To support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery. As area studies specialists, we strive to make specialized, individual connections between researchers, students, and library collections and services.
WHO WE ARE:
Wookjin Cheun, Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies
Mireille Djenno , Librarian for African Studies
Karen Stoll Farrell, Librarian for South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies
Luis A. González, Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean, Spanish and Portuguese, Chicano-Riqueño, Latino Studies, and European Studies
Akram Habibulla, Librarian for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Central Eurasian Studies
Charmaine Henriques, Librarian for International Studies and Global Studies
Wen-ling Liu, Librarian for East Asian and Tibetan Studies
Veronika Trotter, Senior Collections/Reference Assistant to Slavic, East European Studies, Central Eurasian Studies, and Middle East and Islamic Studies
Lino Mioni, Senior Collections/Reference Assistant to Latin American and Caribbean, Spanish and Portuguese, Chicano-Riqueño, Latino Studies, and European Studies
WHAT WE DO:
Build the Library’s collections – We are responsible for selecting library materials on and about Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. We actively seek input from faculty and students. You are invited to recommend an item for purchase or contact the librarian responsible for your subject to discuss collections.
Provide reference and research consultation – Area Studies Librarians are available to meet with you for in-depth reference and research consultations. You may contact Area Studies librarians by e-mail, telephone, or visiting our offices and web pages.
Teach students how to do research – We provide library learning experiences tailored to specific IUB undergraduate and graduate courses. We work with instructors to gather relevant resources and introduce students to appropriate research methods.
Up-to-date information on modified library services due to COVID-19.
Thanks to the Workshop of International and Area Studies Collections in the 21st Century (IASC21) held at Indiana University, Bloomington, November 8-9, 2018, we were able to welcome about thirty colleagues in Area Studies to the Bloomington campus. Among them, five colleagues took the tour to visit the East Asian Collection.
Take a look at the Tibetan Plateau, which is the tallest and largest plateau in the world, and is the home to the Tibetan people. Compare maps of the Tibetan Autonomous Region with the geographical size of their Plateau, and read about the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism, and the capital city of Lhasa.
East Asian Collection poster outlining the Japanese Imperial transition, as the Heisei era (1989-2019) comes to an end and the Crown Prince rises to the Chrysanthemum Throne to take his father's place.
The hundred-chapter novel, Xi you ji 西游记 (also known in English translations as Journey to the West, The Monkey King, etc.) is a fictional depiction of Xuanzang’s 玄奘 (596-664) pilgrimage in quest of sacred Buddhist scriptures in India in the 7th century.