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Vicki KillionAs more faculty transform their courses through IMPACT or independently “flip” the classroom, ITaP is being challenged to provide more audio-visual instructional support. Earlier this year, a plan was presented that would provide the construction of a video recording facility with green screen capability that could be replicated in departmental locations. The goal is to have identical facilities available across campus. In phase one, the Libraries have agreed to provide space for two such studios — one in room B66 of the Engineering Library and one on the fourth floor of the Life Sciences Library.

These studios or “green rooms” are equipped with computers, digital video cameras, monitors, lights, and of course, the green screen. Fans of motion pictures with computer generated images (CGI) know that the green (or sometimes blue) screen allows other images to be added to the video of the actors. In the ITaP green rooms, the actor could be the faculty presenting lecture material for class preview or students videotaping course presentations. The videos are deposited to a common, central location maintained by ITaP. Creators of the videos can access the storage location and then forward their videos to a desired location, such as the course management system (BlackBoard).

Construction costs for the two green rooms in the Libraries are being provided by the departments, or in this case, the colleges of engineering and agriculture. ITaP will maintain the equipment and computers and initially coordinate scheduling through A-V Services. In addition to providing the space in each of the libraries, library staff will support those using the room, including on-site help in operating the system. ITaP is committed to training support staff responsible for assisting users of the room and to provide “quick start” documentation.

As with many projects, the proposed start date and the actual start date differ. We anticipated construction during the fall semester, but now can expect it sometime after the first of the new year.

Green rooms in Libraires

Assistant Director for Service-Learning, Margaret Sass uses the green room in STEW G63 to prepare for her presentation in Turkey. Sass' topic is about conducting research and she uses the Purdue Libraries website as a source of reference in her presentation.

You can read more about this campus innovation and collaboration in Purdue Today.


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Hal Kirkwood receives teaching award 2013Sixty-eight Purdue professors were honored December 2 when they were inducted into the “Book of Great Teachers,” which honors outstanding teaching faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom. Honorees were chosen by their students and their peers as Purdue’s finest educators. Hal Kirkwood, associate professor, is the first Purdue Libraries faculty member to receive the honor.

Held every five years, the induction ceremony took place in the Purdue Memorial Union. President Mitch Daniels and Dale Whittaker, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, spoke at the event.

"The Book of Great Teachers is an important symbol of a greater legacy, which is the tens of the thousands of lives that have been changed by these extraordinary teachers," Whittaker said. "We're honored to add this new class of teachers to the legacy."

Everyone inducted into the Book of Great Teachers is listed on a bronze-and-walnut wall display in the west foyer of the Union. The display was first unveiled in 1999. Including the most recently inducted professors, the book includes 384 names.


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Purdue University Libraries has recently selected the winners of its "Why I Love Purdue Libraries" Video Contest launched earlier this fall. The top winners include: Muhammad Afiq b. Junaidy, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering – First Place; Denver Bailey, Senior, Film and Video Studies, College of Liberal Arts – Second Place, and Andrew Martin, Senior, Professional Writing and Theater – Third Place.

The video contest was open to all current, enrolled Purdue University students. All video entries had to be 1-3 minutes in length and follow the complete rules and guidelines for the contest as outlined here. Finalists were selected by Purdue Libraries Undergraduate Student Libraries Advisory Council (USLAC) and winners were confirmed by Purdue University Libraries Associate Deans.

Contest finalists' awards have been distributed through Purdue University Financial Aid Division. Links to the winning videos are listed below:

First Place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9HBXM7Ja38&feature=youtu.be
Second Place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHgTmj6RkDQ&feature=youtu.be
Third Place: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Q0hRGxqrFBOHRrSGpIOTdNS1E/edit?usp=dri...

Why I Love Libraries video contest winners 2013

Pictured: Muhammad Afiq b. Junaidy, Jim Mullins, Denver Bailey and Andrew Martin.


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April MaybeeApril Maybee's name was randomly drawn from all those who were SMILED upon in November. She received a $25 Von's Book Shop gift certificate.

All faculty, administrators and staff are invited to send a note of appreciation for a kindness or thoughtfulness given, assistance provided to or by a Libraries, Press or Copyright Office colleague.

To learn more about how to participate in our SMILE Program, please visit and bookmark this page on the Libraries Intranet: http://intranet.lib.purdue.edu/display/HR/SMILE+Program.


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Thank you to all staff and faculty who are assisting with the extra hours in several of our libraries. If you have ever worked one of these shifts you know how much students appreciate the Libraries having extended hours. For those of us who are less familiar with the late night atmosphere in the Libraries, here’s a comment from a student last semester, who shared the following, “It seems like my parents and the libraries are the only ones that really care about how well I do on my finals.” Yes, we do care, and that is why we continue to offer extended hours each semester.  

FInals week at Hicks Undergraduate Library winter 2013

Here students take advantage of the newly remodeled study space in the Hicks Undergraduate library while preparing for finals. Ann O'Donnell, evening coordinator in Hicks noted that the library has experienced a steady flow of students who appreciate the extended hours and the inviting atmosphere.


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Wishing you a Happy Holiday season and a joyful New Year.Winter at the Purdue Memorial Union by Patrick Whalen

Photo by Patrick Whalen


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Goal LearningLEARNING: Libraries faculty lead in information literacy and learning space implementation, research and scholarship.

Scholarly Goal SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION: Libraries facilitate and enhance the continuum of the scholarly communication process.

Global GoalGLOBAL CHALLENGES: Libraries faculty lead in international initiatives in information literacy, e-science, information access and data management and collaborate on Purdue's global initiatives.

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To view all Purdue job postings visit the Purdue employment page. If you have additional questions, contact
Christine Abel or 49-42899.


Michael Fosmire is celebrating 15 years at Purdue.


Purdue Libraries commemorates 100th anniversary of Special Collections Exhibit
Archives and Special Collections
HSSE 4th floor

Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition and Craft Sale & Show
December 12
2:30-4 p.m.
STEW 302-306


George Stachokas presented “Electronic Resources Management: Functional Integration in Technical Services” at the 2013 Charleston Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 9, 2013.

Donna Ferullo presented “Copyright: Mission Possible” at Brigham Young University, October 25, 2013.

Donna Ferullo and Dr. Ed Carter presented a panel discussion, “Student Forum-Copyright Knowledge and Creativity in the Digital World,” at Brigham Young University, October 25, 2013.

Ruth E. H. Wertz, ┼×enay Purzer, Michael J. Fosmire and Monica E. Cardella, “Assessing Information Literacy Skills Demonstrated in an Engineering Design Task,” Journal of Engineering Education 102(4): 577–602, 2013.

Jake Carlson, Marianne Bracke, Megan Sapp Nelson and Brian Westra, Sarah Wright, “Creating the New Normal: Fostering a Culture of Data Sharing with Researchers” Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, Austin, Texas, 2013.

Larry Mykytiuk, “Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, 1992-2008 and Beyond, Part 2.2: The Literature of Perspective, Critique, and Methodology, Second Half,” Journal of Religious &Theological Information 12 (2013): 114–155.

Tao Zhang, X. Niu and H. Chen, "Study of user search activities with two discovery tools at an academic library, "International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. (In press)

Lisa Zilinski presented “Data Management Planning: NIH Data Sharing Policy and Resources,” National Institutes of Health: Data Literacy for Librarians Lecture Series, December 3, 2013.


Purdue Today, December 3
Book of Great Teachers gains 68 names — Hal Kirkwood

The Exponent, December 3
Avoid the crowds during dead week — Libraries

The Exponent, December 5
Taking a hand-on approach to history: The face behind Purdue’s Archives — Sammie Morris

The Exponent, December 5
Libraries remain focus as students prepare for final exams

Purdue News, December 6
Appointments, honors and activities
Faculty and staff honors: Purdue Libraries and Open Access
Notables: Bert Chapman book published


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