Heather Lewin

Science and Technology Librarian, Iowa State University


Contact Information

152 Parks Library
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50010-2140
phone: 515.294.1004
fax: 515.294.5525

Position & Rank, Education, and Professional Experience

Position & Rank

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Assistant Professor

University of Southern Mississippi
School of Library and Information Science
MLIS, Library and Information Science, December 2005 

Colorado State University
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--15 graduate credit hours

Spring Arbor University
B.A., Biochemistry, May 2001 

Library Experience

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA
November 2006 to Present

Chemistry (November 2006 - present)
Natural Resource Ecology and Management (November 2006 - present)
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (November 2007 - present)
Entomology (June 2010 - present)
Food Science and Human Nutrition (June 2011 - present)
Materials Science and Engineering (March 2012 - present)

Previous Positions

Laboratory Technician
Biotechnology Program
TVI, Albuquerque, NM
December 2003-February 2006

Laboratory/Graduate Assistant
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
January 2001-December 2001


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Peer Reviewed Articles:

Lewin, Heather S. and Sarah Passonneau.  “An Analysis of Academic Research Libraries Assessment Data: A Look at Professional Models and Benchmarking Data” Journal of Academic Librarianship.  Accepted for publication in the March 2012 issue.

Lewin, Heather S. "The Impact of a Reading Room’s Closure on Collection Development." Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Spring 2011. http://www.istl.org/11-spring/refereed2.html

Lewin, Heather S. "Diabetes mellitus publication patterns, 1984-2005." Journal of the Medical Library Association 96, 2 (Apr 2008): 155-158.

Non-Peer Reviewed Article:

Lewin, Heather. "Learning the collection: a new librarian's experiences in collection management." Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Fall 2010. http://www.istl.org/10-fall/viewpoint.html


Sarah Passoneau and Lewin, Heather. “Standardizing the Assessment Cycle: The Development of an Assessment Rubric for Effective Project Planning and Data Reporting” 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services Conference proceeding submitted November 2011

Formal Presentations at Conferences, Workshops, Panel Discussions, etc.

Lewin, Heather and Sarah Passonneau. “Sharing Our Stories, Improving Our Service, Declaring Our Relevence: Reviewing Assessment Data and Creating an Assessment Rubric.” 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services presentation presented August 24 2011

Other Scholarly Outcomes

Master's Project
Lewin, Heather. “Diabetes Mellitus as Indexed in Medline: A Bibliometric Analysis, 1980-2003”