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Teresa KoltzenburgLast year, in my eighth year of working in higher education, I remember thinking of the previous starts of each fall semester in oxymoronic terms: ordered chaos. This was my first fall semester start at Purdue University and the phrase applied in 2017 too. But I don’t consider that a bad thing.

Hicks Library displayEven with the crazy project deadlines and schedules the start of the school year brings (and the fact I’m still in my learning curve here), this year, in many ways, has been the most rewarding for me in my higher ed tenure. With the help of the members of the newly formed content marketing/social media working group team, we worked together to come up with ways to showcase what the libraries offer via social media.

And with the help of the always-on-it event planner, Ashley Hutchcraft, and many in the Libraries, we also represented and promoted the Libraries at various orientation events, including Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), BGRi (International), MISCi (Mandatory International Student Check-in) Resource Rooms, the New Graduate Student Orientation Resource Fair, Student Success Resource Fair, New Faculty Resource Fair, and the LGBTQ Center’s Rainbow Callout.

LGBTQ Center postLast week, too, Libraries staff represented us at Purdue’s Constitution Day event in the Purdue Memorial Union. And of course, we had an all-hands-on-deck approach to the Purdue University Press’s book launch event for “A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy” (featuring Dean Jim Mullins, as well as many of the authors of the essays included in the book); the Wilmeth Active Learning Center Dedication Ceremony; and two booths/resource tables at Homecoming festivities (including one in front of the WALC, where we offered Homecoming attendees the opportunity to pose with a cut-out of the ash cart (the real deal is on the lower level of the WALC) from the former Heating and Power Plant.

Despite the fact I ran the Purdue Libraries Facilities’ cart out of juice — I now know to turn the key to off, lest the battery goes dead (not sure what I was thinking, as I’ve been driving more than 30 years) and we all pushed it back to Stewart Center at the end our 90-degree day (I believe Lindsey Organ has video evidence, in spite of my protests) — that Homecoming Saturday was thoroughly enjoyable. Over and over I personally heard — from alumni, from students, from prospective students with their alumni parents — “I love the Libraries!” I heard this, too, at many of the other venues we were in the beginning of this fall semester. When you hear that from your users, it makes your heart smile.

Thank you to all of you who have helped us create a buzz about the Libraries in both physical and digital venues outside of Purdue’s extraordinary Libraries. I am looking forward to Fall 2018 (but I’m glad it’s about a year away yet, lol).

WALC Homecoming booth 2017 Homingcoming ash cart 2017 Homecoming Jim Mullins book signing 2017

Homecoming Activities 2017



David S. FerrieroPurdue University Libraries presents "Preserving the Past to Inform the Future: The View From the National Archives" with David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hiler Theater, Wilmeth Active Learning Center. The lecture is free and open to the public

David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. Created in 1934, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is responsible for preserving and providing access to the records of the U.S. Government. NARA has 43 facilities across the country, including 14 Presidential Libraries, containing approximately 13 billion pages of textual records; 42 million photographs; miles and miles of film and video; and an ever increasing number of electronic records.

Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries and held top library positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University.

Mr. Ferriero earned bachelor’s and master's degrees in English literature from Northeastern University and a master’s degree from the Simmons College of Library and Information Science. Mr. Ferriero served as a Navy hospital corpsman in Vietnam.

Image provided by National Archives



Maureen CorriganPurdue University Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series presents Maureen Corrigan, America's most trusted and beloved book critic. Her distinctive voice is at once incisive and accessible, like a well-read friend who always sends you home with a good book to read.

Maureen Corrigan
And So We Read On
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Hiler Theater
Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Free and open to the public

For more than 20 years Maureen has been the book critic for NPR's Fresh Air. She is also a columnist for The Washington Post and the Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University, where her courses are very popular. As a lecturer she's been described as "brilliant," "hilarious," "passionate," and "eloquent." She is the author of two books of her own, Leave me Alone I'm Reading and So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to be and Why it Endures, which was named one of the 10 best books of the year by Library Journal.

Aside from her writings for The Washington Post and The Village Voice, Maureen has also written reviews for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Nation among others. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism. She has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

The series is made possible by major funding to the Purdue Libraries from the Estate of Anna M. Akeley and co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.




As a refresher for all faculty and staff, this article outlines the effective and appropriate use of the Liball and other Libraries listservs used for disseminating information to specific Libraries constituencies. The Liball listserv may be used to communicate relevant Libraries, business, research and/or university news with all Libraries faculty and staff.

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Based on Purdue policies, the Liball and other Libraries listservs (and Purdue email accounts) must not be used to solicit for charity, or to offer items or services for commercial reasons or personal gain.

Soliciting for charities and offering items or services for sale:
University regulations prohibit soliciting for charitable contributions unless such activity has received University approval. The University has approved an annual, campus-wide solicitation for charitable contributions to the United Way and Purdue Day of Giving. Student organizations may also receive approval to solicit donations for specific charities. Additionally, in unusual circumstances, a variety of responses across campus may be encouraged and sanctioned in response to disasters.

Regulations Governing the Use and Assignment of University Facilities (IV.B.1)

The University prohibits use of facilities and information technology (IT) resources in any manner which results in financial gain, either directly or indirectly, to individuals or to non-University-approved organizations or groups. Prohibited uses of Purdue IT resources include “operating a business, usurping business opportunities, organized political activity, or conducting activity for personal gain."

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Hal KirkwoodHal Kirkwood, associate professor and business information specialist at the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics at Purdue University, was elected by Special Libraries Association (SLA) members to serve as the association’s president in 2019.

Since joining SLA in 1992, Hal has held several leadership roles within the association, including serving as president of the Indiana Chapter, chair of the Business & Finance Division, and director on the SLA Board of Directors (2012-2014). He will rejoin the SLA Board of Directors on January 1 and serve as president-elect in 2018, president in 2019, and past president in 2020.

The election was conducted online beginning September 6 and ending September 20. The candidates were put forward by the SLA Nominating Committee: Tony Landolt (chair), Marilyn Bromley, John Coll, John DiGillio, and Pam Rollo.




In order to bring more attention to business information literacy, the Parrish Library is hosting its fourth annual case competition for undergraduates. This yearly competition challenges students to solve a problem for a company using their business research skills.

Last year, 28 teams competed from three schools in this marketing and strategy case competition. This year’s competition includes students from Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, IUPUI, IPFW, Indiana University and Butler University. The case competition, which is sponsored by EBSCO, has been renamed the Midwest Business Libraries Case Competition to highlight its intercollegiate nature. 

Important dates

  • Callouts:
    Monday, Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m. in KRAN 250
    Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6-7 p.m. in KRAN 250
    Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m. in KRAN 250
  • Teams Formation Deadline and Case Presentation:
    Friday, Oct. 13
  • Final Presentations:
    Saturday, Nov. 4 at Butler University (Open to the public)

More information: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/parrishcasecompetition

Parrish Case Competition 2016

2016 Parrish Case Competition Teams




G. Jake JaquetG. Jake Jaquet
Journals and Serials Strategic Manager
Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing

I am so pleased to have been able to join Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services as the new Journals and Serials Strategic Manager. Periodicals publishing has been my career more than three decades—the past ten years as Senior Manager, Periodicals, with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons—and Purdue represents an exciting new opportunity.

My interests outside work? I live in downtown Chicago (the South Loop, if you know the city) with my wife and two cats, and that has allowed me to pursue one of my passions: sailing on Lake Michigan. When the weather isn’t so great for sailing, I haunt flea markets and antique stores, which feeds my collection of vintage juvenile series books like the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift. And in my spare time, I work on what I hope someday becomes the next Great American Novel.

You can find me weekdays in Room 190 in the Stewart Center and I can be contacted at gjaquet@purdue.edu or by phone at 765-494-6430.



Since 2005, Purdue University Libraries has participated in celebrating the Annual Constitution Day event held in the Purdue Memorial Union with an exhibit of banned books. In conjunction with libraries everywhere, the exhibit commemorated "Our Right to Read" along with the American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week this year, which runs through Sept. 30. This year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Learn more at www.bannedbooksweek.org/ — at Purdue University Libraries.

Constitution Day 2017 "Banned Books"

Pictured above are Leslie Matteson and Patrick Whalen




Linda UnderhillLinda Underhill, serials clerk in the Engineering Library for 43 years, passed away on September 13. Linda started working in the Purdue Libraries in the Main Library (HSSE) in Stewart Center in 1967 working with the shelf list (foreign words to most of you), then transferred to the Civil Engineering Library in 1973, working circulation. When the engineering libraries consolidated and moved into the Siegesmund Engineering Library in 1976, she began working with periodicals and the Kardex, binding, maintaining the card catalog, and working the reference desk until her retirement in 2010. Linda always had a smile for everyone, a good hardy laugh, and words of encouragement for anyone that needed them.

MaryAnne EldridgeMaryAnne Eldridge, Undergraduate Library’s former Operations Coordinator, passed away on September 16. MaryAnne worked for 29 years in the Purdue Libraries. Joining the Libraries in 1975 as the reserves clerk in the Life Sciences Library until 1978 when she became the Reserves Book Room supervisor in the General Library (HSSE). In 1982, she moved to the Hicks Undergraduate Library when the Reserve Book Room took up residence in the new building with a new staff and a new focus. Eventually her job evolved into Library’s Operations Coordinator. MaryAnne retired on June 1, 2004. She loved her job and mostly working with students. She was a mentor to many, a mom figure to many, and served the community by working with the homeless and those less fortunate than herself.




Several staff members, their friends and families enjoyed an evening at the recent LCSSAC Annual Fall Picnic. Everyone had a great time visiting with colleagues and retirees while enjoying excellent food. Purdue Pete joined in the celebration and, of course, the traditional crossword puzzle provided an extra challenge to the participants. Many thanks to all who participated and a special thank you to LCSSAC for organizing the event.

LCSSAC Fall picnic 2017 LCSSAC Fall picnic 2017








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.





  • Joette Hutchcraft, Library Assistant V, Acquisitions



Research Council has evaluated and awarded Jason Reed an International Travel Grant to travel to the Bonn COP23 (Conference of Parties) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Bonn, Germany, November 6-17, 2017, to interview climate negotiators as part of his research on the Mellon Grand Challenges grant, “Global Temperature Goals to Avoid Climate Tipping Points.”



As of August 31, the Chemistry Library was officially vacated, thanks in large part to Becky Hunt’s hard work and diligence to get the remaining resources there transferred or withdrawn. Now that the library is vacated, Becky’s duties have been realigned to meet the needs within the Purdue Libraries; as a result, we have determined that her skills would be best utilized within the Collections & Access division, splitting her time equally between the Print Repositories and Acquisitions & E-Resources departments. While she will report to both Joe Kinzig and Diana Grove, Joe will be her primary supervisor. Becky can be reached by email at rlh@purdue.edu.



Missing You: Navigating Amelia Earhart's Last Flight and Enduring Legacy
Archives and Special Collections
June 29-December 8
HSSE Library 4th floor

Purdue Libraries Presents
Preserving the Past to Inform the Future: The View From the National Archives
with David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
September 28
6:30 p.m.
Hiler Theater
Free and open tot he public

Distinguished Lecture Series with Maureen Corrigan
And So We Read On
October 31
6:30 p.m.
Hiler Theater
WALC Free and open to the public

West Lafayette Farmers Market
3:30-7 p.m.
May – October
Cumberland Park
3065 North Salisbury Street

Lafayette Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
May – October
5th Street between Main and Columbia Streets

Purdue Farmers Market
August – October
11 a.m.-3 p.m.



Mykytiuk, Lawrence.Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree.” Bible History Daily, published online by the Biblical Archaeology Society, September 25, 2017. Extracted and reprinted from Lawrence Mykytiuk, “New Testament Political Figures Confirmed,” Biblical Archaeology Review, vol. 43, no. 5 (September/October 2017): 53.

Flierl, M. (2017, September). Information Literacy and Learning in Higher Education: A Thought Experiment. Presentation at the European Information Literacy Conference (ECIL) held in Saint-Malo, France.

Hérubel, J-P. V. M. and Maybee, C. (2017, September). Disciplinary literacy and definitional characteristics of multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research in historical studies, traversing humanities and social sciences. Presentation at the European Information Literacy Conference (ECIL) held in Saint-Malo, France.

Maybee, C. and Flierl, M. (2017, September). Informed learning design: Shaping learning through engagement with information. Workshop at the European Information Literacy Conference (ECIL) held in Saint-Malo, France.

Michael Witt chaired a session, The Realities of RDM and Assessment of Library Data Services, for the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group at the 10th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.



Purdue Libraries News, September 8
Archivist of U.S. to Share Information Preservation Challenges, Opportunities at Sept. 28 Inaugural Hiler Theater Lecture

Purdue Today, September 19
Purdue Dedications set for Sept. 22 and 23

WLFI TV 18, September 22
Purdue’s Wilmeth Active Learning Center changes the way students study

Purdue Today, September 27
Purdue Profiles: Bethany McGowan



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