Academic Libraries, Forward Thinking, Active Learning for Student Success
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Mullins, recently retired Dean of Purdue University Libraries
James L. (Jim) Mullins has over 38 years of library experience. He has been at Purdue since 2004, prior to that he was with MIT Libraries as associate director for administration. Earlier, he held administrative/faculty positions at Indiana University and Villanova University.
Dean Mullins received BA and MALS degrees from the University of Iowa and the PhD from Indiana University.
Through publications and presentations, Dean Mullins has influenced and helped revise the practices and standards for university research libraries through national and international professional associations.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels named the WALC Reading Room the Mullins Reading Room in the new Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center 2017
Ratified as the Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science 2017
Awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in Information and Library Science in 2017 by the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Awarded the prestigious Hugh A. Atkinson Award from the American Library Association in 2016 in recognition of outstanding leadership and his many contributions to research libraries
Served in leadership roles within the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and the International Federation of Library Associations