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Teresa BrownAfter 40 years in the Purdue Libraries, it is time for me to write my final chapter. When I took on the role as the circulation clerk in the Life Sciences Library on January 11, 1978, I figured it would be for a few years and then I would settle in to staying at home to raise a family. Little did I know I would be saying my final farewells 40 years later, and what a journey it has been!

I’ve worked under the direction of Libraries Director, Joseph Dagnese; the first Libraries dean, Emily Mobley; and our most recent dean, Jim Mullins. I’ve worked for several librarians including Ed Posey, Ruth Ahl, Barbara Pinzelik, Martha Bailey, Carl Snow, Dana Smith, Judy Pask, and Scott Mandernack. Other supervisors have included Steve Hutton, Pat Canganelli, Tom Haworth, Judy Schumaker, Sandy Howarth, Rachel Schurz, Kayla Gregory Portillo, Kate Kester, Shannon Walker and Teresa Koltzenburg. And, so many coworkers – Linda Underhill, Dick McIntyre, MaryAnne Eldridge, Alice Moore, Cindy Cross, Karen Mosson, Max Logsdon, Ceola Friday, Dot Lanzalotto, Karen Erikson, Darlene Lemen, Nancy Karner, Brad Heiss, Dan Yeoman, Pat Wilson, Becky Bunch, Elaine Bahler, Ashley Hutchcraft, and so many others.

Teresa 1989I was here for the merger of six engineering libraries into the Siegesmund Engineering Library, the grand opening of the John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library, the opening of the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, the major renovation and dedication of the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics, and the recent dedication of the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center and Library of Engineering and Science. I participated and witnessed the merger of several libraries into other libraries, automation of the Libraries, and said farewell to many coworkers.

The uniqueness of my job allowed me the opportunity to photograph every staff member and meet and greet many of you into the Libraries. I was able to attend some very rewarding Libraries sponsored events and meet some very interesting people including Purdue astronauts Eugene Cernan, Jerry Ross, Janice Voss and Roy Bridges; authors Amy Tan, James Hansen, Michael Beschloss; astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson; Nobel Prize winners Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki; and women who have made a major impact on Purdue University and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives including Sally Putnam Chapman, Betty Nelson, Susan Bulkeley Butler, Marylu McEwen, Betty Nelson, Tamara Morse and Sally Watlington.Teresa Brown 2012

I have been honored to share the stories of the Libraries for the last 25 years through the publication of 536 issues of INSIDe. Your dedication to making the Libraries an engaging and successful learning experience for Purdue students and staff have been rewarding and made me proud to be associated with all of you.

Thank you to each of you for making my journey with the Libraries challenging, educational, interesting, and most importantly, fun! And, special thanks to my co-workers, Elaine Bahler, Ashley Hutchcraft and Teresa Koltzenburg for their understanding, compassion, and friendships. I could not have asked for better partners to share this journey with. It has been a journey worth living and sharing and I am thankful and ever grateful. Boiler Up!



On January 8, the Purdue University Libraries hosted visitors from the Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC). The group, comprised of school library media specialists, technology specialists, and instructional coaches, is currently exploring opportunities to redesign the corporation’s K-12 library spaces. The group met with representatives from the Libraries to learn about the Purdue Libraries’ involvement in active learning and contribution to notable 21st century library spaces.

Representatives from the Libraries shared insights into the development and current utilization of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) by students, instructors, and librarians; described how the Libraries envisioned and established their role in an active learning center; and discussed how these ideas and lessons learned may transfer to a school library environment. The group also went on a tour of the Parrish Library of Management and Economics and the Wilmeth Active Learning Center to visualize the different scales of redesigned library spaces, the benefit of flexible and multipurpose spaces, and the importance of bringing together library and classroom spaces.

Clarence Maybee and Rachel Fundator facilitated the day’s activities. We would like to give a special thanks to Donna Ferullo, Michael Flierl, Nanette Andersson, and Sheree Buikema from ITaP’s Teaching and Learning Technologies division for sharing their insights and useful resources with the TSC group.

WALC Classroom 2018



One Book Higher Poser SessionHave you worked on an interesting project lately? Has your library or unit implemented a new and innovative service or practice? Share your experience with the rest of your colleagues in the Libraries' 11th Annual One Book Higher poster session!

When: March 27
10-11:30 a.m. (Poster session)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Lunch & Awards)
Where:  PMU South Ballroom
Who: All Purdue Libraries Staff

Vote for the best poster in these categories:

Most Interactive Made me LOL
Most Creative Most Innovative Idea
Most Scholarly Best Furthers the Strategic Plan
Viewer's Choice AD's Choice

Voting will end promptly at 11:15!

To present a poster, enter your information at the following link before March 19 at 5 p.m. One Book Higher

1. Title of poster
2. Presenter(s)
3. Table Placement
4. If you will need electricity; an electrical outlet.
5. If you will need a table, rolling poster board, or both.

Supplies for posters will be ordered through your area's designated supply coordinator. Please ask your coordinator to place any One Book Higher orders separate from other orders with a note in the comments field indicating the supplies are for One Book Higher. Deadline for ordering supplies is March 16.

Please note entering a poster does NOT register you for the luncheon. There will be a separate invitation that you must RSVP to if you would like a meal. This invitation will be sent at a later date.


Matthew MuddMatthew Mudd
Marketing & Outreach Specialist
Purdue University Press

I am so incredibly excited for the opportunity to work for the Purdue University Press and the Scholarly Publishing division of the Purdue University Libraries. While I was an undergraduate student at Ball State University, I became enamored with higher education and grew confident that my ideal career would be in that field. I love what Universities do for their students, employees, and communities, and look forward to being a part of it for many years to come. 

My duties in my new position include the planning and executing of social media campaigns, working on exhibits, coordinating the creation and placement of strategic communications, email, direct mail, and submitting books for book reviews.

Outside of work I am an avid golfer, tuba player, and fantasy sports enthusiast. My favorite sports teams are generally Atlanta based (Braves and Falcons mostly), which has resulted mostly in disappointment the last few years. I’ve also been known to spend a little too much time watching Netflix, so any show suggestions are always welcomed by me.

If you need to contact or would like to give me local food recommendations, my desk is located in STEW 190 and I can be reached at mudd5@purdue.edu or 49-42578 by phone.



Staff of the Library of Engineering and Science in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center at Purdue University shared their favorite Shelfie photo on Facebook January 24 in celebration of “National Library Shelfie Day.” To view other photos from the day visit the Purdue University Libraries Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PurdueLibraries/  

Shelfie Day at Purdue Libraries 2018

Pictured left to right: Tyler Richards, Robin, Meher, Aly Edmondson, Lil Conarroe, Liz Lukens, and Sandy Galloway







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

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION: We enhance the spectrum of scholarly communication from discovery to delivery through the provision of information resources, services, research, partnerships, and national and international leadership. We advocate the change in scholarly communication to promote economic sustainability, effective use of copyright, and open access to knowledge for all.

ENGAGEMENT AND EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES:We commit our resources and expertise in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences to advance the profession and contribute to the welfare and economic development of the citizens and state of Indiana, the nation, and the world.

LEARNING:We contribute to student success and lifelong learning through innovative educational practices. Our research-based information literacy programming empowers Purdue's diverse communities of learners to use information critically to learn and to create new knowledge. Our learning spaces, both virtual and physical, align with evolving curricula and student learning needs.

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.






Student Awards and Scholarships
February 9
Questions to Becki Corbin

Libraries Staff Award Nominations Deadline
February 9 at 5 p.m.
Send to Mandi Gramelspacher



Retirement Open House for Teresa Brown
January 31
1:30-3 p.m.
STEW 264

Annual Staff Awards Luncheon
March 27
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
South Ballroom

One Book Higher Poster Session
March 27
10-11:30 a.m.
South Ballroom



Bert Chapman presented “Marine Corps University Information Resources: Understanding this Professional Military Education Institution’s Research and Instructional Activities” for the Government Printing Office’s FDLP Academy. January 18, 2018.



Purdue Today, December 1
Appointments, honors and activities
Heather Howard & Michael Witt



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Kentucky Derby Pie
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Copy for the February 14 issue is due by noon, February 12. Send to Teresa Koltzenburg at tkoltzen@purdue.edu