Joseph D. Coates
2200 169th St, SULB 203F, Hammond, Indiana, 46383
Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology
Purdue University, West Lafayette, In. In Progress
Master of Science in Library Science
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pa.
Bachelor of General Studies with Honors
Indiana University Northwest, Gary, In.
Certificates and Microcredentials
Certificate in Inclusive Instruction for Equitable Learning
Association of College and University Educators, 2023
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
Purdue University Global, West Lafayette, In, 2021
Purdue University Northwest, Hammond and Westville, In
Reference Librarian Manger and University Archivist, September 2020-Present.
Supervises six professional staff in addition to temporary student employees and paid/unpaid interns.
Provides classroom instruction for faculty, students, and staff, highlighting various archival collections and/or procedures.
Manage initiatives for flipped classroom, ILS integration, outreach and OER projects.
Library Liaison for College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences.
Works with the reference team and faculty to create the embedded librarian program and creates ways to implement emerging technologies to best serve the university community.
Works with the Library Director to create strategic plans and goals for the University Library.
Supervises social media, communications, and marketing materials for the library.
Maintains all archive collections and special projects for university archives.
Works with Library Director to maintain $1million + library budget.
University Archivist, August 2014-August 2020.
Oversees the day-to-day activities of the Purdue Northwest Archives and Special Collections, which cover both the Hammond and Westville campuses.
Processes and managed all archival and manuscript collections, including appraisal, accessioning, deaccessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats and collecting areas.
Institutes realistic processing goals, keeping more product, less process in mind.
Preserves the history of the former Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central campuses.
Digitize specific collections for online access.
Expands partnerships with local archives, museums, and historical societies to assist local groups to preserve their history.
Supervises one full-time clerical staff in addition to temporary student employees and paid/unpaid interns.
Supervises independent study student in the history and communications department.
Created the PNW Special Collections.
Created the COVID19 Archives for the Calumet Region.
Established a Civil Rights Oral History project for the PNW Archives.
Calumet College of St Joseph, Whiting, In.
Reference Librarian and Archivist, December 2011-August 2014
Archivist, May 2007-December 2011
La Porte County Public Library, La Porte, In.
Circulation Clerk, November 2009- October 2011
Branch Manager, May 2007- March 2009
Indiana University Northwest, Gary, In.
Archive Work Study, September 2006-May 2007
Supplemental Instructor, Dr. James Lane, United States History, 2004-2007
Coates, Joseph D., Nowak, Danielle. (2021) "Creating a Bibliography in the Digital Age" MAC Newsletter, Vol 48, 4.
Coates, Joseph D. (2020) "Experiential Learning and Oral History," MAC Newsletter: Vol.48.2
Coates, Joseph D. (2019) "Digitizing and Hosting on the Cheap: Merging two University Archives into One," MAC Newsletter: Vol.47.2, No.185.
Coates, Joseph (2019) ""When Good Intentions Aren't Good Enough: Signs of Successful Archives", The Christian Librarian: Vol.62: Is. 2, Article 9.
Coates, J. D., & Pula , J. S. (Eds.).(2019). Purdue University North Central: The History of a Regional Campus. Valparaiso, In: Academic Consulting, Incorporated.
Society of Indiana Archivist, "Archivist, to Historian, to Artist. When consulting goes too far." April 2022.
Library Instruction Tennessee, "Engaging Faculty with Technology: Experiences from a small university library", with Ian Hughes, June 2021.
Society of Indiana Archivist, "One archivist, two locations, and three repositories." April 2021.
Chicago Area Archivist, Chicago Open Archives: The Unconference 2020, “Collaboration: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." October 2020.
Society of Indiana Archivist, “Collaborative Projects and Experiential Learning: PNC Book Project and Oral History project." October 2020.
West Virginia Library Association Summer Refresher, “Collaborative Projects and Experiential Learning: PNC Book Project and Oral History project." May 2020.
Kentucky Council on Archives, “Collaboration between a University Archives and a Historical Society: Establishing an Archives on a budget” May 2019.
Society of Indiana Archivist, “Archives from Scratch: Lessons in advocacy and strategies for building archives programs from the ground up.” with Lydia Spotts and Alan Rowe, May 2018.
Indiana Online Users Group, “Effectiveness of Social Media as a Marketing Tool”, with Sammie Chapman, MLIS, May 2017.
Society of Indiana Archivist, “Social Media and Archives” with Allison McClanahan and Noraleen Young, March 2017.
Indiana Library Federation State Conference, “Learning by Doing: Working in Preservation, Archives and Genealogy.” November 2014.
Indiana Library Federation, District 1, “Open Access Journals and Institutional Repositories.” with Johnathan Bull, May 2012.
Poster Presentations and Podcasts
American Association for the History of Nursing, "A Historical Analysis of the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Practice" September 2022, with Janet Davis, PhD.
American Association for the History of Medicine, " A Historical Analysis of the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Practice", April 2022, with Janet Davis, PhD.
Chicago Open Archives, Chicago Area Archivist, COA Podcast: Season 2, Episode 7, June 2020.
Faculty Research Day, Purdue University Northwest, “Provenance and Physicochemical Documentation of an Archival Indenture”, with Dr. Kathryn Rowberg, March 2017.
History 49200, Writing and Research in History, Fall 2018- Present, Purdue University Northwest
History/Communications 59000, Oral History, Co-Taught with Kathy Tobin and Tom Roach, Fall 2019, Purdue University Northwest
History 65100 History of Archives, Co-Taught with Wendy St Jean, Summer 2019, Purdue University Northwest
History of the Calumet Region, Calumet College of St Joseph, 2012
Proposal team member, Calumet Heritage Partnership, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation Grant, $25,000, The ACME Steel collection of archives (including employee documents, production records, photographs and slides, blueprints, photographs and ephemera) and artifacts (including signage, tools, clothing, plant models, and other items consequent to everyday life in a production facility) represents the “most significant single site collection to document the economic, environmental, technological, and social
life of industry in the Calumet region.”
Proposal team member, Naomi Anderson Core Committee, Michigan City Main Street Association, Indiana Humanities Grant to build a monument and create educational materials for Naomi Anderson, an African American suffragette from Michigan City 2020.
Proposal team member, Friends of Barker Civic Center, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana Historical Society, $11,600 Heritage Support Grant used to hire student interns, as well as purchase equipment needed to digitize the Barker Mansion archives. 2017.
University Service and Volunteer Work
Continuous Improvement Advisory Council, 2023-Present
MaPSAC, Professional Development and Newsletter Subcommittees, 2021-22, Vice Chair, 2022-23, Chair, 2023-Present
PRIDE Committee, 2022-Present
Founders Day Committee 2015-Present.
Co-Team Leader for Great Strides, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2003-Present
575 Committee, 2021-22
Celebrating Naomi Anderson Committee, Michigan City Main Street Association, 2020-22.
American Council on Education’s Internationalization Lab Steering Committee 2020-21
Hammond Reads, Inc, Secretary, 2015-21.
Strategic Planning Task Force 2019-20.
Veteran Initiative Coordinator, 2012-14.
Building Projects Committee, January 2013-August 2014.
Northwest Indiana Veteran Action Coalition Board Member, 2011-13.
Faculty Advisor for Student Government, 2011.
Black Student Union Advisor, 2011-12.
United States Civil Air Patrol Senior Leader, 2008-14.
Midwest Archive Conference, Program Committee, 2023-24
Chicago Area Archivist, Steering Committee, Vice Chair and Interest Groups, 2021- 23
Society of Indiana Archivist, Communications Committee, 2018-21
Indiana Online Users Group, Planning Committee, 2015-16