Our Awards

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Welcome to the home of Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies’ awards and named professorships.

The endowments listed here were made possible by the generous support of friends and donors who support our mission of providing the highest quality data and information literacy education to students, while ensuring that all members of the Purdue community have access to the scholarly information resources necessary to further their education, research, and careers. Endowed funds serve as a permanent financial resource that will consistently produce income for a designated purpose.

We invite you to explore the inspiring stories behind each endowed fund, to learn more about our exceptional donors, and to see the impact of their giving.

If you feel inspired by the generosity of our donors, make a giant leap! Consider adding your own voice to our story through a gift of your own. Preservation, access, research, faculty and staff support, and unrestricted use are just a few ways endowments benefit Purdue Libraries. More information can be found here, or by emailing our chief development officer, Sarah Rysell, at