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NEW BOOK: IMPACT Learning: Librarians at the Forefront of Change in Higher Education

Projects & Activities - 20 February 2018 - 10:30pm

My new book, IMPACT Learning: Librarians at the Forefront of Change in Higher Education, describes how academic libraries can enable the success of higher education students by creating or partnering with teaching and learning initiatives that support meaningful learning through engagement with information. Since the 1970s, the academic library community has been advocating and developing programming for information literacy. This book discusses existing models, extracting lessons from Purdue University Libraries’ partnership with other units to create a campus-wide course development program, Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), which provides academic libraries with tools and strategies for working with faculty and departments to integrate information literacy into disciplinary courses.

First two chapters available in Google Books

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New Research: Academic Librarians’ Experiences of Educational Design

Projects & Activities - 14 February 2018 - 9:19pm

Academic librarians often collaborate closely with instructors to integrate information literacy into coursework. A new study is underway that uses phenomenography, a research methodology that reveals different ways people experience the same phenomenon, to investigate the experiences of librarians working with instructors in the IMPACT program to make changes in their courses.

Purdue Research Team:
Michael Flierl, Learning Design Specialist
Clarence Maybee, Information Literacy Specialist
Rachel Fundator, Information Literacy Instructional Designer

6 Ways to Show Your Data Some Love: Love Data Week ’18

News & Announcements - 14 February 2018 - 1:22pm
Show your data some love during this week, “Love Data Week” (or LDW) and all year long using the six tips listed in the graphic below. According to the LDW website, the event is designed “to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and […]

From the Archives: A Campus House

Archives and Special Collections - 11 February 2018 - 2:30pm
Many buildings have housed Purdue’s departments and organizations.  Those that are gone often played an important role in the foundation and growth of programs that still exist on campus today.  Do you know what organization was based in this structure?  How long was this building its home?  Where was it located?  Share your ideas in […]

From the Archives: A Campus House

News & Announcements - 11 February 2018 - 2:30pm
Many buildings have housed Purdue’s departments and organizations.  Those that are gone often played an important role in the foundation and growth of programs that still exist on campus today.  Do you know what organization was based in this structure?  How long was this building its home?  Where was it located?  Share your ideas in […]

Database of the Month: SimplyAnalytics

News & Announcements - 7 February 2018 - 9:00am
Welcome to Database of the Month, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these monthly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This month’s database is SimplyAnalytics brought to you by SimplyAnalytics, Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases […]

Elsby and Roark Named Recipents of 2017-18 Library Scholars Grant Award

News & Announcements - 5 February 2018 - 12:22pm
Two Purdue University faculty members have been named recipients of the 2017-18 Library Scholars Grant, which supports each grant recipient’s access to unique collections of information around the country and the world. Indiana (University) Purdue (University) Fort Wayne (IPFW) Assistant Professor of Philosophy Charlene Elsby was awarded $5,000 to travel to the Husserl Archives at […]

Contemporary Lit and Maps Collections Now in Hicks Undergraduate Library

News & Announcements - 31 January 2018 - 5:42pm
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King The Contemporary Literature collection has moved to the Hicks Undergraduate Library from the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library. The collection includes titles from many popular and contemporary authors, including Dan Brown, Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, and J. D. Robb. The Hicks Library has recently […]

From the Archives: Balloon Parade

Archives and Special Collections - 28 January 2018 - 2:30pm
It’s always a good time to celebrate Purdue!  In this image, we see a large group of people parading along a West Lafayette street.  Can you identify the location and the time period?  Where might they have been going? Share your guesses in the comments and check back on Friday when we reveal the full […]

From the Archives: Balloon Parade

News & Announcements - 28 January 2018 - 2:30pm
It’s always a good time to celebrate Purdue!  In this image, we see a large group of people parading along a West Lafayette street.  Can you identify the location and the time period?  Where might they have been going? Share your guesses in the comments and check back on Friday when we reveal the full […]

Purdue’s First African-American Homecoming Queen to Present Papers to Archives, Deliver Lecture as Part of Black History Month Celebration

News & Announcements - 25 January 2018 - 2:11pm
In early February, Purdue University alumna Kassandra Agee Chandler will be back on the West Lafayette campus to present “My Pieces of History: A Queen’s Journey to Archival Peace (and Release).” Agee Chandler — who was crowned Purdue University’s first (and currently only) African-American Homecoming Queen in 1978 — will deliver her lecture as part […]

Federal Govt. Reopened: Shutdown Impacted Government Information Sites

News & Announcements - 20 January 2018 - 11:37am
Update: As of the evening of January 22, 2018, the U.S. Federal Government has reopened. “The White House has said normal government operations will resume by Tuesday morning,” notes an National Public Radio article. The Federal Government is shut down due to a funding lapse. The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and its related […]

Diversity Awareness Week Exhibits in Hicks and HSSE Libraries

News & Announcements - 16 January 2018 - 5:56pm
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The faculty and staff of Purdue University Libraries are proud to celebrate Diversity Awareness Week 2018 at Purdue University in honor of Dr. […]

Database of the Month: D&B Business Browser

News & Announcements - 16 January 2018 - 10:29am
Welcome to Database of the Month, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these monthly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This month’s database is D&B Business Browser, formerly OneSource, brought to you by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is […]

From the Archives: A Winter Scene

News & Announcements - 15 January 2018 - 2:30pm
Winter break is over and classes are back in session, but Purdue’s campus still looks like a winter wonderland.  Students have been trekking through snow to travel between their classes, dorms, and activities, just as they always have.  The features in this photograph are no longer part of the campus landscape, but can you identify […]

From the Archives: A Winter Scene

Archives and Special Collections - 15 January 2018 - 2:30pm
Winter break is over and classes are back in session, but Purdue’s campus still looks like a winter wonderland.  Students have been trekking through snow to travel between their classes, dorms, and activities, just as they always have.  The features in this photograph are no longer part of the campus landscape, but can you identify […]

Libraries Closed Jan. 15 to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

News & Announcements - 12 January 2018 - 11:25am
All Purdue University Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the national Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Individuals with a Purdue ID will be able to gain access to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) via swipe card access. For a comprehensive list of the hours of all the Purdue Libraries, please […]

Shofar: A 35-Year Retrospective

Open Access - 15 December 2017 - 9:59pm
In 2018, the long respected publication Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies welcomes a new look, a new schedule, and new editors. Purdue University Press reflects upon and celebrates the past 35 successful volumes in preparation for the Association for Jewish Studies annual conference, where the future of Shofar will be unveiled in our […]

Shofar: A 35-Year Retrospective

Purdue Press News - 15 December 2017 - 9:59pm
In 2018, the long respected publication Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies welcomes a new look, a new schedule, and new editors. Purdue University Press reflects upon and celebrates the past 35 successful volumes in preparation for the Association for Jewish Studies annual conference, where the future of Shofar will be unveiled in our […]

Winners Named in Purdue Libraries’ Why I Love WALC Video Contest

News & Announcements - 12 December 2017 - 12:53pm
Several Purdue University students showed the many reasons why they love Purdue Libraries in the Purdue University Libraries’ fifth “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” video contest. This fall, we added a twist to the contest theme and asked students to produce video entries that show why they love the newly opened Purdue Libraries’ Wilmeth Active […]

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