|Present||Head of Information Resources Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|2012 - 2015||Head of Acquisitions, Tulane University ‐ Howard-Tilton Memorial Library|
|2002 - 2012||Head Librarian, Southwest Research Institute ‐ Thomas Baker Slick Memorial Library|
|2002||MLIS, University of Texas ‐ School of Information|
|1988||BA, Webster University|
Collections Strategies (11)
Data Analysis for Collection Management BLC Expanding Knowledge Webinar Series (2018)
This presentation provides information on the current collections data analysis environment in most libraries, or the lack thereof. Libraries spend millions of dollars each year on resources, and data analysis is an essential tool in ...
EAST: Leveraging Monograph Commitments BLC EAST Member Meeting (2017)
The Eastern Academic Scholar's Trust (EAST) was established by the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) as a shared print collection for academic and research libraries primarily based in the Eastern United States. EAST is focused on ...
Rethinking Collections BLC Leads UMass Amherst Site Visit (2017)
This presentation was an overview of how the UMass libraries are rethinking collections around new models, including those that MIT detailed in their Future of Libraries Report (2017) and further developing recommendations from the UMass ...
Shared Analysis Tools for Print Retention Programs ALA Annual Conference (2017)
Shared print retention programs are faced with the challenge of managing large data sets and creating data visualizations for analysis and retention models. This panel will discuss tools used by 4 shared print retention programs ...
Collection Analysis & Assessment Guidelines (2017)
Responsible collection stewardship includes regular assessment of collection resources. This assessment should include, at a minimum, data from the following: academics & enrollment, acquisitions, circulation, interlibrary loan, and usage statistics. Collections-related data are currently collected ...
Collection Policies (4)
Disaster Recovery (2)
Soggy Situations: Recovering Wet Materials Charleston Conference (2014)
The Tulane University Libraries suffered devastating losses as a result of flooding after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Almost ten years later, construction began to add new floors onto the main library building and return replaced ...
Technical Services (7)
Creative Solutions to Technical Services Staffing: Challenges in an Academic Library Technical Services: Adapting to the Changing Environment (2018)
This book chapter discusses staffing challenges faced by the Information Resources Management (IRM) Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries and how we solved them. In 2014, the IRM Workflow Review Task Force released ...
Technology & Systems (5)
FOLIO Early Adopters Panel ALA Annual Conference (2018)
Early adopters of the FOLIO platform discuss their decision to implement the open source library services platform. UMass Amherst provides details about the initial exploration, consortia negotiations, plans for implementation, how they will collaborate, what ...