November 19, 2017

Purdue Librarians Contribute to 21st Century Grand Challenge Research

Purdue University recently announced the first findings from its Resilient Communities Research Team, one of five interdisciplinary research projects funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grand Challenge Exploratory Award. The team, which included scholars from the library and multiple academic departments, came together to explore how people’s physical and social networks influence the resilience of their communities during periods of disaster recovery. They also explored the important role that humanists, social scientists, and librarians can play in tackling 21st Century Grand Challenges.

Indiana Universities Plan New, Mixed Use Libraries

Purdue University trustees approved a plan for a new combined classroom and library building on July 19. It would replace an old power plant and outdated classroom space in three buildings, and consolidate the engineering and science libraries currently located in five different buildings. The $89 million project is part of a $397.3 million campus-wide, […]