I am the Research Librarian for the College of The Arts (CoTA) at the University of South Florida. I have been a science librarian during most of my career and when the need arose for an arts librarian, I enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to explore this new endeavor. I work with faculty and students dedicated to the visual and performing arts. As a collection developer I assess and develop print and non-print collections in Architecture, Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Theatre and Dance. As a Charleston Conference Director I have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to develop and organize the annual conference program as well as create programs of interest for the library and publishing communities. Current research and creative interests include marketing your library, collection development and the use of electronic resources.
Articles & Reviews
Understanding the 21st Century Research Landscape: Emerging Trends and Needs Within and Across Disciplines (with Mike Diaz, Corey Seeman, and Dennis Brunning), Charleston Library Conference (2013)
Who Do We Trust? The Meaning of Brand in Scholarly Publishing and Academic Librarianship (with Anthony Watkinson, Kent Anderson, Dean Smith, Hazel Woodward, and Allen Renear), Charleston Library Conference (2013)
Research Rescue: The USF Tampa Library Enhances Library Instruction, Florida Libraries (2012)
What the heart remembers: The women and children of Darfur (with Barbara Lewis), Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America (2012)
In 2009, the University of South Florida (USF) Libraries received from the organization Waging Peace...
Evaluating Databases for Acquisition and Collection Development, Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions (2006)
Presentations & Webinars
Click & Zoom: The Next Generation of Information Literacy Tutorials (with Adonis Amparo), ACRL 2013 (2013)
Information Literacy presented via tutorials, freeware and video.
A Conversation with Technical Services Librarians and Publishers: A Workshop on Process Enhancement (Invited), Charleston Conference 2012 (2012)
Discover EDS: Tales of Implementation and Use, Charleston Conference Procedings 2012 (2012)
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: How to Begin the Literature Review (with Susan Ariew), University of South Florida (2012)