Hello! I am a reference/instruction librarian at Parish Library.
I act as liaison to the departments of Economics and the Anderson School. Please contact me for help with research in these areas. If you are a faculty member in these departments, I can help you set up your own ScholarGuide page.
See my LibGuides for research tips, suggested databases, important Web sites, etc.
I'm particularly interested in business reference, small business, personal finance, management and international business topics.
I review books, dvds, websites, and audiobooks on a regular basis on these topics for various professional library publications.
I enjoy writing on nearly any topic and hope to write a mystery novel and a cookbook in the future.
1970 Bachelor of Arts,
Responsibilities: Economics selector. Supervise, evaluate,
hire, and communicate with staff.
Administer library budget. Participate in decisions and committee work
for the University Libraries. Provide general business and specialized reference
assistance. Conduct library instruction classes. Research, write and publish on
business/library topics. Participate in
conferences, locally, regionally and nationally.
County Library System (JCPL)
Responsibilities: Plan, organize and administer branch including building and grounds. Supervise, evaluate and communicate with staff (23 full- and part-time, total salaries $460,000). Administer library materials budget $171,000. Branch circulation approximately 325,000. Communicate with administration. Interview and hire professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff. Participate in system wide decision-making process. Staff reference desk and teach patron education classes. Chaired several committees in JCPL including the library managers team. Participate in conferences with administrative staff and professional organizations.
Responsibilities: Schedule and supervise IS staff. Administer reference, fiction, and nonfiction budgets. Provide general reference service. Supervise ILL functions and library pages. Used PC-based reference tools, i.e. CARL, DIALOG, OCLC, etc. Create library guides/bibliographies and monthly library newsletter and calendar. Conduct adult/child tours of the library. Formulate weeding policies for reference and nonfiction. Create job description for reference librarian.
Responsibilities: Provide general and specialized reference to the NAU community and the public. Liaison with NAU business faculty. Conduct literature searches in DIALOG, WILSONLINE, RLN, and OCLC systems. Supervise 6 library assistants as Senior Reference Librarian and dept. of 11 as Reference Coordinator. Participate in term paper counseling service. Advise on reference and general library acquisitions in areas of academic preparation. Conduct library tours and library instruction classes. Organize oncampus seminars to upgrade staff in searching skills. Serve as ILL Coordinator last 6 months. Participate on several committees to hire new library employees.Taught “Online Subject Searching” 2-credit(under/grad), Spring ’89.
Responsibilities: Reference-telephone, mail, and in-person. Searching of DIALOG, BRS, and WILSONLINE. Acquisition/Circulation--develop and maintain library of free publications, books, and periodicals. Client and statistical data collection for quarterly and annual reports. Monitor, interview, and hire MBA students and their projects. Preparation of slide/tape and proposals. Presentations on SBDC to community organizations.