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As the Outreach and Public Services Archivist for University Archives and Records Management, Carrie Schwier oversees the department’s public services and outreach initiatives such as exhibits and social media. She also works with faculty to integrate the Archives’ rich collection of primary source materials into course assignments, enabling IU students to literally touch history as part of their learning experiences.
Carrie presents and writes on primary source literacy, library and archives outreach initiatives, and University history; notable recent publications include the forthcoming book Indiana University Bloomington: America’s Legacy Campus (J. Terry Clapacs, with Dina Kellams and Carrie Schwier, Indiana University Press). She also participated in an Information Literacy Course Grant in spring 2016 to redesign English W350, Advanced Expository Writing, in order to integrate information literacy throughout the academic term. Carrie is active professionally as part of the Midwest Archives Conference, and was elected to the Board of Directors for the Society of Indiana Archivists in 2015.
She holds a Master of Library Science with a specialization in Archives & Records Management, and her Master of Arts in Art History from Indiana University Bloomington; Carrie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Hanover College.