Jun 19, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 

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University Libraries

Dean: Patrick José Dawson
Associate Dean: Rosanne Cordell
Associate Dean: Chalermsee Olson
Assistant Dean: T. J. Lusher


Meredith Ayers, assistant professor, M.S., Northern Illinois University, M.L.S., Kent State University
William Baker, Presidential Research Professor, M.L.S., Loughborough University, M.Phil. & Ph.D., University of London
Jana Brubaker, associate professor, M.L.S., Indiana University, M.A., Northern Illinois University
Rosanne Cordell, associate professor, M.L.S., Indiana University, M.S., Indiana University South Bend
Elizabeth Cribbs, assistant professor, M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Patrick José Dawson, professor, M.A., University of New Mexico, M.L.S., University of Arizona
Michael J. Duffy IV, associate professor, M.L.I.S., Dominican University, M.M., Northwestern University 
Wayne E. Finley, assistant professor, M.L.I.S., University of Illinois, M.B.A., Western Illinois University, Quad Cities
Karen Hovde, associate professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, M.A., Western Washington 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
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
Cason Snow, associate professor, M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.A., Northern Illinois University 
Lynne M. Thomas, associate professor, M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois, M.A., Northern Illinois University
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 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

College of Law

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International Programs

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