Check It Out! Purdue Libraries Staff Happenings
by Sandy Galloway
Mary Sego (left), who works in Purdue Archives and Special Collections, received the Rookie of the Year Award for her work chairing the Purdue Libraries’ United Way Committee in 2018. She is seen here with Rhonda Phillips, interim dean of Purdue Libraries, dean of the Purdue Honors College, and chair of the 2018 Purdue University United Way Campaign.
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Sego Receives Rookie of the Year Award for United Way Efforts
Many of you know that Mary Sego was the 2018 Libraries United Way Chair. She should really be commended for her tireless effort on behalf of United Way this year! I know United Way is proud of her, and she represented the Libraries so admirably with her hard work, dedication, and innovative ideas.
Not only did she spearhead the Libraries’ fund raising efforts, but she also helped promote literacy, a strategic goal of the Libraries, by collecting and donating hundreds of books to United Way’s “Read to Succeed” program. In fact, Mary did such an excellent job that she received the Rookie of the Year award presented to her at the Victory Celebration Luncheon (Nov. 14). Below is a message Mary composed as the summary of the Libraries’ 2018 United Way campaign.
Laura Gullion and students in her second-grade class at Vinton Elementary School (Lafayette, IN) pose in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center for the Purdue University Libraries’ 2018 Purdue University United Way kickoff celebration September 12, 2018.
United Way Wrap-Up Letter from Mary Sego, Chair, Libraries 2018 United Way
The Libraries’ 2018 United Way team would like to thank all the donors, those who attended the Libraries’ first kick-off event, donated children’s books, came to the fundraisers at Barnes & Noble and Pot Belly, and your all around support during this year’s campaign!
Here is a summary of the Libraries’ efforts this year: We made 24 Vinton Elementary students very happy at the kick-off event, along with their teacher & some of the staff! We collected 829 children’s books for Lafayette Read to Succeed! We hope to visit the class in the spring of 2019. We ended the campaign by having a breakroom change challenge the last two weeks of the campaign. The winners of the challenge were the members of the second-floor staff in the WALC. They contributed $107.44 of the final $211.68 that was collected. On December 10, they were awarded three dozen donuts from Mary Lou Donuts for their morning break. Our final total was $11,715.68 of a designated $13,000 goal. Last year’s goal was $10,000, so we surpassed that! I know I worked with a team that threw their hearts into all of this, in order to help our community! We thank everyone for making this a success, and more importantly, helping us help others in our local community!
Monday, Nov. 19, LCSSAC members hosted a “Worksgiving” luncheon for all staff and faculty. About 20 people enjoyed turkey, ham, stuffing, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as many desserts. Good conversation and fun was had by all who attended.
We are currently planning a Game Night for some time in January. Details coming soon!
24 Hour Library
Purdue Libraries once again extended hours in three of our libraries: Hicks will be open 24-hours beginning Sunday, Dec 2. Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSSE) and Parrish will extend hours Friday, Saturday and Finals week. All other libraries will remain open normal hours.
Vacating Physics Library
The Libraries will return to its former space in the Physics Building back to the University as of December 31, 2018. This was the site of the Physics Library, one of the six former libraries to be consolidated into the Library of Engineering and Science (LOES) in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which opened during the summer of 2017. Print Repositories and Purdue Libraries Facilities (PLF) students and staff help to process and move over 200 book trucks worth of materials to Hicks Repository. Desks, chairs, filing cabinets, tables, and other furniture and electronic equipment were also removed from this space by PLF and relocated to library storage or sent to Purdue’s Surplus and Salvage.
In the beginning of 2019, only the Engineering Library in Potter will remain library space out of the six previous library locations. This is being used as swing space for library and press staff in STEW during the HVAC renovation who need to move out of their offices during construction phases.
Members of the Libraries Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (LCSSAC)
- Sandy Galloway-Chair
- Dan Rotello-Vice Chair
- Angie Ewing
- Jacinda Laymon
- Dianna Deputy (vice: Liz Lukens)
- Leslie Matteson