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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 […]

Purdue Libraries to Host “Xenophilia: How the Love of Difference Is Essential for Information Literacy” Lecture Aug. 29 in PMU

9 August 2017 - 1:57pm
Later this month, the Purdue Libraries Seminar Committee will present “Xenophilia: How the Love of Difference Is Essential for Information Literacy,” a lecture delivered by Andrew Whitworth, director of teaching and learning strategy, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, U.K. Whitworth’s talk, which is set from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 in the Purdue […]

EZID DOI Service Is Evolving

4 August 2017 - 1:00pm
By Michael Witt, Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University Libraries; Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager, California Digital Library; and Patricia Cruse, Executive Director, DataCite The California Digital Library (CDL) and Purdue University are adopting a new strategic direction for their EZID digital object identifier (DOI) services to support DataCite’s long-term sustainability and to improve […]

Wilmeth Active Learning Center Open August 7

2 August 2017 - 7:25pm
Purdue University’s newest building, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) will open to the public Monday, August 7. Over the summer, Purdue Libraries faculty and staff consolidated the Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS); Engineering; Life Sciences; Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences; and Physics libraries to form the Library […]

Archives and Special Collections Closed Aug. 7-11

27 July 2017 - 4:33pm
The Purdue University Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections (ASC) Research Center will be closed to the public Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11 for inventory work. The ASC will re-open at 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 14. For a comprehensive list of ASC and Purdue Libraries’ hours, please see