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Instruction Librarian

    • Library Instruction, Research Assistance and Outreach, and Library liaison to Anthropology, Italian and Spanish faculty.

Biographical Snapshot

I graduated from Occidental College with a BA in Anthropology and from the University of Illinois with a MS in Library Science.  I previously worked as State Virtual Reference Coordinator at the Illinois State Library and as Visiting Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Illinois Springfield. Before becoming a librarian I worked on a Biodynamic farm in New York and taught high school as an Americorps volunteer in Vermont.  Interests include traveling, riding my bike, walking, reading and cooking.

Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Phone: 909-607-7168
  • Campus Address: Honnold/Mudd Library, Iris North

Publications and Presentations

Tagge, N., Addlesperger E., Treadwell, J. & Wilson, S. (2010, May). Redesigning library spaces to meet students’ needs. Talk presented at Connecting libraries and users: anthropologists helping librarians meet 21st century challenges, Bloomington, IL.

Tagge, N. & Binder, A. (2010, March). Anthropologists in the Brookens library: employing ethnographic research methods to better serve our students. Talk presented at Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries annual conference, Springfield, IL.

Tagge, N. (2009). Jing and yang: balancing asynchronous and synchronous training. Library Hi Tech News. 26 (10), 6-7.

Treadwell, J., Binder, A. & Tagge, N. (2011). Seeing ourselves as others see us: library spaces through student eyes. In Duke, L., & Asher, A. (Eds.) College libraries and student culture: what we now know. Chicago: Amer Library Assn.

Professional Service

 I LEAD U IMLS grant, Steering Committee Member, 2008-present

American Library Association,Reference User Services Association Education and Professional Development for Reference, Committee Member, 2010-present

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Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience

Course Instructor, University of Illinois Springfield

  • UNI 105: South Africa: Apartheid's Legacy
  • UNI 401: Library Research Methods

Course Materials