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Libraries Support Student-centered Teaching and Learning

Projects & Activities - 11 October 2012 - 10:28pm

Since Fall 2011, the Purdue University Libraries have been participating in Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), a Provost sponsored program that supports the redesign of foundational courses to promote student-centered teaching and learning. The facilitation of the IMPACT program is a collaborative effort of a number of campus entities, including the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), Extended Campus, iTaP Teaching and Learning, and the Libraries.  The Libraries participate in IMPACT through a wide range of activities, such as serving on the IMPACT Steering and Management Committees, working collaboratively with other units on campus to develop an IMPACT curriculum for teaching faculty redesigning courses, and serving as members of course redesign teams.



Civil Engineering Report is 3 millionth download on Purdue e-Pubs

Purdue Press News - 11 October 2012 - 9:48am
When Purdue Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering Sidney Diamond published his work on “Methods of Soil Stablilization for Erosion Control” in 1975, he expected it to primarily be read in Indiana. After all, assisting the State to improve its transportation infrastructure was and still is the primary goal of the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) [...]

Indiana Information Literacy Awareness Week

Projects & Activities - 8 October 2012 - 10:00am

Governor Daniels named the first week of October as Information Literacy Awareness Week!  We are the 11th state in the country to issue such a proclamation.  Other states that have proclamations are Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Texas.

This effort was led by Susan Clark (Director of Library Services, Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region); Marie White, (Library Director, Ivy Tech Community College Indiana, Southern Indiana Region LTA Program Chair); and Catherine Pellegrino (Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator, Saint Mary’s College Library, Notre Dame, IN).

Purdue Celebrates Pioneering Midwestern Business Leader Kirby Risk

Purdue Press News - 1 August 2012 - 5:02pm
The late J. Kirby Risk II called himself “a small-town businessman from the banks of the Wabash.” In her newest book, Kirby’s Way: How Kirby and Caroline Risk Built their Company on Kitchen-Table Values, author Angie Klink details the compelling story of  Kirby and the creation of the Kirby Risk Corporation. The book also highlights [...]

Purdue e-Pubs reaches milestone, 2.5 millionth download

Purdue Press News - 16 July 2012 - 2:33pm
The Purdue e-Pubs digital repository (www.purdue.edu/epubs) is an open access software platform which provides access to full-text publications as well as unique previously unpublished scholarly content. In June, its 2.5 millionth download took place. With over 26,194 publications uploaded to date, this puts Purdue e-Pubs among the most popular university repositories in North America. Purdue [...]

New Book Analyzes “Occupy” Movement

Purdue Press News - 5 July 2012 - 5:14pm
Now available to order, Voices of Resistance: Communication and Social Change by Mohan J. Dutta, explores voices of resistance from across the globe and presents a theoretical framework for understanding topical, popular resistance movements such as Occupy Wall Street. The book emphasizes the core idea that creating spaces for listening to voices of resistance fosters [...]

Purdue Libraries archives exhibit to feature Purdue, U.S. Coast Guard pioneer Dorothy Stratton

Archives and Special Collections - 9 January 2012 - 5:05pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s first full-time dean of women who went on to become the first female commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard will be celebrated with an archival exhibit at Purdue.Purdue Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will feature “Behind the Mast of Women’s Leadership: Celebrating the Legacy of [...]

New Web resource to facilitate study of bond between humans and animals

Purdue Press News - 3 November 2011 - 4:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Press and the School of Veterinary Medicine will develop a new online resource to further the study of the human-animal bond.The site – HABRI Central – will serve as a comprehensive bibliography and repository of scholarly material, an online publishing platform for peer-reviewed content, and a virtual collaborative community [...]

Grant provides archivist to care for Purdue Libraries’ astronaut collections

Archives and Special Collections - 2 November 2011 - 8:35am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Libraries will receive a $2 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to endow an archivist for the Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan archives and special collections at the university. Conrad Hilton’s son, Barron Hilton, is the retired chairman, president and CEO of Hilton Hotels Corp. An avid pilot [...]

Publishing Services a Major Growth Area for Academic Libraries

Purdue Press News - 1 November 2011 - 3:18pm
West Lafayette, IN – Publishing services provided by libraries are expanding and professionalizing, suggests a new report released by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, on behalf of a team of researchers from the libraries of Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Utah. The report is the result of [...]

Purdue Bands celebrate 125 years with exhibit, book

Archives and Special Collections - 21 September 2011 - 2:09pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An archives exhibit and a book chronicling its history are part of the celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Purdue University Bands. The “Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands” exhibit is on display in the Purdue Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center through [...]

Purdue Bands celebrate 125 years with exhibit, book

Purdue Press News - 21 September 2011 - 2:09pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An archives exhibit and a book chronicling its history are part of the celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Purdue University Bands. The “Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands” exhibit is on display in the Purdue Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center through [...]

New exhibit features women in aviation at Purdue

Archives and Special Collections - 21 June 2011 - 1:15pm
Over the past few years, the efforts of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives have allowed Archives and Special Collections (ASC) to take in intriguing collections pertaining to female aviators at Purdue. Archives and Special Collections’ newest exhibit, “Soaring to New Heights, Women in Aviation at Purdue” highlights these aviators. The exhibit runs June 11-August [...]

Press Partners with JTRP

Purdue Press News - 23 May 2011 - 9:21am
Purdue University Press has entered into a new partnership with the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) to support the publication of its technical report series. Since the late 1930s, JTRP has produced a continuous stream of research reports to inform the management of transportation infrastructure in Indiana and throughout North America. The reports are also [...]

Purdue Libraries, BCC collaborate to archive university’s African-American history

Archives and Special Collections - 17 February 2011 - 10:09am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Division of Archives and Special Collections in Purdue Libraries has developed a permanent digital timeline to document significant dates of African-American history at the university. The collection, available at http://oldsite.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/orthefirenexttime/index.html, is the result of a collaboration among Archives and Special Collections, Digital Initiatives, and Purdue’s Black Cultural Center, and is [...]


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