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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Barb Bergman

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Barb Bergman

Media Services Librarian/ERC Coordinator
Voice: (507)389-5945 Fax: (507)389-5155


  • As Coordinator for the Educational Resource Center (ERC) in the lower level of Memorial Library, I oversee the collections and services for this area. The Educational Resource Center houses collections such as videos, audiobooks, K-12 textbooks, juvenile books, kits, etc. meant to support the curriculum at MSU. The ERC also provides audio, visual, and multimedia equipment services.
  • As Media Services Librarian, I am directly responsible for the motion media - videos, films, DVDs - and equipment. I am the collection developer for videos/DVDs.
  • As Interlibrary Loan Librarian, I oversee the lending and borrowing carried out by the ILL staff.
  • I am a library liaison to the College of Education.



Minnesota State University, Mankato
M.A., Educational Leadership-2004

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
M.A., Library and Information Science-1997

Winona State University
Winona, Minnesota
B.S. cum honore, Paralegal-1994


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Scholarship: Articles

  • Schomberg, J. and Bergman, B. (2012). International students' use of a library's media collection. Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services, 36 (3-4), 121-126.
  • Bergman, B. (2010, Winter). Making the most of your video collection: Trends in patron access and resource sharing. Library Trends, 58 (3), 335-348.
  • Schomberg, J. and Bergman, B. (2009). Building a Sub-Saharan African film collection. Collection Building,28(4), 150-154.
  • Bergman, B., and Radeloff, C. (2009, Winter). Global Perspectives: Developing Media Literacy Skills to Advance Critical Thinking. Feminist Teacher, 19 (2), 168-171
  • Bergman, B., Schomberg, J., & Peters, V. (2007, Spring). Video Collecting for the Sometimes Media Librarian: Tips and Tricks for Selecting, Purchasing, and Cataloging Videos for an Academic Library.  College and Undergraduate Libraries, 14(1), 57-77.
  • Bergman, B., Matwichuk, M., & Threatt, M. (2005-06, Fall/Winter). Singing like a fish, part I: Access, use and production of multimedia in academic assignments. College and University Media Review, 12(1): 37-56
  • Bergman, B., Matwichuk, M., & Threatt, M. (2005-06, Fall/Winter). Singing like a fish, part II: A select annotated digital media webliography. College and University Media Review, 12(1): 57-68.  (Published February 2007).
  • Bergman. B. (2005, April). Looking at electronic resources librarians: Is there gender equity within this emerging specialty? New Library World, (106) 3/4, 116-127.
  • Laskowski, M. and Bergman, B. (2004, Spring/Summer) Academic media center collection development and circulation policies: a comparative analysis. College and University Media Review, 10(2), 85-118.

Papers are available in Cornerstone, where permitted.

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