In This Issue
Welcome to Dean McNeil | PULSIS Faculty Awarded Nearly $250K IMLS Grant | Purdue Research Team Among First Class of Fellows for Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE) | Meeting a Need: Midwest Business Librarian Summit at Purdue Provides Dedicated Venue for Biz Information Specialists | Faculty and Staff Presentations, Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments | Purdue University Research Repository — A Resource for Students | Inspiring Giant Leaps | Scenes from OUR Research Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium |
Those of us who work in our unit at Purdue could not be more excited we have our new leader, Dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Professor Beth McNeil, in place!
Formerly the dean of library services and professor at Iowa State University, Dean McNeil started July 1, and she has been in a whirlwind of meetings, email messages, activities, events, and moving preparations since. (Our unit’s administration has been in Potter 160 with the ongoing HVAC work in Stewart Center; we are set to move back to the second floor of STEW soon.)
Dean McNeil is no stranger to Purdue. Previously, she was Purdue’s associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of Purdue Libraries. Before her initial appointment at Purdue, McNeil was assistant, and then associate, dean of libraries for the University of Nebraska. She also has held positions in the libraries at Bradley University and the University of Illinois. Read more…
Faculty in Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies are part of a team of academic library faculty who recently were selected to receive a $249,179 award through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Along with librarians at the University of Arizona and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies faculty librarians (Clarence Maybee and Michael Flierl) and will collaborate on the project with university classroom instructors to develop disciplinary-based, information literacy curricula. Read more…
The seven fellowship teams span across disciplines and offer compelling research that incorporates big data and bibliometrics. Each fellow team will access CADRE’s Web of Science (WoS) and Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) datasets to achieve their research goals.
The three-member Purdue University team will work on the project, “Utilizing Data Citation for Aggregating, Contextualizing, and Engaging with Research Data in STEM Education Research.” The researchers are:
- Michael Witt (top), associate professor of library science, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies, Purdue University,
- Loran Carleton Parker (middle photo), associate director and senior evaluation and research associate, Evaluation Learning Research Center (ELRC), College of Education, Purdue University, and
- Ann Bessenbacher, research associate and data scientist (ELRC), STEMEd HUB, Purdue University.
Meeting a Need: Midwest Business Librarian Summit at Purdue Provides Dedicated Venue for Biz Information Specialists
Many marketing instructors demonstrate how professional marketers incorporate Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in their approaches to product or service development for their target customer segments. So it’s not surprising that Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor and Business Information Specialist Heather Howard developed the Midwest Business Librarian Summit to meet her fellow business librarians’ needs — belonging, esteem, and self-actualization, shown in the upper area of the famous pyramid hierarchy. Read more…
by Elizabeth McGuckin (Northwest Indiana) ’20, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Summer Marketing Intern, Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research
A team of undergraduate researchers, Tyler Netherly ’20, Madison Trout ’20, and Elizabeth Bell ’20, worked with their research mentor, Dr. Dennis Buckmaster in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, to publish their data “Combined annual crop yields and daily weather data for Midwest counties 1970-2015” in the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR). Tyler is pursuing majors in mathematics and statistics with a minor in economics. Elizabeth and Madison are both pursuing majors in actuarial science and applied statistics. Their research included using publicly available crop and weather data to find patterns, draw correlations, and make models to predict future yields. Read more…
Inspiring Giant Leaps
During a special open house event and extended viewing hours for the exhibit “Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers,” faculty and staff in the Purdue Archives and Special Collections hosted more than 600 visitors July 19 and 20 during Purdue University’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Since March, the ASC has been displaying the special exhibit, which will run through October 12. See more photos of Purdue’s Apollo 50th celebration at https://purduenews.exposure.co/apollo-11-anniversary-celebration.