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Hicks Academic Decathlon 2015The Friday evening portion of the Indiana Association for School Principals’ 29th Annual Academic Decathlon State Finals Competition was held in the John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library on February 13. Sponsored by the Purdue Office of Engagement since 2003, Purdue Libraries has hosted the State Finals since 2004. It draws in teams from schools around the state. Each of the 20 teams consisted of up to nine members from grades 9-12 and they compete in ten events, including art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music, science and social science. Some schools brought alternates, resulting in over 200 Indiana high school students spending their evening in the Hicks Library. The championship teams were Martinsville High School for the large school division and Reitz Memorial High School for the small school division.

Hicks Academic Decathlon 2015In support of the event, Hicks staff member Jody Zink and student workers made several arrangements to help ready the space for the competition. Preparations included creating and posting directional signage, preparing individual study rooms for private use, assisting PMU staff in setting up registration and refreshment stations and organizing the various spaces for the competition. HIKS G980D was used for the holding room where the student teams waited for their sessions, HIKS G980C held the backdrop for the professional photographer to take team photos and HIKS B853 was used to instruct and prepare the judges. Individual study rooms afforded the privacy needed for the oral quizzes. The couches and adjustable tables provided the perfect area for relaxing between the various stages of the competition, and the bar height tables held refreshments.

Hicks Academic Decathlon 2015Throughout the evening the ground floor was buzzing with activity, and professionally attired high school students from all over the state of Indiana navigated their way nervously and proudly amongst the judges and organizers in a casual relaxed atmosphere while focused Purdue students devoted their Friday evening to homework, study and group collaboration in Hicks. The Hicks library spaces provided the necessary flexibility for the event, and it provided the Indiana high school students a realistic look into their promising future.


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Kathryn DilworthKathryn Dilworth
Director of Advancement
Purdue University Libraries and Purdue University Press

Hey ya’ll from a very cold southern belle surviving her first Indiana winter! When I moved north last year my sights were set on Purdue.

I am a Mississippi native and Ole Miss graduate. Both of my children are currently enrolled at Ole Miss studying science and engineering. I lived many years in Huntsville, Alabama where Purdue University was celebrated as the home to many of the astronauts who trained in our city and who our parents worked to support. The only thing that can compete with my obsession with libraries is my love for all things to do with space and flight. On my first trip to the Purdue campus last summer I headed straight for the airport to gush over the airplane collection and chat with the flight instructors. My love for libraries was nurtured early on as an introverted book worm who spent hours with her head cocked to one side reading the book spines in the stacks of my local library branch. As a professional I have served as the public relations coordinator for a large public system, a marketing manager for a global library software firm and even a librarian in a community college system. In the time between I have consulted with information professionals on issues regarding marketing and fund development. As a fundraiser I have worked in hospital systems, for conservation and cultural organizations and higher education. The DOA position with University Libraries and Press is an opportunity that brings together all of my experience and career ambitions.

In my spare time I am a creative writer and also enjoy barefoot running (let the Mississippi jokes commence...). I’ll trade my grandmother’s recipe for baked grits for the location of the best pork tenderloin in Lafayette! I also have two passports thanks to my British mother, and try to use them whenever possible. I've had the pleasure to meet many of you already and look forward to getting to know the rest of the team. Boiler up!

My office is located in STEW 267A and I can be reached at 49-42806 or KFDilworth@prf.org


Global Goal



e-Pubs Readership Activity Map March 2015Like many people, I sometimes will work from home in front of the TV rehashing my day and what I’m working on to my wife, Bridget. Being married to a Kindergarten teacher I sometimes learn about things that I never knew before – like the fact that many schools celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday. It’s March 2 if you were wondering.

While preparing this year’s celebration my wife decided to read different Dr. Seuss stories aloud to me, including Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Now while I know this is the prototypical story one gives to a soon-to-be graduate, as my wife read the story, it made me think of the power and accomplishment of Open Access and the excitement people have shown towards the Purdue e-Pubs Readership Activity Map (RAM). Coincidently the RAM is also celebrating its first Birthday this month. The Readership Activity Map on the homepage of the repository displays the real-time verified downloads from the repository. Since then many people have been asking if there was a way to see the data on a more local level.

I’m happy to announce that the Purdue e-Pubs Readership Activity Maps can now be activated at the collection and local series level. For a great example of these new maps in place, visit the Libraries’ collection in Purdue e-Pubs. We now have the ability to see all the places materials from one individual group, or even a particular set of their materials, are being downloaded from. The local RAMs even relay the number of materials, total downloads, and downloads in the past calendar year for that collection or series. The maps can also be set at varying intervals, displaying downloads as they happen instantaneously, or over a certain period such as a day, week or monthly period.

Beyond a mesmerizing way to spend your time, the maps also highlight the impact and global reach one can make by making their works Open Access.  No longer does your research and scholarship have to be hidden behind subscription pay walls, accessible only to the few and privileged.  When you receive your monthly readership activity report emails from the repository, authors will now be able to look to the local maps and see where those numbers originated. The map can also be used to encourage deposits by those new to the repository, or encourage additional deposits by current authors.
With all of this being said, I leave you with the encouragement of Dr. Suess:

be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
You're off the Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!”

As you attend your upcoming conferences, give your presentations, and publish your upcoming pieces of scholarship, remember to deposit your works in Purdue e-Pubs. Who knows where it can go…I 98¾ percent guarantee.


Global Goal



Purdue Press 2015 catalog coverThe 2015 book and journal catalog from the Purdue University Libraries Publishing Division, composed of the Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services is now available. Subject areas covered in this catalog include Technology and Engineering, Public Policy, Business, Veterinary Studies, Library and Information Science, Education, Purdue and Indiana, Jewish Studies, European History, and Global Languages and Literatures. To view a digital copy of the full catalog, click here. Printed copies are forthcoming.

To learn more about current and past publications from the Purdue University Libraries Publishing Division, visit our websites. Purdue University Press: http://press.purdue.edu and Scholarly Publishing Services: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu.

For regular updates, stay in touch with us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/purduepress and Twitter @PublishPurdue.


Infrastructure Goal



All faculty are strongly encouraged to participate in the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey currently being administered at Purdue. A reminder email went out from COACHE February 26 to all faculty who had not yet done the survey. There will be one more of these reminders the last week of this month.

The results of this survey serve as quantified evidence for the university to launch initiatives to improve faculty satisfaction. This survey has real impact on our lives as faculty. It is confidential and extra care is taken to de-identify results especially at the departmental level.

Some results of the 2012 Survey include:

  • Addition of $3.7 million of recurring dollars for faculty pay increases, with additional funding in the works.
  • Formation of a Promotion and Tenure Task Force that resulted in a new promotions policy currently before the University Senate.
  • Creation of the Child Care Task Force and a decision to build an additional campus daycare facility, set to open in 2016 with over 100 new spots.

For more information or questions, contact Purdue Libraries faculty representative, Ilana Stonebraker, assistant professor of Library Science and business information specialist, Purdue Libraries at: stonebraker@purdue.edu or (765) 49-46243.



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Lisa Berry-WensveenLisa Berry-Wensveen
ADMN Office

Hello, everyone. I am the new part-time secretary in the Libraries Administration office supporting the associate deans. 

Although I was born a Mid-West girl, I have spent the last seventeen years in Florida — fourteen of which were in the Florida Keys. I traded warmth and sun for West Lafayette last summer when my husband, John, accepted the position as Department Head for Aviation Technology here at Purdue. So, I am adjusting back into the cold and snow! My daughter, Madison, is a sophomore at Florida State University, majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Product Development.

I have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. My educational and work history are in dentistry and nutrition coaching. I have been a licensed Dental Hygienist for seventeen years and hold licenses in Ohio, Florida and Indiana, with a Certification in Local Anesthesia in Florida as well as a certification as a Health and Nutrition Coach. I am currently enrolled in an online Bachelor’s completion program with Ohio University, Majoring in Technical and Applied Sciences. My long term goal is to complete my Master’s Degree, although I am undecided in what area I wish to study. I consider myself a life-long learner, embracing opportunities to learn new things, so deciding on one area to study is a challenge! Having this job is convenient for me as I spend most of my spare time studying in the library for my three current classes.

When I’m not studying or working, I have a love of yoga, outdoors, reading, crochet, travel and food. When it’s warmer, I enjoy hiking, cycling, boating, fishing and free diving. I enjoy the challenge of eating new and interesting foods that are healthy and delicious. This is part of what I enjoy while traveling. The most interesting place I have visited so far has been Easter Island. If you’d like to hear about it, catch me over lunch sometime when I’m not studying, and I can give you the highlights!

My office is located in Room 271A of Stewart Center, and I can be reached by phone at 49-42900 or by email at lberrywe@purdue.edu. My office hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Infrastructure Goal



Becky HuntBecky Hunt’s name was randomly drawn from all those who were SMILED upon in February. She received a $25 Von’s Book Shop gift certificate.

All faculty, administration 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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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

  • Kathryn Dilworth, Director of Advancement
  • Yanqun “Jerry” Kuang, Digital Library Software Developer
  • Ashely Hutchcraft, Event Planner, March 9
Maureen Sharp is celebrating 20 years at Purdue.

Research Council has evaluated and awards a Research Support Grant to Clarence Maybee to travel to the University of South Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia on April 20, 2015 where he will be presenting “Preparing today’s learners: The role of information literacy in the adoption of innovative pedagogies”.


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

All Staff Meetings
April 16
2-3:30 p.m.
April 17
8:30-10 a.m.


Tao Zhang, Lisa Zilinski, D. Scott Brandt, Jake Carlson “Assessing Perceived Usability of the Data Curation Profile Toolkit Using the Technology Acceptance Model,” International Journal of Digital Curation, 10(1), 48-67, 2015.

Suzanne M. Ward, Patricia A. Glasson, and Randall F. Roeder “One Title, Hundreds of Volumes, Thousands of Documents: Collaborating to Describe the Congressional Serial Se,” Library Resources and Technical Services 59 (1): 24-32, 2015.


Purdue Today, February 18
$40 million Lilly Endowment grant to power high-tech transformation at Purdue
Active Learning Center

IndyStar, February 18
Lilly Endowment make $40M donation to Purdue University
Active Learning Center

YouTube, February 18
$40 million Lilly Endowment grant to power high-tech transformations at Purdue

Exponent, February 19
Purdue receives largest donation in is history
Active Learning Center

University Herald, February 23
Purdue University Receives $40 Million Grant
Active Learning Center

Purdue Today, February 24
Purdue Year in review 2014

Purdue Today, March 2
Thumbs Up: Bryan Shaffer


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