As Public Services Librarian in the Lilly Library, Isabel Planton coordinates reference services for the Lilly Library, including email, in-person, and telephone reference, as well as serving as Reading Room Coordinator and supervising student employees. She also provides special collections instruction to diverse audiences, mainly undergraduate and graduate students.
Isabel recently presented a panel on “Mapping the Way through Special Collections” (with Erika Jenns and Theresa Quill) at the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Preconference, and spoke at an Indiana University Lifelong Learning session on “Kurt Vonnegut: Hoosier Radical, American Dreamer” (with Rebecca Baumann and Bill Elliott). Her research interests include historical maps and atlases, as well as the Lilly Library’s literary archives.
Prior to assuming her current position, Isabel served the Lilly Library as Instructional Associate/Reading Room Coordinator and Reference/Technical Associate. She received her MLS from Indiana University in 2008, and her BA in English Literature from Ohio University in 2006.