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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 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 […]

University-Wide PowerShift Case Competition to Address Real-World Gender Issues

4 April 2017 - 10:41am
Undergraduate and graduate students from Purdue University colleges, schools and academic units are encouraged to take part in real world, gender-issue case competition designed to help them lead in a diverse and changing workforce and use their skills to generate solutions. Set for April 21, the PowerShift Case Competition is held annually by Purdue’s Krannert […]

Hicks Study Break Events April 24-27, May 1-4

4 April 2017 - 9:53am
Take a break from the stress and grind of finals preparation at the Hicks Undergraduate Library later this month with the bi-annual Study Break events slated for prep and finals weeks. The first event will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, with Caring Paws, which will provide students with the opportunity to interact […]

Wilmeth Active Learning Center to Open Aug. 7; Six Libraries Closing May 5 & 6

3 April 2017 - 9:00am
Six Library Facilities Closing After Spring ’17 Finals Week for Move to Wilmeth Active Learning Center   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. The WALC Center houses 27 collaborative active learning classrooms. After the end […]

Faculty Spotlight: Purdue Libraries Professor Recognized for International Research Data Initiative

31 March 2017 - 11:51am
Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor Michael Witt has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) with the Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences. He shares the award with Frank Scholze, from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, for their collaboration on re3data, which is an online registry of research data repositories. […]

Purdue Libraries Extend Hours at 4 Facilities for Final Exam Prep

30 March 2017 - 1:32pm
Purdue University Libraries will extend hours at four facilities to help students prepare for final exams. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 23, the Siegesmund Engineering Library will remain open 24 hours a day through 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library will remain open 24 hours/day from 1 p.m. Sunday, […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge

27 March 2017 - 5:50am
In association with Purdue Today, we introduce our new From the Archives series, sharing glimpses of Purdue’s past through photographs from the Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections.  On alternating Mondays during the academic year, this feature will allow readers a chance to view a historical photograph and guess what is taking place in the […]

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 […]