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January sees two exciting collaborations between the archives and publishing staff in the Libraries come to fruition. Both celebrate Purdue engineers while advancing key scholarly communication objectives in our strategic plan to "continue to build and identify collections unique to Purdue" and "develop and promote new publishing models." First we celebrate the legacy of Charles Pankow (CIVL 1947), father of the "design build" movement in construction and then honor the continuing service of astronaut Jerry Ross (ME 1970), NASA's record-setting frequent flyer and champion of science education.

Pankow book cover 2013As a pioneer in innovative uses of concrete, Charles Pankow shaped the development of the modern construction industry and the landscape of 20th century America. His philanthropy also continues to advance Purdue, impacting professors and students throughout the university via the support of the Charles Pankow Foundation. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Pankow Companies and the Libraries are marking this with an online exhibition that showcases the donation of Pankow papers and oral histories to the growing civil engineering collection and a companion book, A Better Way to Build, published under the Purdue University Press imprint as a hardback print and e-book edition.

Jerry Ross signing Spacewalker.Spacewalker book cover 2013Jerry Ross also has credentials as a builder, although his career has been above rather than on the earth. Orbiting at 17,500 mph at an altitude of over 200 miles, he was instrumental in the construction of the International Space Station. As well as visiting the exhibit of artifacts and papers from the collection he has donated to the Libraries (open January 7 to February 22), space enthusiasts can download an iPad app or enhanced e-book edition of his autobiography (co-written with John Norberg) which includes videos and additional images from his collection. The book, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, will be formally launched in the shadow of the Space Shuttle Enterprise on the deck of the USS Intrepid in New York city on January 31. Look out for national publicity, such as a recent interview with the online journal Quartz, as we near that date. A preview of what to expect from the book's digital editions is available on YouTube.

As we enter the New Year, Ross and Pankow inspire us with their desire to innovate and their capacity to implement change. They both built great things through partnership, and we look forward to further examples of the types of synergy we can achieve through collaborations between library units and divisions in 2013.


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The Libraries extended hours was once again a huge success thanks to the efforts of our staff. In the photo below Austin Konzen, technology, Donovan Harris, hospitality and tourism management, and Brieanna Young, liberal arts, studying together in Hicks Library expressed their thoughts and appreciation of the extended hours during prep and finals weeks.

  • We study in Hicks a lot throughout the semester because it is quiet but not too quiet.
  • We like being able to talk and share our thoughts without being shushed and we like the background hum of other students studying.
  • Hicks is a great place to study, not too quiet and not too loud.
  • We need more places like this around campus.
  • The Libraries does a great job and thinks about our needs, thank you!

24 Hour Hicks Library 2013



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Joette Hutchcraft 2013Joette Hutchcraft
Libraries Business Office

I joined the business office November 19 as an Account Clerk IV. This position has a variety of duties that includes purchasing, processing invoices and reconciling credit card statements.

I moved from Logansport, Indiana where I was born and raised. I spent the last 30 years working in the manufacturing environment; several years in the accounting department before being promoted to Human Resources Manager in 1994. My job ended in March, 2011 due to the closing of the facility. My husband also lost his job, which led to our move to West Lafayette.

Although working at Purdue is quite different from what I have done in the past, I thoroughly enjoy it. Meeting new people has been fun and I appreciate the friendly faces and the willingness of others to help.

In my spare time I like to read, take walks with our miniature schnauzer and spend time with family and friends. My husband and I have four children; three of them live in the Lafayette area, which has been a real blessing.

I look forward to getting to know everyone better in 2013. My office is located in STEW 267 and you can reach me by phone at 49-42894 or by email at jhutchc@purdue.edu .


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Maribeth Slebodnik 2013Maribeth Slebodnik
Biomedical Sciences Information Specialist
Life Sciences Library

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job and why?
A. Everyone says this, but my job is different every day. Some days I am buried in my office, some are all meetings and some days I am out on campus with faculty and students. It’s never, ever dull.

Q. How long have you worked in the Libraries and at Purdue?
A. Since August 1, 2006.

Q. What is one unforgettable experience that has happened to you or your coworkers while working in the library?
A. One hot summer day I walked across campus and the only other humans I saw were a class of elementary school kids marching to an unknown destination. One of them turned to his teacher and shrieked, "There’s a WOMAN!" Apparently I was the most interesting thing around.

Q. What is your favorite book, website, movie or database?
A. My favorite book ever is The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter. I’ve pestered at least three book groups into reading it with me.

Q. Coffee, tea, water or soft drink?
A. Cranberry blood orange tea, sweet, hot, and lots of it!

Q. What do you like to do for fun?
A. Garden, read, knit, take my dog Sugar to the Dog Park, cook with my sweetheart Stan, travel — about anything except clean my house.

Q. Feel free to include any information about yourself that you would like to share with the staff?
A. I do at least 30 minutes of yoga almost every morning. When I don’t do it, I feel a lot older!


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SMILE Award winner Matt Riehle December 2012Matt Riehle's name was drawn from all those who were SMILED upon in December. He 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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Please find below the publication dates for INSIDe along with the deadline date for each issue for the next six months. I hope this will be helpful for your planning to include articles, updates, announcements, etc. in future issues of the newsletter. Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions for keeping INSIDe current and informative.

2013 Spring Publication and Deadline Dates
January 9 — deadline noon January 7
January 23 — deadline Noon January 21

February 6 — deadline Noon February 4
February 20 — deadline Noon February 18

March 6 — deadline Noon March 4
March 20 — deadline Noon March 18

April 3 — deadline Noon April 1
April 17 — deadline Noon April 15

May 1 — deadline Noon April 29
May 15 — deadline Noon May 13
May 29 — deadline Noon May 28

June 12 — deadline Noon June 10
June 26 — deadline Noon June 24

Visit the Libraries intranet for a copy of the dates and additional updates.


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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.


Teresa Brown is celebrating 35 years at Purdue.

Stewart Saunders is celebrating 35 years at Purdue.

Sam Wehrspann is celebrating 5 years at Purdue


Continuing Vacancies

  • Director of Strategic Communication (A/P) (Posting #1201660) (On-site interviews in process)
  • Molecular Biosciences Information Specialist (Faculty) (Visit Libraries Web page) (On-site interviews completed)
  • First Year Experience and Emerging Technologies Specialist (Faculty) (Visit Libraries Web page) (In process)

New Staff

  • Carly Dearborn, Digital Preservation and Electronic Archivist
  • Lisa Zilinski, Data Services Specialist

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


Jerry L. Ross: An Astronaut's Journey Exhibit
Archives and Special Collections
January 7-February 22
HSSE 4th floor

The Legacy of Charles Pankow Book Launch and Reception
January 17
5 p.m.
Archives and Special Collections
HSSE 4th floor
RSVP by January 12

Jerry Ross Reception and Book Signing
February 7
5 p.m.
Archives and Special Collections
HSSE 4th floor
RSVP by February 2

Libraries Annual Staff Awards Luncheon
April 23
PMU South Ballroom
More details to come


Clarence Maybee, Tomalee Doan and Catherine Fraser Riehle, "Making an IMPACT: Campus-Wide Collaboration for Course and Learning Space Transformation," College and Research Libraries News, 74, 32-35, 2013. http://crln.acrl.org/content/

Jacob Carlson, Michael Fosmire, Chris Miller and Megan Sapp Nelson, "Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study of Students and Research Faculty" portal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(2). 629-657, 2011, was highlighted on page 5 of the 2011/2012 Office of the Vice President for Research Annual Report. http://www.purdue.edu/research/vpr/

Jacob Carlson served as a faculty member in the DuraSpace/ARL E-science institute, August-December with a capstone event in Washington D.C. December 11-13. http://www.duraspace.org

David Hovde, is featured in Boiler Bytes, November 7, discussing the Morrill Act. http://www.purdue.edu/boilerbytes


Purdue University Student Life December 10
Final Exam Study Tips and Extended Library Hours

Digital Koans December 10
Purdue University Libraries Launches the Data Curation Profiles Directory

Digital Commons DC Telegraph December 11
Purdue Libraries Create Buzz at the Indiana State Fair

Digital Commons DC Telegraph December 18
Purdue Libraries Partner with State Agency to Publish Transportation Research

Purdue Today January 1
Libraries launches redesigned website

Digital Information Literacy January8
DIL Team to present at IDCC '13


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