Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen

Mailing Address:

Rod Library
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa
50613-3675

Position: Associate Professor, Reference Librarian & Bibliographer, Reference Collection Management
Office Location: LIB 267
Email: barbara.allen@uni.edu
Telephone: (319) 273-3715

Responsibilities:

Most departments in the College of Education; Department of Modern Languages (German and French).

Education:

M.A. Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, 1988
M.A. TESOL, University of Northern Iowa, 1994
B.A. Elementary Education, Wartburg College, 1983

Research Interests:

English-language translations of contemporary German literature (belles lettres)

Areas of Specialization:

Coordination of Reference collection development; scheduling of Reference Desk staff; bibliography and Library materials selection in the areas of Education, German, and French; native fluency in German

Publications (Selection):

Allen, Barbara F.H. (2009). Contemporary German-Language Literature in English Translation: A Checklist of the Works of the Younger Generation. Collection Building 28(2): 75-86 (URL: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01604950910953125)

Allen, Barbara F.H. (2005). Service Learning: A Guide to Selected Resources. Collection Building 24(4): 127-132 (URL: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01604950510629291)

Allen, Barbara F.H. (2003). Contemporary German Literature: 20 Authors You Might Want to Collect. Collection Building 22(2): 75-89 (URL: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01604950310470000)

Allen, Barbara F.H. (2001). German Studies: Journals and Magazines. Collection Building 20(2):54-72 (URL:www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01604950110388699)

Allen, Barbara (2000). Literature. In: Katz, B. and Sternberg Katz, L., Eds. Magazines for Libraries. 10th ed. New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker, pp. 951-968

Allen, Barbara F.H. (1999). Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language: An Annotated Bibliography of Journals in the Field. Collection Building 18(1): 16-31 (URL: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01604959910256517)

Allen, Barbara F.H. (1996). French Studies: A Selected Bibliography of French-Language Reference Works. Collection Management 20(3/4): 127-148

Allen, Barbara F.H. (1995). German Studies: A Selected Bibliography of German-Language Reference Works. Collection Management 20(1/2):29-47

Allen, Barbara F.H. (1992). The Middle Road: Selecting Contemporary German Literature for Medium-Sized Academic Libraries. Collection Management 16(1): 117-135

Projects:

Indexing German literature and language journals for the MLA International Bibliography

Translating and abstracting German-language reviews of European Reference materials for RRE: Reference Reviews Europe (http://rre.casalini.it)

Bibliography of Iowa German-language historical newspapers (PDF)

Professional Memberships:

ILA (Iowa Library Association)
ILA/ACRL (Iowa Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries)
ALA (American Library Association)
ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)
WESS (Western European Studies Section of ACRL)