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Diane J. Bever
Diane J. Bever,  MLS
Emeritus Librarian

Performance

Professional Libary Experience:

  • Indiana University Kokomo Library, Kokomo, Indiana, 1979 - present
    • Attained full faculty rank of Librarian July 1996
    • Reference and Information Services Librarian, January 2010 - present
    • Interim Dean of Library, July 2008 - June 2009
    • Head of Public Services, July 1994 - December 2009
    • Head of Reference Services, June 1979 - June 1994
    • Assistant Reference Librarian, Feb. - May 1979

Administrative Experience:

  • Served as Interim Dean of the Indiana University Kokomo Library
  • Served as library representative to various campus, university, and state level bodies
  • Strategic planning
  • Selection, supervision, scheduling, training, and evaluation of professional librarians, library clerical staff, and student assistants
  • Planning, management, supervision, and evaluation of library services
  • Planning, management, supervision, and evaluation of library public services units including reference, interlibrary loan, circulation, reserves, library instruction, government documents, Web page development, and archives
  • Plan and conduct meetings
  • Plan and conduct training activities for staff (professional, non-professional, and students)
  • Successful grant application and administration of grant
  • Participation in preparation of library goals and objectives including budget development and justification
  • Coordinate, develop, and evaluate library policies and procedures
  • Computation and compilation of library statistical reports
  • Disseminate Library information to students, faculty, staff, and other library users
  • Served as Director in the absence of the Library Director
  • Planned and coordinated move to new library building as well as two moves to new library space
  • Library facilities and equipment management

Fiscal Management:

  • Account manager for the IU Kokomo Library
  • Prepare budget requests
  • Supervision of clerical staff who are responsible for public services hourly payroll (student, clerical, and professional)
  • Prepare budget requests and justifications for public service units
  • Recommend pay increases for hourly staff
  • Development and administration of grant budget
  • Served as fund manager for collection development materials budgets

Program Development:

  • Plan, develop, and coordinate the Library Reference Services including the Computer Assisted Reference Services, Electronic Resources Services, the off-campus access to electronic resources, electronic delivery service, and One Service Desk concept which included training of student assistant for reference responsibilities
  • Assisted with the development of the IU Kokomo Library building program as well as remodeling of existing space
  • Participated in the development of the Indiana University Kokomo Honors Program
  • Served on the Steering Committee for the Health and Aging Program

Teaching and Curriculum Development:

  • Prepare and deliver information literacy/library instruction
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop instruction to meet student needs
  • Develop and/or revise library and course related instructional materials
  • Prepare and deliver faculty development workshops
  • Faculty evaluations of teaching activities reflect that instruction meets students needs and as a result of the instruction students will be better able to use library resources
  • Served as faculty for graduate coursework in Library and Information Science (including Library Practice Work) and independent study Education course

 

Updated: 3 November 2016

Last updated: 12/09/2016