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New Data Storage LibGuide Now Available

News & Announcements - 22 August 2016 - 3:08pm
A new LibGuide provided by Purdue University Libraries Research Data and developed in collaboration with ITaP displays the variety of data storage options available to researchers at Purdue University. After conversations with new faculty and graduate students where specific information on the data storage options present at Purdue and the considerations that go into selecting […]

Visit from University of Nebraska, Lincoln Librarians

Projects & Activities - 18 August 2016 - 4:39pm

Five library faculty from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln visited Purdue Libraries Aug. 2-3. They attended the Information Literacy Research Symposium held on the morning of Aug. 2. Considering some renovations to one of the libraries at UNL, following the Symposium the group toured Purdue Libraries spaces. Ilana Stonebraker provided a tour of the Parrish Library and Clarence Maybee a tour of Hicks Library. After learning about the recent work we have done to renovate library spaces, Dean Jim Mullins gave the group a glimpse of the future by leading them on a tour of the under-construction Wilmeth Active Learning Center.

On the morning of Aug. 3, the UNL visitors met with various Purdue faculty and staff involved in the Instruction Matters: Purdue Active Course Transformation (IMPACT) program. The Nebraska group met with Dave Nelson from the Center of Instructional Excellence, Cody Connor of Information Technology at Purdue, and Clarence Maybee of the Libraries, who comprise the IMPACT management team. The Nebraska group also met with two instructors who redesigned courses through IMPACT, Ellen Gundlach from Statistics and Melanie Morgan from Communications, who described their collaborative projects with Purdue Libraries faculty. Libraries faculty and staff involved in IMPACT, including Rachel Fundator, Catherine Fraser Riehle, Ilana Stonebraker, Amy Van Epps and Dave Zwicky, discussed the benefits of partnering with faculty and staff outside of the Libraries to enhance student learning.

 

2016 Information Literacy Research Symposium

Projects & Activities - 18 August 2016 - 4:29pm

The Purdue Libraries hosted the 6th Information Literacy Research Symposium, “Faces and Spaces of Information Literacy with International Students in Mind,” on August 2, 2016. The presenter was Dr. Hilary Hughes, associate professor in the faculty of education at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Hughes studies the intersection of information literacy and informed learning, international students, and learning space design. She presented on her research in progress and its practical applications and engaged the 60 attendees in group activities.

The co-sponsors of this program were: Purdue’s Center for Instructional Excellence, International Programs, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Q&A with Authors of “Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family”

Purdue Press News - 15 August 2016 - 2:59pm
Discover a hidden facet of Indiana’s long agricultural history in Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents. Follow the story of early extension agents on their journey through rural farmland in never before seen photos. These agents worked hand in hand with local farmers to improve agricultural practices […]

IMPACT helps faculty create engaging learning environments

News & Announcements - 4 August 2016 - 9:29am
Standing in front of the classroom as an instructor can be a lonely experience, but faculty who partner with Purdue’s IMPACT program are learning how sharing their knowledge and insights can help themselves, and others, create engaging learning environments at Purdue. More than 100 Purdue faculty members recently attended the 2016 IMPACT symposium to share […]

Andew W. Mellon Foundation awards $750,000 to ‘Grand Challenges’ research, publishing at Purdue

Open Access - 26 July 2016 - 11:20am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $750,000 to Purdue University to support a unique approach to research, scholarly publishing and communications on global grand challenges. The approach at Purdue is unique in two ways. First, it catalyzes the involvement of humanists and social scientists in grand challenges research, innovation and […]

Andew W. Mellon Foundation awards $750,000 to ‘Grand Challenges’ research, publishing at Purdue

Purdue Press News - 26 July 2016 - 11:20am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $750,000 to Purdue University to support a unique approach to research, scholarly publishing and communications on global grand challenges. The approach at Purdue is unique in two ways. First, it catalyzes the involvement of humanists and social scientists in grand challenges research, innovation and […]

Andew W. Mellon Foundation awards $750,000 to ‘Grand Challenges’ research, publishing at Purdue

News & Announcements - 26 July 2016 - 11:20am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $750,000 to Purdue University to support a unique approach to research, scholarly publishing and communications on global grand challenges. The approach at Purdue is unique in two ways. First, it catalyzes the involvement of humanists and social scientists in grand challenges research, innovation and […]

Interlibrary Loan system unavailable Aug. 1-3 due to server migration

News & Announcements - 26 July 2016 - 10:33am
Due to a necessary server migration, the Interlibrary Loan system will be taken down on Monday, August 1st at 5 pm and should be back up within 48 hours.   Users and staff will be unable to access the Interlibrary Loan system during this time.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact […]

PURDUE PRESS MIDYEAR REVIEW

Purdue Press News - 22 July 2016 - 10:43am
  Happy Summer! We hope you are taking time to enjoy the sunshine and catch up on some reading. It is an exciting time for the Press. We have released many new titles in the past several months and want to provide you a quick review. From Languages and Literature to Regional books on Purdue […]

Indiana Astronaut Wall of Fame exhibit to feature Purdue artifacts

News & Announcements - 27 June 2016 - 10:15am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will partner with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to supply 12 artifacts related to Purdue astronauts for the “Beyond Spaceship Earth” exhibition opening June 25. The ongoing exhibit will feature the story of space exploration from NASA’s Project Mercury, which sent the first astronauts into space, to the International […]

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, […]

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