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Sue WardLast fall, the Libraries Administration designated the Collection Management department as a new division. The division consists of four units.

In Acquisitions, staff perform many duties such as ordering the books and e-books that librarians select; receiving the physical books; ordering and renewing journal subscriptions and databases; troubleshooting when patrons report difficulty accessing electronic resources; licensing and negotiating e-resources; updating bibliographic records in Alma as needed; and much more. Rebecca Richardson, Electronic Resources Librarian, and Diana Grove, Acquisitions Supervisor, oversee the work in this unit.

Digital Programs
This unit handles several kinds of digitization services. Some projects are in-house Libraries projects, such as work currently planned to start scanning photos in the Gilbreth collection. Others are grant-funded projects initiated by the Libraries, such as the Project CERES grant awarded as a result of Vicki Killion’s proposal to digitize significant runs of several periodical titles issued by Purdue University’s Agricultural Extension Service. Digital Programs undertakes other projects, too, such as digitization requests from campus departments. Two recent examples include digitizing photographs from the Bands department and scanning the minutes of the Purdue Faculty Senate. Still other projects result from grants awarded to Purdue disciplinary faculty or from projects undertaken on a cost-recovery basis. The Digital Scholarship Council reviews proposals for digitization projects and assigns them as capacity permits. The resulting scanned images are posted with metadata in the appropriate digital repository so that the scholarly community can benefit from the work. To see some examples, visit http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm/search/collection/AESBulletin to see over one hundred early issues of the Purdue Agricultural Extension Bulletin; see Bulletin #17 (1913) for “Some Points in Bread Making,” for example. Cliff Harrison is the Operations Manager for Digital Programs; he and his team oversee the scanning operations and the accompanying metadata creation.

Metadata Services
Librarian Patty Glasson and her staff handle tasks such as loading e-book records into Alma and cataloging unique material, such as items from Archives and Special Collections. They also undertake special assignments, such as the current project to reclassify and re-label into Library of Congress call numbers of books that return from circulation from the libraries that will move to the Active Learning Center in summer 2017.

Print Repositories
Joe Kinzig was hired as the Operations Manager for the print repositories last summer. He leads his team in maintaining low-use material in the repositories. The largest repository is the one in the basement of the Hicks Library, but there is a smaller one in the basement of Lynn Hall. Libraries has also recently been assigned a small repository space in Rawls Hall which is currently being prepared to hold more volumes.

I am continuing in my role as the Head, Collection Management, but now in the capacity of a division head.


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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Purdue University Libraries is the 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winner in the university category. Sponsored by ACRL and YBP Library Services, the award recognizes the staff of a college, university and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution. Purdue Libraries’ honor is based on its numerous initiatives that include: its leadership in re-defining the role of libraries to meet the needs and expectations of its university; creating a research community in the 21st century, through innovative programs and projects in information literacy; new space designs; new publishing models; international collaborations and data management.

“Purdue University Libraries succeeds by being experimental, taking risks, innovating and leveraging collaboration with their faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to push the boundaries of what research university libraries can accomplish for their community, locally and globally,” said Steven Bell, chair of the 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Committee and associate university librarian for research and instructional services at Temple University. “Whether it’s their information literacy initiative that features their participation in Purdue’s IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) curriculum, a commitment to renovate and create library spaces that are highly intentional about student learning and collaboration with faculty or engaging in course redesign with their faculty, what most impressed the committee was Purdue’s profession-leading and cutting edge work in the area of research data services.

“Where Purdue excels among this year’s strong pool of university applicants is in their support of faculty research, through their Library Scholars Grant program, which provides faculty members with grants for travel to special collections at other institutions in support of their growth as scholars.”

“The faculty and staff of the Purdue University Libraries are proud of the progress that we have made to define the role of the 21st century research library within its university community,” said James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University. “To have our creativity, innovation, and dedication recognized through this important award is a wonderful honor.”

An award ceremony will be held on campus this spring when the president of ACRL, Karen Williams, dean of libraries, University of Arizona will present the award.


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It is time to submit nominations for the Dagnese, Moriarty and the three Dean's Awards. Please review the different criteria and eligibility for each award on the Libraries intranet at https://intranet.lib.purdue.edu/display/HOME/Libraries+Awards

There is no limit to the number of nominations you may submit and self-nominations are accepted. All Purdue Libraries, Purdue University Press and University Copyright Office employees, who meet the criteria, are eligible for the awards. This year the amount for each individual award is $1000. The team award is $1000 shared among the team members.

Final selections are made by members of the Dean's Council, the Administrative Committee and the Dagnese Award Selection Committee which consists of AdCom plus last year's awardees.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 12. You may submit your nomination(s) to JoAnne Carow by email at jcarow@purdue.edu or by campus mail at ADM/STEW 272. The nomination form is available on the intranet link shown above.

Awards will be presented at the 11th Annual Libraries’ Staff Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 23, in the PMU South Ballroom from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.


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The Libraries Clerical Service Staff Advisory Committee (LCSSAC) is pleased to announce the annual “Breakfast with the Deans” for all Libraries clerical and service staff members on Tuesday, March 24 from 8-9:15 a.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union East Faculty Lounge.

The Dean and Associate Deans will be there to address and listen to any thoughts, ideas, concerns or questions you might have.

Questions may be asked informally at the breakfast or may be submitted anonymously ahead of time at the following link: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahNntFliyHNuFKZ. All submissions will be kept confidential. Deadline to submit a question is March 13.

If you have questions please contact a LCSSAC member.


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Cliff HarrisonCliff Harrison
Operations Manager
Digital Programs

Hello, my name is Cliff Harrison. I’m the new Operations Manager for Digital Programs here at the Libraries. In that capacity, I am responsible for working with internal and external clients to develop, document and manage digitization projects selected by the Digital Scholarship Council. Before coming to Purdue, I worked for seven years in the circulation, periodicals and digitization departments of Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library. During that time, I also earned my MS degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Prior to that, I earned a BA degree in anthropology from the University of Texas.

I am drawn to working in digitization because it’s a field that combines my interest in library technology with the fascinating world of archival and special collections. As Operations Manager, my goal is to continue to improve the overall efficiency of the Digital Programs unit while maintaining its record of creating high-quality digital content.

Originally from Illinois, I lived most of my life in central Texas (with a couple years in Anchorage, Alaska, and a few months outside of Boston). Even though Illinois will always be home, I am happy to be here in Indiana and working for Purdue Libraries.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing traditional fiddle music, which I learned from my dad and uncles, who in turn learned to play from their father and other old-timers in downstate Illinois. In addition to playing the fiddle I have also built two of them. During the last weekend in June, you can usually find me at the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering in nearby Battleground.

If you’ve made it this far, let me say thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me. In the days ahead, I look forward to working with and getting to know you, my new colleagues. My office is in HSSE 242, near ILL. Feel free to stop by and say hello or just check out what we’re working on in Digital Programs. I can be reached at cliff@purdue.edu.


Liz LukensLiz Lukens
Library Assistant
Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences Library

Hello. I am the new library assistant working with Cheryl Oliver in the Pharmacy library. I am her backup as well as working the reference and patron services desk and monitor the Bookeye.

I was raised here in Tippecanoe County. I received a Technical Certificate in Medical Assisting with a concentration in Insurance Coding from Ivy Tech and have worked with animals for the last few years. I helped set up the library at a charter school here in West Lafayette and discovered that I really wanted to work in the library world.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Adam, and we have a beautiful (and stubborn) daughter who is almost 2. We also have an 8½ year old dog. When I have spare time, I love to do puzzles, attempt crocheting and do other random crafty things. I also love photography and take pictures for some of my friends as well as use them as my models for fun photo projects that pop into my head. I am also a yearly attendee of GenCon in Indy and look forward to it for pretty much the entire year before it happens.

My office is located in RHPH 272 and I can be reached at 49-41416 or eelukens@purdue.edu.


Standa PejsaStanda Pejša
Data Curator

I come from NEES across campus to join the PURR team and the Purdue University Libraries as a Data curator. In this position, I will develop and execute specifications for selecting, describing, staging and ingesting data collections. I will focus on the more technical aspects of the research data management.

This year marks my 15th year of association with the world of librarians, archivists and information specialists. I started in acquisitions (briefly) and in (copy-) cataloging where I covered books in Cyrillic, Greek and Hebrew alphabets. Too bad that the Central Asian languages in Cyrillic were already taken, as I was always intrigued by the characters with which these cultures enriched the Cyrillic alphabet. After two years I moved to archives and special collections, worked as archivist and metadata librarian and tinkered with EAD and stylesheets. Later, I was excited about the opportunity to work as a systems and digital projects librarian on Aleph and Digitool. I made sure at that position that our OAI-PMH server supported not only MARC, but also MODS. Once lived and worked in New York City — life was good.

In 2008 we moved from New York to West Lafayette — not the best year to move and look for work. Fortunately, I was able to telecommute and helped from Indiana to transform thousands of records in MARC to finding aids in EADs and associate them with their respective digitized collections in New York. In 2010, I was hired as data curator at Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) at the Discovery Park. There I worked with civil engineers that take the forces of nature by the horns. Unsurprisingly, tackling the data curation did require no lesser amount of resourcefulness and endurance. At NEES I was exposed to the whole gamut of data curation, including issues of data literacy, (alternative) measuring research output, data preservation, data publication, and linking data with their respective publications.

As NEES is currently working on its closing and transferring its assets to a different program I was offered a position with PURR which I gladly accepted. I look forward to working with the PURR team and the Purdue faculty, staff and students on archiving their data.

I have an MLIS from Rutgers and a graduate certificate in Digital Management from the University of Arizona.

My office is located at STEW G50 and I can be contacted by e-mail at spejsa@purdue.edu.


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Anna SubramaniamAnna Subramaniam's name was randomly drawn from all those who were SMILED upon in January. 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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Auxiliary Services (AUXS) work space is receiving new doors and an office reconfiguration as part of the Libraries renovation of some of its spaces in Stewart Center. As detailed by Nancy Hewison in the September 17, 2014 edition of INSIDe the Resources staff now in STEW 170/176/178 will relocate to the third floor space now vacated by the Press. The space vacated by Resource Services will then be renovated to house the Research Data Group, with part of the north end of STEW 170 retained for use by AUXS. Access to AUXS will be available through the new doors located just to the north of the current doors.

Auxiliary Services new door 2015 Auxiliary Srvices new door 2015

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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.




Candy Sheagley is celebrating 35 years at Purdue.

Jamillah R. Gabriel was awarded an IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early Career Librarians to attend both the RBMS 2015 conference in Oakland, California, and a course at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Rare Book School received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through their Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program in March 2014. This grant will fund a fellowship program to help educate and contribute to the professional development of early-career special collections librarians, with a special emphasis on recruiting participants currently underrepresented in the field. Fellowships include funding to take a course at Rare Book School as well as to attend the annual conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.


Steps to the Moon. Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers and the Eugene A. Cernan Papers
Archives and Special Collections
October 2014-February 2015
HSSE Library 4th floor

LCSSAC Breakfast with the Deans
March 24
8-9:15 a.m.
East Faculty Lounge

One Book Higher
April 23
10-11:30 a.m.
South Ballroom

11th Annual Libraries Staff Awards Luncheon
April 23
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
South Ballroom

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Purdue Libraries Display Cases

Siegesmund Engineering Library (Potter)
"Martin Luther King, J. and Amelia Earhart: Innovative Leaders of Their Time"
Created by Sandy Galloway
January 15-February 27

Hicks Undergraduate Library (Hicks)
"Helen Keller: Love, Light and Vision"
Created by Ann O’Donnell
January 15-February 27

Chemistry Library (Wetherill)
"Wilma Mankiller"
Created by Becky Hunt
January 15-February 27

Physics Library (Physics)
"Cesar Chavez"
Created by Becky Hunt
January 15-February 27

HSSE Library (Stewart Center)
"Mahatma Gandhi"
Created by Patrick Whalen
January 15-February 27

Math Sciences Library (Math)
"Martin Luther King, Jr."
Created by Angela Ewing and Nastasha Johnson
January 15-February 27

Black Cultural Center Library (BCC)
"Women and the Civil Rights Movement"
Created by Jamillah R. Gabriel
January 12-February 27


Sharon Weiner Keynote Address: The state of information literacy policy: A global priority. Agricultural Information Worldwide 6:5-10, 2014.

Wendt MK, Williams WK, Pascuzzi PE, Balanis NG, Schiemann BJ, Carlin CR, Schiemann WP. The Antitumorigenic Function of EGFR in Metastatic Breast Cancer is Regulated by Expression of Mig6. Neoplasia Press, Inc., 2015 Jan; 17(1):124-33. doi: 10.1016/j.neo.2014.11.009. PubMed PMID: 25622905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4309683.

Line C. Pouchard and Michael N. Huhns presented “Ontology Alignment with Mappings Published in the Purdue Research Repository,” at the ESIP Winter Meeting, Washington DC, January 6-8, 2015.

Sharon Weiner presented "Information Literacy in the 'Pathway to Success,'" to the campus community at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, January 28, 2015.


The Exponent, January 22
Students make connection with class of 1904
Archives and Special Collections

ALA News, January 27
2015 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

Purdue Today, January 29
Purdue Libraries named 2015 ACRL Excellence in University Library Award winner


Fried Cabbage and Noodles
Visit the Libraries Intranet


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