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About Lesley L'Amoureux Rice Montgomery

Work Bio
Employed at Western Kentucky University since January 1999, at WKU Libraries working as a Library Assistant, January 2013 – August 2014, and have been in my current position since September 2014
  • Work as a Senior Catalog Assistant at Western Kentucky University Libraries, reporting to the Coordinator of Bibliographic Access and Training within the Department of Library Technical Services;
  • Use OCLC Connexion and Ex Libris' library management service to update bibliographic metadata on a full-time basis;
  • Search the integrated library system to catalog DLC and member records and add copies and volumes to the WKU online library catalog;
  • Apply Library of Congress classifications and use local library procedures and policies to perform complex copy cataloging;
  • Appropriately correct bibliographic records, update holdings and item records, and work on special cataloging projects; and
  • Assist with cataloging and with two reference shifts at the Research Assistance Desk, Kentucky Library Research Collections, Department of Library Special Collections, WKU Libraries.

Special Activities
Conceived of, researched and helped assemble a books and toys exhibit with co-curator Associate Professor Sue Lynn McDaniel at the Kentucky Building.  This special holiday showcase, put on public view in the Western Room of the Kentucky Museum from November 13 through  December 11, 2015, featured Johnny Gruelle’s Raggedy Ann series and other children’s books written and beautifully illustrated in the 1920s by the famous American author.  The co-curators’ personal Raggedy Ann dolls and Johnny Gruelle’s storybooks commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Raggedy Ann doll’s “birthday,” the patent having been obtained by Mr. Gruelle in September 1915.  (All displayed books currently are held by the Department of Library Special Collections and are available for patrons to enjoy at the Kentucky Library Research Collections’ Harrison-Baird Reading Room.)


January 1999 - Present Senior Catalog Assistant, Western Kentucky University

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