Kate Pittsley-Sousa

Kate Pittsley-Sousa
Kate Pittsley-Sousa
EMU Library, Halle 100-E

I'll be at EMU only a few days during Summer I, but will read email.
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
    BA English Education - Michigan State University

    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

May 23, 2017 964
May 27, 2017 959
Apr 19, 2017 2581
Feb 28, 2017 448
May 27, 2017 828
Dec 8, 2015 34
Mar 24, 2017 56
May 23, 2017 369
Dec 1, 2016 179
Mar 24, 2017 158
Apr 26, 2017 106
May 26, 2017 121
May 26, 2017 15
May 23, 2017 341
May 23, 2017 213
May 22, 2017 108
Apr 19, 2017 178
May 23, 2017 1031

My Subject Specialties