Arts & Humanities

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Arts and Humanities Librarians select library materials, provide specialized reference services, offer both group and individualized instruction, and serve as liaisons to arts and humanities departments whose collections are housed in the Herman B Wells Library.

Build the Library’s collections – We are responsible for selecting library materials for 14 major research areas in the arts and humanities, and film. 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 – we are available to meet with you for in-depth reference and research consultations. You may contact us 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. See the list of Course Guides for examples of resources for course-specific library instruction.


  • Folklore Collection

    The IU Folklore Collection is the largest, most comprehensive library collection devoted to this subject in the world.

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Staff Directory

Art, Architecture and Design Librarian
Assistant Librarian
(812) 855-5743
Librarian for Media Studies, Gender Studies, & Philosophy
Assistant Librarian
(812) 855-8065
Librarian for English & American Literature, Comparative Literature, and Theatre & Drama
(812) 855-1891
Multicultural Outreach Librarian; Head of NMBCC Library
and Collection Manager for African American and African Diaspora Studies
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-4369
Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, and Sociology
(812) 855-1550
Head, Arts & Humanities
Associate Librarian
Librarian for Germanic Studies, French & Italian, History & Philosophy of Science, Classical Studies, and Linguistics
(812) 855-1702
Head, Media Services
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1650

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