As part of a program to bring resources to the students and faculty of IUP, Stapleton Library employee Blaine Knupp will serve as the librarian in residence in the Eberly College of Business.
Knupp has worked as the business college’s bibliographer, the librarian responsible for helping the college, for more than 20 years. But, this is the first time that Eberly will host a librarian in the building to assist students and faculty with research and accessing the library’s resources.
“It’s trying to get librarians out to where the users are,” Knupp said. “We’re not tied to the physical books like we used to be. Librarians can now work with users just by having a laptop handy.”
His primary jobs in the college are to assist with research and help students navigate the library’s databases.
“Mostly I’ve been working with faculty so far,” he said. “But, I’m assuming as the semester goes on and students are getting into research, I’ll be getting students coming in as well.”
Knupp will be available in Eberly 202 on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. He can also be found at the Stapleton Library reference desk and by appointment.
—By Alycia King