Museum Studies

Meet Our Students


Noelle Ebert
Library Specialist, WIU QC Library
WIU Quad Cities 116
Phone: 309/762-1598

My name is Noelle Ebert, and I grew up in Macomb, IL. I completed my undergraduate work there at Western Illinois University, and I earned a B.A. in English with minors in creative and professional writing. I worked at W.I.U.'s Malpass library during college, and I worked at a variety of libraries after graduation.

I was a library assistant at a small public library in Princeville, IL, and later I ran the circulation department at Eureka College. Ronald Reagan is an alumnus of Eureka, and they have nice museum and special collection about him there.

I decided to leave that position in order to go back to school for a master's degree in Library and Information Science at Dominican University. I relocated to Moline, IL, and soon after a position opened up at the W.I.U. Quad Cities library. I've worked there for almost three years, and I help students research their projects and order books and other resources for them. (Please stop by and see me if you need any library assistance!)

I am excited to be a part of the Museum Studies program because I think there are many opportunities for collaboration between all cultural heritage institutions. We can make our organizations stronger and more relevant to our communities when we work together. In the future, I hope to work in a university setting, which supports both a library and museum. I am interested in digitization and special collections; I would love a job where I could work hands-on with rare books and other similar materials.