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“Fire! We’ve Got a Fire in the Cockpit!” –Guest post by author George Leopold

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2016 - 3:06pm
Note: This was originally posted on January 27, 2016, by George Leopold, author of the forthcoming book Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom on his personal blog. View the original posting here. Re-posted with permission of the author. On this date in 1967, a few ticks past 6:31 p.m. EST, a […]

Former Purdue dean of women honored

News & Announcements - 22 January 2016 - 2:59pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A former Purdue dean of women has been recognized for her many contributions to U.S. history by the National Women’s History Project as one of 16 national honorees for 2016. The NWHP theme for the honorees is, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week – IBISWorld

News & Announcements - 22 January 2016 - 11:05am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is IBISWorld, from IBISWorld Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for […]

New Purdue Libraries Resource: JSTOR Global Plants

News & Announcements - 14 January 2016 - 4:16pm
        NEW PURDUE LIBRARIES RESOURCE: JSTOR Global Plants URL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/jstorplants DESCRIPTION: Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.

New Purdue Libraries Resource: Independent Voices

News & Announcements - 14 January 2016 - 4:07pm
      NEW PURDUE LIBRARIES RESOURCE: Independent Voices URL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/indvoices DESCRIPTION: Independent Voices chronicles the transformative decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s through the lens of an independent alternative press. Independent Voices provides easy access to the powerful voices of feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Latinos, […]

Purdue Libraries to be Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Jan. 18, 2016

News & Announcements - 13 January 2016 - 11:16am
All Purdue University Libraries divisions will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Hicks Card Swipe Access will also be unavailable due to a scheduled power outage during this time frame. Hicks will close Sunday at midnight and re-open Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 a.m., with […]

2016 Purdue University Commemoration, Libraries Displays in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News & Announcements - 13 January 2016 - 11:04am
In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Purdue University has assembled a variety of programs to cause reflection on the life and urgency of Dr. King. The 2016 theme is “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” The offerings include lectures, service, learning opportunities, discussions, and film screenings throughout January.   Purdue University Libraries has […]

Purdue Libraries Top Information Literacy Researchers

Projects & Activities - 8 January 2016 - 11:55pm

Researchers from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information at Nanyang Technological University have conducted a study analyzing the publishing trends of information literacy scholarship. Their team examined a total of 1,989 records from Scopus bibliographic database between 2003 and 2012. The information literacy research conducted by faculty and staff at Purdue University Libraries is featured very prominently in the results of this review. Michael Fosmire, professor and Head of PSET Division, is identified as a prolific author, having published eight or more articles during this period of time. A 2006 article by Clarence Maybee, Information Literacy Specialist, was one of the most highly cited articles during the period covered in the review. Most notably, Purdue Libraries are on the top ten list of institutions with authors producing publications on information literacy. Correcting for different ways that affiliations are listed in Scopus, we are the number one producer of information literacy publications in the world! Reflective of our important contribution to information literacy education, this is a tremendous accomplishment of which we should all be very proud.

The full-text of the article is available from the Nanyang Technological University institutional repository.

Libraries Seminar Series Presentation by Rikk Mulligan – Jan. 21, 2016

News & Announcements - 6 January 2016 - 1:55pm
PROMISES AND PITFALLS: ARL INSTITUTIONAL DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLABORATION Presented by Rikk Mulligan BIO: Rikk Mulligan is a Public Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and program officer for scholarly publishing at the Association of Research Libraries. His work for ARL includes tracking developments in digital publishing, with specific attention to innovations in […]

Purdue Libraries to be Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Jan. 18, 2016

News & Announcements - 5 January 2016 - 10:07am
All Purdue University Libraries divisions will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.  For a complete and updated listing of Purdue Libraries hours, go to: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/hoursList    

Alma System Migration Taking Place Dec. 31, 2015 Through Jan. 4, 2015

News & Announcements - 18 December 2015 - 12:49pm
System updates will be taking place on Dec. 31, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016.  During the updates, the ability to place holds and renew items will be unavailable.  This will not affect searching of online resources or access to electronic collections.

New Information Literacy Mission Statement!

Projects & Activities - 17 December 2015 - 8:52am

Purdue Libraries presents a new information literacy mission statement:

Purdue University Libraries’ research-based information literacy programming empowers Purdue’s diverse communities of learners to use information critically to learn and to create new knowledge, fostering academic, personal, and professional success.

A team of Libraries faculty (Catherine Fraser Riehle, Ilana Stonebraker, and Clarence Maybee) led a process in fall 2015 to revise the Libraries’ information literacy statement to reflect our current mission, which aligns closely with campus goals for learning. The statement was developed through an inclusive process that included input gathered from stakeholders in the Libraries as well as faculty from other departments.

The extended version of the new mission statement is available on Purdue Libraries’ website:

https://www.lib.purdue.edu/infolit/mission

Notice of Database Cancellation: Books in Print (Access to Cease March 31, 2016)

News & Announcements - 11 December 2015 - 1:30pm
As part of the Libraries annual review of databases, Books in Print has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians. Access will cease March 31st, 2016. Please contact Anna Seiffert, Electronic Resources Manager, with comments.

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Hospitality and Tourism Complete, from EBSCOhost

News & Announcements - 4 December 2015 - 12:23pm
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Hospitality & Tourism Complete, from EBSCOhost. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Associations Unlimited

News & Announcements - 20 November 2015 - 11:49am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Associations Unlimited brought to you by Gale Cengage. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the […]

Augustana Information Literacy Workshop

Projects & Activities - 13 November 2015 - 4:53pm

 

Mike Flierl, Information Literacy Instructional Designer, attended the Augustana Information Literacy Workshop held in Camrose, Alberta.  While there, Mike learned about using ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education from Sharon Mader, ACRL’s Visiting Program Officer for Information Literacy. He also presented on strategies for communicating about information literacy to faculty in other disciplines. When he returned Purdue, Mike presented the key points of the workshop to Libraries faculty during a bi-monthly brown bag meeting.

Parrish Library Database of the Week: OneSource by Infogroup

News & Announcements - 13 November 2015 - 11:44am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is OneSource brought to you by Infogroup. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially […]

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