Heather Koopmans (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and Fine Arts Librarian at Milner Library, Illinois State University. In this role she liaises with the Wonsook Kim School of Art, the School of Theatre and Dance, the Creative Technologies Program, and University Galleries and is the library's specialist for visual and theatrical arts and associated subject areas. Koopmans' research focuses on visual literacy and creative research practices. She has a MS in Library Science and a BFA in Printmaking and is a first generation college graduate.
Research Interests & Areas
Information needs and and practices of creative populations
Visual material in library collections
MS Library Science
Carter, S., Koopmans, H., & Whiteside, A. (2018). Crossing the studio art threshold: Information literacy and creative populations. Communications in Information Literacy, 12 (1), 36-55. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2018.12.1.4