Kate Pittsley-Sousa

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

During July & August I'm at the EMU library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
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 18, 2017 1180
Jul 18, 2017 1214
Jul 11, 2017 2883
Jul 6, 2017 458
Jul 18, 2017 1122
Jun 23, 2017 494
Dec 1, 2016 220
Mar 24, 2017 169
Jul 11, 2017 133
Jul 11, 2017 18
Jul 11, 2017 461
Jul 11, 2017 111
Jun 20, 2017 214
Jul 19, 2017 1345

My Subject Specialties