As Scholarly Services Librarian, Nicholae Cline is an active member of the Reference Services and Media Services departments, as well as serving as collection manager for Media Studies, Gender Studies, and Philosophy. They oversee the Reference, Library Services, and Research Assistance desks in the Wells Library Scholars’ Commons and Learning Commons, which provide reference and research services to faculty, students, and other researchers and visitors.
Nicholae’s research interests include ethics and epistemology, critical theory, animal liberation, queerness and gender studies, feminism, critical race and ethnic studies (particularly indigenous history and identity), diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, activism and social justice, and film and media studies. Their recent presentations and publications include “I know it when I see it: Care and Feeding of Controversial Collections (with Erika Jenns and Leanne Nay) at the National Diversity in Libraries 2016 Conference, and “Kicking and Screaming: Engaging Librarians in the Digital Humanities (with Angela Courtney and Leanne Nay), forthcoming in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2017. Nicholae co-chairs the IU Libraries Diversity Committee and chairs the American Indian Library Association (AILA) Mentor Program Committee.
Before taking on their current position, Nicholae served the IU Libraries as Digital Research Librarian and Media Services Coordinator. They received their MLS (Digital Librarianship specialization) and BA in English literature (focus on creative writing and philosophy) from Indiana University.