Christine Weber, MLS

Senior Director, Library





Why ICO?

Besides the fact that ICO is a seven-minute commute for me, the smaller college atmosphere is very attractive, as is the fact that ICO is a stand-alone optometry college with a sterling reputation and long history. ICO’s library produces VisionCite, a vision science journal article citation database that indexes vision science journals, some of which are not indexed by PubMed. VisionCite is available via subscription for any vision science professional and institution to use. The library staff members are awesome: experienced, dedicated professionals who are eager to help students to succeed at ICO.


An information management professional for over 20 years, Christine is experienced in corporate, academic and nonprofit environments, and has also been a small business owner. She serves as the Membership Chairperson of the Association of Vision Science Librarians, as well as the American Library Association’s Academic College and Research Libraries’ 2015 Meeting Planning Committee. In 2013, she attended a Leadership in Academic Libraries professional development program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

Special Interests

Academic library management, document and information management, professional organizing


State University of New York, MLS
Pennsylvania State University, BA


Illinois College of Optometry
University of Chicago
University of Rochester
Carnegie-Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Career Education Corporation

Awards & Honors

Volunteer of the Year, North Shore

Professional Organizations

American Library Association
Association of Research and College Libraries
Association of Vision Science Librarians
Illinois Library Association
Medical Library Association
Special Libraries Association
Fundraising Committee, Sit, Stay and Read
Board of Directors, University of Chicago’s Lying-in Hospital