Ilana Stonebraker joined IU Libraries as Head of Business/SPEA Information Commons and Associate Librarian in 2020. In her role at IU, Ilana serves as the primary contact and library liaison to faculty, students, and staff of the Kelley School of Business and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) with a staff who provide core services such as instruction, reference, circulation, and reserves. She also serves as the subject specialist for Economics.
She has published fourteen peer reviewed scholarly journal articles, three book chapters, six conference papers, and presented at over 35 major conferences. Ilana was recognized by the ALA Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT) as an author of one of the Top Twenty Library Instruction Articles of 2017 and 2016. Recent work includes "Undergraduate students' experiences of using information at the career fair: A phenomenographic study conducted by the libraries and career center" (2019) and "Realizing critical business information literacy: Opportunities, definitions, and best practices" (2018).
Her work has been recognized through several awards. In 2015, she won the Purdue Libraries’ Excellence in Teaching Award and the Provost’s Teaching for Tomorrow faculty award, which recognizes faculty with promising futures in teaching. In 2017, she was listed as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. Ilana Stonebraker currently serves as Chair of RUSA BRASS (the business librarian section of the American Library Association).
Ilana came from Purdue University Libraries where she was Associate Professor and Business Information Specialist in the Parrish Library of Management & Economics for seven years. Prior to that, she was Reference Assistant at the Clark Library for Maps, Government Documents, and Data Services and Circulation Supervisor for the Kresge Business Administration Library at the University of Michigan. She holds a MSI, with a specialization in Library and Information Services, Preservation of Information, from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s in History from the University of Washington.