructional and research efforts.


Purdue Libraries’ Instruction

Projects & Activities - 19 June 2017 - 3:06pm

Purdue Libraries faculty and staff work closely with subject faculty to support student learning and advance information literacy. Here is some information on their instructional work from the past year:

Kirkwood Vying for Presidental Post at Special Libraries Assn.

News & Announcements - 16 June 2017 - 3:27pm
Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor Hal Kirkwood has thrown his hat into the ring as a presidential candidate for the international Special Libraries Association (SLA). If elected, he will serve a three-year term: the first year as president-elect, the second as president, and the third year as past-president. Kirkwood’s only opponent, Kevin Adams, is an […]

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences Library

News & Announcements - 8 June 2017 - 5:45pm
“To build up the future, you have to know the past.” — Otto Frank   “From the Past to the Future” series by Teresa Brown also appears in INSIDe, the Purdue University Libraries’ newsletter for Libraries personnel. As faculty and staff in Purdue University Libraries consolidate six libraries in the Library of Engineering and Science […]

Libraries Professor Mykytiuk Verifies Existence of 53 People Mentioned in Hebrew Bible

News & Announcements - 7 June 2017 - 11:14am
This release was written by Purdue News Service staff and was published online June 6, 2017. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lawrence Mykytiuk cannot document that everything in the Bible took place. What the Purdue University Libraries professor can do is show you that many of the people written about did, in fact, exist. “While some […]

Stonebraker’s 2016 Article Selected by LIRT in Annual “Top Twenty” List

News & Announcements - 5 June 2017 - 11:45am
Purdue University Libraries Assistant Professor and Business Information Specialist Ilana Stonebraker has been recognized by the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) for her article “Toward informed leadership: Teaching students to make better decisions using information.” The piece, published in November in the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, is recognized as one of the “Top […]

Steam Shutdown to Impact Temperature in Parrish Library June 5-16

News & Announcements - 2 June 2017 - 1:39pm
Beginning Monday, June 5, a steam shutdown, as part of the Wood Street Utility and Tunnel Infrastructure Project near Purdue University, will cause air temperatures to be cooler in the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics in the Krannert School of Management (KRAN) and the Krannert Center for Executive Education and Research (KCTR). […]


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