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To support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery. As area studies specialists, we strive to make specialized, individual connections between researchers, students, and library collections and services.


Marion Frank-Wilson (Department Chair), Librarian for African, India, Global, and European Studies
Luis A. González, Librarian for Latin American & Caribbean, Spanish & Portuguese, Latino, and Chicano Riqueño Studies
Wookjin Cheun, Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies
Wen-ling Liu, Librarian for East Asian Studies and Tibetan Collection
Akram Khabibullaev, Librarian for Middle Eastern & Islamic and Central Eurasian Studies

Michael Gabe, Senior Collections Reference Assistant (to Cheun)s

Todd Ramlo, Senior Collections Reference Assistant (to Khabibullaev and Frank-Wilson)

Build the Library’s collections – We are responsible for selecting library materials on and about Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. We actively seek input from faculty and students. You are invited to recommend an item for purchase or contact the librarian responsible for your subject to discuss collections.

Provide reference and research consultation – Area Studies Librarians are available to meet with you for in-depth reference and research consultations. You may contact Subject and Area Studies librarians by e-mail, telephone, or visiting our offices and web pages.

Teach students how to do research – We provide library learning experiences tailored to specific IUB undergraduate and graduate courses. We work with instructors to gather relevant resources and introduce students to appropriate research methods. See the list of Class Web Pages for examples of resources for course-specific library instruction.

last updated: 10/29/2013