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Beth South-Bio

Beth South is the Assistant Librarian for Access and Technical Services at the Campus Library. She earned her dual master’s in library and information science (MLS and MIS) in 2012 from Indiana University and her BA in history and English from Purdue University in 2010. Beth currently manages the IU East Campus Library’s electronic resources, technical services operations, collection development and acquisitions. Beth is also active in committees at IU East and across Indiana, focusing on communication, outreach, and mentorship.  

Her current research interests are campus sustainability, digital humanities, library assessment, and open educational resources (OER).  

Library/Service philosophy 

As an academic librarian, it is my goal to create a welcoming and inclusive environment within the library for students, faculty, and staff, to provide access to diverse collections and services, and to encourage life-long learning and education.  

I am devoted to collaborating with our campus and local community to meet the unique needs of our patrons and to promote social responsibility by showing a commitment to sustainability, intellectual freedom, diversity, and acts of service.