Faculty & Staff

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Frances W. Yates

Associate Librarian, Library Director
Hayes Hall, Room 151
(765) 973-8470


  • Specialist, Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 1991
  • M.L.S., Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 1981
  • B.A., Education, Purdue University Calumet, 1979

Current Research Interests

  • Creativity for Innovation and Change
  • Academic Outreach to K-12
  • Concierge Library Services

Selected Academic Librarian positions

  • Miami University, 2002-2008
  • University of Maryland, 1993-1995

Selected List of Grant Funding

  • Research Development: Creativity in the workplace
    Indiana University Libraries 2010
  • Course Enhancement Development (2)
    Indiana University East 2010
  • Service Learning: Connections Kits (Literacy bags)
    Indiana University East 2010, 2011
  • Girls Voices Book Club
    American Association of University Women 2008
    Miami University Partnership 2005, 2007, 2008
    American Library Association 2005
  • Let's Talk About It book discussion series
    American Library Association & NextBook 2005-2007
  • Ohanashi: Discovering Japan through Stories
    Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership 2006
    Info OH!: Information Literacy for Teacher Education
    IMLS pass-through funds through Kent State, OH 2006

Selected Presentations

  • The Library Living Room: Creating Learning Relationships
    American Library Association Annual Conference poster session June 2011
    Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference workshop March 2011
  • Pizzas and Partnerships: Know How to Go Early College program
    Indiana Campus Compact, Service Engagement Summit, March 2011
  • Service for Transitions and Transformations: Building Relationships for Service Learning across Campuses
    Indiana Campus Compact workshop Indianapolis, IN November 2010
  • Humor in the Library Workplace to Enhance Employee Performance
    Panel at annual conference 90 minutes for 200 attendees
    The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section panel program at American Library Association Annual conference Washington, DC June 2010
  • Purple Crayons, Random Dots, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches:Children’s Literature as Catalyst for Creativity and Change in the Workplace
    Grassroots Workshop and Poster session, American Library Association Annual conference Washington, DC June 2010

Selected Service to Campus

  • Elected Member, Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Appointed Faculty Representative, Indiana Campus Compact
  • Ex-officio member, Curriculum Committee
  • Ex-officio member, Graduate Council

Selected Service to Community

  • Board of Directors, Communities in Schools of Wayne County (2010-present)
  • Advisory Board member, Early College - Wayne County, Ivy Tech, IU East (2010-present)
  • Board of Directors, Miami University-Talwanda Schools Partnership Committee (2007-09)
  • Chair, Advisory Board, First Book (www.firstbook.org) Union County, IN (2004-09)
  • Creator and coordinator, Girls Voices Book Clubs (2003-08)
  • Grant and program coordinator, Let's Talk About It Jewish Literature discussion series (2005-07)


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