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Sara Scheib: Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian

Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Sara Scheib
453 VAN and E237 CB
(319) 335-3024
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About Sara

Sara is the Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian and the liaison to the Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Statistics & Actuarial Science departments. ​She holds weekly office hours in the Chemistry Building (E237) and Van Allen Hall (453). Her research interests include information literacy, scientific publishing, and research data management.


  • Students: Do you have a research paper coming up and don't know where to start?  Sara can point you to resources you didn't know about and help you develop a search strategy.
  • Instructors: Could your students benefit from instruction on finding and using resources in the scientific literature? Sara can visit your class to demonstrate helpful resources and discuss the ethical use of information.
  • Researchers: Have questions about data management or scholarly publishing? Sara can consult on data management best practices and other scholarly publishing issues, such as open access, predatory publishers, and researcher IDs.


M.A. Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa - 2008

B.A. International Relations, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin - 2004


Zhang, Q. & Scheib, S. (2017). A Case Study for Organizing and Documenting Research Data. In L. Johnson (Ed.), Curating Research Data, Volume Two: A Handbook of Current Practice (pp. 18-20). Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries.


"Engaging Liaisons: Information or Communication?" Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, May 4, 2016, Atlanta, GA.

"Goalstorming: Aligning the Strategic Plan with Staff Values" ILA/ACRL Spring Conference, May 20, 2016, Ankeny, IA (With Bethany R. Davis and Lisa Gardinier.)

"Catching Fire: Burning Down Our Silos to Fire-Up Our Communities" ILA/ACRL Spring Conference, May 2, 2014, Ankeny, IA (With Leo Clougherty.)

"Breaking All the Rules: Lock-In at the Sciences Library" ILA/ACRL Spring Conference, May 2, 2014, Ankeny, IA (With Brett Cloyd.)

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