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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 […]

Purdue GIS Day Conference Set for Nov. 9; Conference Features Student Poster and GIS Software Competitions

9 October 2017 - 3:55pm
The 2017 Purdue GIS Day Conference is set from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in Stewart Center, rooms 206 and 214. The daylong event is open free to Purdue students, faculty, staff, and to the public. The Purdue GIS Day Conference 2017 includes a variety of events and activities, including the 10 a.m. keynote […]

From the Archives: Student Recreation

8 October 2017 - 3:30pm
Throughout Purdue’s history, students, faculty, and staff have enjoyed recreational activities on all parts of campus.  This photograph shows one of the more popular activities that was enjoyed throughout the year.  Can you tell what is happening here, when, and where this picture was taken?  Share your theories in the comments and we’ll reveal the whole story […]

Win $1K in the Purdue Libraries “Why I Love WALC” Video Contest; Entry Deadline Nov. 6

6 October 2017 - 1:49pm
Show what you love about the new Wilmeth Active Learning Center and the Library of Engineering and Science and you could win $1,000 in the 2017 Purdue University Libraries’ Video Contest! This year, with the opening of the new Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), the Purdue Libraries’ annual video contest will have the theme: “Why […]

NPR “Fresh Air” Book Critic Maureen Corrigan to Deliver Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Oct. 31

5 October 2017 - 9:22am
Purdue University Libraries will host Maureen Corrigan, book critic on National Public Radio’s popular “Fresh Air,” the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine covering contemporary arts and issues. Part of the Purdue Libraries Annual Distinguished Lecture Series, Corrigan’s presentation, “And So We Read On,” is co-sponsored by the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts and is set […]

Library Scholars Grant Program 2017-18: Deadline for Proposals Nov. 10

28 September 2017 - 2:32pm
Purdue University Libraries will once again sponsor its Library Scholars Grant Program in 2017-18. The program is for untenured tenure-track faculty members and associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2015, or later. More information is available at Applicants are required to have a conversation with a librarian, who must write a letter of support […]

From the Archives: Standard Oil

24 September 2017 - 3:30pm
As the State Street Project continues to update the appearance of Purdue and West Lafayette, we look back on another construction project that changed the area. Can you guess what is being built in this photo, where it is located, and when this photo was taken?  Share your ideas in the comments and check back […]

Kirkwood Elected President of Special Libraries Assn.

21 September 2017 - 1:56pm
Hal Kirkwood, associate professor and business information specialist at the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics at Purdue University Libraries, was recently elected the president of the Special Libraries Association; he will serve as the SLA’s president in 2019. Since joining SLA in 1992, Kirkwood has held several leadership roles within the association, […]

Archivist of U.S. to Share Information Preservation Challenges, Opportunities at Sept. 28 Inaugural Hiler Theater Lecture

8 September 2017 - 3:55pm
The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, will share the many information preservation challenges and opportunities faced by the nation in the Inaugural Hiler Theater Lecture sponsored by the Purdue University Libraries. Ferriero, confirmed as the 10th archivist of the United States in November 2009, will deliver, “Preserving the Past to Inform the […]

Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, Vol. 7 (2017) Debuts This Week

5 September 2017 - 10:38am
The newest issue of the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, Volume 7 (2017), debuts this week online and in print. This volume, like all previous volumes, is available online and open access. Below is a first-person account of an experience with undergraduate research and the subsequent publication process via JPUR with the student featured on […]

Purdue University Selected as Development Center for Leading GIS Software Developer

28 August 2017 - 3:14pm
Purdue Libraries to host the prominent EDC Program for GIS Research Purdue University has recently been designated an Esri Development Center (EDC Program) by Esri, the developer of the ArcGIS mapping and spatial analytics software. According to Esri, the program provides special status and benefits “to a select few leading university departments that challenge their […]

From the Archives: A Beginning

27 August 2017 - 3:30pm
  The From the Archives photo series returns with the start of the new school year. On alternating Mondays throughout the academic year, we will feature a photo from Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections in conjunction with Purdue Today and give readers a chance to answer what’s taking place in the image. The full […]

Provost’s Working Group to Review Libraries at NW, FW, and WL Campuses

24 August 2017 - 12:45pm
The unification at Purdue Northwest (PNW) and the coming separation of Indiana University (IU) and Purdue at IPFW (Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne) are resulting in significant changes at those campuses. For the libraries at Purdue Northwest, soon-to-be Purdue Fort Wayne, and Purdue West Lafayette, these changes come at a time when libraries are in […]

Hicks Undergrad Library Hours to Change After Aug. 20; WALC Open 24/7 Aug. 21

15 August 2017 - 5:43pm
Starting Monday, Aug. 21, the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which houses the Library of Engineering and Science, will be open 24 hours per day, seven days a week (most of the year) with Purdue University ID (PUID) swipe access. Hicks Undergraduate Library will provide 24/7 access through Sunday, Aug. 20. For a comprehensive list of […]

Project Management Tools & Techniques Talk Set for Aug. 25

10 August 2017 - 8:00am
Learn how project-management tools and techniques can help you successfully reach your project goals in a one-hour presentation sponsored by the Purdue Libraries Seminar Committee. Sasja Huijts, a certified project management professional (PMP), will present, “Project Management: A Roadmap to Reaching Your Goals,” at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25 in Stewart Center 278. The presentation […]