Lydia A. Morrow Ruetten
Office Location: D2419
M.B.A., Governors State University, 1993
M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1988
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1985
Presenter, “There is a Union Difference – In Salaries.” American Library Association-Allied Professionals Association program, American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. July 11, 2009.
Roundtable discussion host, “Friends of Libraries Groups.” ALADN conference, Williamsburg, VA, April 27, 2009.
Presenter, “Exploring the Library of Congress Primary Source Materials for Women Physicians.” Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians, Governors State University, May 3, 2007.
Presenter, “Using Library of Congress primary source materials.” Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning. February 15, 2007.
Katz, Marsha and Morrow Ruetten, Lydia A. “A Longitudinal Study of Implementing Change in a Unionized University Environment.” Proceedings of ASBBS, vol. 17, no. 1 (2010), pp. 649-656.
Morrow Ruetten, Lydia and Katz, Marsha. “Negotiating and Implementing Change in a Unionized, Academic Environment.” Perspectives on Work, 9 (2008). Retrieved from http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/Pubs/Perspectives/onlinecompanion/Fall08-Reuten.html.
Katz, Marsha, Morrow Ruetten, L.A., Parmenter, David A. “Implementation of Increased Scholarship in a Unionized Teaching-Oriented University.” International Journal of Knowledge, Culture & Change Management, vol. 6, no. 6 (2006), pp. 29-35.
Morrow Ruetten, Lydia A.; Katz, Marsha; and Parmenter, David A. “The Implementation of a New Scholarship Initiative at Governors State University.” Proceedings of ASBBS, vol. 11, no. 1 (2004), pp. 1272-1286.
Morrow Ruetten, Lydia A. Review of Collection Development in a Digital Environment, edited by Sul H. Lee. Serials Review, vol. 27, no. 1 (2001), pp. 98-100.
Morrow Ruetten, Lydia; Bostian, Rebecca; Casey, Diane Dates; Geller, Linda; Glascoff, Ann; Leverence, Mari Ellen; Shaw, Beth Hansen; Shlaes, Nancy; and Waltman, Colleen. Implementing ACRL’s “Standards for College Libraries.” College & Research Libraries News, vol. 61, no. 7 (2000), p. 570.
Professional Service/Committees - Service to the University:
GSU Graduate Council, September 2011 to current
GSU Intellectual Life, Chair, August 2011 to current
GSU Chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA)
Vice President, July 2011 to June 2012
GSU Faculty Senate:
Scholarship Task Force, Chair, November 2000 to April 2001
Executive Board member, September 1998 to August 2001
Elected Senator, September 1998 to August 2003
GSU Chapter, University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100
Local Executive Board member, October 2009 to May 2012
GSU Faculty Senate - Educational Policies Committee
September 1997 to August 2001 and
September 1992 to June 1993;
Chair, October 1999 to August 2000
Professional Service/Committees - Service to the Region/State/Nation:
CARLI Collections Working Group, August 2008 to June 2012;
Chair, July 2011 to June 2012
College of DuPage Library Technology Assistant (LTA) Program
Advisory Committee, Fall 2004 to present
Illinois Federation of Teachers Executive Board,
Higher Education Committee, October 2011 to May 2012
University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100
Trustee, September 2008 to May 2012;
Chair, September 2009 to May 2012
Illinois Federation of Teacher Delegate
Elected Fall 2000 (3 year term)
Elected Fall 2009 (3 year term)
American Federation of Teachers Delegate
Elected Fall 2009 (3 year term)
American Library Association,
ALCTS Duplicates Exchange Union Committee,
Winter 1994/95 to Summer 1997 and Fall 1999 to Summer 2000;
Chair, Fall 1990 to Summer 2000 and Fall 1996 to Summer 1997
LibQUAL+® In-Kind Grant – $3,200
(awarded February 8, 2011)
“Changing the Face of Medicine” traveling exhibit –
co-authored/co-coordinated with Paul Blobaum
(awarded January 5, 2005)
FY2005 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant
“Business E-Books” - $4,000
(awarded October 5, 2004)
Faculty Excellence Award, Governors State University, 2000, 2004, 2008