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Scholarly Goal



Scott BrandtWith the recent addition of Lisa Zilinski as Data Services Specialist, the Research Department is now called Research and Data Services (which you will soon notice when the new web design is complete). I've heard a few people ask how Zilinski's position differs from Jake Carlson's since they have the same title. She is here to coordinate a program of data services, ensuring that common research data reference and related services can be handled consistently. In other words, she is helping to operationalize data services by making sure we all have the skills and resources to answer questions related to research data curation and management. The goal is for everyone to become more proactive as data-related activities are integrated more and more into what the Libraries does.

In his role, Jake Carlson looks at larger problems, what are the data issues researchers have and how do we assess them so we can learn how to better interact and work with them. The Data Curation Profiles (DCP) are an example of how a big problem was looked at (who is willing to share data?) and a tool (DCP Toolkit) and a resource (DCP Directory) was developed that others can use day-to-day. Carlson helps identify things that may later become operational. He also collaborates with faculty and will start spending time in HSSEB helping to look for digital humanities opportunities.

How does Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) fit in? Courtney Matthews is PURR's repository manager, similar to David Scherer (e-Pubs) and Neal Harmeyer (e-Archives). In his role, Matthews facilitates overall use of the repository, helps recruit content for it and provides support to liaisons and researchers in using it. He works closely with Zilinski, as well as the liaisons, because some data services will result in the need to use PURR. He works with Michael Witt, who you may recall is the project director overseeing development of PURR and who works closely with ITaP/HUBzero and the Vice President for Research's (VPR) offices. Witt is also the liaison for Computer Science and Discovery Park.

Me? I'm kind of the conductor — waving my hands and helping to keep the rhythm going.


Infrastructure Goal


It is time to encourage your student staff members to apply for the Purdue University Libraries' Student Awards, the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship and the Dr. Albert Viton Scholarship. JoAnne Carow sent a liball message last week with the information for the online application process. A flyer was included for you to print and post in your area. Please share the information and encourage your students to apply for the appropriate award and/or scholarship.

This year there are four awards/scholarships available. The application deadline is March 8, 2013.

The PULSE Award
This award was created by the Purdue Libraries Circulation/Reserve Team in 2004. Initial funding was initiated through garage sales, a craft/bake sale and individual donations. In the first year, $1,445.80 was raised from 40 donors. Contributions continued to be added throughout the year with the goal of reaching the $20,000 amount necessary to endow the award. In 2004, Libraries Dean, Jim Mullins, led a fundraising challenge and agreed to match pledges from the Dean's Fund dollar for dollar. In 2005, endowment efforts were achieved with the efforts and contributions of Purdue graduates Mike and Judy Humnicky of California, who both spent their time at Purdue (1966-70) employed by the Libraries. The first two awards were presented in May 2004. This year two $1000 awards are available.

The Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship
In 2004, Dorothy Newby McCaw found a meaningful way to honor her friend: she endowed the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship for Libraries Student Workers in honor of Emily R. Mobley, former Libraries Dean. McCaw established the scholarship in honor of Dean Mobley's retirement as a way to recognize her many accomplishments during the 12 years of her deanship. The scholarship fulfilled one of Mobley's goals as Dean — to recognize top student workers in the Libraries. The first scholarship was awarded in 2007. This year one $2000 scholarship is available.

The Dr. Albert Viton Scholarship
In 2006, Dr. Albert Viton, author and retired economist, endowed a scholarship to be awarded annually to a student employee from the Purdue University Press or the Libraries. His desire is that this scholarship will make a significant impact on students' lives and education while at Purdue. Viton became associated with the Press with the publication of his book, The International Sugar Agreements: Promise and Reality, in 2004. The first scholarship was awarded in 2007. This year one $2000 scholarship is available.

Important Information

  • All student staff members should receive e-mail notification of this opportunity but please make sure that they are aware of these awards and scholarships and of the March 8 deadline.
  • Supervisors please be aware of your part of the application process and the deadline. Students will not be considered without your portion of the application process.
  • The new URL for the info is  http://www.lib.purdue.edu/pulsescholar
  • Remind your senior student staff that they are eligible for the PULSE award if they meet the other criteria.

Selection committee members include: Mary Sego, chair; Becki Corbin, co-chair; Rae Lynn Boes, Kay Schurr, Candy Scott, Donna Slone and Amy Van Epps. If you have questions please contact Mary Sego at msego@purdue.edu .


Infrastructure Goal


It is time to submit nominations for the Dagnese, Moriarty and the three Dean's Awards. Please review the different criteria and eligibility for each award on the Libraries intranet at http://intranet.lib.purdue.edu/display/HOME/awards.

There is no limit to the number of nominations you may submit and self-nominations are accepted. All Purdue Libraries, Purdue University Press and University Copyright Office employees, who meet the criteria, are eligible for the awards. This year the amount for each individual award is $1000. The team award is $1000 shared among the team members.

Final selections are made by members of the Dean's Council, the Administrative Committee and the Dagnese Award Selection Committee which consists of AdCom plus last year's awardees.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 19. You may submit your nomination(s) to JoAnne Carow by email at jcarow@purdue.edu or by campus mail at ADM/STEW 272.

2012 Dean's Award winners: Larry Mykytiuk, Dianna Deputy, Sandy Galloway, Rachel Moore, Sue Ward, Diana Grove, Monica Kirkwood, Debbie Maron, Jim Mullins, Gretchen Stephens, Dale White, Brad Heiss.

2012 Dean's Award Winners


Global Goal


Jerry Ross and Circle PInes cooperative members at book signingAstronaut alumnus Jerry Ross donated his personal papers to the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center at a reception held in his honor on Feb. 7. Ross was visiting campus to celebrate the release of his book, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, co-written with John Norberg and published by Purdue University Press.

Ross' collection includes mission manuals, checklists, reports, original 16-mm films and videos taken before, during and after Shuttle launches, his blue NASA flight suit, patches, test pilot school flight helmet and several awards and plaques as well as memorabilia from his time as a student at Purdue.

In the photo Ross autographs copies of his book for members of Circle Pines, Ross' housing cooperative while at Purdue.


Infrastructure Goal


George StachokasGeorge Stachokas
Head of Resource Services
Digital Programs and Information Access/Resource Services

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job and why?
A. Helping everyone in Resource Services to be successful in their work is my first priority. I also enjoy learning more about how Purdue University Libraries are adapting to improve service in a time of rapid change. I am very interested in helping to foster successful innovation, especially in electronic resources management.

Q. How long have you worked in the Libraries and at Purdue?
A. I started in July 2012.

Q. What is one unforgettable experience that has happened to you or your coworkers while working in the library?
A. I am enjoying the complex challenge of working on the Alma Project, getting to know my colleagues, and writing a book at the same time.

Q. What is your favorite book, website, movie or database?
A. Choosing a single favorite in any one of these four broad categories is difficult for me. There are too many good books in different subject areas that are useful in different ways. I sometimes prefer one genre of fiction to another depending on my mood, so I cannot answer this question as posed.

Q. Coffee, tea, water or soft drink?
A. Soft drinks, iced tea or water, but I seldom drink coffee.

Q. What do you like to do for fun?
A. Apart from reading, I enjoy watching movies, lifting weights and hiking.

Q. Feel free to include any information about yourself that you would like to share with the staff?
A. My office is located in Stewart Center, Room 175. Please visit if you would like to get better acquainted or learn more about our work in Resource Services.


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You will notice the use of these icons before the article that are symbolic of our Libraries strategic goals.

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.

Infrastructure GoalINFRASTRUCTURE: Libraries staff working together to enhance the users experience, raise awareness of Purdue Libraries and recognize the continued learning and successes of our knowledgeable staff.


New Listing

  • Library Assistant V, Acquisitions Unit (Posting #1300186) (Interviewing in process)

To view all Purdue job postings visit the Purdue employment page. If you have additional questions, contact Julie Hillgrove or 49-42903.


Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Exhibit
February 20-April 5
Hicks Undergraduate Library

Women at Work: Celebrating the Legacy of Purdue Women Engineers Exhibit
Archives and Special Collections
March 4-July 31
HSSE 4th floor

Women in Engineering Exhibit Reception
March 4
5 p.m.
Archives and Special Collections
HSSE 4th floor

All Staff Meeting
March 18
2:30-4 p.m.
STEW 314
March 19
9-10:30 a.m.
STEW 314

Annual Libraries Clerical and Service Staff Breakfast with the Deans
April 3
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Libraries Annual Staff Awards Luncheon
April 23
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
PMU South Ballroom

One Book Higher
April 23
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
PMU South Ballroom


Donna L. Ferullo provided copyright information at six workshops on thesis and dissertation preparation for graduate students at Purdue University.

Donna Ferullo presented "Author Rights and Copyright" for graduate students in the course entitled Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research, in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, January 30.

Donna Ferullo presented "Intro to ©" to undergraduate students in the course entitled Technical Video Production 1, in the Department of Film and Video Studies, Purdue University, February 4.

Donna Ferullo presented "Visual Arts and ©" to two sections of undergraduate students in the course entitled Visual Communications Design in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University, February 7.

Donna Ferullo presented "Photographs and Copyright" at a workshop for librarians and archivists hosted by the Carmel-Clay Historical Society and held at the Carmel-Clay Public Library, Carmel, Indiana, February 12.


Purdue News, February 6
Astronaut, co-author to sign copies of book "Spacewalker" on campus

Purdue News, February 7
Jerry Ross becomes latest alumni astronaut to donate papers to Purdue

Purdue Today, February 7
Libraries Update newsletter available online

The Exponent, February 8
Record-setting astronaut visits Purdue for book signing


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