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last updated: 12/11/2013

Social Sciences






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



Who we are:


Nicholas Wyant

Librarian for Economics, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Global and West European Studies 


Lou Malcomb, Head of Social Sciences

Head, Government Information, Microforms and Maps and Librarian for the Geosciences


Gwen Pershing

Head of the Education Library


Christina Sheley

Head of the Business/SPEA Information Commons




What we do:


Social Sciences Librarians select library materials, provide specialized reference services, offer both group and individualized instruction, and serve as liaisons to social science departments whose collections are housed in the Herman B Wells Library, Education Library, and Business/SPEA Information Commons.


Build the Library’s collections – We are responsible for selecting library materials for 8 major research areas in the social sciences. 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 – we are available to meet with you for indepth reference and research consultations. You may contact us via e-mail, IM, telephone, or by 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 the instructor to gather relevant resources and introduce students to appropriate research methods.

Decision 1789-1976

The 2012 campaign for president is underway

Take a look at past campaigns through the art and imagination of political cartoonists

Presidential Campaigns:
A Cartoon History, 1789-1976

last updated: 12/11/2013