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About Karen Schmidt

Welcome! I am pleased to serve as University Librarian and University Copyright Officer at Illinois Wesleyan University Ames Library. Prior to coming to IWU in August, 2007, I worked for many years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mainly in the areas of collection development and library acquisitions, and also taught at the Graduate School of Library & Information Science. My research interests embrace collection development, including print and digital collections; library history; service learning and libraries; and the use of emerging technology in teaching and learning.



Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • American Library Association ALCTS Acquisitions Librarian of the Year, 2001
  • YWCA Women of Disctinction Award in Professions, Bloomington, Illinois
  • CIC (Big 10) Academic Fellow, 1998
  • Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory Research Award, 1994
  • Best of LRTS Award for peer-reviewed article, 1992

Contact Information

Illinois Wesleyan University
201A Ames Library
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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Collection Development (4)

Library Acquisitions (2)

Library History (2)

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