Category Archives: STEM Education

Faculty and Staff Presentations, Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments – June/July 2019


Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Faculty Awarded Nearly $250K IMLS Grant

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 will collaborate on the project with university classroom instructors to develop disciplinary-based, information literacy curricula.

The results of the project, “Academic Librarian Curriculum Developers: Building Capacity to Integrate Information Literacy across the University,” will be shared with academic library professionals, administrators, and information literacy thought leaders across the nation. Project team leaders include: Clarence Maybee, project lead, Purdue; Michael Flierl, co-project lead, Purdue; Maribeth Slebodnik, co-project lead, University of Arizona; and Catherine Fraser Riehle, co-project lead, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Read more…

Purdue Research Team Among First Class of Fellows for Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE)

Purdue Research Team Among First Class of Fellows for Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE)A team of Purdue University researchers is among the seven fellowship teams selected for the first class of the Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE) Fellows.

These 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.

Purdue University members of the first class of CADRE Fellows, L to R: Michael Witt, Loran Carleton Parker, and Ann Bessenbacher

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 photo), 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.

Read more…


Amy Childress and JJ Sadler presented “Collaborating across Campus to Develop a New Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program” and “Creating an Undergraduate Research Society to Support and Connect with Prospective and Current Researchers” at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Undergraduate Research Programs Division Conference, June 27-29, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Heather Howard presented the lightning talk for her research “Technical Standards Literacy in Management Education” (with co-author Margaret Phillips) at the Midwest Business Librarian Summit, July 24, 2019, Purdue University.

Beth McNeil presented the keynote address at the Midwest Business Librarian Summit, July 24, 2019, Purdue University.

Megan Sapp Nelson and Ningning (Nicole) Kong (2019). Capturing their “First” Dataset: A graduate course to walk PhD students through the curation of their dissertation data. Presented at IASSIST 2019 conference, Sydney, Australia. Available at:

Margaret Phillips co-taught the short course, “Professional Development and Life-Long Information Strategies for Engineering Research” to mechanical engineering graduate students, July 15-19, Pusan National University in Korea.

Ilana Stonebraker presented “Librarians Do That? Three Applications of Business Information Literacy Outside of the Library” at the Midwest Business Librarian Summit, July 24, 2019, Purdue University.

Publications and Media

Trevor Burrows, Robert S. Freeman, Erla P. Heyns, and Jean-Pierre V. M. Hérubel.
“Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Bibliographies and Collections: The View from a STEM University.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy, vol. 19, no. 3, 2019, pp. 511-533.

Dick Kawooya, Donna Ferullo, and Tomas Lipinski. (2019). Library and Information Science Curriculum in a Changing Professional Landscape: The Case of Copyright Education in the United States. Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship, 3(2), 1-43.