Suzanne (Sue) Ward holds degrees from UCLA, the University of Michigan, and Memphis State University. She has worked at the Purdue University Libraries since 1987, where her current position is Head, Collection Management. Professional interests include patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) and print retention issues. She has published two books and over 25 articles on various aspects of librarianship. Her book Guide to Implementing and Managing Patron-Driven Acquisitions was published by the American Library Association in 2012. ALA also published Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection in January 2015.