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Nixon, Judith M.



  • Existence: June 14, 1945 -

Biographical Information

Judith Nixon received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Valparaiso University in 1967. After receiving her degree, she spent two years in the Peace Corps teaching in the Kingdom of Tonga. She then went on to earn her Masters in Library Science from the University of Iowa in 1974.

Nixon started her career as a reference librarian at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in 1974, before moving on to her work in the University setting. Before she joined the library faculty at Purdue in 1984, Nixon worked in the library systems at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville and at the University of Arizona. During her tenure at Purdue, she has worked in several of the university's library research areas, including: Consumer and Family Sciences; Management and Economics; and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education. Since 2009, she has served as the university's Education Librarian, and has earned the rank of Professor of Library Science.

In addition to her role as a librarian and educator, Nixon has also authored and co-authored many articles and books. Her research focuses on database management, the evaluation of library science journals, and patron-driven acquisitions (PDA). Nixon is a member of the American Library Association and the Business Reference and Services division of the Services Association. For her dedicated work in the Purdue Libraries, Nixon was awarded the John H. Moriarty Award for Excellence in Library Service to the Faculty and Students of Purdue University in 1989. She also received the Gale Research Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship in 1994 from the American Library Association.


Nixon, Judith M. Curriculum Vitae.

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Purdue University Libraries records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 30
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Libraries records document, the history, administration and activities of the Purdue University Libraries.  Types of materials include: annual reports, brochures, ephemera, minutes, miscellaneous materials, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs, publications, records, surveys, and training manuals.  The original order of the records was maintained in most cases.  Some boxes may include cross-departmental documents, and confidential items have been removed and housed in a...
Dates: circa 1800s - 2000s; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2004