Interim Dean: Chalermsee Olson
Associate Dean: Rosanne Cordell
Associate Dean: T. J. Lusher
Meredith Ayers, assistant professor, M.S., Northern Illinois University, M.L.S., Kent State University
Jana Brubaker, associate professor, M.L.S., Indiana University, M.A., Northern Illinois University
Mary Burns, assistant professor, M.A., Case Western Reserve University, M.L.S., Kent State University
Rosanne Cordell, associate professor, M.L.S., Indiana University, M.S., Indiana University South Bend
Wayne E. Finley, associate professor, M.L.I.S., University of Illinois, M.B.A., Western Illinois University, Quad Cities
Larissa García, associate professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, M.A.L.S., Dominican University
Karen Hovde, associate professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, M.A., Western Washington University
Rachel Hradecky, professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, M.A.L.S., Dominican University
Wendell Johnson, associate professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, Ph.D. & M.A., Rice University
Ladislava Khailova, associate professor, M.A., Charles University, Czech Republic, M.L.I.S. and Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Kathleen M. Ladell, assistant professor, M.A., & M.L.S., Indiana University
David F. Lonergan, professor, M.A., Western Washington University, M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
T. J. Lusher, associate professor, M.L.I.S., University of Iowa, M.A., Iowa State University, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
Beth McGowan, assistant professor, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin
Sarah McHone-Chase, associate professor, M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois, M.A., Illinois State University
James Millhorn, associate professor, M.A.L.S., University of Iowa, M.A., University of Oklahoma
Chalermsee Olson, associate professor, M.L.S., Northern Illinois University, M.A., University of Pittsburgh
Nestor L. Osorio, professor, M.A. & M.L.S., State University of New York, Geneseo
Junlin Pan, professor, M.A.L.S. & Ph.D., University of Arizona, M.S., Southwest Missouri State University
Hao Phan, assistant professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles
Robert B. Marks Ridinger, professor, M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh, M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Matthew Short, assistant professor, C.A.S.D.L., University of Illinois, M.L.I.S., University of Illinois
Lynne M. Thomas, associate professor, M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois, M.A., Northern Illinois University
Abbey E. Thompson, assistant professor, M.A., & M.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leanne VandeCreek, associate professor, M.S.L.S., Catholic University, M.S.W. Fordham University, Tarrytown
The Northern Illinois University Libraries system consists of Founders Memorial Library, Faraday Library, and the Music Library. The University Libraries contain over 2 million physical and electronic volumes as well as periodicals, government publications, microforms, maps, recordings, audiovisual materials, electronic databases, and over 26,000 electronic journals.
NIU Libraries are participants in the I-Share System, a network involving 80 academic institutions throughout Illinois. Access is via the World Wide Web and allows users to immediately determine which of the 80 libraries own desired research materials. Materials not owned by NIU can be obtained quickly from other I-Share member libraries.
Founders Memorial Library, the main library, has six levels with 327,000 square feet of space and seating capacity for 1600 students. The first floor houses key library services including the circulation desk, the reference desk, services to students with disabilities, library instruction, document delivery services, the reserves collection, periodicals collection, media collection, and the Scholars’ Den. Microforms, the map collection, and government publications are located on the second floor; the Digital Convergence Lab and the Reading Assistance Center are housed on the third floor; and the Regional History Center/University Archives, Rare Books and Special collections and the Southeast Asia collection are on the fourth floor. The upper three floors house circulating books.
Faraday Library serves faculty and students in the disciplines of chemistry and physics. Similarly, the Music Library serves the music curriculum. Regular, interim, and holiday hours are posted near the entrance to each library and on the libraries’ web site at http://www.ulib.niu.edu.
NIU libraries provide a variety of guides to collections and services. These materials are available online at http://www.ulib.niu.edu. Instruction in the use of the library is given to classes by librarians as part of the University Libraries library instruction program. Library instruction covers both basic library orientation and, for upper-level classes, in-depth instruction related to materials in particular subject areas. A for-credit library research class, UNIV 105, is also offered.
Regional History Center and University Archives
Cindy S. Ditzler, director, M.A., Western Illinois University
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