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Winners Named in Purdue Libraries’ Why I Love WALC Video Contest

12 December 2017 - 12:53pm
Several Purdue University students showed the many reasons why they love Purdue Libraries in the Purdue University Libraries’ fifth “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” video contest. This fall, we added a twist to the contest theme and asked students to produce video entries that show why they love the newly opened Purdue Libraries’ Wilmeth Active […]

From the Archives: Study Space

4 December 2017 - 2:26pm
In addition to Christmas and snow, Purdue students know that December means finals.  Students are filling study spaces across campus as they prepare for exams and term papers, just as they have throughout Purdue’s history.  Can you identify this location filled with studying students, what it was called, and where it was located?  Share your […]

Retirement Reception Dec. 15 for Dean of Libraries James L. Mullins in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center

1 December 2017 - 12:00pm
A retirement reception held in honor of Dean of Purdue University Libraries James L. Mullins is set from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the Mullins Reading Room, Library of Engineering and Science, Wilmeth Active Learning Center. Mullins has been the dean of Purdue Libraries since 2004. He came to Purdue from MIT Libraries, where […]

Hicks Study Break Events Start Dec. 5; Wellness, Relaxation Activities Offer Final Exam Stress Reduction

30 November 2017 - 3:04pm
Take a break from final exam stress with the Fall 2017 Hicks Study Break Events! Pet some therapy dogs or channel your inner baker and decorate cookies! Other Study Break Events include a popcorn bar, craft-making activities, as well as art-relaxation stations, bubble wrap, and Lego-building resources available around Hicks. All events, Tuesday and Thursday, […]

Purdue Libraries Associate Professor Michael Witt Awarded Pufendorf Fellowship

27 November 2017 - 10:51am
Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor Michael Witt has been awarded a visiting research fellowship at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at Lund University in Sweden, where he will spend a month as a part of a sabbatical during the Spring 2018 semester. According to the Pufendorf IAS website, it hosts international experts on […]

Purdue Librarian Heather Howard Recognized with “Up and Comers” Award

17 November 2017 - 1:36pm
Assistant Professor and Business Information Specialist Heather Howard’s path to becoming a librarian faculty member at Purdue University Libraries was not as straightforward as some of her fellow colleagues’ routes may have been. The Purdue University alumna (she earned her B.S. in organizational leadership and supervision, with a minor in computer programming technology in 2004) […]

Inform Purdue: Information Literacy in Higher Ed

15 November 2017 - 2:15pm
On Tuesday (Nov. 14), Purdue University Libraries recognized the research contributions of Libraries faculty members during its annual “Celebrating Research” event. During the celebration, one of the presenters, Associate Professor and Information Literacy Specialist Clarence Maybee, talked about his new book, “IMPACT Learning: Librarians at the Forefront of Change in Higher Education,” which will be […]

From the Archives: A Temporary View

5 November 2017 - 2:30pm
Many buildings have been part of Purdue’s campus landscape over the years.  Some became institutional landmarks while others were here only briefly, built to serve a specific purpose for a limited period of time.  Can you identify the structures in this photograph, their purpose, and where they were located?  Share your theories in the comments […]

Inform Purdue: Information Literacy and the Job Search

3 November 2017 - 1:04pm
An assignment to find research about a particular drug ultimately changed the way Cameron Pate–a 2017 Purdue University pharmaceutical sciences graduate–searched for information during his studies at Purdue. Pate, who recently started a new job with the Dow Chemical Company in Indianapolis, said, for this particular assignment, when he had exhausted Google, he headed to […]

Open House and Reception for “Missing You” Amelia Earhart Exhibit Set for Nov. 18 at Purdue University Archives

2 November 2017 - 11:22am
An Open House and Reception for the “Missing You: Navigating Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight and Enduring Legacy” exhibition at Purdue University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections (ASC) is set from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. The ASC is located in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library, Stewart Center, on the fourth floor. The […]

Garimella Honored with Leadership in Open Access Award by Purdue Libraries, Office of Provost

26 October 2017 - 1:05pm
Suresh V. Garimella, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships and the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, was honored with the 2017 Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost Monday, Oct. 23. This week (Oct. […]

Inform Purdue: The Importance of Information Literacy in the Medical Field

24 October 2017 - 3:40pm
Kenny Nguyen (Hilliard, OH), a Purdue University senior majoring in neurobiology and physiology, knows something about applying classroom learning to real-life research work. “Taking joint lecture-lab science courses not only taught me about the life cycle of cells, but also how to raise them in a real research environment,” he noted. In 2015, Nguyen experienced […]

From the Archives: Club Activities

23 October 2017 - 5:30pm
Clubs have always been an important part of student life at Purdue.  This photo provides a glimpse into the activities of one club and includes its most famous member.  Can you identify the club and one of the men in this image? Share your theories in the comments and check back on Friday for the […]

Purdue Libraries Celebrating Open Access Week (Oct. 23-29)

23 October 2017 - 2:28pm
This week is International Open Access Week, and Purdue University Libraries is joining libraries and other learning and educational institutions and organizations across the globe to celebrate the benefits of “opening up access to research and scholarship.” As part of the Open Access Week celebration, Purdue Libraries is hosting Brian Hole, CEO of Ubiquity Press, […]

Inform Purdue: The Case for Information Literacy in Business

20 October 2017 - 1:59pm
This article is part of the Inform Purdue 2017 information literacy campaign. Read more about it at In his college career at Purdue University, Austin Coon–a senior double economics Honors and management major–has found participating in case competitions to be an excellent way to apply what he’s learned in the classroom and to real-world […]

Inform Purdue: Applying Information Literacy to Interior Design

18 October 2017 - 4:35pm
As part of her coursework since she arrived at Purdue University as a freshman, Amanda Wegener, a junior interior design major, has been learning about and honing her information literacy skills. “As an interior designer, I have a background in basic design, and since my first year here, I’ve been analyzing and critiquing designs. In […]

Inform Purdue: Purdue Libraries’ Information Literacy Celebration

16 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Over the last few years, the U.S. government, as well as governments in various states, have commemorated October as Information Literacy Awareness month. This October, Purdue University Libraries continues the tradition with our own celebration of the importance of information literacy through “Inform Purdue,” a social media campaign that will share Purdue faculty members’ and […]

Hicks Undergraduate Library to Return to 24/7 Access Oct. 16

13 October 2017 - 9:38am
The Hicks Undergraduate Library will be open again 24/7 (with Purdue University ID swipe access overnight) starting Monday, Oct. 16 for the remainder of the fall semester 2017. According to Dean of Purdue University Libraries James Mullins, after gathering data about use at WALC, it was determined there is a need for Hicks to provide […]

“Inform Purdue,” Purdue Libraries’ Information Literacy Social Media Campaign, to Launch Oct. 16

12 October 2017 - 8:48am
One of the pillars of the Purdue University Libraries’ learning model is to cultivate information literacy among students to support Purdue University’s goal to deliver student-centered learning. Student-centered learning requires that learners know how to find, evaluate, interpret, and apply information to solve problems and construct new meanings. According to Purdue Libraries Associate Professor and […]

Q&A with Library Scholars Grant Recipient Yvonne Pitts

9 October 2017 - 3:59pm
Yvonne Pitts, assistant professor of history, was awarded $3,380.00 by the Purdue Library Scholars Grant Program to conduct research for her article, “’Vile Characters’ and Property Law: Regulating Prostitution and Creating Property in Civil War Era Nashville, 1860-1868,” which examines the short-lived system of regulated prostitution during wartime in Nashville, Tennessee. The Library Scholars grant […]