During the Summer 2 semester Kate is scheduled at the library on Mondays and Thursdays.
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
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.
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. (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.