Kate Pittsley-Sousa

 
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Kate Pittsley-Sousa
Contact:
EMU Library, Halle 100-E
734-487-2508
kate.pittsley@emich.edu
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

  • Lead the EMU Library Textbook Affordability Initiative


  • 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 Coordinator of the EMU Library Textbook Affordability Initiative.

    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-Sousa, K. (2018). Expanding options--promoting the adoption of reasonably priced texts that are also available as library e-books, Against the Grain, 30(5).

    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


    Grants
    Pittsley, K. & Jones, W. (2019) Timely Assistance: A Collaboration between Campus Librarians and Instructional Designers on a Textbook Affordability Initiative, Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Stevens, R., Pettiway, K. & Pittsley-Sousa, K. (2018). How much Difference Does Free Make? Exploring the Effects of Free Course Readings in Communications Courses, Brickley Endowment Award.

    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.

My Guides

A - Z Statistics
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Education
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Government Information
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Special Education
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Textbook Alternatives
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