Kate Pittsley-Sousa

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EMU Library, Halle 100-E

Kate isn't regularly scheduled at the library during July and August, but you can still reach her via email.

During Summer 2 there will be a librarian on call at Halle Library Mondays thru Wednesdays 10-5, and Thursdays 10-3. Ask at the Information Desk, or call 487-2445 and ask for the librarian on call.
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

Jul 17, 2018 605
Jul 17, 2018 1595
Jul 17, 2018 3563
Jul 17, 2018 472
Jul 17, 2018 28
Jul 17, 2018 193
Jul 17, 2018 1906
Jun 18, 2018 104
Jul 16, 2018 1469
Jul 5, 2018 202
Jul 17, 2018 213
Jul 17, 2018 11
Jul 17, 2018 735
Jul 17, 2018 478
Jul 5, 2018 259
Jul 21, 2018 2496
Jul 21, 2018 308

My Subject Specialties