Barbara Immroth

Barbara Immroth

Professor Emerita


Biography

Barbara has worked as a free-lance indexer, an instructor for the State Library of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, an assistant in the Brown University Library, a librarian for the University of Denver Library, a children's librarian at Carnegie Library, and a high school librarian in Pittsburgh. Her research interests center on children's services, childrens health and children's literature. She is the author of Texas in Children's Books and co-author of Teaching Texas History: An All-Level Resource Guide. She edited, with Viki Ash-Geisler as co-editor, Achieving School Readiness: Public Libraries and National Education Goal No. 1; and Library Service for Youth of Hispanic Heritage with Kathleen de la Pena McCook. Her most recent books, written with Bill Lukenbill, are Health Information for Youth: The Public Library and School Library Media Center Role and Health Information in a Changing World: Practical Approaches for Teachers, Schools and School Librarians. She is a past President of the Association for Library Service to Children, a former Trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation, a past President of the Texas Library Association and a past national President of the Beta Phi Mu LIS honorary society. She is the P.I. for two grants that received IMLS funding: "Youth, Community, Libraries: Empowerment for Success" for Ph.D. student recruitment and "Promoting Information Literacy & Teacher Collaboration through Social Marketing Strategies" for a study of librarian-teacher collaboration. She was the first woman in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, now School of Information, at The University of Texas to direct a dissertation.

Degrees

A.B., Spanish, Brown University; M.A., Librarianship, University of Denver; School Certification, Duquesne University; Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.

Areas Of Specialization

Services, Materials & Resources For Children & Youth in Public & School Libraries
Management
Consumer Health Information

Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourse
2015FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2015FallINF 382VVisual Resources for Youth Seminar
2014FallINF 382VVisual Resources for Youth Seminar
2014SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2014SpringINF 380CInformation in Social and Cultural Context
2013FallINF 382VVisual Resources for Youth Seminar
2013FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2013SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2013SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2013SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2012FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2012FallINF 382VVisual Resources for Youth Seminar
2012SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2012SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2012SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Seminar In Digital Resources for Children & Youth
2012Summer Session 1INF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2012Summer Session 1INF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2011FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2011FallINF 382VVisual Resources for Youth Seminar
2011SpringINF 382UDigital Resources for Children and Youth Seminar
2011SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2011SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2011Summer Session 1INF 387CManaging Information Organizations
2011Summer Session 1INF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2010FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2010FallINF 382VVisual Resources for Youth Seminar
2010SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2010SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2010SpringINF 382UDigital Resources for Children and Youth Seminar Visual Resources for Youth
2010Summer Session 1INF 387CManaging Information Organizations
2009FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2009FallINF 382VVisual Resources for Youth Seminar
2009SpringINF 382G.02Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2009SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2009Summer Session 1INF 387CManaging Information Organizations
2008FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2008FallINF 382GInformation Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2008SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2008SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2008SpringINF 382G.02Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2008Summer Session 1INF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2008Summer Session 1INF 387CManaging Information Organizations
2007FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2007FallINF 382GInformation Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2006FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2006FallINF 382GInformation Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2006FallF S 301Freshman Seminar Children's Literature/Texas Book Festival
2006SpringINF 382G.02Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2006SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2006SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2006SpringINF 387CManaging Information Organizations
2006Summer Session 1INF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2005FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2005FallINF 382GInformation Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2005FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar
2005SpringINF 382G.02Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2005SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2004FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2004FallINF 382GInformation Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2004FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar Children Lit/Texas Book Festival
2004SpringINF 388CSchool Library Management
2004SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2004Summer Session 1INF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2003FallINF 382EMaterials for Children
2003FallINF 382GInformation Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults
2003FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar