Hal Kirkwood

University Title:
Associate Professor
Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, & Business
Krannert Building

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Associate Professor
Liaison Areas:
Consumer Sciences
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Quantitative Methods
Social Entrepreneurship
Courses Taught:
MGMT 175: Information Strategies for Management
GS 175: Information Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism Management
MGMT 590: Introduction to Competitive Intelligence
MGMT 590: International Business & Competitive Intelligence
MGMT 390: Business Opportunity Program: Introduction to Computing
Krannert Masters - Information Literacy
2008 Summer Fellow - Peabody Professional Institute for Academic Library Leadership, Vanderbilt University
1993 M.S. Library & Information Science - University of South Carolina - Columbia
1990 B.A. History and Political Science (Double Major) - Indiana University - Bloomington
Honors and Awards:

2014 Focus Award for Organizations: Krannert School of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities for outstanding contributions in the area of disability accessibility and disability diversity. Purdue University.

2013-2014 Academic Connection Award for the Team HTM Learning Community. Student Success at Purdue, Purdue University

2013 Book of Great Teachers. Purdue University.

2013 PrivCo Excellence in Business Librarianship - Co-runner-up.

2013 Excellence in Teaching Award. Purdue University Libraries.

2005 Class of 1922 Helping Students Learn Award 2004-2005.  Shared with Dr. Roy Dejoie and Dr. Deborah Saks both of the School of Management.  Purdue University

2003 John H. Moriarty Award for Excellence in Library Service.  Purdue University Libraries.

Memberships and Service:

Special Libraries Association. Board of Directors. Director. 2012 – 2014.

  • Finance Committee
  • Technology Advisory Committee
  • Conference Revisioning Task Force

Special Libraries Association - Business & Finance Division - Executive Board: Chair/Past Chair, 2007 - 2008.

Special Libraries Association - Business & Finance Division - Advisory Board: Centers of Excellence Awards Chair 2003-2006

Special Libraries Association - Business & Finance Division - Advisory Board: College & University Business Librarians Roundtable.  Coordinator of the ’99 Conference Planning Committee.  1998-99.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

with Dejoie, Roy.  “Business Information Literacy Integration Into a Freshmen Summer Bridge Course for Underrepresented Minorities.”  Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, Special Issue: Applications of Business Information Literacy for Improved Decision Making.  21: 3-4 (2016) 198 – 209.

with Hoppenfeld, Jared, Wyckoff, Trip, Henson, Jo Ann J, & Mayotte, Jenna M. Librarians and the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans: Helping Disabled Veterans With Business Research. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. Special Issue: Reaching Out Beyond Our Walls. 18: 4, (2013).

with Evans, Kelly. “Embedded Librarianship and Virtual Environments in Entrepreneurship Information Literacy: A Case Study” Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 17, no. 1 (2012): 106 – 116.

with Doan, Tomalee (primary author). “Strategically Leveraging Learning Space to Create Partnerships” College & Undergraduate Libraries, 18, no. 2-3 (2011): 239 – 248.

with Weiner, Sharon (primary author), & Doan, Tomalee.  “The Learning Commons as a Locus for Information Literacy”  College & Undergraduate Libraries, 17, no. 2 (2010): 192 – 212.

with & Lyons, Charles (primary author).  “Business Library Web Sites Revisited: An Updated Review of the Organization and Content of Academic Business Library Web Sites”  Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 14, no. 4 (2009): 333 – 347.

with Nixon, Judith M. (primary author).  “Mind Your Own Business”  Library Journal, 129, no. 18 (2004): 49-52.

“Finance and Investments.”  Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 8, no.3/4 (2003): 153–166.  Co-published in The Core Business Web: A Guide to Key Information Resources, ed. Gary White.

“Business Library Web Sites: A Review of the Organization and Structure of Print, Networked, and Internet Resources.”  Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 5, no.4, (2000): 23-40.

“Academic Issues in E-Journal Selection and Evaluation.”  Serials Librarian, 38, no.1-2, (2000):169-174.  Also published in From Carnegie to Internet2: Forging the Serials Future. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the North American Serials Interest Group, June 10-13, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA. (New York, Haworth Press, 2000): 169-174.

“Alternative Methods and Assignments for Teaching Business Information Resources.” Special Libraries Association, Business & Finance Division – Bulletin.  No. 112. Fall, (1999): 59-65.

“Beyond Evaluation: The Marr/Kirkwood Model.” Online. (July/August 1998): 66-72.

Review of Ovid Web Gateway.  Library Software Review 17, no.1, (1998): 14-23.

with Whitehead, Anita.  “Empowering Women: Creating a Women’s Presence on the Web.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 1, no.3, (1996): 75-83.

Book Chapters

with Doan, Tomalee. “Engaging in Economic Development: Purdue University's Management & Economics Library.” Academic Library Outreach: Beyond Campus Walls.  Ed. Nancy Courtney. (Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. 2009)

“Heuristics” and “Usability Case Study: Purdue University Libraries” Making Library Websites Usable: A LITA Guide. (New York: Neal Schuman, 2007)

“Case Studies: Purdue University Libraries.”  Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining Digital Library Services and Collections with MyLibrary.  (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Libraries, 2006)

“Finance & Investments.”  The Core Business Web: A Guide to Key Information Resources, ed. Gary White. (New York, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2003): 153–166.

with Brandt, D Scott. "A Web Page is Not a Page: Evaluating Digital Information." All That Glitters: Prospecting for Information in the Changing Library World,  edited by Sue Norman and Steve Vincent. (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1999): 55-69.

Other Publications

"Teaching Competitive Intelligence to Business Students." Information Outlook.  Nov/Dec. (2016) 12 – 13.  

“Deal Info, Merger Mania, and Acquisition Avenues” Online Searcher.  40: 6, Nov/Dec. (2016) http://www.infotoday.com/OnlineSearcher/Issue/6625-November-December-2016.shtml

“Navigating Business Resources Using Concept Maps.” Information Outlook.  Sep/Oct. (2016) 10 – 11.

“Featured Library: Parrish Library.” Informed Librarian Online. January, 2015.

with Stonebraker, Ilana R. , Robertshaw, M. Brooke, & Dugan, Mary. Bring Your Own Device in the Information Literacy Classroom. Indiana Libraries. Special Issue - Innovation in Library Outreach and Instruction, 33: 2 (2014).

with Kirkwood, Monica C. “Historical Research: Historical Abstracts with full text or Google Scholar” Online, (Jul/Aug 2011): 28 – 32.

with Kirkwood, Monica C. “Researching the Life Sciences: BIOSIS Previews and Google Scholar” Online, (May/June 2011): 24 – 28.

with Kirkwood, Monica, C. “EconLit and Google Scholar Go Head-to-Head” Online, (Mar/Apr 2011): 38 – 41.


“Competitive Intelligence for MBA Students: Credit Courses.”  Business & Finance Division Poster Session at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 2016.  http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_fscm/9/   Awarded Best in Show.
“Navigating Business Resources Using Concept Maps.”  Business & Finance Division Poster Session at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 2016.  http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_fscm/10/

Purdue University: Land Grant University. Involvement of the Library in the Service Sector. XII International Conference on University Libraries. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 29-31 October, 2014.

Scaling Up, Not Spreading Thin: Using Hybrid Online/Offline Instruction to Meet Common Intellectual Experience Needs. With Ilana Stonebraker and Mary Dugan. Indiana University Information Literacy Colloquium, IU Southeast. August 9, 2013.

“Reconceptualizing & Renovating an Academic Business Library.” Internet Librarian International 2012 - London, United Kingdom. 30-31 October 2012.

With Doan, Tomalee. “Rethinking Library Spaces: Purdue University’s Renovation of the Management & Economics Library” On the panel for the College & University Business Librarians Roundtable Breakfast at the Special Libraries Association 102nd National Conference. Chicago, IL. July 15 – 18, 2012

With Doan, Tomalee. “Rethinking Library Spaces: Purdue University’s Renovation of the Management & Economics Library” On the panel Transforming Services & Spaces Workshop Computers in Libraries, Washington D.C., March 16 – 18, 2012.

With Roy DeJoie. “Life Lessons Using Technology:  Helping (Underrepresented Minority) Freshmen Get Ahead Before They Have Even Started”  Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, Nov 22-25, 2008. <Finalist for the Instructional Innovation Award Competition>

“Innovative Tools for Reference Service.” with Tomalee Doan.  Computers in Libraries. 22nd National Conference.  Arlington, VA.  April 16 - 18, 2007.

“Innovative Instruction: Advances in Teaching Information.” Special Libraries Association 94th National Conference. Nashville, TN. June 5-10, 2004

“One-Dot Shopping – International Business Resources on the Web: Middle East & North Africa.”  Special Libraries Association  92nd National Conference. Los Angeles, CA. June 8 – 14, 2002.