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Featured Database: CareerBeam

4 June 2019 - 10:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring CareerBeam, brought to you by CareerArc Group LLC. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/az.php?s=71213 is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the […]

Thinking Creatively About Theses

29 May 2019 - 6:04pm
On Thursday, May 23, a Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations was held at Purdue University. Ashlee Messersmith, manager, thesis/dissertation, The Graduate School at Purdue University, and Michael Witt, associate professor, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies, organized the event, with support from the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA). By Michael […]

1903 Wright Flyer Fabric Lands at Purdue Archives

27 May 2019 - 9:00am
Located in the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections (ASC), the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives collection was created to document and preserve Purdue University’s relationship to flight and space exploration. In the history of flight and space, there are two monumental events that stand out: one was the Wright Brothers’ achievement of […]

NNLM $20K Award to Fund Project for Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Faculty Studying Biomedical Data Challenges

23 May 2019 - 10:01am
Recently, two members of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies faculty were selected to receive a Research Data Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The $20,000 grant award for the project, “Understanding Rates of Attrition in Biomedical Data Challenges: A Study of Failure,” will enable Purdue Libraries and School […]

New Purdue Archives Online Exhibit Aims to Expand Overlooked Areas of Purdue History

17 May 2019 - 2:41pm
Every story has untold pieces. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections contains millions of stories in the many papers, books, objects, items, and other memorabilia carefully preserved and stored there. Yet, it does not hold them all—particularly those that may have not been “judged to be…important,” as noted in the introduction of the new online […]

Bringing the Archives to Life

6 May 2019 - 4:32pm
Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris with a Foreword by Drew and Brittany Brees tells Purdue’s story through rare images, artifacts, and words. The authors culled decades of student papers from scrapbooks, yearbooks, letters, and newspapers to historical photographs and memorabilia […]

Purdue University Press Giant Leaps Celebration Sale – May 6 Only

6 May 2019 - 5:00am
In celebration of Purdue’s 150th Anniversary on May 6, Purdue University Press is offering a special Giant Leaps Celebration Sale featuring two new books on the University’s history: Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University and Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life. Take 50% off each book by ordering […]

Featured Database: Uniworld

5 May 2019 - 2:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Uniworld, brought to you by Uniworld. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/az.php?s=71213 is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus […]

Seeking “Science of Science” Big Data Research Fellows; Application Deadline May 31

2 May 2019 - 4:16pm
Faculty in the Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies are helping to build the Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE) with Indiana University, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Microsoft Research, Web of Science, and the National Science Foundation’s regional big data innovation hubs to provide sustainable and standardized data and text mining capabilities […]

Celebrating 150 Years of Giants Leaps

29 April 2019 - 4:22pm
“The history of Purdue University is the story of people. They aren’t flat and lifeless, one-dimensional figures staring at us from paintings and black-and-white photographs. They are people who lived and breathed, laughed and cried. They succeeded and they failed, and to understand what they did for Purdue and why requires knowing them as friends, […]

Maybee Honored with 2019 ALA Librarian Recognition Award

29 April 2019 - 4:01pm
Courtesy of the American Library Association The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has selected Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Associate Professor Clarence Maybee as the 2019 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award. The Librarian Recognition Award was created to recognize an individual’s contribution to the development, […]

Chat Service Now Available on Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Home Page

24 April 2019 - 5:08pm
This week, users of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies’ website may have noticed a new feature, Proactive Chat. The service is now available via the home page and Primo (the interface to search the Purdue Libraries’ collections). Proactive Chat will pop out once when a user either goes to the Purdue Libraries […]

De-Stress During Prep and Finals Weeks with Hicks Study Breaks

18 April 2019 - 1:31pm
Take time out to relax and de-stress during prep and finals weeks this spring. Beginning Monday, April 22, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies will host Hicks Study Breaks to help students take a break from studying in the Hicks Undergraduate Library. A full list of the events, with times and dates, is […]

Interdisciplinary Learning Community Faculty Team Recognized with Academic Connection Award from University Residences

12 April 2019 - 1:30pm
Faculty in the Purdue School of Engineering Education, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, and the Purdue Department of English engaged 53 engineering students in the Engineering in the World of Data Learning Community in compelling outside-of-the-classroom activities to enhance student learning. University Residences at Purdue University recently recognized outstanding faculty, staff, and […]

Featured Database: Factiva

9 April 2019 - 2:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Factiva, brought to you by Dow Jones & Company. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/az.php?s=71213 is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access […]

Symposium on Electronic Dissertations and Theses Set for May 23 at Purdue

29 March 2019 - 9:48am
On May 23, the Purdue University Graduate School and Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies are hosting an invitation-only symposium on the topic of non-traditional theses and dissertations. (A limited number of invitations are available. Visit www.lib.purdue.edu/etdgiantleaps to request an invitation.) As universities and colleges have moved from print to digital, electronic theses and […]

Purdue Appoints New Dean for Libraries and School of Information Studies

28 March 2019 - 9:07am
Courtesy of Purdue News Service A former associate dean and professor at Purdue University will be returning to campus after being selected the new dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. Beth McNeil, dean of library services and professor at Iowa State University, will join Purdue on July 1. “Beth’s knowledge of […]

Howard Recognized with Exceptional Early Career Award for Teaching by Purdue University

21 March 2019 - 10:55am
Courtesy of Purdue Today Purdue University recognized Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor Heather Howard’s contributions to student learning by honoring her with the Exceptional Early Career Award Tuesday, March 19. Howard was surprised with the news while she was teaching a class in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center. The Exceptional […]

Visiting Fulbright Scholar to Deliver Talk on Immigrants’ Information Literacy Experiences

20 March 2019 - 3:15pm
Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the University of the Pacific Elham (Ellie) Sayyad Abdi will present “Immigrants: An Information Literacy Framework” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 in Stewart Center, room 320, during her visit to Purdue University. The talk is open free to the public and is sponsored by the Purdue Libraries and School of […]

A Closer Look at Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leaps through New Apollo Exhibition

18 March 2019 - 2:00pm
  Courtesy of Purdue News Service The public will have a chance to get a closer glimpse into Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong’s life through an exhibition presented by Purdue Archives and Special Collections. “Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers” opens March 18 and runs through Aug. 16. The exhibition commemorates […]

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