Head of Government Documents managing the federal and state depository collections in Milner Library. Core responsibilities include helping students and other researchers discover, understand and use government information and primary sources to meet their information needs.
Teaching Interests & Areas
• Integrating government information, primary sources, and census data in the curriculum
• Civic engagement and voter participation in higher education
• Academic libraries in the United States from the gilded age through the depression
• Ange. Vernon Milner and Illinois State Normal University
Research Interests & Areas
• Research on Ange. Vernon Milner (Illinois State [Normal] University's first full time librarian)
• Government information use studies
• Voter engagement in higher education
• Use of local primary sources
Bonnell, A. Learning the Basics of Social Programs and Services through Federal Government Sources. Thomas Diamond and Dominique Hallett (EDs), Discovery and Practical Applications of Using U.S. Government Information. McFarland & Company (2022): 12 pages.
Redemer, B., & Bonnell, A. Illinois State Focused Action Plan. 26–32. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 2012.. State Focused Action Plans: FDLP Forecast Study. Government Printing Office (2012): 26-32.
Bonnell, A., Barkely, D., Fischer, J., & Heitman, H. Depository Collections. Federal Depository Library Handbook. Government Printing Office (2008)
Bonnell, A. "Answering the Call": Ange. V. Milner and Posters from the "Great War". William Furry (EDs). Illinois Heritage 21.6 (2018): 33-36.
Bonnell, A. Voter Registration Services at an Academic Library: A Non-Traditional Reference Service. Reference Librarian 55.4 (2014): 289-297.
Williams, S., Bonnell, A., & Stoffel, B. Student Feedback on Federated Search Use, Satisfaction, and Web Presence: Qualitative Findings of Focus Groups. Reference and User Services Quarterly 49 (2009).2 (2009): 131–39.
Bonnell, A. Librarian, Anguilla, Hurricane Season. Glacial Deposits 59 (2011): 9-11.
Determining At-Risk Government Publications. GODORT Annual ALA Meeting. Government Documents Round Table. (2022)
Go Big, Even at Home: Large Project Management during COVID. Federal Depository Library Conference. Government Publishing Office. (2020)
Confluence of Botanical Interests. Milner Library Pressing Plants Exhibition. Milner Library. (2019)
Ange. V. Milner Answering the Call with the World War I Poster Collection. Illinois History Symposium. Illinois State Historical Society. (2017)
Answering the Call: WWI Posters for Campus and Community Outreach. Federal Depository Library Conference. Government Publishing Office. (2017)
Hidden from Sight: Exposing Local World War I Collections for a Centennial Exhibition. ARLIS/NA. ARLIS/NA. (2014)
Federated Searching Feedback. Internet Librarian. Internet Librarian-Information Today. (2007)
“Every Vote Counts" Campaign at Milner Library. American Library Association Annual Preconference. GODORT/LPSS. (2006)
“Smoking, Drinking, Cancer and Family Research: Five Years of Federal Documents Use Data at Illinois State University. Federal Depository Library Conference. Government Publishing Office. (2005)
Withdrawing 100,000+ Documents Volumes the Easy Way. Illinois State Government Depository Forum. Illinois State Library. (2003)
Grants & Contracts
New Deal Utopia exhibition in Milner Library. Illinois State University Foundation, Allce and Fannie Fell Trust. Illinois State University. (2019)
Gangsters & Grifters: Images from the Archives of the Chicago Tribune Speaker. Illinois State University Foundation, Alice and Fannie Fell Trust. Illinois State University. (2015)
Commemoration of the First World War, Speaker Series and Exhibition. Illinois State University Foundation, Alice and Fannie Fell Trust. Illinois State University. (2014)
Facilitating Unmediated Student Use of Civil War Era Primary Source Materials: Congressional Serial Set Cataloging and Use Assessment. University Research Grant, Research and Sponsored Programs. Illinois State University. (2010)
Illinois State Library Technology Grant. Illinois State Library. State. (2006)