Associate Professor, University Library and Applied Health Sciences Librarian
Social Sciences, Health and Education Library
100 Main Library
1408 W Gregory Dr
Urbana, IL 61801
2012-present: Applied Health Sciences Librarian in Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library
2007-2012: Head of Applied Health Sciences Library, University of Illiois at Urbana-Champaign.
1991-2006: Head of Applied Life Studies Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1990-1991: Acting Head of Applied Life Studies Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1996-1999: Coordinator of Life Sciences Division, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1989-1990: Acting Head of City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1986-1989: Assistant Undergraduate Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1985-1986: Project Coordinator, Environmental Information Connection, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jan 1985-May 1985: Undergraduate Reference Librarian, Purdue University.
1984 - Master's in Library and Information Science: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
1981 - Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
1979 - A.B. in Sociology: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
Awards and Distinctions
Allen, Mary Beth. "Selection in Exercise, Sport and Leisure." The Acquisitions Librarian, 16/31&32 (2004).
Allen, Mary Beth. "Authorship in Sports Psychology: A Reading List." The Sport Psychologist, 8/1 (March 1994).
Allen, Mary Beth. "International Students in Academic Libraries: A User Survey." College and Research Libraries, 54/4 (July 1993).
Allen, Mary Beth. "Technology as a Barrier to Information Literacy: Implications for Bibliographic Instruction." BIS Newsletter, 8/1 (Spring 1991).
Allen, Mary Beth. "Focusing the One-Shot Lecture." Research Strategies, 7/3 (Summer 1989).
Allen, Mary Beth, 2005. Sports, Exercise, and Fitness: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources, Libraries Unlimited.
Allen, Mary Beth, 1984, 1985, 1987, revised in 1989 with Betsy Wilson. Research Guide: An Introduction to the Basics, Stipes Publishing.
Allen, Mary Beth, 2007. "Library Services to People Who are Deaf." in Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities.
Allen, Mary Beth, 2004. "Selection in Exercise, Sport, and Leisure." in Selecting Books for Library Collections, 121-127.
Allen, Mary Beth, 1996. "Sports and Recreation: Section BK." in Guide to Reference Books.
Allen, Mary Beth, 1990. "Health." in American Mass-Market Magazines.
Allen, Mary Beth, "Information Literacy, the Library and the Basic Reader/Writer." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA: March 19-21, 1987.
Allen, Mary Beth, "Innovative Funding for Innovative Service." Illinois Library Association Conference, Chicago, IL: May 13, 1988.
Allen, Mary Beth, "SourceFinder: A Self-Service Reference Guide." American Library Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: July 11, 1988.
Allen, Mary Beth, "Experience in Building Research Initiative in a Group Environment." University of Illinois Library Research and Publications Committee Seminar, Champaign-Urbana, IL: February 5, 1992.