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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, sociology, education, 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.
Collections Workflow Team
General Reference and Popular Press eTeam (GR&PP)
Public Access Resources Committee (PARC)