During the 2019 One Book Higher celebration event held March 26, faculty, staff, and students were presented with a variety of awards that honored their contributions to the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Purdue University during previous academic year. A list of the awards and award winners are below.
The Albert Viton Scholarship and the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship are merit-based scholarships that have been made possible by two generous donors. The amount of each of these scholarships this year is $2,500. The Albert Viton Scholarship was created to recognize students who work in the Purdue University Press.
Pictured, left to right: Anna Subramaniam, chair of the Scholarship Committee; Sarah Merryman, winner of the Albert Viton Scholarship; and Tatum Theaman, winner of the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship.
The PULSE Award was created by the Circulation Reserve Team to recognize student employees of the Libraries and School of Information Studies. Through fundraising and with special support from Judy and Michael Humnicky, an endowment was raised to support the annual award. Pictured, left to right: Anna Subramaniam, chair of the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Scholarship Committee, and Purdue University Libraries Student Excellence (PULSE) Award winners Olivia Crouse, Brenae Newhard, and Nicole Szumigalski.
The Amelia Earhart Scholarships are funded by an outside donor and administered through the Division of Financial Aid. Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is represented on the Earhart Scholarship Committee in recognition of the Earhart Collection housed in the Purdue Archives and Special Collections.
Pictured (L to R): Hannah Melchiorre and Caroline Kren were named winners of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship. (Also named were Amanda Heltzel and Makayla Schannen, who could not attend the ceremony.)
Pictured are Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor Scott Brandt and Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor Nastasha Johnson, who was recognized with the 2019 John H. Moriarty Award for Excellence in Library Service.
The Moriarty Award honors a Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies faculty member, and it was named in honor of John H. Moriarty, who led the Purdue Libraries from 1944 to 1970. Funding for the award is from the Richard L. Funkhouser Libraries Endowment.
Pictured, left to right, are: Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor Scott Brandt, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor Michael Flierl, Associate Professor Clarence Maybee, and Instructional Designer Rachel Fundator. Flierl, Maybee, and Fundator were honored with the fifth annual Purdue Libraries Research Award for their innovative article, “Information Literacy Supporting Student Motivation and Performance: Course-Level Analyses.”
This research has been featured at two international conferences, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2018 Annual Conference held in Bergen, Norway, as well as the 2018 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Conference in Chania, Greece.
Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Research Archivist Stephanie Schmitz was recognized with the Dean’s Individual Award for Significant Advancement of a Libraries Strategic Initiative. She is pictured here with Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor Scott Brandt.
Pictured are Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor Scott Brandt and Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor Pete Pascuzzi, who was recognized with the ninth annual Purdue University Libraries Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor Scott Brandt and Anna Subramaniam, administrator for library enterprise applications are pictured here. Subramaniam, and her fellow EZProxy Configuration File Clean-Up Team members Dean Lingley, Sue Long, Jill Stair, and April Maybee (not pictured) were recognized with the Dean’s Team Award.
Katherine Purple (left) and Bryan Shaffer (not pictured) received the Dean’s Team Award for their service as co-interim directors of the Purdue University Press before current Purdue Press Director Justin Race was named late last year. (Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor Scott Brandt is on the left in the photo.)
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Associate Professor Clarence Maybee was recognized with the Dean’s Individual Award for Sustained and/or Outstanding Contribution to Libraries. He is pictured here with Interim Associate Dean for Research and Professor Scott Brandt.
Rachel Fundator, instructional designer (on the left, pictured here with Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Interim Associate Dean Scott Brandt), received the Dagnese Award for Excellence in Service. This year, Melissa Waterworth (not pictured) also received the award.
The award is given annually with support from the Joseph M. Dagnese Memorial Fund. Mr. Dagnese led the Purdue Libraries from 1972 to 1989.
Poster Session Award Winners
This year, the winning poster sessions included:
- Most Innovative Idea
“Technical Standards in Business Education” by Heather Howard and Margaret Phillips;
- Most Scholarly
“Rough Cilicia Archeological Survey in PURR (and elsewhere)” by Standa Pejša;
- Best Furthers the Strategic Plan
“You Can’t Do Data Science without Data” by Sandi Caldrone;
- Most Interactive, Made me LOL, Most Creative, Viewer’s Choice, and AD’s Choice
“The History of LCSSAC” by Sandy Galloway, Dianna Deputy, Angela Ewing, Dan Rotello, Jacinda Laymon, and Audrey Grisham.