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Tomalee DoanWhat’s going on in Hicks Undergraduate Library this summer you ask? Well, I’m delighted to tell you about a new collaboration with the Student Success at Purdue department and the Purdue University Libraries. Throughout June and part of July, the STAR (Summer Transition, Advising and Registration) program will be utilizing all three active learning classrooms and the main gathering area in Hicks Undergraduate Library for welcoming new students. The STAR program allows incoming undergraduates an opportunity to receive academic advice and create their initial course schedule. For students, the STAR agenda includes events such as advising, foreign language testing, a resources fair, lunch, small group activities and registering for classes. For guests and parents, there are resources about health and wellness, living and thriving on campus, involvement outside the classroom and financial aid information. The STAR program is looking forward to utilizing the three Hicks IMPACT classrooms for these various events Monday through Friday, June 16-July 11.

Hicks Phase II Renovations
At the very same time as STAR, the Hicks Undergraduate Library will be undergoing its second phase of renovation at the west end of the ground floor. The space is planned to be a simple layout — a large, open space that is inviting to students. Warm materials and colors will be incorporated throughout the library to add warmth and define areas. Students will have the option of individual study using one of the many study carrels located in the central portion of the library, or in groups at the long study tables. The long study tables will be equipped with table lamps for soft lighting and will line the windows and at perimeter locations within the library. Students will also have the option of lounging in a few lounge settings interspersed throughout the area, equipped with large ganged sofas. This renovation was made possible by an R&R funding grant matched by the Libraries funds. Much of the existing library furniture will be refurbished and reutilized. The study carrels will only be altered in a way to provide electrical outlets at the work surfaces and relocated for a more improved layout. Study carrel chairs will be the KI, Grazie chair made of a polypropylene shell (seat and back) on casters; half of the total with arms and the other half without. The study table tops will be replaced, by Purdue Shops, with a laminate top of minimal movement, texture and color. Table bases will be refinished to blend with the new finish materials. Quiet study tables along the windows with table lamps will illuminate the refurbished tables. The lamps will be secured to each table, have switches so students can turn on/off the lamps, and will house electrical outlets within the base, giving students easy access to electrical connections. And finally, much needed new carpet will update the space for a clean and fresh look.

Hicks Undergraduate Library entryway 2014The renovation will continue to add informal space to the already highly used learning commons that supports a significant traffic increase with its IMPACT classrooms and quiet informal gathering and collaborative spaces. The entire ground floor will be open and ready to welcome students at the beginning of the fall semester.


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In just 10 short weeks a new group of Purdue first-year students will arrive on campus for the week long Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) orientation to begin their undergraduate years at Purdue. Several opportunities exist for Purdue faculty and staff to welcome these new students to campus.

Boiler GOld Rush move in day 2013Volunteer at Move-In (Time commitment: 2 hours)
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the move-in process on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. Come interact with new students and their families and welcome them to Purdue! Potential volunteer opportunities range from unloading cars, serving drinks, greeting families and directing traffic. Volunteer shifts last for only two hours. To sign up, simply email bgr@purdue.edu and they will coordinate directly with you. (Photo by Mark Simons, Purdue Office of Marketing and Media)

Attend “We Are Purdue” (Time commitment: 30 minutes)
"We Are Purdue" is an exciting new diversity event to be held during BGR on Friday, August 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Slayter Hill Amphitheater. This festival, celebrating the unique diversity found within the Purdue community, will include a variety of food, live performances by student groups and table displays by diverse student organizations. All faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by as your schedule allows.


Additional opportunities for faculty participation include:

Serve as a BGR Faculty Mentor (Time commitment: 2 hours)
BGR Faculty Mentors will have the unique opportunity to interact with and offer advice to a team of 10-15 new incoming students sometime during the first month of school. Through these interactions the hope is to alleviate anxiety students may have about talking to faculty and to let them know early in their college careers that faculty are approachable. To sign up, please email jtippets@purdue.edu.

Participate in the New Student Induction Ceremony (Time commitment: 1 hour)
To kick off the college career of our new students, the BGR program will host a formal New Student Induction Ceremony as a bookend experience to Commencement. This event, which will be attended by students and their parents/families, includes a formal procession of faculty in full academic regalia with academic messages from the president, provost and student body president. All faculty, deans, department heads and academic administrators are invited to participate. The New Student Induction Ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 17 in Mackey Arena. To RSVP, please visit www.purdue.edu/studentsuccess/RSVPinduction. The deadline to RSVP is July 31. This event is co-coordinated by Student Success at Purdue and the Commencement office.


Scholarly Goal



Donna FerulloOn June 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found in favor of HathiTrust in the copyright infringement lawsuit with the Authors Guild. This was an appeal by the Authors Guild of the 2012 decision of the Southern District Court of New York.

The Court found that fair use applied in the making of the digital copies of works for full text searching and text mining as well as facilitating access for print-disabled patrons. They saw that as a transformative use in that the works were being used for a different purpose than the original, intended purpose. The Court did not find that there would be harm to the Authors Guild since HathiTrust had security measures in place so that the full text of the works still protected by copyright would not be displayed to everyone but only to those with print-disabilities. They did not rule on whether or not the preservation argument raised by HathiTrust is valid for certain legal reasons. The Court sent that part of the lawsuit back to the District Court to reconsider.

This decision is great news for libraries and universities who rely on fair use to make new uses of works. There was recognition by the Court that the digital copies made from the print works can be considered lawfully made under the U.S. Copyright Act because of the transformative use. Access to the works are restricted in an appropriate manner and one that is consistent with the intent of the law.

However, there is also a cautionary note from the case. Digitizing works that are still protected by copyright and making the full text of them available to the public without the specific uses articulated in the HathiTrust lawsuit or other legally valid purposes would be beyond the scope of fair use.


Goal Learning



Archives and Sepcial collections class with David Hovde 2014Recently students visited the Archives and Special Collections Research Center to look for information about the Purdue University tunnel system. David Hovde, associate professor and reference and instruction librarian, provided guidance to the English 106 students on the effective ways to conduct their research for their classroom assignment.


Infrastructure Goal



The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) is starting a new initiative to aid in the success of Boilermakers students who may be in need. The CCO Career Closet will provide professional clothing for students who are unable to financially afford proper interview attire. As part of this initiative, we are reaching out to Purdue faculty, staff and alumni for donations of gently used professional clothing.

We are asking for clean and wrinkle-free donations of:

  • men’s and women’s business suits
  • women’s blouses and men’s dress shirts
  • dress pants (men’s and women’s)
  • skirts
  • belts, ties, scarves and other accessories
  • gently worn shoes

Donations can be brought to the CCO in Young Hall 132. For your convenience, there is short-term parking in front of Young Hall. Arrangements can also be made to have large donations picked up from anywhere on campus. For any questions, please contact Claudine Meilink (cmeilink@purdue.edu).


Infrastructure Goal



Sam WehrspannSam Wehrspann's name was randomly drawn from all those who were SMILED upon in May. 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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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.

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New Staff

  • Gene Ann Fausett, Operations Manager, Archives and Special Collections.

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


Charlotte Erdmann is celebrating 30 years at Purdue.

David Hovde is celebrating 25 years at Purdue.

Sharon Weiner is celebrating 5 years at Purdue.


Marianne Stowell Bracke has received a 2014 LSTA Digitization grant with the Purdue Herbaria for $17,255. The project will catalog and digitize the Eli Lilly Collection and the historic correspondence collection from the Kriebel Herbarium. Digitization will be done by Herbaria staff.


Quest for Equality: Celebrating the Leadership, Advocacy and Commitment of Five Purdue Women
Archives and Special Collections
March 17-July 31
HSSE 4th floor

Purdue Farmer's Market
Memorial Mall
May 1-July 31
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

August 7-October 30
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Note: Due to conflicting events in the area, the market will not be held on September 11 or 18.

For more information visit www.purdue.edu/sustainability

Lafayette Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
5th Street between Main and Columbia

For information visit http://www.lafayettefarmersmarket.com/

West Lafayette Farmers Market
4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Cumberland Park
Salisbury Street
West Lafayette

For more information visit
http://www.westlafayette.in.gov/ department/division.php?fDD=8-164


Tomalee Doan presented “Transforming Student-Centered Learning at Purdue University” at the CIC Transforming Learning Libraries and Higher Education, May 22, 2014.

Jane K. Yatcilla, Clinical Sciences Research. In P. Keeran & M. Levine-Clark (Eds.), Research Within The Disciplines (pp. 237-255). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Jane K. Yatcilla and Michael M. Fosmire, Research in the Sciences. In P. Keeran & M. Levine-Clark (Eds.), Research Within The Disciplines (pp. 185-213). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

David Scherer, Lisa Zilinski, and Courtney Matthews, "Opportunities and Challenges of Data Publication: A Case from Purdue," Proceedings from the Charleston Conference 2013: Too Much is Not Enough! doi: 10.5703/1288284315319

Jake Carlson and Hailey Mooney presented “Developing Data Literacies for Graduate Students in the Social Sciences” IASSIST, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 4, 2014.

Jake Carlson and Megan Sapp Nelson presented “Data Information Literacy” Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Library Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 22, 2014.

David Scherer presented “Dynamic Dissemination and Accessibility of Global Responses: The IATUL Conference Proceedings and the Purdue e-Pubs Repository” at the 35th annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, June 2-5, 2014.

David Scherer and Lisa Zilinski presented “Redefining the Nexus: The Convergence of Information Literacy, Scholarly Communication, and Data Literacy” at the 35th annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, June 2-5, 2014.

David Scherer, Lisa Zilinski, and Courtney Matthews presented “Publication Integration at Purdue: A Comprehensive Publication Workflow for Traditional Publications and Data Publications” at the 35th annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, June 2-5, 2014.

Lisa D. Zilinski, Paul J. Bracke and David A. Scherer, “Assessing Data Linking in Transportation Technical Reports.” Proceedings of the 35th annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, June 2-5, 2014.


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