|2018 - Present||Department Head, Georgia Southern University ‐ University Libraries|
|Present||Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University ‐ Collection Services Department|
|2015 - 2017||Interim Department Head, Collection and Resource Services, Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University|
|2009 - 2017||Coordinator of Cataloging and Metadata, Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University|
|2009 - 2015||Assistant Department Head, Collection and Resource Services, Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University|
|2001 - 2009||Catalog Librarian, Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University|
|1986 - 1991||M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina|
|1980 - 1983||Ed.S. in Educational Library Media, Georgia Southern College|
|1976 - 1978||M.Ed. in Educational Library Media, Georgia Southern College|
|1970 - 1973||B.A. in History, Georgia Southern College|
P.O. Box 8074
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5025
Office: Zach S. Henderson Library – Room 2220
Refereed Articles (14)
Shaping Expectations: Defining and Refining the Role of Technical Services in New Resource Rollouts The Serials Librarian (2017)
From trial to implementation, technical services staff play an important role in shaping awareness and expectations of new or updated electronic resources. With appropriate message control during the rollout process, technical services staff can positively ...
A Comparison of Searching Functionality of a Vu-Find Catalogue Implementation and the Traditional Catalogue Library Trends (2012)
As of spring semester 2010, Georgia Southern University began using a VuFind implementation as the default access to the library catalogue on the library Web page while maintaining a secondary link to the traditional Voyager ...
Selection and Cataloging for an Automated Retrieval Collection: Viewpoint of a Cataloger Journal of Access Services (2010)
In the summer of 2004, Georgia Southern University began a library construction project that was to last 4 years. An important aspect was the installation of an Automated Retrieval System (ARC) to house a substantial ...
Creating a Local Print Repository for State Consortium Online Purchases The Serials Librarian (2008)
A group of eleven public university libraries, comprising the Council of State University Libraries consortium, created an experimental archive to retain one print copy of online journals for use of consortium members. The article addresses ...
Library Tools for Connecting with the Curriculum: How to Create a Professional Development Workshop for Teaching Faculty Georgia Library Quarterly (2007)
The article focuses on ways taken by librarians in linking library tools with the faculty curriculum in Georgia. It states that librarians Sonya Shepherd, Debra Skinner and Bob Fernekes from Zach S. Henderson Library have ...
Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop North American Serials Interest Group Newsletter (2004)
The preconference program, Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop, is part of the Serials Cooperative Training Program, or SCCTP. The workshop was both prepared and presented by Steven Miller, Head of the Monographs Department at the University ...
North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Conference-Highlights Library Hi Tech News (2004)
Reports on the major themes – linking electronic resources; electronic resources management; and accurate statistics management ‐ of the 2004 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Conference, "Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great Visions on a ...
Serials Standards: Envisioning a Solution to the Online Serials Management Mess North American Serials Interest Group Newsletter (2004)
This tactics session began with Ted Fons presenting background information regarding progress of the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party, or JWP, related to the development of standards for exchanging data for online serials. The problem with ...
There Is No Forest, We're Only Hugging the Trees: Nontraditional Ways of Acquiring, Providing Access and Managing Serials The Serials Librarian (2004)
The whole serials industry has been in a state of transition from print production and management to the electronic dissemination of information for about ten years now. We are no closer, however, to having a ...
There Is No Forest, We're Only Hugging the Trees: Nontraditional Ways of Acquiring, Providing Access and Managing Serials North American Serials Interest Group Newsletter (2003)
In a lively session that retained audience interest until the very end of the conference, five panelists presented a variety of viewpoints regarding the current state of serials as well as what is in store ...
Refereed Conference and Workshop Presentations (38)
Bridging the Gap: Providing a Marketing and Support Framework for Institutional Repository Services North American Serials Interest Group Annual Conference (NASIG) (2018)
Institutional Repositories require continuous promotion and support to attract and retain campus collections. However, balancing promotion with a clear representation of repository offerings, policies, and procedures is challenging, especially for institutions that rely on public ...
Demand Driven Acquisitions and Alma (Acquisitions/Serials) GIL Users Group Meeting (GUGM) (2018)
Presents workflow established at Georgia Southern University for using "demand driven" acquisition as the primary means of collection development for both print and electronic materials. The emphasis is on using Alma and the Primo Gil ...
Books on Demand: A New(er) Look to Print Monograph Acquisitions Charleston Library Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition (2017)
How do you respond to increasing library materials cost? Do you still provide enough, less, or more print books? How do you sustain access to library resources? In the past few years, Zach S. Henderson ...
Game, Set, Match: Conquer Your Library’s Content Management Needs with LibGuides CMS Georgia Libraries Conference (GLC) (2017)
With the ability to create uniquely branded groups of guides limited to specific content creators and audiences, LibGuides CMS significantly expands the flexibility of the LibGuides platform to support libraries’ content management needs. During this ...
GIL Cooperative Libraries: Cataloging in the Zone Georgia Council of Media Organization Annual Conference (GaCOMO) (2016)
Alma and Primo form the new shared library system for the University System of Georgia! We hope you have gotten training provided by ExLibris, but why reinvent the wheel? Come to this preconference to discover ...
E-Team Workflow: A Case Study in Improving Electronic Access Troubleshooting American Library Association Annual Conference (ALA) (2016)
This presentation will discuss a case study of revised workflows to improve Electronic Access Troubleshooting using a team approach in the Collection & Resources Department at Georgia Southern University. The e-Team was established first using ...
Shaping Expectations: Defining and Refining the Role of Technical Services in New Resource Rollouts North American Serials Interest Group Annual Conference (NASIG) (2016)
From trial to implementation, technical services staff play an important role in shaping awareness of, and expectations for, new resources. Internally, technical services staff provide information and instruction to public services staff. Externally, they influence ...
Growing GKR: Increasing the Undergraduate Research Component Georgia Council of Media Organization Annual Conference (GaCOMO) (2015)
The Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR), an initiative of GALILEO, is a central repository that contains academic and intellectual works produced by Georgia colleges and universities. Established in 2013 and comprised of over 100,000 item records, ...
A Fruitful Collaboration: Offering More than Faculty Profiles Georgia Council of Media Organization Annual Conference (GaCOMO) (2015)
The institutional repository Digital Commons@Georgia Southern launched in Fall 2013. Faculty immediately began to utilize the services including journals/conferences sites and SelectedWorks faculty profiles. The repository also sparked an unexpected success: collaboration between the Zach ...
We Came, We Saw, We Conferenced: Capturing and Sharing Campus Events at Georgia Southern bepress Special Collections Webinar (2015)
Your campus may be regularly hosting conferences and other events; what happens to the valuable scholarship presented over the course of the event? And do the conference organizers at your institution have an efficient and ...