Frances Whaley


Illinois Valley Community College


Useful IVCC Links

Office of Admissions and Records
Financial Aid Office
Counseling and Advising
Faculty Web Pages

Frances Whaley

Office: A-203
Phone: (815) 224-0263

Office hours are by appointment only.


Class Information

LIB 1000 - Research Strategies
If you are currently in another class that requires a research project or paper, you can accomplish the research in LIB 1000 and the paper or project for your other class.  Get credit for both courses without a lot of extra work! Check with instructors for permission.

Student Perspective on LIB 1000 (PowerPoint)

Useful Links

Basic Computer Skills Inventory


Jacobs Library

The Learning Commons

Online Classes

Student Help Desk

Writing Center


About Me

I am Head Librarian at IVCC. I earned my Master of Library and Information Science degree in 2004 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  I taught high school English and Spanish after earning my Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Michigan University in 1998.  I also play piano and I have a minor in music from WMU.  Teaching is one of my passions and I appreciate the opportunity to teach LIB 1000 at IVCC.