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Marilyn M. Irwin, Ph.D.

Marilyn Irwin
  • Emeritus Associate Professor, Library and Information Science

Contact

irwinmiupui [dot] edu

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Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1991

Biography

  • External Review Panel Chair for ALA Accreditation visit, 2012-2013.
  • External Review Panel Chair for ALA Accreditation visit, 2010-2011.
  • Schneider Family Book Award Jury, 2009-present; chair 2011-2012.
  • External Review Panel for ALA Accreditation visit, 2009.
  • Education Assembly, Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies representative, 2008-present
  • Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Vice President/President/Past President, 2005-2008.
  • Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Councilor, 2001-2004.
  • Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Board of Directors, member, 2001-2004, 2005-2008; Executive Committee, member, 2001-2004, 2005-2008.
  • Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies appointee to Hewlett Packard Library Technology Access Project (to put accessible workstations in American libraries), 2002.
  • Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Standards Committee; member, 1999-2001; chair, 2000-2001.

Selected Awards

  • Indiana University Trustee’s Teaching Award (TTA), 2011.
  • Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, ASCLA Service Award recipient, 2005.

Grants

  • 2007-2010 Institute for Museum and Library Services, Career Transitions Executive Leadership Program (co-director), ($730,275).
  • 2007-2010 Institute for Museum and Library Services, Shaping Outcomes (co-director),($749,346).
  • 2004-2007 Institute for Museum and Library Services, Preparation of Leaders in School Library Media (co-director), $607,341.
  • 2001-2005 Accessible Education-Related Information Technology (co-director), University of Illinois, Chicago, $30,000 per year.
  • 2002-2003 Online Accessible Information Technology Training, Southern Bell Communication, $20,000.
  • 2002-2003 Internet Curriculum for Librarians, Arc of Indiana, $12,000.
  • 1998-1999 Council for Educational Communication distance learning content provider grant (grant writer), $50,000. plus equipment and connectivity.
  • 1995-1996 Interactive Multimedia Project (co-director), Indiana Department of Education, Division of Special Education, $92,000.
  • 1993-1995 Disability Information Access Line for Indiana, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Aging and Rehabilitation Services, $40,000.
  • 1992-1995 Disability Information Access Line for Indiana, Indiana Department of Education, Division of Special Education, $43,000.
  • 1992 Disability Information Access Line for Indiana, Indiana Department of Education, Division of Special Education, $40,000.

Publications

  • Irwin, M., & Moeller, R. (2010). Seeing different: Portrayals of disability in young adult graphic novels. School Library Media Research, 13.
  • Irwin, M., & Gerke, J. (2004). Web-based information and prospective students with disabilities: A study of liberal arts colleges. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 27(4), 51-59.
  • Williams, T., Grimble, B., & Irwin, M. (2004). Teachers’ link to electronic resources: A case study of awareness, knowledge, and influence. School Library Media Research, 7.(http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/slmrb/slmrcontents/volume72004/williams.htm).
  • Hounshell, M., & Irwin, M. (2003). Accessible information technology. Proceedings of 10th Annual Syllabus Conference, San Jose, CA: Syllabus.
  • Ely, S., Hounshell, M., Irwin, M., Soto, S., & Janes, M. B. (2001). Reach them all: Adapting curriculum and instruction with assistive technology in inclusive classrooms. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
  • Irwin, M. et al. (1999). Guidelines for library services for people with mental retardation. Chicago: American Library Association.
  • Hounshell, M., Irwin, M., Ely, S., Soto, S., Janes, M. B., & Morrison, V. (1999). Reach them all: Adapting curriculum and instruction with technology in inclusive classrooms. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
  • Walling, L. L., & Irwin, M. M. (Eds.). (1995). Information services for people with developmental disabilities: A librarian’s handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Irwin, M. M. (1995). Education. In L. L. Walling & M. M. Irwin (Eds.), Information services for people with developmental disabilities: A librarian’s handbook, pp. 51-58. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Irwin, M. M. (1995). Living in the community. In L. L. Walling & M. M. Irwin (Eds.), Information services for people with developmental disabilities: A librarian’s handbook, pp. 75-82. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Irwin, M. M. (1995). Employment. In L. L. Walling & M. M. Irwin (Eds.), Information services for people with developmental disabilities: A librarian’s handbook, pp.111-118. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Irwin, M. (1991). Information and referral needs of parents of children with disabilities. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Presentations

  • 2011 “E-accessible Reader: The Integral Design and Standardization” (co-presenter), Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • 2011 “Electronic Portfolios for Program-Level Learning Outcomes Assessment” (co-presenter), Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • 2010 “What Do Graphic Novels Tell Youth about Disabilities?” (co-presenter), Library Research Seminar V, College Park, MD.
  • 2010 “ePort as Summative Measure in a Professional Program: When Agreeing on Outcomes Is Not Enough” (co-presenter), Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2007 “Section 508 and Libraries” American Library Association Conference, Washington, DC.
  • 2005 “2004 AASL/Highsmith Research Award Forum” (co-presenter), American Library Association Conference, Chicago
  • 2005 “Best Practices for Library Accessibility and Universal Design” (panelist), American Library Association, Chicago
  • 2003 “Accessible Information Technology” (co-presenter), Syllabus 2003 Conference, San Jose, California
  • 1999 “How Libraries Can Serve Individuals with Mental Retardation: Guidelines in Action.” (co-presenter), American Library Association Conference, New Orleans
  • 1997 “Technology for All: A Preconference” (co-presenter), Indiana Federation Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Indianapolis.
  • 1996 “Internet Resources for Students with Disabilities,” Association for Educational Communication and Technology/Association for Indiana Media Educators Joint Conference, Indianapolis.
  • 1994 “Inclusion: Creating a Vision for Success,” American Association of School Librarians Conference, Indianapolis.
  • 1993 “The Americans with Disabilities Act and Archives,” Midwest Archivists’ Conference, Chicago.
  • 1991 “Library Services for Youth with Disabilities,” Midwest Federation of Library Associations, Minneapolis, MN.

Courses Taught

  • S506 – Introduction to Research

Research Interests

Support for people with disabilities, including access to information in all formats (e.g., web, eBooks) and accurate portrayals in literature for youth.

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