In This Issue
IMLS-Funded Project: Building Capacity to Integrate Information Literacy across the University|Purdue BOT Ratifies McNeil’s Appointment as Esther Ellis Norton Professor|Wayne Wright Honored with 2019 Leadership in Open Access Award|International Open Access Week 2019|Faculty Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments|Expedition Amelia| ILS Digital Scholarship Courses Offer Purdue Students Instruction in Data Science, Digital Humanities & More|150 Years of Giant Leaps: Astronaut Reunion|Thank You LCSSAC! |Fall 2019 Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture
by Amity Saha, Graduate Assistant, ALCD Project, and Graduate Student, Hospitality & Tourism Management
Led by Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Associate Professor Clarence Maybee, a team from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies has received a $249,179 award through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to conduct the “Academic Librarian Curriculum Developers (ALCD): Building Capacity to Integrate Information Literacy across the University” project.
A partnership between Purdue University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the ALCD project increases the capacity of academic librarians to enable student learning by partnering with instructors to develop curricula that allows students to more intentionally, creatively, and ethically use information in disciplinary contexts. Read more…
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Thursday (Oct. 10) ratified the appointment of Beth McNeil as the Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science. McNeil is dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies.
She is a nationally known scholar of management practices in libraries and leadership development. She is the author of “Fundamentals of Library Supervision,” which is in its third edition, as well as numerous articles, edited works, and book chapters. She rejoined the Purdue faculty in July 2019, having previously been at Purdue from 2007-15 as associate dean in Libraries. Read more…
Wayne Wright has been selected as the recipient of 2019 Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and the Office of the Provost. According to Dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies and Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science Beth McNeil, Wright was chosen this year for his exceptional advocacy for Open Access (OA) at Purdue and beyond.
“Wayne actively promotes Open Access by sharing open access news and events with his faculty and provides engaging learning opportunities for Purdue’s emerging scholars,” McNeil said. Read more…
During International Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27), Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies commemorated the week with a series of blog posts (authored by Purdue University faculty and staff) that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/.
Professor Sammie Morris, head of the Purdue Archives and Special Collections, and was among the experts interviewed for the National Geographic channel’s “Expedition Amelia,” a two-hour special that debuted Sunday, Oct. 20.
The show tells the story of how ocean explorer Robert Ballard (discoverer of the Titanic) has set out to search for Amelia Earhart’s airplane. In the special, Professor Morris discusses the intense interest in what happened to Amelia and to her plane. Watch the trailer at http://bit.ly/ng-pasc, and learn more about Amelia Earhart’s papers in the Purdue Archives and Special Collections at http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/flight-and-space/.
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) will offer four new digital scholarship-related information and library science (ILS) courses in Spring 2020.
According to PULSIS Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Matt Hannah, the courses are designed to provide students with important skills related to Digital Humanities, data science, archival science, and data management. Read more…
150 Years of Giant Leaps: Homecoming 2019 — Astronaut Reunion
During Homecoming 2019 at Purdue, Astronaut Dr. Andrew “Drew” Feustel (left) and Indira Feustel (right) spent some time with students in the Engineering in the World of Data Learning Community, which is led by Michael Witt (center), associate professor and interim associate dean for research, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. Students were able to learn a bit about Dr. Feustel’s time at Purdue and his space missions. See more photos of their visit with the learning community at http://bit.ly/ewd-150.
Purdue University Archivist Sammie Morris reads from a notebook kept by Amelia Earhart, which is part of the Amelia Earhart papers (George Palmer Putnam collection) in the Purdue Archives and Special Collections. Listening are Purdue Alumni and Astronauts Loren Shriver and Gary Payton. See more photos from the astronauts’ visit to the Purdue Archives and Special Collections at http://bit.ly/ar-asc.
Thank You to LCSSAC for a Fun Fall Picnic!
Members of the Libraries Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (LCSSAC), L to R: Audrey Grisham, Sandy Galloway, Jacinda Laymon, Dan Rotello, Alexandra Estes, and Allen Bol organized the LCSSAC Fall 2019 picnic, which was held Oct. 16 at Fort Ouiatenon. The games were fun, the food was delicious, and the company the best. Thank you to LCSSAC for organizing this important PULSIS event every year.
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Director of Strategic Communication