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Global Goal



Donna FerulloOver the past academic year, there have been decisions in several major and well known copyright cases that impact libraries such as HathiTrust, Georgia State and the Google Library Book Project (all of which have been discussed in previous issues of INSIDe). The common thread among all of them is the application of the fair use exception to different scenarios and facts.

In all three cases, fair use won which is a strong validation of not only the work we do here in the Libraries but in the fundamental mission of libraries. There is a slight possibility that several of the cases could be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court but the clock is ticking on that and there has been no overt movement to indicate that the affected parties are heading in that direction. If there are no further appeals and the current rulings stand, then what does that mean for Purdue Libraries?

It means that all of our due diligence, careful planning, evaluations and copyright analyses of our digital initiatives such as e-Pubs, e-Archives and PURR are consistent with the application of fair use in the above court cases. As we move forward with other digitization projects, the decisions in the court cases provides a roadmap for us to follow.


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Joseph M. Dagnese Memorial Award for Excellence in Service to the Libraries — Dianna Deputy
“I continue to be amazed by the show of support and encouragement I receive from my colleagues. I feel very privileged to be a part of the Purdue Libraries.”

Joseph M. Dagnese Memorial Award for Excellence in Service to the Libraries — Karen Fields
“I want to thank everyone who took part on my behalf for me to be selected for this award. It is always nice to be recognized and appreciated in one’s work. Thank you very much.”

Joseph M. Dagnese Memorial Award for Excellence in Service to the Libraries — Kathy Garner
“What a fantastic surprise! Having known Mr. Dagnese, this award means a lot to me as I know there are so many deserving people and I appreciate being selected this year. Thank you.”

John H. Moriarty Award for Excellence in Library Service — Clarence Maybee
“It is truly wonderful to receive the Moriarty Award! Wow! I am delighted to be recognized for my contributions to Purdue Libraries’ goals for information literacy and learning. Thank you so much for your nomination and support!

Dean’s Award for Individual Sustained and Outstanding Contribution to the Libraries — RaeLynn Boes
“Thank you for the award. It is easy to look good when you work with the best!”

Dean’s Award for Individual Sustained and Outstanding Contribution to the Libraries — Anna Subramaniam
“I am deeply honored to receive the 2015 Dean’s annual award from the Purdue Libraries. I sincerely thank the Dean and the Administration for providing the award and encouragement for staff, faculty and students every year. I personally would like to thank Dean Lingley, my supervisor, for nominating me for this award. I enjoy working with my colleagues, providing customer service and training to all our patrons and improving the Purdue Libraries applications in every way. This award will further motivate me to keep achieving more for Purdue Libraries in the future. Thank you again for the support. It is greatly appreciated!”

Dean’s Award for Significant Advancement of a Libraries Strategic Initiative — Kelley Kimm
"This was a complete surprise and I feel truly honored to receive this Dean's Award. I appreciate it very much and am happy to be sharing the honor with Dave Scherer, who does so much for JTRP and without whom I would not be receiving this award. The Libraries/JTRP collaboration is so very important and I feel fortunate to be a part of it. It's been a great year for JTRP: along with LTAP, JTRP just received the College of Engineering 2015 Faculty Team Award of Excellence. Thank you Dave, Alexandra Hoff, the PURR team and everyone else from the Libraries who helps with this collaboration."

"Dean’s Award for Significant Advancement of a Libraries Strategic Initiative — Dave Scherer
“I was very humbled to have won the Dean’s Award. This award is only possible because of the collaboration, dedication and persistence of everyone I work with in the Libraries to make Purdue e-Pubs such a success and Open Access a closer reality. I am so very grateful to you all. Thank you.”

Purdue University Libraries Award for Excellence in Teaching — Ilana Stonebraker
“I was honored to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award. Teaching is always an exciting opportunity to watch such amazing transformations in my students, and it was especially wonderful to have one of the letters written by my student read aloud at the ceremony. I went back to my office and emailed her; she was very proud. I am thankful for the support in developing myself as a teacher and MGMT 175 as a class over the past two years, and excited for things to come.”

Purdue University Libraries Award for Research — Clarence Maybee
“It is such a tremendous honor to be the first to receive the Libraries’ Research Award. It is wonderful to have my research acknowledged for the recognition it has received and the innovative approach it takes to studying information literacy.”

Dean’s Award for Team Achievement — GRIP (Graduate Research Information Program): Nastasha Johnson, Hal Kirkwood, Judy Nixon, Dave Scherer, Maribeth Slebodnik, Pete Pascuzzi
"It’s always wonderful to be recognized by your peers. We, as a task force, worked really hard at identifying the needs of our students and worked with due diligence to create a plan to fulfill those needs. We are happy to see our proposed plan being worked and enhanced by the Committee that now serves. We look forward to seeing the quality of research produced being enhanced by the work of this team. Thanks to all who helped us and thanks to admin for supporting us.” – Nastasha Johnson, chair

Dean’s Award for Team Achievement — IMPACT: Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl, Nastasha Johnson, Larry Mykytiuk, Catherine Fraser Riehle, Maribeth Slebodnik, Amy Van Epps, Jane Yatcilla
“Working with the members of the IMPACT team, I witness their passion and dedication for student learning on a regular basis. I am so pleased to have the important work of the IMPACT team acknowledged by receiving the Libraries Team Award.” – Clarence Maybee, chair

Dean’s Award for Team Achievement — Lynn Repository: Karen Fields, Frances Christman, Lil Conarroe, Kathy Garner, Sandy Galloway, Danielle Schiewer
“I want to thank Patty Glasson and Sue Ward for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the Lynn Project team. Thanks to the team, who worked very hard and were very dedicated in getting the project done. I also want to thank Auxiliary Services for making themselves available anytime we needed the shelving to be moved and braced, to having the boxes emptied, or anything else that we asked of them. It was a pleasure to work with all involved in making this project a success.” – Karen Fields, team leader

2015 Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in University Libraries Award - Purdue University Libraries Staff

  • “Well, Awesome!” – Lori Bryant
  • “The Purdue Libraries rose to the top in a very short period by strategically aligning the Libraries with the priorities of the University. This is a huge accomplishment that took leadership, vision, and persistence. What we did can be an inspiration to other academic libraries.” – Sharon Weiner
  • “I am proud of all our Libraries staff for achieving this recognition. It is the combined efforts of everyone that makes Purdue University Libraries such a well-respected institution among our peers around the world. Congratulations!” – Teresa Brown
  • “Winning this award just tells the world something we have known all along — we are GOOD!” – Emily Branson
  • “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this award-winning team.” – Dave Zwicky
  • "We should all give ourselves a pat on the back because it took the hard work of each and every one of us to win this award" – Acquisitions Staff
  • "Having the opportunity to have the ACRL Award given at the All Staff Award Luncheon was very special, since at that occasion we take the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding work of several of our colleagues and teams. However, with this award we were able to recognize that we are all part of the success that is Purdue Libraries." – Jim Mullins
  • "I am so proud to be working with a Dean who cares about our rankings. For so many years we ranked 142 out 144 and it was accepted as the norm. We are finally showing our true colors and by doing so we are bringing attention to Purdue Libraries in a positive manner. Go us!" – Lil Conarroe

Libraires all staff 2015 ACRL Award


Infrastructure Goal




Andrea DaVieraAndrea DaViera is a senior majoring in Psychological Sciences from West Lafayette, Indiana. She has worked four semesters in the HSSE library. Cindy Yeoman her supervisor said, “Andrea DaViera is a student that every employer would love to have. She takes on projects that others cringe over without even being asked. One of the projects she has taken as her own is the Children’s Literature section. It seems to always need some tender loving care. She has made this area her ongoing project and when she is here she always takes time to work in this area. Andrea is flexible in what she can do and we use her for various projects as in shifting, cloning, shelving, and other projects as needed. She will be greatly missed since she is graduating this year.”

"I have worked at the HSSE library for over 3 years and am amazed to have received a PULSE award and extremely thankful. The library is a wonderful place to work and has not only given me a means to financially support myself but has undoubtedly helped me as a student. I know from experience that there are not as many great people to work with or places to work like HSSE. I'm most appreciative for the opportunity to be here and the award,” said Andrea.

Jacinda LaymonJacinda Laymon is a senior in majoring in Psychological Sciences & Film and Video Studies from Martinsville, Indiana. She has worked in Auxiliary Serves for 5 semesters and in the Veterinary Medical Library. Dan Rotello said, “I always breathe a sigh of relief when I see Jacinda’s name on the schedule, because I know things will be fine!” Candy Scott said, “We are very fortunate to have Jacinda in Auxiliary services. She has been involved in numerous moves and projects big and small. I’m often asked, who is the girl that works for you, ‘she is really good and knows what she’s doing.’ Jacinda is very motivated and will tackle any job I give her. ‘I don’t know how’ is not in her vocabulary, she will ask questions and get the task done! She has a positive attitude about everything and is very enthusiastic, she is contagious! Tonya Wichterman said, “Working with Jacinda has been a true pleasure. When she came and asked about the position I had available, I knew of her work ethic from when Auxiliary Services had sent her over to work on projects in VETM. I jumped at the opportunity to have her work with us. Jacinda’s ever positive attitude makes her so easy to work with. She always does every project she is given to the best of her ability with speed and efficiency. I never worry about any job I ask her to do. I know that it will be accomplished well and she will do it with a smile on her face. Her customer service skills are amazing. She has a wonderful rapport with not only our patrons but her coworkers and the staff as well. I know Jacinda can achieve anything she sets her mind to in her future and we in VETM are blessed to have had the opportunity to have known her."

"I am honored to receive a PULSE award and I am incredibly grateful for this recognition. I came into the Purdue Libraries looking only for a steady paycheck to support my educational costs. However, during my few years here, I have gained so much more. I learn something new every single day that I work for the Libraries. The experience I have obtained has made me a better student, leader and person in general. Above all, I am thankful for my supervisors for their support, encouragement, and appreciation. The work we do is, at times tough, but the amazing people I work with make it enjoyable. I would like to thank the Purdue Libraries and my wonderful supervisors for recognizing my hard work with this award. Thank you for your generous support!" said Jacinda.

Katie MartinKatie Martin is a senior majoring in History and American Studies from Newburgh, Indiana. She has worked in Archives and Special Collections for the past 4 semesters and will be attending Indiana University in the fall to begin earning her Master of Library Science degree. Her supervisor, Neal Harmeyer said, “Within Archives and Special Collections, Katie has been responsible for a number of tasks, including: inventory and analysis of audio-visual reels, transcription and description of oral histories, and collection analysis. She has taken on a greater leadership role this past year, serving as a resource for the other undergraduate student workers in our department. Katie has been dependable, analytical, innovative, and deeply motivated to learn more about archival processing, preservation and access best practices. I count myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to supervise Katie for the last two years.”

“I have absolutely loved working in the Purdue Archives for the past two years and I am truly honored to receive a PULSE Award. I cannot thank Neal Harmeyer, my amazing supervisor, enough for all his encouragement and for not-so-subtly talking up IU's Library School. I am excited to pursue archives as a career and am forever indebted to Purdue Libraries for putting me on this path,” said Katie.

Lauren NiehausLauren Niehaus is a senior majoring in Building Construction Management from Huntingburg, Indiana. She has worked in the Chemistry Library for 8 semesters and will graduate in May 2015. Sharon Sturgeon, her supervisor, said, “Lauren is the perfect example of what the PULSE award is all about. She exudes professionalism and maturity. Her cheerful, helpful demeanor provide a welcoming first contact for patrons as they enter the library. There was not a project that she could not handle in a timely, accurate manner, and no patron from which she could not eventually elicit a smile. Lauren began working with me as a freshman, and while it is with great pride that I watch her graduate, it is also with a heavy heart at losing her! In 28 years of supervising students I have not had one that was more deserving of this award.”

“I am extremely blessed and beyond excited to be receiving such a gracious award! I want to thank Purdue Libraries and specifically those in M.G. Mellon Library of Chemistry for allowing me the opportunity to work and investing in my future! Over the past four years I have spent many hours in that library to the point I recognize with it as I do my home. Upon graduation not only will I miss the life and opportunity Purdue University as a whole has provided for me but the Chemistry Library as well. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with the patrons and be able to provide them with more than just a service but and experience. Thank you!” said Lauren.

Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship

Emily DurkinEmily Durkin is a junior double majoring in both History and Anthropology from Manhattan, Illinois. She has worked at the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections for approximately one and a half years. Neal Harmeyer said, “Within Archives and Special Collections, Emily has taken on a number of projects, including inventory and analysis of audio-visual reels, shelf reading, collection digitization and description, and transcription. As her supervisor, I always feel confident that Emily will embrace any new task with eagerness and thoughtfulness. Emily often goes beyond expectations in her work, and her inquisitive and enthusiastic personality is infectious, encouraging her fellow students as well as our staff.”

“It is such a privilege to receive the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship. Working in the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections for the past year has been an amazing experience for me. Working in the Archives has provided many opportunities and has taught me valuable skills I will use in my career. The Archives is such an interesting place to work and I have learned so much from the wonderful staff and all of my colleagues. This scholarship will be very helpful to me in meeting the costs of being a student. I am so grateful for this honor and I want to thank all those involved in the scholarship selection for this award!” said Emily.

Matthew GrohMatthew Groh is finishing up his second year at Purdue majoring in Professional Flight Technology, completing course work for Airport Management, and minoring in Atmospheric Sciences. Matthew was born in South Carolina, spent his childhood in Michigan and finished up his last years of high school in Lafayette, Indiana. His supervisor, Frances Christman said, “I inherited the job (and Matthew) from Dania Remaly when she retired. I didn’t have much time to adapt. Matthew was my lifeline and life preserver. He kept me afloat for the first stumbling steps. I quickly realized I had a gem of a student. With his help, I had AVTE running the way I had envisioned, and that is, mainly, due to Matt’s willingness to work, enthusiasm for customer service and his adaptability to change. I am so happy to have received such an inheritance.”

“I feel deeply honored to receive the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship. When the opportunity to work in the Aviation Technology Library opened, I never realized what a positive impact it would have on my life. The AVTE library is chocked full of incredible resources, including historical documents on Purdue’s deep aviation history. After discovering the assets available in the library when I first arrived at Purdue, I set out to educate my fellow classmates, and developed a flight training study room filled with valuable information for Purdue’s flight students. Finally, the library has helped provide income toward paying the very expensive flight fees on top of tuition fees. This scholarship serves as a huge help toward reducing the large debt that comes with seeking a professional pilot career. I look forward to working in and continuing to improve the student experience in the Aviation Technology Library for years to come. Thank you again for this prestigious award,” said Matthew.  

Dr. Albert Viton Scholarship

Shelby AllenShelby Allen is a junior in the School of Nursing and from Brookville, Indiana. She has worked in the Hicks Repository for five semesters. Dot Lanzalotto, her supervisor said, “As our Active Learning Center is being built, Shelby's involvement with the relocation of print retention and microform collections is huge! Her work ethic is tremendous. Whether it be archiving collections in LYNN-R or HKRP, she is key to assisting this process for the entire library system.”

“Thank you so much for choosing me to receive the Albert Viton Scholarship. Working for Hicks Repository for the last five semesters has been an amazing opportunity. I truly enjoy working and learning from my colleagues and supervisors. I look forward to what my last year at the Repository has in store for me. I sincerely thank you again for this honor,” said Shelby.

Brooke HaltemanBrooke Halteman is a junior majoring in professional writing from Normal, Illinois. She has worked in the Purdue University Press for four semesters. Katherine Purple, her supervisor said, “Brooke Halteman became the student coordinator of the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research in the fall of 2013. She is the fourth student to hold this position in the Purdue University Libraries Publishing Division. Brooke works hard to manage both student and faculty collaboration throughout the year, culminating in the print and open access production of an annual volume highlighting the best undergraduate research taking place across campus.”

“I am extremely grateful and humbled to receive the Viton Scholarship award. Working with the Purdue University Press to publish the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) has been an invaluable experience over the past two years. Helping student researchers accomplish their goals of publication, recognizing the outstanding work they have done, and enabling them to further their careers by publishing with JPUR has been the most rewarding part of my job. This position has allowed me to pursue my own career goals as well by teaching me skills and lessons that cannot be learned in the classroom. It is with sincerest thanks that express my gratitude for this generous gift!” said Brooke.

Amelia Earhart Scholarship

The Amelia Earhart Scholarship is given annually in honor of Amelia Earhart, a remarkable and unique woman who demonstrated an exceptional desire to succeed in her chosen field. Earhart came to Purdue University in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. Recipients of this scholarship must exhibit exemplary leadership skills, determination and potential while possessing a minimum grade point average of 3.2 after 48 semester hours.

Elizabeth HromaElizabeth Hroma is a senior majoring in Nursing from Chicago, Illinois. Elizabeth is active in Boiler Gold Rush, Phi Mu Fraternity for women and works at the Recreational Sports Center. She is a CPR instructor and participated in Boiler Steam, served as a tutor for the Spanish Service Learning Program, worked as a healthcare volunteer for the Central American Relief Efforts, and worked with the West Lafayette Junior High cross country team. This summer, she will be working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and in the fall she will work for University Residences as a Resident Assistant in Windsor Halls.

“I am so incredibly honored and grateful to once again be a recipient of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship Award. Amelia Earhart was a woman ahead of her time and still today continues to serve as an inspiring role model to all. She is a source of wisdom and inspiration for me as I develop my career, and I strive to emulate Amelia Earhart’s passion, commitment and determination every day in my patient care.”

Jennifer WangJennifer Hwang is a junior majoring in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Chicago, Illinois. She has served as the president of the Vietnamese Student Association, a team leader for Boiler Gold Rush, a mentor for Purdue Promise and Emerging Urban Leader Scholars, and is one of the three co-founders of the Peer Mentors program in Exploratory Studies. Jennifer’s current activities include working as a Resident Assistant, a member of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association as well as other ethnic organizations on campus. Aside from campus activities, she has worked with children with disabilities in Lafayette, volunteers weekly at St. Elizabeth Franciscan Hospital, and is participating in a service-learning trip, delivering clinical services through non-profit organizations in May 2015.

"I am pleased and incredibly honored to be a recipient of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship. Amelia Earhart's achievements are a testimony to her motivation, ambition and hard work. With my career path of becoming a Speech Language Pathologist in the future, I strive to exude the same passion, and motivation to impact others as much as she has."

Laura MayLaura May is a senior majoring in Animal Sciences from Montmorenci, Indiana. Laura is currently active as an officer of Glenwood Cooperative and Purdue Dairy Club and has participated in Purdue University Dance Marathon and Polar Plunge. She mentors young 4-H'ers in the Tippecanoe County 4-H Dairy Program and has contributed as a teaching assistant for the Department of Animal Sciences. Laura has also participated on Purdue’s Dairy Judging team and is a proud National FFA Organization alumni member. Laura is a lifetime member of the National Dairy Shrine and is active in St. Charles Catholic Church.

“I am so grateful to those who have made the Amelia Earhart Scholarship possible. To fulfill my goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian, I have a long academic road ahead of me, and this scholarship has thankfully helped ease this path. Just as Amelia cared for the wounded during World War I and became a role model for countless young women through her passion for flying, I hope to care for the livelihoods of dedicated Agriculturalists by caring for their livestock one day and act as a role model for other young women who hope to enter into the livestock industry.”

Christy ReickChristy Reick is a junior majoring in Biochemistry-Chemistry ACS and minoring in Biological Sciences from Hebron, Indiana. Christy is currently an active undergraduate researcher in the Szymanski Lab as well as a teaching assistant for Biology 110/111. She is also a General Manager for College Mentors for kids, a mentor in WISP (Women in Science Program), a member of the Caduceus Club, a tutor and participates in the Purdue Dance Marathon. She has served as a member of a team that volunteered in Nicaragua and has been a Team Leader for Boiler Gold Rush. She also attends First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point and actively participates in intramural sports here at Purdue.

“I am so incredibly honored to be selected as an Amelia Earhart Scholarship recipient. My family and I are beyond grateful to have this financial burden lifted off of us. I have many more years of schooling ahead of me while pursuing my dream of becoming a medical doctor. I am highly motivated by women like Amelia Earhart, who exemplify independence and are highly driven to complete the goals they have set before them. In my time here at Purdue, as well as in my future as a doctor, I have and will always strive to exude the traits that Amelia Earhart did and still inspires people through.”


Goal Learning



Most InteractiveOne Book Higher poster
Work Life Balance
By Candy Sheagley and Patrick Whalen

Most Scholarly
Information Literacy Badges and Competency Based Education at Purdue’s College of Technology
By Amy Van Epps and Michael Fosmire

Made Me LOL
Lynn Repository Project
By Karen Fields, Frances Christman, Lil Conarroe, Sandy Galloway, Kathy Garner, Danielle Schiewer

Most Creative
Double Feature: Traditional ILL and UBorrow
By Amy Winks, Connie Richards, Jill Begley, Laura Patnaude, Marjorie Boeckman, Roger Strater, Cheryl Sagendorf

Best Furthers Strategic Plan
Demolition, Construction...Curation (Documenting ENAD Demolition and ALC Construction in PURR)
By Stanislav Pejša

Most Innovative Idea
Hicks Study Breaks
By Danielle Schiewer, Jody Zink, Emily Heitman, Ann O’Donnell

Viewer’s Choice
Work Life Balance
By Candy Sheagley and Patrick Whalen

AD's Choice
Lynn Repository Project
By Karen Fields, Frances Christman, Lil Conarroe, Sandy Galloway, Kathy Garner, Danielle Schiewer


Scholarly Goal



Purdue University Libraries will continue to offer study break activities for students in Hicks Undergraduate Library during Finals Week to help Purdue students alleviate stress. All of these events are free and light refreshments will be served.

Finals Week

Monday, May 4 — Massage Therapy
Massage therapists from Purdue’s Division of Recreational Sports will be stopping by the library to offer student quick chair massages.
6-7 p.m.
Hicks Common Area

Tuesday, May 5 — Blow Stress Away
Hicks staff will be outside of the library with bubbles and sidewalk chalk. Take a few minutes to draw or blow some bubbles and watch your stress float away.
6-7 p.m.
Hicks Main Entrance

Wednesday, May 6 — Game Night
Visit the Hicks iDesk to get a snack and borrow a board or card game to take a break from studying.
6-7 p.m.
Hicks iDesk

In addition to these events, the Hicks Undergraduate Library will have art relaxation and bubble wrap stations located around the library and new this year, there will be a Lego table located near the iDesk. Also, since therapy dog and cat teams will not able to visit due to the canine flu outbreak, we have banners for students to sign to let them know we hope to see them in the future.

If there are any questions regarding these events, please contact Danielle Schiewer (dschiewe@purdue.edu or 49-46733) or Ann O’Donnell (atodonne@purdue.edu or 49-61498).


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Acquisitions staff have moved up to the third floor of Stewart Center. Please note the new office room locations for the following folks. Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

STEW 364Acquisitions Staff on the move.
Lori Bryant
Brenda Martin

STEW 370
Donna Ferrel
Kathy Garner
Sue Long
Rachel Moore
Anna Seiffert
Jill Stair
Libby Wahl

STEW 372
Diana Grove

Pictured center: Diana Grove. Peeking out from bottom left: Kathy Garner, Sue Long. Peeking out from right: Jill Stair, Libby Wahl, Rachel Moore.


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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.

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.




Jamillah R. Gabriel, Black Cultural Center Librarian, has been accepted into the second cohort of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) scheduled to take place in July at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The nine-day intensive Institute provides librarians with additional training in research design and statistical methods, followed by a year of ongoing mentoring and support while participants conduct research and prepare the results for dissemination.

Scholars were required to submit a research proposal for a project to focus on during the institute which they will continue to work on in a hands-on classroom experience via a series of activities such as workshops, discussions, group work, and one-on-one sessions.

Gabriel has a Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies from California State University, Long Beach and Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Museum Studies at IUPUI. Prior to joining Purdue University in 2013, she was Lead Library Technician at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.


All 2015 (May, August and December) graduating seniors and their immediate supervisors were invited to a dinner hosted by Dean of Libraries, Jim Mullins where they were recognized for their dedicated service to the Purdue University Libraries.

Janna M. Ahrndt, HIKS
Karen R. Bassett, HSSE
Hannah E. Bays, EAPS
Erin K. Biesterveld, HSSE
Kelsey E. Blasingame, Research Data
Dhiraj Bodicherla, IDPS
Rachel E. Borsa, AVTE
Heidi Branham, Press
Courtney M. Brennan, MATH
Stephanie R. Brobst, EAPS
Ryan N. Buss, Parrish
Traci Cramer, HIKS
Jasmine J. Crawford, IT
Demetrius Cross, IDPS
Deanna R. Dahman, VETM
Andrea L. DaViera, HSSE
James E. Dobson, HSSE
Kent C. Etherton, PNHS & LIFE
Shuying Feng, IDPS
Susan M. Fowler, HSSE/HIKS
Jesse I. Fuller, Parrish
Diana Gingerich, ASC
Jose F. Gutierrez, ENGR
Michael D. Hands, CHEM
Chelsia Harris, ENGR
Nate B. Head, CHEM
Andrew W. Herlihy, HSSE/ILL
Heather L. Hopkins, Metadata Services
Jacob W. Kennedy, ENGR
Bradley M. Kidney, DIGI
Julie Marie Kitchel, ENGR
Devi S. Kovi, MATH
Jamie Lee, HIKS
Shuo Li, Parrish
Alexandra B. Lindenmuth, ILL.ASC
Chloe J. Lindsay, EAPS
Bo Ling, DIGI
Benjamin E.B. Lins, USLAC
Basil F. Maroney, Parrish
Katie E. Martin, ASC
Danielle A. Martindale, PNHS
Bradley J. Matthews, PHYS
Michael J. Maune, ASC
Brandalyn A.R. Miller, Parrish
Curtis R. Mitchel, PNHS
Andrew Murrell, PHYS
Tyler JM Navarro, ASC
Victoria Neukam, HIKS
Lauren M. Niehaus, CHEM
Dominicia G. Norwood, ENGR
Jamie K. Nunan, ENGR
Michelle M. Olson, EAPS
Nathanael R. Priest, DIGI
Gisele M. Rawlins, HSSE
Michael R. Ricketts, EAPS
Kiersten R. Sanders, Parrish
LeAnna C. Sanders, Parrish
Abhishek Saxena, GSLAC Research & Assessment
Austin D. Scherbarth, HSSE
Tiffany M. Sedberry, Research & Assessment
Rachel C. Shea, HSSE
Cory Smith, HIKS
Chadwick M. Strong, IDPS
Kyler F. Styx, HSSE
Christina Tasicas, HIKS
Rachael L. Toth, HKRP
Lauren P. Weldy, DIGI
Robert M. Wells, HSSE
Derek J. Williams, HKRP
Taylor P. Wolfe, HSSE
Hongbo (Albert) Yang, IDPS
Haley M. Young, EAPS
Yugal Vaishnav, IT
Vanessa Young, MATH
Ashley N. Zentz, Parrish
Yidan Zheng, Research & Assessment
Abigail R. Zindren, DIGI

Each student received a Purdue Libraries mug, a letter of appreciation and an example of the wording that will appear online in the catalog record for the volume selected in honor of their successful employment in the Libraries.


First in the Filed: Beginnings of the Nation’s First Computer Science Department
Archives and Special Collections
March 16-July 24
Monday-Friday 1o a.m.-4:30 p.m.
HSSE Library 4th floor

Spring Fling
May 21
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Córdova Recreational Sports Center


Clarence Maybee presented “Preparing today’s learners: The role of information literacy in the adoption of innovative pedagogies,” at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. April 2015.

Suzanne Ward presented “Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA): Origins & Implementation.” Indiana Library Federation, District 2 Conference, Williamsport, IN. April 17, 2015.

Michael Witt, chaired panel "Organizational Models For Data Services" at the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group and presented "re3data.org and the Data Fabric" at the Repositories Registry BoF, 5th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, San Diego, California. March 2015.

Michael Witt presented "Purdue University Research Repository" at the 7th Annual UMass and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, Worcester, Massachusetts. April 9, 2015.https://www.youtube.com/

Michael Witt presented "Addressing Federal Requirements for Sharing Research Results and Data" at the Engineering Associate Deans for Research CIC+ Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 14, 2015.

Bert Chapman, “Waste and Duplication in NASA Program: The Need to Enhance U.S. Space Program Efficiency,” Space Policy, 31 (1) (February 2015):  13-20.

David Scherer presented “A Game of Spot the Difference: Librarians, Repository Managers, and Publishers,” at the 2015 Library Publishing Coalition Annual Forum. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. March 29-30, 2015. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_fspres/91/.

David Scherer and Katherine Purple presented “A Continuum of Publishing Opportunities: The Purdue University Library Publishing Division,” at the 2015 Library Publishing Coalition Annual Forum. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. March 29-30, 2015. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_fspres/90/.

Deliyannides, T., Collister, L.B., Gabler, V., and Scherer, D. panelist presentation “Library as Publisher: Responsibilities, Benefits, and Issues,” at the 2015 Library Publishing Coalition Annual Forum. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. March 29-30, 2015.


Purdue News, April 23
Dean accepts national collegiate honor on behalf of Purdue Libraries

Purdue Today, April 23
Purdue Libraries extends hours to help students prepare for finals

WLFI, April 23
Purdue Libraries receive top honors

Lafayette Journal & Courier, April 23
Purdue Libraries get top honor

Purdue Today, April 24
Appointments, honors and activities
Jamillah R. Gabriel

College and Research Libraries News, April 2015
ACRL honors the 2015 award winners
Grants and Acquisitions
$5 million Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant for Active Learning Center

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