In 1991, the Schurz Library and Learning Resource Commons began the rapid path toward the electronic realm with the introduction of the integrated IU online catalog system, (IUCAT). This important event helped to precipitate a number of changes – easier borrowing from other IU libraries and local processing of library materials at regional campuses. Computer terminals and then PCs that accessed online databases were added, transforming the activities, access and use of the Schurz Library and Learning Resource Center. The Schurz Library’s first home page on the Internet was introduced in 1995.
Michele Russo took over from departing James L. Mullins as Acting Director in 1996. In 1998 she was appointed Director. Kim Parker became supervisor of the Learning Resource Commons in 1991.
Beginning in 1998 the Learning Resource Center became a textbook adoption site, receiving new materials from publishers being considered for statewide adoption in Indiana public schools. This enabled the LRC to provide a wide range of materials on every subject at no cost and encourage more use by local educators.
Last reviewed: 08/2019