|"Got code? Computers, programming, and coding librarians." Invited presentation at Reach, Discover, Act: The 2014 Ohio Library Council Technical Services Retreat, Lewis Center, OH, April 21, 2014.|
|"What a batch: tips on loading and editing records with Carrie Preston and Terry Reese." Invited presentation at Reach, Discover, Act: The 2014 Ohio Library Council Technical Services Retreat, Lewis Center, OH, April 21, 2014.|
|"Ohio University Libraries technology vision." March 26, 2013.||"Batch record loading and management." Invited presentation at The Real Transformers: How E-Resources Are Shaping Technical Services, Kent, OH, November 30, 2012.|
|"Cooperative e-book cataloging in the OhioLINK Library Consortium." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 49(4), 2011, 257-276. Paper also presented at Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2011 Annual Conference, Oxford, Ohio, May 16, 2011.|
|"Transforming data, maintaining service: migrating a non-Innovative library catalog into an existing Millennium system." Presentation at Innovative Users Group 2011 Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2011.|
|"Blogs, wikis and Innovative software: redux." Presentation at Innovative Users Group 2010 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 19, 2010.|
|"You, too, can use OCLC macros." Presentation at Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group 2009 Annual Conference, Akron, OH, Sep. 25, 2009.|
|"Blogs, wikis and Innovative software." Presentation at Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group 2008 Annual Conference, Dublin, OH, Sep. 19, 2008.|
|"Wiki what? documenting cataloging processes in wiki format." Presentation (with Diana Nichols) at Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2008 Annual Conference, Dayton, OH, May 14-16, 2008.|
|"High-speed cataloging without sacrificing subject access or authority control: a case study." In K. R. Roberto (Ed.), Radical cataloging: Essays at the front.|
|"Macros and other automation tools: why you can't afford not to use them." Presentation at Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2007 Annual Conference, Bowling Green, KY, May 16-18, 2007.|
|"Five years of electronic resources cataloging at Ohio University Libraries." Presentation at Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2006 Annual Conference, Bloomington, IN, May 10-12, 2006.|
|"Dynamic cataloging: Adjusting to new resources and new expectations for catalogers." Presentation at Academic Library Association of Ohio 31st Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 4, 2005.|
Head of Web ServicesMay 2013-present
Interim Head of Web Services2012-April 2013
Ohio University Libraries, Athens, OH
Manage the Library Web Services Department, including supervision of the Libraries' computer programmer/ webmaster and technical support staff; and oversight over the Libraries' web presence and staff and public computers, printers, software and equipment. Collaborate with library administrators to identify, develop and maintain web and technology services. Act as a liaison between the Libraries and the university's Office of Information Technology.Manage the Library Web Services Department, including supervision of the Libraries' computer programmer/ webmaster and technical support staff; and oversight over the Libraries' web presence and staff and public computers, printers, software and equipment. Collaborate with library administrators to identify, develop and maintain web and technology services. Act as a liaison between the Libraries and the university's Office of Information Technology.
Manage the Libraries' Innovative Sierra integrated library system. Participate in the development and management of a variety of other library web services including the EBSCO Discovery Service discovery layer, EBSCO LinkSource OpenURL resolver, WordPress-based library web site, and EZproxy remote access server.
Represent Ohio University Libraries on OhioLINK library consortium committees devoted to information technology, ILS management, technical services, and related issues. Participate in statewide projects and task forces.
Continuing Resource/Database Maintenance Librarian2007-2012
Head, Serials & Non-Print Cataloging2004-2007
Electronic Resources Cataloger2001-2004
Ohio University Libraries, Athens, OH
Managed the representation of electronic books, journals, and other online resources in the library's catalog by using batch processing techniques to efficiently create, transform, and manage large quantities of bibliographic data. Cataloged materials in a variety of formats, especially online resources and serials. Supervised select professional and support staff within the Cataloging & Processing department. Coordinated cataloging and database maintenance projects with a variety of staff throughout the Libraries.
Managed the Libraries' Innovative Millennium integrated library system and OpenURL resolver. Participated in the development and management of various other library web services.
Represented Ohio University Libraries on OhioLINK library consortium committees devoted to technical services, ILS management and information technology. Participated in numerous statewide projects.
2001-2008: Served as selector for psychology materials and library liaison to faculty in the Department of Psychology, including limited reference and instruction duties.
Internet Public Library, then managed by University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI
Reference Department, Shapiro Undergraduate Library, University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, MI
Monograph Cataloging Production, University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, MI
Turfgrass Information Center, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI
Cataloging Department, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI
Co-representative for Ohio University, Coalition for Networked Information
Representative for Ohio University, OhioLINK Lead Implementers Committee
2013/15 Chairperson and 2014 Conference Organizer, Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (an organization encompassing Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky)
Functional Experts Committee, Innovative Users Group, 2009-2013; Lead Functional Expert, System Functionality, 2012/13
Co-Chair, OhioLINK OpenURL Resolver Task Force (2012/13)
Co-Chair, OhioLINK Cataloging Electronic Resources in the Future Task Force (2012)
Appointee, OhioLINK Discovery Layer Advisory Committee (2013)
Active member, OhioLINK Database Management and Standards Committee (2004-2013); lead or significant participant in several of the Committee's cooperative cataloging projects
Master of Science in Information, Library and Information Services
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Independent Coursework and Certifications
- Certificate in Back-End Web Development, O'Reilly School of Technology, 2015 (18 CEU equivalent)
- Three-course sequence in PHP and SQL, O'Reilly School of Technology, 2014-15 (18 CEU equivalent)
- Three-course sequence in Linux Systems Administration, O'Reilly School of Technology, 2014-2015 (18 CEU equivalent)
- Triangle Research Libraries Network Management Academy, 2013
- Association of Research Libraries Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager, 2011
- Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) certified via Ohio NACO Funnel, 2011
- Load Profiling, Innovative Interfaces, 2006
Enthusiasm for learning new technologies and ability to quickly develop working knowledge of new software applications and web services.
Experience managing projects, teams and task forces in a variety of contexts. Experience acting as a liaison among a variety of stakeholders, including excellent written communication skills.
Extensive experience managing Innovative Interfaces' Sierra and Millennium integrated library systems. Experience with a variety of other commonly used library software and web services including EBSCO, Serials Solutions, OCLC, and Springshare products.
Extensive experience in original and complex cataloging in a variety of formats, especially electronic, serial, and non-print resources. Experience in a variety of other core library activities including collection development, reference and instruction.
Extensive experience in using batch processing techniques to efficiently create, transform, and manage bibliographic data. Expertise in tools such as MarcEdit, OCLC Macro Language, and Innovative Interfaces load profiling and global update techniques.