Ilana Stonebraker

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

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Liaison Areas:
Strategic Management
Courses Taught:
HONR 299: Greater Lafayette Greater
MGMT 190: Intro to Management and Information Strategies
MGMT 175: Information Strategies for Management
GS 175: Information Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism Management
Honors and Awards:

2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker

Affiliated Faculty, Jane Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management

2016 Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Award

2016 Service-Learning Junior Faculty Fellow

2015 Learning Community Instructor Exceptional Event Planner Award

2015 Purdue Libraries Award for Excellence in Teaching

2014 Emerald Research Grant Award


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Stonebraker, I., Maxwell, C., Garcia, K., and Jessica Jerrit. Realizing Critical Business Information Literacy: Opportunities, Definitions and Best Practices” Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship,

Stonebraker, I. “Library-Sponsored Case Competitions: Best Practices and Assessment of Learning Gains” Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. 
Stonebraker, I. “Towards informed leadership: Teaching students to make better decisions using information” Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, Invited. 

Tao Zhang Ilana Stonebraker Marlen Promann, (2016),"Understanding Library Users’ Preferences and Expectations of Online Help", Reference Services Review, Vol. 44 Iss 3. .

Stonebraker, Ilana, and Rachel Fundator, (2016), Use It or Lose It? A Longitudinal Performance Assessment of Undergraduate Business Students' Information Literacy" Journal of Academic Librarianship. Vol. 32 Iss. 4.

Stonebraker, Ilana, M. Brooke Robertshaw, and Jennifer D. Moss. "Student See Versus Student Do: A Comparative Study of Two Online Tutorials."TechTrends (2016): 1-7. 

Stonebraker, Ilana. “Flipping the Business Information Literacy Classroom: Redesign, Implementation, and Assessment of a Case Study,” Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 20:4, 283-301, 2015.
DOI: 10.1080/08963568.2015.1072893
Stonebraker, Ilana. “Measuring Usability in the Database Review Process: Results from a Pilot.” Journal of Library Innovation. Fall 2015.

Ningning Kong, Tao Zhang, Ilana Stonebraker “Functionality and Web GIS in Academic Libraries.” Applied Geography. October 16 2014.   

Ningning Kong, Tao Zhang, Ilana Stonebraker. “Common metrics for web-based mapping applications in academic libraries” Online Information Review 2014 38:7 , 918-935
Peer-reviewed Conference Papers
Ilana Stonebraker, Tao Zhang. “Crowdsourcing Reference Help: Using Technology To Help Users Help Each Other” ACRL 2015 contributed paper.

Tao Zhang, Ilana Stonebraker. “Building Better Help: User Characteristics’ Effect on Help Design” Communication Design Quarterly. February 2014.
Invited Book Chapters
Ilana Stonebraker and Tao Zhang. “Participatory culture and E- Learning: Using Crowdsourcing as a Catalyst for Online Student Engagement” E-Learning and the Academic Library: Essays on Innovative Initiatives. McFarland, 2016.
Stonebraker, Ilana and Tao Zhang “CrowdAsk: A Crowdsourced Library Help System”. November 2014). Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century.
Conference Proceedings
Stonebraker, Ilana and Doan, Tomalee, "Undergraduate Learning in Libraries: Space Design for Academic Course Transformation and Re-Thinking Campus Culture" (2015). Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age - Conference Proceedings. Book 4. 

Stonebraker, I. “Letting Gogh of the Traditional Lecture and Lab: Flipping the Business Information Literacy Classroom” LOEX 2014. May 9, 2014. Grand Rapids, MI.
“Building Better Help Before We Build It:  User Characteristics and Preferences’ Effect on Library Help Website Design” Proceedings of the 31st ACM international conference on Design of communication. February 2014.
“Incorporating Usability into the Database Review Process: New Lessons and Possibilities” Charleston Conference 2013 proceeding (available here: )
White Papers
Tao Zhang, Ilana Stonebraker. “Final Report for IMLS Grant Number LG-46-13-0239-13 CrowdAsk: A Crowdsourced Library Help System” IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant Final Report. August 2014.
Library Publications

Stonebraker, I., Magnus, E., Puente, M. “Real Institutions, Real Talk: Reflecting on over a decade of Diversity Scholars Visits to ARL Research Libraries” College & Research Libraries News. July/August 2016.

Stonebraker, Ilana. "Good Library Data Made Better With Technology! Using OpenRefine and Google Fusion Tables in Academic Business Libraries Instruction." Academic BRASS (2015).

Ilana R. Stonebraker, M. Brooke Robertshaw, HP Kirkwood, Mary Dugan. “Bring Your Own Device in the Information Literacy Classroom” Indiana Libraries. 33 (2).
Ilana Stonebraker. “Twitter in Special Libraries: A Distributed Social Media Strategy” Public Service Quarterly- Special Libraries: Special Challenges Column. Volume 10, No. 1. 11 March 2014.
Ilana Barnes. “Geospatial services in special libraries: A needs assessment perspective” Public Service Quarterly- Special Libraries: Special Challenges Column. Volume 9, No. 2. 16 May 2013.
Barnes, I. “Founding a Group for New Business Librarians: The First Six Months” Academic BRASS newsletter Volume 7, No. 2.