Heather A Howard

University Title:
Assistant Professor
Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, & Business
Krannert Building
326 & STEW 341

Professional Information

Liaison Areas:
Agricultural Economics
Managerial Communications
Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Consumer Sciences
Management Information Systems
Courses Taught:
MGMT 175 - Information Strategies for Management
MGMT 110 - Introduction to Management and Information Strategies
GS 175 - Information Strategies for Hospitality & Tourism Management
B.S. Organizational Leadership & Supervision, Purdue University
Master of Library Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Honors and Awards:
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:

American Library Association
Indiana Writers Center, Board of Directors, 2015 – Present, Vice President, 2017 – Present Purdue University Advisor to Women in Business Student Club 2016 – Present Human Libraries Committee 2016 – Present Library Steering Committee 2017 – Present Library Faculty Affairs Committee 2017 – Present Library Information Resource Council 2016 – Present University Sustainability Committee 2017 – Present BRASS Education Committee 2017 – Present Academic Libraries of Indiana Assessment Committee 2016 – Present


Howard, H.A., Wood, N., Stonebraker, I. (2018). Mapping information literacy using the Business Research Competencies. Reference Services Review.
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.


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, June). “Just Soy You Know: Librarians Supporting an Innovation Competition”. Poster presentation for the Business & Finance Division at SLA 2018, Baltimore, MD.
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.
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.
Howard, H. & Huber, S. (2017, November). “Taming the Social Media Beast”. Poster presentation for 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., & 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.
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., & Wagner, S. (2016, May). “Bargain Basement Assessment”. Poster presentation at the Academic Libraries of Indiana Annual Meeting, Greencastle, IN.
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.
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.
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.
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.