Thank you to everyone for such a warm welcome to the Purdue University Libraries. I started working in the Libraries Administration Office as a Secretary V in mid-November. I provide support to our Associate Deans, assist with projects and help to manage events.
I relocated to West Lafayette from the suburbs of Chicago about four years ago when my husband accepted a position at his alma mater, Purdue University, in ITaP.
I have a BS in Social Work from Manchester University and worked in this field for many years. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and cooking has always been a passion of mine, so I decided to follow my dreams and returned to school to obtain my AA in Culinary Arts from Robert Morris University. I have worked in various restaurants as a prep chef, sous chef, chef, expediter and kitchen manager. Even though I am no longer professionally working in the culinary field, my family and friends treasure my skills as I love to entertain and share new creations with them. Our famous saying is, “We can always order pizza if this doesn’t turn out.”
Please stop by to share a food story, recommend a favorite restaurant or just to say hello. My office is located in Stewart Center, Room 277. I can be reached at 49-42900 or email@example.com.
Hicks Undergraduate Library
Hello! My name is Elizabeth, but please call me Beth. I just started working at Purdue in November as a Library Assistant in the Hicks Undergraduate Library. I am responsible for training and coaching staff and students to help support excellent customer service in the library. I also assist with guidance in use of the library’s resources and services and manage hiring, scheduling and supervision of student assistants.
Before moving to the Lafayette area about nine years ago, I lived in the Metro Detroit area and earned my undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University in Business Administration. I've worked for General Motors in their Sales and Marketing department and as an Account Executive for a marketing firm before staying home to raise a family for several years. I have two children, ages 14 and 12.
Since moving to Lafayette, I’ve worked in a variety of positions that lead me into working with some of the area schools and developing a love for the library. I began volunteering in the library at my son’s elementary school, which lead me to a position working in an area elementary school and ultimately helping to manage a middle school library. I am very excited to be part of Purdue University and working in a department that offers so much opportunity to learn.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family to new places. This past summer, my son and I traveled to Costa Rica with his school’s travel club. I love to travel “up north” to Michigan whenever I get a chance. I also enjoy photography, reading and spending time with my family and friends.
I am located in the Hicks Undergraduate Library in HIKS G965 and can be reached at 49-46732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with everyone!
Greetings! I’m Kim Ringler, the new Accounting Clerk V in the Libraries Business Office. My primary duties include Bi-weekly payroll, hiring and separation paperwork, student wage budget reporting and credit card reconciliations.
I was born and raised an Iowa girl, in Burlington. I went to college in North Dakota (brr) and have lived in multiple states between then and now including NC, WI, SD, MO and now, IN. I’ve enjoyed living here in West Lafayette with my three girls and husband for the past two years. My husband was born at Home Hospital, but grew up close to the MI border, so he’s ecstatic that we are in Boilermaker country (still love my Hawkeyes, but the culture here is exciting and fun!).
My hobbies include basketball, volleyball (although it’s rare that I get to do these now days) and I love to work outside in my yard. Not the best with garden’s, but I do love to dream up landscaping project’s for my husband and I. Another thing I enjoy is interior decorating. I’ve worked with a designer since I’ve lived here and the creative things I see her come up with and the project’s she lets me be a part of is so much fun! I never thought I would be able to do that stuff “when I became a grown up” but the job plopped in my lap when I moved here and I jumped on it.
My office is located in STEW 267, and you can reach me at email@example.com or 49-66737. I look forward to working with you all!