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Grace Allbaugh

Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Milner Library
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Grace is one of the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians at Milner, liaising with the History and Sociology &Anthropology departments, as well as the School of Social Work. She has worked at Milner Library since September of 2014. Originally from Southeast Michigan, she received a BA in History and Criminal Justice Sciences from Michigan State University and an MSI from the University of Michigan.

MS Information Science

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

BA History, Criminal Justice

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Friend of Civic Engagement

Illinois State University Center for Civic Engagement


Allbaugh, G. (2016). Debt Ceiling. In N.S. Lind, E.T. Rankin, & G. Harris (Eds.), Today’s Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans (pp. 28-35). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Allbaugh, G. (2016). Inflation. In N.S. Lind, E.T. Rankin, & G. Harris (Eds.), Today’s Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans (pp. 162-68). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Journal Article

Yon, A., Allbaugh, G., & Franzen, S. Thinking Outside the Dyad: Incorporating Cohort-Based Experiences into Mentorship. Library Leadership & Management 37.2 (2023)


Social Teambuilding in an Academic Library: Inspiring a Balance between Work and Play. Academic Library Association of Ohio 2023 Annual Conference: Finding Balance - Hybrid Spaces, New Opportunities and Transformed Missions. Academic Library Association of Ohio. (2023)
The Heart of a Library: Getting to Know Each Other. Illinois Library Association 2022 Annual Conference: At the Heart of It. Illinois Library Association. (2022)
Shelter in the COVID Storm: Building Relationships through Mentoring. Illinois Library Association 2021 Annual Conference virtual: Breaking Down Barriers, Building Up Communities. Illinois Library Association. (2021)
Shelley, A., & Allbaugh, G. “Affordability of Course Materials in Higher Education: Exploring an Equity Issue.” Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference. Normal, IL, November 19, 2019.
Allbaugh, G., Brooks, M., Franzen, S., & Rovens, S. “Library Connections: The Heart of Building Community.” 2018 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. Peoria, IL, October 9, 2018.
Hos, R., Allbaugh, G., Derden, J., & Kahl, C. “Legislatively Literate: Deeper Learning of History of Bilingual Education through Collaboration.” poster session. A University-Wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Normal, IL, January 10, 2018.
Allbaugh, G., Franzen, S., Shelley, A., & Wicks, K. “You Can Take the Librarian out of the Building: Pop-Up Libraries for All.” 2017 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. Tinley Park, IL, October 10, 2017.

Grants & Contracts

"Finding Their Way: Using Beacons to Navigate the Library". University Research Grant. Illinois State University. (2016)