University of the People Library and Resource Center (ULRC) provides students and faculty access to various collections of quality academic resources and services to support the University’s academic programs. Students and faculty have access to subscriptions via Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN), a rich and powerful collection of over 60 million proprietary resources. Additionally, the center provides recommendations of open educational resources, including open access textbooks, e-journals and course materials, organized within the University created OER Toolbox. The Library Services offered by the ULRC also includes online access to assistance from librarians.
Ms. Ilene Frank, Director of Library Services
Ms. Ilene Frank currently serves as the Director of Library Services at University of the People, overseeing all aspects of the institution’s online library. Prior to joining UoPeople, Ms. Frank was a reference librarian at the University of South Florida (USF) from 1974 to 2009, when she retired with professor emerita status.
Ms. Frank began teaching online courses in 1996 as an adjunct for the USF School of Library and Information Science. She developed a course entitled Library Services for Distance Learners and continues to teach online courses for University of Maryland University College. Ms. Frank holds an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Michigan, in addition to a B.A. with a major in painting from the University of Michigan and a M.F.A. in painting, from the University of South Florida.