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Donna FerulloWhat does Purdue and Marrakesh have in common? As of June a commitment to supporting open access for the blind, visually impaired and print disabled. At the end of June, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) adopted a landmark treaty in Marrakesh, Morocco that will increase access to print books for people who have visual issues by providing access through such formats as Braille, large print text and audio books. WIPO is comprised of 186 countries of which the United States is one. WIPO’s goal is to harmonize intellectual property laws across the member nations. The Marrakesh Treaty will require all member nations to provide access and allow nations to share published books in the acceptable formats listed above. This will increase the number of works available to the visually impaired and reduce duplication of books by not having multiple countries convert the materials. This is a major international win for the visually impaired. The Chaffee Amendment which is part of the U.S. Copyright Act allows for works to be adapted under certain circumstances for those with visual challenges. The Treaty will strengthen this section of the law as well as allow more of a free flow of converted works through services such as international interlibrary loan.

At the beginning of June, Purdue joined with six other CIC institutions — Penn State, Northwestern, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska and Michigan State, to file a friend of the court (amicus) brief in support of the HathiTrust case. The Author’s Guild sued HathiTrust for copyright infringement in the Southern District of New York. The issues before the court were fairly narrow but the judge ruled that fair use applied to the way HathiTrust was using the works in its library particularly for allowing full text access to the print disabled. The Author’s Guild appealed the ruling to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the appeal is now pending. People/organizations that are not a party to the litigation but have an interest in the outcome of the case can file what is called an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief which provides specific arguments as to why the lower court ruling should either stand or be overturned. Purdue, along with the other CIC institutions listed above, is committed to advocating for fair use and adapting materials for the visually impaired. The passage of the Marrakesh Treaty should strengthen HathiTrust’s argument.

Purdue Libraries and the University Copyright Office work closely with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) on campus. The Resource Center is responsible for providing adaptive technologies and resources to students who are visually or hearing impaired. There are many copyright issues associated with converting print materials to Braille or audio as well as providing captioning for audio materials. In a recent meeting Beth McNeil, Donna Ferullo and DRC staff strategized on ways to improve access to library materials for visually and hearing impaired students while remaining within the letter and spirit of the copyright law. The conversation is ongoing but will range from having licenses reviewed for the allowance of adaptive technology to longer loan periods to staff training on disability concerns and solutions. 

International copyright law with the Marrakesh Treaty as well as copyright litigation interpreting U.S. Copyright law all impact how at the local level we provide services and resources to the Purdue community. It is all intertwined and truly takes a village. 


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LINK Letter
As always, LCSSAC is here to represent all clerical and service staff members within the Purdue Libraries, Press and Copyright offices. If at any time throughout the year you have a question, comment or concern please contact any member of LCSSAC or send a letter confidentially through the LCSSAC Link Letter. (lcssac@purdue.edu). The chair of LCSSAC will receive the Link Letter and remove the identity of the sender prior to delivery to LCSSAC. The group will then meet at the next scheduled meeting to discuss the subject and the content and will then determine who in Libraries Administration should receive the letter for further action and response.

We are always looking for new ideas for possible Lunch-N-Learns, if you would like to explain more about what your unit does, or if you have a special talent you would like to showcase to the rest of Libraries, please contact any member of LCSSAC or email: lcssac@purdue.edu.

Intranet Information
For meeting minutes and more information about LCSSAC, please visit our page on the Intranet: http://intranet.lib.purdue.edu/display/lcssac/Home.

On July 1 the current board of LCSSAC includes:

Will FerrallDistrict 1
Will Ferrall, Web Assistant
Life Sciences Library


Dan RotelloDistrict 2
Dan Rotello, Secretary
Auxiliary Services


Dan YeomanDistrict 3
Dan Yeoman
Hicks Library & Auxiliary Services
49-42768 or 49-61552

Sharon SturgeonDistrict 4
Sharon Sturgeon, Assistant Chair
Chemistry Library


Connie RichardsDistrict 5
Connie Richards
Resource Sharing (ILL)


Allen BolDistrict 6
Allen Bol, Chair
Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences Library
and Digital Programs and Information Access
49-41416 or 49-63386

Retiring members
Special thanks to outgoing members Teresa Balser, Dacia Wiesler and Shannon Miller for their time and dedication to LCSSAC and Libraries.


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Becky BunchBecky Bunch
Event Planner

What an exciting day Monday, July 8 was for me! I joined the Purdue Libraries as Event Planner and will be planning events for the Purdue Libraries. I am thrilled to begin this journey and look forward to the opportunity of seeing an event evolve from the planning stage through the event itself. My hopes are for each and every event to be special to everyone involved.

I began my career in the Purchasing Department at Purdue University in 1973. I only planned to work for a year and now forty years later I am still here! I have worked in several areas at the University, including both the business and academic areas.

Prior to joining the Libraries, I worked in the President’s Office for over 15 years with Presidents Steven Beering, Martin Jischke, France Córdova and Mitch Daniels. I also had the opportunity to work with Interim President Timothy Sands. My responsibilities included support to the First Spouse; Commencement activities; coordinating the logistics and events for the honorary doctorates; football and basketball guests; gift shopping; reconciling expenses for events; coordinating and inviting the incoming freshman for the President’s Leadership Class; and events at the President’s home. I loved all aspects of my position and enjoyed working with the well-known Anthony Cawdron.

I am originally from Hoopeston, Illinois and moved to the Chicago area at the beginning of my high school years. After graduating high school, I lived in Milwaukee and moved to Lafayette in 1971. I have a daughter, Jill, and two sons, Joshua and Matthew. I am also a proud grandmother of four grandchildren and my oldest begins his high school career in August! My daughter and one son are Purdue graduates.

My free time is consumed with my friends and family — I am the second oldest of nine children!

My office is located in STEW 264 and I can be reached at 49-4249 or rsbunch@purdue.edu.  I look forward to meeting all the of Libraries staff.


Reynol JuncoReynol (Rey) Junco
Associate professor and First Year Experience & Emerging Technologies Specialist

Hi everyone! My name is Rey Junco and I’m the new emerging technologies and first year experience specialist. I am very excited to join the Purdue Libraries family and I have been very grateful to all of you who have made me feel so welcome in these first few weeks. I look forward to meeting more of you as the summer progresses.

I moved here from State College, Pennsylvania where I was working at Lock Haven University and then at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard (while still living in central PA). I am originally from Miami, FL and I enjoy the warm weather. You’ll never hear me complain about how “hot and humid” the Indiana summers are; however, you’ll notice I have much more to say about winters.

My research focus, broadly, is the impact of social technologies on learning. I’ve done research on how educational uses of Twitter and Facebook affect student engagement and academic performance. This summer, I’ll be investigating how patterns of reading digital textbooks relate to student learning. I’m also going to build predictive models of student success based on data I collected from computer monitoring software that monitored everything (a little over) 250 students did on their computers for a month. With these models, I should be able to inform interventions to support student learning, especially for students who might be more at risk of failure. 

For fun I like to work out — both functional and strength training. I also enjoy doing yoga and am still searching for my yoga home in the area. I also love music, producing a mashup track here and there. I love to create in the kitchen and love good food.

My office is currently located in HSSE 347 and you can reach me by phone at 49-46757 or by email at rj@purdue.edu.


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SMILE AWard June 2013 Dot LanzalottoDot Lanzalotto's name was randomly drawn from all those who were SMILED upon in June. 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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Terry WadeTerry Wade
Library Clerk IV
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Library

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job and why?
A. I enjoy working with my student employees and helping patrons locate the materials they need.

Q. How long have you worked in the Libraries and at Purdue?
A. I have worked in the Libraries all 14 years that I have been at Purdue.

Q. What is one unforgettable experience that has happened to you or your coworkers while working in the library?
A. I would have to say working the information table at the start of the fall semester. I enjoy welcoming new students on campus and helping them find their way (hopefully to one of the libraries).

Q. What is your favorite book, website, movie or database?
A. I enjoy reading too much to just have one favorite.

Q. Coffee, tea, water or soft drink?
A. Ice tea from McDonalds

Q. What do you like to do for fun?
A. Travel, read and spend time with my sons.

Q. Feel free to include any information about yourself that you would like to share with the staff?
A. I spent 20 years in the military; 3 years on active duty in the Air Force and the rest as a spouse split between the Air Force and the Army. I have been in 47 of the 50 states as well as many of the provinces of Canada and several countries.


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One of Auxiliary Services (AUXS) many summer projects include reconfiguring the office space in Instruction and Digital Programs Services, STEW 363. "In the last several years we have upgraded or renovated Purdue University Press, both Resource Service areas on the first floor and third floors as well as Hicks. Our IT department has been long overdue for a face lift, they too are the backbone of the Libraries that are often seen doing work but not heard from as far as needing anything. They are always there to help the staff and faculty and I’m happy that we were able to reconstruct their work area and give them a more appealing work space and conference room," said Candy Scott. Lisa Purvis is appreciative of AUXS' hard work and commented that she has now had office space in each corner of the room since 1994. (Purvis actually started working in the Libraries as a student in October of 1989.)

Many of the partitions were donated from the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) who recently relocated to Young Hall, Room 132 from Stewart Center.

Auxiliary Services summer projects 2013 ITD

AUXS staff are pictured in the newly created conference room area. Seated: Colby Storms and Erin Forbes. Standing left to right: Jacinda Laymon, Tyler Hicks, Dale White and Candy Scott.



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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 Staff

  • Anna Seiffert, Library Assistant V, Acquisitions
  • Becky Bunch, Event Planner, Advancement Office

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

Anna Subramaniam is celebrating 5 years at Purdue.

Amy S. Van Epps’ poster “Beyond JEE: Finding publication venues to get your message to the ‘right’ audience” won the Engineering Libraries Division best poster award for its division at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA (2013).


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

Customer Service Workshops
July 10
1:30-4:30 p.m.
HSSE Conference Room
Register here

July 18
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
HSSE Conference Room
Register here

July 26
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
HSSE Conference Room
Register here

July 30
1:30-4:30 p.m.
HSSE Conference Room
Register here

Please register to attend one of these sessions. For questions contact Carla Heuss or 49-42899.

Purdue Day at Indiana State Fair
Friday, August 9


Larry Mykytiuk presented “Library Scholars Grant Proposals: Suggestions for Success and Errors to Avoid,” at Helmke Library, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, September 2012.

Larry Mykytiuk presented “Library Scholars Grant Proposals: Suggestions for Success and Errors to Avoid,” at University Library, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, September 2012.

Larry Mykytiuk presented “Library Scholars Grant Proposals: Suggestions for Success and Errors to Avoid,” at the PNC Library, Purdue University North Central, Westville, September 2012.

Amy S. Van Epps presented “Beyond JEE: Finding publication venues to get your message to the ‘right’ audience,” at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Amy S. Van Epps presented “Educating for evidence based decision in engineering: The view as librarian and instructor,” at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Amy S. Van Epps, Michael Fosmire, R.E.H. Wertz, S. Purzer and A. I. Saragih, presented “Work in progress: Critical thinking and information literacy: Assessing student performance” at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Amy S. Van Epps, J.J. Bhatt, K.P. Drees, T. Volkening, C. Brach and M.L. Strife presented “Mentoring scenarios in a changing information world” at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Megan Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps, J.J. Bhatt and K.A. Vagts, panel presentation speakers “Libraries’ role in open data” at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Amy S. Van Epps presented “Here’s CELT”[Lightning talk] at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Amy S. Van Epps, Michael Fosmire, R.E.H Wertz S. and Purzer, presented “Measuring science and technology information literacy competencies: Creation of the CELT assessment” at ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2013.

Sharon Weiner, was a panel member, “Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group” at American Library Association Annual Meeting, Association for College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section, June 2013.

Nicole Kong, Catherine Dossin and Beatrice Joyeux-Prunel presented “ARTl@S” at Global Art History and the Peripheries Conference. Paris, France, June 2013.  

Nicole Kong presented “Creating Geospatial Data Services – Needs and Challenges” at American Library Association Annual conference. Chicago, Illinois, June 2013.

Courtney Earl Matthews and Michael Witt presented “The Purdue University Research Repository: Providing Institutional Data Services with a Virtual Research Environment, Data Publication and Archiving.” Workshop: Institutional Repositories Dealing with Research Data, hosted by the DCC, IASSIST, and COAR. Open Repositories 2013, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 2013.

Bert Chapman contributed entries to Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013. http://www.cqpress.com/product
on the following: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Aridity; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Colorado River Compact (1922); Conservatism; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Energy; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Hydroelectric Power; Senator John Kyl; U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Uranium Mining; Oil Industry; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; and Subsidies, Agricultural.


Journal & Courier, July 5
Book tells of Bible linking female Purdue deans

Purdue Today, July 8
Thumbs Up: Noel Diaz

Journal & Courier, July 10
Associate Purdue professor named fellow at Harvard center


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