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MSIS, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
B.A., Latin Language and Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 2007
- Liaising with workforce faculty to promote library usage by workforce students
- Library resources for workforce students
- Outreach activities
- 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- Deleting older editions and outdated titles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
Monday--Thursday, 10:00 am--5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am--4:00 pm
Monday: 1:00--5:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00--5:00 pm
What I'm Reading
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like by
In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries are to our communities. His subjects are men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and personal style-from pink hair and leather jackets to button-downs and blazers. In short, not necessarily what one thinks a librarian looks like. The nearly 220 librarians photographed also share their personal thoughts on what it means to be a librarian. This is What A Librarian Looks Like also includes original essay by some of our most beloved writers, journalists, and commentators including Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Nancy Pearl, Cory Doctorow, Paula Poundstone, Amanda Palmer, Peter Sagal, Jeff VanderMeer, John Scalzi, Sara Farizan, Amy Dickinson, and others. Cassidy also profiles a handful of especially influential librarians and libraries.
Publication Date: 2017-05-16