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

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 […]

Kirkwood Vying for Presidental Post at Special Libraries Assn.

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

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

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

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

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). […]

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the Chemistry Library

1 June 2017 - 5:41pm
“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 in […]

More Than a Research Paper: ASC Provides Learning Lab for Writing & Research Honors Course

31 May 2017 - 12:33pm
The research paper is a fact of life in college. If you have completed a college-level class, it’s almost guaranteed you have received a syllabus that instructed you to format a paper according to a particular academic style and directed you to turn in a double-digit-page composition citing at least three-to-five (or more) sources. While […]

HSSE, Hicks Libraries & Stewart Center Closed June 3, 4 for Repairs

25 May 2017 - 10:31am
Stewart Center, including the Humanities, Social Science & Education (HSSE) Library (located in Stewart Center), and the Hicks Undergraduate Library will be closed Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4, with no public or Purdue University student or personnel access to either of the facilities. (This means there will be no PUID swipe-card access to Hicks Undergraduate Library on […]

McGowan Recognized by National Library of Medicine

25 May 2017 - 10:25am
Purdue University Libraries Assistant Professor and Medical Librarian Bethany McGowan has been tapped as a “Rock Star Librarian” by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). McGowan was featured, along with four other medical librarians, on the National Library of Medicine’s website Wednesday. You can read the article at infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2017/05/24/rock-star-medical-librarians-todays-headliners/. Last month, McGowan was also featured […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 5

21 May 2017 - 4:30pm
The academic year has ended and summer is upon us.  For our final From the Archives post until fall, we present a campus photo that fully embodies summer.  Do you remember where on campus you could find this scene?  What’s there now?  Share your guesses and memories in the comments and check back on Thursday […]

Purdue Libraries Host Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Conference May 16-17 (Photos)

17 May 2017 - 12:24pm
Purdue University Libraries faculty and staff have been proud to host the “Big Ten Academic Alliance Collective Collection: Leveraging a Legacy to Shape Our Shared Future” conference this week at Purdue University. Below are tweets and images from the #BTAALib17, which began Tuesday morning at Purdue. Highlights also include tweets and photos from the Tuesday […]

Libraries’ Personnel Move Books into Library of Engineering & Science in Wilmeth Center

15 May 2017 - 5:04pm
Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor Vicki Killion placed the first book on a shelf in the Library of Engineering and Science in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center Monday (May 15) morning. Purdue University Libraries’ personnel from facilities and faculty and staff from the former separate Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Pharmacy, Nursing, […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 4

7 May 2017 - 4:30pm
Graduation is almost upon us, so what better time to look back at other graduations in Purdue’s past?  Here you can see Purdue students proceeding to their graduation ceremony, but can you tell where and when this photo taken?  What clues led you to your answers?  Share your ideas in the comments and check back […]

Looking Forward: Change Underway in the Purdue Libraries

5 May 2017 - 11:17am
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy   Today and this weekend will be one that is bittersweet for many on the Purdue University campus–and especially so for many in Purdue University Libraries. Many students […]

James R. Hansen to Helm New Aeronautics and Astronautics Book Series with Purdue University Press

2 May 2017 - 7:30am
This release was written and first appeared online by Purdue News Service on May 1, 2017. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new book series from Purdue University Press will explore cutting-edge topics in aeronautics and astronautics enterprises, tell unique stories from the history of flight and space travel and contemplate the future of human space […]

Making the Move to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center: FAQs

27 April 2017 - 8:36am
Purdue University’s newest building, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), is on schedule to open to the public Monday, August 7. After the end of the spring 2017 semester, the facility will consolidate six of the nine science libraries to form the Library of Engineering and Science in one location […]

PowerShift Case Competition Celebrates Inaugural Gender-Focused Competition

25 April 2017 - 1:51pm
Last Friday, a project that Purdue University Libraries Assistant Professor Ilana Stonebraker has been working on for the last couple of months culminated with 14 teams of Purdue Univeristy students competing in the Krannert School of Management. The project was the PowerShift Case Competition and was sponsored by Accenture, the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 3

23 April 2017 - 4:00pm
Throughout the history of Purdue, its students have created and participated in many long-running traditions. What tradition is shown in this photo, and where did this activity occur? Share your theories in the comments and check back on Friday for the reveal!

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 2

9 April 2017 - 5:30pm
Today we share the second photograph in our From the Archives series. This photo shows a moment that changed the face of Purdue’s campus. What exactly is happening in this image and what was its result? UPDATE: On Jan. 19, 1894, Purdue dedicated a new mechanical engineering laboratory building on campus named after benefactor Amos […]

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