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Ashley Chu

University Archivist & Assistant Library Director, Special Collections

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primary source research & curricular integration project management/strategic initiatives scholarly communication/institutional repositories


  • MLS, Indiana University
  • BA, Marketing, Taylor University

Career Highlights

  • 13+ years in Christian higher education
  • Recipient of the Stephen S. Bedi Award for Excellence in Service to Higher Education (2019)
  • Recipient of three grants for directing Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research utilizing materials in Archives & Special Collections

Featured Work

”The Library Leadership Cartwheel: Maintaining Stability During Administrative Uncertainty,” co-presented with Lana Wilson (Taylor University) and Shannon Eaves (Taylor University), Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2023

“(Re)engaging Communities Through Literary Events,” co-presented with Shannon Eaves (Taylor University), Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 2022

"Showcasing Archives-Inspired Undergraduate Student Artwork in Digital Commons Exhibits,” Digital Commons North American Conference (Virtual), November 2022

“Explaining the Value of Primary Source Literacy,” Society of American Archivists – Teaching with Primary Sources Subcommittee (Virtual), April 2022 (panelist)

Chu, Ashley (2021) “Increasing Individual Study Options by Restyling a Non-Library Gathering Space,” The Christian Librarian: Vol. 64 (1), pp 33-34.

“Incorporating Archives and Special Collections into the Undergraduate English Curriculum,” Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting (Virtual), October 2020

“Celebrating Milestones: A Pragmatic Approach to Archiving History in the Making,” co-presented with Bethany Fiechter (Indiana State Library) and Cathi M. Taylor (American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters), Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, April 2016

“Course Encounters: Integrating Archival Collections into the Curriculum,” co-presented with Carey Beam (Indiana University), Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting, Lafayette, IN, April 2015


I love that I get the opportunity to connect Taylor's past with Taylor's present through Archives & Special Collections' curricular opportunities. With each year that passes I learn more about the history and heritage of our institution and see evidence of God's faithfulness and the dedication of those that have come before us.

I spend my time outside of work hanging out with my husband and twin daughters, running and weightlifting, and, of course, reading. My favorite historical period is the Tudor period, specifically during the time of King Henry VIII.