Faculty: Nora Belzowski
Research Services Librarian
Assistant Professor of Library Services
Christopher Center, Room 264
Nora.Belzowski (at) valpo.edu
Professor Belzowski joined the Valparaiso University faculty in the summer of 2012. She is part of the Research Services team, a group that coordinates the library's marketing, outreach and programming. Professor Belzowski also does library instruction and is the library liaison for the departments listed below.
Before joining the Christopher Center, Professor Belzowski received her Master of Library Science degree from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis. Her graduate work included directed research at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries and an internship at the Saint Mary's College Cushwa-Leighton Library. Prof. Belzowski also has a MA degree in English and previously taught composition courses at Indiana University, South Bend.
Liaison Subject Areas
Geography and Meteorology
Peace and Social Justice
MLS – Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis
MA in English (creative writing concentration) – Indiana University, South Bend
BA (Majors: Philosophy and Humanistic Studies) – Saint Mary's College
Belzowski, Nora. The Middle Space. MA thesis. Indiana University South Bend, 2010. Print.
Communities of practice
Social learning theory
American Library Association
Division – Association of College and Research Libraries
Roundtable – Library Research Round Table
Sections – Instruction Section, University Libraries Section, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Rare books, Woody Guthrie, gadgets, mysteries, nature, coffee…. Professor Belzowski lives with her husband Mike on 13 acres in La Porte County, within a few miles of Lake Michigan. They have two dogs, Poppy and Maddie, and three strange and neurotic cats called Beatrice, Lola and Fred Weasley.