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Kate Pittsley-Sousa

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Kate Pittsley-Sousa
EMU Library, Halle 100-E
What I do

  • Teach students how to find information

  • Select Education resources for the EMU Library

  • Develop research aids for EMU students

  • Help faculty obtain resources to support their teaching and research

  • Background
    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.

    Selected Publications
    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. preprint version

    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.

My Guides

Oct 20, 2016 134
Oct 21, 2016 913
Oct 21, 2016 5498
Oct 21, 2016 579
Oct 20, 2016 1999
Dec 8, 2015 106
Oct 19, 2016 44
Oct 21, 2016 693
Jul 19, 2016 182
Oct 4, 2016 166
Oct 19, 2016 685
Oct 20, 2016 466
Oct 20, 2016 146
Oct 21, 2016 270
Oct 14, 2016 337
Oct 20, 2016 2060

My Subject Specialties