Monthly Archives: January 2019

Call for Library Student Worker 2019 Scholarship Applications

Mary Zhu (left) was the 2018 recipient of the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship, and Sarah Merryman was the 2018 recipient of the Albert Viton Scholarship.

Parrish Library student employee Mary Zhu (left) was the 2018 recipient of the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship, and Purdue University Press student employee Sarah Merryman was the 2018 recipient of the Albert Viton Scholarship.

by Anna Subramaniam

On behalf of the Libraries Student Award & Scholarship Committee, we are pleased to announce there are five awards/scholarships available this year. Supervisors and students will receive an email about the application process. Please encourage and support our student staff members to apply for the appropriate award and/or scholarship. The application deadline is February 1, 2019

The PULSE Award
This award was created by the Purdue Libraries Circulation/Reserve Team in 2004. Initial funding was initiated through garage sales, a craft/bake sale, and individual donations. In the first year, $1,445.80 was raised from 40 donors. Contributions continued to be added throughout the year, with the goal of reaching the $20,000 amount necessary to endow the award.

In 2004, Dean of Libraries Emeritus James Mullins, led a fundraising challenge and agreed to match pledges from the Dean’s Fund dollar for dollar. In 2005, endowment efforts were achieved with the efforts and contributions of Purdue graduates Mike and Judy Humnicky of California, who both spent their time at Purdue (1966-70) employed by the Libraries. The first two awards were presented in May 2004. This year three (3) $1,000 awards are available.

The Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship
In 2004, Dorothy Newby McCaw found a meaningful way to honor her friend: she endowed the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship for Libraries Student Workers in honor of Emily R. Mobley, former Libraries Dean. McCaw established the scholarship in honor of Dean Mobley’s retirement as a way to recognize her many accomplishments during the 12 years of her deanship. The scholarship fulfilled one of Mobley’s goals as dean—to recognize top student workers in the Libraries. The first scholarship was awarded in 2007. This year, one $2,500 scholarship is available.

The Dr. Albert Viton Scholarship
In 2006, Dr. Albert Viton, author and retired economist, endowed a scholarship to be awarded
annually to a student employee from the Purdue University Press or the Libraries. His desire is that this scholarship will make a significant impact on students’ lives and education while at Purdue. Viton became associated with the Press with the publication of his book, The International Sugar Agreements: Promise and Reality in 2004. The first scholarship was awarded in 2007. This year, one $2,500 scholarship is available.

Important Information
All student staff members should receive e-mail notification about this opportunity, but please make sure they are aware of these awards and scholarships, and of the February 1 deadline. Supervisors, please be aware of your part of the application process and the deadline of February 15, 2019. Students will not be considered without your recommendations as part of the application process.

The URL for the information and applications is:
Remind your senior-year student staff members that they are eligible for the PULSE award if they meet the other criteria posted on the website.

Committee members include Anna Subramaniam, Elizabeth Moore, Robin Meher, Emily Branson, JJ Sadler, Carole Tolley, and Robert Freeman.

For more information, contact Anna Subramaniam at or 49-66202.

Faculty Presentations, Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments – Dec/Jan 18-19

Wei Zakharov is a member of Purdue Libraries faculty.

Wei Zakharov is a member of Purdue Libraries faculty. She recently presented her research about news literacy integration into STEM.

Purdue Libraries faculty are indicated in bold.

Dearborn, Carly (2018) Digital Preservation Metadata for Practitioners: Implementing PREMIS. The American Archivist: Fall/Winter 2018, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 533-537.

Dearborn, C. (2018) Archives and Data Management: The Purdue Story. Research Library Issues: No. 296, pp. 33–36.

Levesque-Bristol, C., Maybee, Clarence, Carleton Parker, L., Zywicki, C., Connor, C. & Flierl, M. (2019). Shifting Culture: Professional Development through Academic Course Transformation. Change: The Magazine of Higher Education Learning, 51(1), 35-41.

Pascuzzi, Pete E., and Megan R. Sapp Nelson. 2018. “Integrating Data Science Tools into a Graduate Level Data Management Course.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 7(3): e1152.

Phillips, Margaret, Fosmire, Michael, Turner, L., Petersheim, K., & Lu, J. (2019). Comparing the information needs and experiences of undergraduate students and practicing engineers. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(1), pp 39-49.

Phillips, M., & Zwicky, David (2018). Information literacy in engineering technology education: A case study. Journal of Engineering Technology 35(2), pp. 48-57.

Kendall Roark (Assistant Professor Libraries) and Marlo David (Director of African American Studies) were awarded funding to support a joint CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for African American and Critical Data Studies (2019-2021).

Harrigan A., Vashistha S., Farnel S., Roark, K. (2018). Participatory Prototype Design: Developing a Sustainable Metadata Curation Workflow for Maternal Child Health Research. IJDC, 13(1): 248-270. 

Whitman, M., Hsiang, C. Y., & Roark, K. (2018). Potential for participatory big data ethics and algorithm design: a scoping mapping review. In Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Situated Actions, Workshops and Tutorial-Volume 2 (p. 5). ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3210604.3210644

Zakharov, Wei., Fosmire, M., & Li, H. (2019, January). Managing and evaluating scientific news and spotting fake news: A case study of news literacy integration into STEM. Presented at 2019 Indiana STEM Education Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana.