Institution: Anderson University
Born and Lived: Chattanooga, TN; Belton, SC
Professional Career and Activities: ALA, ACRL, SCLA, ACL, ALABI (past president)
Family: Linda (wife), Andy, David, Dani
In My Spare Time: Read, Write, Travel
Favorite Books: Dorothy Dunnett, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Clavell, Patricia Cornwell, Tony Hillerman, Lindsey Davis, Tom Clancy
Pet Peeves: People who don’t signal before they turn.
Philosophy: Learn how to do something new.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: Transitioning from two year library to undergraduate, from undergraduate to graduate, from graduate to doctoral. And from traditional to digital.
Goals I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Clean my desk.
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: Primarily digital, but still providing students an inviting place to study, conduct research, learn how to conduct research, create educational documents and projects, meet and talk in small and large groups. Most collections – Reference, Reserves, Audio Visual, Microfilm, even Current Periodicals, will go digital. We need to be thinking about how to reclaim that space for things that digital can’t do better.
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