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In my role as Coordinator, Shapiro Library Reference Services, I manage the reference services of the Shapiro Library. I also serve as the Collection Coordinator for the Shaprio Undergraduate Library. In this role I oversee the collections (print and electronic) and collection budget for the Undergraduate Library. I am part of the Library's User Information and Discovery Services Department.
As Economics Librarian, I purchase materials for the Graduate Library in support of the research and instructional programs of the the Economics Department and provide reference and research consultations to economics faculty and students.
I also serve as the subject liaison to the Interdisciplinary Program in Organizational Studies.
I work at the reference desk at both the Shapiro and Hatcher Libraries, answer questions on Ask a Librarian, and as a UGL selector acquire books for the UGL on business, careers, economics, labor, psychology, organizational studies, communications, anthropology, gender studies, sociology, education, women's studies, performing arts, sociology, political science, law, information studies, and medicine.
I can be reached at my office in the Shapiro Library or by phone or email.
I have a B. A. in Business Administration and a Master of Librarianship (M. Libr.) both from the University of Washington.
Prior to becoming Economics Librarian and Coordinator, Shapiro Library Reference Services, I served as the head of University Reserves from 2000-2009 and as the Director of the Michigan Information Transfer Source from 1991-2000, both with the Univeristy Library. I was an adjunct instructor at the School of Information from 1993-1999 teaching two courses (Searching Online Databases and Starting and Operating an Information Brokerage). Before joining the University Library in 1991, I worked for seven years as a corporate librarian with AT&T and Crum & Forster Commercial Insurance Company.
In addition to the responsibliities listed above, I serve on several committees:
Chair, Librarians' Forum Board, 2013-2014
Convener, ACRL Undergraduate Librarians Discussion Group, 2012-
ERDM Workflow Team
General Reference and Popular Press eTeam (GR&PP)
Public Access Resources Committee (PARC)