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Faculty Spotlight: Stonebraker Recognized as “Mover & Shaker” in Library Journal

15 March 2017 - 1:17pm
It is easy to discern why Ilana Stonebraker, assistant professor and business information specialist, has been selected as a Library Journal Class of 2017  “Mover & Shaker.” Ilana—who is recognized as one of the librarians in the educator category in this year’s installment of the LJ project—engages deeply in her work at Purdue University Libraries’ […]

Winning Videos Named in “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” 16-17 Contest

10 March 2017 - 10:48am
Five Purdue University students showed the many reasons why they love Purdue Libraries in the Purdue University Libraries’ fourth annual “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” video contest. The contest, which was announced last fall and is supported by the Purdue Federal Credit Union, was open to Purdue students and received several entries for the 2016-17 […]

Faculty Spotlight: Maybee Selected as Instructor for ACRL Immersion Program

7 March 2017 - 10:54am
“In a society named for the ubiquity of information, it is essential that everyone knows how to use information to continually learn in order to be successful in their professional, personal, and civic lives.” — Clarence Maybee, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Information Literacy Specialist, Purdue University Libraries Information literacy is Clarence Maybee’s “thing” at […]

2017 Library Scholars Grant Program Recipients Announced

1 March 2017 - 1:24pm
Four Purdue University faculty members have been named recipients of the 2017 Library Scholars Grant Program. Established in 1985 by the 50th anniversary gift of members of the Class of 1935, the Library Scholars Grant Program supports access to unique collections of information around the country and the world for non-tenured and recently tenured Purdue […]

“A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality” Exhibit in Hicks thru March 27

28 February 2017 - 3:49pm
“A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality,” an exhibit that features the photographs of Mark A. Lee, will be on display in the Hicks Undergraduate Library through March 27. The panel display (located between the first two rows of study carrels on the right side of the library’s entrance) is sponsored by the Purdue […]

Purdue’s Info. Literacy Efforts & IMPACT Program Featured in Chronicle of Higher Ed

28 February 2017 - 9:06am
Purdue University Libraries Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy Sharon Weiner is featured in an article in “The Chronicle of Higher Education” this week. The Q&A “special report” with Weiner, “How One College Put Information Literacy Into Its Curriculum,” discusses Purdue University’s efforts to bring information literacy […]

Systematic Reviews Workshop March 3; Register by Feb. 24

20 February 2017 - 12:11pm
Margaret Foster, associate professor and systematic reviews coordinator at  Texas A & M University Libraries, will conduct “An Introduction to Systematic Reviews” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Swaim Conference Room (fourth floor, HSSE Library, Stewart Center). The six-hour workshop will cover systematic reviews, which are based a research method to study […]

Copyright Office, Libraries to Celebrate Fair Use Impact Feb. 23

14 February 2017 - 2:44pm
“Can I use this copyrighted image in my video… legally?” That question seems like a relatively easy query, and one that, most likely, you have had to consider if you have ever downloaded content from the web for a class project or a presentation. The answer, though, is not necessarily as simple. But, before you […]

Grand Challenges research teams announced in Mellon grant

10 February 2017 - 1:37pm
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.4M to date to support a unique approach to global grand challenges research, scholarly publishing and communication at Purdue.Purdue Scholarly Publishing, a division of Purdue Libraries, and the Purdue Policy Research Institute have announced the final proposals selected for funding under the grant “Breaking Through: Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions […]

Purdue Alum to Present Feminist Data Structures, Data Literacy Talk Feb. 23

8 February 2017 - 2:34pm
As the first installment of the 2017 Library Seminar series, Purdue University Libraries will host Purdue alumna Dr. Christine Masters Thursday, Feb. 23, for her talk, “Feminist Data Structures and Data Literacy.” Masters, who earned her Ph.D. in English rhetoric and composition from Purdue, will present her lecture from noon-1 p.m. (Feb. 23) in the […]

WALC Sign in Place

1 February 2017 - 5:33pm
It’s a sign… that the new Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) will open in 2017! Located in the heart of campus, the WALC (when it opens later this year) will serve as a central location for classroom and library space. The 164,000-square-foot facility houses 27 classrooms designed for active learning. […]

You Could Win $1K! “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” Video Contest Deadline Feb. 1

26 January 2017 - 4:41pm
Why do you love Purdue Libraries? Show us in a 1-3 min. video and you could win $1,000. Prizes for second and third place are $750 and $500, respectively. The deadline is coming fast! Enter your video on or before Feb. 1 for a chance to win. Complete rules and guidelines available at Below […]

Open Access Advocate to Speak at Purdue University Libraries Jan. 26

20 January 2017 - 7:00am
“Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives.” — Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Long-time Open Access […]

“Maps and the Human Experience” Now Open in Archives and Special Collections

19 January 2017 - 11:27am
Take the opportunity to explore the history, art, and science of maps and learn more about the people who created them and the individuals who use them at the Purdue University Libraries’ “Looking Down, Looking Out, and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience” exhibition through June 23. The exhibition is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. […]

Purdue & Indiana’s Community: University Press Week 2016

17 November 2016 - 11:37am
It’s University Press Week 2016 and this year’s theme is community. University presses have long supported all communities whether they’re local, intellectual, or cultural. Purdue University Press continues to celebrate Indiana’s community with our books and projects featuring hidden stories of Hoosier heroes, Purdue traditions, and Indiana history. We have decided to highlight books that […]

Scholarly Publishing Celebrates 8th Annual Open Access Week

24 October 2016 - 8:25am
Open Access Week is a global celebration to raise awareness of open access in scholarship and research. OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue […]

Submissions wanted for “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” video contest

17 October 2016 - 9:19am
Purdue University Libraries is asking for submissions for the fourth annual “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” video contest. The contest is open to all current Purdue students on the West Lafayette campus. All entries must be at least one minute but must not exceed three minutes in length. They must follow the complete rules and […]

Purdue Libraries announces the 2016-17 Library Scholars Grant Program

14 October 2016 - 11:10am
The Purdue University Libraries will continue the Library Scholars Grant Program this year with a focus on supporting access to unique collections of information around the country and the world. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made for this purpose to untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty, and to associate professors tenured effective […]

Purdue Libraries hosting Michael Beschloss for Distinguished Lecture Series

30 September 2016 - 8:55am
Purdue University Libraries will host Michael Beschloss, award-winning historian, best-selling author, New York Times columnist and Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News, PBS News Hour, MSNBC and NPR, as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series. His lecture, “The History-Making Election of 2016,” will be 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. The event is […]