Skip to main content

About Cheryl B. Truesdell

Cheryl Truesdell is Dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Helmke Library and has achieved full rank. She has served in a leadership position in almost every department in the library, including Document Delivery Services, Technical Services, Government Documents, acting Head of Reference and Information Services, manager of the digital library program, as well as Associate Library Director and acting Library Director. Her expertise and professional interests include strategic planning, digital library collections, resource sharing, copyright law, U.S. government information services, and Open Access Scholarly Communication. She has been active in library organizations since 1980 serving in leadership roles in the American Library Association, Indiana Government Documents Organization (INDIGO, and the Indiana Library Federation. She has also been active in a number of Indiana University Libraries system-wide committees. She has published articles in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Indiana Libraries, and DTTP: Documents to the People, and has been a presenter at state, regional and national conferences. In her spare time, she indulges in her love for gardening, travel, and mystery novels.


Present Dean, Walter E. Helmke Library, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Curriculum Vitae

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Beta Phi Mu

Contact Information

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Walter E. Helmke Library
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805


Articles (10)

Conference Papers and Presentations (9)

Web sites (2)

Grants (3)