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Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor

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Betsy Young
Contact:
Northridge Campus
512-223-4869

Education

MSIS, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

B.A., Latin Language and Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Expertise

  • Liaising with workforce faculty to promote library usage by workforce students
  • Library resources for workforce students
  • Proofreading/copyediting
  • Outreach activities

Library Responsibilities

  • Provide Reference services to students, faculty, and staff at the Northridge Campus.
  • Provide Information Literacy Instruction to individuals and classes.
    •  Would you like a librarian to speak to your class?  Select your campus here and fill out the form!  A librarian at your campus will contact you to finalize details and arrangements.
  • Select books, videos, online resources, and other materials for the following subjects:
    • Automotive Technology & Automotive Collision Repair
    • Building Construction Technology
    • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
    • Welding Technology
    • Email me to recommend materials for purchase!
  • Serve on the LS Collection Development Team
  • Serve as the NRG Campus Representative for Periodicals and the McNaughton collection

Continuing Education Liaison

In October 2020 I was assigned the newly-created role of special Library Services Liaison to the ACC Continuing Education Department. The Liaison will act as an intermediary to investigate, identify, and document CE departmental needs. 

Ongoing responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Identifying the “topography” of the CE Department

  • Identifying the demographics of CE students

  • Reaching out to and forming relationships with CE instructors

  • Mapping CE areas to existing library subjects

  • Identifying resource gaps in the library collection

  • Creating LS content for CE faculty and students, as appropriate

  • Developing tips for LS employees to support CE students

  • Training CE instructors on LS resources

RCL Subject Editor

In January 2022, I was invited to serve as the Subject Editor for Building and Construction Trades for Resources for College Libraries-Career Resources. This role entails maintaining and developing the core collection of approximately 400 titles covering the following disciplines: Carpentry; Construction Technology; Electrical Technology; General, Reference, and Career; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Masonry; Plumbing Technology; and Welding Technology.

The annual tasks and responsibilities for this role include:

  • Selecting essential new works
  • Updating new editions
  • Deleting older editions and outdated titles
  • Verifying, updating, and/or adding web resources
  • Completing any outstanding revisions from previous peer reviews (as needed)
  • Updating the subject taxonomy (as needed)
  • Reviewing and updating the subject scope note (as needed)

Fall 2022 Hours

On Campus 

Monday--Thursday, 10:00 am--5:00 pm

Hybrid

Friday: 9:00 am--4:00 pm

Reference Desk

Monday: 1:00--5:00 pm

Thursday: 1:00--5:00 pm

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