Help faculty obtain resources to support their teaching and research
Kate has more than 20 years' experience as a librarian supporting faculty and students at EMU, MIT, and the University of Michigan. She has worked on Department of Education and National Science Digital Library grants related to helping K-12 teachers use internet resources. Kate has taught high school English and Foreign Language, as well as graduate courses for future librarians at the UM School of Information.
Kate researches problems related to expensive textbooks in higher education. She serves as the EMU Library's advocate for finding solutions to this problem.
Masters of Information and Library Studies (MILS) - University of Michigan 1988
BA English with teaching certificate - Michigan State University 1983
Kate enjoys working with EMU students and faculty.
Pittsley, K. & Memmott, S. (2012). Improving Independent Student Navigation of Complex Educational Web Sites: An Analysis of Two Navigation Design Changes in LibGuides, Information Technology and Libraries, 31(3), 36-51.
Pittsley, K. (2008). Academic library support for supply chain management, The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 13(4), 451-472.
Pittsley, K. (2014). Where to advertise: Media planning resources on the web, College and Research Libraries News, 75(2), 76 - 79, 100.
Pittsley, K. (2014) DemographicsNow Library Edition: Customized Local Market Research, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 19(4), 342-350, doi: 10.1080/08963568.2014.946364
Pittsley, K. (2014) Making a Dent in the Textbook Problem: Library E-Books for Course Readings: A Collaboration Between Department Faculty and the EMU Library, EMU Women in Philanthropy Grant..
Pittsley, K. (2013) Just Link to It! An Experiment in Providing Selected Course Readings as Library e-Books, e-Fellows Grant, Eastern Michigan University.
Pittsley, Kate. (2008). You Can Change the World: Meet Social Entrepreneurs Who Have, FRONTLINE/World Social Entrepreneurs Film Program Grant from the American Library Association and the Public Broadcasting System. Grant funded on August 6, 2008.
Pittsley, K. (2013). Resources for "Scholaristas": Advertising & Secondary Market Research on the Cheap. Supplementary materials for a presentation given at the American Academy of Advertising Conference, April 5, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM.
Pittsley, K. & Diamond W. (2008) Bull’s Eye! Targeting the Right Consumer with Market Research: A Bibliography of Resources. Prepared for 20th Anniversary BRASS Program, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 30, 2008. Anaheim, California.