Heather A Howard

University Title:
Assistant Professor
Division/Unit(s):
Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, & Business
Location(s):
Krannert Building
326
Stewart Center
341

Professional Information

Liaison Areas:
Agricultural Economics
Career
Managerial Communications
Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Consumer Sciences
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Courses Taught:
MGMT 175 - Information Strategies for Management
MGMT 110 - Introduction to Management and Information Strategies
GS 175 - Information Strategies for Hospitality & Tourism Management
Education:
B.S. Organizational Leadership & Supervision, Purdue University
Master of Library Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Honors and Awards:
Purdue University Exceptional Early Career Award, 2019
Purdue University Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Award, 2018
The Special Libraries Association Business & Finance Division 2018 Award for Achievement in Business Librarianship, June 2018
Against the Grain Media’s Up and Comers Award, November 2017
The Wiley Scholarship for Early Career Librarians, October 2016
Memberships and Service:

Special Library Association, Business & Finance Division Membership Chair
United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN)
European Academy of Management (EURAM)

 

Publications

Howard, H., Reed, J., & Habashi, M. (2019). “The Gender Wage Gap in Research Libraries”. College & Research Libraries. Accepted.
 
Heyns, E., Eldermire, E., & Howard, H. (2019) “Unsubstantiated Conclusions: A Scoping Review on Generational Differences of Leadership in Academic Libraries”. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 54(5). 10254.
 
Phillips, M., Howard, H., Vaaler, A., & Hubbard, D. (2019) “Mapping Industry Standards and Integration Opportunities in Business Management Curricula”. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. Published online July 15.

Howard, H.A., Wood, N., Stonebraker, I. (2018). Mapping information literacy using the Business Research Competencies. Reference Services Review. 46(4). 543-564.
 
Flierl, M., Howard, H., Zakharov, W., Zwicky, D., Weiner, S. (2018). First-year international undergraduate students and libraries. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 18(3). 535-558.
 
Howard, H.A., Huber, S., Carter, L., Moore, E. (2018). Academic libraries on social media: Finding the students and the information they want. Information Technology and Libraries. 37(1). 8-18.
 
Stonebraker, I., Howard, H. (2017). Evidence-based decision-making: awareness, process and practice in the management classroom. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 44(1). 113-117.
 
Howard, H.A. (2017). Landing the Job: How Special Libraries Can Support Career Research. Public Services Quarterly. 13(1), 55-59.
 
Xia, J., Harmon, J., Connolly, K., Donnelly, R., Anderson, A., Howard, H.A. (2014). Who Published in "Predatory" Journals? JASIST. 66(7), 1406-1417.

Presentations

Paper Presentations
Phillips, M., Howard, H., Vaaler, A., & Hubbard, D. (2019, June). “Mapping Industry Standards in Undergraduate Business Education”. Presented at EURAM 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
Zwicky, D. & Howard, H. (2019, June). “Student Information Use and Decision-Making in Innovation Competitions”. Presented at EURAM 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
Howard, H., Zwicky, D., & Phillips, M. (2018, June). “Academic Libraries Support Cross-Disciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. Presented at IATUL 2018, Oslo, Norway.
 
Howard, H. & Zwicky, D. (2018, May). “Supporting Sustainable Innovation with Information: A Case Study”. Presented at USAIN 2018, Pullman, WA.
 
Campbell, P., Howard, H., & Girven, W. (2018, May). “Narrowing the Scope: Transitioning from General Librarianship to Specialized Subject Liaisons”. Presented at Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians Annual Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
 
Stonebraker, I., Howard, H., & Garcia, K. (2017, July). “Search Beyond: The Library, Social Researching and Practices of Knowing”. Paper Presentation (presented by I. Stonebraker) at the International Critical Management Studies Conference, Liverpool, UK.
 
Howard, H. & Stonebraker, I. (2017, June). “Deciding Differently: Teaching Undergraduate Management Students to Make Evidence-Based Decisions”. Paper Presentation at the European Academy of Management Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.
 
Panel Presentations
Howard, H. & Phillips, M. (2019, July). “Technical Standards Literacy in Management Education”. Lightning presentation at the Midwest Business Librarian Summit, West Lafayette, IN.
 
Howard, H. & Zwicky, D. (2019, April). “Information Literacy in Innovation Competitions”. Presented at Information Literacy Summit, Palos Hills, Il.
 
Howard, H., Macy, K., Vaaler, A. (2018, November). “Managing the Changing Climate of Business Collections”. Presented at the Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC.
 
Braun, A., Howard, H., Macy, K., Seeman, C., Vaaler, A., & Ward, K. (2018, November). “The Next Big Thing: Empowering Campus Entrepreneurs”. Invited presentation at the Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC.
 
Howard, H. & Huber, S. (2018, March). “Slaying the Social Media Dragon: A Quest to Connect with Students”. Presented at LibTech, St. Paul, MN.
 
Howard, H., Macy, K., Seeman, C., & Vaaler, A. (2017, November). “Critical Business Collections: Examining Key Issues using a Social Justice Lens”. Presented at the Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC.
 
Wood, N., Howard, H., & Reiter, L. (2017, November). “Landing the Job: Tips and Tricks to Prepare Students for the Job Hunt”. Presented at the Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC.
 
Stonebraker, I., Howard, H., Raza, S., & Collier, J. (2017, February). “The Future of Innovation: How Libraries Support Entrepreneurs”. Presented at the Symposium on the Future of Libraries, ALA Midwinter, Atlanta, GA.
 
Howard, H. & Wagner, S. (2016, November). “Bargain Basement Assessment”. Presented at the Indiana Library Federation Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
 
Howard, H. (2016, October). “Data Skills for Business Students”. Lighting presentation at the Midwest Data Librarians Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.
 
Howard, H. & Ridenour, L. (2015, November). “Data Driven Deselection: How to Build Campus Partnerships while Redefining Collections and Spaces”. Presented at the Indiana Library Federation Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
 
Howard, H. & Cataldi, E. (2015, October). “Planning the Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl: Adventures in Event Coordinating by Two Librarians”. Presented at the Books, Publishing & Libraries conference, Vancouver, BC.
 
Howard, H. & Cataldi, E. (2014, November). “Funky Fundraising – How We Used a Literary Pub Crawl to Raise Money for Literacy”. Presented at the Indiana Library Federation Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
 
Spotts, L., Howard, H., Ungemach, L. (2014, April). “Extra Hands in the Archives: Fresh Perspectives on Practical Internships”. Presented at the Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
 
Poster Presentations
Howard, H. & Phillips, M. (2019, June). “The Potential of Industry Standards in Undergraduate Business Education”. Poster presentation for the Business & Finance Division at SLA 2019, Cleveland, OH.
 
Phillips, M. & Howard, H. (2019, March). “Mapping Industry Standards in Undergraduate Business Education”. Poster presentation for Purdue Libraries’ One Book Higher.
 
Howard, H. & Zwicky, D (2018, June). “Just Soy You Know: Librarians Supporting an Innovation Competition”. Poster presentation for the Business & Finance Division at SLA 2018, Baltimore, MD.
 
Howard, H. & Huber, S. (2017, November). “Taming the Social Media Beast”. Poster presentation for the Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC.
 
Howard, H., & Wagner, S. (2016, May). “Bargain Basement Assessment”. Poster presentation at the Academic Libraries of Indiana Annual Meeting, Greencastle, IN.
 
Howard, H. & Cataldi, E. (2014, June). “Funky Fundraising – How We Used a Literary Pub Crawl to Raise Money for Literacy”. Poster presentation at the ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Howard, H. (2014, March). “When NOT to Get Lost in the Library: Merging Service Points in an Academic Library.” Poster presentation at the IUPUI University Library and DLIS Joint Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Practice, Indianapolis, IN. Winner of Best Poster Award.
 

Other Information

Affiliate Faculty to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management