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As the Turkish Studies Specialist, I catalogue materials in Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, and Turkic languages.
My main responsibilities are cataloguing, workflow management, collection development/management, research assistance for students, maintaining the Turkish Studies Research Guide, subject reference and technical assistance, training new staff members, serving as faculty liaison and outreach activities -- conducting a weekly Turkish Language & Literature Conversation Group since 1990.
Community engagement: together with the efforts of the Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan, the Turkish American Friendship Room was established in 1995 on the 4th floor of the Shapiro Science Library.
I also perform the following functions: managing IS Area Programs hourly budget and electronic timekeeping/updates, maintaining IS Area Programs blog, electronic mailing lists and facebook, and serving as Near East Technical Services Staff supervisor.