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As Social Work Librarian I collect and maintain appropriate, up to date material covering the subjects of social work and disability studies. I act as a liaison to the University of Michigan School of Social Work, helping researchers and instructors find and use the best resources for their work. In addition I answer reference questions through personal research consultations, by answering email requests and via online chat reference.
I have worked at the University of Michigan Library for over ten years, starting at the Social Work Library, then moving into several different positions in both the Graduate and Undergraduate Libraries. I have worked in the Government Documents Center, Spatial and Numeric Data, now incorporated within the Clark Library. I have also served as the Interim Women's Studies Subject Specialist at Hatcher Graduate Library and helped with reference and library instruction at Shapiro Undergraduate Library. I have a master's degree from the UM School of Information, and a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan.