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Born in New Orleans, I am the youngest of five. My father was in Civilan Personnel with the Air Force and so I lived a bit of the Military lifestyle, moving from the Gulf Coast to Wiesbaden, Germany to Georgia to Virginia.
I received my B.A. In English, with a Minor in Philosophy at the University of Virginia and my MLS at the University of Maryland.
I joined the Library as the Head of Monograph Acquisitions in October 2005.
Prior to moving to Michigan I was the College Librarian at Rappahannock Community College in Virginia. During that time I served as the Community College representative to VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Before that, that I served as the Electronic Reference Service Coordinator at The Library of Virginia, the State Library in Richmond. Earlier experiences include Electronic Resources and Adult Services at the Williamsburg Public Library (VA) and Assistant Branch Librarian at the Riverside Branch of the New York Public Library.
The Acquisitions Section is responsible for placing orders of all types, in any format; receiving physical items and arriving and activating new electronic resources. Staff also copy catalog on receipt, and claim un-received materials for all categories of print (tangible) including monographs, serials, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, and micro-form as well as trouble-shooting minor activation problems with newly acquired e-resources.
There are two units - Orders, and Arrivals & Activations. In Fiscal Year 2017 we placed over 40,000 orders, received over 36,000 serials, received over 53,000 tangible items and arrived and activated over 600 e-books.
The Section also includes a Serials Specialist, and a Resource Licensing & Management Librarian.