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Students Brainstorm Health App Design in HIKS

Projects & Activities - 11 September 2017 - 3:26pm

Wenjie Wu, Mingchu Cong, and their fellow group members worked in the HIKS Undergraduate Library to design a health app for a computer graphics course. They used one of the Libraries’ white boards to map out ideas and elements of their app design using a methodology introduced in class.

From the Archives: The Tuba Player

Archives and Special Collections - 10 September 2017 - 3:30pm
It’s football season, which means it’s band season. The “All-American” Marching Band has been a Purdue tradition since the 1880s and has seen thousands of proud Boilermakers join its ranks. This young member of the band went on to become one of Purdue’s most recognizable graduates, but can you identify him before he was famous? […]

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

Archives and Special Collections - 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 […]

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

News & Announcements - 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 […]

Libraries’ Visitor Leads Talk and Workshops on Mapping Differences

Projects & Activities - 6 September 2017 - 9:06am

On August 29th, the Libraries Seminar Committee hosted a presentation by Dr. Andrew Whitworth, Director of Teaching Strategy for the Manchester Institute of Education and the University of Manchester. Dr. Whitworth’s presentation “Xenophilia: The Love of Difference is Essential for Information Literacy” argued that a diversification and openness to different perspectives can positively influence learning through engagement with information. Drawing from theories of learning, networking, technology, and more, Dr. Whitworth described how xenophilia—a love and openness to difference—can help people broker between different information landscapes to learn and take action. He proposed that educators develop their teaching around the principle of xenophilia, where students encounter and navigate different perspectives of information landscapes, in order to help them learn through dialog.

Following the presentation, Dr. Whitworth facilitated two workshops introducing participants to a concept mapping process to uncover different perspectives on an institutional issue. In the first workshop, participants engaged with different types of maps to uncover how we rely on and interpret maps, as well as how they can be powerful tools for helping us make sense of our own information landscapes. In the second workshop, participants put these ideas into practice using Ketso, a specific mapping tool. In small groups, participants collectively discussed and mapped out the goals, assets, challenges, and strategies related to how the new Wilmeth Active Learning Center will change our activities as librarians.

Librarians worked in groups to map ideas related to how they can use the Wilmeth Active Learning Center to advance their practice as librarians.

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

News & Announcements - 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 […]

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

Purdue Press News - 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

News & Announcements - 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

News & Announcements - 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 […]

From the Archives: A Beginning

Archives and Special Collections - 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

News & Announcements - 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

News & Announcements - 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

News & Announcements - 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

News & Announcements - 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

News & Announcements - 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

News & Announcements - 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 […]

XENOPHILIA: How the love of difference is essential for information literacy – Talk hosted by Purdue Libraries

Projects & Activities - 2 August 2017 - 4:40pm

The Purdue Libraries is hosting the presentation “XENOPHILIA: How the love of difference is essential for information literacy” by Dr. Drew Whitworth.

 

Date: August 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Location: Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge

 

The event is free and open to the public. Please click here to register.

 

Whitworth’s presentation will argue for an understanding of information literacy as a set of carefully constructed information practices that are informed by the contexts in which they play out. This vision of information literacy is rooted in xenophilia, a love and openness to difference. In this case, information literacy is defined by an awareness and openness to the variances that exist between different information landscapes and their practices. Whitworth will make the case for information literacy as a pedagogy that can enable important discussions of openness and dialog, particularly in today’s socio-political climate.  

 

Drew Whitworth is the Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Manchester Institute of Education at The University of Manchester.

Archives and Special Collections Closed Aug. 7-11

News & Announcements - 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 www.lib.purdue.edu/hoursList.

Information Literacy @ Purdue

Projects & Activities - 19 June 2017 - 4:11pm

Libraries faculty and staff uphold the Libraries’ information literacy mission statement through various instructional and research efforts.

 

Purdue Libraries’ Instruction

Projects & Activities - 19 June 2017 - 3:06pm

Purdue Libraries faculty and staff work closely with subject faculty to support student learning and advance information literacy. Here is some information on their instructional work from the past year:

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