Arts & Humanities
WHAT WE DO:
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.
Artists' books are books created as original works of art that push the boundaries of the traditional book form.