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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eugene Cernan, the most recent person to walk on the moon, was recognized Thursday evening (April 10) during an invitation-only reception at Purdue’s Mackey Arena for donating an Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle mapbook to the university. The event was part of a reunion of some of Purdue’s 23 astronaut alumni […]

Catherine Fraser Riehle, associate professor of Library Science and Sharon A. Weiner, professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy, Purdue University Libraries were recently selected as a 2013 Top Twenty Article from the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Library Instructional Round Table’s (LIRT’s) Top Twenty Committee for their article, High-impact educational practices: An exploration […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Water scarcity, food insecurity, energy dependence, global pandemics, and climate change are examples of the ill-defined “Grand Challenges” for which public policy makers look to researchers for solutions. Science and engineering can suggest technological solutions to some aspects of these problems, but real world implementation fails without the insights of humanists […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Energy sustainability and climate change are the focus of a new book, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI). The book, Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, provides timely insights into one of grand challenges of our time and will be a valuable source of […]

Databib (http://databib.org) is a tool for helping researchers identify and locate online repositories of research data that has been online since April 2012. It was initially developed by Purdue University under the leadership of Professor Michael Witt, Libraries, Head of the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), in collaboration with Penn State University and with funding […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will celebrate Women’s History Month with an archival display, online exhibit and book launch recognizing Purdue women who helped pave the way for future women leaders.  The “Quest for Equality” exhibit is on display from March 19 to July 31 in the […]

Rey Junco, associate professor of library science and first year experience and emerging technology specialist, Purdue University was recently interviewed on NPR’s Tell Me More program on the lessons learned from such online games as Minecraft: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/04/285744084/can-playing-minecraft-teach-kids-to-code About Rey Junco Rey Junco, is associate professor of library science and first year experience/emerging technology specialist at […]

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Information Literacy Instructional Designer Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, outgoing, and innovative Information LiteracyInstructional Designer (ILID) to work with classroom faculty to embed information literacy into foundational courses that are being redesigned through the (IMPACT) Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation program.  IMPACT is a provost funded initiative comprised of partners […]

    Purdue University Libraries faculty member, Hal Kirkwood was inducted into the Book of Great Teachers on Dec. 2, 2013. He is pictured with Mitch Daniels, university president and Dale Whittaker, vice provost for academic affairs. Sixty-eight Purdue professors were honored December 2 when they were inducted into the Book of Great Teachers, which […]

As part of the Libraries ongoing review of databases, the following has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians: Stat!Ref. With the removal of some titles from Stat!Ref by their publishers and available alternative access to other titles, Stat!Ref has been cancelled and will no longer be available starting Nov. 25th.  Drug information […]