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Clarence Maybee, PhD, assistant professor of library science and information literacy specialist, Purdue University Libraries, has been selected as the recipient of a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 2015 for his dissertation titled, “Informed learning in the undergraduate classroom: The role of information experiences in shaping outcomes.”

The decision-making process, undertaken by the University’s Research Degrees Committee, places Dr. Maybee in the top 5% of successful candidates for 2015.  This award was presented to Dr. Maybee in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to his chosen discipline and the standard of excellence demonstrated in higher degree research practice.  Dr. Maybee was presented with a certificate of citation, $1,000 honorarium and a trophy award.

 

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Press will launch “Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom”  with several events this week (May 9) leading up to its June 15 publication date.

The book, written by George Leopold, chronicles the life of Grissom, Purdue’s first astronaut and one of the three astronauts killed in the January 27, 1967, launch pad fire.

“Calculated Risk” draws from interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members and friends of Grissom to place his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight.

Events taking place this week in Chicago, Lafayette and Indianapolis are detailed here. For more information on the book or to place a pre-order click here.

Writer: Megan Huckaby, 765-496-1325, mhuckaby@purdue.edu

Source: Bryan Shaffer, 765-494-8428, bshaffer@purdue.edu

As part of the Libraries annual review of databases, NTIS via ProQuest has been recommended for cancellation by subject specialist librarians. Access will cease May 31, 2016.  It has been replaced with NTIS via NTRL.  Please contact Anna Seiffert, Electronic Resources Manager, with comments.

Purdue’s first astronaut alumnus, Hoosier native, and National hero Gus Grissom died nearly 50 years ago in the pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 Adobe Photoshop PDFmission along with astronauts Ed White and fellow Purdue alumnus Roger Chaffee. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom draws on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom. Veteran technology journalist and science writer, George Leopold, delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom’s life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk will be published and available in early June, however the book will be launched this week at several events in Chicago, Lafayette, and Indianapolis.

May 11-13, Purdue University Press will feature Calculated Risk at the BookExpo America in Chicago via the Bookmasters/AtlasBooks exhibit (booth #900).  On Friday, May 13 the author will be signing books at 1pm CST in the BEA autographing section. Afterward Leopold will participate in a 2:15pm livestream interview with Authors’ Voice where listeners can ask questions (before or during the interview) and purchase autographed copies of the book.

On Saturday, May 14, George Leopold will be signing Calculated Risk at Main Street Books in downtown Lafayette from 10:30-11:30am; on the same day he will sign books in downtown Indianapolis at Indy Reads Books from 3:00-4:00pm.

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PDOG_2016_Logo_LightWednesday, April 27, 2016 marks the 2016 Purdue Day of Giving event.  We need your support and participation to help elevate the Libraries’ presence on social media and event leader boards, offering an even greater impact for your gift.

As part of Purdue Day of Giving, you can direct your pledge to a specific Libraries funding initiative here including: 

  • Student-Centered Activities
  • Student Employee Scholarships
  • Active Learning Initiatives and Technologies
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Dean’s Priorities for Libraries and Press

There are several hourly challenges that we really need your help with.  Please consider giving a gift during the following one-hour timespans.  You can participate in as many of these challenges as you’d like.

  • 8 a.m. – School/program with the highest number of donations in this one-hour timespan
  • 9 a.m. – Most faculty/staff donors
  • 4 p.m. – School/program with the highest number of donations in this one-hour timespan
  • 8 p.m. – Most creative picture of your pet(s) in Purdue Gear on Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to include #PurdueDayofGiving and #PurdueLibs

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:

  • Twitter: @PurdueLibraries
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Purdue Libraries 2016 Purdue Day of Giving page: http://bit.ly/1SL13Mk

Pay it forward.  Share the message of Purdue Day of Giving on your social media accounts and encourage others to join in the fun.

Thank you for your participation and generous support of Purdue University Libraries.

Purdue University Libraries has developed a new information literacy mission statement to guide students, faculty and staff in fostering successful learning at Purdue.

The new statement is:

“Purdue University Libraries’ research-based information literacy programming empowers Purdue’s diverse communities of learners to use information critically to learn and to create new knowledge, fostering academic, personal and professional success.”

The Libraries revisited the mission statement to align it more closely with campus goals for learning. Beginning in fall 2015, the mission statement was developed through an inclusive process that gathered input from stakeholders in the Libraries and focus groups with faculty across the University.

Libraries faculty and staff partner across the University community to integrate information literacy into the curriculum and beyond.

During the last fiscal year, the Libraries collectively worked with 19,481 students on many information literacy-related efforts to foster effective learning and decision-making skills. Libraries faculty also work directly in the planning stages of unique Purdue projects, such as developing innovative learning environments for students in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and creating digital learning tools to teach Honors College students who are preparing to conduct original research.

Fundamental Libraries information literacy efforts include:

* Creation of the first endowed chair for information literacy, held by Sharon Weiner, professor of library science and the W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy.

* Libraries faculty teaming with other campus units and Purdue instructors to revamp courses through the IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) program, and serving in key roles on the committees developing and implementing Purdue’s core curriculum.

* Libraries faculty working closely in planning and design of new Purdue projects in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Honors College.

* Libraries faculty and staff creating and implementing engaging activities to connect new Purdue students with the libraries during Boiler Gold Rush.

* University Libraries leading the academic research library profession in the development of data literacy education.

* The creation of a new Graduate Resource Information Portal (G.R.I.P.) to connect graduate students with the services and resources available through the Libraries.

The mission is grounded in research. The continued contributions to information literacy research by faculty have been highlighted in a bibliographic study conducted by researchers at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The extended version of the new mission statement is available on Purdue Libraries’ website.

For more information, contact Shannon Walker, director of strategic communication for Purdue Libraries, at walker81@purdue.edu or Clarence Maybee, assistant professor and information literacy specialist for Purdue Libraries, at cmaybee@purdue.edu.

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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. To celebrate Earth Week this week’s database is GREENR brought to you by CENGAGE Learning.

Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: GREENR offers content, including images and videos, on green technologies and issues on the environment and sustainability.

Search: GREENR allows users to either do a Basic Search or an Advanced Search that displays results so they can be limited by further descriptors. Search results are automatically sorted by type; academic journals, statistics, news, magazines, images, videos, podcasts, etc. GREENR also has a map button that searches for specific information based on the map location chosen.

Click here to see the basics of searching GREENR, or try our Guide on the Side with this link.

Why you should know this database: GREENR covers food systems, environmental law, economics and trade, pollution, ecology, energy, and more. Besides the academic resources included in text-only databases, GREENR includes podcasts, websites, newspapers, videos, magazines, and case studies. You can navigate country, organization, and country portals for news, video, and primary source documents.

Why students should know this database: GREENR has a different look that resembles the web and should appeal to anyone. It is easy to search or browse by topic, country, or format. Students will find GREENR easy to navigate, and can use it to find content specific information for their assignments.

Cost: $8000.00 paid annually by Purdue University Libraries.

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this weekly feature.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.

Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Bloomberg, brought to you by Bloomberg L.P.

Link/Location: The Bloomberg Terminal is currently located in the Parrish Library and can be used on a first-come, first-served basis unless a reservation has been made with the Parrish iDesk. Log-in information is available at the Bloomberg terminal. Unlike most of our databases, Bloomberg cannot be accessed off campus since it is a particular software that can only be installed on one computer.

Focus: The Bloomberg Terminal is the most powerful and flexible platform for financial professionals who need real-time data, news and analytics to make smarter, faster, more informed business decisions.

For more information on the Bloomberg Terminal visit the Bloomberg Lib Guide. For more information on recently updated Bloomberg training offerings, view the Bloomberg Education page.

Why you should know this database: The Bloomberg Terminal brings together real-time data on every market, unparalleled news and research, powerful analytics, communications tools and world-class execution capabilities – in one fully integrated solution.

Why students should know this database: Bloomberg is a widely used resource in the professional business world, having experience with this software makes the student more marketable.

Cost: For information regarding the cost of the Bloomberg Terminal, please contact the Krannert School of Management.

Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this weekly feature.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu