Faculty & Staff

The faculty at the School is devoted to student learning and supportive of engagement in Library and Information Science professional activities.

Professors are involved in many interdisciplinary projects and partnerships, which include the Virtual Writing University, the UI Center for the Book, the Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics, and the UI Libraries.

Research Profiles


Barrett, Timothy

Professor
Director, Center for the Book
History, technique, and science of papermaking; permanence of paper records.

The Center for the Book
216 North Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52240-1420

319-621-2493

Blinkinsop, Cindy

Adjunct Faculty
21st century learning, 21st century libraries.

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420


Boyles, Christina

Postdoctoral Scholar
Text analysis, digital storytelling, instructional design, and multicultural American literature.

School of Library and Information Science
3078 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420


Campbell, Beth

Adjunct Faculty
School libraries, children's literature, library programming, multi-media tools, communication, children's authors/illustrators, social media, storytelling, critical thinking and content creation.

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

563-508-0260

Culshaw, John

Adjunct Faculty
Administration, college and university libraries.

Library Administration
5038 Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5867
David Eichmann

Eichmann, David

Associate Professor
Director, School of Library and Information Science

School of Library and Information Science
3086 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA  52242-1420

319-335-5715
Jim Elmborg

Elmborg, Jim

Professor
Critical information literacy, college and university libraries, digital libraries, media development, digital humanities, school libraries.

School of Library and Information Science
3070 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5717

Geers, Dianna

Adjunct Faculty
Adolescent literacy, literature, and resources; adolescents as digital content creators, 21st century literacy, diversity.
School of LIbrary and Information Science

3087 LIB
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Sid Huttner

Huttner, Sid

Adjunct Faculty
History of 19th century American trade bookbinding, bibliography, city and other directories, and special collections management.

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5921
Nancy Kraft

Kraft, Nancy

Adjunct Faculty
Cultural heritage emergency response.

Preservation & Conservation Dept.
The University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242

319-335-5286

Lechtenberg, Kate

Adjunct Faculty
Adolescent literacy, new literacies, disciplinary literacies, intellectual freedom, collection development, critical literacy, pedagogy.

Department of Education
N231 Lindquist Center
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

515-664-5373

Leonard, Julie

Associate Professor
Kolarik Bindery Supervisor
Contemporary artist's books; history of bookbinding.

The Center for the Book
216 North Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420


Logsden, Kara

Adjunct Faculty
Public library management, leadership, outreach, programming, public relations & marketing, community engagement, strategic planning, reader's advisory.

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5707

Mattock, Lindsay

Assistant Professor
Archival management, preservation, and use of visual media; archival theory and practice; audiovisual archives; digital preservation and curation; community archives and record-keeping practices; and media and technological literacy.

School of Library and Information Science
3072 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5712

Pierce, Jennifer Burek

Associate Professor
Print culture and book history, including e-books; publishing, particularly marketing and promotion of books; literature and non-fiction materials for young readers; and community engagement and service learning.

School of Library and Information Science
3076 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420


Silva, Erin

Adjunct Faculty
Children's books, programming.

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420


Snider, Jacqueline

Adjunct Faculty
Special and corporate libraries; company archives; knowledge management; taxonomies; integrated library systems.

School of Library and Information Science
3074 Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5707

Stewart, Duncan

Adjunct Faculty
Special collections cataloging including rare books, artists' books, manuscripts, and ephemera.

Cataloging-Metadata
5020 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5884

Stuart, Shana

Adjunct Faculty
Carnegie libraries, public libraries, libraries as place and space, Iowa library history.

School of Library and Information Science
3078 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5707

Vamanu, Iulian

Assistant Professor
Knowledge organization, cultural heritage informatics, information behavior, information ethics.

School of Library and Information Science
3068 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5714

Staff Profiles


Carol Ives

Program Coordinator

After seven years with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics (IGPI), Carol joined the SLIS team in January of 2013. Carol holds a BA in Business Administration and brings over 25 years of operations, project management, and administrative experience to the SLIS department. In her time away from work Carol loves to garden and is an avid apiarist.

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5709
Chris Kolarik

Chris Kolarik

Teacher Librarian Coordinator

Chris was an elementary school principal for 25 years in the Iowa City Community School District. Prior to becoming an administrator, she was a teacher in the ICCSD, teaching in every grade, K-6. Chris received her BA in Elementary Education and her MA in Elementary Administration from the University of Iowa. She recently retired from the Iowa City Community School District before joining the SLIS staff.

School of Library and Information Science
3067 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5708

Vicki MacLeod

Secretary III

Vicki has been employed with SLIS since 2008 and has previous experience in various university departments. She has a diploma in Photography for Visual Communication from the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis and a management certificate from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. In another venue, she is promoting the planting of Asclepias (Milkweed) in every possible place to help save the Monarch butterflies. A portion of her yard is certified as a Monarch Waystation for the migrating butterflies and encourages others to become familiar with the program which is hosted by the University of Kansas.

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

319-335-5707