This week’s profile is taken from the 2010 Charleston Conference First Time Attendee Profiles.
Born and Lived: Born in Oklahoma. Lived in Indiana (undergrad, Earlham College), Wisconsin (MALS, Madison), Michigan, and Texas.
Professional Career and Activities: Earlier career: Reference librarian at the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Library and at Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, MI).
Since 2000: Science Librarian at Trinity University. Faculty liaison to six science and engineering departments, with primary responsibilities for information literacy instruction and collection development. Teach a first-year seminar on environmental issues. Active with ACRL’s Science and Technology Section (STS); served as STS Chair in 2007-2008.
Family: One husband, two “children” (both in grad school now), two dogs.
In My Spare Time: I clear brush at our ranch and hike with the dogs.
Favorite Books: Anything by Barbara Kingsolver.
Philosophy: I am serious about fulfilling my professional responsibilities at work–but I am dedicated to having fun in the process.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: Bringing the National Library of Medicine’s Frankenstein traveling exhibit to the Trinity library and planning three weeks of serious and fun programming around it. Best memento: my Bride of Frankenstein wig!
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years?: My primary emphasis in the “industry” is the journals. I see much greater availability of open access publications, more electronic than print journal titles, far more just-in-time acquisitions (at both the article level and for complete books). I also see the promotion and tenure process within universities being significantly impacted by these changes in the publishing world.