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Rebecca RichardsonLast year in July, my title was modified from Director of Information Resources to Assistant Dean for Collections and Access. While my core duties did not change (I continued having oversight of our materials budget, and the Acquisitions, Metadata Services, Digital Programs, and Access Services departments continued to report up through me), my title did. What didn’t happen, at least not right away, was a realignment of the division name to match my new title. The division continued to be called Information Resources. Talk about confusing! Moving forward, the Information Resources division will now be known as the Collections and Access division.

A few other changes have occurred recently within the division:

  • Acquisitions has expanded to become Acquisitions and E-Resources to better reflect the breadth and depth of duties included within the department. Diana Grove, Acquisitions Supervisor, and Alison Lampley, Electronic Resources Librarian, co-lead the department and both will continue to report directly to me.
  • As of April 1, Joe Kinzig, Operations Manager for Print Repositories, reports to me. Print Repositories is now part of the Collections and Access division.



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Join the fun! Together, we can create opportunities that will advance the Libraries' mission. Your contribution to support the Libraries is appreciated. Thank you!

Experience the thrill of Purdue Day of Giving by following along online! Check out the PDOG Leaderboard in real time today: https://dayofgiving.purdue.edu/leaderboards/.

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Richard FunkhouserRichard Lewis Funkhouser, a true leader and benefactor of the Purdue University Libraries, passed away on Friday April 14, 2017 in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 83. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and grew up on his family farm in Delphi, a Hoosier through and through. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Arts degree in Library Science from Indiana University. He joined the Libraries on June 11, 1957, the day after receiving his graduate degree, and the start of a 44-year career with the Libraries.

Richard began his career as an assistant in the Reference Unit of the General Library, and in the following year, he became the Engineering Librarian, responsible for six separate engineering libraries at the time: Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Engineering Sciences, and the Goss Library of the History of Engineering. He was later head of the Mathematical Sciences and Aviation Technology Libraries. He served as the Science Librarian, responsible for the administration of four libraries, from 1975 until his retirement in 2001, and was the coordinator of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Libraries for several years. He also held a two-year appointment as Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in Kanpur, India, where he provided advice on the development of the new university’s library, especially in collection development and the architectural design of its new library building.

Richard was well regarded in the profession and the community. In June 2002, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). He served on the SLA Board of Directors, as treasurer and chair of the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division, and as chair of the Science-Technology Division. In addition, he was a member and chair of several national committees and was treasurer, vice-president, and president of the Indiana Chapter of SLA.

During his career he received the John H. Moriarty Award from Purdue Libraries, the John H. Moriarty Award from the Indiana Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and the Achievement Award from the PAM Division of SLA. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by the Governor of Indiana in 2001 and received the Purdue University President’s Council Pinnacle Award in 2013 in recognition of his generous gifts to the Libraries over the years, including, with his typical humility, the anonymous (at the time) endowment of the Joseph M. Dagnese Memorial Award for Excellence in Library Service by library staff.

Richard was well known for his humble, unflappable, and positive leadership within the Libraries and across campus. He has been a cornerstone of the Libraries and oracular repository of the institutional memory of the organization. He has inspired generations of librarians at Purdue and STEM librarians worldwide. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.




Last Friday, a project that Purdue University Libraries Assistant Professor Ilana Stonebraker has been working on for the last couple of months culminated with 14 teams of Purdue Univeristy students competing in the Krannert School of Management. The project was the PowerShift Case Competition and was sponsored by Accenture, the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management (WIM) Center, Purdue Libraries, and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.

“Our goal for the competition was to bring discussion of gender issues into the competitive environment of the case competition and encourage students to base their practice in management research,” explained Stonebraker, who co-developed the competition and is a Business Information Specialist at Purdue Libraries and an affiliated faculty member with the WIM Center.

For the inaugural contest, which was held in the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics, students were asked to research a Harvard Business Review Case that focused on a case of gender discrimination in a law firm. During the competition, student teams offered strategies for managing the fallout of the discrimination and presented plans for future implementation of gender-equal policies at the firm. The winners of the PowerShift Case Competition were named after the daylong event and included:

  • 1st place — KIME Consulting: Monika Meng, Isaac Tang, Kana Wei, Ruoxuan Zhao ($3,000)
  • 2nd place — Fantastic Five: Megan Smith, Cooper Dixon, Jared Andrews, Alyssa Walther, Carrie Zylstra-Skinner ($2,000)
  • 3rd place — Team Esteem: Shannon Kane, Grant Longacre, Nadia Duke, Natalie Burgos ($1,000)

Judges for the PowerShift Competition included: Julia Hipps (formerly of Eli Lilly), Jacqueline Lemke (BASi), Patrick Mosher (Mosher Enterprises), Tom Puterbaugh (formerly of Spensa Technologies), Nina Swanson (PayPal), Heather Howard (Purdue Libraries), Michael Flierl (Purdue Libraries), Ilana Stonebraker (Purdue Libraries), and Cara Putman (Krannert).

For more information about the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Managment Center, visit www.krannert.purdue.edu/centers/women-in-management/home.php. Learn more about Purdue Libraries at www.lib.purdue.edu.

PowerShift Case competition teams 2017

Purdue University students — 14 teams in all and all studying in the Krannert School of Management — competed in the inaugural PowerShift Case Competition April 21. The contest was co-sponsored by Purdue University Libraries and co-developed by Purdue Libraries Assistant Professor Ilana Stonebraker.


Purdue Libraries gave out $50 awards for best poster abstracts in five categories to students at the Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium held on Tuesday, April 11. The student winners of the awards were: Tianlong Sun, & NamAnh Nguyen (innovative technology/entrepreneurship/design), Manjie Fu (physical sciences), Helena Lysandrou (life sciences), Gayatri Mazgaonkar (social sciences/humanities), and Neal Patel (mathematical/computational sciences).

Information Literacy Specialist, Clarence Maybee, coordinated the judging of the abstracts, which was conducted by several Libraries faculty, including Michael Flierl, Heather Howard, Sarah Huber, Nastasha Johnson, Hal Kirkwood, Judy Nixon, Margaret Phillips and Wei Zakharov. At the April 11 Symposium in the North and South Ballrooms of the Purdue Memorial Union, Rebecca Richardson, assistant dean for Collections and Access, announced the award winners.

Undergraduate Research poster winners 2017

Rebecca Richardson and Vice Provost Frank Dooley with award winners.




As we prepare to combine several libraries into the WALC, this will mean several of our clerical staff will now be working together in one space so the Libraries Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (LCSSAC) will need to reconfigure its districts. Watch for more updates in the following months.

I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know what the LCSSAC Committee is all about and what activities we sponsor.

This committee is currently made up of six members from the clerical and service staff of the Libraries. We bring suggestions and concerns to the Libraries administration and serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Libraries.

Here are a few things we are involved with:

  • The Link Letter offers the Libraries' clerical and service staff the opportunity to confidentially ask questions, voice concerns, or offer suggestions regarding employment conditions in the Libraries. Letters may be sent to lcssac@purdue.edu.
  • Breakfast with the Deans is a chance to talk to the Deans fac- to-face about any concerns you might have related to the libraries.
  • Student PULSE Award & Scholarships. LCSSAC participated in the planning and implementing of the combination of the PULSE Award committee and the LAPSAC Scholarship Committee. This streamlined the application process for the library student workers. (The PULSE Award was started by the Circulation & Reserve Team, in 2004.)
  • One Book Higher Poster highlights the different activities and accomplishments of the committee.
  • All Staff Picnic provides a great way to get to know different people of the Purdue Libraries along with their families while enjoying great food and, of course, trying to complete the crossword puzzle!

I have served on this committee twice since 1999. It has taught me valuable lessons on communicating with staff, faculty and administration. I have learned to look at all viewpoints, not just my own, when a problem or concern has risen. I urge everyone who is a member of the Libraries Clerical and Service Staff to consider becoming a part of this committee when elections are held for their district.

LCSSAC is the “voice” of the clerical and service staff of the libraries.

Current Members

Liz LukensDistrict 1
Liz Lukens
Pharmacy, Nursing & Health Science

Jacinda LaymonDistrict 2
Jacinda Laymon
Libraries Facilities
Ann O'DonnellDistrict 3
Ann O'Donnell
Dianna DeputyDistrict 4
Dianna Deputy
Roger StraterDistrict 5
Roger Strater
Access Services/ILL
April MaybeeDistrict 6
April Maybee



Leslie MattesonLeslie Matteson
Library Assistant
Parrish Library

Hello! I am pleased to become a part of the team in Parrish Library. My job responsibilities will include managing the HSSEB room reservations, providing reference assistance, referrals, and user services to patrons at the Parrish Library, processing course reserves, and assisting with the maintenance of the periodical collection. This position was a transfer from Building Services here at Purdue which I began back in August. 

My background consists of many customer service opportunities from retail management, commercial banking, coaching soccer, owning a business and assisting elderly parents. I have a BS from Purdue in Retail Management. Being back on Purdue’s campus feels like coming home.

When I am not working, I enjoy walking, hiking, being outdoors and visiting my daughters. I have two girls (28 and 24) that are housemates in the Chicagoland area and they are both shift managers at Starbucks working toward being a paramedic and basketball coach, respectively. I care for a 19-year-old cat named Icarus, who acts two except for his appetite.

My office is located in KRAN 203 and I may be reached at lnmattes@purdue.edu or by phone at 49-66859.



PSET Delivers “Survival Kits” to their Student Staff Members

PSET Survival kits 2017At the end of each semester members of the PSET Libraries staff donate items to be included in a “Survival Kit” for their student staff members. This semester Angie Ewing, Sandy Galloway, Lil Conarroe and Terry Wade put together 43 bags of goodies and delivered them to each of their student employees as a thank you for their hard work and good luck wishes with their final exams. “Thank you to everyone in PSET, what a great and generous group of people to work with,” said Angie and Sandy, PSET Morale Team.



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You will notice the use of these icons before the article that are symbolic of our Libraries strategic goals.

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION: Libraries facilitate and enhance the continuum of the scholarly communication process.

GLOBAL CHALLENGES: Libraries faculty lead in international initiatives in information literacy, e-science, information access, data management and collaborate on Purdue's global initiatives.

LEARNING: Libraries faculty lead in information literacy and learning space implementation, research and scholarship.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Libraries staff working together to enhance the users experience, raise awareness of Purdue Libraries and recognize the continued learning and successes of our staff.




New Staff

  • Qinghong "Joan" Wang, Metadata Services



Clarence Maybee was approved for promotion to associate professor with tenure.

Sammie Morris was approved for promotion to full professor.

Megan Sapp Nelson was approved for promotion to full professor.



An interactive Construction Map for the State Street redevelopment project is available on the Purdue Physical Facilities website.



Looking Down, Looking Out, and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience Reception
Archives and Special Collections
January 27-June 23
HSSE Library 4th floor

Spring Fling
May 25
11:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m.
Cordóva Recreational Sports Center
West Lafayette Campus



Donna L. Ferullo presented a workshop entitled “Data Management & ©” to Agronomy 598, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, April 3.

Donna L. Ferullo presented “Publishing & ©” to the College of Engineering Communications Workshop, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, April 6.

Donna L. Ferullo presented “© is for Everyone” and “Copyleft and/or ©” to COM 251, at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. April 4 and April 10.

Donna L. Ferullo presented “© in the Digital Realm” to the Northern Indiana Educational Services Center, in Goshen, IN, April 19.

Donna L. Ferullo presented “©: It’s Everywhere!” to FVS 261 at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, IN, April 21.



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