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. (2008). Academic library support for supply chain management, The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 13(4), 451-472. preprint version
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. (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.